All posts tagged "Sep-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Barrel of Laughs

    Pranksters in Austin, Texas, made headlines earlier this year when they reprogrammed construction signs to warn of an imminent zombie attack. But a North Carolina State University student did them one better: He created a roadside monster....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    From Ground to Pump

    It’s a crude reality: the price of diesel can change dramatically from one week to the next. Between June 1 and July 6 this year, the average diesel price began at $2.352 per gallon and skyrocketed to...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Fun & Games

    I used to be a beekeeper. We had our own semi and 10-wheeler for the business. Hauling bees was only a small part of the job, but important. It’s basically like hauling livestock. You have to keep...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Frankly Speaking

    Regardless of what you call it — frank, frankfurter, wiener, weenie, ball park, red hot, dog or dachshund, the hot dog is one of my favorite foods. I’ve been enjoying these delicious little red tubes of meat...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Early Birds

    The distant honk of a Canada goose snapped us out of our early-morning lull. Four of us were still scattering decoys in the short grass around our blind; the sun was still below the horizon. We certainly...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Classic Match

    The Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon. It was a crowd-stopper when the concept car, the Chevrolet EX122, was introduced at the 1953 GM Motorama, General Motors’ travelling show that took new models and concepts to cities...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Hooked On Classics

    Jim Duckworth pensively twirls the brass blade on a paint-flecked, treble-hooked Hendrix Spinner that was manufactured in 1874 and lets his mind wander. “I try to imagine the person who used this lure over 130 years ago,”...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Real Deals

    David Borroughs, one of the show’s founders, came up with the idea of evaluating authenticity. Experts compared each car with its condition when it left the factory. A car could earn Gold Certification by being 95 percent...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Recording History

    In 1782, barely six years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, General George Washington gave three members of his fighting troops a special “Badge of Military Merit,” a purple-colored heart-shaped award. Two hundred years later,...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Way to Go

    The Navy had been working on the idea of satellite navigating since 1960, advancing a tool developed during World War II. Long-range radio aids were used then to determine a ship’s or airplane’s position quickly and accurately....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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