Three Girl Chums at Laurel Hall; or, The Mystery of the School by the Lake (The Barton Books for Girls #2). May Hollis Barton. New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1926. First edition. Original dust jacket.
Nan, Jo, and Sadie plan to attend Laurel Hall together. Their plan is threatened when Jo’s father loses his money due to theft by an employee. Meanwhile, Jo rescues Nan’s Aunt Emma from a fire, and Aunt Emma becomes Jo’s benefactor. The three girls leave for their new school. Upon their arrival, the three girl chums unwittingly make an instant enemy who does all she can to get the friends expelled from school.
Anna Selezneva 📷 Pascal Chevallier 💗🎀🌸👗💖
By #Tim White
Photo by Sylvain Deloux
By @wolfcaves on Instagram
What a difference 55 years makes juxtaposition of Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, 1965 and Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, 2020. Alfa Romeo have revealed a new track-focused version of the new generation Giulia based on the Quadrifoglio and fitted with a more powerful version of the Alfa Romeo 2.9 litre V6 Bi-Turbo engine, now with 540hp. Use of lightweight materials gives a reduction of 100kg compared to the Quadrifoglio. The new Giulia will be available as a limited edition in two versions (500 of each), the GTA and GTAm which features racing seats, roll-bar and six-point seat belts.
The ‘A’ in GTA stands for “Alleggerita,” Italian for lightweight. The original GTA featured a 1.6 litre TOHC 4 cylinder engine that produced 113hp for the stradale (road) version and 170hp for the race car.
I am thrilled to see one of my most lusted after monikers reborn by one one my favorite companies… the beautiful and mighty GTAm !!! Oh, yes, Virginia, I am smiling BIGLY!
Even though I can no longer drive, not that I could afford either of them, it is wonderful to know that the GTAm is still out there vanquishing lesser conveyeances left and right.
Alfa Romeo da tutto il mondo, baby!
Monteverdi Hai 450 SS, 1970. This magenta-coloured prototype was shown at the Geneva Motor Show 50 years ago. It was powered by a mid-mounted 450hp 6,974cc Chrysler V8. Though several other prototypes were made the Hai never made it into series production.
It is difficult to remember how striking that car was in 1970. I still have a pavlovian response to the name Monteverdi Hai as it was widely photographed and young magazine readers remember shapes like that!
I most definitely share mjl-love’s pavlovian reaction to this car — and from the very first moment I laid eyes on it, too.
Graham Rahal’s one of one Purple Ford GT
Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken on March 27, 2020 by the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft.
The probe was 329 km away from the comet, which was lined up perfectly with the Sun
Credit ESA / Rosetta NavCam CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
It is truly awesome that we can have the thrill of looking at images like this from deep space. I love it.
This is so beautiful. Pure Love.
In my old age I have come to cherish things like this. I thank my dear Dani for posting it.
A Jeep, packed with mortar shells, a mortar tube between the seats and the mortar plate on the floor, New Caledonia, 1942.
And with the name of that girl I love writ large on her flank!
@5ynthebelle 💿 Pure 💿
Ana Sotillo Navarro
Valeria Rudenko (@valeriarudy)
Valeria Rudenko (@valeriarudy)
The voluptuous and sensually sexy American Motors AMX/2.
It is truly a crying shame that this car was never produced for folks to buy. I mean, it’s not only gorgeous, but it’s also a pretty darned sophisticated piece for its day. Much better, even, than the original AMX, which was a pretty nifty car in its own right.
Was sad when American Motors became the first of the modern lot to go under. Their Javelins did quite well in Trans Am racing with Mark Donohue and company at the helm.
Bianca Cameroni by Diego Roldan
Kim Poelmans by Maarten Quaadvliet
The fantastic and fabulous 2002 GT4 by Frua. They only made two.
Here’s Why Frua May Have Designed The Prettiest BMW 2002
By Jayson Fong
October 3, 2016
Photography by Jayson Fong & BMW Group Classic
During an eleven year production lifetime, the iconic BMW 2002 Series introduced some of the marque’s most memorable cars. From sporty coupes, convertibles, tourers, and turbo-powered rally monsters, the 2002 series provided what was truly a lineup that had something for everyone. However, on this year’s Hamburg to Berlin Klassik, I got a closer look at the 2002 GT4 Frua: the very car that could have changed the face of the 2002 series from the one we remember.
Designed by Pietro Frua in 1969 as a potential 2002 model, the GT4 was a fastback 2+2 coupe built on the underpinnings of a 2002ti. Although based on the 2002, it also brought together styling from multiple BMW products including an interior largely lifted from the 2500 sedan, with its instrument cluster dominated by two large dials, and both indicators and door handles from the 2800CS.
Two examples of the GT4 with slight variations were produced and unveiled by BMW at the Paris Motor Shows of 1969 and 1970. Unfortunately the GT4 would not make it to series production, BMW opting to proceed with a touring design which would enter the market in 1971. Today, the 1970 Paris Motor Show concept remains in original condition and under the care of BMW Group Classic. However, on the back roads from Hamburg to Berlin, we were given the opportunity to see the GT4 on the road where it can be truly appreciated.
Read the rest at Petrolicious.
This would have sold like hotcakes… it is stunning. Oh well.
Thank God for March. This week we’ll be seeing mid 50s on the termoskan and that is so welcome. I was never a winter person. Still windy af, though. The other day it ripped the flag off the house. Madonne.
Found a cure for my poverty, but, naturally, I’m too poor to implement it. I would need $5,000.00 to get rolling and then it would just keep on truckin.’ Unfortunately, I am exactly $5K short of the $5K needed, so, like everything else in my life, it’s just a painful pipe dream. Maybe after 4 or 5 years, I could save up that much. Theoretically possible, at least. An investing service, it is, but a rather unique one. Half of the 5 would go to them and the other half to open a brokerage account. And like I mentioned, I am 5 short with years of savings to do it. Sucks being poor.
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple – Arashiyama, Japan by you_ji_low
I just love the faces carved into those bushes. It’s just wonderful.
Introducing Diana Pogorelaya
Willow Osborne – Dear Old Dixie
May 4, 2014
13 year old Willow Osborne performs “Dear Old Dixie” (start of the video is ending to Hee Haw Set. Filmed at The Country Tonite Theatre Show – May 2014.
Willow’s videos are too short.