The Streets of Honolulu, circa 1942

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
The Streets of Honolulu, circa 1942

By late 1940, the annexed territory of Hawaii was the new home of the U.S. Naval fleet, as President Roosevelt moved our vital combat ships from California further… continue reading »

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Mechanical Brakes vs. San Francisco

Friday, June 21, 2024
Mechanical Brakes vs. San Francisco

Mechanical brakes make people on the internet upset. I understand why. They’re expensive to build and tricky to work on. I’ve spent more time laying on my back… continue reading »

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Spinning Levers – How Your Transmission Works!

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Spinning Levers – How Your Transmission Works!

For those of you running old Ford 3 speeds, you might be familiar with popping out of 2nd gear on deceleration. It’s a problem I had with my… continue reading »

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Do you Spy The Roadster?

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Do you Spy The Roadster?

Another film early 50s movie clip driving through Los Angeles, most likely by a film crew shooting b-roll for a driving sequence, and by the El Rey movie… continue reading »

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The Happiest Automobile

Monday, June 17, 2024
The Happiest Automobile

I spent a good 12 hours, maybe more, glued to the spectacle of Le Mans this weekend. It’s my annual pilgrimage, my holy grail of motorsport. The roar… continue reading »

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Cavaliers CC: This is Long Beach

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Cavaliers CC: This is Long Beach

For those of you not familiar with Long Beach, California, its an oceanside industrial city nestled between Los Angeles and Orange County that has a long history of… continue reading »

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60s Color FIlms: Playing with Altered Drag Cars

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
60s Color FIlms: Playing with Altered Drag Cars

I’m so glad that someone named Stella Sanguina decided to digitized their 8mm family films. Great color footage here of some fun Altereds. I’m going to make some… continue reading »

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So Cal Car Spotting in the early 50s

Thursday, June 6, 2024
So Cal Car Spotting in the early 50s

Another great film shot on the road, this time it’s the San Fernando Valley, captured right around 1953. The video title says ‘late 40s’ but the dead giveaway… continue reading »

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