Monte Carlo, Mille Miglia, Nurburgring .
These are the deadliest curves, filled with the legends of men, machines and immortality.
Join me for a tour of the giants of racing, from 1896 through the 1960's, and their pictures and stories.
Blood, victory, defeat and courage; often in the same race.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
1942 Harley Davidson Speedometer in 1936 Ford Hot Rod Dash
From Hop Up Magazine, January, 1952
One of the joys of looking through vintage hot rod magazines is seeing the free-style attitude that so many builders possessed in hot rod and racing's Golden Era of the 1950's.
"If it fits, works, and looks cool, let's do it," was the prevalent stance back then, and perfectly exemplified in this dash starring in a 1936 Ford roadster. Matched with a full-run of added Stewart Warner gauges, this centerpiece speedometer from an early-1940's Harley motorcycle adds just the right unique touch to make this instrument panel stand out from it's brethren.
1942 Military HD (picture courtesy of Just A Car Guy blog)