Posté le 31/10/2008 at 12:22

Flickr's Spell


Just a quick link today... 'Cuz I love those vintage posters/shop signs (hence my post about NYC), here's a little web site that generates any text you enter using extracts from Flickr.
You can choose a specific picture for each of your letters to match the look you like...

The magic happens here :

So brilliant and simple I wonder why nobody ever thought about it before?? icone smiley wink

[via Dark Roasted Blend]
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Posté le 24/10/2008 at 03:45


Short trip to New York... From September 20th to October 2nd, 12 days of pure happiness, lots of hiking, trying to avoid as much as possible the usual tourists' places...
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Posté le 09/10/2008 at 16:48

Le Blog Moto : DKW RT125 article

The excellent website "Le Blog Moto" (The Moto Blog) has just released an article about the RT 125 the history of DKW. icone smiley wink

Have a look here : (the article is in french)

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Posté le 09/10/2008 at 02:41


From time to time, you can find over the Internet one of those jewels, one of those web site that makes you forget the time, and pushes you to visit each and every of its pages. Shorpy is definitely one of those.

Shorpy, subtitles "the 100-year-old photo blog", gathers hundreds of old pictures (from 1839 to 1969, more or less), of a very good quality and in a high resolution. Have a special look to the categories Cars and Trucks, as well as Aviation... A real journey though time, snapshots of another era!
You'll find treasures like Joy Ride (1924), Innerwing Inspectors (1942), Pike's Peak Champion (1920, ci-dessus), Road Locomotive (1920), Ice cream everyday (1920)...

Whatever, hurry up, go have a look at Shorpy!
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Posté le 09/10/2008 at 02:35

Panam' Split

The Panamericana.
A mythical road, which, sorry to tell, personally makes me dream way more than the Route 66.

I'm talking about the Big Panamericana, from Prudhoe Bay, in Alaska, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, (the most northern place of the American continent, accessible by car), to the famous Ushuaïa, in Tierra del Fuego, at the extreme south tip of Argentina. As the crow flies, it's around a 15.000 kilometers trip ; by car, about 25.000, and do not expect an highway all along the journey... Quite a cruising, uh?.

Anyway : two German guys took up the challenge, driving a... Split Beetle 1952.

And this, commands respect. Take your jaw back if you dropped it as I did.
Well, OK, the old Beetle doesn't have any more it original 25 HP engine... The motor unit is a much more recent 1956' one, a monster of 30HP. icone smiley laugh Apart from than and some minor security modifications (switch to 12V electrical system, security belts, Sekurit windshield, windshield washers, headlights...), and some comfort-related equipments, the vintage German car is strictly genuine original, no off-road preparation (as we can see too many recently, but those only go from a VW meeting to the next one...)

Arrived in Seattle by plane, their Beetle joined them in a container. They already drove up to Prudhoe Bay (hey, that's already a 12.000 kilometers loop!), and they're now back in Fairbanks (California), after a pit stop in Seattle again, to prepare the rest of their long journey. Aiming to the South...

Their web site is available in German only for now, but even if you're not familiar with Goethe's language, go check the pictures there... :

Dirk , Torsten, I have a lot of respect for such an adventure, be sure I'll follow each of your steps closely...
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