Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Adventure Is Calling II

A three minute video assembled from nearly 20,000 still images taken during a four month trip around Canada and the United States that covered about 14,000 miles.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

1937 Brauks 8

This cute little five window coupe began life as a custom built vehicle in 1937.  George S. Brauks was a foundry pattern maker and carriage builder.  The front of the car is a 1937 Terraplane.  It is believed that from the cowl back it is a sectioned 1936 Desoto four door sedan.  The rear doors were sectioned out and the front doors were shortened.  Then the entire body was narrowed along the centerline.  For power Brauk made patterns and cast a one off straight 8 L head engine of  115 CID and 65 HP. The cylinder head is only 22 inches long.  Intake and exhaust manifolds were fabricated out of welded tubing.  The car is currently for sale in Butte, Montana, for $70,000.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Palais Ideal

Ferdinand Cheval  was a French postman that came upon an odd shaped rock while working his mailroute.  He was inspired by his find and carried it home.  So inspired, in fact, that he began walking his 18 mile mail route with a wheelbarrow- picking up rocks and pebbles along the way.

He spent 33 years delivering the mail, picking up rocks and building his dream.  He worked from 1879 until its completion in 1912.  The palace is located in Hauterives in south eastern France.

Additional images of Palais Ideal are here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015