Posts Tagged ‘Cars’
You can take the word “sharp” to mean a lot of things. In this case I’m applying to the crispness of a very cool automobile… My love of TR6s is enhanced by this photo. For starters I love the color! I love the clean surface of green with the saddle interior and the snap of those red-line tires. Like a drive on a crisp autumn morning this TR6 has it all!
I did some playing with the sharpening tool in Adobe Elements – to the point where I think you could put your fingers into the tread of the tires.
Word has it, that if you enter here for the evening’s entertainment, you’ll come out a whole different person!
Over the past couple of weeks a took a couple hundred photos, but didn’t have much time to work with them, post-processing and so on. Next week proves to just as busy, I can’t seem to breath Monday thru Friday. Living for the weekends here! I’m in one of those situations where I can’t relax. I have a pile of books I want to read, but I can’t relax enough to read even five pages. I have three high-profile projects, and I have to keep my wits about me. I wish I could retire, but that’s just not in the cards right now.
|Country of origin||Germany|
|Chassis number||550-04 / 550-015 / 550-0030|
|Produced from||1954 – 1955|
|Body design||Erwin Komenda|
|Configuration||Type 547 B 4|
|Location||Mid, longitudinally mounted|
|Construction||aluminium block and head|
|Displacement||1.498 liter / 91.4 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||85.0 mm (3.3 in) / 66.0 mm (2.6 in)|
|Valvetrain||2 valves / cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel feed||2 Solex PJJ Carburettors|
|Chassis/body||aluminium body on tubular steel ladder frame|
|Front suspension||twin parallel arms, transverse torsion bars|
|Rear suspension||swing axles, torsion bars, double-acting telescopic shock absorbers|
|Steering||worm and nut|
|Gearbox||4 speed Manual|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||612 kilo / 1349.2 lbs|
|Length / Width / Height||3600 mm (141.7 in) / 1540 mm (60.6 in) / 1050 mm (41.3 in)|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||2101 mm (82.7 in) / 1290 mm (50.8 in) / 1250 mm (49.2 in)|
|Power||110 bhp / 82 KW @ 6200 rpm|
|Torque||120 Nm / 89 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm|
|BHP/Liter||73 bhp / liter|
|Power to weight||0.18 bhp / kg|
|Top Speed||220 km/h / 137 mph|
Went up to The Villages on Saturday… they had their monthly cruise-in – This particular TR6 look virtually new. It is in such good condition – I may have drooled.
Saw a clutch of Model A’s corralled at a local buffet joint today. Took the opportunity to snap a few photos. I have a thing for green. I love green ties, but its difficult to get them to work correctly with average trad duds. I don’t like olive green, but I do love lime green, and Kelly green. Anyway, as you can see I got the green in this spare tire. Oh, I guess you can see my freekin’ bald head in this one too. Maybe I should paint it green!
Thought I’d pass along this gentlemen’s flickr site. I guess he build all of this and used model cars as well to show mid century living’s two biggest endeavors – homes and cars. Hope you like it.
This little gem rumbled down Park Ave this afternoon at lunch just as I was getting my camera out of my bag – it slid down the street a bit so I had to keep an eye out so as to note the general area that it parked. Like Jaguar of the past, Aston Martin does it right – please don’t tell me someone bought them up!
ADG is in the market for a new ride – this might suit him well; It definitely goes with his blue linen Flusser jacket, tropical slacks, popped lime collar, and blue weejuns. And LFG along for a great ride with Dad. (photos swiped from
I think it all goes very well!!!
Many of the shops on Park Ave were having sidewalk sales – Orvis/Downeast has 50-70% off of some inventory – but most items were $49.99 on the sidewalk