Archive for the ‘machines’ Category

“The beguiling, bewitching, beautiful E-Type Jag.”
– Jeremy Clarkson

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

“He’s lost his Bovril”
– Jeremy Clarkson

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“It’s a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one’s safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.”
– Alan B. Shepherd

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
– Mario Andretti

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.”
– Colin Chapman

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“Shoot the gap! Shoot the gap!”
– VW ad

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

“It’s got fuel injection all over the place.”
– Tom Bauer

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.”
– Mark Twain

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.”
– Dudley Moore

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
–Henry Ford

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.”
– Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Simplicate, then add lightness.”
– Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“When I was a boy and other boys were lying awake wondering how girls worked, I was lying awake thinking about the Triumph TR6. What’s wrong with that?”
– James May

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“To fix one’s car is not merely to use up time, it is to have a different experience of time, of one’s car, and of oneself.”
– Matthew B. Crawford

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

“In a world overrun by Bond wannabes, this is a car for the John Steed in every man: individualistic and quirky, stylish and confident. As a bonus, you could wear a bowler while driving it, too.”
– Steve Wakefield

Friday, April 16th, 2010

“Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.”
– Milton Glaser

Monday, March 29th, 2010

“Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.”
- HAL

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

“I believe in the old Sam Goldwyn motto that there ain’t nothing wrong with Hollywood that good movies wouldn’t fix. I’m here to do the good movies.”
- Bob Lutz

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

“I believe strongly that this country has to get off oil. The electrification of the automobile is inevitable.”
– Bob Lutz

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

“A whole family of angry kitchen appliances, demented toasters, furious bread machines and vengeful trash compactors.”
– Bob Lutz

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

“It was built as a project, and like most backyard projects, it kind of got out of hand.”
– Jay Leno

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Everywhere, giant finned cars nose forward like fish; a savage servility slides by on grease.”
– Robert Lowell

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
– John F. Kennedy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“This car is a squadron of nuts and bolts flying in loose formation.”
– Colin G. Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden.”
– Eric Morecambe

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If you ride like there’s no tomorrow, there won’t be.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.”
– Jim Samuels

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’m making a wigwam for a goose’s bridle.”
– Gordon Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait ’til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
– Thomas Edison

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I just want it to look like nothing else in the world … and it should be surrounded by a train.”
– Walt Disney

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.”
– Andy Rooney

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If the current stylistic distinctions between open-source and commercial software persist, an open-software revolution could lead to yet another divide between haves and have-nots: those with the skills and connections to make use of free software, and those who must pay high prices for increasingly dated commercial offerings.”
– Scientific American

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I am using Linux every day to up my productivity – so up yours!”
– Joe Sloan

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“There are lots of things you can do to lessen the impact of spiralling fuel bills – all of which are dreary.”
– Jeremy Clarkson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?”br>– Nigel Tufnel

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I am not motivated by recognition, I just do things I like doing – racing, shagging, eating and drinking.”
– David Coulthard

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“To finish first, you must first finish.”
– Rick Mears

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Imitations do not stand a fair chance in surviving in competition with originals.”
– Soichiro Honda

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Newman’s first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.”
– Paul Newman

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Yes, clothes dryers are monsters, and more of them should be painted.”
– Graham Chapman

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Movement is tranquility dear boy.”
– Stirling Moss

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“if you try to carry the Sprite engine you assembled in your upstairs apartment down a flight of stairs by yourself, the painkillers they give you in hospital will give you vivid dreams of clowns.”
– Peter Egan

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“One night I got carried away on a dangerous mixture of French roast and Guiness and accidentally disassembled the whole car.”
– Peter Egan

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Drill Press: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, splattering it against the Rolling Stones poster over the bench grinder.”
– Peter Egan

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

There once was a girl named Irene
who lived on distilled kerosene
But she started absorbin’
a new hydrocarbon
and since then has never benzene

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When it’s steamboat time, you steam.”
– Mark Twain

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family.”
– Townsend Harris

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.”
– Anton Chekhov

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“What useless contraption are you half-baking today?”
– Cubert

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.”
– Scotty

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“It’s a wigwam for a goose’s bridle.”
– Gordon Beer

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“I like nice things that are made well.”
– Tom Bauer

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.”
– H.G. Wells

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Walking isn’t a lost art – one must, by some means, get to the garage.
– Evan Esar

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“There isn’t no call to go talking of pushing and pulling. Boats are quite tricky enough for those that sit still without looking further for the cause of trouble.”
– Sam Gamgee

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… That’s what gets you.”
– Jeremy Clarkson

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“the fact must be recorded that the motor car struck my young, literal mind as a slow, inefficient, draughty and anti-social means of transport. Motor cars splashed people with mud, frightened horses, irritated dogs and were a frightful nuisance to everybody.”
– W.O. Bentley

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Two of my favorite things are my steering wheel and my Remington rifle.”
– Dale Earnhardt

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“An E-Type never had cross-head screws.”
– Dr. George Verrilli

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“I would strip them and stack the parts. A lot of people heard I was doing that. Word got around among Volvo aficionados: ‘If you want a starter, see General Powell.’ ”
– Colin Powell

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Things should be made as simple as possible, and not simpler.”
– Albert Einstein

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“I get no joy from a car that doesn’t need me to take care of it.”
– Andy Whalen

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers.”
– Hunter S. Thompson

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Just a dirt road with trash on each side, but I was Mario Andretti, When Daddy let me drive.”
- Alan Jackson

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“We decided to settle this argument … with a race!”
- Jeremy Clarkson

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

“Hummer is a fuel-gobbling vehicle. The government rejected the deal to indicate a direction: China wants economical and environmentally friendly vehicles, rather than ones with large emissions and high fuel consumption.”
- Liu Feng

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

“I’ll guarantee that nothing exciting, vibrant, dynamic, new, creative, hopeful or beneficial in any way to Humanity, has ever been done, thought of or driven to in that drab, dreary, entirely beige, willfully awful pile of misery.”
- Richard Hammond

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

“At one time I had six (Volvo 122s), stashed at various places around the post so the M.P.’s wouldn’t find them all.” – Colin L. Powell

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

“Men have become the tools of their tools.” – Henry David Thoreau

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

“Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.” – Elizabeth West

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.” – Wilbur Wright

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“It’s not a contraption, It’s an intricate assembly.” – Tony Beatty

Thursday, February 18th, 2010