The Top Secret Society of Rocket Levels

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Top Secret Society of Rocket Levels

Eight years ago I stood along side Kevin Lee in the empty parking lot of the old Ramada Inn at 3am in the morning. I don’t remember what was… continue reading »

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The First Man to 300

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The First Man to 300

Just following up to Ryan’s great post about Danny Thompson passing 400 mph in Challenger II, much like his father Mickey did in Challenger I back in 1960…. continue reading »

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Vesco Family’s Bonneville Footage from 1953 and 1954

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Vesco Family’s Bonneville Footage from 1953 and 1954

How is possible that 8mm film footage taken at Bonneville over 60 years ago is just now being published? Haven’t all the old hot rod films been uploaded by… continue reading »

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Gassers Meet At Lions

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Gassers Meet At Lions

The H.A.M.B. Drags are getting damned close… I’m running around like a mad man and have very little time for any thing other than preparation. Given that, I thought… continue reading »

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Part I: Turbonique Roll Call

Friday, July 29, 2016
Part I: Turbonique Roll Call

Gone are the “Ozark Mule,” the “Sizzler,” and the “Black Widow,” all of which started life as machines destined to be driven on public streets by well-to-do citizens…. continue reading »

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Art Chrisman & The Hustler

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Art Chrisman & The Hustler

So last week we lost an absolute legend in Art Chrisman. I posted what typically gets posted when someone passes – niceties and condolences. Frankly, I was just… continue reading »

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The Don Prudhomme Fueler

Monday, July 11, 2016
The Don Prudhomme Fueler

So a few weeks back I heard the fellas at The Rodder’s Journal were working on a recreation of an old feature of Don Prudhomme’s fueler. You know… continue reading »

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Lions Dragstrip – 1960

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Lions Dragstrip – 1960

A few weeks ago I teased a film provided by Junji Nakamura. Today, we look at some of his footage taken at Lions Drag Strip in 1960. Think about… continue reading »

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