NickMaronese
NickMaronese
9/3/18
7:29 AM
1

That’s what I was wondering, it didn’t look like it had been modified really. Cavernous space back there in most old American cars!

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9/3/18
6:44 AM
1

They’re only in the air for 10 minutes a day. There’s also the warm-up, taxi, run-up, take-off, landing, and taxi. That can add another 20 minutes, easily. Let’s just call it half an hour of tach time from startup to shutdown. Read more

9/2/18
10:42 PM
2

If youre only flying 10 minutes a day, ot doesn't seem so bad. 

9/2/18
9:57 PM
2

My father grew up on Put in Bay Island in the 1950's. His step father was the pilot who crashed the Ford Tri-Motor in 1954. And, yes, my dad flew on it many, many time going back and forth from the islands to the main land. In fact, the islanders still use planes as school transport during the winter. It’s a bit of a Read more

9/2/18
8:59 PM
1

Depending on how it was configured, that old Tri-Motor burned anywhere from 45 to 90 gph. At today’s Avgas prices ($5.12/gal average), that thing cost at least $230/hour just in fuel. I love the old big planes and I’d love to fly them, but the costs make me long for a time when fuel was dirt cheap and plentiful.

9/2/18
8:50 PM
1

Welcome back Nick! Great article! Was that Buick converted into some sort of El Camino ripoff?

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12/6/17
10:23 PM
1

Ey, congrats on the new gig, Nick!

12/6/17
6:09 PM
2

I was at a car show last summer when a man, his wife, and kid (around 5 or 6 years old) were walking by. They sopped in front of a nice old Corvette and the husband said “Hey, let me get a pic of you here!” and the wife and kids proceeded to hop up and SIT on the hood of the car!!! The husband smiled and started Read more

12/6/17
5:19 PM
2

Aggressive ones bring to mind old, crotchety (often white) guys who think that nothing post-1972/non-American is as worthy to show as a ‘67 GTO clone.

12/6/17
5:00 PM
2

I rather liked that one. “Insured by Smith & Wessun” is what I hate more.

12/6/17
4:47 PM
3

When I had the desert truck at a car show I put a sign on it that said “Get all up in there”

12/6/17
4:43 PM
3

Good money says every single one of those owners “knows what they got”.

12/6/17
4:01 PM
2

Summit sends those look all you want stickers with your order. I’m putting one on my beater.

12/6/17
3:51 PM
2

That last one is off of Farmtruck I think.

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12/6/17
3:51 PM
1

Sean Whitley seems like a genuinely nice guy. Doesn’t take himself too seriously.