Saturday, January 13, 2007

Vehicular NYC Photoblogging

Various vehicles from NYC...


The proud winner of MTV's annual "Pimp My Tug" competition.


In case you've ever wondered what the spirit of New York looked like...


Helicopter MADNESS!!!
(Click on the pic to see Bonus Helicopter)


Well, there is a truck in the background...

8 comments:

Interrobang said...

Holy crap, that tugboat is awesome!! I bet I know why it's painted that way -- to make it really stand out in a crowd of large ships, so nothing bumps into it, crosses lines with it, or pitch-poles it by accident, especially in fog.

charley said...

I bet I know why it's painted that way --

it's plan B in the the dirty fuck'n hippies failed efforts to resurrect kesey's psychedelic bus.

Eli said...

Oddly enough, the tug is the "Hackensack", which is really not a name that I would associate with psychedlia.

Maybe if it had been "Hackysack"...

watertiger said...

Well, lookee here!

Dirk Gently said...

this is a comment. :P

Eli said...

Heh. Thanks.

P. Drāno said...

These pictures are wonderful. It's great that there's a crewman in the 'Spirit of New York' and that bright cable in the foreground.
Apparently Hackensack is owned by Intrepid Sea*Air*Space Museum. Hence the unusual paint job.

Eli said...

Thanks, Drano!

I'm, uh, not entirely sure I follow the logic on the paint job. Although I had the sense that it was not a standard working tug (the canoes in the back, f'rinstance...).