Monday, November 30, 2009

Pit Stop #2

A great shot from an era when kids were kids
and Fuel Altereds were just plain brutal.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Perfezione di nocciola

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta Scaglietti 1967

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint Exupery

Monday, November 23, 2009

Black Sheep

"Nowadays, all these brazen damn youngsters do is leadfoot around the neighbourhood in their hot rods, causing a ruckus and making a hell of a racket."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ladies Man

Don Prudhomme explaining the intricacies of his trophy winning fuel dragster to a trio of shapely bombshells who have absolutely no interest in drag racing.

Surfside Pre-Fab

What better way to make the scene at your ultramodern beach pad than in a 1959 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible ?

Drag Bunny

Mini skirt, go-go boots and a tough 1968 Cobra Jet.
The total performance package.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just What The Doctor Ordered

Professional dance instructor Gaspar Ronda began drag racing after his doctor suggested he take up a hobby. Gas, as he was known at the strip, successfully raced an assortment of Ford's finest throughout the 1960's, culminating with this nitro burning funny car.

Perhaps not exactly the remedy the doctor had in mind ?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Not For Highway Use

The Ford Motor Company issued the following piece of corporate claptrap, just in case prospective owners were unsure whether the 1965 A/FX Mustang was suitable to take their elderly parents to church on Sunday.

“A 1965 Mustang automobile to be used in drag strip events sold to the individual for the sum of one dollar… It is further understood that said 1965 Mustang automobile will be used for drag strip racing only, and shall not be used as a passenger car on public highways. Accordingly we make no warranty whatsoever either express or implied, including any warranty of fitness or merchantability in connection of the sale of this vehicle to you.”