Friday, October 24, 2014

National Aquatics Centre, Beijing

The National Aquatics Centre was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics.  After the Olympics half of the interior was turned into a water park that opened in August, 2010.

Google Images  has additional pictures of the structure.  Wikipedia has additional information.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's a Saab....

Based on a 60's Saab 92 this vehicle never went into production.  Additional photos and information are here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eagle over Paris

Initially I was skeptical of this actually being recorded with a camera strapped to the back of an eagle, but in fact it is.  A video providing a little more background on the project can be viewed here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dutch bridge

Easy Rider revisited

The Captain America chopper from the 1969 movie Easy Rider was sold at auction last weekend for $1.35M.

The sale was not without controversy surrounding the bike's authenticity.  Apparently there are two bikes that have been sold as the real deal- both have been authenticated by Dan Haggerty who restored them.  Haggerty is an actor (Grizzly Adams) who had a small part in Easy Rider.  Haggerty admits he authenticated and sold two bikes, but only one was genuine and that was the one that crossed the block last weekend.  See more of the story.

Edit:  Hemmings blog has some additional information on this unusual chain of events here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ohio Amish barn raising

Ten hours of work compressed into three and a half minutes of video.

Practice crash

Swiss rider Thomas Luthi crashes in practice prior to yesterday's Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.