Gary Gabelich
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Gary Gabelich

One of my childhood heroes was Gary Gabelich and I always wanted to know more about him.  So, I decided to finally get around to this project and to post the results of my research. Gary Gabelich was born on August 29, 1940 in San Pedro, California although he was of Croatian descent.  He began … Continue reading

Why Aren’t We Building Things Like This Anymore?  The Soviet Lun-Class Ekranoplan Ground Effect Vehicle…
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Why Aren’t We Building Things Like This Anymore? The Soviet Lun-Class Ekranoplan Ground Effect Vehicle…

“Ground-effect” craft are like airplanes, except they travel over the surface at a very low altitude — just a few meters — buoyed by a cushion of lift that exists up to a height roughly equal to the craft’s wingspan. In the late 1980s, the Soviet Union built a number of experimental ground-effect military vehicles. … Continue reading

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Suicide Hill

Written: August, 2009 in London, U.K. Occurred: Summer, Late 1980s/Early 1990s in Oregon House, CA When I was growing up in Oregon House, I often used to go riding around on my Predator BMX bike with my friends Pat and Shane (who had similar bicycles). Like most boys we would seek out excitement and go … Continue reading