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Fly the Flag on the Final BA Retro 747 Fly the Flag on the Final BA Retro 747

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.

So ran into the Alfa Romeo Owners Club today So ran into the Alfa Romeo Owners Club today

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.

Achievement Unlocked Achievement Unlocked

Starting out my trip to NC right

737 MAX Grounded in Canada now (UPDATE: Now in US as Well) 737 MAX Grounded in Canada now (UPDATE: Now in US as Well)

EDIT: US has followed Canada in grounding the 737 Max.

Hollywood Actors Busted in College Admissions Scam Hollywood Actors Busted in College Admissions Scam

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…

737 Max Grounded in the UK, Overflights Also Prohibited 737 Max Grounded in the UK, Overflights Also Prohibited

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.

For just 1/10,000th of Ghosn's bail, you can be on supervised release in a unicorn-spec Nissan For just 1/10,000th of Ghosn's bail, you can be on supervised release in a unicorn-spec Nissan

‘01 Infinity G20 (aka Nissan Primera) with the 5 speed and a fresh VA inspection. $1000.

New BA Retrojet New BA Retrojet

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.

Having a bad Monday?  At least you're not these pilots... Having a bad Monday?  At least you're not these pilots...

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).

New Avro Arrow Photos Unearthed New Avro Arrow Photos Unearthed

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...

Aviation Equivalent of Finding a Rembrandt at Goodwill Aviation Equivalent of Finding a Rembrandt at Goodwill

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…

British Airways on the Moon British Airways on the Moon

This is worth watching just for the horrible special effects and costumes.

Marantz Sounds Better Marantz Sounds Better

Since it appears there’s some audio geeks around, here’s my favorite car audio ad:

Maximum Frenchness Maximum Frenchness

Caravelle and a Goddess. Spotted on the interwebs, original tweet here:

If that Supra Superb Owl ad seemed oddly familiar, here's why If that Supra Superb Owl ad seemed oddly familiar, here's why

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:

Happy Birthday to a Legend of Montreal Baseball Happy Birthday to a Legend of Montreal Baseball

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.

Qantas... Only Qantas Qantas... Only Qantas

Nice 747SP glamor shot over Washington State posted by Qantas tonight.  

Oscar the Grouch, your Ride is Here. Oscar the Grouch, your Ride is Here.

Sick of driving a desk? Upgrade to this dumpster bodied Reliant Robin. Fully road legal with current MOT, only 3000 British lira.

Mazda's Birthday!  Mazda's Birthday! 

Big one for Mazda - founded January 30, 1920 in Hiroshima. Enjoy this nice photo from Mazda of two MX-5s celebrating...

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