Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Pistons and Props 4

Nose Art?  Top is an Austin Somerset against an Austin Hereford.  Next is the new £31,750 Morgan three-wheeler, powered by a two-litre V-twin, and a vintage Bentley.  Lastly an AC Cobra in polished aluminium (aloominum?)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Pistons and Props 3

The dragsters warm up.  The Fiat 600s were fitted with V8s and big four-cylinder turbocharged engines and vanished rapidly up the strip.  The Ford Pilot looks as if it's four-wheel drive, and 'Frankenstien' (see the sign-writing) is definitely rear-wheel drive, as is 'Valkyrie'.  

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Pistons and Props 2

Three pix of The Blades aerobatic team and one of the BBMF Lancaster.  All at 1/400th sec with 300mm lens.  

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Pistons and Props 1

The upmarket show at Sywell Aerodrome in Northants.  Peter drove me there in Mollie the Midget (top) and there was a big attendance of all types of petrol-powered machinery.  The bike (bottom, foreground) is a Honda CBX six-cylinder, and behind it is a Kawasaki 900 four.  

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014

Sunday, 21 September 2014

At the Zoo

A windy day at Hamerton Wildlife Park, and what Bug liked best was feeding the goats.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Chatham Dockyard 1

The camera club visited Chatham Dockyard for a Forties-themed day.  Ann met a Pearly King, and the military outfits were very detailed, from the Home Guard to the Local Defence Volunteers and a military policeman.  The enamelled mugs were a good period touch.  

Friday, 19 September 2014

More Art

Aerofoils and the wing folding mechanisms on naval aircraft - a Sea Vixen (top) and Buccaneer.  Guns on a Meteor (two each side) and four guns in the tail of a B52.  The rear part, with the radome and guns, was designed to be blown off in an emergency and the gunner would then step out of his seat and parachute down.  He was the only crew member not in the front of the aircraft, and had a stand to plug in his coffee flask to keep it warm.  

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Aviation Art Revisited

Duxford again.  Top: V12 development - Hawker Hart, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire;
Grumman Wildcat folding wing; two takes on the V1 'Doodlebug'. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

More from the Past

Kestrels exchanging food at Rye Meads and an ex-German minesweeper now used as a houseboat at Shoreham.  

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Trawling the Archives

Looking for any interesting images I missed last time through.