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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jan 4, 2017.
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The Programs of Early Speed
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Love that stuff.
The drawings are really cool but I find the lettering even more amazing. Very cool!
Hope you don't mind some roundy-round stuff. Carrell Speedway, Gardena, California, 1949.
Obviously from the pre-PC days! Note nightclub ad.
Awesome love this stuff...
I think you will all enjoy the ad for Elmer's Muffler Shop shown here.
Very cool Don.
Very early Idaho racing....
I absolutely love those! The hand lettering reminds me of my high school drafting and media/advertising layout classes.
The artwork & layout on the SCTA & WTA programs was done by Eldon Snapp, AKA Snappy (?) (SnappeSigns ?) signs. Somewhere I had a history book with a chapter about him, but can't find it .... fantastic talent !
The art work is timeless.
And what I have been trying to get SCTA is to do a 'program'. They have morphed the News into a magazine to report what has happened two (or more) months ago. Having a program will allow racers and spectators to have a guideline/map of what is going on at the races that day.
Randy just emailed me the innards to the August, 1939 program. I updated the original post... but just in case you missed them:
Thanks - a time when basics were beautiful - easy to over think/design things with all of the tech stuff that we have today
Very cool art work and so simple, but I like it......Thanks boss
So cool. Even the ad illustrations!
Here is a link to scans the 1951 Bonneville program.
Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
So cool, priceless history, thanks Randy!
Awesome. I'm only 45, but me thinks the fact that most of us in this age bracket that I will die within, have the benefit of never knowing how smart we are that we ALL took DRAFTING classes as a per-requisite of junior high and high school.
Beautiful sketches YES, but I see the gearheads in drafting class busting out similar whimsical day dreams just because they could. These kids today will never know their capabilities unplugged. Not as many, anyway.
Thanks for sharing sir.
Totally agree... I wish like I hell I would have had a drafting class.
At the same time, I know many in the older generation really missed out with a later introduction to the digital stuff as well.
This is awesome thanks for posting Ryan and thanks to Randy for scanning them. The ads are brilliant, simple and elegant.
The paper used to print those old programs can be extremely brittle, I have postwar CT News and they use the same paper. I have wrestled with scanning them which would mean removing the staples and I don't know if that is something I want to do. My copies were Frank Betes' whose brother Manny ran an A roadster, that car still exists.
This should be on a T-shirt, poster, something.
So true! I would love to have that on the back of a tee. Same Ash colored tee with Black ink. Very cool!
I agree, I posted this on my Dad's Facebook Page and saw similar comments. I would be happy to supply the digital file.
My Nephew has a T-shirt printing business and has done shirts for my business several times. He's good. If you are willing, you could send me that digital file please. Send me a pm if you wish.
I Love this stuff! Simple yet elegant. If you look back at ads from earlier times, the lettering is just as eye catching (or more so) as the rest of the content. Thanks for sharing, Carp
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