Thursday, May 28, 2009

NWO




Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2010 HHR Complete Guide: SS turbo lives!




06 HHR
QB5

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with full bolt-on wheel covers



NZ6

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) fascia spoke, painted Sterling Silver



P23
Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech cast aluminum


PZ4

Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) forged, high-polished aluminum



P08

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) fascia spoke bright chrome

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hunter S. Thompson is the enemy

Apparently.


This is the enemy.
Creator (Artist):
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Publisher Name:R. Hoe & Company
Place of Publication:New York, N.Y.
Original Creation Date:[1943?]
Description:Stylized caricature of a scowling German soldier. There is a swastika on his cap. He wears a monocle in one eye; in the monocle is a reflection of a person hanging on a gallows.
Note:Joint artists Karl Koehler and Victor Ancona.

"Winner R. Hoe & Co., Inc. Award - National War Poster Competition. Held under auspices of Artists for Victory, Inc., Council for Democracy, Museum of Modern Art."

All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap!

Description:Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it.
Note:"Litho. in U. S. A."

"Form 1S5269RE"

Based on the printer's mark and RCA flag in the image, this poster was most likely produced by RCA as part of its production incentive campaign. 

E-mailed RCA and its parent company Thomson requesting referral to librarian, but did not receive appropriate response. 5/11/04 

Other posters by Alexander are listed at DB#799 & 800.

Not found in library catalogs or indexes as of 5/28/2004.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The more we sweat, the less our boys bleed.




Original Creation Date:1942
Description:A smiling man wipes sweat from his neck. He wears goggles on his forehead and cap on his head. Heavy machinery or parts can be seen in the background.
Note:"Reproduced by Courtesy of Crane Co."

"Copyright 1942-The Sheldon-Claire Co. 520 North Michigan Ave. Chicago" 

"Lithographed in U. S. A." 

Union stamp at lower right corner: "S. A. No 7 Union LIP & BA Label Milwaukee Registered Shop 9" [Lithographers' International Protective and Beneficial Association]

"Form No. 12"

The Sheldon-Claire Company was a Chicago advertising agency. See http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory6.htm

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Cadillac DTS hearses & limos of 2010: Complete guide



AVAILABLE MODELS
(B9Q) Funeral Coach (6KH69)
(V4U) Coachbuilder Limousine (6KJ69)
(W20) DTS Livery Package (6KD69)

Hummer lives for 2010: Alt-fuel H2 SUT complete guide




QA3

Wheels, 5 - 17" x 8.5" (43.2 cm x 21.6 cm) aluminum
Q9W

Wheels, 5 - 17" x 8.5" (43.2 cm x 21.6 cm) polished aluminum
P35

Wheels, 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) chrome


2010 Cherolet Malibu complete ordering guide




P22

Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke
N75

Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech aluminum
NW2

Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 10-spoke, bright finish aluminum
NW5

Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke, bright finish aluminum

Deliver us from Evil

Original Creation Date:1943
Description:Black & white photo of the head and shoulders of a sad-looking young girl surrounded by smoke or clouds. The photo is centered on a white swastika. Text on poster is in white and blue.
Note:The phrase "deliver us from evil" is a scriptural quote from the Bible, Matthew 6:13, commonly known as a portion of "The Lord's Prayer".

"Official U.S. Treasury Poster"

"WSS 808"

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1943-O-523825"

Artist information is from "The Camera and the Poster: A Discussion by Matlack Price of the Photographic Entries in the National War Poster Competition", in the January 1942 issue of American Artist.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Christie's returns to the car auction biz

This is going to run at work on Friday (the link will not be active until then), but that's a long time to wait for a blog post, especially one it took me all freaking day to assemble. As no one reads this, I can post it here and at least have the satisfaction of seeing it myself.

HAM, GEO (GEORGES HAMEL 1900-1972)   M.C.F.   lithograph in colours, printed by Max Courteau, Paris, condition A-; not backed  16 x 12in. (40 x 30cm.)HAM, GEO (GEORGES HAMEL 1900-1972) M.C.F. (Motor Club de France--ed) lithograph in colours, printed by Max Courteau, Paris, condition A-; not backed 16 x 12in. (40 x 30cm.)


At their May 20 South Kensington sale next week, Christie's is featuring period posters, with dozens of iconic racing and advertising images. These are not from the age of Jimmy's Photoshopped Corvette Posters--these are serious works of art, some closing in on a century old and priced as such.


BELIGOND, MICHEL (1927-1973)   24H DU MANS, 1959   lithograph in colours, 1959, printed by Thivillier, condition A-; backed on linen  22 x 16in. (56 x 40cm.) BELIGOND, MICHEL (1927-1973) 24H DU MANS, 1959 lithograph in colours, 1959, printed by Thivillier, condition A-; backed on linen 22 x 16in. (56 x 40cm.)


Christie's sale is not as comprehensive as l'art et l'automobile's, but it is highly selective, and the images on these posters are more than timeless--they're part of the fabric of car culture. And also, they look incredibly cool. Too bad they'll never hang in any garage of mine. Click through for a gallery of some of the standouts.

The American Automobile Factory Map project

As part of a story I'm working on, I put the Staver factory in Chicago on a Google map. Since then, I've added another few dozen factory locations, and am launching it as an open map project, since I couldn't find anyone else who had done such a thing. Collaborators are welcome.



View
American automobile plants in a larger map

Monday, May 11, 2009

2010 Corvette: The Wheels

I thought I'd break out the wheel designs for the 2010 Corvette. The (QG7) 5-spoke, forged polished aluminum wheels are gone for 2010; the (PYD) Grand Sport Competition Gray and  (PYE) Grand Sport Chrome wheels are new.


QG6

Wheels, 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum, 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm), front and 19" x 10.0 " (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm), rear
Q9V

Wheels, 5-spoke, forged chrome aluminum, 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm) front and 19" x 10.0 " (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) rear
QX1

Wheels, 5-split spoke, Competition Gray-painted aluminum, 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm) front and 19" x 10.0 " (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) rear

PYC

Wheels, Grand Sport Silver painted aluminum, 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
PYD

Wheels, Grand Sport Competition Gray-painted aluminum, 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
PYE

Wheels, Grand Sport chrome aluminum, 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
Q10

Wheels, spider design, Z06 Silver-painted aluminum, 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
Q6A

Wheels, ZR1 sterling silver painted aluminum, 19" x 10" (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) front and 20" x 12" (50.8 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
Q44

Wheels, spider design, Z06 Competition Gray-painted aluminum, 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear

Q8A

Wheels, spider design, Z06 chrome aluminum, 18" x 9.5" (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) front and 19" x 12" (48.3 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
Q6J

Wheels, ZR1 Competition Gray aluminum, 19" x 10" (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) front and 20" x 12" (50.8 cm x 30.48 cm) rear
Q6B

Wheels, ZR1 chrome aluminum, 19" x 10" (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm) front and 20" x 12" (50.8 cm x 30.48 cm) rear

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

2010 Impala Police package COMPLETE GUIDE

Want to know what you're up against? Here's the complete 2010 Impala Police package.

2010 Impala Police Package

2010 Corvette complete guide REVEALED

Finally! The complete first revision of the 2010 Corvette guide. Includes:
Z16 Performance Package
Z52 Performance Package
MN6 Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw, NEW! includes launch control, specific gearing and quicker ratios
Three engines: LS3 LS7 LS9 And LOTS more

Wednesday, May 6, 2009