That thing was a death trap.
posted on 04/23/2012 10:41:02 AM PDT
(In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
here is a young feller that use to beat all comers with his geebee....feller named James (Jimmy) Doolittle.
Pilot Jimmy Doolittle not only flew the R-1 to victory in the Thompson Race on September 5, 1932, but he also lapped his competitors in the process by averaging 252.67 miles per hour. As he noted about the plane, it flew "like a bullet
posted on 04/23/2012 1:24:29 PM PDT
(Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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