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Last Call- Candid Camera Edition

Robert Emslie October 24, 2014 Last Call

Stewart

Both race drivers and helmet cams have come a long way since the ’60s. Here’s the Wee Scot himself, Jackie Stewart wearing what looks to be the most uncomfortable and bungie cord-ist helmet camera and counterweight ever. Regardless, does he look stoic or what?

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Last Call- Tre Posti Problems Edition

Robert Emslie October 23, 2014 Last Call

Tre Posti

Ferrari never built a tre posti (three seater) for general consumption, but did design such a layout for the 1966 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. As expressed in this classic cartoon by Road & Track artist Russell Brockbank, the problems with the layout – especially for stereotypically lusty Italians – are obvious.

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Image: Road & Track via Car and Driver

 

Last Call- Shopping Spree Edition

Robert Emslie October 22, 2014 Last Call

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While at my local Target last week to pick up some work socks and wrapping paper, I was frustrated to see that I had been one-upped in the parking lot by a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe replica. That is of course, the perfect choice for a bargain-shopping excursion.

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Last Call- Angle Iron Edition

Robert Emslie October 21, 2014 Last Call

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My first thoughts seeing this was that all the fluids were going fluid out of whatever container held them at normal road angles. My second thought was that I wish modern cars were as light as this 1919 Studebaker so they could be worked on with such convenience and ease.

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Image: Shorpy

Last Call- Funnel Fun Edition

Robert Emslie October 20, 2014 Last Call

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This is the DOHC V8 of a 1954 Pegaso Z-102. It’s a thing of beauty, what with its staggered carbs and crinkle finished cam covers. It’s not the engine however that I’d like to point out in this picture. Instead, I’d like you to notice the silver funnel that sits just to the left of the generator and below the hood latch. That’s there because the scoop in the hood ramps down from its leading edge, and any precipitation that might find its way down that ramp might end up dousing the gennie. There’s a catchwall and a tube at the back of the scoop that directs any water down to this funnel, and then through a tube to the ground below. Clever, no?

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Last Call- Tease Me, Please Me Edition

Robert Emslie October 17, 2014 Last Call

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So this week I got a chance to drive the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C on the track. I’ll have more about the car and that experience next week, but leading up to that, let us know what questions you have about Alfa’s vanguard of their official U.S. return and we’ll try and answer them in the upcoming review.

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Last Call- Cookie Monster Edition

Robert Emslie October 16, 2014 Last Call

Googlie Eyes

Now that planking, duck lips, and penguin pants are no longer ‘in,’ one of the hip, happening things to do is to put goggly eyes in unexpected places. You might have expected that one day this fad would reach the highway.

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Last Call- Poetic Driver’s License Edition

Robert Emslie October 15, 2014 Last Call

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There once was a men’s toiletry product called Burma Shave that famously advertised via various series’ of clever roadside signs. They usually combined to tell a rhyming story, and promote Burma Shave in a whimsical fashion. This signs – and Burma Shave – may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean that roadway rhymes and vehicular versification is dead. As proven by this gravel truck, it’s alive and well, and presented as both a cultural contribution and a safety scold.

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Last Call- Chariots of the OH MY GAWDS! Edition

Robert Emslie October 14, 2014 Last Call

Chariot

Motorcycle chariot racing used to be a thing. Starting out with a bike and rider towing a two-wheeled trailer, the sport evolved into what you see above, with multiple riderless bikes welded together and operated by the charioteer. This is just such a race, apparently from New Zealand if the Internet is to be believed, and the story goes that the reins steered the bikes – after a fashion – but the throttles had to be held open and there was no way to operate the brakes. That supposedly led to numerous crashes and a sizable fall off in participants willing to keep the sport alive. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

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Last Call- Flipping The Bird Edition

Robert Emslie October 13, 2014 Last Call

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In Australia, they have both bird watching AND watching out for birds.

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