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Old Nasty

Member Since 10 Jan 2013
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In Topic: The Sexiest and Most Valuable Car in the Galaxy Offered for Sale

05 July 2014 - 11:46 AM

I have long been a believer in form follows function.  If something, no matter what it is, performs up to & beyond it's designed purpose, that it is an achievement.  If it looks good doing it, then you have pure genius.  Whatever anyone's thoughts are about this car (& those like it), it has achieved that status.  It has to be appreciated for what it is.  My hats off to those who have the means & desire to preserve these works of art for mere laymen such as myself to enjoy when they are displayed.  There's nothing better to me than going to Road America & watching guys like Augie Pabst or George Stauffer blasting around the circuit at breakneck speeds in priceless race cars.  After all, that's what they are for.         

In Topic: The Sexiest and Most Valuable Car in the Galaxy Offered for Sale

03 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

Did anyone else catch the 25 hours of Le Mans?  Another photo claims the car was racing in 1961 but the cars were built between 1962 & 1964.  Don't the authors of these stories do some basic research?  By the way, it is a lovely automobile.  I have a 1938 Allis Chalmers WC I'd be willing to use as a partial trade.  

In Topic: Big Boy Locomotive

29 June 2014 - 02:33 AM

@Steve- The firebox bricks were taken out of that Big Boy and were reused in the Milwaukee Road 261 when it was first restored...which is recently back on the rails after a couple of years off for a boiler rebuild and other mandatory work. Just a bit of useless trivia on the fire bricks.  

Thanx for the tidbit.  I knew it wasn't operational.  

In Topic: Big Boy Locomotive

28 June 2014 - 06:37 AM

I live near the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin & they have Big Boy #4017 on display in it's own special building.  It's an awsome piece of machinery up close.  They have quite a collection including Eisenhower's war train that he used in Europe.  We do have other things to see & do besides the Packers.  

In Topic: '32 Ford 2dr sedan, chopped real-steel

24 June 2014 - 05:40 AM

Is it for sale?