Todd Lappin

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Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S.

A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the S.S. United States, relegated to the junk heap.

A …

United States

When a Plane Crash Has a ‘Happy Ending’

Photographer Dietmar Eckell has traveled across four continents to photograph mangled aircraft that share a miraculous history: No one perished in any of these crash landings. “This series is not about wrecks that are not worth recovering,” Eckell said. “It is about heroes — the pilots who turned …


5. control lights


'Enola Gay' Lift Control Panel

44, Tijuana Mexico

Melbourne’s famous green and yellow W-class trams left to rust

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Explore the TWA Terminal, a Pristine Time Capsule From 1962

[All photos by Max Touhey.]

Right now, a team of digital scanning whizzes is back in their Florida lab, making a digital 3D model of the TWA Flight

Dave Dix - Via Joanne

Space 1999 - The vault of retro sci-fi 2.0

Ancient High Plains wrecking yard packed full of Detroit treasures

Cacti, a view of the Rockies and hundreds of 1930-1970 American machines

Four years ago, I visited an amazing wrecking yard located in the High Plains …


Ten Vehicles That Should Be America's Next Mail Truck

The SVT Raptor is the perfect Border Patrol vehicle

U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a lot—often way too much—of their fleet. One agent finds out that the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor can take the abuse.

I'm driving down a narrow dirt track somewhere in a South Texas at a hurried but not unreasonable pace. As I round a bend, the ground arches up into a tall …

Vintage Airline Posters That Lured Tourists to San Francisco

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The golden age of aviation was a time of catered meals, high-thread-count blankets, business-class levels of legroom—and brightly …

Glamorous Crossing: How Pan Am Airways Dominated International Travel in the 1930s

Meredith Hindley | Longreads | February 2015 | 18 minutes (4,383 words)

In August 1936, Americans retreated from the summer heat into movie theaters to …

Asia Travel

“Low and Slow”

Bernal Dads Go Racing at Sonoma, Give Valiant Volvo Race Car a Heart Attack

The last time the Citizens of Bernalwood saw the mutant race cars operated by those petrol-huffing papas from the Bernal Dads Racing Team was back in October, during the glamorous 2014 Fiesta On The Hill on Cortland.

That was when both The Whale, America’s Most Badass Volvo Station Wagon, and The …



An-225 Mriya is the world’s largest aircraft (English version)


An-225 Mriya (which is referred to Dream from Ukrainian) is the heaviest airlift cargo aircraft ever taken off in the sky. The maximum takeoff …

The Armstrong Purse: Flown Apollo 11 Lunar Artifacts

At the National Air and Space Museum, as elsewhere around the world, we were enormously saddened when we learned that Neil Alden Armstrong, the first …

Apollo Missions

How We Imagined The Future Of Transportation Would Look In The 1940s

These ads made for the Detroit-based Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation were largely dreamed up by legendary illustrator Arthur Radebaugh during the …


Drone Spotter's Guide

Watch People Not From Australia Get Grossed Out By Pizza Hut's Vegemite Stuffed Crust Pizza

Unless you’re from one of two countries, New Zealand or Australia, vegemite is probably unpalatable for you. Pizza Hut wanted to test this theory with …


Traders Are Hoarding Oil In These Colossal Ships While They Wait For Prices To Bounce Back

Traders are in a mad dash to rent some of the world's biggest oil tankers so they can store crude while prices remains in record-low territory.

The Wall Street Journal reports that TI Oceania, which has been booked by oil traders Vitol, is stationed off Singapore and is likely to remain there for …


Removing Fish From a Surreal Abandoned Shopping Mall

Thousands of carp, tilapia and catfish will be relocated to less absurd settings by Bangkok officials.

Devoid of shoppers for years, Bangkok's New World shopping center is losing the thousands of fish that have more recently called the condemned mall home.

An estimated 3,000 fish, brought to the …

A Guide to the Regional Ramen of Japan

A bowl of ramen consists of four basic elements: the broth, the tare, the noodles, and the toppings. The broth is generally a mix of pork, chicken, …



Took some photos of an abandoned Carter Sparks custom built modern home in Fair Oaks, CA today. The home was originally owned by artists John and …

Mid-Century Modern