Truck driver cleans headlights at gas station, Allston

Truck driver cleans headlights at gas station, Allston

File name: 11_07_000866

Title: Truck driver cleans headlights at gas station, Allston

Creator/Contributor: Grant, Spencer, 1944- (photographer)

Date created: 1974

Physical description: 1 negative : film, black & white ; 35 mm.

Genre: Film negatives

Subjects: Allston (Boston, Mass.); Trucks; Cleaning; Automobile service stations

Notes: Title from photographer caption.

Collection: Spencer Grant Collection

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

Rights: Copyright © Spencer Grant

Posted by Boston Public Library on 2012-02-10 16:10:45

Tagged: , Spencer Grant , Industry …



Carhenge, near Alliance, Nebraska, is a replica of Stonehenge made from junk cars painted a uniform gray. Constructed in 1987 by Jim Reinders, it’s become both a popular tourist stop and – to some people- a monument to the culture of the automobile, and to the industrial and consumer society of 20th century America.

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Posted by jimhughes51 on 2017-06-07 19:20:25

Tagged: , Carhenge , Alliance , Nebraska , sculpture , cars , automobile , industry , industrial , Detroit , junk sculpture , junkyard , consumerism , scrap , obsolescence , America , American , tourism , Midwest , black and white , b&w , black & white …

1956 Plymouth Savoy

1956 Plymouth Savoy

In the countryside of Niota, Illinois, about a block from my girlfriend’s parent’s farm, there’s a small, lonely wooded area that used to be a homestead. The house, barn, and sheds are all collapsed in on themselves, and the area is littered with old, abandoned cars – most of which are in still good enough condition to be restored, or reborn as hot rods.

Amongst the old, rusting, and forgotten automobiles is this powder-blue 1956 Plymouth Savoy that is literally "wrapped around a tree". The motor was removed a long time ago, allowing enough room for a seed to take root, and an old sturdy tree to flourish where Detroit iron once powered the abandoned Savoy decades ago.

Taken in Niota, Illinois on March 25th, 2009 with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28.

Posted by James Billson on 2009-07-07 07:34:21

Tagged: , 1956 , Plymouth , Savoy , automobile , relic , antique , Chrysler , rural , country , rusty , abandoned , classic , jalopy , old car , Detroit iron , American , history , metaphor , industry , auto , Dodge , road , pasture , woods , farm , homestead , Hancock County , Niota , Powellton , Nauvoo , Illinois , Panasonic , Lumix , DMC-FZ28 , fz28 , hot rod , rat rod , fix-up , treasure , weathered , tires , hubcaps , headlights , grill , chrome , slideshow …

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:
Fleet Number: GD1
Classification: Air-Conditioned Provincial Operation Bus
Seating Configuration: 2×2 Seats
Seating Capacity: 41 Passengers

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

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 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

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 …

Fisher Body 21

Fisher Body 21

In the early days of automobile manufacturing it was often cheaper to outsource the manufacture of bodies to a separate company, as car bodies were made of wood and metal and thus required skilled tradesmen. Enter Fisher Body, established in 1908, Fisher would go on to become a leading manufacturer of automobile bodies in the early 20th century. By 1917 General Motors outsources all their work to Fisher. To meet the demand Fisher expanded their already vast network of plants. Plant 21, designed by Albert Khan was constructed in 1919 and focused primarily on metal stamping. Post-WW2 the plant constructed components for bus, limos, and ambulances. However when this was moved to Flint, MI the site was shut down in 1984. It operated as an industrial painter from 1990-1993 before that to went bankrupt. Today it sits empty, and remain contaminated despite EPA cleanup from 2004 to 2010.

Nikon D300 – AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 1:2.8G
Three Image Stitched Panorama, Stitched with AutoPano Pro

Posted by Alex Luyckx on 2014-03-11 00:46:04

Tagged: , ue , urban exploration , urbex , detroit , michigan , fisher body 21 , fisher body , GM , Albert Khan , Industry , Industial , Automotive , Body , Limos , abandoned , decay , ruins , rust , nikon , nikon d300 , af-s nikkor 14-24mm 1:2.8g , SLR , digital …