Horse-drawn carriages – The Carriage HSE Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:31:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Horse-drawn carriages – The Carriage HSE 32 32 1963 Cadillac Miller Meteor hearse unearthed in tongue-in-cheek graveyard Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:31:00 +0000

Some gearheads with a fondness for American-made luxury automobiles might believe that a classic Cadillac is to die for. Well, to sate the appetite of those with such an obsession, here’s a Caddy originally designed to take you to your final resting place. It’s a darkly humorous anecdote that junkyard enthusiast and YouTuber Steve Magnante didn’t miss. “There’s a saying that sooner or later everyone can take a ride in a Cadillac,” he said in a video posted earlier in June as he stood next to a 1963 Cadillac Miller Meteor hearse.

Unfortunately, the expiration of this model makes it ill-equipped to take anyone dearly deceased to a destination six feet under. But like other modified Cadillac hearse models, this one has a host of cool tricks worthy of a detailed profile.

Caddy Z-Class chassis can handle heavy loads

For an automotive journalist like Magnante, this hearse might not have the cachet of novelty that a bespoke replica Munsters would sport, but it still gives a backstory he can’t help but talk about. For openers, Cadillac had been a major supplier of chassis parts for ambulances and hearses from the 1920s through the 1980s. Miller Meteor’s involvement in this specialization dates back to the 19th century, when parent company AJ Miller developed coaches for horse-drawn carriages. Fast forward to the mid-1950s when Miller (now a coach builder) merged with competitor Meteor, allowing the company to concentrate on building hearses and ambulances.

Technically, Cadillac only supplied the chassis for the Miller-Meteor fleet. On the 1963 model discovered by Magnante, it featured a Class Z chassis that featured a 13-foot wheelbase, longer than could be found on any 75-series Caddy stretch limousines at the time. The Z class was a chassis monster, capable of carrying particularly heavy loads. And since Cadillac didn’t build station wagons until much later, these Cadillac Miller Meteors could easily be adapted into more family-friendly utility vehicles at the end of their lifespan as ambulances or hearses.

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Gesturing to an empty engine bay that currently facilitates the growth of a tree and other foliage, Magnante pointed out that this 1963 model would have had a 390 cubic inch engine, the last time this hearse model would feature a power source of this size. The following year the fleet had grown to 429 engines. But this particular model was ahead of its time in that it featured a dual master cylinder as part of its braking system, four years before the federal government made them mandatory.

Grille intact with original T3 lamps

Stepping in front of the car, Magnante was stunned by an item that was not removed. “Amazingly, the grill on this thing didn’t get taken from a 50s bar and grill for a wall hanging,” he said. Except for a big bump in the middle, the grille is still a one-piece, aluminum and steel component that he says weighs at least 200 pounds.

He is also impressed by the presence of the four headlights, none of which have been broken after years of neglect. It’s a considerable find considering the rarity of these lights, once made by Guide, a major parts supplier for GM based in Ohio. As for the T3 identifier, Magnate pointed out that it simply means the driver can angle the lights down and to the right to maximize their alignment. Although they were reproduced for a few years since 1963, people looking for original replacements had to look for old vehicles equipped with them as early as 1955.

RELATED: Watch This 1,000 HP Buick Hearse Hit The TapeMagnante also pointed to other parts that identified the hearse as a utility vehicle, namely Cadillac’s box-section frame with coil springs and stabilizer bar up front. The car also featured drum brakes, as Cadillac disc brakes weren’t a reality until four years later. In back, the frame included rear roof racks shaped like dog paws, the last time they appeared on a Cadillac Miller Meteor product. These brackets would become more angular in later models.

This hearse provided a smooth ride

Like most Cadillacs, this hearse model was also known for providing a smooth ride for its living and deceased occupants. The longer wheelbase had something to do with it, but according to Magnante, the real difference was the presence of rear leaf springs, Delco spiral dampers and double U-joints as opposed to the universal joints used on the vehicles at the time. .

But what made these vehicles a rarity was that Cadillac had built about 163,000 cars in 1963, but only about 2,500 commercial chassis, some of which were destined for Miller Meteor to create hearses. Several years of service later, they were eventually relegated to automobile graveyards like the one discovered by Magnante. Said the YouTuber, “The life cycle of this one is pretty much over.”

Source: Steve Magnante

It’s the crossroads of America’s most popular car model and color Tue, 21 Jun 2022 18:00:22 +0000

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about gas prices for your car. The state revenue department announced a 5-cent gasoline sales tax increase, setting another state record for the third consecutive month. Beginning July 1, Indiana’s gasoline taxes will total a record 80.4 cents. As of Tuesday, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.97, according to AAA; in Indiana, it’s $5.12. Now let’s talk about the car itself.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Going back to the early days of the automobile, cars were commonly referred to as horseless carriages. In an effort to resemble the familiar horse-drawn carriages, early carriages were painted black. Ford’s Model T was only available in one color, black.

After the Great Depression and the years leading up to World War II, the most prevalent car colors were muted, dark tones… i.e. black. After the war, the colors of the cars became more vivid and vibrant to echo the tone of the times. Over the past 7 decades, colors have become popular based on current events. For example, in 1976 the most popular car colors were red, white and blue.

What is the most popular current car color nationally?

The top 4 car colors break down as follows: Grayscale colors account for a total of 77.1% of all vehicles on the road in the United States.

1 White 23.9%
2 Black 23.2%
3 Grey 15.5%
4 Silver 14.5%

A study by vehicle sales research site iSeeCars found that the most “valuable” tints aren’t always the most popular. The most popular car colors in 2021 were white, gray, silver and black.

What is the most valuable car color?

Believe it or not, it’s yellow. The resale value of yellow-colored cars is partly due to rarity, but also because it’s most often a color for sports cars and other low-volume vehicles that retain their appearance relatively well. value.

If you’re considering buying a convertible, make sure it’s a red convertible, as it holds its value the best over time, according to iSeeCars. A hardcover coupe, however, should be gray.

Which car color is the worst for resale?

Orange, lime green and purple cars are in the top 5 worst colors for resale, but to really blow up your color choice, get a gold car. Vehicles in this color have the lowest resale value on average, according to the data. Gold cars depreciate 21% more than average.

Which colored car gets the most tickets?

The urban legend that red cars get stopped more has persisted for years. American Auto Insurance says there’s one color that stands out more than others, but it’s not red. The vehicle color that stands out more than any other color is white.

A Chevrolet Malibu is on display at a Chevrolet dealership
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What is the most popular car model and color in Indiana?

Ford Motor Companies’ F-series pickup trucks are the most popular vehicles in 18 states, however, Indiana is the only one to manufacture the Chevy Malibu No. 1. Indiana stays on trend with the nation as black color ranks number one in Hoosier State. If you want to go beyond grayscale, you’ll find that red is our most popular non-traditional color with 27.6% of cars on Indiana roads in that category. Indiana also ranks 8th in the nation for most popular non-traditional colored cars on the nation’s road.

There are 2,123,748 cars registered in Hoosier State.

]]> A frightened carriage horse in New York runs into oncoming traffic and collides with two vehicles Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:30:51 +0000

On Tuesday night in Midtown Manhattan, a Central Park carriage horse got scared and took off running into oncoming traffic, apparently without a driver, for several blocks. The horse, Freddy, ended up running over two vehicles and then got stuck between them. As traffic stopped, the drivers started honking, which again startled the horse. Freddy suffered a gash on his left side and a pedestrian crossed the street also suffered an injury when the horse hit them.

“When horses are forced to drive carriages through the busy streets of Manhattan, violent accidents will continue to happen again and again. Electric cars aren’t scared – but terrified 2,000 pound horses in cities do – endangering themselves, carriage drivers and everyone around them,” said Edita Birnkrant, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Clean, Liveable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS).

Birnkrant and Marty Irby of Animal Wellness Action call for an investigation into the incident, and Irby asks for the driver’s license to be revoked. Apparently the driver was inexperienced and the horse had recently been brought into town. Birnkrant also requests that the horse be sent to a sanctuary.

“Working horses on hot, slippery asphalt without the proper care and feeding is inexcusable, and this particular incident saw a horse spiral out of control in oncoming traffic, which is extremely dangerous for horses and humans. The animal welfare movement in America was ignited 150 years ago over the issue of carriage horse abuse, but Manhattan continues to allow it to persist today. The American people will no longer tolerate these incidents in our modern society,” Irby said.

A transportation industry spokesperson, however, predictably tried to downplay the incident.

“Every incident made headlines because it almost never happens,” she said. “It’s not cruel to the horses… They’re very well cared for.”

But that’s far from true, because the work is inherently cruel. Horses can work up to 9 hours a day for 7 days a week, carrying loads of up to 1,800 pounds. They are forced to walk all day on hot asphalt, breathing in toxic fumes from cars in the chaos of a New York City. They also often live in tiny stables in town that are too small for them to even lie in comfortably, and the floors are covered in their trash. When horses are exhausted, they are often euthanized or auctioned off for slaughterhouses.

On top of that, there have been several “incidents” over the past few years. Just last month we saw carriage drivers kicking and dragging a collapsed horse. Late last year, another horse got scared, collided with a vehicle, suffered deep lacerations to several parts of its body and passed out. And two years ago, an overworked horse collapsed in Central Park from a heart condition and was euthanized.

It is an archaic tradition which must disappear. Animals should never be exploited and forced to work for humans to enjoy. Enough is enough.

Please sign this petition to help ban horse-drawn carriages!

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Brighton and Hove Albion Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:15:45 +0000

Manchester United’s 4-0 demolition in last season’s penultimate home game will long be remembered by all who were there. Many described it as the best Albion performance they had ever seen. But where does he rank among the finest performances in the club’s 121-year history?

As the montage shown on Amex screens before kick-off so well illustrates, Albion and our fans have had some exhilarating times over the years winning promotions, play-offs and struggles last minute relegation.

No one can forget Adam Virgo’s stoppage-time headers against Swindon and Leo Ulloa at Nottingham Forest, Solly March opening the door to the Premier League against Wigan, Stuart Storer sending home the latest winner at Goldstone and, of course, , Robbie Reinelt’s life- saver at Hereford.

But some would argue that while these were important occasions, they were not games at the highest level of club play. But wouldn’t limiting the choice to Premier League and former First Division fixtures rule out all but nine seasons of the club’s fixtures?

So, given the importance of the occasion, the quality of the performance and the strength of the opposition, here are six of the best.

September 5, 1910: Aston Villa 0 Albion 1 (FA Charity Shield).

By Paul Hazelwood

A ticket to the final, which can be found in the club’s museum at the Amex.

Albion became the unofficial champions of England when Charlie Webb’s goal beat Football League title winners Aston Villa to clinch the only major piece of silverware in the club’s history (so far ).

It was fitting for Webb to decide the outcome. The Irishman was one of the most important figures in the club’s history – scoring 79 goals in 275 appearances as a player before taking charge of 1,215 games as manager.

The Charity Shield (now the FA Community Shield) is a showpiece at Wembley between Premier League champions and FA Cup holders these days, but for five years before World War I it was contested by the champions of the Football League and the Southern League, the two major leagues.

Albion were Southern League champions for the only time in their history and so faced Villa, Football League champions for a record sixth time, at Stamford Bridge in a game that had Sussex talked about for weeks before . Crowds headed north on special trains and players took to the Chelsea pitch in a horse-drawn carriage, but any sense that the team were there just to enjoy a day quickly disappeared.

Nor, according to contemporary reports, was an operation of mass destruction. In the first half, long-serving Bill ‘Bullet’ Jones hit the post for Villa and goalkeeper Bob Whiting had little to do despite international quality in the opposition ranks – although there was had a release when Villa winger Albert Hall curled in a corner. into the net, but direct goals from flag kicks were only allowed in 1924.

By BHAFC/Tim Carder

Charlie Webb scored Albion’s winning goal, pictured alongside the team that won the Community Shield.

In the second half, an Albion defense that had conceded just 28 goals in 42 games in the title-winning season held firm again, while winger Bertie Longstaff began to trouble Villa’s back line . From his corner with 18 minutes remaining, Villa keeper Arthur Cartlidge failed to clear and Webb scored from Bill Hastings’ pass.

Webb then moved into defense to help secure the victory before skipper Joe Leeming stepped in to collect the shield from the FA vice-chairman and mayor of Fulham, who presented the medals. Cheering crowds filled Brighton station as the team arrived before changing trains to Hove and back to Goldstone.

We’ll be looking at other famous results on the club’s website in the club’s history in the coming weeks.

It’s the end of the word in Critical Role Calamity, but it also feels like the start of an MCU-style universe. Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:23:48 +0000

Critical Role’s Loquatius Seelie would know all about you before you opened your mouth. As voice actor Sam Riegel explains when I catch up with him about the Calamity miniseries, his character doesn’t do anything halfway. In addition to having smoky answers ready to go at the slightest whiff of scandal, he “would discover [your] predilections, and perhaps even weaknesses.” For Loquatius, it’s about controlling the narrative.

Except there’s no Calamity control. An event that took place generations before the current Critical Role campaign, this apocalypse has been a cornerstone of the series’ lore since its debut in 2015. It means fans know exactly how the miniseries (directed by Dimension 20’s Brennan Lee Mulligan and featuring Riegel, Marisha Ray, Travis Willingham, Aabria Iyengar, Lou Wilson, and Luis Carazo) will end.