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I write. It's what I do. Plus the rest.
I write. It's what I do. Plus the rest.

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This is my crowdfunding video. Going live in March 2019!
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I'm about to embark on an exciting crowdfunding project for #PixieStay properties. Clean, affordable and fun to stay in! £100 for a 2 night stay as a reward for helping me reach my goal. You will not be disappointed! 😆 http://bit.ly/2TPMvTN
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I'm enjoying this book so much, I've had to get this posted sharpish like so I can get on with reading it!! Hope you enjoy my review on the first chapter.
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I've started doing the 3-2-1 Chapter Reviews BEFORE I read the rest of the book - this way I'm sticking to the format of reviewing the first chapter without being influenced by the rest of the book. Now I can't wait to finish the book.
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Recording the theme tune, composed and performed by Francis Hugh Miles.

https://m.facebook.com/BarkingMadShow/ airing tomorrow, 5th June 4pm - ugnradio.com

Oh yes, I'm excited indeed! #barkingmadshow #comedy #drama #ugnradio
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Very excited! Auditions for the radio show TOMORROW!! #BarkingMad #Spreeboypublishing 
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To be more productive, try angling your morning toward what brings you joy
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1948 Norman E. Timbs Buick Streamliner

Every time I see a beauty like this, I'm reminded of "possibilities" in auto design. Possibilities is the key word, as more often than not, function has won out over form. But I believe the two can co-exist, if that perfect balance can be found. Did he find that here? You be the judge.
 
Mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs created this dramatic streamliner in the 1940s which in many ways was the ultimate American hot rod. He designed and fabricated much of the project himself which included a custom aluminum body and steel chassis. It took him over two years to finish and the resulting chic roadster was good enough for cover of Motor Trend as well as features in Mechanix Illustrated, Popular Mechanics and Motor Life.

Leading up to this design, Mr. Timbs had worked as an Indy 500 designer on cars such as the Blue Crown Specials which won Indy several times. Mr. Timbs was no doubt influenced by the 1937 Auto Union Typ C Stromlinie and 1937 Mercedes-Benz W25 Avus Stromlinie which ran the 1937 Avus GP. 

His sensational shape was a very close approximation to these cars which ran the fastest GP race of all time nearing speeds of 248.40 mph (400 kph).

The body was nod to the German GP cars which at the time mimicked aeronautical practice. Norm’s design was free of the over indulgences such as huge chrome bumpers and large tail fins that eventually dominated American design. The streamliner’s chic elegance was a rarity in America, even if was outdated by post-war standards.

#buick   #streamliner   #design   #cars   #automobile   #aerodynamic   #sleek   #artdeco  

More Great Pictures and the Rest of the Story Here
http://blog.supercars.net/blog/1948-norman-e-timbs-buick-streamliner/
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I think I have the shortest book reviews in the history of book reviewing. Written with the assumption that everyone is as busy as me!
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