Coming Soon - Gas Peddlers - The Tale of Pork Hunt - Teaser
A teaser for the up coming mini series - The Tale of Pork Hunt.
This series follows a group of mates banding together to give an old worn
out VC Valiant Safari Wagon a makeover over 2 weekends.
The car was purchased online , sight unseen.
The Motto of the build was " Maximum Impact - Minimal Dollars " with the
view to take it to one of Australia's biggest car shows and see if the
budget build could draw some attention.
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FW190 found in forest clearing - Outside of Leningrad
Information from researchers involved with the restoration confirms that
the pilot of the Fw190, Paul Rätz, was a POW and repatriated to Germany in
1949. He passed away in 1989 and his son aided in the research for the
Paul Rätz was a ground crew member before becoming a pilot with 1./JG54 in
1942 and 1943. He had several air victories and survived three crash
landings. He was best known as a ground attack pilot and transferred to to
4./JG54 on July 9, 1943. Ten days later on July 19 he crashed with this
plane during a mission to attack a train.
"Fw190 A5 White A of 4./JG54
This Focke-wulf 190 was manufactured in April 1943, originally as an A-5
variant and supplied with the full work number 0151227 by the parent
factory of Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH at Bremen.
THE LOSS OF FW190 A5 W.Nr 1227.
On Monday 19th July 1943 Fw190 A-5 W.Nr 1227 'White A' went on a mission
carrying a SC250 (550Ib) bomb. Taking off from Siwerskaja, on what was
probably a hot summer day, 'White A' headed for the Front line which was
only fifteen or so minutes flight time away. Crossing the front line over
the Dvina River, the Fw190, flying with another crossed it and headed East.
Whilst behind enemy lines, in an area called Voibakala, the 'Rotte'
attacked an armoured train and reportedly suffered damage from flak. The
loss report indicates the Fw190 crash landed due to this damage, although
none was located on the airframe. It Fw190 suffered a catastrophic failure
of the BMW801, caused by a rag -sabotage is suspected as it was a new
engine was fitted a few days before. The Fw190 was recorded as being 100%
lost in the map reference co-ordinates of Pl.Qu.20124. This grid system
based on 1:200,000 maps was used to identify crash sites, possibly for
salvage, recovery of missing pilots or as the best way of identifying an
area consisting of unpronounceable Russian towns, villages and large areas
of forests and lakes. The more numbers the Pl.Qu. reference gives, the
smaller the area of the location. A key to this 'code', would help identify
literally dozens of possible recoveries within Russia!!
The pilot Feldwebel Paul Rätz survived the crash landed behind enemy
lines. He removed his leather flying helmet and retrieved the first air kit
from the rear fuselage and is thought to have headed West back to the front
line only a dozen or so miles from the crash site. He was undoubtedly
captured by the Russians and interned although the Luftwaffe loss report
still class him as 'Vermißt' (missing) in action.
Found in silver birch forest 1989.
Recovered in 1991
Owners = Doug/David Arnold and now Paul Allen.
The restoration revealed that this Fw190 most likely crashed from engine
sabotage. The engine was newly installed and the oil lines were found to be
blocked. The engine factories often used prisoner labor, so sabotage
sometimes happened. The restoration is nearly complete, including a new
wing spar to replace the cracked original.
A partial restoration was started in the early 90s, then it was sold to the
Flying Heritage Collection. Much of the restoration was competed in the
UK and the aircraft is now in the US for final work and paint. It's
expected to be completed soon.
Abandoned Soviet T-34 Tank London
This is in WARSTUFF.com's backyard, we had to visit it. Brought from
Czechoslavakia by a film crew in the 90's this T-34 which saw real service
in Prague in 1968 ended up in the hands of a property developer. Urban
legend has it he had a planning dispute with the local council. He parked
the tank on the disputed land 15 years ago with its gun pointing at the
council offices. Now keeps the druggies company for shooting up of a
356 Barn Finds Somewhere in Switzerland
The magazine "Devoted to Stick Shift and Rear-Wheel Drive". Please feel
free to visit us and our blog slicing up automotive irreverence at
Original Barn find 1968 GT500 Shelby
This car is completely original down to the tires! This one of a kind find
has never been washed since resurfacing from an undisclosed location in
Georgia. This Shelby is a true barn find and yes, it does start and is
driven on and off it's enclosed trailer to various car shows. The seats
have been changed back to the original ones that came in the car along with
all the SHELBY letters that are missing. The car is a rare automatic.
IL-2 wreck found in swamp
In the Pskov region of swamps was found a Soviet attack plane IL-2. In the
cockpit and found the remains of the pilot Gregory Fedirko and arrow Ivan
Na região de brejos Pskov foi envontrado destroços de um avião de ataque
Soviético IL-2. No cockpit encontraram os restos do piloto Gregory
Fedirko e flecha Ivan Rylov.
59 caddy barn find
sitting since 1972, theres more videos to come on this one, its neat to go
through these old barn finds and see what was intombed in the glove box and
trunk. Found a reciept for the repaint job, it was the $39 special but with
the extras those paint crooks at earl schieb gouged these people for $101.
But I guess if you drive a Caddy, you can afford to blow $100 on a paint
job, must be nice???
Abandoned cars in forgotten junkyard
These pictures were taken in May of 2010 in the Michigan woods. The
junkyard is permanently closed and has posted no trespassing signs all over
the place. I spoke to the person who owns the property and was given
special permission to explore. This site covers 120 acres and is packed
with cars from the 1930's on up. I only had an hour to look and it must be
done on foot. Enjoy the pics, places like this just don't exist anymore.
Truely a rare find. Thanks to my buddy Chris for the tip on this hot spot.
Cars that should be driven
They're all long gone. Pretty shame they didn't get the attention they
Name of the song is Bruce Springsteen & the E-street band - Racing in the
(I do not own any rights)
Some classic abandoned American cars sitting in a backyard. These pictures
were shot in Utah in a little town called Loa.