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* What’s nicer than flying? I wish I could find a larger version of this ad posted at Racing-Retro, which features a Goliath Dreirad three-wheeler (yes, that’s redundant, but not everybody speaks German). Then again, wüstenrot is either the name of a small town in Baden-Württemberg or the name of a financial services company, so even if I could find a legible version, it probably won’t say much about why this guy’s hooning a Goliath.
UPDATE: Commenter Zottopi tells us this ad was indeed for the financial services company, offering a Dreirad as the prize in a contest. Oddly, wüstenrot calls the Dreirad a Tempo rather than a Goliath. What, couldn’t they scare up a Tempo Hanseat for the contest?
* What would you do with a 1965 White 3000 – repowered with an 8.3-liter Cummins and an Allison four-speed automatic – and a 1946 Trailmobile trailer? If you’re Bob and Jan Vanden Berge, you convert the whole setup into a motorhome and travel the country, blogging the whole way.
* We have David Greenlees to thank for pointing out to us FirstSuperSpeedway.com, a site dedicated to pre-1920 racing, and a site that contains plenty of excellent racing imagery, such as the photograph above, from Jeroen de Boer’s collection, of French Grand Prix driver Georges Boillot at the 1910 Coupe des Voiturette. What he’s driving I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it might be a Peugeot.
* For American auto enthusiasts, it’s always been catch-as-catch-can for information about most Russian vehicles, but it appears Timo Kannisto, the man behind OldRussianCars.com, is out to change that. He’s already cataloged dozens of Russian vehicles, including the MAZ-541, above, a four-wheel-drive aircraft tug.