Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Levi, Ray & Shoup Dragster

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Photo: Levi, Ray & Shoup Dragster on 6th

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Photo: Levi, Ray & Shoup Dragster Pipes

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Photo: Levi, Ray & Shoup Dragster Engine

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Photo: Levi, Ray & Shoup Dragster on Route 66

The Levi, Ray & Shoup Dragster was on display at the 2005 Route 66 Mother Road Festival held in Springfield, Illinois this weekend.

The LRS dragster was positioned on the street space in front of Maldaner's restaurant. Maldaner's is located at 222 S. Sixth street in the heart of Springfield's historic district. Sixth street for those who may not know was part of historic Route 66.

This post features a series of photographs featuring the Levi, Ray & Shoup dragster. The LRS dragster is beautiful in form, and function. The sleek aerodynamic curves of the machine are as beautiful as the precision, and power of its engines.

My favorite photographs of the LRS dragster are those in which victorian era buildings are seen in the background. The 21st Century dragster looks as if it's about to take off into space right from the street Abraham Lincoln practiced law from.

LRS is based in Springfield, Illinois, and is considered one of Springfield's premier employers.


Dave said...

I've heard LRS is a great employer. Springfield should be proud.

La Lubu said...

Their office building was one of the first jobs I was on. I was amazed at the fact that an office health club was part of the building design. I thought that was pretty damn progressive for Springfield.

(Oh, and nice shots of the Abraham Lincoln Museum. I was on that job too. One of the tinners used to have a bunch of under-construction photos up on the web, but she posted them on a tinner's specialty site that has since revamped and has a different name. I'll write her and see if the photos are archived anywhere....you'd probably dig 'em. It's a neat place.)

Anonymous said...

La Lubu,

I'd be very interested in viewing those under construction photographs.

I watched the buildings go up on a daily basis. I'll always recall the incredible sunsets in which the sun would slice through the skelaton of the unfinished museum.

Once the building is up, and running it seems that those who brought into being are forgotten.

Which is why it's a great idea to find those images, and share them with the world via the net that is.

I recall you had a website which I visited, and was very impressed with.

Then it disappeared.

Now you're back - but your blog is just one post?

Will you resume posting?

Once you do, I'll post your blog link on my blog roll. I'm impressed with pro-union laborers who are fully capable of expressing themselves politically, and every other way!


La Lubu said...

Yeah...I've been meaning to get back and post. If you go back in the archives, there are other posts. That'll be something I'll get back to next week, after the Mother Jones Dinner.....there's a lot I want to blog about!

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