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Lord_k's Article – January 2013 Archive (8)

S.A.M. #74: From Glory to Decline

This Sarurday, your air mail is brought to you by the most gorgeous trimotor ever built.

It is often said that aviation is the passion of a lifetime that slowly conquers the depth of one's soul*. This statement could never be truer when it comes to the life of René Couzinet, the Father of the "Arc-en-Ciel" (The Rainbow), the three-engine…

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Added by lord_k on January 26, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #168: American Cousin

An Interbellum compact car made in the United States? Is it possible? Sure it is!

Bantam advert

There was a true American Mini - the Crosley. But it wasn't the first try to re-engineer Yankee & Dixie drivers' mind, directing them towards smaller, fuel-efficient…

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Added by lord_k on January 25, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

S.A.M. #73: The Story of Parnall Aircraft

Your Saturday Air Mail is here, with a score of forgotten aeroplanes from Bristol.

Parnall G4/31

I decided to re-publish here an article by Alan Webb titled Parnall - Bristol's Other Plane-maker. There's no better source of info on Parnall designs.

The Parnall story is…

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Added by lord_k on January 19, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage #167: Morgan Three Wheeler

Sorry, I'm late today. But with a car which is all Dieselpunk!

The success of the Morgan Motor Company was founded on an icon, the Morgan Three-Wheeler. This brilliant but simple design by skilled engineer and company founder Harry Morgan (HFS) became one of the most successful lightweight cars of the early days of motoring. The principal of fitting a…

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Added by lord_k on January 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

S.A.M. #72: Canadian V-planes

This is a Canadian Vickers-designed and built Velos:

Canadian Vickers Velos

The year 1912 marked the official beginning of Vickers in Canada and plans for shops, drawing offices, and the company's distinctive enclosed building berths were developed. 1913 was spent in site construction and by 1914 Vickers…

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Added by lord_k on January 12, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Lord K's Garage #166: Silver Arrows (II)

Lightweight, powerful and superfast. Meet the Mercedes-Benz W125.

With the rapid development of technology, Grand Prix racing was subject to constant changes in the 1920s and early 1930s and sport's governing body (AIACR) struggled to create a definitive set of regulations that would work with the various engine configurations raced at the time*. In…

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Added by lord_k on January 11, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

S.A.M. #71: Wings of Passion

Wake up! Your Saturday Air Mail is here, brought by a sleek, stunningly beautiful monoplane.

Lockheed Vega Century of Progress 2 Allan Lockheed and Jack Northrop teamed up together in 1927 and formed the Lockheed Aircraft Company.  It was a great combination and their Vega became the aircraft of the Golden Age for setting records.  Names like…

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Added by lord_k on January 5, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Lord K's Garage #165: Delage. Luxury and Speed

Happy New Year, my fellow petrolheads! Come taste some crème de la crème from France!

Louis Delage was born in 1874 and was handicapped by blindness in one eye. This handicap would not hinder him at all in creating some of the most elegant and beautiful creations of the pre-WWII era, and into the early 1950s. He acquired his engineering abilities while…

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Added by lord_k on January 4, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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