Moller International

Moller International has developed the first and only feasible and affordable personal vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles.

M400 SkycarNeura
M400 Skycar


Commuter & Military Solutions

Skycar® Family

The Skycar family of vehicles include versions for 2, 4, or 6 persons. Capable of vertical take-off and landing similar to a helicopter, and flies from point of departure to destination much like an airplane. The Skycar has been designed to also travel at low speed for short distances on the ground like an automobile. It has fold-up wings which make it narrow enough to be usable on roadways. All this and, incredibly, it’s easy to fly!

M400 Skycar


Recreation & Rescue Solutions

Neuera® Family

The multi-purpose Neuera can operate up to 400 feet above any surface: land, water, sand, snow, swamp or grasslands. It can be used like other recreational vehicles, combining the capabilities of a boat, hovercraft, ATV, snowmobile or

Read More

Origin and meaning of bicycle by Online Etymology Dictionary

1868, from bi- “two” + a Latinized form of Greek kyklos “circle, wheel” (see cycle (n.)), on the pattern of tricycle; both the word and the vehicle superseding earlier velocipede.

The English word is said in some dictionaries to be probably not from French, but the 1868 citations are in a French context: The velocipedes, about which the Parisians have run mad at the present moment, are of various kinds. … The two wheel velocipedes, the bicycles as they are styled, are intended for the male sex only, and are by far the swiftest machines. [“Supplement to the Courant,” Hartford, Conn., Dec. 16, 1868]. Pierre Lallement, employee of a French carriage works, improved Macmillan’s 1839 pedal velocipede in 1865 and took the invention to America. See also pennyfarthing. As a verb, from 1869.

The velocipede of 1869 was worked by treadles operating cranks on the axle oi the front wheel.

Read More

New, Used Cars and Commercial Trucks

Privacy Policy

Penske Privacy Policy

Updated and Effective as of: 07/01/14

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. is committed to respecting the privacy rights of our customers and all visitors to our corporate website properties. We are publishing this policy to advise you what information we collect, how we use that information and how your information is protected. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or our websites, please contact us at (corporatemarketing@penskeautomotive.com) or write to us at Penske Automotive Group, Inc. 2555 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302, Attn: Chief Privacy Officer.

What information does Penske Automotive Group collect?

We collect information that you provide on applications, forms, surveys and other correspondence such as your name, email address, social security number and income. We collect information about your transactions with us or others. We receive information from consumer reporting agencies, credit references, employers and insurance agencies such as your credit

Read More

SoCal Car Culture – Car Shows – Cruise Nights

SoCal Car Culture - Car Shows - Cruise Nights - Photos

Welcome
to SoCal Car Culture!


THE place to find out what is happening in Southern California's Car
Culture.

This
site evolved from my lifelong passion for anything automotive. I have loved
cars and anything related to them for as long as I can remember. For the past
few years I have been shooting Car Shows and Cruise Nights and sharing the
photos online. People I talk to at these events frequently ask me when and
where the next show is so I decided to create this online resource for that
info and more. Your information and feedback will make this the most comprehensive
resource online for:


E-mail
C
Copyright © 2002-2020 SoCalCarCulture.com and
Copyright © 2002-2020 Dave Lindsay

All Rights Reserved

Read More

Flying with Children

Child safety


Did you know that the safest place for your child on an airplane is in a government-approved child safety restraint system (CRS) or device, not on your lap? Your arms aren’t capable of holding your child securely, especially during unexpected turbulence.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strongly urges you to secure your child in a CRS or device for the duration of your flight. It’s the smart and right thing to do so that everyone in your family arrives safely at your destination. The FAA is giving you the information you need to make informed decisions about your family’s travel plans.




About Child Restraint Systems (CRS)


mother and child in the cabinA CRS is a hard-backed child safety seat that is approved by the government for use in both motor vehicles and aircraft. FAA controls the approval of some

Read More

Bike Snob NYC

Once upon a time, when fixies were still novel and the whole “urban lumberjack” thing was still nascent, I devoted a fair amount of pixels to Peter Buchanan-Smith and his Best Made Co., which achieved considerable notoriety by painting the handles of ordinary axes and selling them to urban idiots at a considerable premium.

Well, the joke’s on me because according to a recent article in the New York Times axes are still very much a part of the zeitgeist:

I felt rather smug about the New York Times being so far behind the curve–until I realized that I first discovered Best Made Co. thanks to an article in the New York Times.

The joke is on me again–and again,

Read More

The Evolution of Transportation

The evolution of transportation, just like the evolution of humankind, has gone through trials and tribulations as it has evolved through time.

It has ebbed and flowed, overcoming challenges to grow to ever-increasing levels of complexity and efficiency. Today, we often take for granted our ability to get from one place to another, nearby or distant. We expect to get there, but don’t often reflect on how, and we suppose, more than we actually know, how we move from one location to another. But throughout history, we have had to slowly but surely, painstakingly evolve our means of transportation to where it is today.

Many modes of transport have evolved and many more have gone extinct. The modes of our transportation have developed alongside the expansion of our human understanding and culture. Our greatest demands and challenges have, in turn, initiated our greatest inventive feats that have taken us from

Read More

Welcome to Automotive Services and Technology

SBCC Automotive student working on a part.

The automotive industry has long recognized the need for skilled, highly trained service
technicians. The consumer movement has turned that need into a demand. Today’s automobile
is a sophisticated, complex machine which requires  skilled technicians to keep it
running smoothly. Santa Barbara City College offers two programs in Automotive Service
and Technology. It also offers updated auto skills, retraining and entry-level job
courses, all offered for lifelong careers with good pay and working conditions and
a chance to advance in the exciting high-tech automotive industry. The Automotive
program has been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) as a “Master” training institution, having met strict industry standards in
all eight of the automotive specialty areas. The eight areas of ASE specialization
are Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical Systems,
Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmission and Axle, Brakes and Front End. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Automotive

Read More

Best Bikes for Big Riders

If you categorize yourself as bigger, taller, or heavier than the average cyclist, and avoid (or just have a hard time) shopping for cycling gear because of it, it’s time to change your old-school thinking. Plenty of brands make gear and apparel for those who need a little more durability here and a little more room there—from sturdier wheels to wider shoes to stronger bikes. See at-a-glance reviews below of five of our top-rated plus-size gear recommendations, or scroll deeper for full reviews of these and other high-ranking options, plus more buying info.

Read More

1/87 Vehicle Club Home Page

Ralph Ratcliffe Models has released a new resin 13′ liquids tank body kit (truck not included) available immediately. Rapido has released the second run of their GM TDH-5303 New Look Bus in HO scale in eight new paint schemes and features single width rear exit doors, numerous improvements over the first run, and represents the second through fourth generations of the New Look bus. Also, Athearn has announced new production runs of their Freightliner cabover truck tractors and 28′ van trailers. Check out all the available details in our March New Products.

Our feature model for Photo Gallery 794 is this Caterpillar CT660S dump truck built by German modeler Kurt Hofmeyer. Kurt combined a cab from Die Cast Masters with a dump bed from Model Power. Check out Kurt’s impressive model and all the great companion models our Photo Gallery 794! [posted 02/17/2020]

The 1/87 Vehicle Club will be participating

Read More