Whether it’s the petrol powered car and its lead that brain deaded us or carbon dioxide that’s cooking us or ethanol that’s good for Big Corn and bad for us (or the other way around) or billionaires that aren’t flying to space but are profiting madly out of the common man’s desire to drive to the beer store or order… Read more
You are correct in regard to Virgin Galactic. The price of $250,000 per flight, per person is not the cost, but one would have to assume the company plans to make a profit at that rate. I don’t know the financing, but as it is now a public company, I would imagine the money raised from equity will pay off a mighty… Read more
In 1964, it was estimated that each X-15 flight cost about $270,000, or $2.3 million in 2021 money to fly one highly skilled test pilot to the edge of space. Also it took about 30 days to refurbish an X-15 for its next flight. That was actually a really good deal compared with the almost concurrent Gemini program which… Read more
If I’m not mistaken, Erin uses 37 percent fewer curse words than the rest of you mugs, so I’m going to miss her.
I wonder how he lost the eye.
I wave of nostalgia overcomes me - Get Off My Lawn - when I read of retractable hardtops. Back in the 80s American Sunroof Company was pioneering computerized retractable hardtops. As a Detroit based reporter, I visited them to see their offerings. It was kind of neat to see how they could move around a convertible /… Read more
Ed Cole, retired head of GM, bought into Checker with an auto dealer in 1977. The plan was to revamp the Checker with a new VW (Golf I assume) based model. They were going to stretch and raise the US built VWs. Read more
I think you should add the Factory Five line of kit cars to the list and remove
Apollo. Though I must admit, the Apollo is darn good looking and I’ve never heard of it. So thank you for that. Read more
In Russia, the rubber impregnates you.
President Obama and Dijon mustard are fine with me, but kale is a communist poison!
In other news, the Ever Given is still moored in a lake near the Suez Canal as Egypt and the Insurance company play “Let’s Make a Big Deal.”
I looked up Rocinante and Don Quixote on Wikipedia. The name Rocinante - an amalgamation of English , French, Portuguese and Italian, meaning workhorse or rough man - is a perfect fit for an old GMC truck or Chevy Suburban doubling as living quarters on a cross country trip: Read more