Sunday, October 23, 2011

Go Fast #2

Everything you'll need to turn the family sedan into a fire breathing brute.

Via: mustangtek

Saturday, October 22, 2011

His 'N' Hers

Presenting the last word in Shelby-styled leisure wear. These sporty accessories are a must for the well-dressed Cobra enthusiast.

Via: mustangtek

Friday, October 21, 2011

Givin' You The Willys #9

Glenn Murry and his 1939 B/Gas Willys powered by 426 cubic inches of Chrysler wedge.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Assembly Line

Why wasn't there ever a kid friendly 1956 Pontiac under my christmas tree ?

Via: The H.A.M.B

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Racing In Paradise

A rare occasion when the driver was as stunning as the car. Unfortunately my powers of vintage Ferrari detection are decidedly lacking, so I won't embarrass myself further by trying to identify the vehicle in question.

Via: Alfa Bulletin Board.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Strip Art #2

I much preferred the art of vintage drag racing before it became nostalgic. This period poster is refreshingly vital without the inclusion of pinstriping and ersatz outlaw suggestion.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Three Careful Owners

Dick Landy's 1965 AWB Dodge in its second incarnation. Following this it would become the appropriately named Up Up And Away.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Having never had the opportunity to drive a DeTomaso Mangusta I am not in a position to comment on their reputed idiosyncrasies. As my sense of sight is still functioning I can give you my visual two cents worth. The Mangusta, despite its shapely silhouette, still manages to impart an elegantly menacing presence. The same cannot be said of its angular successor, the Pantera, which succumbed to the prevailing winds of change and eliminated practically every curve. Where Guigiaro had penned a voluptuously inspiring design, Tom Tjaarda canned the french curves and headed straight for the straight edge. The same happened at Lamborghini where Marcello Gandini's stunning Miura was superseded by his wedge-like Countach. I don't really connect with the oblique supercar and my design preferences would have bankrupted both DeTomaso and Lamborghini.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hard Charger

Roger Lindamood's 1966 Dodge Charger was retired into the capable hands of Chicago's Mr Norm to reappear as The Supercharger.

Go Fast !!

Can flathead speed equipment be successfully displayed without the use of pegboard ?

Via: rbantique

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Foglights & Masking Tape

I guess I'm a nut for details, but what I love about the period race cars that I post incessantly, is their individuality. Take for instance George Reed and Dan Gerber's Cobra in the above photo at Sebring in 1965. CSX 2189 is sporting an array of driving lights that look more like an insect's antennae than any useful form of illumination. The half-sweep tachometer mounted up high on the dash is another unique touch that gives the car its own personality.

Details, details, details .....

Via: rockhouse66