Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stutz Lockhart 1928

 Frank Lockhart was an American racer who made his name at dirt track and later Indianapolis racing He also set land speed records. The 1928 streamlined car above was built for land speed records and was powered by a 16 cylinder (double in-line 8 Miller) engine. Racing on the beach at Daytona he blew a tire, crashed at over 200 mph and was killed. More here. Video here 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Apollo 12, photo on the moon

Brands Hatch, 1973

Stanley Woods is mentioned, he would have been 70 years old at the time!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Supermarine S.6B versus the Spitfire I

Ellison Hawks, British Seaplanes triumph in the Schneider Trophy Contests, Real Photographs 1945

Alec Issagonis, Lightweight Special

Alec Issigonis, designer of the Mini, prepares to go on the track in 1961. He is driving the race car he designed and built in his garage between 1933 and 1938. The car was light and stiff with an aluminum/plywood body braced with a steel frame. It was powered by an Austin 750 cc engine. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Space shuttle proposal

Aviation Week and Space Technology, December 8,1969
Didn't happen.

Suffragettes in a Saxon car

The two women, Alice Burke and  Nell Richardson made an "automobile suffrage circuit tour" of the USA in 1916 promoting women's rights across all the states except New England. Saxon donated the car and used the resulting publicity to promote their cars reliability and drivability.
The "little yellow suffrage automobile"

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Hollinger Lancaster tanker

The Hollinger Ungava Transport company was formed just after WW2 to supply remote locations in Labrador where mining operations were opening up the province. Airfields were primitive (usually brand new and cut out of the woods) and the transport company used pretty much any plane they could find including this Lancaster Mk1 tanker which crashed while landing at Menihek with 3250 gallons of fuel on board. Below is the remains. The pilot escaped.

Pre Go Pro era, 1963

I guess this would be the chest cam with auxiliary non-wifi backpack model.

Sidecar Sunday

Max Burns, Ken Messenger; The Winged Wheel Patch, Vanwell Publishing 1993