Tag Archives: History

Phillips 66 Die Cast 1939 Chevrolet Panel Truck

The Mother Road is so iconic that many companies have incorporated at least the number ’66’ into their names in an attempt to ride the popularity to increased business and profits. The Phillips Petroleum Company was no exception. It was … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Great Locomotive Chase Magazine Ad Page

The Great Locomotive Chase is a 1956 American historical adventure film produced by¬†Walt Disney. It was based on the real¬†locomotive chase of 1862 which occurred during the American Civil War. Walt was a history buff and so it is not … Continue reading

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Nostalgic 50s Family Drive-In Clock

American Graffiti did much to romanticize the 50s. Like it needed any help! I love that era and always appreciate a good movie set in the period or a piece of merchandise that celebrates the cars, culture, and good times. … Continue reading

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From Phonograph to Laser Disc in About 100 Years

History has given us some interesting options when it comes to sound and video recordings. From the phonograph cylinder to shellac and then vinyl discs, read by means of stylus and eventually lasers, mankind has tried just about everything to … Continue reading

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Trip Report: WALT DISNEY’S BIRTHPLACE in Chicago, IL

Do you have a Disney Bucket List? So far we’ve managed to visit both North American parks, we’ve taken a Disney cruise, attended a Disney press event (and saw John Lasseter), and now we have been able to add a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Flying Cars – The True Story

When you first heard the lyrics “Off we go, into the wild, blue, yonder! Off we go…” you probably weren’t thinking of doing so in a car. Standard airplanes are the vehicles of choice for the sky! But that was … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull

I was minding my own business (pun intended) while browsing the shelves of my local Chapters book store when I saw a huge poster on the wall. I recognized right away that it featured an image from Pixar Studios! Immediately … Continue reading

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Luigi’s Flying Tires HAT

Ah, Theme Park history! Is there anything better than looking back and remembering those great old attractions of the past? If they are good attractions, no. But if they are attractions like the one featured in this post, then the … Continue reading

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GREENFIELD VILLAGE: Weird and Fun at the Old Car Festival

We were thrilled to be able to once again get an annual membership at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village! Next to Disney these two attractions are by far the best the States has to offer. One of the … Continue reading

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Original RADIO Broadcast LPs Too

Back in April of this year I posted a selection of old LP’s that contained some of the best old radio programs from the early days of the medium. It was entitled Original Radio Broadcast LPs and I’m sure that … Continue reading

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