Sunday, January 17, 2021
This was a major port until the 1920s when its status began to decline. One of the major shippers was the Wilson Line of Hull which had been founded in 1825 by Thomas Wilson. "By the early 20th century, the company had grown – largely through its monopolisation of North Sea passenger routes and later mergers and acquisitions – to be the largest privately owned shipping company in the world, with over 100 ships sailing to different parts of the globe. The Wilson Line was sold to the Ellerman Lines – which itself was owned by Hull-born magnate (and the richest man in Britain at the time) Sir John Ellerman." (Wikipedia)
Saturday, January 16, 2021
It was called the XP-1, and although it was originally envisaged as a proof of concept for Hyperion's hydrogen propulsion technology, the wild supercar is currently on its way to production.
At last summer's reveal, Hyperion said the XP-1 would start production at a site in the United States as early as 2022. That would be a relatively quick gestation but work on the XP-1 actually started in 2016, and Hyperion has been developing the technology behind the car for a decade.
"Give 'em a microwave blast now, Bill, maximum power!"
Mounted on a Ford Zephyr Six of the era, seen in Oriental Bay. This press photo was taken because radar speed detection had just been introduced. For lots more, see the book Wellington: a Capital century