This is my personal favorite and the one I came here to mention. :) »
That guy is an awful reviewer. However, I will come to his defense on one single point: #6 is total bullshit. It would drive me bonkers to not be able to open my engine cover without another person. »
Oldest US ship that actually does anything tactical is the mighty USS Nimitz, CVN 68. It was Enterprise, CVN65, but she decommissioned a couple of years ago. »
The 1100 (yes, that was one-thousand, one hundred) HP primary trainer I learned to fly in would like to have a word with you about "Mind-Bending" HP.
BTW... that was 1100, derated from 1400.
As a point of comparison: I later flew the Beech King Air 90 - an 8 passenger mini-airliner. It has 2 550HP PT-6 engines. Same HP,… »
If you're truly driving an old 911, bug, bus, or any other air cooled horizontally opposed engine - then smoking on start and for a few minutes is totally normal. »
There have already been ton of replies, so I expect I'll be lost in the noise, but I'd like to nominate 3 cars (and I've owned or driven all of them)
'68 VW Beetle autostick (scary as hell, couldn't do 50)
'78 VW Bus with 3sp automatic
'81 VW Westfalia. 67hp in a 5000lb+ vehicle. it was REALLY SLOW. »
NP- but only because it's worth at least that in parts. I'd love to have that TDI for any number of projects.
Perhaps there is even something that could be done with that poor 'Vette body... ;) »
I daily drive a '69 911. It's awesome and practical. Porsche really does make the "everyday supercar." »
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that there is a girl writing for Jalopnik! <3
There is hope for my daughter yet!
(Also... great article on a fun and very unusual little car.) »
Turn the headers around and put it in the back of a '89 VW Westfalia. :)
That would surprise a few people. »
Real shame for the the pilot that they didn't have 4 big props with beta. :)
P-3 can taxi, takeoff and land on solid glaze ice with no problem. The wonders of differential thrust and thrust reversing ability. We also commonly reversed into parking spots. »