Sunday, March 17, 2019

The 1977 Dodge BAJA BRUTE DESERT Dog

This is one that'd I'd buy with no haggling, a real-life rendition of the "Baja Brute", an MPC model from 1977. Love the color scheme, the stance and the lines, even though it's only 5 inches tall!






Monday, February 18, 2019

Vintage Car Crashes...How did anyone survive?



Looking at these vintage photos of car wrecks from the old days, I wonder how anyone survived before seat belts, airbags, crumple zones and ABS. 
The death rate was amazingly high back then, and a glance at these twisted, razor-sharp chunks of exposed metal is all you need to know why...









Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kingston Race Car Toy, 1920's - 1930's

George Kingston was an Indiana icon who developed a carburetor that was widely used by Ford in the 1920's. Interestingly, he decided to produce a line of automotive toys as well, featuring firetrucks, roller skates and race cars.
Here's a rare example of one of those metal cars, a racer and it's original box...enjoy!














Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Malcom Campbell BLUEBIRD, 1932

Here's a rare illustration of the legendary Bluebird racer piloted by Malcolm Campbell from the Italian magazine, "ILLUSTRAZIONE DEL POPOLO", 1932



And here's a clipping from a 1931 newspaper chronicling the exploits...


My First Car, A 1957 Chevrolet 150

Everyone remembers their first car. Some even have that car now. But the majority of us have only pictures and memories, like these faded shots of a 1957 Chevy, with a Buick grille and Corvette Pearl Silver paint. I loved that car, but life and college bills got in the way, and off it went into the ether, and all I have now are a couple of grainy snaps...