Souped-Up and Hot: Sports Illustrated 1954

Souped-Up and Hot: Sports Illustrated 1954

Someone got me a Sports Illustrated gift subscription last year, and God bless them, but there could not have been a bigger waste of paper on the planet…. continue reading »

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The Spurgin/Giovanine Inspired ’25 Roadster

The Spurgin/Giovanine Inspired ’25 Roadster

Good god… This car owns me. Jimmy B has been farting around with this idea since at least 2010 and has been updating his build thread accordingly. If… continue reading »

Taruffi’s Tarf I Twin in Motion

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

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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A Folder from Bob

A Folder from Bob

Last weekend I found myself standing in The Rodder’s Journal booth at the Grand National Roadster Show swept up in a flurry of activity. Customers here, cars there… continue reading »

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The Pasadena Snow of 1949

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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Small Gatherings Of Speed & Style

Small Gatherings Of Speed & Style

A buddy of mine got home from the Roadster Show yesterday and was filling me in on what he saw and heard. I expressed jealousy and he retorted… continue reading »

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Bill Burke’s Super Shaker

Bill Burke’s Super Shaker

Flip back to your January 1960 copy of Hot Rod and you’ll see Belly Tank legend Bill Burke sitting on the salt of Bonneville at the 1959 Speed… continue reading »

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