A Topgun Instructor's Chance Encounter With An SR-71 Blackbird

David "Bio" Baranek is the author of the hit memoir Topgun Days, in which he describes the making of Top Gun, and the fighter pilot culture that spawned it, from inside Navy's elite Fighter Weapons School itself. "Bio" also has other fascinating stories to tell from his time as a Topgun Instructor, one in particular… » 10/08/14 1:14pm 10/08/14 1:14pm

1986 Volkswagen GTI Takes It Right Into The Danger Zone

Based on the message at the end and the background music, I'm guessing this vintage Volkswagen ad is referencing The Right Stuff, the 1983 movie about the U.S. space program. But that's only a guess because I haven't seen that movie. However, the ad also reminds me of Top Gun, and I have watched the hell out of that… » 7/29/12 9:00am 7/29/12 9:00am

2010 Porsche Panamera Interior: Maverick Approved!

The newest spy shots of the 2010 Porsche Panamera » 10/30/08 4:30pm 10/30/08 4:30pm show an interior that just taunts you to do your best impersonation, surrounding the driver with an F-14 Tomcat-like bevy of switches, toggles and knobs. The radio and navigation controls appear to be operated by the console's touch screen while the leather-wrapped…