Monday, December 27, 2010

Grocery Getter

The only thing missing from the space age 1956 Plymouth Plainsman was a load of Herman Miller furniture in the the back.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Trunk Call

The Jetsonesque interior of the 1960 Chrysler Imperial had it all.

Smoothsville #2

Al Glickman sunk a hole in one when the Ayala Brothers worked their metal magic
on his 1951 Mercury.


From The Glovebox

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ski Safari

1964 Wide-Track Pontiac Safari.

The ideal choice for those icy backroads.

Via: leifpeng

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Off Beat

Pontiac stalwart Dick Jesse's GTO based flopper was a peculiar amalgam of funny car and dragster.
More akin to competition coupe than funny car, Mr Unswitchable was a curious addition to the emerging funny car circus. Perched atop his severely chopped GTO, Jesse resembled a lunatic tank commander high on the scent of methanol, ready to blast his way to victory. Powered by 421 cubic inches of supercharged Pontiac power, Mr Unswitchable is a reminder of a time when innovation tore up the quarter mile. Sadly, funny cars have become generic showponies, indistinguishable other than their hideous advertising.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Strip Shot #5

As Cold War tension escalated, Plymouth launched their own weapon.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Jerry Quesnel 1949 Mercury.

The key to building a custom this refined is knowing what not to do.

Via: The H.A.M.B

Sunday, December 12, 2010


You would be hard-pressed to describe the original Willys Model 77 as anything other than practical, however in the hands of horsepower crazed drag racers this homely little coupe took on an attitude all its own. What may have been best remembered as an austere depression-era relic, hustled its way down the quarter mile and into history as one of the gasser war's finest.

Via: The H.A.M.B

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bulls Eye

Lamborghini's Muira debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 and immediately hit the bulls eye. Marcello Gandini's tour de force is still electrifying four decades
after it was unveiled.

Artist's Impression #2

Car Life Magazine
July 1965


Monday, December 6, 2010


For those lucky enough to witness the spectacle, weekends during the 1960's at Southern California's drag strips were horsepower heaven.
Mazooma1 from the H.A.M.B was one of the fortunate few and thankfully, for those who missed it, he was armed with his trusty camera. The Holman & Moody prepared A/FX Mustang of Paul Norris caught Mazooma's keen eye in 1965.

Via: The H.A.M.B

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tyre Kicker

Zora Arkus-Duntov checking
what all the fuss is about.

What If ?

Wayne Kady's 1963 Cadillac Concept was a million miles from the staid production models, possibly due to a lack of parking space. Regardless, it did foreshadow the direction Buick would take with the Riviera later that decade.

Typ 917

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pit Stop #39

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying 1963.

Jim Clark's Lotus-Ford Type 29 qualified in fifth position with an average speed of 149.750 mph. On race day Clark drove to second place behind winner Parnelli Jones.

Gloves On, Top Down

These two shifty characters are definitely up to no good. The dark glasses and passenger nervously eyeballing for an unmarked tail are dead giveaways.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tabletop Exotica

Once upon a time kids actually built stuff.
All you needed was a little patience,
paint and glue, then hey presto Nino Vaccarella's
Le Mans winner right
there on the kitchen table !

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jumpin' With Papa

Papa George Lightfoot - Jump The Boogie.
A dirty slice of downhome 1950's blues and a perennial
favorite of The Magnetic Brain .