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Land Speed Legend For Sale

8:44 am PST, November 14, 2019

Land Speed Racers don’t come up for sale too often, not to mention something built by a racing legend and holding the SCTA’s AA/FS record of 448.757 mph... continue reading »

Bass Finds A Way

7:13 am PST, November 13, 2019

Brian Bass was strolling through the Puyallup swap meet in Washington State when he stumbled upon a pretty decent ’25 roadster body at a fair price. The fact... continue reading »

Seattle’s Slick ’36

7:37 am PST, November 12, 2019

I was up in Seattle visiting an old friend recently, and we were chatting about the custom scene around here in early 1950s. It’s easy to think of... continue reading »

Hot Rodding in an Unlikely Place

6:04 am PST, November 11, 2019

“Turn here, turn here!” she signaled as we approached an intersection in San Francisco’s Sunset district. “What?” I asked, slightly confused. She directed my attention to a searing... continue reading »

A Movie for Bruce…

6:19 am PST, November 6, 2019

I wanted to post something for Bruce Lancaster, and I thought he would get a kick out of this old film clip with lots of Flathead-powered Fords. It’s... continue reading »

Bruce Lancaster

5:37 am PST, November 4, 2019

About a year ago I was complaining to Bruce about how many damned eulogies I’ve had to write lately. He laughed at me for knowing my audience too... continue reading »