The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
ALTERNATE CAPTION - "With
lust on his mind and lechery in
his heart and soul, Bill gleefully
showed off his new station wagon
Near Port Noarlunga, South Australia, '20s.
Traveling through Victoria, Australia.
That's the Avro "Avrocar"...a one-off,
experimental, "Coanda effect" VTOL
'flying saucer' built for the U.S military,
circa 1957-'58 by AVRO-Canada. Back
in the mid-1980's when I worked for
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in
Mississauga, I worked with two former
AVRO employees - a metal fabricator
and a pattern-maker who worked on
both the Avro "Avoocar' 'flying saucer'
project and on the also equally ill-fated
Avro "Arrow" jet interceptor whose
cancellation on "Black Friday" in 1958
killed the company. Wilupedia
has an entry on the Avrocar here -
I also found two neat Youtube videos
showing the Avrocar undergoing
testing circa 1957 too.
1) YouTube Video - "Avrocar"
<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cmPiZv4q4Ms" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="720" width="960"></iframe>
2) YouTube Video "VZ-9 Avrocar"
<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MD-Z48x3_2M" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="720" width="960"></iframe>
Air show of mostly Vintage warplanes.
Website has a couple dozen photos of planes from Southern California. Some used in movies. A few Japanese and Russian.
I heard some of the planes flying in yesterday to Big Bear California airport.
wow! '59 Chevy grill, '59 Pontiac tri-bar flippers, shaved Chevy shield, 1/2 moon headlight covers - that's contemporary for the era!!! love it!
Nope - Doesn't have the plunger
My brother and I both had one. We turned out alright. Haven't shot anybody since.
Lets try and find a few more:
DKW Sonderklasse 1001 Cabrio-Limousine
Chenard & Walcker Aigle 8
1938 Hudson Eight Convertible Brougham. Pictured in the Alps, registered in Berlin.
Mercedes-Benz 200 Cabriolet C
Fiat 1500 Registered in Turin.
The pics above from Raymondx on flickr
1939 Mercury Convertible in Ontario Canada 1947
1938 Oldsmobile 1935 Ford 1941 Chevrolet 1941 Plymouth
1934 Dodge DB sedan at B-A Gasoline Station in Canada
1933 Lincoln KB Dual Cowl Phaeton in Canada c. 1954
1937 Ford Slantback Tudor wrecked w/ 1927 Chrysler
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe (mild 60's custom)
1919 Indian 1000 Motorcycle in Mitchell, Ontario 1920
Austin J40 with a 1940 Desoto Custom Convertible in 1950
The above pics from flickr user vinnyvrg.
Whoa, wait one. A P-38 with a tail gunner or rear observation canopy???
Northrup P-61 Black Widow night fighter
It's a Northrop P-61 "Black Widow," not a P-38, designed specifically as a night fighter...
People these days need railings because they are used to being protected against any and all mishaps. Without railings they would walk right over the edge and blame someone else for not putting up a defense.
Madras, Oregon air show/ car show today.----Great old restored war birds.
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