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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Throwback…

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Throwback…

Once every couple of years, I get a wild hair up my ass and attempt to organize my photo collection. Well, it’s that time again… and right now,… continue reading »

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Draw the Line

Friday, July 15, 2016
Draw the Line

Mild to wild, take your pick. Wild will bring in the attention, but will it grow old? These questions can be applied to pretty much any aspect of… continue reading »

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The Worlds Smallest V8 Motor…

Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Worlds Smallest V8 Motor…

The skills of a real Machinist blow me away… I simply do not possess the patience or the know-how to fabricate tiny precise parts from raw materials, let alone making them work… continue reading »

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Wrist Twist Steering: Ed Roth would Approve!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Wrist Twist Steering: Ed Roth would Approve!

In the mid 1960s, Detroit Automakers were flush with cash to experiment with new transportation innovations. Case-in-point is Ford hiring aerospace engineer Robert Rumpf and letting him go wild with ideas for… continue reading »

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The Side Project Flyover (Take 2)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Side Project Flyover (Take 2)

I hate the feeling of complacency. It feels fat, lazy… It feels like depression. And I’ve been feeling that way for a while now. I feel like I… continue reading »

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Custom Craft: A Firsthand Look

Friday, February 26, 2016
Custom Craft: A Firsthand Look

The other day I got a magazine in the mail. It was a surprise; not one that I had ordered or knew anything about. To make things better,… continue reading »

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1952 Hot Rod Ads

Thursday, February 4, 2016
1952 Hot Rod Ads

The early issues of ‘Hot Rod’ are a priceless resource for looking back at how cars were built, who built them, and what was happening in the early… continue reading »

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