SixPack Pics

The package arrived with nothing out of the ordinary. It was sent from Hohumbe, Illinois.

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Hit it.

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T-Bird nostalgia funny car

After filming Drag Racing for 16 years it’s always cool to see something a little different. I believe this is the first Thunderbird Funny Car that I have seen.

Guy’s gotta cut about 2 seconds off his e.t. to play with the big dogs.

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DiResta hammer rack

How does he think up stuff like this. What an artisan.

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Walter Payton’s TD passes

A video about Walter Payton’s other ability… passing. Yesterday was the 63rd anniversary of Sweetness’ birth.

Click here.

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Tuesday double faves

Shooting the 577 Tyrannosaur T-rex rifle

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Drum of water into Erta Ale lava lake (Ethiopia)

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M1A1 Abrams tank is stuck

Guys are having a little fun on Uncle Sam’s dime.

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The trials of the Olympic torch

Getting ready in Rio.

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Star Trek home theater

I could think of better ways to spend $1.5 mil.

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TROG – The Race of Gentlemen

Auto Monday

It all started one cold night in November, 1947, when 8 young men from Carlsbad, CA came together over coffee at the APEX cafe. It was there that they transformed their dreams of forming a roadster and custom car club into a reality. That evening the Oilers were born and their first president, Jim Nelson, lead the charge. These young men had one common bond; speed! In just a few short months, the membership grew and in mid-1948, Nelson’s passion for racing brought the Oilers members and the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) together. Nelson’s friend and SCTA founder, Wally Parks, announced his plans to form the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), in 1949. Nelson stepped up to help and became one of their earlier technical inspectors. The Oilers became heavily involved, forming the San Diego Timimg Association (SDTA) and hosted some of the first NHRA drag racing events as Paradise Mesa. Jim Nelson and his partner, Dode Martin, formed the world famous Dragmasters company. Considered by many to be the inventors of the modern dragster, many of which still campaign today.

Living automotive history.

More info.

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Quickies

New week is being started by Quickies as usual. Call it a QuickStart©™§?. All rights reserved as lefts.

Water wheelie

Railroad bridge fire in Lampasas County, Texas

Metalhead bird

Rock/paper/scissors hand bot wins 100% of the time – fave

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More BattleBots

Complete Control vs. Warhead

How can anyone grow tired of watching this¿

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Blown turbo

Diesel locomotive has some trouble with an engine turbo. Great spark show until the turbo lets loose and the train comes to a stop.

Here we have the Russian equivalent.

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Monday fave

U-2 spy plane landing at Beale AFB after flying a mission at 70,000 feet.

More about the USAF U-2 chase cars here.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailor

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy… whether he likes it or not.

You may recognize a few familiar faces. Coming to theaters in March of next year.

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Railroad track assembly machine

The Plasser & Theurer track renovation machine takes out the old rails, installs the new rails and fixes the ballast. Like fluffing up a pillow. Goodbye John Henry.

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Beer time lapse

A glass of beer is observed via camera over the course of 60 days. Generates mold just like bread. Too bad about the watermark smack dab in the middle of the vid.

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