Monday, July 21, 2014

Northwest Mopar Drags Woodburn, Oregon, July 20th 2014 (Part Three)

 Here are some neat snapshots from the Woodburn Drag Strip on Mopar Drags Day, taken by my brother Ty, including some odd-ones...









Northwest Mopar Drags Woodburn, Oregon, July 20th 2014 (Part Two: B & C--Bodies)

     Here are the fabled Roadrunners, Demons               and more...
Nice Demon!

Panther Pink 1971 Dodge Demon















Northwest Mopar Drags Woodburn, Oregon, July 20th 2014 (Part One: E-Bodies)

Here are some neat snapshots from the Woodburn Drag Strip on Mopar Drags Day, taken by my brother Ty. Let's start with the E-Bodies...





1970 Hemi Challenger R/T w/ 4 speed


'70 AAR Cuda Clone with a Hemi and a pistol grip 4 speed




Sunday, July 20, 2014

1952 Desoto Steering Wheel Cigarette Dispenser



This is one of the rarest options you'll run across, a handy cig-spitter built in to your steering wheel, courtesy of the 1952 Desoto.




Who hasn't thought, "Ya know, while I'm cruising at 75 miles an hour, I'd like my steering device to double as a vending machine....



Only a nicotine-fiend engineer could have spent the many 10-pack hours it took to imagine, blueprint and test out such a dangerous attention-splitting device. What did they decide not to invent, maybe a beer-dispensing gas pedal?

Well, here it is, enjoy, and yeah, I would stick one on my wheel, if it spat out Snickers Bars...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

1956 Head Bolt Tightening Pattern Guide For All Engines

For the shade-tree mechanic who wants to properly tighten the head bolts on his 1955 Hudson, here ya go, from a vintage source, HOW TO SOUP-UP YOUR CAR, May, 1956.









Tuesday, July 8, 2014

True Horsepower; A True Horse Behind The Wheel. Really.

Yes, that's exactly what you think it is, a horse steering a car. It was one of the crazy attractions at the Indianapolis 500 in 1949, and I can imagine the look on the face of the next guy who bought that special-customized car..."Now what is this feed bag hanging off the steering wheel for..."