Archive for the ‘Vehicles’ Category

Working Flying Saucer

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Apparently, working flying saucers have gone into production in the US. All the driver would have to do to get arrested is wear plastic antennae on his or her head. "Sorry I caused three car accidents and four hysterical fits, officer!"

Sabre Nose Cone

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Sabre Nose Cone Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Here's the front of a Sabre, Australia's first sophisticated jet fighter. The photograph was taken at Fighter World, Williamtown, which I visited yesterday with Brian and Chris. I thought the jet intake looked a bit like ...

First mass produced amphibious car

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Dad wanted me to keep my blog going, so here goes... I've already noted that I really wanted an Aquada, a UK built amphibious car you can drive to work during the week and go water skiing behind on the weekend. But the Aquada was not mass-produced and it was extremely ...

Car in for servicing

Monday, February 28th, 2005

My car is in for servicing today. I got a flat tire yesterday, which I noticed while popping into a service station for a diet Red Bull on my way to my boyfriend's house. There was a large nail sticking out of the flat. I don't know where I picked that ...

Screaming motorcyclist on hood

Thursday, December 9th, 2004

From Local10: Witness: Driver Ignores Yelling Motorcyclist On Car's Hood POSTED: 9:57 am EST December 8, 2004 UPDATED: 10:56 am EST December 8, 2004 BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A witness said a South Florida driver plowed into a motorcyclist Tuesday night and kept going, even as the screaming man rolled onto the hood of ...


Monday, November 29th, 2004

Saw two strange planes this morning around 7.30am. They looked a bit like passenger jets but they lacked any commercial livery and they weren’t on a commercial flight path. I saw them fly over, quite low down, while lying in bed, just after my alarm went off.

Windows Running in Cars

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

So Microsoft is moving into the car industry? Slashdot readers had some great comments to make: ackthpt (218170) & nmg196 (184961) Great - now I can crash my car even after I've already crashed it. You could have it crash before it crashes. Things to look forward to: Reboot on the San Diego ...


Thursday, October 7th, 2004

So SpaceShipOne has won the X-Prize, being the first private spacecraft to fly up 100km. Good for them. I can't see spaceflight coming down in price soon, though.

Hubbert’s Peak

Friday, July 9th, 2004

From Common Dreams: Published on Thursday, July 8, 2004 by the Cleveland Plain Dealer Skids are Greased for Oil Crisis by Elizabeth Sullivan When geologists speak of Hubbert's Peak, they're not talking mountaintops or hairdos. They're referring to a time - maybe not so far off - ...

Vehicular Rain Dance

Wednesday, June 30th, 2004

Last night I tried to break the drought. I performed a vehicular rain dance - I washed my car. Normally this causes torrential rain within 24 hours. So far the skies are cloudless… (Note: I know that washing your car is currently illegal under the water restrictions but I went to one ...

Aquada Hits The Headlines

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

From the UK's Mirror: Sir Richard Branson yesterday scored revenge on the French by smashing their record for crossing the Channel in an amphibious vehicle. The Virgin boss took 1hr 40 min 6 secs to reach Calais in his James Bond-style land and sea vehicle. His �75,000 Gibbs Aquada vehicle has a top ...