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User Input: Dream Works

I encountered a very interesting fellow last night; his father had run a very specialized, and very successful, automotive brokerage, dealing with rare or slightly exotic vehicles. Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin and other European exotics. When his father retired, he took over the family business, and changed its focus. Drawing on his own […]

Airborne Awesomosity

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000: British Humour & Lego Awesome

Rolls-Royce and GE are the two suppliers of engines for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. For the new jet, Rolls-Royce built a new engine in their Trent engine family. The Trent 1000 can provide between 53,000 lb. and 75,000 lb. of thrust depending on the variant and application. It’s an impressive engine.

It also has a bit of a humourous side. You see, the crazy Brits at Rolls purposely scheduled FAA and EASA certification on August 7, 2007. No big deal, right? Except, in Europe they write dates with the day first. Now do you get the joke?

If not, you can still enjoy the Lego awesomeness after the jump.
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Startup: Tricky German Metals

With a name like "Junkers", it has to be good!

This is a Junkers J1 biplane. In a way, it is responsible for, and is an ancestor to, the current Rolls-Royce lineup of cars.

It’s true. In a way. Just bear with me on this one.

In developing the J1 biplane, Junkers utilized […]