Miami Air charter flight from Gitmo to Jacksonville overran the runway in bad weather and ended up in the river about 90 minutes ago. All are well, but two pilots are probably looking for new employment.
Disappointingly it does not come with Fig Newtons or a pack of Big Red.
DaftRyosuke’s Silver Seraph post reminded me I needed to post this amazing promo video from the Silver Spirit/Mulsanne introduction. It even has the Rolls-Royce of early 80s synthesizer soundtracks. Enjoy, fellow owner/drivers.
Exciting visitor at the kids bus stop today! A honest looking late 80's Defender 90 2.5 Tdi 3 door van. Not even a 50 footer, with obvious mismatched tires (Runway Enduros FTW on the back) and bubbling at the bottom of the door. Still, could be a great project for a Land Rover enthusiast at the right price, and…
I’ll start: A&M is so desperate for students it needs to advertise on gas pumps.
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.