Category Archives: Planes Trains and Automobiles

Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow!

A storm in Rio Negrinho, in the North of Santa Catarina, Brazil, brought down a good number of trees. One of those trees came right down on a Volkswagen Kombi, smacking it right in the middle, the result looking like what would happen if you dropped a small barbell onto a loaf of bread.

The Last Holden Has Been Built In Australia

It’s a sad day for those of us who liked knowing that there was a company building big, V8-powered beasts, just like here in America, down at the bottom of the Earth. The company was GM’s Australian subsidiary Holden, and today they finished their very last car.

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Self-Driving

Large case of NOPE right here!

YouTuber Cargospotter brings us a look at an Airbus A380 touching down in Germany’s Düsseldorf airport. The crosswind was blowing hard that day, so hard it nearly blew the plane off course.

70th Anniversary of Yeager Breaking the Sound Barrier

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U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.

Yeager, born in Myra, West Virginia, in 1923, was a combat fighter during World War II and flew 64 missions over Europe. He shot down 13 German planes and was himself shot down over France, but he escaped capture with the assistance of the French Underground. After the war, he was among several volunteers chosen to test-fly the experimental X-1 rocket plane, built by the Bell Aircraft Company to explore the possibility of supersonic flight.

For years, many aviators believed that man was not meant to fly faster than the speed of sound, theorizing that transonic drag rise would tear any aircraft apart. All that changed on October 14, 1947, when Yeager flew the X-1 over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California. The X-1 was lifted to an altitude of 25,000 feet by a B-29 aircraft and then released through the bomb bay, rocketing to 40,000 feet and exceeding 662 miles per hour (the sound barrier at that altitude). The rocket plane, nicknamed “Glamorous Glennis,” was designed with thin, unswept wings and a streamlined fuselage modeled after a .50-caliber bullet.

Because of the secrecy of the project, Bell and Yeager’s achievement was not announced until June 1948. Yeager continued to serve as a test pilot, and in 1953 he flew 1,650 miles per hour in an X-1A rocket plane. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1975 with the rank of brigadier general.

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Flight 666 On Friday The 13th Going To HEL Is The Metalest Way To Fly

 

41.96 seconds, pshawwwww

Just last month, a Bugatti Chiron went from zero to 249 mph and back to zero in an incredible 41.96 seconds. On Sunday, a Koenigsegg Agera RS broke that record, performing the same feat in 36.44 seconds.

The New Ford Raptor Has Both 4WD & AWD!

The 2017 Ford Raptor has been out for months now, and just about everyone who’s driven it has been impressed. It’s easy to appreciate immense power, but a lot of this truck’s most magical wizardry happens with gearing and electronic controls.

30 Day Timelapse at Sea

Homemade Tank!

The 18-year-old high school student behind the YouTube channel MacroMachines spent 14 months building an incredible drivable 40% scale World War II era M26 Pershing tank that he took out for a spin around the yard. His entire build process is available to view on YouTube.

Tunnel Truck Machine

Custom Built ‘Surf Seeker’ Volkswagen Microbus

Bugatti Chiron 0 – 249MPH – 0 in 42 SECONDS!

Kia Stinger!

Maybe if you practice…

And my mid-life crisis begins!

Introducing the 2018 Kia Stinger GT:

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SR-71 ‘Blackbird’ Sets ‘Speed Over a Recognized Course’ record

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The SR-71 holds the “Speed Over a Recognized Course” record for flying from New York to London distance 3,508 miles (5,646 km), 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h), and an elapsed time of 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds, set on September 1, 1974 while flown by U.S. Air Force Pilot Maj. James V. Sullivan and Maj. Noel F. Widdifield, reconnaissance systems officer (RSO). This equates to an average velocity of about Mach 2.68, including deceleration for in-flight refueling. Peak speeds during this flight were probably closer to the declassified top speed of Mach 3.2+. For comparison, the best commercial Concorde flight time was 2 hours 52 minutes, and the Boeing 747 averages 6 hours 15 minutes.

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