Archive for August, 2013

UPS Cargo Plane Down

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

A UPS cargo plane crashed while on approach to Birmingham, AL this morning. Click here for full story.

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1973 Dodge Challenger Appraisal

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

On August 11, 2013 I personally visually inspected and evaluated the vehicle described below for the purpose of providing an estimation of the vehicle’s cash/fair market value today as well as its value after the recent accident (after repairs have been made). I inspected the vehicle’s exterior, interior, chassis, and engine compartment.  A mechanical evaluation was conducted where possible/necessary. The evaluation is based upon authenticity, preservation/ restoration, maintenance and/or replacement costs.

 Vehicle Make & Year:         1973 Dodge Challenger 340       

 Overall the vehicle is in good condition (Condition 4).  It shows normal wear for a vehicle of its age and for one that is driven. The damage was to the right quarter panel, rear wheel, and trim ring. The right door is also out of alignment door to the collision.

 After careful evaluation of this vehicle, based on my expertise and experience (and after consulting numerous websites/online databases, reviewing comparables, and after consulting with other professional appraisers, museums, and automotive experts, etc., when necessary, I appraise (estimate) this vehicle as having a cash value of $13,612.00 prior to the accident and a cash value of $10,209 after the accident and repairs have been completed.

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All of our online research was entered into the Flymall Market Watch for future reference. Click here to view our data on the Dodge Challenger Rallye Hardtop Coupe.

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48 Cylinder Motorcycle

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

I saw this bike on a Facebook page. It says it is a 48 cylinder motorcycle.

 

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Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]