Remember Budd Wheels?
The spelling is correct. It’s Budd, the last name of the factory owner. The Budd wheel was only one of many transportation related products built in Edward G. Budd’s factory. After being empty for 10 years, the building has been imploded. It will soon be a giant parking lot for new Chryslers. Full details at Hemmings.com.
Small Block Nascar Superbird
It was really a Dodge Daytona, but Superbird makes a much better headline. The Last Winged Car article from Hotrod.com is full of links. These links are the kinds of rabbit holes Don and I love to go down. But the fact remains that at least one visionary thought the aerodynamics of the winged Chrysler was worth loosing the big 426 Hemi. He may have been right.
An interesting link is the biography of Mario Rossi. The best information I could find is The Rossi Files link in a Google group. It’s a great read.
Good Beer and Bad Water
We all know it takes great water to make great beer. But what if you’re brewing in Flint, Michigan? The guys at Tenacity Brewing proved it can be done. The Thrilllist.com article is a great read. It’s a great story of how rugged individualism trumps government incompetence.
Sex, Trucks and Rock n Roll
Sgt. Barry Sadler was one famous Army Ranger back in the 60’s. He had fame, money, a recording contract and a bright future when he left the Army in 1967. His hit single, Ballad of the Green Berets wasn’t his only claim to fame. He was also an accomplished author. Sadly, his life had a tragic end.
Command presence is the topic of this week’s Tactical Trucker segment. In most law enforcement training, the first level in use of force is presence. It starts with 3 things; Look sharp, act sharp, be sharp.Share This: