Friday, February 25, 2011

Good 'Ol Boys

A pair of exceedingly squat Galaxies make this program even more appealing. Reminds me of a Little Golden Book before bedtime.

Pit Stop #40

Targa Florio 1967
Ford GT40 Jo Schlesser/Guy Ligier

Check out the sporty leisure hat in the background. That's something you won't see today ......... unless it were emblazoned with some indistinguishable corporate logo.

Via: Autodiva

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Racing Behind The Iron Curtain

A selection of brilliant programs from The Sachsenring, home to the East German Motorcycle Grand Prix from 1962 until 1971.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The only thing these hot rods have in common is that they all started life as Model A Fords.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Strip Shot #6

Harry Luzader's 1932 Ford
about to reach for the sky.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Down But Not Out

Bill Henderson's 1940 Willys had a lot more nose down attitude than most of its contemporaries. Running a supercharged, fuel burning 392 Chrysler built by Chet Herbert, Henderson's Willys ran as a full bodied fuel car and not a gasser. The wild paint job was the work of none other than Larry Watson.

Just Add Paint

Larry Watson redefined the custom car when he loaded up the spray gun to paint his then new 1958 Ford Thunderbird. Intricate paint schemes became the new hammer and torch as custom cars gleamed under the latest metalflakes, candies and pearls.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Little Off The Top

1966 saw things at Lincoln-Mercury starting to get a little funny. The Plastigage Corporation was enlisted to produce four fiberglass Comet bodies for each of their match race drivers. From the outside, they had the appearance of stock bodied Comets, except Jack Chrisman's GT-1. Jack hacked the roof straight of his car and turned it into a wild roadster. This roofless wonder was a very strong performer, running over 180 mph in the quarter, until parachute failure destroyed the plastic projectile. After running out of strip and stopping power, the GT-1 crashed, burning to the ground.