Mark Gregory

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  1. This looks like a 1930's Reo Flying Cloud pickup truck. We know about Speedwagons but are not sure about this Flying Cloud pickup. I asked two Reo owners with quite a bit of knowledge about the Marque but both are unsure of the answer.
  2. I guess those Land Trains were not so good for the Permafrost. A controversy also developed between the United States and Canada over the cleanup of deactivated Canadian DEW Line sites. The cleanup is now underway, site by site.[18] In assessing the cleanup, new research suggests that off-road vehicles damaged vegetation and organic matter, resulting in the melting of the permafrost, a key component to the hydrological systems of the areas.[19] The DEW Line has also been linked to depleted fish stocks and carelessness in agitating local animals such as the caribou, as well as non-seasonal hunting. These aspects are claimed to have had a devastating impact on the local native subsistence economies and environment.[19]
  3. Live and let drive! Bond fans snap up Aston Martin’s new £3.3m replica Goldfinger DB5 complete with machine guns, smoke screens and bullet-proof shields (but it's too DANGEROUS to drive it on the road) The Aston Martin DB5 was first driven by Sean Connery's James Bond in the 1964 movie Goldfinger As well as Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig have also used the DB5 in James Bond movies EON Productions, the firm behind the Bond franchise are using their special effects people to work on the job The first cars should be delivered to their owners later this year though they cannot be driven on the road Aston Martin is creating a replica of one of its most iconic cars for James Bond fans, though the replica DB5s will not be road legal and will have a price tag of £3.3 million. On the surface, the cars will look exactly like those driven by Sean Connery in 1964's Goldfinger. The interior copies the film car, with a range of buttons and gadgets, although the ejector seat and nail spreader have been disabled. Also, the machine guns are also only for show, although they will light up and make noise. All of the gadgets can be controlled from inside the cabin or by remote control. Aston Martin are building 25 of the special editions in their factory in Newport Pagnell. All 25 of the special cars has already been sold and should be delivered to their owners later this year. However, at £3.3million, the car is cheaper than one of the original models used in the 1964 movie. Last year, an original car used in Goldfinger sold for a record £5.3million. Aston Martin has been working in collaboration with the EON Productions to develop the car. The DB5 was an upgraded version of the previous DB4. It was unveiled at the 1963 Earls Court Motor Show to wide acclaim. The addition of a four-litre straight six engine with three SU carburetors increased power by 42bhp. Chris Corbould, the Oscar-winning special effects supervisor for the James Bond movies, is responsible for creating the gadgets onboard the cars. These include the famous revolving number plates and self defence mechanisms.
  4. The Incredible Story of the US Army's Earth-Shaking, Off-Road Land Trains
  5. Turtle smashes into car's windshield and nearly decapitates passenger in 'freak accident' on Georgia freeway Latonya Lark told WSAV-TV she was driving in Savannah this month when she saw an object that looked like a brick quickly approaching her car Her brother, Kevin Grant, was in the passenger seat and shielded his face as the animal collided with the windshield and sent shards of glass flying toward him He was left with only small cuts, he told the station The turtle was taken to a local animal hospital but died
  6. Here are some comments from a Thread I had started in January if it helps.
  7. So if I have my numbers correct and thanks to a Member who sent me the Retail value of the stands. 450,000 6 ton stands X $50. = $22,500,000. 1.3 million 3 ton stands X $25. = $32,500,000. Total $55,000,000. Someone must have got a Bonus for this. Like I said above " I heard a sarcastic saying it is cheaper to do it twice when someone did a poor job and had to redo it again on a Construction site. "
  8. I heard a sarcastic saying it is cheaper to do it twice when someone did a poor job on a Construction site. How much did it cost for the Original product, Shipping and Handling to reimburse the Purchaser. Can anyone do a ball park calculation on the cost of this recall as I live in Canada and the stores are not up here. We have Princess Auto up here. An American manufacturer probably lost sales to this Product resulting in a Plant closure. Thanks for posting this Greg. 450,000 6 ton stands. 1.3 million 3 ton stands.
  9. Japanese researchers unveil an INFLATABLE e-bike that weighs 12 pounds and can be folded so it fits inside a backpack A team from the University of Tokyo developed a new twist on the electric bike Nicknamed Poimo, the e-bike is built around an inflatable frame It can be inflated in around a minute and folded down again after use to fit in a backpack, making it useful for what the team calls 'one-mile mobility' The researchers hope Poimo could one day be a commercial product after continued development
  10. My brother is thinking of buying a USED Camper home or Class B motorhome. I have heard stories of certain engines that cost thousands to rebuild. So what is a good brand of Camper or good motor Mercedes ? Here is a description of what he is looking for. Also called camper vans or conversion vans, Class B motorhomes are an engineering marvel! Kitchens, washrooms with showers and they sleep up to four people; all in a slightly stretched full-size van with a raised roof. A Class B Motorhome is easy to drive, fits in a normal parking space, is easy on fuel, and can be used as a second vehicle.
  11. Beautiful car when you look at what the car was like when he started his restoration. He should be give an award for that alone.
  12. UK car sales collapse to lowest level since 1946 with just 4,000 sold in April compared to 161,000 last year - as industry suffers 'disastrous but not unexpected' 97% slump in lockdown Roughly 4,000 new cars were registered in April compared with 161,000 in 2019 Demand for new cars fell by around 97% last month amid coronavirus lockdown The preliminary figures come from Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders