2012-11-23

Found Coolness: Hoover Dam Penstock

We don't need no stinking hard hats!


Found Here: LeContainer
Being that Lecontainer only posts photos I figured I'd so a little research. A google image search brought up a smaller version of this photo with the caption:
"The Babcock & Wilcox Company was awarded a contract in 1932 to manufacture and install the Dam’s penstock system that connects the structure’s four intake towers to the power plant and outlet valves. The penstocks and outlet pipes were fabricated from 45,000 tons of steel and welded into nearly three miles of pipe varying from 8 ½ to 30 feet in diameter."
More cool Hoover Dam pictures here: Denver Post

2012-11-19

Found Coolness: Miles Davis' Muira

Miles Davis and his Lamborghini Muira


– Image by © Joe Sackey
Found Here: The Selvedge Yard
“Davis had an affinity for flashy cars and trouble seemed to follow him whenever he was in one. While it’s been rumored that he cruised around in his Lamborghini Miura with a .357 magnum under the seat and enjoyed outrunning the fuzz with people sitting shotgun (he once scared Jimi Hendrix half to death), Davis was arrested in 1970 on weapons charges when he was sitting in his red Ferrari and an officer noticed he had accented his ensemble of a turban, white sheepskin coat and snakeskin pants with a pair brass knuckles. One might have thought brass knuckles might not be enough protection, considering he had been shot in the hip while sitting in another Ferrari less than a year earlier in an alleged extortion plot. In 1972 he crashed his Lamborghini Miura and broke both of his ankles. He promptly ordered another.”
“Someone posted in Ferrari Chat that Miles Davis had fallen asleep at the wheel and stuffed his Lambo. I was there and responded.
There was a bit more to it than that. He didn’t fall asleep at the wheel. He tried to make a right angle turn at 60 mph from the left lane of the West side Highway to the 125 ST exit across three lanes of traffic. He didn’t make it. He hit the WPA Stone exit ramp and the Lime Green Miura came apart like Brazilian plywood in the rain. I pulled over and ran back to his car. He was wearing leather pants and the bones of both of his legs were sticking through the pants. He was bleeding badly.
He looked at me and said, ‘Is my car f#cked up?’ I told him the car was gone. He said, ‘I got to take a look.’ I told him both legs were broken and he wasn’t going anywhere. I ripped up a shirt I found on the floor and told him to hold the cloth over the bleeding with pressure as it was getting bad but not arterial. There were two large plastic bags filled with white powder on the floor and one had broken open. The interior was dusted. I grabbed the bags and ran to the sewer and chucked them. He screamed, ‘What The F#ck You Doing!!??’ I used rain water to wipe down the car as best as I could. The cops arrived. One of them asked me who I was. I told them just one of the guys he cut off. He looked at Miles and at me and told me to split.
Years later I was directing ‘Shakedown’ with Peter Weller. Weller liked Miles’s music and I told him that story. One night he went to hear Miles. He went back stage where Miles recognized him. ‘Hey Robo’ Peter told him the story and asked if it was true. Miles got real quiet and said, ‘I always wondered who that White Mother F#cker was. You thank him for me, and tell him to come by anytime.’
Miles was in the hospital for a long time and didn’t play for almost a year…”
~Director James Glickenhaus

2012-11-13

Found Coolness: Ferrari

When drafters were artists.


***Masters of Automotive Illustration Series
Copyright Tony Matthews. All Rights Reserved***
Found Here: LeContainer

2012-11-03

Juan-stagram: Blount Generating Station

Not used very much anymore...

Found Coolness: Alpine A110

The French, Alpine A110 probably early 70's vintage.


Found Here: LeContainer
You can read more about the care here: Wikipedia

Found Coolness: Shinya Ponders Four Wheeled Beauty

Shinya Kimura ponders a Lamborghini Miura and a Ford GT40. I wonder what was going through his head?


Found Here: Shinya Kimura @ Chabott Engineering

Found Coolness: Skater Punks


Found Here: LeContainer
This picture, there's not too much info on but it would appear it has been converted to B&W for affect as indicated by these findings on: Tumblr