The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 500 is a medium to long range, widebody trijet that flew onto the scene in 1978. It was a shortened version of the standard variants, by around 14 feet, which meant it carried less passengers, but it offered more fuel capacity, greater takeoff weight, and a maximum range of 6100 nautical miles (11,260km). It was Lockheed’s only commercial passenger jet. The L-1011 was celebrated for its many achievements including its reliability, ease of maintenance, profitability and being the quietest and most technologically advanced aircraft produced. Production for the -500 ended in 1983 after only 50 had been built..
Our plane was built in 1983, then registered as JY-HKJ, and served as the private jet for the King of Jordan and the Jordanian Government. In late 2001, it was purchased by Al Anwa Aviation to fly Prince Abdul Aziz Al Ibrahim and was reregistered as HZ-AB1. The Prince, known as a globe-trotter in pursuit of pleasure, had the interior and exterior renovated, transforming the plane into a majestic, flying palace. AB1 was furnished with everything needed to provide the Prince and his guests with the comfort and extravagance they were accustomed to, including being covered in authentic 23k gold leaf.
HZ-AB1 was withdrawn from use in 2013 and stored until recovered in 2021. MotoArt produced our first ever authentic gold PlaneTags, and our thickest, heaviest - and most beautiful - PlaneTags to date. It also gave us the opportunity to create an incredible aviation display from the fuselage frame structure.
For the PlaneTags collector who wants to soar to the next level
You love your PlaneTags and you’ll love them even more when they are displayed on an actual fuselage frame structure from a L-1011 Tristar. Our newest PlaneTags Display Racks are the perfect way to show off your collection and rearrange or add new PlaneTags easily.
Like PlaneTags themselves, each display rack is unique, bearing the scars from their years of service, and the imperfections which are worn with honor. The display itself has its own story to tell, further adding to the history of your PlaneTags collection.
A labor of love
Each display rack is a view into a world usually only seen by engineers and mechanics. The fuselage represents the talent of hundreds of engineers who worked to design a strong - and rather beautiful - technically advanced aircraft that is just as stunning behind the scenes. The lightening holes, rivets and original fuselage paint are a visual treat, but the real excitement will be seeing your treasured PlaneTags collection arranged on the hand cut, custom pegs displayed on your wall.
Our PlaneTag Display Rack Features:
- Authentic fuselage frame structure
- Smooth, rounded edges
- Quality brass fittings and custom pegs made in-house
- Heavy duty hanger
- Official MotoArt emblem
- 20- & 40-tag sizes available
New for 2021: Available in three sizes
In addition to our 20- and 40-tags racks, we now offer an XL rack. MotoArt owner Dave Hall created the first extra large rack for his own collection of #0001 PlaneTags and now it can be on your wall too. The XL rack features a tapered curve design not seen on the smaller racks. Elevate your collection to new heights with a PlaneTags Display Rack from MotoArt.
20 Tag Rack Dimensions
22” W x 34” H
40 Tag Rack Dimensions
42” W x 34” H
100 Tag X-Large Rack Dimensions
98” W x 35” H