My dad had this photo for as long as I can remember. It appears to have been taken in Hawaii during Earhart’s first attempt to circle the world. At the time my father was the photographic officer and a seaplane pilot on the USS Minneapolis which was based in San Diego but easily could have put in at Pearl Harbor… » 10/30/14 1:18am Thursday 1:18am

Well my example in some ways is not forgotten as few of anyone even knew of it back in the day but I nominate the RVIA Sunrise. It was built in Des Moines, Washington by Ross Vick’s Sunrise Automobile Corporation in 1980. My brother actually helped build several of these when he was a Sunrise employee right after he… » 10/29/14 11:52pm Wednesday 11:52pm

With the exception of a couple of houses every house there post-dates the track, most by 10 years or so. How do I know that? Because I lived in one of the houses that didn’t and because my father built the other houses on the land we owned. Oh and we also owned half the land the track itself was built on before… » 10/28/14 1:43am Tuesday 1:43am

I definitely think Nascar should adopt the Lemons attitude that accidents are partially the blame of all parties involved. I also like the idea of the three-legged penalty where both drivers have their legs taped together before they either go around the pits apologizing or buy a latte or something for the officials.… » 10/26/14 11:05pm Sunday 11:05pm

Planes of that size used to fly out of both SeaTac and San Francisco. I think almost all nono-commercial airplanes are gone from SeaTac but I am not sure about SFO. It’s not unusual to see small aricraft mix with Boeing jets at Boeing Field or Everett however. » 10/21/14 11:46pm 10/21/14 11:46pm

Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington near Seattle is for sale too. If someone will loan me the money I’d be happy to buy it. My father was one of the founders of the track but we sold out to his co-owner (father of the current owners) back in 1969. It would be great to get it back into the family :-). » 10/21/14 11:42pm 10/21/14 11:42pm

One of the many reasons that Citroen SM drivers can pick up hot chicks is that the steering is so unbelievably quick that all you have to do is glance at a babe walking on the other side of the street and next thing you know you’ve done a U-turn. At that point you might as well stop and chat them up anyway. » 10/21/14 2:13am 10/21/14 2:13am

The problem is properly ditching an airplane in the open ocean is very difficult. Heck I’m not sure how many pilots could have pulled off what Captain Sullenberger did and that was in the calmness of the Hudson river. Doing the same thing in the swells of the open ocean, perhaps at night and keeping the aircraft in… » 10/18/14 11:42pm 10/18/14 11:42pm

I have a friend who knows him well enough to be offered access to Jay's garage to work on his cars if he ever wants (so far as I know he's never taken Jay up on the offer) and he says that Jay is just a regular car guy who's just as excited about his cheap cars as his expensive ones. This does not surprise me in the… » 10/15/14 10:33am 10/15/14 10:33am