A Car Show, A Drag Race, and a Hill Climb in 1959

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
A Car Show, A Drag Race, and a Hill Climb in 1959

This 8mm color home movie footage is a fantastic find from three separate events, apparently all shot in 1959. If your a motorcycle guy too, you in luck,… continue reading »

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Drag Racing in the U.K. 1963 – 65

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Drag Racing in the U.K. 1963 – 65

I just found some great color  (or should I say ‘colour’) footage of Blackbushe Aerodrome drag racing in England in the mid 60s! I’ve written about Santa Pod Raceway and… continue reading »

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Color Film: Bonneville Highlights 1950-53

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Color Film: Bonneville Highlights 1950-53

Ryan’s great 1948 film posting reminded me about another Bob Estes  sponsored race car- The 1953 version of the Hill-Davis streamliner which ran as the “Bob Estes Mercury Special” at… continue reading »

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A Life In 1948…

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
A Life In 1948…

So one of my best pals was recently moving his mom out of his childhood home and stumbled upon a few 8mm rolls of film while doing so…. continue reading »

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The 60th anniversary of the Squarebird!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
The 60th anniversary of the Squarebird!

In my humble opinion, 1958 was a mixed bag for American car designs- There were some definite hits that year, but plenty of other head-scratchers, as all the Detroit… continue reading »

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MG Does It Again at Bonneville in 1957

Thursday, August 2, 2018
MG Does It Again at Bonneville in 1957

As we approach another Speed Week at Bonneville soon, I bring you another clip from the British sports car maker MG setting records on the salt. You might… continue reading »

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So Cal Drag Racing 1962

Thursday, July 26, 2018
So Cal Drag Racing 1962

Apologies if you’ve seen this one before, but here’s some decent Kodachrome footage of drag racing in San Bernardino circa 1962. I love finding old home movie racing… continue reading »

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Streamlines Make Headlines (1936 Lincoln Zephyr)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Streamlines Make Headlines (1936 Lincoln Zephyr)

By the early 1930s, the writing was on the wall for the Lincoln Motor Company. The Depression had taken it’s toll, and large luxury car sales plummeted year… continue reading »

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