This truck is basically identical to the truck that my grandfather, his father, drove in the '70's (before it dissolved into a pile of rust, these trucks were notorious for that) I visited a few weeks early and gave the truck a once over, to determine if there were any major issues before taking it on a roadtrip. The pictures and driving video are below:
Monday, December 22, 2014
And now, once again, for something completely different. Last month, I had the opportunity to take my uncle's latest midlife-crisis toy for a shakedown test drive. Earlier in the fall, he bought a survivor 1974 International Travelall SUV from Michigan and had it shipped to his parents in Pennsylvania. From there, the plan was to drive it back to Long Island. This truck originated in Nevada, and as such is extremely clean for its age.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
This year, my KZ400 diesel motorcycle was accepted into the Ultimate Builder Competition at the 2014 New York International Motorcycle Show. It was an incredible experience, and I was honored to share floor space with some beautifully-built custom machinery. And surprise, I didn't bring the only diesel to the show! Below are pictures of the spectacular Kubota-powered bobber that took runner-up in the Freestyle category.
|Kubota bobber. Incredible design and build|
|Details of the drivetrain|
|The electric Harley I've heard so much about|
|Ducati's new Scrambler|
|Land Speed Racing|
|On the wish list|
|Looks pretty good on a clean carpet!|
|Some offerings from the VJMC booth|
|Velocette in the Featherbed|
|Amazing Beemer custom|