GV Florida Transport, Inc. – GD1

GV Florida Transport, Inc. - GD1

Note to whom it may concern: As a member of the Philippine Bus Enthusiasts Society (PhilBES) and its junior and affiliate group, the Philippine Bus Photographers Association (PBPA), both of which are communities/groups of bus and coach enthusiasts and amateur photographers, that focus on bus companies’ history, technical specifications of vehicles, and other related subject matter, that is based in the Philippines, I would like inform you that the number plate of the bus on this photo has been blurred out to prevent it being used as evidence by any agencies, whether be it privately-owned or government-owned, to apprehend the said vehicle or the operating company of the vehicle on the photo at times when the said vehicle may be involved in any motoring mishap, incident, or accident. This is to prevent the involvement of myself, and/or any members of the groups stated to any such cases or the hassles and possible dangers presented with being involved at such cases. I would also like to stress out that I am NOT a part nor am I affiliated or connected in any way with any bus companies inside or outside the country. At times when you may experience any of employees of the operating company of the bus on the photo behave in an offensive manner; such that of reckless driving, lack of manners towards the passengers, incorrect and excessive charging of fare, and any other offenses they may commit, I do advise you report them to their respective managements for further action.

However, despite the limitation I stated earlier about the use of my photos, any person is free to download and use any of my photos to any general or civilian use such as advertisement and other promotional use, school works, or personal interests about the subject.

Shot Location: GV Florida Transport, Inc. Bus Terminal Station, M. Earnshaw Street cor. Arsenio H. Lacson Ave., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Date Taken: April 1, 2013

Basic Details:
Operator: GV FLORIDA TRANSPORT, INC.
Fleet Number: GD1
Classification: Air-Conditioned Provincial Operation Bus
Seating Configuration: 2×2 Seats
Seating Capacity: 41 Passengers

Body:
Coachbuilder: Xiamen Golden Dragon Tourism Autos (Golden Dragon)
Body Model: Golden Dragon XML6127 Marcopolo
Air-Conditioning Unit: Dependent Overhead Unit

Chassis:
Chassis Manufacturer: Forta Automobile Industry Company, Ltd.
Chassis Model: Forta FZ6121A5
Layout: Rear-Mounted Engine Rear-Wheel Drive (4×2 RR layout)
Suspension: Air-Suspension

Engine:
Engine Manufacturer: China Yuchai International, Ltd.
Engine Model: Yuchai YC6G300-20 (G4704)
Cylinder Displacement: 476.061 cu. inches (7,803 cc / 7.8 Liters)
Cylinder Configuration: Straight-6
Engine Aspiration: Turbocharged and Intercooled
Max. Power Output: 296 bhp (300 PS – metric hp / 221 kW) @ 2,200 rpm
Peak Torque Output: 848 lb.ft (1,150 N.m / 117 kg.m) @ 1,400 – 1,600 rpm

Transmission:
Type: Manual Transmission
Gears: 6-Speed Forward, 1-Speed Reverse

* The specifications may be subjected for verification and may be changed without prior notice…

Posted by B.R.0071 – [Inactive Account] on 2013-04-03 12:50:55

Tagged: , philbes , phil , philippine , bus , coach , enthusiasts , society , gd1 …

Isotta Fraschini 8A Dual-Cowl Sports Tourer 1933

Isotta Fraschini 8A Dual-Cowl Sports Tourer 1933

The following text is taken straight from:

omniumcars.com/cars/isotta-fraschini-tipo-8a-1933

Regarding the car pictured here.

The Birth of the Company
After years of successfully importing French vehicles to Italy, Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini created the Isotta Fraschini Company in 1902. Their elegantly designed automobiles were popular with rich clientele in the rapidly evolving world-wide automobile market. Their creations were reliable, stylish, and quick. An Isotta Fraschini car won the t Targa Florio in 1908.

When Isotta Fraschini introduced the Tipo 8 in 1919, the firm had already established itself as the premier builder of luxury automobiles in Italy. Since the dawn of motoring, Isotta Fraschini had offered some of the most pioneering and prestigious examples of the automobile, and the new Tipo 8 would live up to its proud lineage. The Tipo 8 was, the first “production” inline eight-cylinder engine, a design that would the standard for high-performance luxury automobiles of the Classic Era.

In 1912 the Isotta Fraschini Company introduced a straight eight-cylinder engine but it would not go into production until 1919 after World War I when the company built aero engines. The eight-cylinder engine powered the Tipo 8, making it the first straight-eight cylinder engine to go into production. The 5.9-liter capacity engine could of produce 100 horsepower, an most noteworthy accomplishment at the time.

In the Twenties
The grand scale of the Tipo 8 was less essential by the 1920s, when advancements in engineering ensured that a smaller engines were capable of acceptable performance. Nevertheless, in cultivating its image as an exclusive builder of high-end luxury cars, Isotta Fraschini sought to maintain the massive size of its engines and chassis as well as the extravagant coachbuilt bodies to appeal to its very wealthy clientele. A major contributor to the long, stately lines of Isotta Fraschinis was the Tipo 8 chassis itself, with its impressive straight eight necessitating an exceptionally long hood. The coachwork near the scuttle was often aligned with the sizeable radiator, further contributing to the imposing lines and immense stature of the car. The cars were also highly stylized throughout, with many coachbuilders playing up the grand chassis with delightful touches such as intricately detailed brightwork, the finest auxiliary accessories available and bespoke options.

In 1924, the Tipo 8 chassis underwent a thorough redesign that improved the overall performance, created a more comfortable ride and helped to facilitate the larger, heavier bodies that were becoming increasingly fashionable by the mid 1920s. Engine capacity was increased to 7.3 liters, giving the vehicle between 110 and 120 horsepower depending on the configuration. The updated design was soon dubbed the Tipo 8A. The standard model sat atop a 145 inch wheelbase while a sportier version was fitted with a 134 inch wheelbase.

The North American market was especially important to Isotta Fraschini as many Americans were keen on cars that offered impressive outright performance yet still retained the ability to cruise effortlessly and majestically in the greatest of style. Isotta Fraschini built grand, dignified touring cars that could …

Morgan Aero Coupe

Morgan Aero Coupe

For over 100 years the British Morgan Motor Company has been making exciting sports cars in Malvern, Worcestershire. Morgan cars are famous the world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials, craftsmanship and performance. All Morgan cars are coach built. One of the brands strongest selling points is the care taken in the manufacture of each car; Leading design capability, an extensive array of luxurious materials and the latest drivetrain technologies combine to create an unparalleled driving experience.

A Morgan Aero Coupe is a car that is designed to be durable with proven chemical coating and treatments of the rigid bonded chassis and body. Following research by the company on the road, the race track and in automotive laboratories the design of this versatile platform has been consistently improved and re-engineered. Now the Morgan Motor Company is a class leader in this chassis and car body technology.

Engine BMW 4799CC V8
Max Power 270kw (367/bhp)
Performance 0 – 62 4.5 seconds
Top Speed 170mph (273kph)

Posted by Roberto Braam on 2013-12-21 12:08:17

Tagged: , Morgan , Aero , Coupe , Motor , Company , British , Sports , Car , Design , Vehicle , Europe , Coach , Rain , Drops , Wet , Blue , Auto , Mobile , Hyper , Super , Exotic , Sport , Vehikel , Voiture , Anglaise , Nikon , D5100 , Image , Capture , Photo , Europa , World , Classic , Retro , Spotting , Zoute , Knokke , Heist , Rally , Grand , Prix , BE , Belgium , België , Roberto Braam , 2013 , Event , Model , Exclusive …

High Velocity Express Diesel Railcar (shovel nose) nicknamed “The Arrow”, Chilean Railways

High Speed Express Diesel Railcar (shovel nose) nicknamed

Dicha denominación se originaba en sus unidades streamlined antecesoras, utilizadas primitivamente en Alemania, operadas allá como unidades de cercanía entre Berlín y Hamburgo.

Originalmente, estas veloces y aerodinámicas unidades a diésel, estaban conformadas de three coches –incluyendo los 2 coches extremos, con cabina–.
Su capacidad, period de 124 pasajeros cómodamente sentados y a una velocidad crucero de 130-140 Kph, velocidad bastante alta para los convoyes hasta en aquel tiempo vistos y operados en Chile.
Posteriormente, antes de su abandono, uno de los coches extremos, fue modificado quedando sólo como coche-cola, por ende… con escasas o casi nulas posibilidades de revertir el convoy completo, de modo ágil y rápido.

En Chile, sus pioneros servicios los hicieron en el corredor Santiago-Puerto Montt.

Un dato anecdótico, sabido por algunos, pero que nunca estará demás refrescarlo :
Todos los “Flechas”, unos cuantos Automotores del tipo “AM” y materiales para la electrificación de Santiago al Sur a principio de la década del ’50 , fueron cancelados por parte de Chile a Alemania… con lentejas, para alimentar a las tropas alemanas.
Un sistema de pago, diremos…algo curioso, poco recurring y… “pintoresco”.

Futuramente, más product e información inédita, sobre estas unidades diesel streamlined shovelnose.

Fotografía década del ’60.
Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.

Una vista del inside de una de sus three secciones….. www.flickr.com/pics/[email protected]/8308508475/

—————————————–000———————————————-

With notice it was noticed in Chile the successes obtained by the railroads German in the laters many years world-wide the financial crisis, predominantly in the creation of new fast providers involving the metropolitan areas of higher relevance.
These providers, taken treatment of by automotive of electrical diesel traction, managed to arrive at a higher diploma of efficiency following a period of take a look at that lined the route Berlin – Hamburg as of 1930 what it even gave the title them of “Automotive teach type Hamburg” or “Traveling Hamburger”.

Lastly in 1938 professionals could manifest by settled the earlier experiments as much as financiers and he was purchased to the German industry represented in Chile by the Ferrostaal corporation the manufacture of 6 diesel trains –electric powered motor coaches– of two cars, on watch specific, modified type Hamburg, every a single for 124 passengers of initially course.
Two motors Person of 600HP, every a single had to print to the convoy a terminal velocity of 130 Km/h. The electrical part of traction came from corporation AEG.

Lastly, in 1946, the pens of the steam ship “Rosalino Pilo” loaded those people red-silverplate wagons that shortly had to be the delight of Chilean rails but Chile not still remaining the fuel scarcity, so that only with the commencing of the itinerary of summer 1947/48 commencing could be provided the typical assistance fast Santiago –Port Montt and Santiago-Concepción– with a few frequencies semalanes in wintertime and 6 in summer. Number of many years the technologies lasted the lifestyle utility of the Arrow of the South already had innovative, his decreased capacity of passengers resulted in a minimal financial procedure and, clear lack of spare …