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You want that burger with one hump or two?

By GoldyLocks

Some things just don't seem right, but they are....

I know this isn't really a car story, but we also know that lots of us eat lots of burgers are car show, bike, boat, and plane shows and we thought we would comment a bit on the least to us.

In Dubai (the place with the big building and other things) you can order a one or two pattie Camel Burger.

The folks says it is low fat and good for you.

So next time you go to the Dubai Auto Show...enjoy, I guess.

Read all about it here.

Soothin', Groovin' Musical Roads

By GoldyLocks

Satellite Radio Has Nothing over this Road.

An interesting report this morning in the Wall Street Journal about a singing road; and the William Tell Overture no less.

It seems that the Honda Motor company wanted a road to sing so it worked with the city of Lancaster, California to turn black asphalt into, well, a sort of road and track version of a xyzlaphone.

The length of road is not without controversy in this California city, but you gotta say; in these days of social breakdown, financial ruin on Wall Street, and constant acrimony between the politicians; a little music on the road could be a good thing.

Hey, with all the tax dollars we spend, maybe we could get Arrowsmith on I-80? What song would you like to see notched in your local roads?

Jumping Out of a Perfectly Good Plane has Never Been so much Fun.

By GoldyLocks

This video about Swoopers will definitely get you thinking about parachute jumping again.

I'm ready. When's the next jump.

I guess they don't call it swooping for nothing.

What do you think?

Washington Sworn in -- Hitler commits suicide.

By GoldyLocks

I started the month with a spoof blog post because it was April Fool's Day, but today I mention some things that are very serious.

It was today in 1789 that our first president, George Washington, took the oath of office. Very important. A great leader.

It was today in 1945 that Hitler shot and killed himself. Very important. Not a great leader. A killer.

Thank god for the freedoms we have and the leaders who helped us secure them. We must keep every vigilant to avoid nuts like Hitler from ever gaining power in any sane nation.

McCain Quits. Romney will Be President. Rambler to become Official U.S. Car.

By GoldyLocks

Today, John McCain announced that he would quit the presidential race and move to the Green Zone and become the Admiral of Iraq.

Replacing McCain will be Mitt Romney, who was running a very strenuous campaign until he quit in favor of McCain earlier this year.

It is reported that Romney, who now drives a Gremlin - retooled with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell, will announce that the Rambler will become the official car of the United States and that production on reproductions will start immediately.

Romeny is confident of victory. He has received the endorsement of the RSL AMC (Retired and Still Living American Motor Company employees) now based in Boca Raton, FL.

P.S. George Romney, Mitt's Father, was President of AMC (American Motor Company) which produced the Rambler, followed by the initial success of the Gremlin. The Gremlin was introduced on April 1, 1970. John McCain's father and grandfather were both admirals.

Today is April Fools Day. !!!! :-)

Oh Man o Man. What a Week. CyberHeadache and all!

By GoldyLocks

I wanted to do more. I wanted to help.

But, I could only stand back as our brilliant engineers worked to find the cyberproblem that was keeping Motortopia from loading up for many of you around the world. I just had to stand back and let them work.

We did a lot this week to upgrade the Motortopia data center. In our new world class location, we are getting ready for new developments at Motortopia. But, the last week, well, gave us all a cyberheadache.

The new data center is working great! But the gettin' there was a bit of a challenge.

My usual approach is NOT to blame other. We should all look at our own actions first, and take responsible action to fix the problems. But, I must say, that our team did a great job. Upgraded a data center in record time, and got things all hooked up with multiple backbone providers. And most things worked, but may of you could still not get to Motortopia.

We discovered some problems with a large upstream internet backbone provider. Someone there finally cared and we go this fixed.

We're back, but, oh what cyberheadache.

Thank you all for being online, sending in reports worldwide, and encouraging us all along this week.

Ok, back to bed to get some rest. Just checking to make sure the routes are working.

Motortopia is still here and goin strong.

Thank you, all my Motortopia friends!


It's the Engine! Germany and England Unite!

By GoldyLocks

This day in history post is not about some famous person, or anything related to an epic event, like WWII or such.

This one is about the marriage of automotive technologies and something great coming out of that.

On Dec. 19, 1994, Rolls-Royce told the world that it would start using BMW 12-cylinder engines in its cars.

In other times. Rolls-Royce supplied great airplane and auto engines.

Hey, I always find it interesting when smart people do smart things....together! And it is a great thing when smart companies do too!

And, for a great video of the BMW museum, take a look at this video from our Motortopia member, Saboianeto, from Brazil.

SAAB had an AEROPLAN looking start on this day - 1949

By GoldyLocks

The company, and the car, we now know as SAAB, also had a very funny name in the beginning. Before SAAB was SAAB, it was Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget. And it stayed that way until 1965 when it changed its name to SAAB.

Today, in 1949, SAAB produced its first car. Hey, have a look at the prototype for this car. It really is pretty cool looking and certainly shows the "AEROPLAN" background of SAAB, as in its first name.

For those of you who have been around car lots lately, you know that SAAB makes some pretty cool looking cars.

General Motors now owns SAAB automotive operations. But, they still make a pretty great jet figthers!

Enjoy a smooth ride, in part because of this English Inventor.

By GoldyLocks

I remember that my first tricycle had hard tires, and it was a pretty bumpy ride. But then again, at 3 years old, I was glad to be out racing down the sidewalk, but I do remember that the bumps came straight through the frame and into my little torso.

Well, maybe that is why pneumatic tires were invented. We all know they make a ride a lot smoother and safer, but I sure didn't know a lot about the tire until I learned that today is the day that Mr. R. W. Thompson received his patent on the pneumatic tire way back in 1845.

Back then they called them carriage wheels, and they were mostly helpful on horse-drawn wagons and carriages. But, they sure became popular on cars.

You know, I'm gonna go look. Do trikes have still have hard rubber tires?

I was fascinated this morning to read more about tire technology and how pneumatic tires work.

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