Bathtub Porsche

Bathtub Porsche

Okay, here's a car I would like to drive! Porsche made the 356 between 1948 and 1965. Known for its excellent handling, aerodynamics and build quality, this two-door, rear-engine coupe was the company's first production automobile. This little red speedster is from the mid 1950s.

© Sheila Creighton 2011

Soda Water

Soda Water

This is a bit of fun. I drink a lot of soda water and carbonated spring water and avoid pop. Not because I don't like it but because of the calories, sugar etc.. (note: in the States, soda is what us Canadians call pop). I have a glass around all the time and the other day when it was sitting in the sun all bubbly and effervescent I thought it would make a nice subject.

© Sheila Creighton 2011

Boyce Moto Meter

Boyce Moto Meter

Patented in 1912, the Boyce Moto Meter was a thermometer that screwed into the radiator cap and read the engine's vapor temperature. Accessories such as these eagle wings were available and many car companies had special emblems custom made. Boyce, whose tag line was "Boyce Moto Meter Your Car Deserves One," pretty much cornered the market until the late 1920s when gauges were dashboard mounted and beautiful hood ornaments became the rage.