Time to knock off and throw back a cold one. Have a great weekend.
The 63rd Paris Motor Show, 1976.
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from September 19 through September 21.
I think this one may be a bit harder than yesterday’s, though there is one apparently distinctive feature that could help. Interestingly, a car by this manufacturer had a role in a very important film. If somebody comes up with the car, I’ll let you know about the film, unless somebody comes up with all of it.
Happy Friday, everybody.
I have to go downtown for a rehearsal, and it’s raining. Austin loses its mind when it rains. 57 minutes to go 16 miles, with a 40-minute delay on Loop 1. On a day with no traffic, this drive takes about 17 minutes. Looks like I’ll be leaving early.
I posted this picture earlier today as my Good Morning, Oppo post. A couple of you ID’d the car, which is good, since I didn’t know what it was (it’s Lamborghini Espada). But then AuthiCooper asked about the plane. And that led to some Internet sleuthing because apparently I’ve got more time to waste today.
This dashing touring car with the alligator top, curtains and white tires is today’s entry.
Presented on The Curiosity Show. This is good stuff.
69¢ for at 15-minute car wash. That’s about $10.50 in today’s dollars. Sweet dreams, Oppo.
Here’s another one. Since I’m shirking my own work to look at old pictures, I am trying to ruin your productivity as well.
Here’s another one for you. Maybe not obscure to you, but nothing that I’ve ever heard of. Of course, everybody else is welcome to play along.
...the largest chain of grocery stores in Texas is called HEB. Nobody wants to go to Butt Grocery.
The Washington Auto Show, 1914. This one is dedicated to RamblinRover, who complained yesterday that I didn’t provide enough of a challenge identifying old cars. Then he and fintail spent the rest of the day trying to figure out what car I posted. This shouldn’t be too hard, since you’ve got the year and you’ve got…