Post 400 (Post #380) 8/19/2013

Four hundred posts? Wow, I can’t believe there have been that many. I wonder how many people out there have read every one?

This is the four hundredth post. It will not post as the four hundredth…but it is the four hundredth I’ve written.

I sometimes go back and read them and find it interesting that I don’t remember writing the post. I  am amazed at the number of things I said I’d do but never got around to doing or blogging about. I also realize how badly I need an editor or I need to slow down and re-read everything…twice. Measure twice, cut once, right?

Here’s to four hundred posts about a Land Rover (or two), my hobbies, my family and my friends. Hopefully it was helpful to someone out there. I get emails telling me how helpful it is, so I know it touches a few people (but not in a creepy kind of way).

Thank you for reading, without your clicks I’d probably have stopped posting by now.
Happy Rovering, here’s to you working on your rig less and enjoying the drive more.

Beautiful Automobiles (Post #379) 8/19/2013

1937 Delahaye 135MS Roadster

One of my favorite bloggers, NavyOne at the Mellow Jihadi posted a link to an Art Deco era car slideshow back in July, 2013. Those are some beautiful cars. My favorite is the one I’ve posted, the 1937 Delahaye 135MS. The online article refers to the autos as “sensual”. I couldn’t agree more.
More after the jump…

The Delahaye automobile manufacturing company (Wikipedia) began making cars in 1933. Their history is like many companies from that era. They stopped producing automobiles and trucks in 1954 after a buy out.

At one time they even built an off-road vehicle called the VLRD (Véhicule Léger de Reconnaissance (Delahaye)). On a side note, I bet if there is an VLRD club, it is very exclusive.

I couldn’t help but look at the wheel flarings of the 135MS Roadster and wonder how many hours on an English Wheel it would take to recreate those cars out of steel? I would imagine if we were to create copies of these cars today it would be cheaper to make them out of carbon-fiber than to have a craftsman work them individually.

Simply beautiful.

Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.