Friday, September 30, 2022
Being in San Diego, I hadn't heard that Ralph Lauren company was into coffee sales since 2014, but I like that the style includes the vehicles (a connection with Ralph's legendary collection of few, but incredible, rare cars)
the Robb Report only posted 8 photos in the Goodwood Revival gallery. Why they chose the ones from their trash file, I can not understand, complete garbage
A blind chimp could do better swinging a camera around by a strap.
Oh... now I get it https://robbreport.com/motors/motorcycles/the-2022-goodwood-revival-recap-1234753337/ they were using photos that BMW supplied to publicize a motorbike
Thursday, September 29, 2022
A 49-year-old Air Force EC-130H achieved a flawless 'black letter' inspection thanks to its hard-working maintenance team. (a news story about military mechanics... because I was one, and want to give a standing ovation to those that earn it)
when it comes to maintaining aircraft in the U.S. Air Force, few things are more rare or distinguished than a black letter status aircraft, meaning an aircraft that has zero maintenance issues.
Thanks to the hard work of its maintenance airmen, an Air Force EC-130H electronic warfare aircraft named “Caesar” just received black-letter status following an inspection at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. In a branch where even the youngest fighter jets rarely achieve such status, the black letter EC-130H is a remarkable accomplishment. Caesar is a seasoned 49 years old: the turboprop plane was first delivered to the Air Force in 1973, the same year the U.S. military withdrew from Vietnam.
“This rarely happens, especially on an aircraft nearly a half-century old,” Col. Melanie Olson, commander of the 55th Electronic Group, which flies Caesar, said in a recent press release. “I couldn’t be prouder of our maintainers who come to work every day with a can-do mindset. Their dedication and determination in keeping our aircraft in top shape are remarkable.”
The crew chief said a black letter aircraft is a “super rare” thing. Indeed, one chief master sergeant at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas said in 2015 that he had seen only two black-letter aircraft in his 30-year career. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base credited one airman with being the main reason why the aging Caesar hit the mark. Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Faaborg, a hydraulics craftsman, and the dedicated crew chief for Cesar, with the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, seems to have made it his personal mission to get Caesar as ready as ever.
Master Sgt. Tan Pham, the production superintendent for the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, said “Many crew chiefs work their whole career to try and achieve a black-letter initial aircraft,” he said. “Doing this as a maintainer who doesn’t even hold a crew chief [Air Force Specialty Code] speaks volumes about Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Faaborg’s work ethic, determination and leadership.”
not good, but important to learn, some urgent care centers may not accept your car insurance as coverage that will pay for your medical emergency caused by a car wreck
Standard policy for urgent care centers is to not treat injuries that result from car crashes, even minor ones.
Urgent care centers — even ones owned by big health systems — often operate on thin margins and can't wait months and months for an auto insurance company to pay out a claim.
Urgent care centers are not bound by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, a federal law known as EMTALA that requires hospitals to stabilize patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Jorge Seman's 1956 Buick Centurion concept car re-creation racing in the La Carrera Panamericana. It's fiberglass on a tube chassis, GM Vortec 350-cu.in. V-8 with aluminum heads and a 600 CFM four-barrel carburetor (thank you Mark!)
The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational’s Peak Performance Challenge (a timed segment) and the Lingenfelter Design & Engineering Challenge will return to this year’s SEMA Show,
I've admired Larry's photography for years!
yep, not smart enough to protect their mopar set in Florida, when they KNOW that there WILL BE hurricanes EVERY year... and they live on the beach
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Not many people, or companies, can tell you they've saved lives unless they work in the emergency services (ambulance, EMT, nurses, drs, emergency room) and fewer can say accurately how many.. but I do like to heap praise on them.
The Hyundai Nexo is a hydrogen fuel cell powered car that was revealed at the 2018 CES, and hydrogen fuel cell generates electricity by mixing oxygen with compressed hydrogen to create a flow of electrons. It only emits pure, clean water.
“It had 94,000 miles on it and the paint was baked right off, but everything was original – the owner hadn’t replaced anything,” says Jim Burchill. “We took it totally apart, and every nut, bolt, washer, rivet is now in the exact same hole I took it out of. I marked them and wire-tied them before I sent them to the refinishers. It’s to keep it original, trying to preserve history.
“I’m going to lose points here because it’s basically over-restored. The paint was never as good underneath that truck when it came from the factory as it is now. They all had over-spray and undercoating splattered where it shouldn’t be. Authenticity is one thing, but why do that and have those spots rust in four or five years? I said I’d show it for a few years and then drive it but I’ve now got to the point where I don’t have the heart to do that to the truck. It doesn’t deserve to be ill-treated by driving it on our (rural Ontario) roads.”
I didn't know that U2 planes went to airshows and performed touch and gos! It's been happening at Miramar for years, but this is the 1st I've heard of it
The U-2 made three passes at the runway at Miramar, with one pass featuring the short touch and go.
first vintage Airstream accommodation in the Philippines was featured on Autoevolution, it's available through Airbnb.
the walk of shame, in F1, is every time the crew and staff head to their pit, because the winners are placed closest to the entrance, the worst teams are farthest down the row
So the more they win, the fewer winners they must walk past.
The more they lose, the longer the walk of shame.
I just learned about this (I don't follow F1) by watching Netflix's Drive to Survive, Season 4 episode 6
I like this... it's been a while since the Chuck Norris fame was at it's peak, but how cool is it that a tank in the gulf war was named for him?
Reportedly, Geico has decided not to cover the costs to repair a Tesla in a Tesla certified shop in Phoenix
Beginning in 1948, Roebuck “Pops” Staples and daughters Cleotha, Mavis, and Yvonne began singing in churches across Chicago. Pops had grown up in Drew Mississippi, next door to Charlie Patton, and played guitar with him, and Robert Johnson (legendary guitarists)
posted for the fantastic music, but mostly, because of that album cover (I've posted a lot of album cover art over the years, even an album cover photographer) is unusual, using a airliner engine
interesting facts about a road trip to National Parks, you better know the legal limits of the vehicles they will allow in...
So, no point in thinking of a big rv rental, or truck hauling an Airstream.
Tear drop it is!
the price of gas in So Cal is jumping fast... same old reason, bullshit California smog recipe gas that prevents gas from being imported from other states, so we are stuck with only getting gas from the El Segundo refinery. And when they break down, shift to "winter blend" or other excuses, gas gets ridiculously expensive
the record high in San Diego was $6.373 June 15.
"A string of planned and unplanned refinery maintenance issues has severely tightened fuel supply in California," said Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager. "West Coast fuel inventories are at the lowest level in about a decade according to Energy Information Administration.
The national average price is $1.251 less than the record $5.016 set June 14.