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The Life & Times Of Aunt Mable – Part 17



Aunt Mabel claimed to always be able to dress for the occasion, and as young Johnny’s mother used to say “I’m never sure what’s worse, the dressing or the occasion.”

The occasion this time was to try to get her new neighbour, Mr Marvin Pender ton, (later to be her eleventh husband) into bed. The look on his face indicates that she succeeded. The poor sod didn’t know what he signed up for when he accepted her invitation for a drink.

Filed under: Humour, Tackieness Tagged: Aunt Mabel. Correct dressing, The right occasion

This Week’s Retro DIY Project – Pedal Driven Lathe

This Week’s Retro Recipe – Cherry Pie

Words From A Man Of Great Imagination



"The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings. And the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants (against which terrestrial animals, such as elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing) can be produced or developed."

From “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne

Text and image found at TurnOfTheCentury

Filed under: Literature, Quotations Tagged: Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Cricket Explained


a1046602_cricketYou have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

And we thank Mad Dogs & Englishmen for this exemplary explanation

Filed under: Entertainment, Games Tagged: Cricket, Mad Dogs & Englishmen

This Week’s Favourite Female Singer – Part 1 – Eleanor McEvoy


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Eleanor McEvoy
(born 22 January 1967) is one of Ireland‘s most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters. McEvoy composed the song "Only A Woman’s Heart", title track of A Woman’s Heart, the best-selling Irish album in Irish history.


McEvoy’s life as a musician began at the age of four when she began playing piano. At the age of eight she took up violin. Upon finishing school she attended Trinity College, Dublin where she studied music by day and worked in pit orchestras and music clubs by night.

a1046603_elenor mcevoy_01McEvoy graduated from Trinity with an Honors Degree in music, and spent four months busking in New York City. In 1988 she was accepted into the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra where she spent four years before leaving to concentrate on song writing.

She built up a following in clubs in Dublin with her three piece band, Jim Tate on bass, Noel Eccles on drums, and latterly Bill Shanley on guitar.

During a solo date in July 1992, she performed a little-known, self-penned song, "Only a Woman’s Heart". Mary Black, of whose band McEvoy was a member, was in the audience and invited her to add the track to an album of Irish female artists. The album was subsequently titled A Woman’s Heart and the track was released as the lead single.

A few days before A Woman’s Heart was released, Tom Zutaut A & R from Geffen Records, who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, and Edie Brickell, offered McEvoy a worldwide recording deal after watching her perform at The Baggot Inn in Dublin.

The album went on to sell over three-quarters of a million copies in Ireland alone and was (and remains) the biggest selling Irish album of all time.

Eleanor McEvoy, the self-titled debut offering, recorded in Windmill Lane Studios, was released in February 1993, and tours in the United States, Asia, and Europefollowed. Back on Irish soil, McEvoy was awarded Best New Artist, Best New Performer, and Best Songwriter Awards by the Irish entertainment and music industries. In 2011 Portuguese singer Luis Represas included a lovely version of Go Now from McEvoy’s eponymous album on his recording Reserva Especial.

As she began writing her second album, Tom Zutaut departed Geffen Records, so when Columbia U.S. offered her a new deal, she jumped ship and began working on a new, edgier second album, which would eventually be titled What’s Following Me? The album was released in 1996 and the sound was louder and grungier that her debut. The single "Precious Little" built to a Top-10 radio hit in the United States, giving McEvoy the exposure she needed for a headline tour of the U.S. She was invited to contribute of a number of movie and TV soundtracks.

At home, the success of A Woman’s Heart continued to overshadow McEvoy’s solo work and fans of the mammoth hit were disappointed with the rock elements of the second album and those that might have identified with her bittersweet lyrics, sensual vocals, and loud guitars turned a blind eye to the album.

McEvoy released her third album Snapshots in 1999. Her primary goal was to make Snapshots her most song-oriented album to date. Toward that goal, McEvoy hooked up with legendary producer Rupert Hine (who worked with Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Suzanne Vega, and Duncan Sheik) and recorded the album at Rupert’s “Chateau de la Tour de Moulin” and then in Metropolis Studios in London. The extensive use of drum loops was a complete change in style from her previous work.

The album was greeted by rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. ”… her sophisticated voice and compassionate seasoned lyrics … make Eleanor McEvoy’s album a gem….” declared The Boston Globe, while The Sunday Times described it as “her strongest album to date, with well appointed social comment topics…McEvoy’s take on matters emotional also hits pay dirt with the likes of the excellent ‘Did You Tell Him?’" However Columbia Records had been unprepared for the complete stylistic change and relations between the company and McEvoy became strained. Despite this, a sell-out, 24-date tour of the United States accompanied the release of Snapshots in the summer of 1999, followed by the "Snapshots Unplugged" tour March–April 2000, which culminated in a performance in Boulder, Colorado accompanied by the E Town Band where she duetted with Richard Thompson.

By 2000 McEvoy found herself increasingly entwined in record company red tape, Columbia had bought her first album Eleanor McEvoy from Geffen Records, but were refusing to release it. Neither What’s Following Me? nor Snapshots had set the sales charts on fire, and McEvoy’s public perception, particularly in Ireland, was caught in a limbo state between rock and folk, with "A Woman’s Heart" and its many incarnations still lurking in the back of the minds of the record-buying public.

Increasingly McEvoy started to work on outside projects. The Bert Jansch tribute album People On The Highway – A Bert Jansch Encomium (Market Square Records catalog number MSMCD106, Koch, September 2000) saw a newly recorded version of Jansch’s song about Sandy Denny, "Where Did My Life Go?", recorded by McEvoy especially for the album. Participating artists included Al Stewart, Roy Harper, Bernard Butler, Donovan, and Ralph McTell.

As the century closed, McEvoy had had enough of major-label involvement, making the decision to take the fourth album and head down the independent road. Yolawas a turning point in McEvoy’s musical direction. Released in 2001, it reflected the acoustic, jazz-influenced style she had developed on stage with Brian Connor. For McEvoy it was a new departure and one that found favour with music media. Irish Music Press described it as …. "her finest album", "a brave rejection of the predictable", "musically daring….beautifully atmospheric". International press lauded it as "a back to basics triumph", "beautifully restrained", "a classic", and "McEvoy’s best release to date". Extensive touring throughout the U.S. and the UK followed. In 2002 Yola was named "Record of the Year" by Hi-Fi+ Magazine.

This Week’s Favourite Female singer – Part 2 – Sharon Shannon

a1046604_Sharon Shannon_03Sharon Shannon (born 12 November 1968 in Ruan, County Clare) is an Irish musician. She is best known for her work with the accordion and for her fiddle technique. She also plays the tin whistle and melodeon. Her 1991 album Sharon Shannon is the best selling album of traditional Irish music ever released there. Beginning with Irish folk music, her work demonstrates a wide-ranging number of musical influences, including reggae, cajun music, Portuguese music, andFrench Canadian music. Her single What You Make It (da, da, da, da) featured hip hop music artists. She won the lifetime achievement award at the 2009 Meteor Awards.

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Recording career – The Waterboys

Shannon began her own recording career in 1989, working with producer John Dunford and musicians such as Adam Clayton, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham. The work with Scott and Wickham led to Shannon’s joining their band, The Waterboys. Shannon was with the band for eighteen months, and contributed both accordion and fiddle to their Room to Roam album. Her first world tour was with The Waterboys. Like Wickham, she left the group when Scott and group member Anthony Thistlethwaite wanted to move the band back to a more rock and roll sound.

First solo recordings

Her 1991 album Sharon Shannon is the best selling album of traditional Irish music ever released there.

Shannon’s solo work has achieved remarkable airplay and commercial success, especially in Ireland. After her inclusion on A Woman’s Heart, a compilation album and a tribute to her work on The Late Late Show, Shannon’s music received a great deal of exposure, contributing to the record-breaking sales of her debut album.

Sharon’s second album, Out The Gap (1994), was produced by Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell and had a distinctly reggaefeel.

Sharon’s track, "Cavan Potholes", written by Dónal Lunny is featured on the 1996 compilation Common Ground: Voices of Modern Irish Music. Other stars on the album include Sinéad O’Connor, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush and Bono.

Sharon’s fourth album titled "Spellbound" was released in September 1998. This compilation featured new material, live tracks and also tracks from previous albums.

Also in 1998 Sharon was asked by violinist Nigel Kennedy to join a him in performing on his "Jimi Hendrix Suite", later performing this work in some major European cities.

Her 2000 album, The Diamond Mountain Sessions, which included vocals from a wide variety of artists, was also a commercial success, being certified triple platinum.

Shannon recorded with Steve Earle on the song "The Galway Girl", which was released on both Earle’s album Transcendental Blues, and Shannon & Friends’ The Diamond Mountain Sessions. Both albums were released in 2000.

Another collaboration with Earle was the instrumental "Dominic Street", released on Earle’s 2002 album Sidetracks. Shannon has also worked with Jackson Browne, the band Coolfin, Dónal Lunny, Moya Brennan, Kirsty MacColl, Christy Moore, Sinéad O’Connor, Liam O’Maonlai, and John Prine, amongst others.

Later work

In 2004 Sharon Shannon released the album Libertango with guest spots from Róisín Elsafty, Sinéad O’Connor and the late Kirsty MacColl.

In 2005, she appeared on Tunes, a collaboration with Frankie Gavin, Michael McGoldrick, and Jim Murray.

In 2006 a celebration of 15 years of recording came out with The Sharon Shannon Collection 1990–2005.

In 2007 Shannon has worked with Belinda Carlisle for her album Voila.

As a solo musician, Sharon Shannon has toured Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, and Japan. She has also performed for politicians such as Bill Clinton, Mary Robinsonand Lech Wałęsa. Shannon has played benefit concerts for causes that she supports, such as animal welfare.

She continues to record her music and perform with her tour band, The Woodchoppers. A live version of Galway Girl recorded with Mundy was the most downloaded track in Ireland in 2007, winning a Meteor Award.

In 2008, Shannon featured in the Transatlantic Sessions.

In 2009, she played "Galway Girl" live at the Meteor Music Awards 2009, where she also picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award and won Most Downloaded Track again for Galway Girl with Mundy.

Shannon features playing accordion on The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra single "Bangarang", which also features Dawn Penn as vocalist. It was released on 26 May 2014.

Text from Wikipedia 

I know Sharon Shannon is not a singer and worse, she plays the accordion, an instrument I’ve been crapping on on enough occasions here on this blog but the truth is, if I should be a bit down in the dumps few musicians in the world can lift my spirit more than Sharon Shannon. It is bloody well impossible not to get in a good mood listening to her music – Ted

Filed under: Music Tagged: Celtic music, Eleanor McEvoy, Irish music, Sharon Shannon

Are The Bloody Frogs Taking Over The Net


french2What the f**k is happening, almost all my social media connections have turned to French. I tried to open my two Twitter accounts and both of them has turned to French. And I’m no longer logged in and the cheeky bastards ask me in their silly language if I want to follow my own Twitter accounts.

And every second time I open google.com I get the Swiss version in French instead. I don’t want this, I don’t read French well. I don’t like French!!! I’ve never asked for anything in French on the net ever. So what is happening – A very angry Ted

Filed under: Comments Tagged: Commotion, Takeovers, The French

Pinterest Too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Both my Pinterest accounts were in French when I opened them too

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The History Of Tea



I needed a large cup of Twining’s loose weight Assam, with a dash of honey and some tea history  to shake off all of that French that infested my screen – Ted

Filed under: Facts Tagged: History, Tea

The Forgotten Ones – Deborah Watling


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a1045_deborah_watling_05Deborah Watling
(born 2 January 1948) is an English actress best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor Who.

Watling was born at Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of actors Jack Watling and Patricia Hicks. Her sister Dilys and her brother Giles are also actors. Beginning as a child actress, she had a regular role as the niece of Peter Brady in The Invisible Man (1958) television series. She was later cast for the lead role in Alice (1965),Dennis Potter‘s version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, for the BBC’s The Wednesday Play, a small role in That’ll Be the Day (1973) and as Norma Baker in the ITV series Danger UXB (1979). She also co-starred withCliff Richard in the 1973 film Take Me High.

Watling played Victoria in Doctor Who from 1967 to 1968, though owing to the BBC’s wiping policy of the time, The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) and The Enemy of the World (1967-1968) are the only serials she appeared in to still exist in their entirety. She also appeared in Dimensions in Time (1993) and Downtime (1995).


Watling has also appeared in the Doctor Who audio drama Three’s a Crowd and regularly attends Doctor Who conventions and events. In November 2013 she appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.(1973) and as Norma Baker in the ITV series Danger UXB (1979). She also co-starred with Cliff Richard in the 1973 film Take Me High.


Watling played Victoria in Doctor Who from 1967 to 1968, though owing to the BBC’s wiping policy of the time, The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) and The Enemy of the World (1967-1968) are the only serials she appeared in to still exist in their entirety. She also appeared in Dimensions in Time (1993) and Downtime (1995).

Watling has also appeared in the Doctor Who audio drama Three’s a Crowd and regularly attends Doctor Who conventions and events. In November 2013 she appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

Filed under: Actresses, British Tagged: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Deborah Watling, Doctor Who, The Invisible Man, The Tomb of the Cybermen

By The Way ….

The Sunday Comic – Reaching A Dead Mother

This Week’s Girliemag Article – Cathy’s Private Pagan Isle


A digital recreation of an article published in Click Magazine Vol2 No1 1964

img_000The soft whispering of palm trees … the lulling sound of gentle surf kissing white beach … the warm, zephyr-like tropical air against naked skin … strange and colourful birds on the wing calling for their mates … the intimate solitude of the deep-shadowed jungle … What man ever could dream beyond such rapture – beyond the lazy, beckoning silence of a sultry siren’s secluded pagan isle?

Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures HERE

Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason  are against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted ;-)

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Filed under: Article, Glamour, Models & starlets, Nudes, The sixties Tagged: 1964, Click Magazine, Glamour photography

Man, That Must Have Been ….

1968 BMW R60/2 With A Steib S350 Sport Chair

Chet Baker and His Music



A great post that deserves reblogging from more people than me. A good read, muscleheaded :-)

Originally posted on The Muscleheaded Blog:

Plaque in Amsterdam

Plaque in Amsterdam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can’t explain why this is……

But it always seems like the ones who are blessed with the most talents,

are also the ones cursed with the deepest torments.

In a previous post, I referred to Brian Wilson….

……… and he certainly is an example.

As another case in point,

I could easily use one Chet Baker.

Chet was an extraordinary talent— in the late 50’s and early 60’s,

few people who heard him
would have doubted that his name would be remembered as one of the most important Jazz talents of the century.

He had an innate understanding of the emotional side of music.

1One could say that listening to him play is an exercise in empathy.

David Gelly described his potential early in his career:

James Dean, Frank Sinatra and Bix rolled into one “

Born in 1929 into a musical family…

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Filed under: Retro

London Anno 1959 – Part 13



‘They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace;
Christopher Robin went down with Alice … .’

Many people think of the catchy little tune to A. A. Milne’s words when they happen to be passing the Palace at the time when the Queen’s Guard is being changed. The ceremony of the changing, with one of the Guards’ bands playing in the forecourt, is always one of the most popular of London’s ‘free shows’. The duty of providing the Guard is undertaken in turn by the various regiments of Guards and occasionally, as a special privilege, by other British or Commonwealth regiments. The guardsmen seen here belong to the Coldstream Guards, distinguished from other regiments by the fact that their tunic buttons are grouped in pairs.

From “Country Life Picture Book of London” with photos by G F Allen

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Round The World By Steam – British India Steam Navigation Company


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British India Steam Navigation Company
("BI") was formed in 1856 as the Calcutta and Burmah Steam Navigation Company. The company had been formed out of Mackinnon, Mackenzie & Co, a trading partnership of the Scots William Mackinnon and Robert Mackenzie, to carry mail between Calcutta and Rangoon. It became British India SN Co in 1862. Under the hand of Lord Inchcape (James Lyle Mackay) who had become chairman in 1913, the company 1922_British Indian Steam Navigation3became part of the P&O group of companies in 1914 through a complex amalgamation, but continued with its own identity and organisation for another nearly 60 years until 1972, when it was entirely absorbed into P&O.

1922_British Indian Steam Navigation65As one of the largest shipowners of all time, the company owned more than 500 ships and managed 150 more for other owners. At its height in 1922, BI had more than 160 ships in the fleet, many built on Clydeside, Scotland. The main shipping routes of the line were: Britain to India, Australia, Kenya, Tanganyika. The company ran services from India toPakistan, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, Singapore, Malaya, Java, Thailand, Japan, Persian Gulf, East Africa and South Africa. BI had a long history of service to the British and Indian governments through trooping and other military contracts. In the last decade of its operational existence BI carried thousands of school children on educational cruises.

1922_British Indian Steam Navigation8The cargo vessel Gairsoppa, carrying silver bullion, pig iron and tea, which was sunk at great depth by the U-boat U-101 some 300 miles (480 km) southwest of Galway Bay, Ireland, carried the richest cargo of any sunken ship in world history[1] Some of the company’s better known passenger ships included Rajula, Dunera,Scindia, Sirdhana, Leicestershire, Dwarka, the sister ships Kampala and Karanja, and Kenya and Uganda, and Dara, which was sunk by a terrorist bomb in 1961.

1922_British Indian Steam Navigation5Nevasa of 1956 was the final passenger vessel built for BI. Serving as a troopship until redundant in 1962, Nevasa was assigned new duties with the BI educationalcruise ship flotilla until 1974, when she became surplus and was scrapped in 1975. Having earlier been joined in this trade by the more economic Uganda, this highly popular vessel was taken up (STUFT) by the British Ministry of Defence in 1982 as a hospital ship during the Falklands war with Argentina. Returning to BI’s tradition of government service again in 1983 – this time as a troopship – Uganda was "the last BI" when finally withdrawn in 1985. Dwarka holds the distinction of closing British-India’s true "liner" services, when withdrawn from the company’s Persian Gulf local trades in 1982, in her 35th year.

Text from Wikipedia 

Ship on the poster

SS Matiana

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built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow,
Yard No 587
Engines by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow

Propulsion: steam, two 3 stage Brown Curtis turbines, 4320 bhp, 13 knots, twin screw
Launched: Thursday, 26/01/1922
Built: 1922
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 8965 grt
Length: 485 feet
Breadth: 58.3 feet
Owner History:
British India Steam Navigation Company Glasgow & London
Status: Sold for Scrapping – 17/03/1952
Remarks: Broken up at Briton Ferry


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Filed under: Article, Holidays, Maritime history, Posters, Transportation, Traveling Tagged: Steam ship companies, Steam ship posters

Great American Cars Of The Forties – 1949 Cadillac Series 62


Cadillac made a ton of history for 1949. To its trendy, year-old "fishtail" styling the division added a modem and potent overhead-valve V-8, its first new engine in 12 years, plus a major new body style, the pillar less hardtop coupe. Though it shares credit for the last two with this year’s Oldsmobile, the ’49 Cadillac remains one of the decade’s most influential cars. With it, the "Standard of the World" secured its position as America’s most popular luxury make.

The story behind General Motors’ new post-war look, first seen on the 1948 Olds 98 and all Cadillacs save the Series 75, is well known. In 1939, company design chief Harley Earl and some of his charges went to Selfridge Field near img_009Detroit. There they got a look at the then top-secret Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a twin-engine pursuit aircraft that would be instrumental to the Allied effort in Europe during World War II. Earl was quite taken with its design, particularly the twin-boom tail, gracefully shaped rudders, pontoon-style engine nacelles, and bullet-like nose. By the time the U.S. entered the war, these and other elements had been adapted for possible use on future GM cars in a series of 1/5-scale models known as the "Interceptor" series, and this was the starting point for 1948-49 styling. Frank Hershey, Art Ross, and division studio chief Bill Mitchell worked with Earl on the new Cadillac. Its most striking feature, of course, was the now famous tailfins, which Earl said was used "to give the car some definition" and thus set it apart from lesser GM makes. Cadillac didn’t initially refer to them as fins but simply as "rudder-type styling." It was a perfect finishing touch on a handsome overall package.


Due to production delays, the ’48 Cadillacs were on the market only about nine months before it was time for the’ 49s. Styling was predictably unchanged apart from a lower grille ‘ opening and wraparound chrome trim for the parking lamps. As before, the basic line-up comprised the 126wheelbase Series 61 four-door img_007sedan and two-door fastback coupe ("sedanet"); the plusher 62, which added a convertible and, late in the season, the pioneering Coupe de Ville hardtop; the four-door Sixty-Special, still on its own 133-inch chassis; and the 136-inch-wheelbase Series 75 sedans and limousines, which now acquired the ‘new postwar styling’.

But the big news was the long awaited successor to Cadillac’s durable 346-cubic-inch L-head V-8. Developed by Edward N. Cole, Harry F. Barr, and division chief engineer Jack F. Gordon, this over-square unit (bore and stroke: 3.81 x 3.63 inches) would set the pattern for all Detroit V-8s to come. It was made of cast iron, like the L-head, yet weighed 188 pounds less and produced 160 horsepower, 10 more than the old V-8 despite less capacity, initially 331 cid. Features included ample room for enlargement, wedge-shape combustion chambers, and innovative img_011"slipper" pistons. The last, devised by Byron Ellis, travelled low between the crankshaft counterweights, permitting short connecting rods and low reciprocating mass. Compression was just 7.5:1, but ratios as high as 12:1 could easily be achieved. And indeed, compression would be upped in later years as higher octane fuel become available. Displacement would go up, too.

The new V-8 made every’ 49 Cadillac a genuine 100-mph car. Typical 0-60 mph acceleration for the Series 62 was 13 seconds with manual shift, though some 98 percent of Cadillac buyers were specifying Hydra-Matic img_010by this time. Nevertheless, such go was unheard-of in the luxury league, and the new V-8 even enjoyed a brief moment in the racing spotlight. A major triumph came in 1950, when Sam and Miles Collier drove a near-stock model to 10th overall at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

With so much to offer, Cadillac racked up record 1949 model year sales, a smashing 92,554 units, eclipsing the old 1941 mark. But even that didn’t stand very long, as the division went on to dominate the luxury class in the Fifties and Sixties. Today, Cadillac still reigns supreme. The ’49 made it all possible.


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Filed under: Automobiles, The forties Tagged: 1949, American cars, Cadillac Series 62

This Week’s Softdrink – Sun Crest


a1049_sun crest_02Sun Crest is a brand of flavored carbonated soft drink manufactured by The Dad’s Root Beer Company, LLC. of Jasper, Indiana and owned by Hedinger Brands, LLC, except for 6 countries in Asia owned by The Monarch Beverage Company, Inc. of Atlanta. Sun Crest Orange is currently available in fountain service and glass bottles in select markets in the U.S.


a1049_sun crest_04The Sun Crest brand of soft drinks was introduced by the National NuGrape Company of Atlanta, Georgia in 1938 as a flavor line, and sister brand to NuGrape, 2-Way lemon lime, and Kickapoo Joy Juice. Sun Crest was acquired along with NuGrape in 1968 by The Moxie Company (renamed Moxie-Monarch-NuGrape Company and later Monarch Beverage Company). Hedinger Brands, LLC. purchased the Sun Crest brand from Monarch in 2007 along with Dad’s Root Beer, Bubble Up and Dr. Wells brands, and licensed the brand to The Dad’s Root Beer Company, LLC. The Dad’s Root Beer Company headquarters is located in Jasper, Indiana.

a1049_sun crest_01Products

  • Sun Crest Orange Soda
  • Sun Crest Strawberry Soda
  • Sun Crest Grape Soda a1049_sun crest_03
  • Sun Crest Pineapple Soda
  • Sun Crest Peach
  • Sun Crest Cherry
  • Sun Crest Grapefruit
  • Sun Crest Lemon & Lime

Text from Wikpedia

Help Needed
I need your help visitors, both in suggesting sodas and soft drinks from around the world and in giving your opinion on the ones presented if you know the product. And you can start with giving your opinion on the ones posted already or reading what other visitors have written  – Ted

List of Soft drinks and sodas posted already
Visitors soft drinks and sodas suggestions and comments

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