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Riverside Special
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If they could talk

The stories, happy buyers at the dealerships, first dates, flats, driving lessons, dropped ice cream cones, road trips, drive in movies, children driving solo, A&W window trays.....I could go on and on.
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1928 New Standard D-25

Recently restored, the New Standard D-25 was a 5-seat agricultural and joy-riding aircraft produced in the US from 1928. I took this in Brodhead WI during an antique aircraft fly-in. The previous year's event I was thrilled to be given a ride in one.
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Vintage cars visit Tuacahn

At the Tuacahn amphitheater in Ivins UT about 100 antique car showed up on one of the stops during a 500+ mile round trip drive from California. The cars were 80 to 120 years old and some had their original paint and interiors.
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Glow

Hot air balloon night glow is where they keep them anchored but show off their colors.
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Key West schooners

This is a schooner full of tourists out for a day sail coming up close for a look at another which looks to be privately owned.
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Winging It

In Brodhead WI there is the wonderful Kelch Aviation Museum focusing on antique aircraft. With blue sky, white clouds and endless green grass these beautiful planes quite easily become photographic art.
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Two extremes

Key West has a very active port offering endless photo opportunities.
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Interesting color

A hazy day seemed to remove all color but created a nice background to emphasize the lines and color of this nice sailboat arriving in Key West.
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100 Years Old

Walking through the backlot of an old railroad yard in New Freedom WI I found many very old rail cars and engines. I found out these wood boxcars were made over 100 years ago.
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B-1

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is commonly called the "Bone". It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2021, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress.
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Fly Fishing

Osprey are pretty easy to photograph because they are curious birds. If I'm near water and one is in the vicinity I can usually count on it coming to investigate me. So as it soars above my head it becomes much easier for me to get a couple pictures as its close and slow.
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1950s Chrome

Chevrolet in a car show on a sunny day in Nevada.
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Almost ready to fly!

3...2...1....Hop in!
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EAA Oshkosh

Experimental Aircraft Association airshow happens every year in Oshkosh WI. For over a week it's the busiest airport in the world and one of my favorite places to take a camera.
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Long Term Parking

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Harry Miller 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century. Most of the speed records which there were to be had on land and water were held at one time or another by those engines. He created the school of American thoroughbred engine design, which was faithfully followed by those who sought to outdo him. He was the originator, in the United States, of the racing car as an art object. He had a passion for metalwork and machinery that soared above and beyond all practical consideration.
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Full of hot air

Inflating a colorful hot air balloon prior to take off in Mukwonago WI.
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EAA Oshkosh

Stunt plane
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Lake Geneva

This lake in WI could have more wood boats than anywhere else in the US. A couple years ago there were still 3 wood steam powered yachts in the mix.
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Into the wild blue yonder

A hot air balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket, which carries passengers and a source of heat, in most cases an open flame caused by burning liquid propane. The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant, since it has a lower density than the colder air outside the envelope. As with all aircraft, hot air balloons cannot fly beyond the atmosphere. The envelope does not have to be sealed at the bottom, since the air inside the envelope is at about the same pressure as the surrounding air. In modern sport balloons the envelope is generally made from nylon fabric, and the inlet of the balloon (closest to the burner flame) is made from a fire-resistant material such as Nomex. Wikipedia This was one of 23 balloons launched as part of a fundraising festival in Mukwonago WI.
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F-35

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.
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Harry Miller 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century. This car ran in the Indy 500.
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Vintage Racing Engine

Ran in the Indy 500
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Blue Angels Moon

I was very lucky with this photo.
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Racing

Key West FL sailboat races
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Parasailing

One of the more popular waters ports in Key West.
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North American T-6 Texan

The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots during World War II. First flown in 1936, a total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were built. Wikipedia I took this photo at the EAA convention in Oshkosh WI
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Grumman TBF Avenger

The Grumman TBF Avenger is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps during WWII.
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Miss Virginia

Douglas DC-3C (C47) N47E  “Miss Virginia” was manufactured in 1943 in Long Beach, CA as a Military model C-47A.  She served at POPE with the Training Command in 1944 and 1945, then with the Air Material Command at Davis Monthan, AZ, then with the National Guard in Oklahoma City in the 50’s, then on to the U.S. Army proving ground as a test platform until 1966 when it went into storage at Davis Monthan. In 1990 it began a 10 year restoration. I took this photo at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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Last sail of the day

Sun had set, last passengers brought aboard and the parasail wrapped up for the ride back to the marina.
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Early 1900’s

Indy 500 Racer
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Nose Art

Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of an aircraft, usually on the front fuselage. While begun for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death.
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Tail light art

Not sure as to the year, make or model but it is a photo worthy light design.
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Cadillac

It's a 1958
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Powerboat Racing

Each year Key West hosts the Offshore Powerboat Racing group for a week of noise and fury.
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Harry Miller Race Engine 1875-1943

His engines dominated American oval-track racing for almost half a century.
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I took a ride

Man in green shirt owned the car and when I took the photo he asked if I wanted a ride around Havana. We climbed in with him in the back seat and other fellow drove. He explained he'd lost his license due to drunk driving so his friend drove. Car was beautiful but only ran and stayed together with car love.
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Ely Nevada Railroad Museum

The Nevada Northern Railway is a non-profit historical foundation whose mission is to maintain and operate what has been acclaimed as the best-preserved railroad facility in the United States.
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Cruise Ship Key West

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Audi at Road America

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Heading out to sea

Departing Key West Harbor.
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Steam Engine

Henry Ford Museum
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Do you take?

Key West marriage at sunset with photographer, female preacher and a boat full of friends and family.
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Night Air Show

Long shutter speed records the movement of the twin engine aircraft that occasionally shoots fireworks.
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Around and around she goes….

Where she stops, nobody knows. State Fair ferris wheel with a 2 second shutter opening.
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St Clair River

Looking at the USA Side and behind me is the Canada shore
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1920s Rumely Oil Pull Tractors

At a steam engine show in Wisconsin I came across this small tractor using a belt to start the larger tractor. It did start with lots of noise and thick black smoke.
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Offshore World Championship Key West

Two of the boats in the unlimited class which have a top speed potential of around 200mph. Races are held every November in Key West FL.
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Harry Trumans ’49 Lincoln

His presidential limousine on display (and driven daily) at Harry Trumans "Little Whitehouse" in Key West.
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Ahhhhhhhhh

Can you hear it?
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Riverside Special

The 'Riverside Special' was built in Appleton WI in 1932 to compete in the Indy 500. Race rules required a seat for a driver and mechanic. As a daily driver it was well known in town for outrunning the local Police. I took this last summer at the annual gathering of old Indy 500 racers at the Milwaukee Mile track.
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Balloon Launch

Hot air balloon inflation/launch one warm summer evening in Mukwonago WI.
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Ford Model A (1927-1931)

Model A production ended in March 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made.
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Dragonfly

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Wind Turbine

Driving through a rural farming area that had wind turbines I thought getting up close might make an interesting photo. I just read modern turbines average 320 feet in height which it taller than the Statue of Liberty.
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Nevada Northern No.40

Built in July 1910 for the Northern Nevada Railway in Ely Nevada. Here in Ely it is undergoing a boiler inspection and overhaul and completely rebuilding its running gear and tender.
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Daytona Beach

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Retired

Junkyard in a pine forest in Georgia.
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Twin turbine engines

Key West power boat racing
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Studebaker

1950
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Catamaran Class

Power boat racing Key West
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Quiet Color

Fishing at sunrise in Wisconsin.
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1929 Waco

The Waco Aircraft Company (WACO) was an aircraft manufacturer located in Troy, Ohio, United States. Between 1920 and 1947, the company produced a wide range of civilian biplanes. I took this photo at a wonderful airfield in Brodhead WI which is also home to the Kelch Aviation Museum.
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Photographer & Rescue Swimmers

Key West powerboat racing
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Grass Guzzler

Somewhere in South Dakota.
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1942 Ryan PT-22

Built for the US Army Air Force as a rugged and easy to maintain military trainer. It featured a metal fuselage and fabric covered wings. The "Recruit" was a wire-braced, low-winged monoplane, with open cockpit seating for two in tandem. It trained more than 14,000 pilots for the Army Air Corps. At the peak of activity in the fall of 1943, more than 1,200 cadets were training in schools in Hemet, California and Tucson, Arizona. I took this at a private event for members of the Midwest Antique Airplane Club in Brodhead WI.
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USS Cobia

USS Cobia was launched November 28, 1943, in Groton, CT. In June 1944, she began the first of six war patrols in which she sank thirteen Japanese vessels. By July 1944, Cobia had established herself in the annals of World War II sub history by attacking an enemy convoy bound for Japanese-held Iwo Jima. In 1986, Cobia was incorporated as a part of the Manitowoc Maritime Museum in Wisconsin, declared a National Historic Landmark, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Disney Ship Departing

Spinning 180 degrees to exit the Key West harbor via the shipping channel.
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1950s Austin Healy

Road America - 1950s vintage Austin Healy
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Big Red

Middle of nowhere Nevada in an area called Nelson there is a collection of old vehicles. Not worth much except for taking pictures.
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The plane enters from the right…….

EAA (Oshkosh WI) night airshow shows the plane coming from the right, looping around, launching fireworks from his wingtips before exiting to the left.
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Astronauts

Ride on top of the Las Vegas Stratosphere.
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Docked & Lookin Good

Just pulled in for a stay in Key West.
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Offshore Powerboat Racing

Key West hosts a weeklong long event every November with 3 days of practice and 3 days of racing.
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The Blues

The Blue Angels are a flight demonstration squadron of the United States Navy. Formed in 1946, the unit is the second oldest formal aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The team, composed of six Navy and one Marine Corps demonstration pilot, fly Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets. Wikipedia I took this while performing on Armed Forces Day at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station in Key West FL.
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Shrimper Returning With Its Catch

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Snowblower Train

The fleet of maintenance machinery that keeps our nation’s railways and roadways clear comprises some of the coolest machines out there today. The Union Pacific Railroad’s three rotary snowplows are no exception. Built in the 1920s, the rotary snow plows originally ran on steam, but were converted to diesel in the 1950s. UP Museum - Salt Lake City UT
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L1040880

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America 2.0

Looks like a wonderfull evening for a sunset sail in Key West.
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Sunset Parasailing

Bright sky above the cloud, darker below.
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Final approach for landing

The Brodhead airport in WI has a fly-in for antique aircraft each summer. This was taken in a 1928 Standard D-25 which was designed expressly for barn-storming.
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Triple Masted Beauty

Moored in Key West
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1920s

Miller engine powered, probably raced in the Indy 500 in the early or mid 1920s. Here photographed on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis WI.
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American White Pelican

American White Pelicans feed from the water’s surface, dipping their beaks into the water to catch fish and other aquatic organisms. They do not plunge-dive the way Brown Pelicans do. They are superb soarers (they are among the heaviest flying birds in the world) and often travel long distances in large flocks by soaring. They can grow to an astonishing 9.5 feet in length, 5.5 feet long and weigh as much as 20lbs. I've seen flocks in FL, UT and WI that number over a thousand.
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Ft Jefferson Planes

There are 2 ways for people, without a large boat, to get to Fort Jefferson National Park. The ferry from Key West or these amphibious planes that take off from Key West airport and land in the water at the fort.
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1933 Ford Roadster

This Cote motor company #10, took the checkered flag at the 1932 Indianapolis 500.
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Promontory Point

Union Pacific No. 119 met the Central Pacific Railroad's Jupiter at Promontory Summit, Utah, during the Golden Spike ceremony commemorating the completion of the First transcontinental railroad in 1869. At the Golden Spike National Historical Park you can drive portions of the train route in your car stopping to read historical markers along the way.
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City of old cars

Havana...and they are everywhere. Once a month there is a car show in Havana. Because of the Cubans infatuation (and mine) with cars, I would love to be there for one.
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Race Week

Key West powerboat races
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Powerboat Racing

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Growler

The Boeing EA-18G Growler is an American carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. Wikipedia
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Porsche

There was a row of maybe 30, various colors, similar vintage at Elkhart Lake Road America.
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Up, stop, over & back down

Stunt plane performing in Oshkosh WI during the annual 10 day EAA airshow.
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Aft

Cruise ship spinning 180 degrees to leave port. Being directly behind the ship offered an interesting perspective of a very unique design.
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B-2 Spirit

The Northrop B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses. Designed during the Cold War, it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber is subsonic and can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons. The B-2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.
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Ready To Rumble

The P51 fist flew in 1940 while the F16 behind it entered service in 1980. The EAA convention in Oshkosh WI is an aircraft lovers dream come true. This year 10,000+ aircraft attended, 19,500 or 134 takeoffs/landings per hour during 11 days made it by far, the busiest airport in the world.
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Wooden Wheels

Were in better shape than the rest of the car.
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Santiago

Santiago de Cuba is the capital of Cuba's southeastern Santiago de Cuba Province, facing a bay off the Caribbean Sea. Founded by the Spanish in 1515, it's known for colonial architecture and revolutionary history.
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B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. Named in allusion to its predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Superfortress was designed for high-altitude strategic bombing but also excelled in low-altitude night incendiary bombing and in dropping naval mines to blockade Japan. B-29s also dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and became the only aircraft that has ever used nuclear weapons in combat. Only 2 remain flying today, Wifi and Doc. I took this photo of Fifi's engine at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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Used Car

R.I.P. (Rust In Peace) in Nevada