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  1. #1
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    Default If money was not an issue...

    Thanks to Slimcake for veering us off the "you know what" topic.

    Here is my attempt....

    So, if money was not an issue, which three "toys" would you all get. Included in the no money issue is anything associated with it, like storage, maintenance, fuel, etc. The ONLY caveat is that these three items would be what you want NOW and not down the road 5, 10, 20 years. Plus, you may not exchange them for cash or anything else. You would be stuck with them, free of charge, for life.

    My three would be:

    1) A Gulfstream G280. To allow me to chase snow all across the globe and to whisk me off to some tropical destination for the weekend when the weather here stinks!
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    2) A Boston Whaler Outrage 420. Is plenty sea worthy enough to keep me safe where I would want to use it, yet nimble enough to not need a crew. It would get me anywhere I want to go on the Great Lakes in the summer and then would have the freshwater motors taken off and the salties put on and have it relocated to the Keys to fish there or meet me in the Caribbean somewhere when I step off my G280.
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    3) A 1966 Chevy c10. I would have the entire truck redone. New, modern engine, all the drive train, suspension, electrical, etc that makes it go done. All the interior re-done, including AC, power windows, stereo/nav. Would keep the body totally stock, but all rust dealt with and painted to my liking. It would be a daily driver when there is no road treatment to mess it up.
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    This is easy. I want all three of these Blackbirds. They will never fly again but that is OK. I will just build a big building and put them inside. I would sit in the cockpits and drink Bud Lights.

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    Well that didn't work. I am going to have to go to the Tracker school of posting pics.

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    I have been giving this some thought and I realize that I don't set my own bar very high. For you grub. I think you were talking about the SR-71. sr71.jpg which is still considered by me to be an ultimate flying machine. So much so that I have to listen to this story again. For those of you that haven't heard this true story it is fantastic!!

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    Fore sure a gulf stream 5...Can fly anywhere around the globe. Definitely the way to fly. So choice...

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    Thanks slimcake. Most intense plane ever built. In the late 1950s. Fastest air breathing plane 60 years later. Touched one in Pima AZ.

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    The Blackbird SR 71 was designed by Kelly Johnson from Ipsheming MI. He designed over 40 planes.

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    That speed anecdote...never listened to it but read the text a number of times...and giggled each time...

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