Sunday, February 28, 2010


Miss Moon modeling the latest in leisure apparel from the originator of high performance mass marketing.

Time Bomb

More often than not Lindberg's box art
was much more exciting than the kit itself.

Pit Stop #10

Sebring 12 hours 1964.
The Shelby American Cobra of Bob Bondurant and Lew Spencer under lights. The Cobra managed a fifth position behind the winning Ferrari 275P of Mike Parkes and Umberto Maglioli.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Kandy Man Take Two

Larry Watson painting Roth's Road Agent
sans respirator avec beard.

Mad Dogs And Methanol

Welcome to the berserk world of the fuel altered. Overpowered and under engineered, these barely controllable fibreglass missiles were driven by deranged madmen, often sideways, in a haze of tyre smoke and nitro fumes. The combination of an extremely short wheelbase, light weight and ludicrous amounts of horsepower may not appear to be the ideal design for drag racing but as far as the fans were concerned it was the perfect formula.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pit Stop #9

Motown's own. The Ramchargers AA/FD.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Austin Grassi Fuel Cuda Rides Again

Whoa ! Another image of the crazy Austin Grassi Fuel Cuda. Check out the "Kramer" sponsorship taped over the side.
Wild times.

80 Proof

Whether running hooch or tearing up the superspeedway Junior Johnson was the driver's driver.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Maîtres de l'Affiche

Suggesting motion on water is deceptively difficult. Both these posters are masterful representations of the genre.
Absolument étourdir !

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pssst .... Wanna Buy A Car ?

A steal at $4547.00

Pit Stop #8

Daytona 24 Hours 1969.
I love this photo of Mrs Polyester looking totally perplexed by the strange little Porsche 906.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Corvettes And Bow Ties

Odds on that dad was racing that Jag in his bow tie and cardigan. All that's missing is his pipe and a little Perry Como in the background.


The beautiful Panella Brothers B/Gas Willys.

Pit Stop #7

The Porsche 908/01 of Steve McQueen and Peter Revson at the 1970 Sebring 12 Hours. McQueen and Revson finished a scant 22 seconds behind the winning Ferrari 512S of Andretti, Vaccarella and Guinti.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Barris On Acid

Here's what happens when tomorrow suddenly becomes yesterday. The poor old Ala Kart wasn't cutting it with the small fry so AMT gave it a psychedelic face lift.
Behold the Mod Rod.

Back Seat Driver

What a wild machine !!!
Wonder what the view was like sitting way up the back ?

Pit Stop #6

Flip top action from the Irwindale pits. The Brutus Firebird funny car circa '68 sporting Chrysler Hemi power.

Starting Line

A flying leap at the start of the 1964 Le Mans 24 Hours. Nino Vaccarella and Jean Guichet drove this Ferrari 275P to victory that year for the factory.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Free Surf

Hurry !!!!
Offer expires April 15th

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

More Pure Hell

Pure Hell again.
Just because it's so damn tough !!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Technicolor Dust

Contrary to popular belief not all pre war hot rods were black. Check out this link for some amazing colour images from the 1948 meet at El Mirage :

Thanks to SuperFleye & Jimmy B at the H.A.M.B for the scoop on these.


Certain hot rods are timeless.
The Joe Nitti roadster is a perfect example of homespun elegance.