Back to the Northwest


Two-week exercise in western Washington, courtesy of your United States Air Force; the trip up here to my old stomping grounds (1976, 1996-1998, 1999-2005) marked my second in only three months.

As always, the search for LBCs and in particular, Triumphs, continues.  While Puget Sound has a particularly large, active Triumph club – Tyee Triumph – I haven’t seen any yet, nor any other classic British car for that matter.  Several hot rods, yes, plus the two rather unique vehicles in the photo.

I took the shot at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, on Thursday 3 August while documenting the exercise.  The vehicle on the left is an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), while the wheeled conveyance on the right is an M1131 Stryker Fire Support Vehicle (FSV).  Something tells me the drivers of these two fine examples of technology rarely have to contend with road rage…

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