From the mid 40s to the mid 50s Coronet Instructional Films
were always ready to provide social guidance for teenagers on subjects as diverse as dating
, preparing for being drafted
, and shyness
, as well as to children on following the law
, the value of quietness in school
, and appreciating our parents
. They also provided education on topics such as the connection between attitudes and health
, what kind of people live in America
, how to keep a job
, supervising women workers
, the nature of capitalism
, and the plantation System in Southern life
. Inside is an annotated collection of all 86 of the complete Coronet films in the Prelinger Archives
as well as a few more. Its not like you had work to do or anything right? [more inside]
is one man's collection of UseNET posts on the topics of Air Conditioning
, Electronic; Environment
, Pyrotechnics; Food
; Space mostly from a select group of authors
. It has been updated several times since it first appeared here in 2001
and it never fails to sucker me in for hours every time I stumble upon it from a Google Search. [more inside]
A car graveyard in Kaufdorf
, near Bern is home to 500 abandoned and decaying cars
mostly from the 1930's to 1960's. It has not been touched for over 30 years and has some rare flora and founa
. The opportunity to take stunning photographs
is unparalleled, but it is causing environmental issues
which results in an auction this September
. It was a struggle between history, nature and European law
. History and nature lose. [more inside]
Do You Want To Know RIGHT NOW How You Can Drive Around Using WATER as FUEL
and Laugh At Rising Gas Costs, While Reducing Emissions and Preventing Global Warming?
For years, MDI
has been developing a car that runs on compressed air. Last month, they signed an agreement
with Tata Motors to produce the MiniCat - a zero-emissions vehicle that will travel up to 180 miles on $3 worth of fuel. See it in action here
Verdier, a very geeky proposal for the redesign of the VW Westfalia.
I think my brain just exploded. It has solar panels, an integrated pop-top tent with a huge awning and an attached screened enclosure, a fold-out kitchen with tables and chairs and more. [Flash-based, English translation link available at the bottom.]
Electric cars not good for the environment after all
(well, not the immediate environment surrounding them)? Thanks to a glitch in the electrical system of a charging Chrysler Gem, supermodel Veronica Webb's home burnt down, taking her dog and almost her husband with it.
How green is your car?
If it's the Honda Insight (at 57 MPG), it's very green... if it's the Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup (at 11 MPG), well, shame on you. Check out the "Green Book: The Environmental guide to Cars and Trucks"
"Preserving the environment is a competitive advantage and a major business opportunity."
So says Bill Ford, former chairman and now CEO of Ford Motor Company
(replacing the ousted Jacques Nasser). An admirer
of the ecology of Volvos and a "hardcore environmentalist
," Bill Ford represents the hope of many with the planet's environment in mind. Can he really be for real
? Whether or not, the news is good to hear.
is best known for free maps, 24-hr towing, jumpstarting cars, and now, ruining the environment
. Opposing auto pollution controls? Funding highway construction lobbying groups? Against airbags? Did you
know what the AAA was really up to?
Looking for a real renewable energy source?
Feces powered cars: the future of transport?
Honda's releasing the first electric-gas hybrid car
this year. It claims to get up to 70mpg too. I love innovative vehicles and cutting edge design, but I have to admit I think it's butt ugly (although, this
does remind me of my old CRX
). I bet they'll want $30k-$50k for it too. So close, yet so far... (update: they want about 20 grand for it
- not that bad for an electric/gas car, but it is
still just a two-seater)
I stumbled upon the EV world
today, a site dedicated to electric car news. They have some good articles, like this one on Nissan's new electric station wagon
, and of course they have the requisite Ed Begley Jr. photo
on their main page.