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Racer X 69

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  1. I made that photo on July 26, 2007, from the second shift parking lot on the West side of the factory (I was not employed at Boeing at that time). The government admits that 2 VC-25 747 aircraft were built. Those 2 airplanes were built between 1986 and 1990. That particular VC-25 was supposedly at the factory for some 'warranty' work, or some kind of rework that could not be carried out anywhere else. I suspect that here are more than just the 2 VC-25's. The reason is that from 2009 to 2015 I drove a truck, pulling flatbed trailers, for a carrier in Arlington that is the primary contractor for Boeing, and I moved many loads of parts for those airplanes. Maintenance is performed at McConnell AFB in Wichita and Offutt AFB near Omaha. Among other things, I hauled engines, thrust reversers, wing parts and landing gear in and out of both facilities to the contractors that rebuild them in Texas and Arkansas. I also moved a load of tires from the Michelin tire factory in North Carolina to Andrews AFB near Washington DC. On one occasion I saw two VC-25 aircraft partially disassembled at Offutt and McConnell, then a few days later delivered tires to Andrews, where I saw the VC-25 standing at the ready for the president as Air Force One. And iin addition to the one getting repairs, there was a fully operational VC-25 standing ready in a hangar at Offutt. My math isn't the greatest, but that adds up to 4 aircraft. They would not allow me to use a camera at Offutt, McConnell or Andrews, and at the time I never even thought to make a quick note of the tail numbers, so who knows, I may have been dreaming.
  2. Vintage At PR Bentley by Racer, on Flickr
  3. I see someone posted a photo of this plane earlier in the thread. Here are a few shots I made of it. Witchcraft by Racer, on Flickr Witchcraft by Racer, on Flickr
  4. Two of my 14 Z cars. Brown Z Red Z by Racer, on Flickr
  5. If the other thing smells like fish, throw it back, it isn't any good.
  6. Last time we went fishing Mrs. Racer was kind enough to hold up the two bass we caught for a picture. Nice pair, eh?
  7. Antenna flag. Early'50s Chevrolet Sedan Delivery by Racer, on Flickr On this early 1950's Sedan Delivery Early '50s Chevrolet Sedan Delivery by Racer, on Flickr
  8. A survivor. All original, never wrecked, never repainted or restored. Current owner has had it for about 20 years. Awesome car.
  9. Those French Canadians know how to have a good time.
  10. Newman entering turn 9, Portland Oregon, 1986 SCCA Trans AM series.
  11. I liked the ending with all the sparks. Awesome.
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