Tag Archives: cars and car spotting

the sky crane and the bus

Helicopters are cool, and Soviet military aircraft are cool, and sky cranes are cool, so a Mil Mi-10 Soviet military sky crane is by definition very cool indeed.  Plus, I like buses and this Mi-10 is getting ready to carry … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture, other stuff | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

farewell to top gear

Unless you have been living under a rock with no internet connection, have no interest in cars or British TV shows, or all three, it won’t be news to you that Jeremy Clarkson has been fired from Top Gear,  that … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

spicy hungarian brushpile limousine

Spicy Hungarian brushpile limousine.  There’s a zesty group of English words.  And it’s so much more interesting than saying “here are two photographs I took recently with my Polaroid Cube toy camera”. Someday I’m going to have to explore my … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

a japanese scarf and an alfa romeo

The Japanese scarf (more properly, the furoshiki) went to the Auto Show this year.  It had numerous adventures you will see later, but the high point of its visit was being photographed elegantly posed with a 1951 Alfetta in the … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

auto show: the twins

Among the cars I was most interested in seeing at this year’s Auto Show are this pair of twins: the Fiat 500 X and the Jeep Renegade.  These are definitely fraternal twins: they share a substantial family legacy in the … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

auto show notebook

It was a close call; we had to wait until the last possible day, but yes, we made it to the Chicago Auto Show this year.  You’ll have to wait a bit to see a few selections from the more … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

tumblr sunday on monday: evolution in silhouette

Because it’s Auto Show Week,  because we love cars and we love images and we love art and we love history and we love trivia, here is a gorgeous artistic image of cars that is also a clever infographic.  Yep, … Continue reading

Posted in other stuff | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

automotive cryptid questions

Q) How can you tell when a sasquatch has been driving your car? A) The seat is pushed all the way back and the rear view mirrors are pointed more or less straight up. Q) How do you know it … Continue reading

Posted in other stuff | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

the world arranges itself in a tasteful manner

Isn’t it nice when the world arranges itself in a tasteful, color coordinated composition for your own personal convenience?  (This image harks back to the halcyon days of late last week when there wasn’t two feet of snow all over … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture | Tagged , | Leave a comment

a poem i wrote in my car

I wrote a poem in my car/ and posted it to my blog/ from my phone. Hey, don’t honk at me. I am making a left turn. Excuse me for yielding To oncoming traffic. This is the second draft./ The … Continue reading

Posted in art and culture | Tagged , | 2 Comments