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New Heathrow Bears Ad New Heathrow Bears Ad

Starting in 2016, Heathrow airport started doing Christmas ads with the Heathrow Bears (Edward and Doris Bear). This year finds the bears retired in the UK’s southern county of Florida, and is set to Paul Young’s 1985 cover of Everytime You Go Away.

Votre Attention, S.V.P.!!! Votre Attention, S.V.P.!!!

Diesel... Manual... Peugeot 504, in Oregon, currently $1550. But what’s this?  ENHANCE!!!

L1011's - the Brown Manual Diesel Wagon Miata of the Sky L1011's - the Brown Manual Diesel Wagon Miata of the Sky

Since it’s the Tristar’s 48th birthday, I thought I’d share this recent poster acquisition. It’s a clear acrylic, guessing a window display, but it’s got a very 60s vibe even though it is very late 70s/ early 80s.

Welp, it's now officially official.  Amazon has chased me to the east coast. Welp, it's now officially official.  Amazon has chased me to the east coast.

For non-Seattleites, here’s a picture of Amazon’s Seattle HQ:

Big Problem for Boeing

Seattle Times reporting tonight that U.S. airline pilots converting to the 737 Max weren’t trained on the flight control changes which led to the Lion Air crash a few weeks ago.

Do you like Pandas?  Do you like Pandas? 

Then enjoy this amazing Panda 4x4 promo video with 60s F1 star Giancarlo Baghetti and an ur-Eurobeat Italo Disco soundtrack.

More 747 Crash Shots More 747 Crash Shots

This overhead one is crazy - check out the skidmarks. Apparently runway was wet, and conditions were windy at the time. That runway has a pretty significant downslope too. Apparently was cooking along at 70+ knots at the end of the runway.

Another 747 Crash at Halifax

Second 747 to crash there, I guess technically a runway excursion, but quite a serious one (all gear gone and two engines ripped off and a substantial bend that the paintless dent guy probably won’t be able to fix). Four crew taken to hospital with minor injuries. This one went off the second runway, which is only…

The Best Show You're Not Watching The Best Show You're Not Watching

Deutschland 83 and Deutschland 86. If you’re suffering from Americans withdrawal, I have your solution. The look is bang on, the car casting is awesome and it’s as addictive as the Americans.  It’s on Sundance in the US, and Amazon Prime in Europe.

Paging Dr. Svend to the A&E Paging Dr. Svend to the A&E

So wife was driving to work this morning, and spots a deer carcass in the road too late to avoid without jumping the median or hitting another vehicle. In addition to ripping off the belly plate, the the entire bottom of the car was coated in deer poop, entrails and animal matter, though mechanically it looks like…

Freedom 34 has gone sideways and crashed Freedom 34 has gone sideways and crashed

So anyways, a few years ago, thanks to a sudden move back to Seattle and child care malfunctions, I looked at the bank balance and decided to take a few years off with the kids. Fast forward to now, and wife’s job situation seems to have an end date a few years out. My wife makes bank, so this is a bit of a problem.…

Having a Less Stellar Tuesday?  Have Some Ponies!! Having a Less Stellar Tuesday?  Have Some Ponies!!

Here’s some B-roll footage from 1984 of a parking lot in South Korea. Enjoy some 80s GMs, Fords, Peugeot 604s, and of course lots of mid-80s Hyundais.

DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY AT THE MONDEO DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY AT THE MONDEO

Serious eye damage may result. This was a Ford factory color in 1993, and apparently each of Ford’s UK dealers got one as part of the Mondeo’s introduction.

When you could fly DFW-IAD on Concorde When you could fly DFW-IAD on Concorde

It’s 15 years since Concorde stopped flying, but for a time in 1979-1980, you could fly Concorde domestically within the U.S. Braniff International operated BA and AF Concordes, re-registered in the US, complete with N-number stickers, and flown by Braniff crews.

These are Awesome These are Awesome

Flickr account with lots of early 70s London Motor Show photos and Chrysler-Simca dealer/factory photos. All are copyrighted, so you need to head over to Flickr - links are below.

Busy day at Schiphol, 1921 Busy day at Schiphol, 1921

KLM has a great post over at their blog about Schiphol’s first 10 years with lots of photos of the early airport. It was done originally for Schiphol’s 100th anniversary in 2016, but they’ve reposted it as KLM begins its 100th year of operations on Oct. 7th.

Jaaaaaaag Owners Jaaaaaaag Owners

I’m not waiting, I’m parked. Edinburgh, 1968. From Twitter and the excellent Picture This Scotland.

Christine's Back...  Christine's Back... 

So it’s finally happened. I managed to get pulled over by the cops in Virginia. Surprisingly it wasn’t for speeding, but for the driver’s side stoplight not working. This is weird, because it’s an LED, and the marker lights are the same LED array (and work just fine). Take it home, and clean the connections, and it…

Skyhooks - Trouble with the Computer Skyhooks - Trouble with the Computer

Time for some Aussie dad rock to reflect my current status. From their most excellent album Guilty Until Proven Insane.

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