Saturday, March 15, 2014

I don't think anyone has seen these since 1968

Thanks to Jay!

Big Red... Mickey Thompson's ol truck was sold off on Ebay

Don't act like you've never seen a 1969 GTX before....

Well? Fine, I'll concede.... I've never seen a Chrysler GTX before... Brazilian.

Chevy Opala advertising, 1975

1930's gas and service station in Brazil

Mopar dealership and gas station all in one

1912 Opel dealership and garage

my great grandfather was a terrific guy, smoked a pipe, never let anything bother him.

Might have been the times, when people listened to the radio ( 1940's and 50's music ), smoked a pipe, drove slow column shifted cars, and went fishing a lot. The good ol days.

photo found on

I love a restoration before and after photo comparison

purchased in 1985, it had a a 28 year hibernation before restoration could begin

and how beautiful is this!?!? found on

real Jeeps could take about anything you could do to them, but sometimes, they needed a field repair and there were no garages, ramps, or pits to access their undercarriage. Soldiers and mechanics made do

I have a cool old gas can just like that. No use for it, just cool garage eye candy

Vintage touring mountain Jeep photos collected

Larry Brown put only 8531 miles on his Shelby GT 500, put it in his garage, and died. Not driving cool cars kills you. Just saying. Now, it's up for auction

Factory tires... but replacements from 1970 or 71

the smog stuff alone is worth thousands of dollars to a restoration shop. Everyone threw this junk away, now no one has it for a perfect 1000 point restoration

he left no will, he had no heirs. So... will you step up and give a Cobra Mustang some much needed love?

The Black Jade paint is only lightly covered in dust, while the car itself appears to be nearly in as-delivered condition, including the 428 Cobra Jet engine and four-speed transmission--as well as the 8,531 miles on the odometer.

“As discovered” photos illustrate the time capsule with 40 years of dust and what appears to be the production line tires, belts, hoses, factory steering wheel cover and even the 1968 date coded spark plug wires. The PA state inspection sticker on the windshield expired in January 1973. From our initial inspection, the car appears to be extraordinarily original and complete less the smog system, heat shield, s-tube, snorkel and original sifter assembly.

Learned about it on  via

heading for Korea via the freight elevator

Best firetruck this week... a Jeep!

Found on Facebook

Imagine recalling your parents car so fondly, you search for one, and after deciding which of several rusted ones to buy, you discover you picked the exact one your parents had!

a 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond Jubilee Edition, the most expensive car Ford had made up to that point.

great story, The Family Jewel

Those damn British have a different word for EVERYTHING! Can't they just learn ENGLISH? (poking fun at my buddy Mick, from some place in England)

Compliment of the month from Golden Geese

"When I first started blogging, I would put up about one post per week, so I had plenty of time to look for good sites to link to. Now I try to have at least one story per day, and with a full time job, that’s a hard thing for me to do. I just don’t have the time to add many more links, but “Just a Car Guy” is so outstanding, that I feel that I would be doing everyone who isn’t already familiar with it, a disservice by not letting them know about it.

 It is the best blog dealing with cars and car related items I have ever seen? How good is it? Any site that covers everything, from monster trucks to rat rods, to muscle cars, to the finest exotic European sports cars has got to be great. It’s good therapy for small brained, close minded, rednecks, like myself, who often forget that the world of automobiles extends far beyond the scope of American iron from the ‘50’s to the ‘80’s.

 You simply must check this site out, and add it to your favorites list and blogrolls. One word of caution though. If you go to this site, you will be in danger of spending hours there. It has already claimed a few days worth of my time. I can barely get myself to stop looking. If you only have time to visit one, I suggest skipping my site and going to his. It’s that good!"

probably the most bizarre advertising gimmic... and crazy draw idea to get people to a dealership - human hair wigs, 1968, Walker Dodge

Just a pleasant Mopar hello

the 1930s Chicago parking elevator... was caught on a newsreel film!

A fratzog. First I've heard of it

Star: The original Dodge was a circle, with two interlocking triangles forming a six-pointed star in the middle; an interlocked "DB" was at the center of the star, and the words "Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicles" encircled the outside edge. Although similar to the Star of David, the Dodge brothers were not Jewish. Although the "Brothers" was dropped from the name for trucks in 1929 and cars in 1930, the DB star remained in the cars until the 1939 models were introduced.

Ram: For 1932 Dodge cars adopted a leaping ram as the car's hood ornament. Starting with the 1940 models the leaping ram became more streamlined and by 1951 only the head, complete with curving horns, remained. The 1954 model cars were the last to use the ram's head before the rebirth in the 1980s. Dodge trucks adopted the ram as the hood ornament for the 1940 model year with the 1950 models as the last.

Crest: For 1941 Dodge introduced a crest, supposedly the Dodge family crest. The design had four horizontal bars broken in the middle by one vertical bar with an "O" in the center. A knight's head appeared at the top of the emblem. Although the head would be dropped for 1955, the emblem would survive through 1957 and reappear on the 1976 Aspen. The crest would be used through to 1981 on its second time around, being replaced by the Pentastar for 1982. The knight's head without the crest would be used for 1959.

 Forward Look: Virgil Exner's radical "Forward Look" redesign of Chrysler Corporation's vehicles for the 1955 model year was emphasized by the adoption of a logo by the same name, applied to all Chrysler Corporation vehicles. The Forward Look logo consisted of two overlapped boomerang shapes, suggesting space age rocket-propelled motion. This logo was incorporated into Dodge advertising, decorative trim, ignition and door key heads, and accessories through September 1962. See also: Forward Look

 Fratzog: Dodge's logo from September 1962 through 1981 was a fractured deltoid composed of three arrowhead shapes forming a three-pointed star. The logo first appeared on the 1962 Polara 500 and the mid-year 1962 Custom 880. One of its designers came up with the meaningless name Fratzog for the logo, which ultimately stuck.[15][16] As the Dodge Division's logo, Fratzog was incorporated in various badges and emblems on Dodge vehicles. It was also integrated into the design of such parts as steering wheel center hubs and road wheel covers.

Pentastar: From 1982 to 1995, Dodge used Chrysler's Pentastar logo on its cars and trucks to replace the Dodge crest, although it had been used for corporate recognition since late 1962. In advertisements and on dealer signage, Dodge's Pentastar was red, while Chrysler-Plymouth's was blue.

Ram's head: Dodge reintroduced the ram's head hood ornament on the new 1973 Dodge Bighorn heavy duty tractor units. Gradually the ram's head began appearing on the pickup trucks as Dodge began to refer to their trucks as Ram. The present iteration of the Ram's-head logo appeared in 1993, standardizing on that logo in 1996 for all vehicles except the Viper. which is using the Viper's Head

New logo: In 2010, with the separation of the Ram brand, two new Dodge logos were unveiled. The first logo features the word "DODGE" with two inclined stripes. It was originally used strictly for marketing purposes, however Dodge introduced the logo onto the grilles of the 2012 lineup.