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…At the other end of the spectrum

Following on the post of the Senna movie is this bit of redneck mayhem. None of my friends would be surprised to hear I find this funny and would love to do it. Dismayed perhaps, but not surprised.

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Senna–We’ll Never See His Equal

I can't wait to see this movie. I have chicken skin from the trailer. For some reason I wasn't into F1 very much during the Senna days--for one


Starting and Flying an S.E. 5a

Like most "professional small boys" I love airplanes, especially the biplanes of WW1. They are just so very tactile. I can almost taste and smell what it would


We Didn’t All Make It To Here

Without being too gruesome, too maudlin, or spending time reviewing the large number of opportunities I gave myself to shuffle off this mortal coil. A brief salute to


Peyote Races With The Big Boys

Peyote is my race car, a homebuilt special based on a Triumph TR3 frame and running gear, built in Minneapolis over 50 years ago by a guy named


DC-3’s Still Flying Commercially

I had no idea that there was still a DC-3 flying commercially until a friend of mine send me a link to this video. There planes are 75


Building A 737 For Southwest Airlines

Wow, just plain wow. This is a wonderful video of Boeing building and painting a 737-800 for Southwest Airlines (though it looks like the actual airplanes being built


Blues and Bearcats

This is a really cool video of Bearcats, which were the airplanes the early Blue Angels flew the most and modern Blue Angel F18s. When they knew the


Tom McCahill Tests The New Triumph TR2

When I was a kid I loved Mechanix Illustrated, especially the car tests by Tom McCahill and the feature "Mail for McCahill". I loved his style. As a


P51 Cockpit

Flying old combat planes has to be a serious gas. I've always wanted to be a pilot, but I'm the poster boy for ADD. When you're as easily

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