Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Yacht Christina

Aristotle Onassis bought the Canadian frigate HMCS Stormont as she was retired after WW2. The stomont had served in Atlantic convoy duty from 1943 to 1945.
After an expensive rebuilding and conversion in Germany,  she was renamed Christina after Onassis's daughter. At the time this was one of the largest yachts in the world. After Onassis died in 1975, his daughter inherited the yacht. It is still afloat today.

Deutz Diesel F1L 514



Views from the Instruction Book.

Air Force Review


Udet Flamingo

The Flamingo was a popular acrobatic biplane designed by Hans Hermann built in Germany in the mid twenties. About 200 were built by various companies and in several countries.
Armand van Ishoven, Messerschmitt, Gentry Books 1975

Monday, February 19, 2018

Parlour-Observation Coach


 An unusual bus by the American Car and Foundry Company, year unknown.

Mustang at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum


 But not on display, located in the storage hangar at the museum.



Yale industrial electric trucks


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sidecar Sunday


"Children refuel their racing motorcycle with sidecar at the petrol station for a competition in a playground, Germany, April 1, 1931. The youngest participant is three years!"

O-Z Cutmeter


Friday, February 16, 2018