During this time of intense homebodiness, a lot of people have taken up baking. The other day, the wife announced that she would like to bake a cake—it had been awhile, she said, since we had good cake. And that was because it had been awhile since any occasion where people came together to celebrate something by eating cake.
We both have fall birthdays, so I suggested that we celebrate the 50th birthday of our old Lamborghini Espada. A car that, according to factory documentation, was born on April 20, 1970. Next thing I knew, the eggs and flour and sugar were flying.
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Interesting that this article should come out at this time. My VW Karmann Ghia convertible's 50th birthday is coming up within the week, May 4, 1970. (And I got my high school diploma 3-1/2 weeks later on May 28.)
We threw a 50th "Builtday" Party on July 17, 2009 for my 1959 Ford Skyliner. Filled all my antique coolers with old school beers like Schlitz, Hamm's, Old Style, High Life and a few more. Got out the 45 rpm records, old Mad magazines from 1959, Lincoln Logs, Cootie Game, and lots of other nostalgic items from 1959. Great time was had by all.
Edwards AFB (CA) - Air Force Flight Test Museum.
I have seen two SR-71s at Edwards; the one outdoors (shown above) and another for special display/events (I believe it will be placed inside the new museum currently under construction).
About 40 miles south, the Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale has an A-12 & SR-71.
I make sure to go for a drive on April 11 each year, that is the scheduled build date of my 1966 Mustang. Since the official records from that year are gone, we can only approximate - usually from the VIN. I have the original buck tag with the D11 code, hence my annual tribute.