Detroit’s interurban rail system flourished, then faded like hoofbeats on cobblestones

Passengers traveled in comfort. Onboard amenities included toilets, steam heat, plush upholstery, and mahogany trim. Until state officials interceded in 1911, the water cooler had a common cup; waxed paper cups were later provided for free.… More Detroit’s interurban rail system flourished, then faded like hoofbeats on cobblestones

Stretching the truth: A ’71 Volkswagen Beetle as U.S. Army staff car

California car culture expresses wit as well as beauty. One cultural subspecies, the rat rod, is perfectly suited for humor, as we see in this ’71 Beetle, in Yucca Valley, California. In distortion, the Bug reflects reality. Its parody accentuates truth. There’s plenty of the above with this faded, pockmarked peanut. Olive drab and white-stenciled, the Beetle crosses lines as a U.S.… More Stretching the truth: A ’71 Volkswagen Beetle as U.S. Army staff car

J. Augur Design meets Roland Sands Design for a Harley ride

I love my Roland Sands Design Vandal jacket. It’s my winter wear for two-wheeled travel. Anything above 70 degrees, and I’m roasting in it. Yet, for all its warmth, I find myself wanting some extra loft inside the breast when encountering the freshest, friskiest zephyrs. It seemed this deficiency could be remedied by an item… More J. Augur Design meets Roland Sands Design for a Harley ride