Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter PowerDork
7/1/13 1:21 p.m.

Thought it was Black Tulip. Love that color. Had my '77 painted in it.

Random facts about Black Tulip: BL only offered it for one year, supposedly because it was too soft and tended to get damaged before the cars were even sold. They replaced it with Aconite after '73.

And prior to being picked up by BL, it was a BMW color. May have had a different name, but same paint code.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/1/13 8:32 p.m.

I think Tim's crazy is rubbing off on me:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/classic-cars/am-i-crazy-model-a-content-inside/66467/page1/#post1236487

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 11:11 a.m.

Yesterday we went to visit our printer, Publishers' Press.

They had the new issue of Classic ready to ship!

The process starts with paper, which shows up on a paper train!

Then it gets put into the printer, by the printer!

Next, ink is added:

And some magic happens...

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 HalfDork
7/2/13 11:14 a.m.

Very cool! It's neat to see just a glimpse of the magazine making process!

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/2/13 11:15 a.m.

Quad Graphics is up the road from me. It's amazing how fast you can become an industrial statistic in a place like that.

http://www.qg.com/

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 11:15 a.m.

Conveyor belts are cool!

The printed pages go into the binder, which stacks them into magazines.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 11:19 a.m.

Each binder has one of these little binding units for each 8-page chunk that makes up the magazine.

Then, the stacks are glued together! Here's how the glue arrives at the plant:

It's melted and slathered all over the stacks. The process generates enough waste heat for the employees to cook lunch!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 11:23 a.m.

The final step is trimming. Here, the mechanical equivalent of an angry ninja trims the magazines into the perfect little rectangles you all know and love.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 11:26 a.m.

The waste from the trimming goes through a series of giant tubes:

Into a machine that turns it into cubes for recycling:

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 11:28 a.m.

And, finally, the magazines are whisked into the sky. Then a stork picks them up, and carries them to your doors.

Then, you read them. Try not to think about all the trees.

noddaz
noddaz HalfDork
7/2/13 11:51 a.m.

Cool. Thanks for the look inside...

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UberDork
7/2/13 1:02 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: Try not to think about all the trees.

I drove the entire lake Michigan coast up through Michigan, across the UP, and down through Green Bay through all of Wisconsin. Your first thought is we have plenty of trees here; what's all the fuss....

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 2:07 p.m.

Now we're at Coker Tire; they have quite a nice showroom!

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
7/2/13 2:31 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: Now we're at Coker Tire; they have quite a nice showroom!

Is that Harroun's Marmon?!? I thought that thing was permanently tethered to the 500 museum at the Speedway.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
7/2/13 3:03 p.m.
friedgreencorrado wrote: Is that Harroun's Marmon?!? I thought that thing was permanently tethered to the 500 museum at the Speedway.

Replica

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
7/2/13 4:15 p.m.

In reply to slantvaliant:

Holy crap, that's cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qDpm3kuha8

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 4:38 p.m.

We're almost to Atlanta, and the traffic is setting in.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/2/13 4:50 p.m.

"You must be this tall to publish our magazine."

Tom Suddard wrote:
Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 6:02 p.m.

So... Tim just conned our server into letting us borrow the water pitcher: And our leaky radiator is now once again full!

The oil leak, on the other hand, is so bad that the rear of the car is slippery....

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 PowerDork
7/2/13 6:39 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: We're almost to Atlanta, and the traffic is setting in.

If you are in the Greater Atlanta Area, avoid Hennessy Honda of Woodstock. It seems that they suck.
Something other about a bag or satchel...

Hennessy Honda of Woodstock sucks

Toyman01
Toyman01 PowerDork
7/2/13 6:58 p.m.

That's not an oil leak, that's rust proofing.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic SuperDork
7/2/13 7:21 p.m.

Radiator leak, bars leaks tablets or powder if tabs cant be found, works every time.

Your oil "leak" is the Mercedes Benz automatic rustproofing system at work.

clownkiller
clownkiller Reader
7/2/13 7:35 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote:
Tom Suddard wrote: We're almost to Atlanta, and the traffic is setting in.
If you are in the Greater Atlanta Area, avoid Hennessy Honda of Woodstock. It seems that they suck. Something other about a bag or satchel... Hennessy Honda of Woodstock sucks

NICE

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds Reader
7/2/13 8:38 p.m.

Mission Mills lighthouse.

Tom Suddard wrote: We visited a lighthouse (yours are much shorter than ours).

Can't tell whether this is the same lighthouse, but it is certainly the same style. Might make a cool counter-memento to your shot, Tommy. Framed photo print for sale by Goodwill of Greater Rapids MI.

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Framed-BlackWhite-Photograph---Antique-13619158.html

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Event Marketing
7/2/13 10:16 p.m.

Still driving... Between the oil leak and the oil burning, we're having to add a quart of oil every hundred miles now.

Luckily, it's getting worse. Err, wait—that's not lucky at all.

We just crossed into Florida; hopefully we'll make it home.

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