I love this photo detail from Bobby Greene’s "Aircraft latches and you" post from his wonderful blog Automotive Addictions and General Tomfoolery. It’s a blog about his very gnarly belly tanker speed racer. It’s an ode to gearhead gnarlyness, authenticity, and just plain doing stuff. I love it.
I also dig the photo because it’s a great example of beausage, the beauty which comes with use. All those scratches, dents, and subtle surface deformations couldn’t be designed. They come from being out in the world, and they’re beautiful in a very organic way.
Congratulations to Bobby for getting the tanker up and running — and running WFO, no less! — again.