The inscription on this bag may not mean much to most, but the P.A.A. stands for Pan American Airways, and Mark S. Pyle was the captain of the last Pan Am flight operated by the original airline - a 727 flight from Barbados to Miami on Clipper Goodwill. A pilot named Scott Gallardo spotted it in a thrift store in…
This is worth watching just for the horrible special effects and costumes.
Since it appears there’s some audio geeks around, here’s my favorite car audio ad:
Caravelle and a Goddess. Spotted on the interwebs, original tweet here:
JNC solved it for me - it was a remake of a 1980s ad for the MR2, minus the happy owners jumping to “Oh What a Feeling! Toyota!” Link and speculation about a new MR2 below:
Jackie Robinson would have been 100 today. His first professional season was played in Montreal and the city went nuts for their star. The baseball fever that gripped the city after that incredible season in 1946 would bring the Expos in 1969, along with several decades of great major league baseball.
Nice 747SP glamor shot over Washington State posted by Qantas tonight.
Sick of driving a desk? Upgrade to this dumpster bodied Reliant Robin. Fully road legal with current MOT, only 3000 British lira.
Big one for Mazda - founded January 30, 1920 in Hiroshima. Enjoy this nice photo from Mazda of two MX-5s celebrating...
Some folks caught in the backup behind a 40-car pileup near Montreal got out the hockey sticks to wait out the cleanup efforts. Luckily only minor injuries in the crash.
No reserve 40,000 mile Volvo 480GT. Yeah I know they’re kinda gutless, but I don’t care. They look amazing and I want one. Currently 900 GBP or a shade under $1200.
Air Traffic controllers apparently sicking out in New York and Florida. Flight delays/cancellations already starting to pile up. More details here:
DFW posted a promo video from the 70s a few days ago... Tons of 727s (including the Alexander Calder 727) and of course lots of footage of the Great Pumpkin, aka Big Orange, Braniff’s 747. Plus the 70s promotional film soundtrack doesn’t disappoint.
Action starts right around the 0:30 mark. Another angle of the end of the derailment here:
So I decided to finally deal with the crawlspace in the new house. A bunch of fallen insulation, failed vapor barrier, and animal activity hid many treasures from the most radical of decades. Let’s put on our respirators and take a look!
Spotted on the Facebooks, more here:
Tonight Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will close for good. Many sunny days I’d find myself blasting northwards on the upper deck with the top down enjoying the amazing views of the Puget Sound. King 5 has done a drive in both directions on the viaduct in virtual reality so you can get the full experience of what it…
Van Halen’s 1984 was released, complete with smoking cherub on the cover. Soon Hot for Teacher would enter the
lexicon, and Panama wouldn’t just refer to a great place for laundering your
Sooooo.... Hot Rod took a mostly stock 1972 AMC Sportabout wagon, complete with inline six with a 3 speed auto, and did the Cannonball Run in 36 and change hours, averaging nearly 80MPH. Amazing.
Herb Kelleher, the wise-cracking, chain-smoking, Wild Turkey drinking founder of Southwest Airlines, passed away today at 88. May his bags fly free, the no smoking sign be perpetually extinguished, and the drink coupons never expire.