Captain Stanley Tucker, a pilot for Eastern Provincial Airways, talked his way into buying a new Mustang from George Parsons Ford in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 16, 1964 - in advance of the official launch. He drove it for two years before Ford offered him a trip to Dearborn, and the millionth Mustang optioned…
Glanced at my tires tonight, and it appears that Virginia’s Michigan-sized/themed potholes have finally killed the Michelin Pilot MXM4's that came on the Charger. They’re 235/55R18s, so obviously I’m not spending a grand on direct replacements, plus the MXM4s were not a great tire. Any suggestions? I’m looking at the…
Please remember that in springtime, the water can be extremely cold, even if the air temperature is not. Always wear your PFD and don’t get in/go out on the water unless you are dressed for the cold, as cold shock can be fatal. Yes, wetsuits and drysuits are dorky and uncomfortable, but its better to look ridiculous…
Solido announces 2CV model in tribute to Les Gendarmes de Saint-Tropez, (which probably inspired the 2 wheel Renault chase in the James Bond movie A View to a Kill). Anyways, it’s your typical French folie of the 1960s, with Sister Clotide (played by France Rumilly) doing some amazing high-speed 2CV driving:
Apparently in the 80s, Odie and Nermal conspired to knock a container of Garfield phones off a ship, and the phones have been washing up on the beaches of Brittany ever since.
Went to the local FCA dealer to get the airbag recall done on the Charger. I expected Chrysler 200 or similar, but instead I got this huge green truck. Ran 1500 4x4 Big Horn with the tow package, EcoDiesel and the 8 speed. AMA, full review to come.
The last retrojet painted for BA’s 100th anniversary has left the paint shop wearing the Negus livery used by BA between 1974 and the early 1980s. I think I like this one better than the Landor retrojet.
And one of the members had one of my favorite Alfas - a Zagato bodied 1600 Junior Z. Extreme maximum want. I particularly enjoyed the need to leave the trunk open to keep the car cool - on a 60 degree day, parked in the shade. So very Italian.
Starting out my trip to NC right
EDIT: US has followed Canada in grounding the 737 Max.
Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman amongst many busted by FBI for racketeering in college admissions pay-for-play sting. Seriously people, the best advice I got about colleges - go to the place that will have you, work hard and make the best of it. Don’t understand why you would spend millions to go to a particular…
There are only a handful of 737s in the UK, but a ban on overflights and landings by foreign 737 Max’s will cause big problems for Icelandair, Air Canada and Norwegian. Glad I’m not a Boeing stockholder.
‘01 Infinity G20 (aka Nissan Primera) with the 5 speed and a fresh VA inspection. $1000.
British Airways is painting up several retro liveries for its 100th
anniversary this year. The latest is an A319 painted in the last British
European Airways “red square” livery.
Landed off the runway at Presque Isle, Maine in bad weather on the second landing attempt. Minor injuries. Kinda surprised they didn’t divert to Fredericton or Bangor, since those are both much larger airports with better facilities (PQI only serves around 10,000 passengers a year).
Today marks 60 years since the cancellation of the Avro Arrow fighter. A guy who runs a history blog in Ottawa tracked down some long-lost 1958 slides of the airplane and a landing gear failure at Malton (now YYZ/Pearson) a few years ago. He found them for sale on Kijiji of all places...
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: