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Brian Austin

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  1. In OK GO's video for their song "This Too Shall Pass", a Rube Goldberg machine is kicked off by the rolling of a diecast pickup truck emblazoned with the logo of a sponsor into a line of dominoes.
  2. This topic has come up numerous times over the decades, and it usually gets shot down in discussions for being too complicated. If a manufacturer can make it work, more power to them. Does regrinding styrene change the properties of the plastic?
  3. And people sometimes look at us funny for paying $100 for a model. 😛
  4. Nice pictures. I hope more people here can post old pictures of car shows.
  5. How about a motorized 1:1000 scale Toyoda AA? https://japanesenostalgiccar.com/the-worlds-smallest-car-is-a-toyota-aa/ In all seriousness, there are some nice etched brass 1:160 kits that I have seen built very cleanly. I've had thoughts of detailing the tiny trophy topper that came with Revell's Mercury custom. 🙂 If someone can built microscopic models, let 'em. It would at least be entertaining for the rest of us. 🙂
  6. The Blues Brothers film is several decades old at this point and the sequel wasn't particularly well-received IIRC, and even that one is a couple of decades old. FWIW there is a 1:24 diecast of the Bluesmobile. https://www.3000toys.com/Greenlight-Diecast-Bluesmobile-1974-Dodge-Monaco-Blue-Brothers-1980/sku/greenlight84011?gclid=CjwKCAjwqauVBhBGEiwAXOepkZV-vifyEACPkhNms_89Yvxu1DHmeJUtp2FH1BQ_Aq5JNGbyjPDOtxoC3TAQAvD_BwE There also is a 1:32 scale slot car by Scalextric.
  7. The history of jitneys, and today's ridesharing. https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2022/01/way-before-uber/ Alexander Winton and his horseless carriage https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2017/01/get-horse-americas-skepticism-toward-first-automobiles/
  8. I've always thought it was a skunk (hence the pun). I can now see it as a squirrel now, though.
  9. Interior bucket from a Pontiac Bonneville. What a stinker. 🙂
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