Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Hughes H1, the last privately built air speed record holder, 1935. All since have been military

It set a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States.

The H-1 Racer was the last aircraft built by a private individual to set the world speed record; every aircraft to hold the honor since has been a military design. The H-1 first flew in 1935 and promptly broke the world landplane speed record with Hughes at the controls, clocking 352 mph (566 km/h) averaged over four timed passes.

Found on http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2013/07/get-load-of-this.html

AAR Cuda neglected and getting overrun with shrubbery

Jim Glickenhaus collection

Photos from the gallery that Road and Track photographer Alex Nunez took in 2013 http://www.roadandtrack.com/features/web-originals/photos-the-glickenhaus-collection#slide-2

Marc finds some really cool old photos!

beautiful design artwork of Adam Gompertz, formerly a designer at MG Rover, and Rolls Royce

Monday, September 29, 2014

Zach at Road and Track has a great article on the consequences of using Natl Parks during govt shutdowns

Zach broke into the park to prove a point about the idiocy of the govt shutdown, and wrote about the experience to remind people how truly special our public lands are.

He got 3 tickets (federal misdemeanors) and had to lawyer up and go to court. He got a plea deal, 40 hours community service, at the park. Lots of toilet cleaning... you know the ones, the nasty public ones with no ventilation, that so many people seem to destroy for fun


Racing Corvette from Flikr

Altoids had a muscle car giveaway a couple of years ago, art by Mouse

I came across a photo of my grandpa and his job truck

the Prius looks afraid of the parking spot... maybe a real car marked it's territory there