Monday, May 31, 2010

Miss Cobra

Riverside 1963.
Miss California Sports Car Lori Campbell.

Pit Stop #26

Riverside 1964.
Dave MacDonald in the Ford powered Lang Cooper.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pit Stop #25

Jack McAfee Porsche RS60 1962.
Jack started out running on the dry lakes and went on to race a myriad of European machinery. For the whole story on "Jack the Bear" go to

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Long before the little green men came down in their flying saucers, earthlings were building unbelievably futuristic racing cars.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunday Drive

"What could be a more spine tingling thrill than motoring along in a fine handling roadster with a pretty girl at your side ? Of course, the driving is only half the fun ........."

Hot Rod Magazine January 1961.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Straight Axles

Willys coupes were amongst the gasser war's heaviest hitters. Sitting high and packing a solid punch, these curious vehicles are remembered as definitive drag machines, a far cry from their homely utilitarian origins.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kandy Snapshots

Big John Mazmanian built some of the most stunning drag machines ever and thankfully you could wander through the pits with your camera, snapping away merrily.
Thanks to ltownrodder @ the H.A.M.B. for these great shots.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Precious Cargo

When Cobras were just race cars, they loaded them up and went racing.
Via: Club Cobra.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Under The Sicilian Sun

48th Targa Florio 1964
Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie

The Cobra of Bob Bondurant and Phil Hill cornering hard. It retired due to suspension problems.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trophy Queen

Billy Scott enjoying victory spoils with Linda Vaughan.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Driver's Seat #5

Illustration by Russell Brockbank.
Speed Magazine - January 1938.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weight Loss Program

This is what you get when you take one of Ford's all conquering GT40's, slice a little off the top and put it on a strict diet of aluminum. Lightening a proven race winner would seem to make perfect sense, unfortunately the GT40 X1 didn't quite live up to expectations. Despite tipping the scales a full 1000 lbs less than its steel siblings, thanks in part to an experimental aluminum chassis from Abbey Panels in Britain, the X1 failed to make its presence felt during the 1965 season. It took a transplant of good old NASCAR brewed horsepower for this test mule to finally get up and run. In its last race at Sebring in 1966, Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby took the checkered flag for Ford ahead of a strong field of Ferraris, Porsches and Chaparrals.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wild Wild Willie !!!

The Drag Cars In Motion thread over at The H.A.M.B has been a treasure trove of classic drag racing images for quite some time. Recently, Plum has been kind enough to share a plethora of high resolution pictures for everyone to enjoy. I couldn't resist compiling a selection of the wildest Fuel Altered of them all, The Winged Express. With his casual one handed driving technique, Wild Willie Borsch must rate as one of the most insane drivers to ever run down the quarter mile.
For more drag racing go to the H.A.M.B.
Warning: It may take some time to view as there are nearly 900 pages !!