Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Supersonic Orangeness

Oh yeah. This rocks. The F-106 Delta Dart. Very cool and, in this paint scheme, very Orange. Not Tennessee Orange, but that's OK sometimes. Especially this time. 

This photo was posted by Military Aviation Archives via its Facebook page. It's highly recommended that everyone follow/like this page.

BTW, visit for everything you want to know about the 106. Oh, and enjoy your holidays and stuff.

BOVB staff

Friday, December 21, 2012

O Tannenbaum or O-Train?

This Genesee & Wyoming Inc. engine was spotted by the BOVB's intrepid Nassau County correspondent at the Belfast Commerce Center in Richmond Hill, Ga. (Yet more proof that Georgians do have a bad case of Orange envy.) It is presented to you as a gift of Christmas cheer.

For an additional dose of cheer check out this Peanuts video of "O Tannenbaum" (that's the German version of "O Christmas Tree").

Merry Christmas, Orange Nation.

the BOVB staff.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Goofy vehicle

I saw this goofy little snow plow thing somewhere on Facebook or something and just  HAD to have it for the blog. Check it out, it even has snow chains on the back tires. Too funny.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The second coming of...Peyton

So Tennessee finally finds someone willing to coach its football team and some people apparently are excited.

Don't be.

The dude from the University of Cincinnati has neither the brains nor the stones to lead Tennessee to the promised land. Unlike the awesome U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk pictured below in its Orange-and-White awesomeness, Mr. Jones is not equipped to save us.

And he also has prophecy working against him -- that of the Second Coming of Peyton Manning.

Soon as Peyton wins his next Super Bowl -- this season, hopefully -- he will retire from the NFL to lead Rocky Top to the ultimate achievement in all of college football: the SEC championship!

Fear ye not, my Big Orange Brethren, the temporary visitation of Butch Jones. For there is one coming the laces of whose footballs we are unworthy to throw. And he shall indeed deliver the Tennessee Volunteers unto football glorrrrr-ay for several years to come! (And this time, hopefully, he'll figure out a way to beat Florida). Hallelujah!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Uh Orange axmodent

Saw this here on SR or US 109 (who cares?) near Nashville on Nov. 28. The Orange thing had come off the trailer and blocked traffic for a while. We all got over it and moved along.

Monday, November 26, 2012


On I-95 in Georgia.

Monday, November 19, 2012

making Orange history

Back in olden times, we used to march out of Neyland Stadium chanting "it's be...a Tennessee Vol, I said it's be..." etc, over and over again. That was awesome. 

That was also, like, 100 years ago. I think the last time UT defeated another SEC team was the same year Stonewall Jackson led the charge of the lite beer brigade against the Germans at Pearl Harbor during the Spanish-American War of 1812.

In other words: Practically never. 

Meanwhile, while Orange Nation awaits its messiah, check out today's OV. It comes from AOPA's Air Safety Institute Facebook page. (Tennessee's football program came immediately to mind when I saw it.)

Friday, November 16, 2012


In honor of the Thanksgiving theme of gratitude and stuff, the BOVB will be providing readers with an Orange-o-Plenty during the next couple of days. The purpose of this niceness is twofold: to show a seasonally appropriate spirit of givinghood, and to clear out a year-plus supply of OVPs (Orange Vehicle Pics) to make way for the new year. Lucky you. 

This top pic was provided by Rod "Rodneyla" Brumley, which I presume he snapped in Knoxville, center of the Orange universe, aka unOverse and OrangeOverse (yes, I made that up, it's trademarked and copyrighted).

Next up is a UT Mustang that Hoosier Dave posted on my FB page a zillion years ago from somewhere up in Indiana.

This last one for today is weird little VW Bug a Knoxville dude named Eric tagged on FB. Thanks, man.

Peace, everyone.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

No longer AWOL

The BOVB is back, y'all! Let us all share a moment of silent joy to soak up the gratitude that this momentous moment.  Then feel free to dance around your home in celebration.

OK so what happened was I got busy in the summer of '11, did a bunch of traveling and then forgot the password to the BOVB site. It didn't help that the Vols sucked really bad, neither. 

Resetting the password of the blog and related email accounts required skills on par with Bletchley Park and Joe Rochefort's boys at Pearl.

Enough of that. Just feast your thirsty eyes on this beautiful Orange Porsche spotted by Dave Brake up in Indiana sometime in '11. 

There's a huge backlog of pix to get through, but if you spot a cool OV, snap it and send it in to In the meantime, feel free to just scroll through the last few years of OV pix on the site.


No Longer AWOL