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500 Antique Cars Come to Auction – Pierce Nebraska

Check out this epic find of more than 500 old cars to be auctioned September 28 & 29, 2013. The collection includes more than 50 cars with less than 10 miles on them. It is going to be fun to … Continue reading

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Bangkok International Tire Expo – 12-15 March 2014

Long a hub of anything to do with rubber, Thailand; next year will host a trio of trade shows relating to the rubber industry, headlined by the 1st Bangkok International Tire Expo being held in March 2014. Held concurrently at … Continue reading

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How do they make a whitewall tire?

Some of us older folks remember the days when many cars came with whitewalls. The sidewall of the tire had a white rubber strip – some were very wide, 2-½ to 3″ or wider… some were narrow ¾” or so, … Continue reading

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How do I manage a tire sourcing project?

I have been living and working in Thailand for the last seven years always in the tire and rubber business. For the past three years we have been working on tire projects for custom and vintage cars and motorcycles. We … Continue reading

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Color Graphics on Tires

From April 2004 to the end of 2009 I was involved with a fun and interesting project, color graphic applications for rubber tires. We did this presentation near the end of the company’s search for an investor or partner that … Continue reading

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Tire Store in Bangkok

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A beautiful and well run tire store in Nonthaburi area outside Bangkok. We visited here last week while working on our new – old designs. Vic Rollins – from the far side of Bangkok

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Muddy water takin’ back the land

Mary, take the baby, river’s risin’ That muddy water’s takin’ back the land This old frame house won’t take one more beating Ain’t no time to stay and make a stand Opening lines of an old Seldom Scene song written … Continue reading

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Thailand Floods in the Old Days – David Lyman

This is just a great commentary on the floods and governments of today and a little nostalgia for the more simple days past. Floods in the old days were much more fun – David Lyman, The Nation 29 October 2011 … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Worst Flooding in 50 Years

28 October 2011 – Bangkok is surrounded. Surrounded by politicians all clamoring for credit and running from blame. They are crying, they are shouting and they are paddling. The cartoonists and the op-ed writers are having a field day. $1,000 … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs

The news of the death of Steve Jobs came as a bit of a surprise until I thought about it for a minute or two. Only a few weeks before he had stepped down as the day to day leader … Continue reading

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