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1973 GMC Motorhome: IMHO, the most attractive motorhome to date. Yes, it had its functional problems, but at least it wasn't a crude box on wheels, like just about every other motorhome. It had panache, and harked back to GMC's Scenicruiser bus.

Cue "Going Mobile", by The Who.
True, nothing has come close to it even though it has been 30 years since the last one was produced.. Hot Wheels even made a few versions... They were the choice of top racing teams too, Paul, do you have a pic of the rest of the RV to go with this pic you posted??


A buddy of mine owns the Maclaren Team GMC Classic and one day will restore it. It was the base for the Urban Assault Vehicle in the movie Stripes,



one was used in the Six Million Dollar Man

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In 1978, the Coca-Cola Co. sponsored a contest and gave away five Coke-themed GMC motorhomes. The owner of one of those collector’s items brought it to the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” and offered to sell it.
Go to YouTube - ‪Pawn Stars Season 3 Episode 49 Pom Pom Pawn‬‏ to watch a recent episode featuring that unique item.*
* Note: the entire video lasts more than 20 minutes. The intro briefly references the GMC motorhome. Fast-forward to the 2 minute, 53-second mark to watch a 2 minute and 27-second segment on the GMC




If I was into RVs this is the one I would want..
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1973 GMC Motorhome: IMHO, the most attractive motorhome to date. Yes, it had its functional problems, but at least it wasn't a crude box on wheels, like just about every other motorhome. It had panache, and harked back to GMC's Scenicruiser bus.

Cue "Going Mobile", by The Who.
My parents were big into the motorhome scene in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. I still remember our first glimpse inside those GMC's...huge disappointment. They looked incredible outside but the interior was a gigantic letdown. My father had a lust for the Blue Bird bus...now that was a nice setup...out of our price bracket at the time but damn nice.
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Bill Harrah's Jerrari - 1977(?) Jeep Wagoneer with Ferrari V-12 juice

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A-1 Pilot probably feeling horrible after colliding with Mustang Big Beautiful Doll and sending it to the planet the hard way.

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Big Beautiful Doll on final final.

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Big Beautiful Doll on final final.
Is (was) there more than one P-51 known as "Big Beautiful Doll??
Or is it no longer in America?

The accident you have photos from are from the Duxford Flying Legends airshow. The Air Safety Foundation shows the plane as a Commonwealth CA-18 Mk 22, with German registry to Air Fighter Academy GmbH.

In this photo, you can see the German registration marks under the horizontal stab.




The Big Beautiful Doll that I am familiar with is an American P-51 with US Registry N351BD. FAA says it is still a valid registration.
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Big Beautiful Doll on final final.

I'm not a pilot, but watching the video, seems to me this pilot was lucky to survive...and yes, it is a shame to lose a Mustang.



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Big Beautiful Doll on final final.

Same exact plane.

Serial number on tail, other (German) number under horizontal stabilizer.



On another forum they said pilot had zero input to tail control surfaces after the collision.

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It was originally an Australian licensed and built plane flown by the RAAF. The history is here. It is not the one restored in Chino.

P-51 Mustang Survivors: " Big Beautiful Doll " , D-FBBD - serial #: A68-192 Sights, Sounds, History.
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A tip o' the hat to SARC, for the consistently-exceptional images he contributes.
This post: "Dekotora" (Japanese phonetic pronunciation of "decorative/decorated"?) trucks. I confess I simply don't understand many variations of automotive passion...and this is most certainly one. Other variations I don't understand are "slammed" vehicles, so-called "rat rods", and lowriders. Perhaps someone can enlighten me?
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