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Last Call: Crosses the Street and Leaves Edition

Robert Emslie July 29, 2015 Last Call

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This is the coolest, and potentially most Canadian, crosswalk I think I’ve ever seen. Have you seen any other cool street crossings?

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Last Call: This Ain’t No Game, Boy Edition

Robert Emslie July 28, 2015 Last Call

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Sometimes the planets align.

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Last Call: Le Pur Sang Edition

Robert Emslie July 27, 2015 Last Call

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The Bugatti 100P racing plane was Ettore Bugatti’s masterstroke. His intent was to place his high-performance automotive engines in an aircraft in order to impress the French Government, which was seeking a defensive weapon ahead of the looming war. Bugatti’s design featured two off-set 4.9-litre 8-cylinder engines, each supercharged, and driving counter-rotating propellers via driveshafts that bracketed the cockpit. A radical “Y” shaped empennage would act as both stabilizer and aid in air extraction through the fuselage-mounted vents.

The war that was the impetus for Bugatti’s foray into the air also sealed its death knell, as the invading German army forced its development to a halt. The one prototype survived however, and today is displayed at the AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Last Call: It’s Hip To Be Square-Four Edition

Robert Emslie July 24, 2015 Last Call

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If you’re anything like me then you can’t get enough of hand-drawn exploded engine diagrams, and this one of an Ariel Square Four is a pip. Designed by the legendary Edward Turner – he of both Ariel and later Triumph fame – the Square Four had an amazingly long run, as it was produced from 1931 through 1959. Essentially two vertical twins sharing a common crankcase and head, the Square Four proved a relatively compact design for a four. You can see pretty much all of that design – in the buff – in the above drawing.

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Last Call: Bare Bones Edition

Robert Emslie July 23, 2015 Last Call

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If you’re going to go autocross you want to make sure that you take advantage of every edge you can find. In this case that meant stripping a racer of every extraneous body part possible. Of course that can conspire to hide the racer’s true identity. Can you tell what this is from just this image?

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Last Call: Rolling in Rubles Edition

Robert Emslie July 22, 2015 Last Call

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I’m just going to leave this picture here, that of an Azerbaijani teen’s birthday present made up of a Bentley and lots of American cash, as a reminder that life isn’t fair. Okay, now that we’ve lamented life’s inequities, let’s remember that it’s hump day and the weekend is almost upon us. Fair enough?

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Last Call: You Light Up My Death Edition

Robert Emslie July 21, 2015 Last Call

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From the picture above, it’s not hard to see why air superiority was not just an effective tool in WWII but also such a frightening and morale deflating one as well. The four guns in the nose of this P38 lightning are being tested on the ground here, in this long exposure image, which shows both the beauty and deadliness of this amazing machine.

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Last Call: Go Toward the Light Edition

Robert Emslie July 20, 2015 Last Call

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When Lorna Johnson passed away from cancer recently, her family felt that a costumed funeral would be the best way to honor her memory as she loved Halloween, and in the words of her son, “would have wanted a party to mark her death.” That’s why Darth Vader – in fact Funeral Director Brett Houghton – is leading Ms. Johnson, who is riding in a Coleman-Milne-converted Ford Cardinal Hearse, itself a pretty spectacular last ride.

This brings up two points about the Brits: they have amazing funerals, and equally amazing hearses.

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Last Call: Wood You Be So Crazy? Edition

Robert Emslie July 17, 2015 Last Call

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If you ride, don’t ever do this, m’kay? I mean it’s only 44 mph, but still, I don’t want you to try this. Seriously, I see you eyeing your helmet and gloves, don’t do it. Hey, where are you going? Come back here!

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Last Call: A Light Bit of Confusion Edition

Robert Emslie July 16, 2015 Last Call

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Do you remember as a kid playing Red Light/Green Light? That was perhaps a bitter memory for the Mercedes driver following this traffic signal-relocating truck, as he probably just wanted to get home. RED LIGHT!

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