This is NOT a kite elated post…but you can see the wind will blow in your hair, SOOO I’m posting it here!!
If this does not get you thrilled – then you are not a true “car guy”
This is the car that in 1954 could have “killed” the Corvette…..so, Chevrolet, being GMs big sales and profit Division, campaigned to GM to “kill” this car. When Chevy was coming out with its 6-cyl. sports car with its 2-speed “Powerglide” transmission and side curtains here was a sports car from Olds with a big old V-8 and power windows.
So, GM said no to Oldsmobile on building this car………..
The world’s rarest automobile. A 1954 concept Oldsmobile Rocket F88 – the only one in existence. (read the story below) John S. Hendricks, (Discovery Communications founder) paid in excess of 3 million to acquire.
1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Convertible Concept Car
After spending decades as a collection of parts stuffed into wooden crates – the F-88 was reassembled. In 1954 – the F-88 was a Motorama “Dream Car” and was one of only two – or an unconfirmed possible three ever created. The F-88 seen here is literally the only car left of its kind – and was sold to John and Maureen Hendricks at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale , Arizona for an unbelievable $3,240,000. This acquisition made automotive history and is the “cornerstone” of the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum in its own special room in a rotating display worthy of the F-88!
I’ve not been on a kite field since April 2019 folks. First some near death experiences, followed by many months of hospitals, rehab facilities, and then a brief move to Alabama where wind is a near non-existant thing.
So I am now in the Central Plains to live near my aged Father, we need time to reconnect and he doesn’t have forever, so I’m here to be with him every bit I can. And of corse, being who I am, helping organize a Kite Festival in the nearby city. It is considerably more breezy and now that the -28 degrees is over, Ill be getting out there to get my Vitamin D!!
I have also returned to “school” so to speak, stugying for Insurance Liscence and Securities Liscence as I enter the fild of Financial Services with a very prestigous firm. I can do this from home via ZOOM and still work on rehab of y descimated old body!!!is morning I launched an educational blog and welcome all to check it out and [LEASE GIVE ME FEEDBACK. You know I have much yet to learn about social media, but even an old dog can still learn new tricks.
Jim Nichols in New Zealand has a great assortment of kites. He is always breaking out something new and exciting. This vid was on my birthday….glad someone got to fly. I was packing to move across 7 states!!
There are a number of kite designers producing some great ideas, one of whom is Robert Brassington. In the video by Jim Nichols of New Zealand you see an item licensed to Gomberg Kites in the USA . Check it out!!