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carsforhope:

"It’s a very sad day for all of us. My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning. He lived an incredible life, achieving more than anyone would ever dream of and he will continue to live on through the astounding legacy he leaves behind." – David Brabham Photo: Jack Brabham and his son Gary at Outlon Park, 1967. April 2, 1926 - May 19, 2014 #RIPJackBrabham

carsforhope:

"It’s a very sad day for all of us. My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning. He lived an incredible life, achieving more than anyone would ever dream of and he will continue to live on through the astounding legacy he leaves behind." – David Brabham 

Photo: Jack Brabham and his son Gary at Outlon Park, 1967. 

April 2, 1926 - May 19, 2014 #RIPJackBrabham

(via theoldiebutgoodie)

thekhooll:

Fight for ‘Alcatraz of Caribbean’ in Puerto Rico [via]

"The fortress-like facade of the Oso Blanco prison looms over a gritty neighborhood in the Puerto Rican capital, and even larger in the imagination of many on the island.

But perhaps for not much longer. The Puerto Rican government, which struggled for decades to gain control of the prison known as the “Alcatraz of the Caribbean,” wants to demolish most of the cavernous structure and build an office park aimed at attracting high-tech businesses.

Preservationists and historians say not so fast. The Rio Piedras State Penitentiary is considered a magnificent example of Art Deco architecture. It’s also part of history, though it’s a dark chapter featuring brutality and mismanagement.”

Photographs by Ricardo Arduengo

Top image by Architect Juan Penabad from the petition web site Save El Oso Blanco

(Source: archatlas)

automobilist:

1956 Ford Thunderbird (South Park Slope)

Some cultural artifacts become a sort of shorthand for the time and place that produced them. The first generation Ford Thunderbird, along with the early Corvettes, the ’55 and ’57 Chevys and a number of Cadillacs, not least, the ’59 Seventy-Five with its outrageous fins, shout “Fifties!” as loudly as do bullet bras, Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and I Love Lucy.

This very well-kept Thunderbird Green 1956 is a product of a confident and exuberant 1950’s America.

(via theoldiebutgoodie)