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Old 07-01-2018, 09:41 PM   #4351
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Looks like someone came out with a motorized bike for socialists.

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Old 07-01-2018, 10:56 PM   #4352
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18 mph? Get the fuck off the sidewalk.
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:45 PM   #4353
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It's a bicycle at any speed. Get the fuck off the sidewalk.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:17 PM   #4354
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It's a bicycle at any speed. Get the fuck off the sidewalk.
This.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:46 AM   #4355
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My YouTube recommendations frequently include dog rescues carried out by 'Hope For Paws' in Los Angeles.
The other day I chose to view the story of an abandoned and aged German Shepherd.
The video started off with the outbound journey and within seconds I had spotted a dismantled Spitfire in RAF markings on a low loader.

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I found the serial rather difficult to read but eventually settled on R9632.
A number of searches point toward it being used in the making of the film 'Dunkirk' and being owned by Comanche Fighters of Houston.

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X4650 Spitfire Mk Ia (Comanche Fighters)

Based at Duxford Airfield, previously at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.
Wears normaly the authentic markings X4650 / KL-A from 54 Squadron, which it wore when with the Squadron in 1940.
But currently the plane is painted as R9632/LC for the coming movie “Dunkirk”
X4650’s first flight was at Eastleigh on the 23rd October 1940. She was issued to 24 M.U. Tern Hill, Shropshire, UK on the 25th October 1940 on charge with 54 Sqn. Catterick, Yorkshire.
She was involved in a mid-air collision in December 1940 and struck off charge in June 1941. The wreckage was discovered on the banks of the river Lever in 1976.
The remains were acquired by Peter Monk in 1995 and soon after restoration work on her was commenced. First post restoration flight was from Biggin Hill in March 2012.
She is now owned by Comanche Fighters, Houston, Texas.
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I'd hesitantly suggest that at the time the video was made the aircraft had arrived back in the US still wearing its temporary markings, rather than being on its way to the UK.
Owned by a firm in Houston and on a truck in LA?
Something of a puzzle.

Anyway, to finish off where I started...

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Old 07-08-2018, 08:50 AM   #4356
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Cool find, that may be the Houston skyline in the background.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:55 AM   #4357
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At the 9 second mark a sign for Vermont Avenue is briefly visible...

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... and barely a second later one for little Bangladesh

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Both are in LA although I can't pin down the major road they were driving on.

Yes, I do have time on my hands! It's very hot this afternoon and I'm staying in the shade.
Could do a lot worse than be here.


ETA: Found it! US 101 Hollywood Freeway. Street View.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:32 PM   #4358
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Is that an anti-tank mine?

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that it's not.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:48 PM   #4359
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Is that an anti-tank mine?

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that it's not.
Click backwards from the Street View link and there is a group of yellow barrels on the right.
It appears to be the lid from one of those barrels.
An anti-tank mine would have been a more interesting explanation!
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:38 PM   #4360
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It's never an anti-tank mine.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:46 PM   #4361
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If nogoodniks were to plant a mine, wouldn't they disguise it as a barrel top or something?
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:14 PM   #4362
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Unless they were no good at planting mines.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:37 AM   #4363
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Maybe it's a claymore mine...
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:03 PM   #4364
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Cute.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:55 PM   #4365
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I think this one they're calling a Russian spy looks like Robin Williams.

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