Swedes with Sawzalls: Chopping a Model A

Friday, May 22, 2020
Swedes with Sawzalls: Chopping a Model A

For whatever reason, I’ve been going hot rod crazy these past few weeks. You know how it is: staying up way too late scheming and planning your next… continue reading »

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Lets go to the Indy 500 and Bonneville back in 1934

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Lets go to the Indy 500 and Bonneville back in 1934

I’m not sure why I’ve never seen this recently-restored footage before, but what a find! Firestone made this promotional film “The Test Supreme” for the 1934 race season,… continue reading »

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Pebble Beach Car Week has been cancelled…

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Pebble Beach Car Week has been cancelled…

The news finally became official on April 22nd, when the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance cancelled what would have been their 70th anniversary show. With the pandemic’s end still… continue reading »

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Bonneville 1957 Film in COLOR!

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Bonneville 1957 Film in COLOR!

Yes, the color footage of early hot rodding keeps surfacing! This is a Wynn Oil promotional film from 1957 called “The Proof is in the Performance”, documenting the… continue reading »

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Jimmy Stewart’s first feature ‘Speed’ (1936!)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Jimmy Stewart’s first feature ‘Speed’ (1936!)

There’s been a few posts about this movie over the years, mainly from folks that caught it late at night on Turner Movie Classics. ‘Speed’ was a medium-budget… continue reading »

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Let’s go to the Custom Car Show

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Let’s go to the Custom Car Show

Ryan was driving down Memory Lane with those shots from the first Lone Star Round Up, so I thought I’d take you quite a bit further back with… continue reading »

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Monday

Monday, April 13, 2020
Monday

Amongst scholars and bullshitters, the opening 5-minutes of “Hot Rod” is considered to be the best early hot rod footage in existence. Five flathead powered roadsters racing down… continue reading »

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A Winter Road Trip in a Model T

Friday, April 3, 2020
A Winter Road Trip in a Model T

For all of us here on planet Earth, the past few weeks have been filled with uncertainty. Yet, even in the gray days, things like a call, text… continue reading »

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