A head-turner for the hangar

Business Jet Traveler » October 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 5:00am

Your keychain fob and polo shirt show pictures of your airplane, so why not the soda machine in your family/media room or hangar? That's the thinking from Denver-based American Soda Machines, which has made a business of restoring and customizing vintage pop vending machines. While the company has units dating back to the 1940s and '50s, the '60s-era Vendo 63 reportedly makes the best "canvas" for custom artwork. Prices for these start at $2,695 plus shipping, but once you own the machine, the price of a can of soda is strictly up to you.

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

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