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Vehicles at the 2014 Maker Faire in San Mateo







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Anonymous said...

love these.

a LOT of talent/hard work making these.

seems to me, if every school had a few clubs making these, there would be no problem getting regular attendance

Mr. Sharkey said...

The vehicle in the second photo was built and owned by a casual acquaintance of mine, Michael Leeds, of Santa Cruz, California. Its name is the "Blown Ranger", and it features a V-12 supercharged aircraft engine and an incredible monocue/space frame chassis. Lots more here.

Michael and his fellow creator Randy Grubb have been building some fantastic vehicles out of big truck parts and unlikely engine combinations (military tank engine, anyone?). At least one of the finished products sits in Jay Leno's garage. Click around the site in the link above and be amazed.

I once sent Michael some photos of my 1963 Crown house bus conversion under construction, and got back some back-of-the-napkin sketches that were out-of-this-world fanciful, but way beyond my construction skills.

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