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17 minutes ago, Eric said:

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When in Highschool, a friend bought a Model T.  It putted like an anemic little toy engine.  But that damn thing would go anywhere!  We drove it up the back side of the ski hill outside of town, just putt-putt-putt right up the steep bank to the top( next to the water tower).

7 idiots, two of us on each running board and three inside.  Then we drove it over the edge and down the ski run.  The little speedometer said 70 (IIRC). It was a little drum like thing in some liquid, but we didn't have time to check it carefully, since we were in danger of being thrown off, or the darned thing rolling over.

It rattled and make all kinds of noises, but that damn little "engine that could" survived the ski run and jumping the curbs of a cross road, between a couple of houses and into the next cross street, before we could get stopped.  Those old brakes weren't very good at all.

We all had a good time, nobody got killed, and we had something to talk about years later.

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36 minutes ago, Eric said:

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Much fancier vehicle than the one that delivered ice to our house.

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38 minutes ago, Eric said:

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https://www.vintag.es/2016/09/admiral-byrds-antarctic-snow-cruiser.html

"Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Snow Cruiser – Historical Pictures of a Hugely Ambitious One-of-a-Kind Vehicle Developed in the Late 1930s

"Byrd’s Snow Cruiser proved so problematic that it only managed to cover 96 miles in 12 months of activity and much of that in reverse! As a result, when the expedition ended the vehicle was abandoned. She was rediscovered sometime in the 1950s only to float away on an ice shelf and sink to the bottom of the sea."
 

 

 

 

Fascinating!!!!!!

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5 minutes ago, janice6 said:

https://www.vintag.es/2016/09/admiral-byrds-antarctic-snow-cruiser.html

"Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Snow Cruiser – Historical Pictures of a Hugely Ambitious One-of-a-Kind Vehicle Developed in the Late 1930s

"Byrd’s Snow Cruiser proved so problematic that it only managed to cover 96 miles in 12 months of activity and much of that in reverse! As a result, when the expedition ended the vehicle was abandoned. She was rediscovered sometime in the 1950s only to float away on an ice shelf and sink to the bottom of the sea."
 

 

 

 

Fascinating!!!!!!

 

If it had been orange, they would have found it much sooner

 

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1 hour ago, pipedreams said:

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Those have to be the dumbest looking hats I have ever seen.

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1 hour ago, pipedreams said:

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Looks like the mid 80's Soviet harvesting technology I witnessed.  Except, there weren't any old men doing it.  It was all old women, and young men.

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He votes.

Maybe not, if he is using that dolly for some crazy YouTube stunt.


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1 hour ago, Al Czervik said:

Looks like the mid 80's Soviet harvesting technology I witnessed.  Except, there weren't any old men doing it.  It was all old women, and young men.

 
The girl in this picture from 1935, helping to harvest oats, is one of 20,000 German women trained by the Nazi government in its women’s labor service
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1 hour ago, Al Czervik said:

Those have to be the dumbest looking hats I have ever seen.

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Female Spanish Civil Guards as they wait for the start of a military parade as the country celebrates its National Day in Madrid, Spain.   Common head gear for Spanish Civil Guard.

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On 10/18/2018 at 11:49 PM, Eric said:

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in fairness, he's a aggie

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4 hours ago, Al Czervik said:

Those have to be the dumbest looking hats I have ever seen.

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Looks like they're all doing selfies.

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3 hours ago, pipedreams said:

Female Spanish Civil Guards as they wait for the start of a military parade as the country celebrates its National Day in Madrid, Spain.   Common head gear for Spanish Civil Guard.

I wonder what specific "protection" it offers over a soft hat or a helmet.  Plastic?

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4 hours ago, TX OMFS said:
On ‎10‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 10:49 PM, Eric said:
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He votes.

He seems to be more familiar with the shopping cart than he is with the Dolly.

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