Thursday, September 27, 2012

Classified Information #2

More ghoulish goodies from the back pages of Hot Rod, December 1963.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kandy In A Kan

Since I had the 'ol scanner scanning, I thought I'd post up this gem from a slightly tattered issue of Car Craft dated March 1959. There is an age old debate in custom circles as to whether candy, or indeed custom, was spelt with a k. You'll notice that Joe was happy to market his with a plain old c which opens up another kan of worms.

Classified Information

The back pages of old Car Craft magazines are a smorgasbord of weird and wonderful provisions. Where else could you shop for an Isky cam and a two foot stuffed alligator ?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chrisman At Lions

Moparitis #4

"Lawman" Al Eckstrand will make his first official competition appearance with the Golden Commandos behind the wheel of their A/FX super stock Plymouth ...

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Wind In Your Helmet

Inch Pincher

Tulsa World Finals 1967

I found this great shot of Dean Lowry and the Inch Pincher on The H.A.M.B. Thanks to partsrivet for sharing his great photos.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Not So Stock

You'll never convince me that those headers
were an optional extra down at the dealership

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Farmer And The Dutchman

Arnie Beswick facing off against a topless Al Vanderwoude at Lions.

Givin' You The Willys #18

Bogan Renfroe's "Cat Skinner" 1940 Willys

Powered by a hi-riser 427 Ford purchased from Phil Bonner, Renfroe raced the Willys until the end of 1966 when he replaced it with Cat Skinner II
, another 1940 Willys. The name "Cat Skinner" came from Renfroe's occupation as a bulldozer driver, otherwise known as cat skinners.
For the entire story on Bogan Renfroe visit

Image via: The H.A.M.B.

Moparitis #3

Gene Snow's 1965 Dodge Dart started life as a showroom stocker before it became one of the most successful match racers in the country. All steel, apart from a fibreglass front end, Gene won back to back U.S Nationals titles in 1966 and 1967 with this injected Hemi monster.

Images via: The H.A.M.B.