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    Ummm...Did Van Halen REALLY Have A Striped Jet Airplane? Check Out This Photo...

    Over the years, I found some fake images of what a VH themed airplane might look like, such as the artist rendering below.



    I've pretty much figured that such a thing never existed in real life, so imagine my surprise when I ran across the following picture, while checking out the Bonspeed blog.

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    And this one, chef...


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    Whoah...thanks for the image. I have to wonder if this was some sort of staged photo-op, since Mike appears to be wearing the same shirt, glasses and jeans in both photos.
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    Also a cool shot of Ed with Brad Fanshaw (Mike's partner in Bonspeed) and (the late) Boyd Coddington in front of the "Van Hauler":


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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Whoah...thanks for the image. I have to wonder if this was some sort of staged photo-op, since Mike appears to be wearing the same shirt, glasses and jeans in both photos.
    Probably so. Still would be nice to have a shot of the entire airplane...looks like a cool paint scheme regardless!

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    It seems that those photos are post VH for Mike. Is it possible that is Sammy's or Mikey's plane?
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    My guess is that it's Hagar's private jet aka the "Red Rocker" theme going there. Mike looks older in those pics, and given the fact that he has been jamming with him these past few yrs., it would make more sense.

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    could be a privately owned jet (no one VH-related), and this was just a photo op for an aviation magazine or something.
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    If it's not VH-owned, with this design, the pilot better be wearing a cup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    If it's not VH-owned, with this design, the pilot better be wearing a cup!
    I'm no lawyer, but as long as the owner isn't using it to make money, I think he's in the clear.
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    Pretty kewl idea though. I wouldn't mind having one of those.
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    I had heard that the plane belongs to Michael's business partner in the company he owns, a guy named Brad Fanshaw. My friend works at the executive air terminal in Orange County, Ca and says it is there often.

    Very cool jet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    If it's not VH-owned, with this design, the pilot better be wearing a cup!
    You dick! You stole my lame joke!

 

 

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