Monday, July 30, 2012


Gabby Bleeker AA/FA Bantam
Great Lakes Dragaway -
circa 1964

A masterpiece in quarter-mile madness.

Via: The H.A.M.B

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Li'l Coffin

I finally fired up the scanner and got my Li'l Coffin done for any box art aficionados who may be tuning in.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Spooky The Skull

I'm sure I tried to convince my father to install one of these.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Doctor Elton A. Eckstrand

Lawyer Al Eckstrand of Detroit is driving Plymouth Super Stocks at the big national drag meets this year. To millions of drag strip fans, this leaves little doubt as to who is the man to beat. Eckstrand has a reputation in quarter mile stock car drag strip racing something like Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer hold in golf. He's the man to watch if you are trying to pick a winner.

He has never had any formal engineering training, nor has he ever earned a nickel as a mechanic. His approach to the sport is that of an amateur with an analytical mind and a great desire to win. He has mastered the engineering principles that go into high performance cars and is guided by them, rather than reacting to every weird rumor that goes around the circuit. He prefers stocks because they hold the greatest crowd interest and offer the toughest driver competition.

Having won his first major victory with a TorqueFlite Plymouth Fury as a Super Stock Automatic winner in the 1960 NHRA Nationals, Eckstrand was a pioneer in demonstrating that the automatics could give the sticks a run for their money.

But he is equally at home in a manual shift car. Plymouth builds both in its 1964 line-up of Super Stocks. They promise to be hotter than ever in 1964 competition.

Via : Winged Warriors

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Strip Shot #12

Clester Andrews driving his 1965 A/FX Mustang at Irwindale Raceway. The Wickersham Ford sponsored car was built by Holman Moody and sported a 427 Hi-Riser rather than a S.O.H.C 427. Clester is my second favorite drag racing name after Gaspar.

Via: Photos Of Irwindale

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

First And Last

1960 Italian Grand Prix Monza
Phil Hill - Ferrari 246

Phil Hill's victory at the 1960 Italian Grand Prix was the first for an American driver since 1921 and the last for a front-engined Formula One car. It was also the golden age of team headwear.

Via: ten-tenths