Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Sports Car Engine by Floyd Clymer 1949 1951

The Floyd Clymer series of car books should be on every car-buff's bookshelf. He had his name on a whole progression of subjects, from a series of thumbnail description on Veteran and Antique brands both dead and thriving, and a helpful collection on gaining power for your flathead Ford, Sports Car Engines etc...
Here is the latter title, published in 1949, that isn't easy to find. It's chock full of vintage info and pictures, and it's a real nice introduction to early post-war racers. Also, a couple of pics from a later incarnation, Speed From The Sports Car (1951).
Enjoy this sampling!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


This is a rare double-header movie poster for two of the most iconic "car chase" films ever made, the legendary "Vanishing Point" flick starring that ill-fated white Challenger, and of course, the wild "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" Mopar fest, together on tour at your local drive-ins from Lubbock, Texas to Woodburn, Oregon, and all cool theaters in between. 

   "3-1/2 hours of high performance" car carnage!

Monday, May 28, 2018

1972 VEGA Funny Car With Hemi And Detroit Locker

Here's another strip terror; a lightweight Vega with a Keith Black 426, tearing up the quarter-mile on a John Buttera chassis. And of course, nothing beats those classic paint jobs like the one on this Braskett and Burgin creation...

The Holman & Moody GREMLIN Small Block Funny Car 1972

This was a rarity, a Holman & Moody and Traco Engineering-built AMC Gremlin drag car, with what seems to be a bored-360. 
This was campaigned by the Buckley and LaMont race team back in 1972. This had to have been a crowd-pleaser, pulling up next to the Elephants at the strip!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018