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About Me



Randy Poulos has been a long time Bricklin SV-1 Enthusiast. Even as he was buying his first Bricklin SV-1, his eyes were drawn to the data plate on the door of the car. He acquired VIN 1850 in 1977, and VIN 322 in 1979. Recognizing the need for a historical foundation for the Bricklin SV-1, He started recording Bricklin VIN numbers in 1977. As the years passed, better information came along, and finally culminated on the site you are viewing right now.

Randy spent 10 years on the volunteer staff, at Blackbird Airpark, in Palmdale, California, retiring from the program in December, 2007. During those 10 years he is estimated to have put well over 750 hours into the museum. Blackbird Airpark, is an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) Museum located at Edwards Air Force Base. As a Docent, he educated the public about the Lockheed A-12, SR-71, YF-12A, and M21 / D-21 Blackbirds. In addition he was part time keeper of the first of 15 Lockheed A-12 Blackbirds built: tail number 06924 / Lockheed Build Number 121, the 24th of 32 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbirds built: tail number 17973 / Lockheed Build Number 2024, and the 25th of 39 Lockheed D-21 Drones built: No. 525. ( For more information on the Lockheed Blackbirds see: www.habu.org )  

A lifelong airplane, ship, and car enthusiast, Randy is in the Book: Bassett Lowke Waterline Ship Models,  by Derek Head (1996). In addition to this Bricklin SV-1 site, he also maintains the following internet site that covers the following Aircraft: Sikorsky VS-44A, Sikorsky S-39, and Grumman G-73 Mallard at : g73s39s44online.htmlplanet.com 

 

Addendum: If you are not familiar with the SR-71 Blackbird, check out the following short video from Lockheed Martin on the link below. The video is 5 minutes 22 seconds and gives a brief glimpse of this amazing aircraft:

  

 http://www.chonday.com/Videos/sr71jetplane1

The link below is from the BBC and is 1 minute 13 seconds long:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20170811-the worlds-ultimate-spyplane

 

The link below is an SR-71 / Blackbird Documentary. As I recall, it dates from the early 1990's and is slightly modified from its' original form. Recommended Viewing: ( copy and paste the link below into your browser )

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBVmYi7mkZM