door fees ($990), insurance ($720), and use
of a crane to offload the engine at my ware-
house, which we might or might not need
($900), and the whole thing came to just shy
rived at the Port of Galveston in April 2004,
and subsequently trucked to a race shop I
maintained not far from my home in Houston.
years--until I completed construction of the
terminal building at the Austin Executive Air-
port. The engine was dirty when it crossed
the pond and six years of dust hadn't done it
any favors. My plan was to make this hunk of
mostly titanium alloy a showpiece of the new
terminal waiting area, and that meant polish-
ing the thing to a high shine.
with a gray lighter-weight custom-made display stand. Photo courtesy of David Hannah III.