Jonathan Klinger's coworkers thought he was bluffing when he said he wanted to drive a Ford Model A every day for a year -- including winter ... in northern Michigan. But he followed through, and he's been doing it in a project he calls "365 Days of A," documenting his progress on a blog of the same name. RoundAbout host Craig Cole went for a walkaround of the Model A that Jonathan's been driving for nearly a year.
Can You Name These Cars? - RoundAbout 137
A British woman is planning to drive across the United States in a 109-year-old car! We'll run down the list of the top vehicles the world's richest people drive AND we'll play a brand-new game called "ENHANCE!" It's better than opossum stew at granny's house!
Goodyear Developing Self-Inflating Tire - Autoline Daily 701
As expected IHS Automotive downgraded their 2011 sales forecast for the auto industry, the question now is how will automakers respond? GM will be sourcing its batteries for future EV's from A123 Systems. Goodyear is researching tires that can inflate themselves while rolling along the road. All that and more, plus Peter De Lorenzo spreads his wisdom on management at Chrysler.
BMW to Start Renting Cars - Autoline Daily 933
Amid rising costs in Japan, Nissan is moving production of the Rogue SUV to Korea. The move will better utilize plant capacity at an existing Samsung factory. Following OnStar's move to launch an OEM car sharing service, BMW is starting its own BMW On Demand service in Manhattan. PSA will begin building commercial vans for Toyota based off current Peugeot and Citroen models. The move is likely an effort to improve the cash flow situation for the ailing PSA. All that and more, plus an in depth look at the 2013 Cadillac XTS.
In Search of Studio X - Autoline After Hours 114
This week we peer into the future of automotive design with the Vice President of Global Design for GM, Ed Welburn. We'll be finding out more about the upcoming Cadillac XTS and ATS cars. We'll also find out how GM studios around the globe compete to design vehicles the company has in the pipeline. We'll also discuss John's sneak peek at future Lincoln product and get into details of the brand's turnaround plan. John McElroy is joined in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.
Model T Ford Tractor Plowing
Model T Ford 1927 Model T Ford home made tractor. It has two additional 3-speed transmissions and has a Model TT rear end (Truck). The plow is a John Deere walking plow modified with linkage to raise and lower the plow. My dad purchased this tractor in 1941 for $15.00 "My older brother is running the tractor" (This homemade tractor was used to plow Victory Gardens during the depression)
Howard Henderson's Model A Ford powered Pietenpol Air Camper
Grant MacLaren's 12 minute film about Howard Henderson's Pietenpol Air Camper. Edited by Yvonne Nagy. Written and narrated by Grant MacLaren. MacLaren gives a brief description of the era in which the Pietenpol Air Camper was designed and shows details of Henderson building and flying Air Camper N444MH. MacLaren's Sport Aviation article about Henderson's Piet is on the web at www.grantmaclaren.com/444mh
1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan - Very Nicely Restored Original
1930 Ford Tudor Sedan that has been restored from the ground up. They have a stack of receipts for nearly every part on this car being restored or replaced. The engine, transmission and rear end have all been rebuilt and are believed to be the the originals. The body was taken off the frame and both were restored. Andalusite Blue paint which is nearly black, black fenders, and a blue gray interior really make this old Ford stand out. Under 5,000 miles since everything was redone and it shows. This is a very nice example of a stock 1930 Ford. Thanks for watching and commenting, I appreciate it.