All posts tagged "Sep-2009"

  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 1
  • 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
    • 0
  • 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
    • 0
  • RoadKing Mag
    Mr. Smith Takes the Wheel

    Harold Smith may not be a household name, but he made a huge contribution toward making American roadways safer. He ran a driver training school following his service in World War II, basing his behind-the-wheel tactics on...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
    • 2
  • RoadKing Mag
    Plug Ugly

    A dozen or so years ago, at a meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), I helped organize a panel discussion about sleeper cabs. I brought three owner-operators for a dialogue with truck builders’ cab engineers....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
    • 4