Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pit Stop #48

I'll take a gamble and say that this is Bob Johnson's Cobra CSX 2494 at the 1964 USRRC Meadowdale GT Race judging by the straw hat in the background, however I am more than happy to stand corrected.

Via: Club Cobra

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Champions !

For a car that was only produced for five years, the Cobra sure made a lasting impression.


Flat Tracker

Gary Nixon
A.M.A Grand National Champion
1967 - 1968

Draggin' Deuce

Quarter mile coupes just like this inspired droves of polystyrene-crazed juveniles to glue up their own miniature monsters.

Photo courtesy of the Doug Reusch Collection.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tailgate Grinders

The mid-sixties saw a proliferation of wheelstanding pickups. Forward or backward, coming or going, it didn't matter as long as the front wheels were pointed toward the sky.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Fork-Tailed Devil

Lockheed's P-38 Lightning was supposedly called the "Fork-Tailed Devil" by terrified Luftwaffe pilots.


Listen Up !!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Going Thing

Hubert Platt again.

Via: rusty428cj

Gear Jammin'

While the rest of the world got groovy, Hubert Platt and the boys just kept shifting gears. Forget peace, love and all that long-haired stuff, The Georgia Shaker was still sporting more grease up top than under the hood.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Check The Oil Please

Le Mans 1964

The Shelby Cobra Daytona of Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant receiving a little fine tuning from John Ohlsen. CSX 2299 took first place in the GT III Class and finished fourth overall.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stretching The Truth

If a S.O.H.C 427 under the hood wasn't enough for 1965, then how about adding an few extra inches to the wheelbase and fuel injection for good measure in 1966. Just like the showroom floor....

Via: mroldtimey

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bombs Away !!!

Keep your bedroom safe from the Red Menace with your own polystyrene nuclear equipped, supersonic B-58 Hustler.

Stereophonic Nitromethanol

With classic tracks such as
"The Sound Of Shifting" and "Blower Blowing Up On Dragster-Ambulance" this album is a must for all diggers of supercharged sounds. It is also highly recommended for clearing your home of all unwanted guests in under 8 seconds.

Black Beauty

The Wenderski & Winkel Top Fueler making a run at San Gabriel Drag Strip. John Wenderski was tragically killed driving the Black Beauty at San Diego Raceway in February 1964.

Via: vintagegasser

Strip Shot #8

The Stellings & Hampshire "Red Stamp Car " was one of the most beautiful dragsters to ever burn rubber.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Extreme must have had an alternate definition in 1959.

Red Hot

FoMoCo's 600-horse OHC hemi was "programmed" from drawing board to dyno in just three months with the magic of space-age computers .......

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Hayseed

Just another old Corvette in 1969.

Via: Gasser68

Bare Bones

You can bet the maintenance conditions were a little more civilized down at Mr Norm's.


Kamakazi Pilot

Jack Williams aiming the aptly named Kamikazi 1 dragster.

Photo by : Phil Bellomy