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I Have Very MIXED Feelings About MY 95-Year Old Queen (Driving A Jaguar) Outside Of Windsor.

by Anura Guruge


The above is from the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’. Click here for more of their outstanding coverage.


As an owner of two Jaguars I am DELIGHTED to see MY QUEEN driving a Jaguar — though hers, though newer than mine, is nowhere close to as CLASSY as mine. SMILE.

That said, I do NOT think she should be driving on public roads at 95.

Yes, I appreciate that she own the roads & everything else (within reason). But, 95.

That accident with Prince Philip, in 2019, WAS ENOUGH.

My QUEEN should NOT be driving on public roads.

By all means, drive to hre heart’s content, on all of her private roads in her various estates. But, not on PUBLIC roads. Is that fair?


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Tiger Woods’ Much-Publicized Crash In A ‘Genesis GV80’ — Good Or Bad For ‘Genesis’?

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GV80 SUV driven by Tiger Woods vs smaller, sedan, the G70.


I have owned SUVs from both KIA & Hyundai. Over the last couple of years the occasional Genesis I have seen has always caught my eye.

Then a few months ago Genesis entered my life. I have to get a newer car than the 19-year Jaguar XJ8 that I drive. It has limited safety features & I am starting to worry about its reliability. So, for the long trips I do, I have started renting a car/SUV.

So, in Oct/Nov I started looking around for a car that would meet my needs. Though it broke my heart I ruled out another Jag. I do NOT trust their reliability — especially at the crazy prices they want for a fairly new one.

I toyed with a convertible BUT I also need, at a minimum, FWD — given the snow — & ideally, AWD. FWD/AWD convertibles are a rare commodity. Then, I compromised on a moonroof. Googled for “AWD moonroof” — &, of course, it could NOT be German. The KIA ‘Stinger’ kept on popping up. I heard good things about the Stinger. But, it got me thinking. Hyundai is the higher/more luxurious KIA. So, what did Hyundai have to offer. That is how I discovered the Genesis G70.

So, here is the irony. Just about the time Tiger Woods was involved in his accident, Teischan & I were at a Genesis dealing talking G70s. First time we had been to a Genesis dealership. Kind of uncanny. What a coincidence.


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Wakefield [N.H.] Truck Driver Starts Driving 18-Wheeler With Trailer Raised!

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Pretty amazing. Driver claims he forgot he had raised trailer and that he didn’t notice it was raised when he came back to move the truck because it was dark. That seems hard to believe. Even in the dark you should be able to see the raised trailer towering above you.

Yes, I am also amazed that there is no visual/audible alarm that the trailer is raised.

He caused a lot of damage and disruption. Not going to be popular.

I am still in amazement.


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More Pictures Of Plane That ‘Crashed’ At Alton’s Famous “Airport On Ice” On February 10, 2019.

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You can see the BENT prop on the left and the scraped paint on the right prop.




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They have moved the plane from the ice to an adjoining car park. It was blocking the main taxiway — so that makes a lot of sense.

I guess they are still waiting for the FAA to finish its investigation — and hopefully to get a new prop. That seems to be the only thing that got damaged. I have to suspect that a prop is not cheap. Plus most likely their insurance will go sky high.

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Plane That ‘Crashed’ At Alton’s Famous “Airport On Ice” On February 10, 2019.

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You can see the BENT prop on the far-side. The plane is held up on a trestle.

Wider perspective.


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We drove by at 3:45pm hoping to take some pictures of planes to add to those that I took last Sunday.

This was the ONLY plane there was and I knew that it had had a mishap. It was all on its lonesome in the middle of the taxiway and you could clearly see that it was propped up. From past accidents, I assume they have to wait for a FAA (NTSB) inspector to come and check the accident and give the ‘all clear’.

When I got home I saw the ‘Union Leader’ post (above).

We have had more spectacular crashes in the past. See below.

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Do NOT Think That Prince Philip, 97-Years Old, Queen’s Husband Or Not, Should Be Driving On Public Roads.

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Range Rover he was driving — on its side after accident.


Wow. This blew my mind. He is 97-years old. That is one heck of an age. Driving … on public roads. That just doesn’t seem right.

What I always say about older drivers. It is not that they can kill themselves. That is OK. It is that they can kill somebody else. We were all LUCKY here. The others young ladies involved in the accident, including a 9-month old baby boy, were not badly hurt. But, they could have been. If they were, or if they were killed, there would have been hell to pay.

Yes, he is essentially ‘King’, but this is also the 21st century. He can’t go around causing mayhem.

I kind of like him. He, of course, is not in the same league as the Queen. Something about him. To I, he comes across as a total toff. But, I don’t dislike him. Find him vaguely amusing. Yes, appreciate that he has done a lot for the Queen and as such for the country and us. So, I am cool with that. This is not about him personally. It is about a 97-year old driving.

I am so glad it ended like it did. It could have been so, so worse.


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Another Accident Involving The “Chart Room Restaurant” Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’ — March 1, 2018.

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From the outstanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

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“The Chart Room” is a well-known landmark just a few miles prior to the MAIN Hulls Cove entrance to the Acadia National Park. Click to ENLARGE. Created by Anura Guruge.



Thursday, March 1, 2018.

This was NOT a serious accident, unlike the one in September 14, 2017, that killed an elderly pedestrian in “Chart Room Restaurant” parking lot.

This was ahead of the approaching storm and as far as I can tell there was no bad weather involved.

For the Island, Mount Desert, this is a busy stretch of road. I do NOT think the restaurant was open. Not much open up there this time of year.


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Fatal Car Accident Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’ On Sunday, January 7, 2018.

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Two vehicle accident, on Route 102, at the Southwest Harbor town line, a Ford Escape, travelling North (towards Somesville), and GMC truck coming the other way.

The fatality, Mr. Christopher Colman (28), of Saco, Maine, was the driver of the Ford, which had slid on an icy patch.

The accident happened around noon, on Sunday, January 7, 2018.


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Laser Lights Reflected Off Falling Snow — Alton, New Hampshire, December 9, 2017.

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This was around 6pm tonight. It was snowing quite hard — and there was a major accident down the road.

Teischan and I love seeing our red and green lasers bouncing off the snow flakes. Managed to capture it, fairly well, tonight. Pretty cool.

Had to clean the snow off the laser lens a few times. It was falling that heavy.


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THE Picture Of The Night — Police At A 6-Vehicle Accident In The Snow (Alton, NH).

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Just after 6pm, with it snowing hard, I went out, just in my sweats, to take some pictures. Noticed that the sky was blue down the road. Kind of suspected that it might be police. So, had to have a look. About 300 yards. Walked out, in my sweats. The dogs followed, off lead. It was a police car. They had blocked the road — Prospect Mountain Road. 6 vehicle pile up below. I only managed to get one ‘acceptable’ picture. With the heavy snow and light, it was not easy.

The blue police lights reflecting off the snow was COOL. As you can see. Teischan came out looking for the dogs, with their leashes. That is her, at the top, coming back — the dogs still off their leashes. We went back — again, once I put on a jacket and boots. Crazy night.

I liked the blue sky.


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