Saturday, May 23, 2009

Just wanted you to know that I'm going to be adding to a lot of the posts of magazine advertisements

I've been constantly adding to the Sun, Airguide, and Stewart Warner tachometer posts, the Sunbeam Tiger post, Shelby advertisements, and Mooneyes advertising / Moon Beam dragster posts, the Edelbrock early 50's ads, and others.

So if it seems that less new posts than usual are occuring, it's due to me filling in the posts I've put up in the past weeks from all the cool stuff I've found in magazines that Tris and Newt let me borrow.

Thanks Tris and Newt!

This might be the reason Carroll sued Ford over the rights to the "Cobra" naming rights

In which the Ford company thought they would be justified in naming a piece of crap "Cobra II" and using Carroll's photo and the GT 350 Cobra Mustang to convince us that this 76 Cobra II was worth our attention

Sports Car Club of America, San Diego (region 57)

Friday, May 22, 2009

San Diego Car Cruises

Ramona cruise, 3 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays through October, 600 block of Main Street, Old Town Ramona, and the parking lot at Sixth and Main streets next to Ramona Mainstage Nightclub. The cruise highlights hot rods, customs, muscle cars and special-interest vehicles.

Monday Night Car Club, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, VFW Hall, 12650 Lindo Lane, next to Lindo Lake Park, Lakeside. Information: (619) 440-6168.

"Blast From the Past" , 5 to 8 p.m.
June 2nd through Sept. 2, along Third Avenue in Chula Vista from E Street to G Street. Presented by the South Bay Cruisers, featuring cars and motorcycles on view, trophies in six categories, prizes and music. Information: (619) 426-1882.

East County Cruisers, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, Tyler's Taste of Texas Barbecue, 576 N. Second St., El Cajon. Information: (619) 312-0129 or

Eighth annual Cajon Classic Cruise,
5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 24, Main Street, downtown El Cajon. Information: (619) 401-8858 or

Back to the '50s Car Show, 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursdays June 4th through Aug. 30, between Date and Fourth streets, La Mesa. The show features pre-1973 vehicles, including motorcycles, in show condition; six trophies awarded nightly. Information: (619) 303-5811 or

Third Thursday Cruise, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
through Sept. 18, Hwy. 101 between H and D streets, Encinitas. Information: or (760) 943-1950.

Classic Malt Shop, 6 to 9 p.m.
Fridays, 3615 Midway Drive, Loma Portal. Information: (619) 226-1600.

"Cruz'in the Lakes 2008," 4 to 7 p.m.,
Fridays through Oct. 31, Santee Lakes Park, between Mast Boulevard and Carlton Oaks Drive. Presented by the Movers & Shakers, Rods, Customs, Classics Car Club. The cruise will feature a picnic barbecue and car show on the grass next to Lake No. 1. The event is free. Park admission $2.

Fallbrook Rods & Relics, 7 to 9 a.m.
Saturdays, Sunrize Cafe, River Village, state Route 76 and Mission Road, Bonsall. Information: (760) 723-4020.

Casa de Oro Cafe, 5 p.m.,
second and fourth Saturday, 9809 Campo Road, Spring Valley. Information: (619) 460-4830.

Siggy's Car Cruise, 3 to 6 p.m.
second Saturday of the month, 26820 Jefferson Ave., Murrieta. Free entry; trophies awarded. Information: (951) 244-3202.

Clairemont Neighborhood Cruisers, 5 to 8 p.m.
every fourth Saturday, Starting May 23rd
next to Outback Steakhouse,
4250-D Clairemont Mesa Blvd., in Clairemont Town Square.
The cruise features vehicles from 1976 and older. Also featured will be opportunity drawings and trophies for cruisers. Information: (858) 573-9285;
or e-mail

Dalton's Roadhouse, noon to 4 p.m.,
every first Sunday, 775 Center Drive, San Marcos.

Coco's Restaurant, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
every third Sunday, 16759 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just in case you thought the world was making sense... I find a 1976 Charger Daytona, and Richard Petty selling it

The above ad is Richard Petty as the spokeman for the Dodge Charger Daytona... ( really? Anything no matter how beneath your dignity, for a buck?) and below, the same car, where an editor captioned it and inferred Petty would have nothing to do with it

For more on the 1977-78 Charger, see;

Icons of hot rodding, Offy, Weiand, Eddie Meyer, Navarro, Halibrand, Italmeccanica

Phil Weiand the man, was injured (1934) in his 20's doing about 110 on public streets when his roadster spun and flipped, paralyzing him fromt he waist down. He'd traded a mandolin for his first jalopy at age 14, and worked at making it faster from that day on. During WW2 he was melting all the spare aluminum he could find and was making intakes that were better than the competition and in demand by the best.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Classifieds in old magazines turn up incredible cars, Phil Hill's Ferrari, Tucker #8, and Old Yaller III, 1 of 16 XK-SS, Shelby GT 350, Fangio C type

You do realize what a treasure you'd have, if you'd bought Mickey's Bonneville record setting car ... or if your parents had and you inherited it!

1953 Gran Prix winner, driven by Fangio you aren't going to top that easily

Briggs Cunningham 1962 Le Mans

1959 Pebble Beach 1st in Class Chrysler Ghia

Vintage Edelbrock advertising from 1951-53

To correct a misconception, The AMX wasn't plastic or fiberglass. So go on and enjoy the only steel two seater of it's time... Mr Natural

Too bad the javelins and amx-s were all such plastic crap. some of them were way fast.
Mr Natural

But they weren't. They were steel.
The AMX was touted as the first steel-bodied, two seat American performance car since the 1957 Thunderbird

The AMX was the only American steel bodied two seater of its time.

Cool photos... check out this website I was looking through the "Newest Work" gallery... wow!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Are you as stunned as I am? Trading S&W stamps for a Harley!

the fine print says "S&W greenstamps are all you need to get this neat and nimble Harley Davidson Sportscycle. Its a kick to start - just one only. It goes anywhere, parks anywhere, and costs just pennies to run. It has a 2 cycle engine and 3 speeds, and rides like a dream. So be sure you stop where you get S&W Green Stamps, and soon you'll be off breezing down the turnpike with your best girl holding on tight behind you. Treat yourself with S&H Green Stamps"

Possibly the earliest Shelby Sports Cars advertising, long before the AC Cobra