Friday, June 29, 2012
This four engine plane was parked outside the Museum of Flight. It was completely covered in shrink wrap turning it into a ghost plane. I have no idea why, perhaps to preserve it but you would think it such a damp climate it would just trap in moisture and increase corrosion.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Another museum where you could spend the whole day is the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The main room has planes of all types hanging from the ceiling. The original Boring factory is also here with exhibits of original equipment and the original wooden planes in various states of construction. Having built a couple planes myself this was a great exhibit. There was also large rooms full of World War I and II planes.
Monday, June 25, 2012
|LeMay Car Museum|
|Bug Eye Sprite|
Just spent a couple weeks in Seattle area to attend granddaughters graduation*. Also got to see two great museums, one for cars and one for planes, both favorite subjects of mine. The LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma is spectacular both the building and the cars. There are four large floors that house cars from Mr LeMay's collection of 3500 vehicles and cars from other sources as well. Between each floor there are two large ramps that go the full length of the building and house other collections. One ramp had a number of Indy Racers from the Indy Museum and one ramp had a great selection of classic Ferrari's. My favorite was the ramp with great British sports cars including this great Sprite and a Sunbeam Tiger of which I have owned eight in total. Just need to finish the restoration on the 59 Bug Eye in my garage.
Also got to spend some time in the racing simulator of the Laguna Seca track, one of three racing simulator you can try. When you go plan to spend a full day, I only had a few hours and saw only a fraction of two floors.
* One Graduated from college and two from high school where one gave the student speech. Yeah, one proud grandpa. Congratulations to Kaija, Lexi, and Samia.