Monday 21 September 2015 at 8:47 pm
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Willow Run, the girls will attempt to take back their World Record for the Most Rosie the Riveters in one place. (the Rockin Rosies of Richmond beat the Michigan (original) record of 776 Rosies by gathering 1,084 Rosies last August in Cali)
Here is the schedule of events for Oct. 24:
The Official World Record photo will be taken at 2:00 pm at the Willow Run Bomber Plant.
Doors open at 10:00 am. Check-in tables close at 1:00pm. Fun activities and entertainment provided from opening time until photo Staging Call at 1:30pm. (Recommended to arrive by Noon or earlier to allow time for check-in procedures.)
Monday 14 September 2015 at 11:59 pm
The 1st weekend in October promises a really good time racing on the beach in New Jersey! Mel & his guys have put together an action packed weekend, full of pre-53 rods & vintage bikes all revvin' their guts out on the shoreline.
We can't wait!
Tuesday 08 September 2015 at 8:01 pm
TV's wholesome, "boy next door", Martin Milner passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 83. On "Route 66", Milner played opposite a Corvette convertible, as he & a buddy traveled across America for 4 seasons. The show documented social issues of the time & rode the popularity wave of America's love affair with cars.
Milner was born in Detroit in 1931 & his family moved to LA when he was a teenager. Milner's career started early when Jack Webb cast him into a Dragnet episode. Webb later cast him as the star of the popular Adam-12 police drama.
Ya did good, Detroiter! RIP
Friday 14 August 2015 at 09:21 am
There will be a RIOT at the Gilmore Museum!!!
Stop out & check out the 300-400 traditional rods, kustoms, & Tin Can Tourists. The party starts tonight & goes thru Sat evening with live bands, pinups & lots of cool people to hang out with.
Don't forget to get your 1st ever event shirt (art by Hiser) in the gift shop or our display!
Wednesday 05 August 2015 at 8:19 pm
The predecessor to today's traffic lights was a sketchy gas operated unit (invented in the UK) but it was proven to be ineffective & disposed to spontaneously explode at the most inopportune times.
The device that we are familiar with these days, got its start in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 5, 1914, where it was installed @ the corner of 105th and Euclid.
These new fangled lights offered a much needed respite to policemen, who had been forced into the middle of the crowded streets to direct cars and horse-drawn wagons, even in the throes of a lousy midwestern winter.
Happy Birthday to the policeman's best friend.
Tuesday 21 July 2015 at 10:24 pm
Sunday July 26th, is the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan
As luck would have it, the Singlefinger crew has been invited to set our display as a backdrop for some of Bruce Meyer's & Ken Gross' nicest hot rods! Meyer is bringing the Pierson Bro's '33 coupe & their '36 coupe to the show.
THE sexiest car ever on the salt, the Khougaz roadster will be there!
The show's Board of Directors may later regret this association with us, but we intend to have a BLAST!
Seeya there, you're going to want to see what the hell will happen!
Tuesday 21 July 2015 at 7:16 pm
Speed Week 2015 CANCELLED!
For the 2nd year, the SCTA
board has been forced to cancel Speed Week. Wendover's Mayor Crawford said that in 40 years, he's never seen the mud flows on top of the salt flats last for an entire year.
In the 50's the salt's thickness was measured in feet, but racers have fretted about the dangerously thin salt that is now measured in inches. Many believe that the mineral extraction (fertilizer) industry is responsible for depleting salt concentrations over the last few decades. They tend to point the finger at engineers that buy off on permits for the federal Bureau of Land (Mis)Management, who should be held responsible for fixing this situation.
Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Flats Disappearing
Speed Week 2015 CANCELLED!
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Tuesday 14 July 2015 at 10:46 pm
A century ago, 21-year-old Edsel Ford & six chums set out on a cross-country road trip, as a last blast before the responsibilities of adulthood took them prisoner. The 1915 trip wasn't about the destination as it was about the journey. The intrepid band of young goofballs documented their adventure on film & in a logbook that was seemingly lost & forgotten for decades
These sons of Detroit industry, are a virtual "who's who" of Detroit history:
Edsel Ford, son of Henry Fod, founder of Ford Motor Company.
Horace Caulkins Jr., whose father cofounded Pewabic Pottery after inventing their unique process for glazing ceramics.
Brothers Herbert V. and Frank P. Book, of the family whose name is on the Book Cadillac Hotel and Book Tower in Detroit today
William M. Russel, who died as an WWI aviator in France in 1918, and whose father, businessman Henry Russel, published a book of his letters home, "A Happy Warrior"
Robert T. Gray, probably related to John S. Gray, banker, candy maker and first president of Ford Motor Co.
Thomas C. Whitehead, son of steel magnate and businessman James T. Whitehead.
In addition to Edsel's 1915 Model T, the group piloted a new Cadillac and a new Stutz, a pair of top luxury models that were also outfitted as cross-country pack mules.
Later this week, drivers from the Historic Vehicle Association
will leave Edsel's ancestral Ford estate in Dearborn, Michigan in a near identical 1915 Ford Model T Touring Car to recreate their forgotten journey. HVA president Mark Gessler will lead the journey. Unlike the original, this year's trip won't be plagued with brutal roads, axle-deep mud, a lack of services, sleeping in tents, or the 3 flats a day happening.
More on Edsel & Pals Adventure - FREEP.com
Sunday 05 July 2015 at 12:28 pm
>The iconic bikini was "born" on July 5th, 1946 & the world became a better place that day.
Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 07:51 am
Don Featherstone was an accomplished artist, but he rarely showed that side of himself to those outside his family circle. He preferred to let the world see him as the wacky, offbeat creator of the iconic pink flamingo
lawn ornament. He called his creation He named it Phoenicopterus ruber plasticus
, mocking one of nature's most elegant creations. His icon for suburban bliss was 1st sold at Sears, but found its way eveywhere, selling millions & millions over the years.
His early job at Union Plastics was to sculpt plastic birds for home decoration, but after his kitchy flamingo quickly became a retail hit, company profits skyrocketed, & Don's career picked up as well. Featherstone retired as President of the company in 2000.
He received many accolades & acknowledgements for his prized birds, from an Ig Nobel Prize
, to John Waters' movie "Pink Flamingo", to Disney's animated movie "Gnomeo & Juliet
", where the flamingo character is named Featherstone.
RIP, Don. You've done well, sir.