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.

Via: The H.A.M.B

Friday, November 11, 2011

Von Hutch

Peculiar Polystyrene

The Atomic Age produced some strange model kits but this one must rate as the weirdest I have ever seen. Just don't fire one of your scale guided missiles into the reactor or you may generate a parental meltdown.

Image via: oldmodelkits.com

Under The Hood

12 Hours Of Sebring 1965

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2299
Bob Bondurant / Jo Schlesser
4th Overall.

Via: saacforum


The age old enemy of the quarter mile.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hearse With A Curse

If you dig vintage box art as much as The Magnetic Brain, be sure to check out Bob Black's TRacKables. Bob always has a stack of cool box art for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Almost Stock

1965 Super Stock Nationals
York , Pennsylvania.

1965 was a very good year for Bill Lawton. Following back to back Stock Eliminator titles at both the NHRA and AHRA Winternationals, Lawton took out Handicap Eliminator in York driving the Tasca Ford A/FX Mustang.

Via: streetmachineclub.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Dave Puhl's Illusion was the embodiment of assymetrical excess.

Links: Kustomrama

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What Is Right With This Picture ?

The Cobra is yellow, not red or blue.

It has Cragar SS wheels, not fake Halibrands.
It has speed equipment decals on the bodywork.
The doors are sporting reflective psychedelic signwriting.
There are no sidepipes.
It is racing on a dragstrip.

See how many more you can come up with .....

Via: The H.A.M.B