Apr 18, 2013
Capsule reveals slice of history
Pages in time: Rangitane development manager Richard Bradley, left, holds Marlborough Express newspapers included in a time capsule from 1972 discovered by Robinson Construction foreman Jim Hinkley yesterday A sealed time capsule almost 40 years old was unearthed yesterday by constructions workers building a new foyer for Rangitane House in central ... (more)
You'll Never Guess Where They Put The Spare Wheel
With run-flat tires and space-saver spares for the extra trunk space , one can really appreciate that starting from 1953, a car maker came up with a solution which gave customers a full-sized spare without wasting luggage space.
P-47D - 'Victory Through Air Power'
The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the heaviest single-seat fighters of World War Two; indeed, a fully-laden 'Jug' could weigh up to 17,500 lbs at take-off. To give you something to compare this to, this is 3,000lbs MORE than a fully-laden Bristol Blenheim IV, a British twin-engined bomber, with a crew of three! Alexander Nikolaievich ... (more)