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Last Call- Cutaway Corvette Edition

Robert Emslie December 18, 2014 Last Call

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This 1969 Corvette C3 Coupe was disassembled by Corvette Specialties in Mounds Minnesota as an advertisement for their parts business. It’s completely drivable, although not exactly what you might call road-worthy. It’s also a cool look into what lies under the fiberglass of all those old C3 ‘Vettes.

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Last Call- Good Will to Men Edition

Robert Emslie December 17, 2014 Last Call

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The automobile has long been a resource for communicating one’s deep-felt beliefs, whether those be socially redeeming, or aberrant. In the case of this double take-demanding sticker, I think it’s a little of both.

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Last Call- Here There Be Dragons Edition

Robert Emslie December 16, 2014 Last Call

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It may never snow in Malibu, but this Buffalo, NY-located Malibu has not just been snowed on, but seeming being eaten alive by the white stuff. Creative folks, those Buffalonians.

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Last Call- Single DIN Edition

Robert Emslie December 12, 2014 Last Call

Pioneer

Yep, in the late seventies Pioneer was shilling their car stereos using a skeevy dude in a santa hat. They also warned that failing to come through with a gift equal to the caliber of the KE-5000 AM/FM Stereo with Cassette Deck would mean nothing more than a peck on the cheek in exhibition of gratitude. I can’t remember the last time I saw one of these in a car, much less under the tree.

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Last Call- ACME Edition

Robert Emslie December 11, 2014 Last Call

Hollywood and Cahuenga 1953

Prominent in this fabulous street scene from the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard an Cahuenga in 1953 is the ACME Semaphore street signal. These remarkable devices had not only Corning glass traffic lights in green and red, as well as a flashing amber light for late nights, but also a pair of rotating arms that alternated STOP and GO. Sadly, it was these semaphore arms that spelled doom for the signals as birds nesting in the space below where the arms rested caused many of them to fail.

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Last Call- Holden if You Got ‘Em Edition

Robert Emslie December 10, 2014 Last Call

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Automotive history is littered with cars that should have been, but weren’t, as well as those that we did get but could probably have done without. The 1970 Holden Torana GTR-X coupe is one of the former. The production Torana (Aboriginal for ‘to fly’) was a dull as dishwater derivation of the British Vauxhall Viva.

It was a staid family sedan until 1970 when the Aussie brand imbued it with some spunk by way of a hotter 6-cylinder mill and suspension upgrades. That model was dubbed the XU-1, and it served as the basis for this fiberglass beauty, the GTR-X. It came within a hair’s breadth of production too, having been designed from the outset to reach dealer lots. Sadly, at the last minute the bean counters said no go.

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Last Call- Last Stop Greenwich Village Edition

Robert Emslie December 9, 2014 Last Call

Greenwich Village In The 1950s (1)

Sam Kramer was an eclectic Greenwich Village jeweler back in the fifties. His slogan was Fantastic Jewelry for People Who Are Slightly Mad, and his promotions were equally surreal. Here he is in 1955,  adjusting the helmet of one of his ‘Space Girls’ while his Afghan dog waits at his side. Scootering around New York’s hippest enclave while wearing a fish bowl is, in my opinion, a weird way to drum up business for hand-made accoutrements, but then, here I am still drawn to this image 60 years hence.

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Last Call- Crossing Guards Edition

Robert Emslie December 8, 2014 Last Call

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Failure to observe this sign’s caution can include a verbal warning, a moving violation citation, or for repeat offenders, a 125-mm armor-piercing round up the tailpipe.

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Last Call- Virtual Vee-ality Edition

Robert Emslie December 5, 2014 Last Call

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Volkswagen’s GTI Roadster Vision Gran Truismo may have originated from a video game – Gran Turismo 6 for the Playstation® – but it sure makes a big impression in the real world. If you’d like this as a background for you computer, just let me know and I’ll post a gargantuan version suitable for backing up all your spreadsheets and face books.

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Last Call- Topsy Turvy Edition

Robert Emslie December 4, 2014 Last Call

Porsche Boxster

If I was a member of this emergency crew I too would be marveling at how this Boxster’s roof could hold up the whole planet. That’s some damn-fine German engineering.

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