1969 Mission Bell 250

September 25th, 2016 by admin

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1969 Mission Bell 250

ever seen a vinyl top bug before? With the mod top floral print… drag racing? Me neither

September 24th, 2016 by admin

Once Upon A Wheel, 1970

September 24th, 2016 by admin

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Once Upon A Wheel, 1970

check out the front air dam on this pace car Challenger

September 24th, 2016 by admin

1971 Miller High Life 500
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check out the front air dam on this pace car Challenger

Firestone tires in the 1960 Indy 500 had a cool design safety feature

September 23rd, 2016 by admin

Firestone tires were built with a little orange strip molded into the rubber such that when it showed up during use, it meant the tire had about two or three laps of full-speed racing before: “There would be two loud noises. First one, tire blowing and the inner tube couldn’t stand the weight and the second noise was the car banging the wall and all the crap that goes with it, which was usually fire.”

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/smokey-stories-jim-rathman-60-indy-500/?wc_mid=4035:3488&wc_rid=4035:162670&_wcsid=E78D1541CFA240A17A4D1D44B7A99FB88B9AC234CCDAB80A

Do any tires have something this clear to indicate the ens of useful tire life?

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Firestone tires in the 1960 Indy 500 had a cool design safety feature

1973 Pikes Peak

September 23rd, 2016 by admin

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1973 Pikes Peak

take a look through Hot Rods archives… online

September 22nd, 2016 by admin

they were there for a bit of everything, drag racing, Bonneville, Pike Peak, and baja racing

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/search/2/image?artist=the20network&excludenudity=true&family=editorial&sort=best#license

I believe the whole reason that Getty images has all the digital versions was that the company that now owns Hot Rod, and the photos in the filing cabinets, wanted to make money from everything and anything in the Hot Rod legacy, and so they went into business with Getty. Getty takes all the original photos and makes a high quality digital scan, now creating a database of the images that is searchable, will never deteriorate, and is infinitely duplicateable… and the other side of it is that they can now try and sell the shit out of all those old photos. Meanwhile they are online for interested poeple to look through, and get completely engrossed in while wasting many hours looking around.

Goldenrod and the Summers Brothers, Bonneville ‘66

September 22nd, 2016 by admin

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Goldenrod and the Summers Brothers, Bonneville ‘66

oh good heavens

September 22nd, 2016 by admin

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fellow San Diego cyclist Denise Mueller recently set a new woman’s bicycle land speed record of 147 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

September 21st, 2016 by admin

The pace car towed Mueller to about 90 mph, but the acceleration up to 147 mph was all from her legs. The bike’s drive train uses two massive 60-tooth chainrings in a double-reduction configuration to provide a massive amount of torque, while keeping the chainrings far enough off the ground for clearance (something that would be difficult with one even larger chain ring).

Mueller rode a highly customized bike built by Chris Garcia of SD Wheel Works with technical support from Da Vinci Designs and KHS Bicycles. The team effort was named Hoehn Adventures Project Speed powered by Cyclance