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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CARHUNTER WAS AT A CAR SHOW SOMEWHERE? I DID REMEMBER THE CITY GARAGE IN GREENEVILLE TENNESSEE! WHO INVENTED THE BRIQUETTE?

This is pretty funny I can back track that I had been in Connecticut that weekend and stumbled into a neat little show by a farm?
I was impressed by the variety of vehicles so I sharing them.


Neat Dodge truck with flathead six power

International 
Willys



Pretty rare Lemans GT

Love that wrap around spoiler





Unrestored all original?
So put all this aftermarket junk on it and etch the vent windows?




I would have liked to meet this dude, but you see the vacant chair
4cyl Diesel Power







He must like South Dakota?

What is this Thing? A VW Thing

Studebaker
This was probably on the way to the show as I passed it heading the other way too, LOL!
Hey if you know where CARHUNTER was send a message-LOL!




Hey I know where this was!
City Garage Museum Greeneville Tennessee

It was once a GM and Packard Dealership





 

 


HUH? Joseph Van Blerck,a former Henry Ford employee formed his own company to build boat engines in 1906 with a line that went all the way up to V12's. This one off speedster had a 6 cylinder 17 Litre (1037.4 Cubic inches) that produced a whopping  200 HP that needed 3 spark plugs each cylinder to fire it up!  






A replica


1st time I saw one collection with the 3 oddball sports cars of all time
#1 Bricklin 
#2 Delorean 





#3 Pantera




Yes it was a Corvette!









Try and find an original stock Camaro Convertible!




 
I heard this before, I think as a question on Jeopardy?
Recently I heard some explanation with one wrong fact, who invented charcoal briquets?
It was Henry Ford of course!!

Ole Henry would go on these big nature getaways with his friends Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone (yes that tire guy), naturalist John Burrows in a convoy of six chauffer driven vehicles that included a kitchen truck and liked to be called the vagabonds.
Ford was using timber to build the Model T's and invited real estate agent Edward G. Kingsford to discuss Timber and eventually assisted Ford in the purchase of 313,000 acres of timberland in the Michigan Mountains where he built a sawmill and parts operation. The workers lived nearby in a town named Kingsford, yeah I know you may have got it already, or not!
Ford saw the stumps and sawdust as waste so he consulted a chemist to develop briquets which used corn starch and tar to form these little lumps of fuel!
Not only did Ford sell the Briquets, but marketed a neat little BBQ too!
 
 



One story wrongly stated a man named King had teamed up with Ford, that sounded good, but just a coincidence that the real estate guy was Kingsford. He was however married to one of Ford's cousins.   In 1951 the business was purchased from Ford and renamed Kingsford - the rest of the story is delicious! 
 OH YEAH LIKE I SAY A FORD IN A FORD!

 
   


1 comment:

  1. I remember those charcoal briquettes in that bag. Pontiac lemans with the rear spoiler is rare. A lot of nice cars beside those rat rods things

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