Taruffi’s Tarf I Twin in Motion

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Taruffi’s Tarf I Twin in Motion

Over a decade ago, Ryan wrote a great story and later shared video of famous racer Piero Taruffi’s Maserati four-cylinder powered, twin-boom racer called the Tarf II, which he ran… continue reading »

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Desperate Generation

Monday, February 4, 2019
Desperate Generation

The following is from a feature I did a few years back: I was either nineteen or twenty years old when I jumped into Dennis McPhail’s mini-truck and… continue reading »

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The Pasadena Snow of 1949

Thursday, January 31, 2019
The Pasadena Snow of 1949

Wind your clocks back to exactly 70 years ago in January of 1949. Something bizarre happened that year, as a solid foot of snow fell on the Pasadena… continue reading »

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Automobile Styling for 1949

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Automobile Styling for 1949

Why did American car design take such a huge leap forward in 1949? Why did the Shoebox Fords and Mercurys look lightyears ahead of the ’48 models? Over… continue reading »

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It’s 1958: Quarter Midget or a Go Kart?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
It’s 1958: Quarter Midget or a Go Kart?

My kids are getting old enough to start racing now, and after a few fun minibike weekends, I’m thinking about getting them into something with 4 wheels… When… continue reading »

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The Phantom Of Rebel Road

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Phantom Of Rebel Road

The thing about b-movies of the 1950’s and 60’s is that they were just as cheesy then as they are now. They were dumbed down for mass consumption,… continue reading »

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News Reel of the Day: Roaring Wheels (1953)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
News Reel of the Day: Roaring Wheels (1953)

In the 1950s, Castle Films used to make short films on every subject from D-Day to Dachshunds. Think of them as a sort of a low budget 8mm… continue reading »

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American Dreaming

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
American Dreaming

For the past few years, Freeage Productions has been working on a documentary focused on the Detroit born design work from the big 3 in the 1940s, 50s,… continue reading »

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