'The Last Supper', Now With More Loctite and 10W30

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
the last supper now with more loctite and 10w30
Is ‘The Last Supper’ a little too 15th century for you and lacking the necessary backdrop to coexist with your neon Ford Service sign and collection of license plates? What if Jesus was a mechanic instead of a carpenter?You’re in luck.Freddy Fabris of Chicago has recreated some of the masterpieces of the Renaissance era and supplanted the original characters with those who wield torque wrenches and service manuals.
From Fabris’ post on the Huffington Post:I came across an old Midwest car shop that triggered this series, the place screamed for something to be shot there, and slowly but steadily ideas started to fall in to place.I selected The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, by Phillipe de Champaigne, The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt, and The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo as the main pieces, and then expanded the series with Rembrandt inspired portraits.You can check out Fabris’ work at Fabris Photography.[Source: Huffington Post via AutoGuide]
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  • VolandoBajo VolandoBajo on Nov 02, 2015

    Hi Nate-- Have a Happy Birthday. Hope good things happen for you, especially on that day. I had a friend in JHS who had a Cushman box, as it was one of the few machines with small enough displacement/HP or both to be legal under 16. It had all the bad characteristics you mentioned, especially the unwanted oil distribution system. But at least he could drive to JHS. His Cushman scooter ruled, until another buddy rolled up in a Zundapp 250, which I think squeaked in under FL law bacause its HP was rated low. The Cushman could throw its drive belt every time its owner tried to put some juice to the rear wheel. As I recall, he always kept a spare belt in his onboard toolkit, as the belt would often get chewed up when it came off the track. Obviously, the Zundapp outperformed the Cushman in every department. But I haven't seen either of those in literally decades. I did, however, recently see a Bultaco scrambler, something else I hadn't seen in decades, but which are still around, apparently. And since you seem to have knowledge of obscure vehicles, did you ever run across a small convertible, I recall it being a two seater, made in Spain, and called a Siata? A friend in NYC had one in the seventies. Not much in the way of sporty HP, but a fun car to tool around in. And a real attention grabber. Coolest obscure vehicle I ever saw in NYC though was an older, even then, MG, that had a for sale sign on it. Wooden spoke wheels, the whole postwar thing. Pulled up alongside him at a light, asked him if it was an MG-TB. Thought I was clever, noticing the details that meant it couldn't be an MG-TC. Instead, he said, "Nope, it's a TC-A." Only one I ever saw. A real post WW II style British sports car rush. In the late seventies, he was asking something like $16K, which wasn't bad for what it was, but it surely didn't fit into my plans. But a beautiful car. Am I correct in guessing that D.O.G.S. stood for something like Department of General Services? Think you said you have been keeping things rolling for a SoCal government agency, a kind of motor pool thing, at least for a while in your career. Cool acronym, though.

  • -Nate -Nate on Nov 02, 2015

    Yes on ' D.O.G.S. ' ~ the Govt. paperwork is endless and I figured out a way to pull the lion's tail so to speak and they couldn't complain because they like brevity.... I've heard of Siats . I saw an Italian roadster in " Memory Lane ' junkyard some years ago , 1950's styling with cycle fenders like an MG but with a two cylinder air cooled engine ~ WTH ?!? . I've always been interested in odd and obscure vehicles and began scouring junkyards and back lots when I was about 5 years old , I wish there had been digital cameras back then as many I've seen I still have no idea what the heck they were . I gave my then 14 year old Son a Honda CT90 to commute to High School on , obviously he had no operator's license so I told him to mind his P's & Q's and he'd be the only 9th grader on a Moto , it taught him to be circumspect and work to ward what you want . Oops ~ time to get to work ! . -Nate