That's a nice machine. From time to time I still get wet eyes thinking of my gone Ninja 1100 and Yamaha Midnight Special 1200 fully equiped. I don't know if this counts, I don't drive it and it has no wheels.
Some nice cars Guys Here is one of me in my wifes car Didnt have one that I took handy - but will post one of my car when I get the film back. For anyone down here its a VX HSV R8 for those up North think new 4 Door GTO Gen 3 LS1 255kw rear drive traction control LSD 6speed man blah blah blah.
1966 Cessna 172. My commuter ride and aerial photo platform. Cruise speed 125 mph. Gets me far above the clogged Southern California freeways on my way to work (fortunately I work at the Burbank airport).
Photographed at Fallbrook, California airport, 50 miles north of San Diego. Nikon F4, 17-35 AF-S 2.8 at 17 mm, Velvia. Scanned in Minolta Dimage 5400, upper sky burned in a little with PS CS.
Ken Mizzou PJ '66 US Army Photographer and Instructor '67-'69
It's no Cessna, helicopter or Ninja bike, but it's my trusty fire engine red '98 Chevy Cavalier Z24......it was clean when I left the car wash an hour before the picture today, but Canadian winters don't give us the luxury of squeeky clean cars until about May
Well, I believe it was Padraicyclops above who was wondering if a pair of oars was lurking about. How about a pair of paddles?
I hope at least one person out there can appreciate this beauty. It's my father-in-law's c.1950's Old Town Guide 16 classic wood and canvas canoe. It is absolutely a sweet ride.
It's on location in late May 1982 on St. Regis Pond in the Adirondack Mtns. in New York State. (Anything that looks grain in this photo is actually a swarm of black flies.) My brother Joe is manning the old bamboo fly rod whilst brother-in-law Ron is ready astern.
By the way, Grandpa still has and uses this boat; and it is maintained beautifully as you see it here.
Taken on K64 with my trusty Nikkormat FTN 50/2.0, which is likewise still in the stable ready to go.
Right after the plant closing that put me out of work in 1992, I picked up a "project" truck. It was in pretty rough shape, but solid. I ordered some new chrome, and bought a friends truck (for it's drive train) and put this together.
It wasn't like grandpa's truck, though. It could cruise all day over 80mph with very little throttle. Photographed by a friend.
The second "ride" is a "Paraplane." It's an ultralight aircraft with twin engines and two props. While the truck was fun, it wasn't as fun as flying around in the "flying machine" which my family called it.
My mother was VERY pleased when I sold the flying machine. She was scared to death for me when I would buzz the house.
This is me in my "old" ride. Taken on my retirement flight in March of '03. Got you all beat on power and speed! Unfortunately, braking is 140 to 0 in about a mile - a little less if you want to scare everyone.
. . . 44 year old Signal Red Porsche 356-C Cabriolet, my 18 year old Grand Prix White 911 Carrera, or my 4 year old Zenith Blue Boxster beat when it come to top speed, power, and operating altitude of that B777, http://zulle.pair.com/ghogh/PPBB/AA_2002_3P.jpg but I'll take you into a corner with any of my Patriotic Trio, any time of the day or night.
You do have a nice Glass Cockpit in your "office".
A little over a year ago I had to let my little Lotus Elise go because I started my own company Not until it had finally disappeared from our parking, I realized I had never taken a single shot of it! I have only two pictures of it, both taken by my neighbour in our parking. Now that I think of it again, I still can't understand why I never took any shots of it myself.
Ahhh! This is so great to hear as I really already have my heart set on one! Thanks Paul! I'll post my new ride as soon as I get it? I think I'll need to order as I am so picky about such an expensive item that I know has to last me a LONG time! I think I'll feel safe with my little girl in the backseat of an outback! I like that!
Thanks Paul! I wound up with the 4 cylinder base model Outback Wagon. (Fuel Consumption and Great Reviews brought me to my senses quickly!) It has an "All-Weather" Package which will be terrific for Winters here! I think I am going to LOVE this car! It really does HUG the road! It will be a lifesaver on these mountain roads for sure!
I do have a more frequently-used set of wheels. Here's my Mustang GT on the track at VIR, no less. This was not a "hot lap" BTW. I was driving out to do a staged shot of legendary sports car driver Hurley Haywood last year at the VIR 400. One of the other photogs snapped this shot of me as I went by.
My car looks so stupid that I only dare to show the inside. Seen from the outside, it looks exactly like a car, drawn by a 5 year old . But, it is soooooo practical. It's a little van in which I sleep and cook.