Scotty’s Muffler Service Dragster

Scotty’s Muffler Service Dragster

Charles W. Scott (or “Scotty”) was the original owner of Scotty’s Muffler Service in San Bernardino, CA. He opened the joint with his wife in 1946 and used his business success to fund his racing endeavors. There were many… and you can find a lot of Scotty’s accomplishments sprinkled through […]

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Dad’s Trophies part 1: SEMO Drag Strip 1962

Dad’s Trophies part 1: SEMO Drag Strip 1962

I went back home to Kansas City for Christmas 15+ years ago, and begun rummaging in my Dad’s basement, or “The Archive” as I call it. Its chock full of old car magazines, brochures, random NOS parts, and quit a few of his old racing and show awards, mainly from […]

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It’s August 16, 1949. The moon doesn’t come out, so it’s dark as can be in St. Pete, Florida. A retired New York police officer, John Schineller, is stepping into his neighborhood convenience store when he hears an evil roar in the distance. The sound gets closer and closer as […]

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The New H.A.M.B. Calendar!

The New H.A.M.B. Calendar!

It’s the first day of 1954 and you just woke up after one hell of a New Years party. Your still half wearing your wrinkled tux, the smell of cigarettes and bourbon ooze through your skin, and your head hurts like hell. Who’s that broad in bed next to ya? […]

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