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:
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...