Movie and Television Ambulances

Movie and Television Ambulances

Movie and Television Ambulances By Louis C. Farah The magic of Hollywood is something that I am very familiar with. I grew-up in the Los Angeles community of Toluca Lake, just a stone’s throw away from Universal, Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Studios and saw my fair share of television shows and movies filmed throughout…

Acme Livery Service

Acme Livery Service

Motorcars were a relatively new mode of transportation at the dawn of the Twentieth Century and, although automobiles had been around for several years, private automobile ownership was still something only for the rich or well established businesses…something the average Joe could only dream of. With the advent of the Ford Model T in October…

Community Ambulance and the infamous “Tuna Trucks”

Community Ambulance and the infamous “Tuna Trucks”

Community Ambulance and the infamous “Tuna Trucks” Kansas City MO C.W. “Charlie” Sievers was laying tile floors for a living in the late 1950’s. He had a contract where he laid the decorative entrance floors in the VA Hospitals. 
While on a trip back home from work one afternoon Charlie witnessed a serious automobile accident.…

Clint Cole, “The one man Miller show”

Clint Cole, “The one man Miller show”

Cole-Miller Coach Company. Clint Cole, “The one man Miller show” Born April 13, 1912 Clint passed away on March 22, 1995. Mr. Cole had previously worked for a Pratt & Whitney Company before venturing out to find work with A.J. Miller. Mr. Cole was originally hired by Leonard Robb who was the president of the…

Barbie Dream Hearse

Barbie Dream Hearse

There is usually a darkness that hangs over old used hearses and anyone who would want to privately own one. The mind automatically conjures up some form of morbid and ghoulish Addams Family type of display along with a tall slender person dressed all in black asking in a resounding deep baritone voice, “You rang?”…

Drive it like you stole it.

Drive it like you stole it.

One of the advantages of learning how to do a good chunk of the work on your own car is that when something does go wrong with it, you generally have some idea how to fix it yourself.  I’ve spent the last few years learning all sorts of fun skills that relate to my old…