Saturday, June 27, 2009

The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda brochure, high def, high res

Always treasures to see at!

For the other photo of Watson's see:

terrific article interviewing and biographing George Barris

Nik strikes gold again! the models of the 1968 Chicago Auto show

Million Mile'maro, Emma Ely's '70 350 SS one owner Camaro

Monday, June 22, 2009

Early Hurst advertising

I remember reading that this is what George Hurst started with, and was so successful that he started branching out. "When he made Almquist's acquaintance, Hurst and Campbell were working out of a garage outside Philadelphia in Abington, with engine mounts as their lead product"

Hot rodding icon company advertizing from the '60s

Unusual early dragsters from the late '50's... the Holey Terror, the Mickey Mouse Special, and the Ugly Duckling

For a color photo of the Holey Terror :

El Mirage, more than 50 years of hot rods and speed records

July 12
Sep 13
Oct 25
Nov 14-15
There are four (4) one day races per year, June/July/Sep/Oct and two (2) two day races in May/November.
Racing begins early Sunday morning.
The duration of the race usually lasts as long as the weather and course conditions hold up.
All spectators are allowed in the starting line area with a signed insurance form and wrist tag, otherwise spectators must be outside the barrier fence.

Near Adelanto on the 395, a small town by Victorville off the 15.
For procedures and rules:

Car Craft will be on a scouting trip to Escondido on Aug 7, AFX night... just one of the specialty nights, here's the schedule too

AFX Night ~ August 7Have you ever wanted to see your ride in a Car Magazine?
Well, bring it to Cruisin' Grand on AFX Night, as the editors of Car Craft Magazine scout for new feature cars on Grand. In addition, the editors will select three Award Winners as they celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Cruisin' USA in Escondido, California!

July 3 Patriots Night/Military Night
Featuring Classic Military Vehicles, The Palomar Mountain V-8's Group of
the Early Ford V-8 Club of America

July 10 Mopar Night
Featuring: the San Diego Mopar Club

July 17 Featuring: the Corvair Club, The Pontiac Oakland Club
& The Poway Cruisers

July 24 Classic Chevy Night
Featuring: the Heartbeat Classic Chevy Club

July 31 Featuring: the Over the Hill Gang, North County

Aug 7 AFX Night with Car Craft Magazine

Aug 14 Featuring: The Axledraggers

Aug 21 Classic Thunderbird Night
Featuring: The Classic Thunderbird Club & The Wunderbird Club
Plus, The Christian Rods and Customs & Tri- Five Revolution Chevy Club

Aug 28 Woodies Night
Featuring: The San Diego Woodies Club

Sept 4 Labor Day Weekend Kickoff/
Featuring: Canyon Lake Car Club & the East County Cruisers

Sept 11 Fire Truck Night
Featuring: Classic Fire Trucks from yesteryear & fire truck rides for kids!
Special Sept. 11 Remembrance by Escondido Fire Fighters Association

Sept 18 Nitro Night – (No featured clubs on Broadway.Vintage dragsters only!)

Information as of Apr 28 on ownership of Chrysler

Well, this should be interesting.

the United Auto Workers union (UAW) will soon own 55% of Chrysler LLC.

Fiat Group SpA will own 35%

while the other 10% will be owned by U.S. government and secured lenders, mostly banks and hedge funds.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Earliest example of Mooneyes and Moon fuel tank I've found

I can't verify that these are Mooneyes, but if they aren't... what else could they be?

Interesting because the tank isn't the keg shaped tank we're used to seeing.

Crower legacy display at the 1st open house and invitational customer car show

I believe the above was advertised, and I'll post that when I get it worked out

Cool stuff from Bruce Crower's garage that he let the show manager pick out to display!

More on this flat eight later, I know I have some stuff on it in the works!

More on Bruce Crower's involvement in Indy 500 racing... I believe I just read an article that mentioned he was chief mechanic.. I'll work on that too, and post a link when it's up

This is the coolest engine display I've ever seen, nothing but the moving parts! That would be the coolest garage display wouldn't it!

For more of the show, dragsters, and vintage racers at the Crower open house