Tuesday, January 26, 2010

AquaVette

Modern speed boats aren't high on my list of priorities, but this is something different. Swedish designer Bo Zolland has come up with this beautiful concept based on the 1963 Corvette Stingray.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Strip Art

Drag racing posters generally have limited visual impact. These are the exception to the rule, firmly echoing Reid Miles' style at Blue Note.

Drag Stuff

I came across this great poster at www.reproracingposters.com/.
Check out all their other fine drag and race posters.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bad Ass

Try as I may, I cannot offer a more fitting description for Randy Bianchi's 1932 Ford 3 window coupe.

Pit Stop #6

Bad News travels fast.
Especially when you stuff a blown, nitro burning hemi into a Fiat Topolino.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Beat The Champ !"

Sounds like a piece of cake but did anybody beat Fireball ?

Achtung !!!

Another continental issue of Spider Man.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Far Out Fuzz


I don't ever remember Adam 12 being this colourful. But then again we did have a black & white television.....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wagons Faux

There is something strangely alluring about a vehicle adorned from hood to tailgate with artificial wood.

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's A Gas

FART means "speed" in Swedish.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pit Stop #5

FoMoCo created a street and strip weapon by shoehorning their 428 Cobra Jet into the 1968 Mustang, annihilating all competition in the Super Stock class at that year's Winternationals. Tom Stafford's Foulger Ford entry displayed rather rudimentary transportation.

Hot Stuff


Most show rods were excessively ridiculous. Chuck Miller's Fire Truck was surprisingly restrained in both real life and 1/25th scale.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Super Fuzz !

While Big Daddy was busy cranking 'em out over at Revell, Mouse released three of his own kits, Super Fuzz, Flip Out & Speed Shift, with Monogram in 1964.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kooky Spook

"Discover the curse of the Red Baron in your own darkened room, if you dare! See his gently rocking head lull you to sleep at night!"

Tom Daniel's classic 1969 Monogram kit.
Check out all of Tom's crazy stuff at:

Post No Bills



1959 Vs 1969.


Pit Stop #4

A decidedly artistic shot of Roger Lindamood's "Color Me Gone" Dodge Charger Funny Car. The late sixties revealed a profound shift in cultural tastes, even at the dragstrip. Check out the psychedelia influenced lace paint which had filtered down through the counter culture into the staging lanes.

Salt Shakers


Bonneville has long been the proving ground for hot rod ingenuity. A myriad of contenders strove for victory in the various classes, pedalling everything from ungainly family sedans to stripped down roadsters. However it was the streamliners that took outright honours. Borrowing aesthetic references from pre-war European record breakers, hot rodders assembled their own interpretations using custom built bodies and modified mechanicals from domestic automobiles. Speeds of well over 200mph were achieved during the early 1950's with horsepower plucked directly from the junkyard. These high speed gurus paved the way for millions of power hungry disciples to savour their need for speed, whether realised or not.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Serpente Siciliano

The Cobra in its natural environment.

The Shelby American entry of Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant thunders through the sun baked Sicilian hills during the torturous 1964 Targa Florio. Gurney and Grant managed an 8th place finish behind the victorious Porsche 904 GTS.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Power Of Suggestion


The intimation of speed is much more compelling than its outright depiction. An exceptional example of the automotive poster.