Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Here are a selection of some rare prototype drawings made by the men who worked at Ford in the late-1950's and 60's. They show the second generation Thunderbird on the cutting edge of design, and with a couple of neat possibilities floated (police car, flower delivery / hearse).
Cool Cop Rod! But how about a Thunderbird Hearse!?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
At the height of Mopar Madness, the Dodge Boys decided to license an entry into the tabletop slot car fad.
Called "Scat City", the box blared Peter Max style graphics and the awesome visage of two pistol-grip shifting dudes, racing their E-bodies down the scale track.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Here are some neat snapshots from the Woodburn Drag Strip on Mopar Drags Day, taken by my brother Ty, including some odd-ones...
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
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
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.