Saturday, January 21, 2012

the 1963 Corvair design prototype by Bertone

Monster Truck night is here! Qualcomm Stadium, 7pm

photos from Tere's big gallery, she was able to get to the stadium yesterday for the preview and set up

Hollywoods Golden age stars of the silver screen and their cars

 Clark Gable and his 32 Packard
 Laurel and Hardy in a 1930 Buick Series 30
 Al Jolson and his Mercedes
 Errol Flynn and his Auburn Speedster
 Ginger Rodgers and her 37 Dodge
 Jimmy Stewart and his Plymouth
 Joan Crawford and her 32 Lincoln Model K
 Bing Crosby and a 39 Oldsmobile at the movie studios
Cary Grant and his 1941 Buick Century

Dave Koontz photography of the Hillsborough Concours de Elegance, from

 1911 Model T

1937 Bugatti type 57SC

1932 Packard Model 900, this grill was a one year only design, and the woodlights were not from the factory. A similar Packard, but hardtop, is in the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo

1920 Bugatti type 13 Breschia

Team Isetta had the 300 at the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance held August, 28, 2011 at the Crystal Springs Golf Course!

Does anyone know of a Tubonique Drag Axle for sale?

Jody wants one

He writes that he is going to remanufacture them, and needs original parts to make engineering drawings, molds, and models from...

I have been able to find technical info on the thrust engines, micro-turbines, even working units of those for sale, but have had no luck on obtaining anything to do with the drag axles which are the real power houses.

Yes, if you would not mind, I would appreicate it if you could post that I am looking for turbonique items.

I do buy other parts as well, because I intend re-manufacture turbonique items and existing parts are alot easier to make molds from.

Ron Pratte collection update, his collection is shown in a video that was used to show his sale of these four cars at Barrett Jackson auction this weekend

The current record is $1,127,500 paid for Tucker #1045 about 18 months ago. This Tucker is in much better condition.

1947 Bentley mark VI with coachwork by Franay, last offered for sale by Barrett-Jackson at their 2006 Palm Beach auction, where the hammer fell at $1,728,000

1957 Desoto Adventurer
images and text from

one of only 153 1968 Shelby GT500 convertibles with thte 428 and 4 speed built in 1968

below are most of the cars Ron Pratte auctioned off this weekend, the ones that aren't already pictured above
the above two images from

the video that shows Ron Prattes collection doesn't have an embed ability, so you'll have to go to Speed to see it: but here are some screen grabs from it

above images from that video linked above

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Best video and interview of Randy Grubb (Blastolene Brother) artist / maker of the Deco Liner

this is a 15 minute video, and I can't wait to see if the Pulse Jet bellytanker gets to El Mirage. What am I talking about? The interview happened when a pulse jet expert was at Randy's, and they seem to have collaborated on a bellytanker with a pulse jet the power equivalent of the V1 rocket

Found on

to see the gallery I posted from the Long Beach Autorama:

Steve McQueen and Paul Newman... both motorbike riders, and featured on

and to make an important point clear... I've never seen these images before! Bravo Karamelocycles!