Friday, October 19, 2012

From the smallest details or questions about unusual car related things, Steve blows my mind with his detective skills.

I mentioned yesterday when I posted this radio, that I'd never heard of the Al Davis radio company, and found this to be the only example of one I've ever come across...

And that made Steve ponder, perhaps. Or, he realized it had been a while since he'd rearranged my brain... so he did it again. He blew my mind. For the umpteenth time. Great guy!

It turns out that Al Davis was a car radio installation guy, who made a company out of it, and in the same type of business as Mad Man Muntz he was a success. He had a good enough business or location that Rock Hudson (big celebrity in movies and tv, and the first hollywood star to die of aids) was a customer in 1963

How in the world Steve does that, I'll never know. I Googled Al Davis, and all that came up was the LA Raiders past owner. I even tried AL Davis AM car radio. Nothing.

Steve has a couple websites, and and and when he is posting, he's a avalanche of awesome info. re: and the land tugs research and posts he did. 


  1. Thanx - that was bugging me too. And I had about the same luck finding anything that our host did...

  2. It was interesting to see how Rock Hudson traded-in his existing AM radio for the new AM/FM radio.

    1. lol... strangest stuff pops up on the internet huh?! I see you've made it to 2012... and from 2013 to present, there are a lot more posts per year. You're about 1/3rd the way through, and it gets a lot better. The first couple years were ok, but the content improved a lot in the more recent years as I get to doing a bit more research on some topics