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  1. Got that right Dave, I know exactly where it is. Used to drive up or down Rt 100 from Exton to Upper Macungie, to visit customers for work. That show has been on my to-do list for a couple years now. A dream "Guys night out" with by pal Bill. He & I go to Car Shows and Stockcar Races together, (when our wives let us out). I could easily handle "Double Duty". Macungie all day Saturday and Grandview Saturday night for some Dirt Track fun! ... Chris
  2. Pat, can you pick a day and time in more advance? Say, next Sunday, same Bat Time, same Bat channel? But something tells me you will be away from home for the weekend .... (Zoom Zoom)
  3. Got that right! The article points out a "road scene" is being filmed on SR-68, which leads SE from Tpk Exit 7 and becomes the Fort Dix Access Road that takes you right onto the Army Base, (with proper credentials of course). I tend to call Exit 7-A home, (we live near the legendary Anthrax US Post Office). I only drive "The Great Wall of NJ" if I'm heading north out of the Trenton area. We will be experiencing the NJ-Tpk (I-95) this weekend with a trip up to Nantucket, for business. Careful of the amateurs this Holiday weekend! ... Chris
  4. Familiar pit stops for Fonda road flick Movie scenes will be shot around Burlington County Tuesday, July 01, 2008 BY JOYCE J. PERSICO "Easy Rider" star Peter Fonda is keeping his motor running and getting out on the highway for a new movie filming locally this week. But unlike his character in the iconic 1969 movie that made him a counterculture star, he won't be straddling a motorcycle or heading to New Orleans. Instead, the 68-year-old actor will be sitting behind the wheel of an RV and the roads will be in Burlington County when the cameras begin rolling. The film is a road-trip drama with music called "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll" that follows a rock star (Kevin Zegers) with a failing career on a cross-country trip in an Airstream recreational vehicle from Long Island, N.Y., to Los Angeles. He makes the trip with a father-figure buddy (Fonda). Directed and written by Scott D. Rosenbaum, the movie is set in 1991, co-stars Jason Ritter (son of deceased "Three's Company" actor John Rit ter) and lists Spike Lee as executive producer. http://tinyurl.com/58g2hz
  5. Found it!!! "continue A Pottstown Tradition..local Landmark ""the Cup"" Restaurant Is Located On A Large Corner Lot Next To Heavily Traveled Rte 663 Which Leads Into The Center Of Pottstown. The Current Owner Has Made Many Interior Improvements To The Dining Area As Well As Upgrades And Renovations To The Kitchen. Highly Desired Parking Accommodates 35 Cars. 50 Seat Dining Room, 10 Seat Counter Area And Central Air. All Equipment And Inventory Remains." http://www.herbrealestate.com/ Listing#5271925
  6. Heck no, I just wanted to make some folks aware of an establishment for sale, that looks like a giant coffee cup!
  7. I noticed on drive-by, a business I'll call the "Coffee Cup Cafe" is For Sale. It is located at 903 N Charlotte St, Pottstown, PA 19464-3958 - (North Charlotte and Prospect Streets). MS Live Search Maps has a good "Bird's Eye" view of it. And I hope to get there again soon for a good photo. Anyone know a good commercial real estate search tool? Could be a fun business to operate. ... Chris
  8. Are you nuckin futs??? Pinto sheet-metal made great Modified Stock Cars, that's about it. . . . I'll bet your car came with a factory 8-track! ... Chris
  9. If you're going to burn some expensive gas, then burn expensive gas, in style! RED BARCHETTA Wishing I was in Indy or Charlotte this weekend ... ... Chris
  10. I can't wait to visit! "the museum's quarterly newsletter, The Spoke & Word ..." . . . now that is too clever.
  11. Wow! That is big! One just a bit smaller here, swallowed my entire pickup just yesterday. I'd like it back now, please.
  12. Technology may wipe business off the map by Ted Roelofs | Gazette News Service Monday January 21, 2008, 11:47 AM GRAND RAPIDS -- You can still find them hanging in fire stations, city halls, schools, even floral shops: comforting, detailed, familiar guides from a fading world. The paper map. Unfortunately for Metro Graphic Arts, of Grand Rapids, they seem to be headed the way of the buggy whip and the typewriter. The 62-year-old company expects to close its doors by the end of February, as it sells out the last of its street guides and wall maps. Too many customers are turning to digital GPS devices and Internet maps, instead of what Metro Graphic offers. "It's been coming," said Sally Terrell, 60, office manager and a 29-year employee. She is one of just eight employees left, sitting in a front office surrounded by empty desks. "I've noticed in the last year that things were not all that great." The closing folds a company founded by mapmaker Fred F. Johnson, . . . Sad news, GREAT PUN!!!
  13. Are you guys hip to Wolfgang's Vault? It's Bill Graham's personal collection of recordings, posters and other ephemera. Gosh, where would we be without that guy? Enjoy!
  14. Funny, I'm currently watching "A Daily Show". We were fortunate to know Jon when he was a Tar Bender at our local Rock Club. Imagine being served and/or flagged by that character! Choice times I will never forget. ... Chris
  15. Thanks Dave, My guess, that first car is a doosie of a "Duesi". And I'm betting Alex will reply to the Essex, with more info than we care to know, lol. That Stanley Steamer is the predecessor to today's Hydrogen Prototypes, nyuk! nyuk! nyuk! nyuk! . . . . Drive on ... ... Chris
  16. Thanks for the advice. My old Epson 1200U does a nice job. But I'd like to dig out some slides and reproduce those. Slipping further off-topic. Try a Google search for "Scanner Photography" to find links like these. http://www.katinkamatson.com/ http://www.kurtnovak.com/ I've made a box out of black poster board and experimented with this craft myself. Things clipped from my garden mostly. But found objects photograph well, for printing and use as decopodge' trompe l'oeil. Cheers! ... Chris
  17. COLUMBUS, OH—According to a statement released by the Ohio Department of Transportation Wednesday, highway maintenance workers are so deeply moved by the elegant pothole located in the westbound lane of Route 50 that they have decided not to defile its pure and powerful form by attempting to fill it in. "This natural jewel of concrete displacement on an endless stretch of barren highway is too aesthetically pristine to be disturbed," said Ohio DOT director James G. Beasley, . . Who'da thunk? ... Chris
  18. I'd love to see the images. There is intrinsic value in showing your entire collection from the show. However I have more scanning work on-deck, than I care to think about. So I will understand if it takes some time for you to complete the project. Oh you said slides? Does your scanner also do negatives? Can anyone recommend a good negative scanner? Always looking to make more work for myself. ... Chris
  19. My wife's Dad gave us the Garmin "nuvi 660", (for which I need Mac software). And for probably the 2nd time in my adult life, I was able to stay home "off-road" for Christmas day, play trains with our son and actually barbecue our lunch! . . . ... Chris
  20. God Bless Buddy Rich and Neil Peart! I cannot tell you how many times I played that Rush tape in my 70 Chevelle in 1981. The year of my HS Graduation, (or escape). I would check the gas, fill the oil, pop that tape in and head to the Jersey Shore!!! On another of my favorite albums, Neal Peart and Bill Bruford (among others) played on "Burning For Buddy: A Tribute To The Music Of Buddy Rich". There is a "making of" DVD as well, but I have not seen it. Would probably go on the same shelf with my "Yes Years" video. But that's just me. ... Chris
  21. It's a tough season for Architectural photographs with the low angle of the sun. I have been taking a lot of mental notes, as to where I can pull over and shoot. Perhaps in the Spring I can dedicate an entire Saturday to the US-130 project. Otherwise I drive parts of US-30 in NJ and PA, as well as US-40 in NJ for work. Today I drove PA-663 from Quakertown to Pottstown, where in the past, I have noticed two "Tea Cup" Cafe's. I believe they have both been turned into Italian Ice stands. I suspect a third exists in Quakertown itself but will have to look a bit closer next time by there. Sometimes renovators make it hard on us, ya know? ... Chris
  22. I heard this Podcast the other day. Truly sad how things change. ____________________________________________________ Morning Edition, November 28, 2007 · A staple of the American road trip could be slowly disappearing from the nation's interstates and byways. Owners of some roadside attractions are deciding that interest is waning in such treasures as the world's largest ball of string, Stinker the monkey or a flock of ducks escaping from a replica of the Titanic. Roadside Attractions Fading from Landscape by Jason Beaubien
  23. Welcome to backofmyhand.com Got a favourite clothes shop, bar or restaurant? Follow the same pre-match routine when you go to watch your football team? Is your town full of hidden gems? Use your local knowledge to make a collection of the important places in your life and share them with the world on BackOfMyHand! Check out our top current featured collections. http://backofmyhand.com/ Looks like another ditty powered my Microsoft Live Search. This is primarily to do with travel in the UK, but the American Road version could prove interestink.
  24. Hi Pat, Do you or anyone else know where I can get the Lightning McQueen sun visor that appears in that Ford Firetruck? . . . And what is that, about a 1948? What a beauty! ... Chris
  25. Ahh yes, the Colonial in Phoenixville, PA. I missed "Blobfest" again this year. Maybe I can get another marquee photo someday. I have other goodies earmarked in PA, but my project for NJ is to document the survivors of US Route 130. It will be hard not to stray from that, but I find it interesting, what can be found on just a single Highway. This is the classic ribbon of Commercial zone. Old Motels, Car Dealerships, Diners, Drive-In Burgers and other folly. I've lost a couple relics recently, due to my procrastination. But I hope to capture what I can, before it all goes away... .. Chris
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