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Gary
Gary UltraDork
4/8/21 6:42 p.m.

You don't often see an Alfa Giulietta Sprint all dolled-up as an Outlaw:

Gary
Gary UltraDork
4/8/21 7:00 p.m.

Well, unless it's a street-legal vintage race prepped Alfa Giulietta Sprint

11GTCS
11GTCS HalfDork
4/8/21 7:06 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:

I've always loved all the V bombers, especially the Vulcan as it looked so cool to a kid being a delta wind.  Of course it also helped that it was in On Her Majesties Secret Service. 

If you haven't heard of Operation Black Buck you should check Wiki and YouTube for one of the various documentaries on it.  Cliff notes.  1982 Falklands war, a single Vulcan was flown from the British Ascension islands to the Falklands and back to bomb the runway of the seized airport.  They needed to do this to prevent air attack on the approaching British fleet.  One Vulcan and 15 sorties by Victors to refuel each other and the Vulcan.  Incredible story.

 

Awesome, this is the graphic I remember seeing!  I read the story of how they refueled the Vulcans en route to make the last leg to the Falklands from Ascension Island (if I’m remembering correctly).

Heres a picture of a Victor refueling a pair of English Electric Lightnings.  Fast but thirsty.

preach (fs)
preach (fs) HalfDork
4/8/21 7:19 p.m.

Just read To Fly and Fight by triple ace Bud Anderson. You know when Chuck Yeager pens the intro to your biography you are probably a stud.

https://www.historynet.com/project-tip-tow.htm 

This was something he tried with little success after WWII.

11GTCS
11GTCS HalfDork
4/8/21 8:13 p.m.
preach (fs) said:

Just read To Fly and Fight by triple ace Bud Anderson. You know when Chuck Yeager pens the intro to your biography you are probably a stud.

https://www.historynet.com/project-tip-tow.htm 

This was something he tried with little success after WWII.

A related and equally ridiculous fighter escort option, the Goblin

JAGwinn
JAGwinn New Reader
4/8/21 9:16 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIiHQLdPuqY&t=943s&ab_channel=GeorgeFergus

"Operation Tow Line"

Steve Canyon Season 1 Episode 1 

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/9/21 7:17 a.m.

That didn't take long

Saron81
Saron81 HalfDork
4/9/21 9:56 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/9/21 11:43 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/9/21 11:44 a.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/9/21 4:04 p.m.

Just a dang ole Chevy out on the Nurburgring

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/9/21 6:11 p.m.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UberDork
4/9/21 7:41 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/9/21 7:59 p.m.
NickD said:

Why would you do that to a Camaro and not a Mustang?

NickD
NickD MegaDork
4/9/21 8:26 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:
NickD said:

Why would you do that to a Camaro and not a Mustang?

Its not a Camaro. Its a Hellcat Challenger

travellering
travellering HalfDork
4/9/21 8:48 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

That's clearly Hamilton driving.  Max woulda been penalized for track limits.. 

P3PPY
P3PPY Dork
4/9/21 9:43 p.m.
NickD said:

Just a dang ole Chevy out on the Nurburgring

My only real world experience with those kinds of plates is on European makes here in the states. Therefore that's probably the last car I would expect to see those plates on. And that's fantastic that it's on the ring, too.

It reminds me of in Aruba - every car was there with extreme intentionality, right? And on my week of touring and driving the island in 2012 I saw one ONE 1 uno singular 94ish Pontiac Grand Am that someone at some point had meant to bring there. Sooo who meant to bring this Chevy truck to Europe?

 

Sidenote: snorkeling over that shipwreck in crystal clear waters made me realize that part of my fear of deep water is actually a fear of heights

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
4/10/21 6:30 a.m.

every so often I see something I've never heard of before, wish I'd known about them before.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/10/21 10:09 a.m.

In reply to P3PPY :

I can see someone wanting a truck, but I didn't think anyone intentionally owned a Grand Am.  
 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
4/10/21 12:49 p.m.
chandler said:

every so often I see something I've never heard of before, wish I'd known about them before.

GTR's great, great, great grand dad?

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/10/21 3:47 p.m.

Sorry it's not hotlinked.  We take turns sitting with our 90 year old mother, today I took a walk around the block.

Gary said:

You don't often see an Alfa Giulietta Sprint all dolled-up as an Outlaw:

^That's just about the best thing ever.

Also, dammit Wally, you're killin me (meaning, you are posting funny E36 M3)!

 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/11/21 6:25 a.m.

Small car dealership in Shawano, Wisconsin was dumping "jalopies" into a nearby lake for years, until 1942 when the Government put a call out for scrap metal.  He retrieved over 500 cars.

 

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit UltraDork
4/11/21 7:08 a.m.

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