Saturday, November 12, 2011

the 1950 Fleetline Custom of Strange Motion of Lewisburg Tennessee has an unusual and cool paint job

 Not only did Tim Strange make a cool looking car, but the air filter housing from 1950 just blows my mind, no one that I've ever seen has kept the original housing when putting a massive new engine in a hot rod

from the inside looking up, a unique photo in a gullwing Mercedes Benz

the 64 Ford from Concept 2 Reality, shocking how amazing a before and after impact your appreciation of how much work a custom is

their website is and you'll find that they also had some part in the Metal Of Honor duece, and the Pfaff Imperial

How to park a 50's car... with ingenuity


The private car collection of Lee Roy Hartung was auctioned off

1936 Lincoln Zephyr custom sedan has an unusual dual nose and shows 19,600 miles on the odometer.
Credit: Tudor Van Hampton for The New York Times

The eclectic Lee Roy Hartung Collection of automobiles, motorcycles and memorabilia was gathered over the past 50 years by the Chicago collector.

Mr. Hartung dealt in scrap metal, sold used cars and maintained a hauling business that aided his hobby. After a garage fire destroyed an antique bicycle collection, Mr. Hartung in 1972 built a 10,000-square-foot barn on his four-acre property and spent the next several decades stuffing it with treasures

Mr. Hartung operated the space as a museum by appointment only. In it, he stored about 80 cars, 40 motorcycles, 100 bicycles and thousands of pieces of automobilia. He had what experts called one of the most complete collections of license plates in the United States

A 1912 Harley-Davidson Single-Cylinder Belt Drive, believed to be among the best 1912 examples in the world, brought $115,000.
original bicycles were highlighted by a like-new 1934 Iver Johnson, an Elgin Bluebird and a Schwinn Aerocycle, which individually sold for $5,175 each.

Lee Hartung Collection Auctions America by RM – Top 10 Auction Results

1. 1911 Flying Merkel Twin Belt Drive – $201,250
2. 1950 Veritas BMW – $195,500
 The 1949 Veritas was built by BMW and bodied by Spohn, the German coachworks company. It was believed to have been sent back to Spohn in the ’50s to receive tail fins and other retrofits to echo General Motors’ 1951 LeSabre concept car.
 3. 1950 Edwards R-26 Roadster – $143,750
4. 1912 Harley-Davidson Single-Cylinder Belt Drive – $115,000
5. 1911 Pope Model H – $83,375
6. 1909 Sears – $66,125
7. 1938 Indian Four-Cylinder Rigid Frame – $64,400
8. 1926 Henderson Deluxe Fire Department Motorcycle – $63,250
9. 1915 Harley-Davidson Single-Cylinder Two-Speed – $57,500
10. 1904 Fabrique-Nationale Four-Cylinder Shaft Drive – $55,200

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Did you know the black Charger from the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt" has been found and is being restored? Here it is

For a magazine article that goes into the full detail, I'll need more time to work those photos, but it's the Mopar Collectors Guide April 2009 issue, page 91, 92, and 93

the 1969 AMX of Randy Johnson was an attention magnet at SEMA... everyone is glad to see something more uncommon looking so damn good

The Roadster Shop made a big statement with their INnovaTOR

making a book of the development and fabrication of your show car? Pretty damn cool