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Last Call: General Cluster Edition

Robert Emslie April 24, 2015 Last Call

Gauges

There’s something about symmetry that really floats my boat. Maybe that’s why I my appreciation gravitates to the films of Wes Anderson, identical twins, and this image of a gauge cluster and protected toggles.

Analog gauges are da’ bomb, and having them match left to right only adds to their aesthetic. What do you think, what car has the best balanced dash?

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Last Call: Dream Big, Pump Hard Edition

Robert Emslie April 23, 2015 Last Call

Pump

He’s lucky that it’s only flat on one side.

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Last Call: Remembering HoJo’s Edition

Robert Emslie April 22, 2015 Last Call

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For millions of travelers in American back in the ’60s and ’70s, there was perhaps no more reassuring sight than the cupola-topped orange roof that signified a road-side staple, the Howard Johnson’s. Once the largest restaurant chain in America, with more than 1,000 locations coast to coast, HoJo’s also offered weary sojourners overnight accommodations at many of their locations.

Competition, the ascension (pun intended) of air travel, and mega-highways replacing quaint ribbons of two-lane have over the years taken their toll on HoJo’s, and today there are only three restaurants still in business, while the company’s motels have long since put up the no vacancy sign. A few of the buildings still remain, the former West Covina California restaurant featuring in an episode of Mad Men a couple of years ago. Sadly, that seems to be the fate of Howard Johnson’s- something we look back upon, rather than look forward to.

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Last Call: The Family That Plays Together Stays Together Edition

Robert Emslie April 21, 2015 Last Call

Jacksons

The hair! The fashions! Not only were the ’70s a fabulous time for music, but it was also not a half bad time to pick up a small motorcycle or mini bike, as this Jackson Family photo proves. In fact, I’d say back then it was easy as ABC, 123, baby you and me. Can you name all the bikes and their Jackson riders?

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Last Call: Top Gear Throw Back Thursday on Monday Edition

Robert Emslie April 20, 2015 Last Call

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While they may at the moment be considered the former hosts of Top Gear, here’s where they all sort of started – except for Hammond of course, as that photo was obviously taken last week.

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Last Call: LA Does Parking Signs Right Edition

Robert Emslie April 17, 2015 Last Call

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Look, I know Detroit is THE Motor City, but truth be told, no other U.S. City other than Los Angeles was purposely built around the automobile. For a long time, LA had a regulation that there could be no building could be taller than City Hall. That was intended to push growth outward rather than upward, and prevened the city from becalming yet another place of ‘Concrete Canyons’ like New York and Chicago.

Of course the urban and suburban sprawl that created – and which now defines – Los Angeles resulted in the auto-centric metropolis we know (and some of us love) today. Traffic is some of the worst in the world, and finding a place to put your car once you finally get to your destination is a hassle. The city is trying to do something about the latter, testing a new parking information sign that in one fell swoop replaces a tower of other signs. This is perhaps the best parking sign ever created, and the only downside I can see is that it now makes me want to get an AERA Z PERMIT, even though I’m sure the Z stands for Zombie.

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Last Call: Reverse Psychology Edition

Robert Emslie April 16, 2015 Last Call

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I like my peanut butter and jelly inside my bread, my superheroes not conflicted, and most certainly I prefer my roads over my aqueducts. Because of that, this is really freaking me out.

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Last Call: Think of the Children Edition

Robert Emslie April 15, 2015 Last Call

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Apparently the public education system in Texas has gotten pretty crappy.

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Last Call: Corvettallac Edition

Robert Emslie April 14, 2015 Last Call

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After Panther’s 6-wheel car with Cadillac power, I’m beginning to think this might be a trend.

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Last Call: Nose Art Edition

Robert Emslie April 13, 2015 Last Call

Jack Kellogg

Jack Kellogg was the official artist of the 98th Seabees in the Pacific. Who knew such a position even existed? Kellogg was not only responsible for a prolific number of cartoons describing the life of the construction crews during the engagement, but also the comedic nose art for a lot of the planes flying over them. Kellogg’s work wasn’t the typical pinup, but it was a lot funnier.

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