Friday, December 30, 2011

Weber Equipped

Sebring 12 Hours 1963

The Shelby Cobra of Dan Gurney and Phil Hill receiving a little Weber maintenance.

Via: saacforum


All I can tell you about this shot is that it's a Fiat Abarth 600 and that the pit crew member is holding a clipboard and umbrella.

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Pit Stop #49

" Bob Allen in his Shelby Cobra 289 as it ran in the US National Races 1969."

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stay Safe

I can't imagine that Evel's safety tips had much impact, as most kids were much more interested in staging their own Snake River Canyon jump - with the same catastrophic results.

Via: The H.A.M.B

More Little Red Wagon

The Little Red Wagon went through more changes in its career than a Vegas showgirl. Here are a few more images I found over at Check out the forum for loads more Magnetic Brain type stuff.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A/FX #2

Love 'em or hate 'em but there's no denying FoMoCo's A/FX Mustangs were heavy hitters on the strip. Dick Brannan's Hilborn injected 1966 short wheelbase car was destroyed in a crash at Detroit Dragway, but not before taking out the 1966 AHRA Winternationals at Irwindale.

Draggin' #2

Six Flags Drag Way, Victoria, Texas
1964 Regionals, May 3, 1964

This Model A screams 1964 from whitewall to whitewall.


Dual Quads

Chrysler employee and Ramchargers member Dan Mancini does a little fine-tuning. Mancini was a carburetion and dynomometer technician responsible for the development of the first tunnel ram and eventually became head of Chrysler's Woodward Garage. Read the story of the Ramchargers here.

Via: MoparMuscle

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Testing, Testing .....

I'm guessing that fuel consumption wasn't a primary consideration when FoMoCo were developing their S.O.H.C behemoth.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Drumming Up Business

No Money Down

Have we got a deal for you !

"Ease into Corvette's luxurious cockpit. Flick its Super Turbo-Fire V8 into life and listen to the cultured baritone of its twin exhausts. Let out the clutch of this tiger-tempered sports car and - GO ! Here in one superbly engineered machine you have whip-lash acceleration, cat sure cornering and the safest most positive braking ..."


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's a Gas

Southern California.
Land of sun, sidewalk surf and wild street-driven dragstrip refugees. It sure wasn't anything like this where I grew up.

Powered By Pontiac

Lew Arrington's Brutus was a serious contender at the dawn of the funny car era. In 1965 Brutus was powered by one of Mickey Thompson's Hemi-headed Pontiac monsters. Unfortunately the days of Poncho powered Pontiacs were drawing to a close and Lew would soon shift to a 392 Chrysler.

Roadside Repairs

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Late For The Ball

This defies description .......

Don't Be A Sissy

The Outlaw

Roth's "Outlaw"

America's Most Famous Roadster

Designed and built by Ed Roth of Maywood, Calif., in 1959 the Outlaw has become a hot rod classic. The body, which resembles a Model T is built of fiberglass. The engine is '56 Cadillac and the chassis is various Ford parts.

Read This Before Reading

Peculiar Polystyrene #2

Any model kit with a voodoo witch doctor gets my vote.

Via: Old Model Kits

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Beat It

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2287 taking shape in the workshop.

Roth 1970

Via: COOP666

Gosh, Even A Chrome Crank

Bikes I Like #2

Ducati Mark 3 Desmo 350

A Thrill A Minute

" TRI-ANG SCALEXTRIC model motor racing is a sport involving SKILL and Scalextric models must be driven like real cars. "


The George Barris Surf Woody gets a little Waikiki sand between its treads.

Mystery Machine #2

Bill Lawton smoking it up.

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