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Jul. 12 2010 — 1:14 pm | 87 views | 0 recommendations | 2 comments

Demolition Derby Time

Cassie applies the finsishing touches to her Volvo for the demolition derby

Like a slowly rising tide, the season’s corn crop has begun to swallow the human-sized features of the Illinois landscape, leaving the tops of trees and buildings bobbing in the waves of sparkling green leaves. It’s been a rainy Spring, and the dead straight roads that slice the flat fields are already becoming walled in by King Corn.

The freshly sprayed number on the wagon’s front door caught my eye as I passed through the intersection, catching a glimpse down the side road.

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I am writing about and photographing interesting vehicles and their drivers over at my original blog “Rubber@Road”.  These ongoing photo essays are my attempt to document the final days of the fossil-fueled individually-driven machines that have dominated the American economy and permeated our culture for the last hundred years. – Jeff


Jul. 22 2010 — 4:54 pm | 32 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Your father’s Ferrari


Ferrari 512F at Road America vintage car races, July 2010

To those of us old enough to recognize a carburetor, there’s a powerful attraction to cars that possess these old mixing pots for fuel and air. The cars of the post WWII era through the mid-seventies hold a spell on gearheads, especially racing cars.

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I am writing about and photographing interesting vehicles and their drivers over at my original blog “Rubber@Road”.  These ongoing photo essays are my attempt to document the final days of the fossil-fueled individually-driven machines that have dominated the American economy and permeated our culture for the last hundred years. – Jeff


Jul. 16 2010 — 6:00 am | 25 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Ford F-series pickup – An American classic

1977 Ford F100 picup truck

This particular red pickup truck may be the quintessential internal-combustion powered American vehicle of all time.

It is a 1977 vintage Ford F100 owned by Ray, the gentleman in the picture. I loved this truck so much when I saw Ray driving it that I followed him for almost 10 miles so I could make these photos.

I was a couple hundred yards behind Ray in traffic when I spotted the white painted bumper and the really skinny tires on Ray’s truck.

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I am writing about and photographing interesting vehicles and their drivers over at my original blog “Rubber@Road”.  These ongoing photo essays are my attempt to document the final days of the fossil-fueled individually-driven machines that have dominated the American economy and permeated our culture for the last hundred years. – Jeff


Jul. 15 2010 — 4:44 pm | 12 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Stunt Driving Meets Typography, in a Font Using Skid Marks | Fast Company

Stunt Driving Meets Typography, in a Font Using Skid Marks | Fast Company.



Jul. 15 2010 — 9:31 am | 34 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Jesus’s Nissan

Nissan Altima painted with scripture

This car is a warning from God.

I was baking in the heat, (got to see what it would cost to get the AC fixed) and praying for the light to change so that some air would begin moving through the windows, when I saw Jesus. Actually, I saw His car.

This didn’t appear to be a storefront church, really. More of a shrine. The front window, facing the corner of the intersection, was dominated by a soft Shroud-of-Turin kind of image of Jesus, mounted on some kind of gold metallic foil.

Parked on the side street was a “warning from God” in the form of a 1993 Nissan Altima.

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I am writing about and photographing interesting vehicles and their drivers over at my original blog “Rubber@Road”.  These ongoing photo essays are my attempt to document the final days of the fossil-fueled individually-driven machines that have dominated the American economy and permeated our culture for the last hundred years. – Jeff


Jul. 14 2010 — 12:22 pm | 16 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Toyota says data show drivers stepped on the wrong pedal

Let’s face it, if you just drove your car at high speed through the garage and into your living room and were only stopped by an accumulation of furniture and major kitchen appliances, what would you say?

“Unintended acceleration”.

Toyota says data show drivers stepped on the wrong pedal. – Autoweek


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    I was born in Detroit, so perhaps there's some gasoline in my veins.

    My attraction to cars - as objects of visual design, machines of human transportation, cultural inspiration and the dominant shaping force of our infrastructure - is only exceeded by my fascination with the personal relationship between a vehicle and it's owner.

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