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2011 11 Sep

1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 Road Test filmed in 1972 at what is believed to be Grattan race track in Michigan
Of the 1304 Olds 442 convertibles built in 1971 only 110 were W30s and only 32 were 4 speeds like this one.
Car and Track narrator Gordon “Bud” Lindemann (born August 22, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois — 1983) was a pioneer in motor sports broadcasting.
Lindemann graduated from high school in 1940. He joined the United States Coast Guard during World War II, and was stationed on the USS Eastwind in the North Atlantic. While in the service, Gordon met his future wife Kay and they were married on February 9, 1945. Lindemann worked briefly in radio in Boston following the war before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1946.
“Big Bud” (another nickname) then became actively involved in motor sports in the mid-1950s as an announcer at the now-defunct Grand Rapids Speedrome. He later worked at the Berlin Raceway and the Kalamazoo Speedway until the mid-1960s.
In 1964, while working for the WZZM-TV broadcasting company, he developed a program called “Autoscope”. The show featured local races as well as some national events. “Autoscope” became a local success, and in 1967 Lindemann expanded by forming his own production company, “Car & Track Productions”, owned by Lindemann himself and operated by many of his own family members. Subsequently, he sought to produce the first nationally syndicated television show devoted to motor sports and many additional auto forums. Entitled “Car and Track”, the show was carried by over 160 stations across the country and covered over 250 racing and auto events. In 1975 “Car and Track” ended its eight-year run on CBS. The show was resurrected on the cable network Speedvision (now the SPEED Channel) in 1996.
In 1976, “Car & Track Productions” began producing racing features for major sports shows, including “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” and “CBS Sports Spectacular”. Lindemann also initiated another new trend by producing ten-minute motor sports-related theatrical shorts. It is believed that he continued these until his next creative venture in 1979 when he produced a new series featuring author George Plimpton of “Paper Lion” fame in 1979. Entitled “The Ultimate High”, the program followed George as he participated in various sporting endeavors. Some of these included skydiving, hang gliding, kayaking and windsurfing. Plimton was also filmed driving a Carl Haas Can-Am car and sharing an IndyCar ride with a rookie driver named Bobby Rahal.

The Grand Rapids Press makes reference to the passing of Gordon “Bud” Lindemann from cancer in 1983.

In 1991, Gordon “Bud” Lindemann was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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2011 6 May

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2011 19 Apr

FOLD A BOAT is a unique prototype built by me from my personal use to take my motor home, car and 4 meter boat around Australia. At my age (64) with an injured back the goal was to design a system with no lifting and quick set up (4-6 minutes) for a 4 meter boat by single person.
The prototype design is based on cutting the boat in half to capitalise on space and use the boat as a secure storage for the 30Hp, jackets, fishing equipment etc. The trailer has been fitted with a turn table & electric brakes to ensure that any car could be towed.
This video presents a complete demo of the set up process. For any question email:

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2010 26 Oct

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2010 2 Jul

Proudly Closed Captioned. Adam Barrera at reviews the 2009 Dodge Journey crossover and places it in the context of its competition. 24×7:

Chrysler — is in trouble. No analyst knows this icon’s ultimate fate.
The best gauge of Chrysler’s future viability is the promise of its most recent products.

I’m Adam at I have good news:
this Dodge Journey isn’t perfect, but it demonstrates a solid foundation to build on.

The Journey’s excellence isn’t in execution –
which is frankly unrefined and at times not fully thought out.
The Journey excels in its *ethic.*
This crossover somehow seems lighter than its competition.
Clever packaging solutions prove the Journey is built by people who really live in their cars.

Though this crossover form factor is creative, and DNA from the Dodge Caravan is evident,
the Journey is most comfortable when used as a five-seater.
An available third-row bench increases seating to seven,
but the rearmost bench is tight for bigger occupants — that makes it: a ‘sometimes seat’.
Behind the second row, the Journey offers 7 cubic feet more cargo space than the competing Toyota Venza.
But the Journey’s storage story hardly ends in the hatch.
A fold-flat front seat helps the Journey handle long loads,
and a ‘chill box’ can cool down two twelve-ounce cans.
Your kids will figure out how to fill the rear in-floor storage space.
Clever seating systems and storage modules position Chrysler as a multi-purpose vehicle innovator –
IF that talent is nurtured and engineers’ brave ideas are respected.
A mostly pedestrian interior design ethos is executed using average materials –
and exhibits none of the shockingly careless panel gap found inside the Toyota Venza.
But at night, a comprehensive LED lighting pack floods the cabin with crisp light on approach.
Ambient lighting in the front footwells is tasteful, but doesn’t extend to the rear.
That’s too bad — kids are more appreciative of lighting that chases backseat boogiemen away.
Center stack ergonomics — deserve revision.
Climate controls are simple to remember and usually don’t require a driver’s eyesight.
The stereo head unit, on the other hand, sometimes requires a driver’s eye to operate.
As a general rule, displays should be close to the driver’s line of sight to reduce distraction.
Inexplicably, the Journey’s climate controls are stacked atop the stereo.

It’s amazing that, after decades, the gunsight grille hasn’t grown stale.
As new materials and aero techniques emerge, the crosshairs can evolve and take new forms.
Tight panel gaps and squinting headlamps lend a sense of precision to the front quarter.
Rear styling is contemporary, if not tall and narrow.
The Journey loses exterior design points for being available in five shades of greige,
but gains them back for offering two bright blues, a declarative red, and a fresh sage hue.
The optional performance package combines sportier suspension and steering feel
with 19-inch alloys that nicely fill the wheel wells.
This front-wheel-drive model’s pavement tackle couldn’t accurately be called ‘performance’,
but the Journey is light on its feet at speed and proves easy to manoeuver in sedate situations.
The 3.5-liter V6 is noticeably underpowered, especially in comparison to the Ford Edge and Toyota Venza.
Both competitors have around 30 more horsepower, more useful torque, and deliver more MPG.
At 232 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque, I feel that a turbocharged four-cylinder could do a better job.
More aggressive downshift mapping would help the six-speed automatic cope with freeway passing, too.

The best family haulers can handle people without asterisks.
With slight interior and powertrain tweaks, the Dodge Journey could lead in its class.
Until then, the Journey is a reminder — that Chrysler might not be down for the count after all.

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2010 23 Jun

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2010 15 May

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2010 15 May

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