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Category Archives: Vehicles

The 1192

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The 1192 – The 1192 climbs up the west side of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand. It’s a lesser known “snake road” in the mountains here, the roads that draw people from all over the world to experience …

One Corner, Five Minutes, 11 Scooters and 14 Kids

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

One Corner, Five Minutes, 11 Scooters and 14 Kids – After lunch today, during which time innumerable examples of this rode by, I stood outside for five minutes and captured most of the scooters with kids aboard. These are not …

Another Inexplicable Discovery

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

How does an Airstream get to the northwest mountains of Thailand?   And, once it got here, who decided to turn it into a tourist kitsch version of an Austin Food Trailer?

A Man and His Rickshaw

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

A Man and His Rickshaw – Pedaled rickshaws are not commonly seen these days. They are mostly used as curiosities and displays, such as these outside a hotel.   There are, however, still a few working pedal rickshaws; they are …

Scooter Transport

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Scooter Transport – The scooter is the first step up the economic ladder for individuals and families in developing economies. It is usually the first large economic purchase and it is transformative in its ability to provide mobility to a …

The Home for Wayward Tractors

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The Home for Wayward IHs – Some things just cannot be explained. How do a bunch of antique International Harvester tractors and trucks end up in a roadside museum in Thailand? And, how do I end up stumbling upon them?

What’s missing?

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

What’s missing in this photo?

Photon Delivery Vehicle

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Photon Delivery Vehicle – Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes. Just about every type of vehicle gets customized. This tour bus is my winner for “best customized vehicle, unlimited class” this week.    

Urban Prerunner

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Urban Prerunner – The Toyota Prerunner model was introduced to leverage the mystique of purpose-built trucks used to pre-run off-road race courses. “Pre-runners” are typically street licensed but often only marginally street legal, often being full-blown race chassis and drivelines …

The Crossroads and the Compass

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The Crossroads and the Compass – 7 April 2012 We don’t ride as much as we used to. That’s not a good thing, but it’s just the way it’s been for the last few years. We’ve been focused on adjusting …