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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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

Kind of an exaggeration? I have 21k on my FiST and the worst mileage I've ever had is greater than 25 and that was including a dozen long ProSolo runs in 100 degree temperatures. Methinks either something was wrong with your test car's MPG display or the engine. Real-world MPG should be 25 at the worst up to maybe… » 10/14/14 1:19pm 10/14/14 1:19pm

Cheating is rampant in SCCA road racing but not so much in Solo. IMHO one big reason for this is that Solo implements serious penalties for cheating which can include more than disqualification but also payback of any monies won, both as prize money and contingency and even a "death penalty" ban that can last as long… » 10/13/14 5:10pm 10/13/14 5:10pm

I think there may be other reasons too. As someone who has been unsuccessfully trying to sell a car priced in the mid-teens it’s become obvious to me that few people have over $10k to spend on a used car and even of those people shopping in that price range few can qualify for non-dealer financing. So I think like… » 10/07/14 11:08am 10/07/14 11:08am

I had a ’66 Toronado in college. It was a great looking car but was like someone had blown up a normal car to 150%. Absolutely huge tires and wheels but unstoppable in the snow when you put on snow tires. The 425 V-8 was awesome too, it would take off from 50 so fast the drum speedo would turn so fast you could not… » 10/07/14 1:57am 10/07/14 1:57am