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Monday, December 16, 2013

Hot Rod Galahads

Hot Rod Galahads

Circa 1955, this vintage video profiles the Ramblers Car Club of Miami, Florida and explains "squirrel mills", or speaking english, a high speed nut-house". Watch "red-blooded American boys become victims of their own pistons, healthy thyroids, and yankee ingenuity" in "cam jamming, petrol perking rejuvenated road jumpers". This is good stuff...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dangerous Sport: Motor Skiing 1955

Dangerous Sport: Motor Skiing 1955

Probably not considered the most dangerous sport by today's standards, skiers are towed by cars and motorcycles including a Porsche 550 Spyder, a Porsche 356, miscellaneous Triumphs and other motorcycles and are speeding and sliding at speeds up to 100 MPH.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ingenuity in Action (1958) NHRA Hot Rod Film

Ingenuity in Action (1958) NHRA Hot Rod Film

Made for hot rod fans; this vintage video explains how to prepare for and enter a car show and also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".


Friday, July 27, 2012

Hell On Wheels: 1958 Chevy Bel Air Gasser - Daddys Thing

Hell On Wheels: 1958 Chevy Bel Air Gasser - Daddys Thing

Sadly, much of our drag racing heritage is fading into the sunset of time due to the passing of legends like Dick Wells, Wally Parks, Pat Foster, and many others. The destruction of storied tracks where a lot of racing legends were born isn't helping either. Places like Lions Drag Strip, Orange County International Raceway, US 30 Dragway, and Miami-Hollywood Speedway Park Dragstrip are where history was made, legends created, and where drag racing put its stamp on American society and culture. But all hope is not lost - All across America, drag racing enthusiasts and racers are doing what they can to preserve Standard 1320 history.

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