Monday, November 29, 2010

Pit Stop #38

A rare shot of Jack Merkel's Willys with its front wheels on the ground.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Do It In The Dirt

Chuck Frederick throwing up some dirt at Pike's Peak in 1964. Frederick took third place in the Sports Car Class driving the Phil Long sponsored Cobra sideways.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Artist's Impression

Ford's new GT40 didn't actually race at Sebring in 1964 despite the program cover's suggestion.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Beep, Beep

No trick candies or pearls for Fred Goeske's Road Runner, just a coat of good old Omaha Orange.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wax 'Em Up

Surfboards appeared regularly as props in Californian hot rod publications during the surf crazed sixties. Paul Bergeron's
Model A woody and quiver were featured in the October 1970 issue of Rod & Custom.
Yowza !!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Southern Super Stock

Ol' Mr 4 Speed Ronnie Sox leaving the line in his 1965 Plymouth Super Stock at Bristol Raceway, Tennessee.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

David And Goliath

Brands Hatch July 1966.
Although related by birth, the Galaxie looks positively gargantuan alongside its pint-sized English cousin. Brian Muir in the Willment Ford Galaxie thunders past a Lotus Cortina.


All That Glitters Is Not Metalflake

Monday, November 22, 2010

More Mouse !

The Bucket's Got A Hemi In It

"Visalia, California, student Gene Chan finds relaxation from studies by driving Chrysler powered '23 T roadster. 331 cubic inch engine is equipped with Isky cam, Edelbrock eight-carb manifold and Spaulding ignition. Paint is candy burgundy. Model T poop deck has louvered lid and '59 Cadillac taillights mounted in tunneled corners. Rear end is flaked '51 Merc."

Hot Rod Magazine - May 1964.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pit Stop #37

Six Flags Drag Way
Victoria, Texas.

Gotta love those Competition Roadsters !

via The HAMB.

Two For A Dollar

Of Mice And Rats

The monster magnates crossed swords regularly in print, amidst a barrage of minibike and go kart advertisements. Mouse takes a well aimed pot shot at arch rival Roth.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Elegance To Order

Ferrari's flagship during the 1950's was the 410 SuperAmerica. Exclusivity was assured with less than 40 examples being produced between 1955 and 1959, no two alike. Whilst hot rodders were busily modifying domestic vehicles in the United States, the Italians were passionately hammering out their own aluminium artworks. The SuperAmericas truly were custom cars, each having breathtakingly individual bodywork and performance to match.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pit Stop #36

Pacific North West Grand Prix 1967
Mark Donohue Lola T70.

Donohue won this race at Kent, Washington along with 5 more rounds to take out the 1967 United States Road Racing Championship.

Via: prorallypix.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

East Coast Snake

The "Dragginsnake" Cobra of Joel Rosen and Jack Geiselman getting some public highway testing. Motion Performance ran this 289 and their mighty 427 King Cobra on the strip before selling highly modified Chevrolet performance vehicles.

Source: Hell For Motors via MyRideIsMe.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Darryl Starbird's fanciful 3-wheeled Volkswagen.


Not content with his 1-2-3 thrashing of Ferrari in 1966, Henry Ford II wanted a 100% homegrown winner at Le Mans. The J Car, successor to the GT40 Mk II, was an all American affair produced chiefly by FoMoCo subsidiary Kar Kraft. Power was never in short supply during Ford's Total Performance years, however getting a 200 mph plus race car to stay on the track was another thing altogether. Aerodynamics are a mysterious science and it was the J Car's erratic handling that ultimately cost team driver Ken Miles his life during testing at Riverside Raceway in 1966.

Often Imitated

Little Walter
Boss of the blues harmonica.

Lost In Translation

The Russ Meyer classic The Satan Women of Tittfield.

Surf 's Up

King Bee

Seminal Louisiana bluesman James Moore, better known as Slim Harpo, provided lowdown fixin's for the British blues hotpot.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Australian Touring Car racing was once dominated by highly entertaining ill-handling, overpowered family sedans. Allan Moffat incinerating his rear tyres in the Phase II GT-HO Falcon.

Pit Stop #35

U.S Nationals Indy 1965
Jack Chrisman's Mercury Super Cyclone.

Via: eaindy

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hand Me Down

If these two A/FX Mustangs look similar it's because they are the same car. Hubert Platt took over driving duties from Dick Brannan after he hung up his helmet midway through 1966.

Angel Hair & Fibreglass

Torque Thrusts, angel hair and fibreglass are an unbeatable combination !

Team Colors

I borrowed this great shot from storm king over at the H.A.M.B. This is 1960's D.I.Y racing.