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#161 hotrod59f100

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:16 PM

Tom is that 59-60 ford pu yours? I love them ol truks

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

This is too good to let die. Here's some pics from my last two trips to eastern and western Nevada, and into northern California.

The first from a tiny town called Newcastle on I80 between Sacramento and Reno. This is in front of a gas station/garage owned for decades by a man named Al machado. My mother went to school with Al back in the 1920s and 1930s. When we would drive up that old Highway 40 we'd stop in at "Machado's" for gas or water or repairs. That was in the 1950's. Al passed away some years ago and the garage looked pretty delapidated, but apparently someone has fixed it up a bit and parked his cars there:

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These next two are at a tiny old Pony Express station called Middlegate which sits at the intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy 361, about 50 miles east of Fallon, NV.

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From Goldfield, NV..a barely alive but once thriving gold mining town a couple hundred miles from any city of consequence:

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From a tiny "town" called Ursine, about 20+ miles east of Pioche, NV in the Eagle valley:

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And, from the old mining town and seat of Lincoln County, Pioche, NV. In a long-closed garage waiting for one more call up:

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#163 deja-view

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:29 PM

Just as a reference to the last pic of the tow truck, this is the building next to the "tow" garage. Don't let the new signs fool you. None of them are going anywhere:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

A little something I found just outside Kenosha.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

Great tank, Wayne. Is that a Walker?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:34 AM

Bishop Ca.
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This was set up giving rides at a K-Mart in Phoenix a few years ago.

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Somewhere south of Lake Tahoe.

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This was parked behind my truck at a motel in Kansas

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In the parking lot at a tractor show in Buckeye AZ.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:06 AM

Ken, that's an M60A1 Patton as used by the Marine Corps. These were used for the last time in Gulf war 1. The marched on in the reserves for another 5 years or so.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

A couple years ago while driving back roads in Utah I came around a corner and was greeted by this Diner...

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Seems that is was purchased at auction and moved here from Rhode Island. The Diner has an incredible history, having been built for and shown at the '39 NY Worlds Fair. Size is 16' x 60'. You can read all about it here


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See all the pics here or a slideshow here and if you're ready to build your own here's a plan...


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:47 AM

And I'll betcha they they great burgers and crinkle cut fries.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

And I'll betcha they they great burgers and crinkle cut fries.

Unfortunately the food wasn't great, they don't get good reviews but the Diner is a visual treat.

Now if the owner would match the food quality to the Million Dollar restoration of the Diner he would draw people from great distances!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:06 PM

Darn it. Well, I won't going all the to Utah for a not so good burger.

#172 Sam Cates

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:07 PM

Here are a few I shot while camping last August. This is all part of an under construction out door museum in Molson, WA. They also have a museum set up in the old school building down the highway. They are still organizing things and trying to get more local stuff onto the property.

This is the Molson bank, it IS the original building, complete with teller stations, a walk it safe and all the tech of the time.
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These are just a couple shots of the NUMEROUS farm implements that are scattered throughout the area
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I am not sure exactly what this does, but it looks vicious, it has a gas engine inside the spiked wheel to drive it.
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One if the original signs that used to be set up this side of the US/Canada border
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This is an abandoned home about a quarter mile from the museum on one of the back roads
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I will dig up more, I have TONS.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

Ken, that's an M60A1 Patton as used by the Marine Corps. These were used for the last time in Gulf war 1. The marched on in the reserves for another 5 years or so.

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Ah, yes. I should have noticed the barrel was different. I had a flatbed (lowboy) pass me opposite direction on 95 just south of Tonopah with a M1A1 on it. Those babies are WIDE.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:54 PM

Looks like a steam tractor, Sam. Really cool! Great old house, too, Sam. Here's what was next to that flatbed out east of Pioche. That little bit of light in the upstairs window is the holes in the roof.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:04 PM

And same parking lot:
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Inside:
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Another outside view:
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Dr cranky, you should enjoy those three.


Is it just me, or do these pictures look fake? They look like CGI.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:14 PM

Is it just me, or do these pictures look fake? They look like CGI.


Here's some without the software treatment...


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:25 PM

Oh, thanks. What program does that?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

Oh, thanks. What program does that?


Ask the photographer what he used - there are numerous programs out there - I was just showing you what it looked like before manipulation.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

Is it just me, or do these pictures look fake? They look like CGI.


I used Photomatix HDR.

It really needs to be redone as there shouldn't be that slight halo around it.

I really love how it brings out the texture of the rust.

Here is an example I am really happy with and that has had over 1000 people have a look.

http://www.redbubble...-owner-46-chevy

Any questions, please ask.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:08 PM

Still loving this thread.
It's always been my dream to cruise the country roads of America in some appropriate ride but visiting family in NY/NJ once in a blue moon seems to be as far as I ever get.