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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,587

    OK, here's one without the name in the picture:

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • Claire@EdmundsClaire@Edmunds Chicago areaPosts: 968
    edited December 2013

    @stickguy, not sure if this is the image you were trying to link, but it looks like you might've had the "http" part of the link in there twice. To avoid that, just paste your link right over the "http://" that automatically populates the input box.

    Claire

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,587

    @claire I finally got it right. i do recall some pics don't work (off google maybe?) but I obviously figured it out.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,711

    @stickguy said: Looks like allpar.com isn't going to share. All I'm seeing is a message to clear my cache in my browser and go to allpar.com to see the images.

    This message has been approved.

  • Claire@EdmundsClaire@Edmunds Chicago areaPosts: 968
    edited December 2013

    @stickguy said: claire I finally got it right. i do recall some pics don't work (off google maybe?) but I obviously figured it out.

    Glad you got it figured out. :) Google links are always a mess; I usually just right click the images that return in their search results so that I can get a direct link to the site or image without all the extra garbage.

    Claire

    HOST

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914

    Simca Aronde, perhaps.

    @stickguy said: OK, here's one without the name in the picture:

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914

    Kia K900, which I've already nicknamed K9. Just a few BMW details there. I guess the Equus is selling so well, they need another entrant.

    @andys120 said: New>

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 432

    @grahampeters said: G'day

    Anyone care to identify this one? I took this at a transport museum in Alice Springs in Central Australia

    Okay so the photo has posted but resizing it might be an issues. How do I get this right? Cheers

    Graham We would have welcomed Alice Springs temperatures here this week at 42 degrees North latitude.

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,971
    edited December 2013

    Even 42°F would be nice. Currently -10°C here, so 42°C would cause a lot of flooding. :@

    Then I'd have to go dig up an Amphicar pic to post. I think the highest we ever hit in our Boise years was 105°F or 40.5 C. Hope the fires aren't crazy this summer.

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 432

    @Stever@Edmunds said: Even 42°F would be nice. Currently -10°C here, so 42°C would cause a lot of flooding. :@

    Then I'd have to go dig up an Amphicar pic to post.

  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 432

    I was talking 42 degrees latitude, not temperature. (My cousin lives in Nampa. He loves it there.)

  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,553
    edited December 2013

    G'day

    Melbourne, where I live is famous for its changeable weather; supposedly four seasons in one day. Quite cool today, Thursday was 40C (104F) here in Melbourne and I saw 42C near the airport in late afternoon.

    When I took the photo of the Wood Burner/ Gas Converter Coronet at Alice Springs, it was mid winter. Being desert country with little cloud cover, it is pleasantly warm by day but sub freezing once the light fades in winter. The cold is so intense that all the locals wear woolen hats, known as Beanies and a Knitting Festival, "The Alice Springs Beanie Festival" has grown up. It draws about 2,000 entrants and about 10,000 knitted beanies each year. It is absolutely massive and a great excuse for a party, which Alice Springs embraces enthusiastically - very hard to get accommodation whilst it is on because so many people come from out of town!

    That was the reason for our visit as Judy had entered two knitted and felted beanies and it was a good excuse to take a 6,600km road trip. I have been meaning to write it up since we returned in mid July. With much easier posting of photos, I will now do so.

    Now back to the Coronet which is sitting on a flat bed trailer at the Australian: It was a 1972 Dodge Coronet bought by a Northern Territory Transport pioneer, Kurt Johannsen in 1976 and converted to run with a gas producer of his own invention. Quoting from:

    http://ehive.com/account/3492/object/77710/Kurt_Gerhardt_JOHANNSEN_b_11th_January_1915_Deep_Well_NT

    "In 1976 Kurt bought a 1972 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon and set it up as a self-contained camping vehicle. This has become the 'Mulga Express' Mark IV. Since he 'officially' retired in 1979 he has used this vehicle extensively on camping trips throughout the north and west of Australia. Following recuperation from heart surgery in 1986 Kurt built a second wood-gas producer and mounted it on this vehicle. Consequently, he doesn't have to worry about running out of fuel on his camping expeditions, which can last up to four or five weeks - the vehicle will run totally on wood-gas, or petrol, or a combination of both."

    Kurt Johansen's main claim to fame was in developing and popularising (although not strictly the invention of ) Road Trains, which are very common in Outback Australia. The pioneer vehicles are in the Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs. I will try and post photos of some of the unusual vehicles that I found there.

    http://www.roadtransporthall.com/

    Cheers

    Graham

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,971
    edited December 2013

    @lostwrench1 said: My cousin lives in Nampa. He loves it there.

    Oh, those degrees. :o I thought the best car dealers were in Nampa and that's where we saw Bob Dylan when we lived in Boise. All time record high there was 109.

  • magnettemagnette London UKPosts: 1,884

    Glad you are all back -but simple question - how do I post a picture with my post?

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,971
    edited December 2013

    Use the Image button to link to a photo hosted elsewhere. Use the Attach a file link to post a pic that resides on your computer. The Image button icon is pictured below. There's more forum tips here:

  • boyceboyce Bossier City, La.Posts: 48

    @ grahampeters. Thanks so much for posting the roadtransporthall link. I really enjoyed looking at it. Those road trains amaze me!

    2012 Mazda 3 Skyactive 6spd. auto 2008 Mazda Tribute S 4spd auto.

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,971
    edited December 2013

    Oh, if you use the Image button the default "text" will be the URL itself. That will often be a spoiler, but you can edit the text in the brackets that will show up in the code.

    It's a confusing string at first but once you spot the initial bracket right at the start of the code string, it makes a bit more sense.

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,395
  • tmarttmart Posts: 998

    The new Lamborghini Huracan.

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