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thestevie
09-09-2008, 10:39 AM
air show, classic car races and a auto show
i see no bad part to this.
sept 20 and 21
http://www.millvilleairshow.com

hopefully my sterling will be there
i will not sadly

letterman7
09-09-2008, 01:16 PM
Huh...that's only an hour and a half from me....might just have to go check out the Sterling first hand!

Yessong
09-09-2008, 04:09 PM
HMMMM - Maybe I should drive my Sterling to Jersy and do the show.....? My latest GF is in NJ - could be a good excuse to get together with her.

letterman7
09-09-2008, 08:13 PM
:bleh: That's South Jersey, Steve...just east and south of the 295 bridge....
Nice drive, though. If you go that will give me incentive to finish off the buggy....

Yessong
11-09-2008, 02:24 AM
So...let me get this straight - my desicion to drive the Sterling some un-godly distance will decide if the buggy gets finished...lol?

letterman7
11-09-2008, 12:10 PM
:bleh: Pretty much! I figure if you can sacrifice a four hour ride, I can get off my butt and bolt this thing back together...

thestevie
29-09-2008, 08:45 PM
my sterling didnt make it
but ill post pictures of what was there when i am back on dry land

Spacenut
30-09-2008, 07:21 AM
Cars and aeroplanes... bliss!

Doesn't happen very much here, probably due to weather and general public apathy, especially in the face of spiralling public liability insurance costs etc. etc. etc.

I went to loads of air shows when I was in the 'States, they were great! Looking forward to seeing your pictures thestevie :D

Lauren

thestevie
13-10-2008, 05:12 PM
here are the pictures just the cars though

looks like mine but mine is white
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/of50590442.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/b.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/q.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/e.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/v.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/w.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/z.jpg

thestevie
13-10-2008, 05:18 PM
here are the planes
i didnt get any pictures of the blue angels so no formation flying :sorry:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/a.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/d.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/f.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/g.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/h.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/i.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/j.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/k.jpg
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn245/kenackley1/p.jpg

Spacenut
14-10-2008, 07:48 AM
I've always had a soft spot for the PBY-5 Catalina; Jaques Cousteu used to have one to fly out to remote dive locations - they would change into their wetsuits in the side gun blisters, and then just flop over the side :D

Its the parasol wing configuration, and the neat way the wingtip floats retract - really streamlined.

What's the AAC trainer in the final picture - looks like a Miles Magister, but I assume its American?

Strong English car presence I see - a Lotus 6, Lotus 11, MG (TF?), Allard J2X (Caddy engine or Chrysler Hemi?)

Nice pictures, thestevie!

Lauren

Big Birds Car
14-10-2008, 08:20 AM
Second and Third are my favourites, more seat of your pants type flying (bit like the cars I like :laugh: ).

The Shuttleworth museum in Bedfordshire do an air show and cars day usually in September, however not on the scale of the states one and most of the cars are pre war items and the planes are usually really early stuff, the newest one that they have and fly is a Spitfire (sounded a bit ill last time I was there and had to make an emergency climb to try to sort things out and didn't take part in anymore flying for the rest of the day but is back and running now as I saw it at a local fete this year).
The Shuttleworth collection have a couple of the planes that were made for the film "those magnificent men in their flying machines" and they do fly one of them if the weather is dead calm.

Oh forgot the newest plane I saw flying there was a jet provost (is that correct?). not the spitfire.

My favourite was similar to the ones I like above but a bi-plane with a 500Lb bomb underneath. (sorry me and names don't mix so can't remember what they are called).

CyCo
14-10-2008, 11:15 AM
I've always had a soft spot for the PBY-5 Catalina;

I have a soft spot for the Catalina as well. My dad used to work on them during and after the war. But yeah, some nice photos (cars and planes too!).

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thestevie
14-10-2008, 04:37 PM
Strong English car presence I see - a Lotus 6, Lotus 11, MG (TF?), Allard J2X (Caddy engine or Chrysler Hemi)

i didnt show all the muscle cars at the end
but most of the cars were 60-70 muscle.

the last airshow i went to they had a c-130 drop parachuters
some of the coolest things i say
that and they have to thunder bolt II there (nickname)
one of newest warplane s for our military

Spacenut
16-10-2008, 08:32 AM
Second and Third are my favourites, more seat of your pants type flying (bit like the cars I like :laugh: ).

Republic P47 Thunderbolts I think

Next years Spring Alfa day is being held at the Shuttleworth collection and there are supposed to be some aircraft flying for that. I'm looking forward to it, especially if there are some more modern warbirds about (like the Jet Provost you mention) - when I was growing up it was all V-bombers, Hawker Hunters and BAC Lightnings, that's where I'm coming from :D


My favourite was similar to the ones I like above but a bi-plane with a 500Lb bomb underneath. (sorry me and names don't mix so can't remember what they are called).

Like a P47, but a biplane with a 500 lb bomb underneath... hmm. British or American? British biplane bombers were stuff like the Hawker Hart, or maybe the Gloster Gladiator (like a Stearman but with a cowled radial and a closed cockpit), or the Fairey Swordfish torpedo carrier. I'm not sure about American biplanes, I think there were some Curtis models used at the beginning of WW2...

I used to know this stuff... must be getting old, my brain has turned to mush...:D

Lauren