Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS 1953-1955 / 180-CARD COMPLETE SET / PLUS WRAPPERS, DISPLAY BOX, AND SAMPLES OF RED AND BLUE BACKS

This set was unusual in the fact that there was an early series, consisting of the first 160 cards, and a second series of only 20 cards published more than a year later. I don't know whether this small number for the second set reflects its lack of popularity or something else. The original set was very popular, and it was a favorite of mine. The backs of the main set are printed with red, the favorite color of Topps in its 1950s sets. The backs of the second set come in two different series, blue and red, and I do not know the reason. The really exciting parts of the whole set were the unusual cars, including sportscars, racers, and European exotics. There is perhaps an excessive number of early cars, not all of which are interesting or notable.



Friday, September 7, 2007

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 002 CUMMINS DIESEL RACER




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 003 CONNAUGHT SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 004 BUICK 1910 TOY TONNEAU


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 005 MERCER 1911 RACEABOUT




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 006 EXCALIBUR J SPORTS CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 007 NORTON MOTORCYCLE




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 008 LUMBER TRUCK STRADDLE TYPE


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 009 BUICK 1911 RUNABOUT







JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 010 LANCIA SPORTS CAR




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 011 MASERATI RACING CAR




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 012 MACK DIESEL TRACTOR


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 013 MAXWELL 1911




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 014 GATSO SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 015 OSCA MASERATI SPORTS CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 016 PIERCE ARROW 1911 STATION WAGON




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 017 WHITE 1910 OPERA COUPE


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 018 CEMO TURBO EXPERIMENTAL CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 019 PEGASO SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 020 PIERCE 1903 MOTORETTE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 021 BRUSH 1911 PANEL DELIVERY TRUCK

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 022 LAGO TALBOT SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 023 LAKESTER HOT ROD

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 024 PIERCE GREAT ARROW 1905 TOURING CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 025 AIRPORT FIRE TRUCK


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 026 COOPER-BRISTOL RACING CAR


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 027 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL SPORTS CAR




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 028 FORD 1903 RUNABOUT


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 029 SIMPLEX 1910 SPEEDSTER




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 030 ALFA ROMEO RACING CAR




Thursday, September 6, 2007

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 031 HOSE TRUCK FIRE ENGINE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 032 RENAULT 1909 VICTORIA RUNABOUT




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 033 WILLYS JEEP


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 034 BORGWARD HANSA SPORTS CAR

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 035 EFFYH MIDGET RACER







JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 036 LOCOMOBILE 1907 TRUCK


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 037 FORD MODEL T 1910

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 038 KENZ HOT ROD







JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 039 BRM RACER

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 040 COLUMBIA 1900 SURREY




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 041 STANLEY STEAMER 1911 TOURING CAR




JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 042 M24 LIGHT TANK GENERAL CHAFFEE


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 043 TWIN TANKER HOT ROD

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 044 PANHARD 1902 RACER


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 045 FRANKLIN 1904 REAR ENTRANCE TOURING CAR







JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 046 BELLY TANK THREE-WHEEL HOT ROD

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 047 ANTI-AIRCRAFT HALF-TRACK


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 048 PACKARD 1912 LANDAULET


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S TOPPS' WORLD ON WHEELS - CARD # 049 LONG ISLAND CAR MUSEUM