Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hot Rod Magazine did a full feature of the Mach 40, the Fuller "Thundertaker", and Ray Everham's Nascar Fury in this months issue
for my gallery of this car at SEMA; http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2012/11/most-of-cars-at-sema-are-impressive.html
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2012/11/ray-evernham-made-64-plymouth-belvedere.html for my gallery of the Fury
So check out the new issue on the magazine rack! Or even better, the website! http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/hrdp_1304_thoroughbred_1964_plymouth_belvedere/
This is one of the best issues in a while if you dig cool cars.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Thanks to Brian for letting me know about the website
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
If you wanted to see the most similar races to the 1907 and 1908 gran prix of England, Germany, and France, you might look at the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
after the racing beginning, then the movie gets into the affect of racing... one car, the winner of the 1907 and 1908 Gran Prix racing series, was in a wreck, and burned. It ends up in a mechanics yard, and the neighborhood kids play on it, cajole their eccentric inventor father (Dick Van Dyke) into getting them the car, he fixes it up, and then every 2 minutes is another musical or song and dance number.
Here he is bringing the old race car home
working on it in the garage
and presto-chango, one perfect boat tailed skiff
the love interest, she drives her own cool old brass era car
until they fall in love and go for drives in the country (Below)
and then the plot of the 2nd half (after intermission) is that they go rescue grandpa from a castle
Of course, you can see the support beams coming out of the floor.
Written by Ian Fleming, screenplay adaptation by Rould Dahl, and made 4 years after Mary Poppins, it looks like a copy of Mary Poppins and even has Dick Van Dyke. So if you loved Mary, you'll like this one.