I wish that someone actually did this in real life, back when the Concorde connected London and New York in just 3.5 hours: Taking off from Heathrow 28L runway and turn to the Thames to get under the Tower Bridge.
What’s better from the late ’70s than a Concorde and a race-spec BMW M1? Why, a Concorde, a race-spec BMW M1, and Debbie Harry. In no particular order.
Here, decades ago, the Concorde stood in prototype form. The plane, even as a small model, was a a symbol of future travel—the way we'd all luxurious fly supersonic someday. Half a century later, that dream's dead forever.
Continental Airlines was found guilty of involuntary homicide for the 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde jet that killed 113. [NYT]
Think back over the last decade and consider the best and worse cars to camino-ize. Right near the bottom would be the gen-II Chrysler Concorde. One company thought otherwise and poured countless hours into building the Concordepage.
A French-British organization is working to determine if Air France's Concorde could return to limited "heritage" flight. The powerful Rolls-Royce engines last pushed the planes to supersonic speeds in 2003, but such magnificent beasts shouldn't lay silent. Photo: James Gordon
The Art Deco love child of Citroën and Maserati is long gone, dead and buried like its contemporary the Concorde. But have we really lost the need for a grand tourer with speed and style in spades?
"...Mankind has grown so base, / I mean to break with the whole human race." So wrote the 17th century comedic playwright Molière, in his famous work The Misanthrope. Of course, we know for sure that there's a place for reasoned dismay in this world, and we know it because our commenters engage in such reasoned dismay…
It started out as a 1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi, which was presumably minding its own business. But the guys at DiMora Designs, part of a larger coachworks company, lured the the four-door, front-wheel-drive, five-passenger family sedan into their machinists's lair and had their way with it. The result is the JX Coupe,…