Well of course crack reporter Jock C. has found this little tidbit and we have it semi-exclusively (well, there was this massive press release by TATA MOTORS...) but we have the possibility of an air compressed engine powering a mincar for 120 miles at about $2.00. Maybe in2020? They have been working on this since 2007......
Posted 3-2-2019 the future is going to be cool. This video is a concept from none other than AIRBUS, which tells you that BOEING is working on a similar concept. Posted by Carol Hoffman

These are all well proven laws of life. Sent in by Dale Cook, Feb 16, 2019 - 

1 . Law of Mechanical Repair  -  After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll immediately have to go to the bathroom.
 

2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.
 

3. Law of Probability   -  The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
 

4. Law of Random Numbers   –       If  you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.
 

5. Variation Law  -     If   you change traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.
 

6. Law of the Bath  -  When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone or doorbell will ring.
 
 
7. Law of the Result   –  When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!!!
 

8. Law of Biomechanics   -  The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
 

9.     Law of the Theater & Hockey Arena   –  
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.
 

10. The Coffee Law   -  As soon as you sit down to enjoy a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
 

11. Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
 

12. Law of Physical Surfaces   -
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
  

13. Law of Logical Argument   -  Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.

 
 14. Law of Physical Appearance   -  If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

 
15. Law of Public Speaking   --  A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET!

 
16. Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy  -  As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it, OR the store will stop selling it!
 

 
A $3,000 windshield crack? I think I will call the $29.95 mobile tech. NOT SO FAST.........
Posted on Feb 7, 2019

Fixing a cracked windshield used to be the kind of repair a technician could perform in a few minutes in your office parking lot while you were at work. Today, the same repair could take hours and require expensive computerized equipment in a special facility. And it will probably cost much more. If the repair is not done properly, it could have dire consequences.

In this new world of advanced driver assistance systems, features like lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance are integrated with windshields. They can prevent horrific accidents and save lives, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but they also involve a complex suite of sensitive components, including ultrasonic, radar and video sensors.

Cameras nestled behind the windshield, radar sensors hidden in the front grille and ultrasonic components embedded in bumpers work within narrow tolerances. A seemingly minor impact can knock them out of alignment. And as vehicles — and drivers — rely on these systems more and more, tuning these components properly can be a life-or-death matter.

 DO YOU KNOW? - from Ron Borum

·Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?
 
· What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?
 
· If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?
 
· Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C?
 
· Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?
 
· Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and it just takes 75-100 years to fully work.
 
· Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.
 
· The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims".
 
· Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, and scissors is just as hard as trying to win.
 
· 100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.
 
· Your future self is watching you right now through memories.
 
· The doctors that told Stephen Hawking he had two years to live in 1953 are probably dead.
 
· If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them.
 
· Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.
 
· If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer holes in it than there were before.
 
· If 2/2/22 falls on a Tuesday, we'll just call it "2's Day". (It does fall on a Tuesday)
 
· 100 years ago a Twenty Dollar bill and a Twenty Dollar gold piece were interchangeable. Either one would buy a new suit, new shoes and a night on the town. The Twenty Dollar gold piece will still do that.

Traffic lights in the Ukraine are very up to date and not only light the traditional red-yellow-green signal, but also the poles that support the lights. Wonder when the USA will adopt these. Cool.

Posted January 9, 2019
Did you know?
There are several of our club members who have, what shall I say...."Alter-Personas" or different personalities....... Let's give them ficticious names....Ken, Harlan, Bill, Terry, Philip or something like Wayne. There could be others. These guys, having nothing better to do except troll for cars on the internet (Don't know why young Zack is not a member of this group...oh yeah, he has a real job, the others are retired and all their classics are running well. 

Anyway, let me continue here.....these rumored  cRc members will relocate cars, or mostly trucks for a regional dealer. Trucks tend to be brand new oil field trucks that are delivered to Midland, Texas or in this case the wilds of North Dakota. Weather? Ahh, not an issue as shown in the youtube below....we are calling it, "cRc ICE ROAD TRUCKERS...like the mail, the cRc trucks must get through. Enjoy the video.

 Is that a crash helmet that one of our members is wearing in the top left hand of the youtube page? Surely not, Shirley!


Posted Christmas day - while Santa was making his rounds, Harlan was also. He sent over this remarkable youtube of the Barn find guy. They are still out there (young Zack) so go bring 'em back into the club. This is a longer video than we normally post...but if you have a half hour to spare.......well? What are you waiting for.
Posted November 1, 2018 - check out this VERY interesting look at the future, a different kind of commuting car, a one passenger electric, priced at $15,500:
https://electrameccanica.com/solo/
It looks like it is missing it's tail end but it is not:

Hot rods? Hillclimb? Colorado in September when the Aspen are turning? 750 miles from Norman, 10+ hours from Norman.....cool nights? You bet. Check this link and let's go! http://hotrodhillclimb.com/


Posted July 16 by Harlan Butler..the Goodwood Road and Racing Festival of Speed is an exciting race in the U.K.  There is a somewhat live blogspot that brings this race to you. If you have a few minutes to spare, click below:

Editor's note: The Cimarron Cruisers website is a great source for car show information, particularly from OKC north. They also have some interesting articles, like this one about cRc member Ray Langley's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria. Below is the article, and at the bottom of the article is the link to their website. 

The Cimarron Starlite Cruisers' Car Club proudly features, great classic vehicles, which belong to the good folks of Oklahoma.

The Great Oklahoma Classic for March 2018 belongs to Raymond and Betty Langley of Newalla Oklahoma. They are charter members of a wonderful Oklahoma Car Club known as the Canadian River Cruisers.

We were able to visit with Ray about his Classic Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria at the Annual Central Tech Auto Show, held yearly in Drumright Oklahoma along with the Central Technology Center’s Annual Open House.

 The work soon began to bring the Fairlane Crown Victoria back to better than new condition. 

Hey gang, this 1950's glimpse of the future lets us know that self driving cars are coming sooner rather than later.

The excellent paint and body work on the Ford Classic was done by Susan Miller of Pink Oklahoma. As you can this classic Fairlane is straight!

Ray and Betty’s son, James, did the rebuild on the Ford 272 cubic inch V8. The Ford specs on the 272 show 162 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.The 272 V8 is coupled to a three speed standard transmission with column shift.


Ray completed the interior himself by using an interior kit from LeBaron Bonney Custom Auto Interiors. As you can see, the interior is better than when it left Ford.

The Classic Ford rides on fifteen inch painted blue wheels with the original looking Ford hub caps and of course classic wide white wall tires.

Ray cleaned and polished all of the stainless steel parts, which he brought back to like new condition.
The Cimarron Starlite Cruisers sincerely appreciate Raymond and Betty Langley of Newalla Oklahoma for sharing their 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria as our Great Oklahoma Classic for March 2018!
That was back in 1956...look at where google's technology is in 2017.

The electric motorcycles are coming! 

https://www.altamotors.co/



Mazda Has A Gas engine that acts like a diesel: 

Spark Controlled Compression Ignition ("SPCCI") is Mazda's proprietary combustion method that enables a seamless transition between compression ignition and spark ignition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=28&v=b7NaczesuE0

Infiniti develops new variable compression ratio engine:

This guy describes it pretty well, as I watched the Factory Video which left me puzzled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV2ApRM_Pi8



The need for SPEED:

Girls Drive Fast Too!

http://girlsdrivefasttoo.com/

http://www.velocetoday.com

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Great old film clips of classic cars, commercials, auto factories....

http://www.tvraaca.org/oldmovies.htm#movie

A Friend of Pablo is planning a 48 state photo tour

Check out RoyBoy Productions

http://www.royboyproductions.com/2016/08/17/48-cars-in-48-states-pre-trip-000-the-idea/

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A site featuring great old cars and car ads....

http://www.tvraaca.org/oldmovies.htm#movie

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Central Oklahoma -Studebaker Drivers Club

http://www.studeflyer.com/

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Customs                   http://www.customcarchronicle.com/category/hot-rods/

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Air Cooled                 http://luftgekuhlt.net/#home-section

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Cool Cars for sale       

http://barnfinds.com/


http://www.dailyturismo.com/


HAMB Hot Rods  http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/

 

http://theoldmotor.com/


http://www.bringatrailer.com/  

  

http://www.hemmings.com/ 

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Radio Interviews 

 

http://carsyeah.com/podcast-3/ 


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Designer Sketches 


    http://allthesketches.com/  


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New Car news


    http://www.cardesignnews.com/  


           

Just a Car Guy         

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/


Autoline tv               

http://www.autoline.tv/


New Car news           

http://www.cardesignnews.com/


Thunder Valley Drag strip schedule

http://www.okthunder.com/schedule.html


Chicane.com         

  http://thechicaneblog.com/


Hot rod hotline         http://www.hotrodhotline.com/


Macs Motor City     http://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/


Revs Institute           http://revsinstitute.org/


Simeone Museum       http://www.simeonemuseum.org/


German VW   site     http://blog.bbt4vw.com/

Vintage Motor Car Club of America

site: http://www.vmcca.org/