Sunday, November 19, 2017

Original Artwork Book Cover Art for: DRAG STRIP Circa 1959

This is the amazing original cover art done by Charles William Smith for one of the most popular hot rod fiction books of the late-1950's era, DRAG STRIP, written by William Gault.
This is an amazing sight, and here is the original with a shot of the finished cover...

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Before there were key-fob car alarms, there was a cottage industry of low-tech, cool marketing products designed to ease the paranoia of our 1932 three-window being stolen. 

One great alarm system was THE DEVIL DOG! How could it not fail with such an intimidating name? In 1955, the company put these out, and car protection would never be the same. Maybe better, but not the same, ha!

1920's CROSSLEY dash

The epitome of an English quality car, the Crossley auto was manufactured from 1904 till 1937. This dashboard was from the early-Twenties, I believe, and conjure up understated taste and practical design...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

JET POWER! Hot Rod Gas Pedal

Here's a cool accessory, originally for a boat, but definitely a sweet add-on for a retro-rod. 
It's an aluminum "Jet Power" insignia pedal, about size 11, and ready to rocket!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

1957-2007 Fiftieth Anniversary Mille Miglia Chopard Gold Watch

This is the stunning Chopard 18kt Rose Gold watch that was put out in conjuction with the 50th anniversary of the final Mille Miglia of 1957. It's a stunning automatic chronograph with alligator deployant band. Enjoy it, I did wearing it!