Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Walter's Race Car

Screw all those rich guys scrambling to buy Steve McQueen associated vehicles. I'm shooting for one that belonged to the true King of Cool, Walter Cronkite.

Caesar's Suit

I can't say for certain this is the real deal but these leathers that Evel Knievel wore for his 1967 Caesar’s Palace jump give you an idea beyond the famous video of just how vicious that landing was. They might well be the holy grail of motorcycle memorabilia.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Conrast

con·trast
noun
noun: contrast; plural noun: contrasts
ˈkänˌtrast/

    1. the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Disintegating - Fabian Oefner

This Swiss artist might just have a shot at giving English Stephen a run for his money in the anal retentiveness department. disintegrating. In Stephen's case the sketch the artist is working from in the video would have been an exact to every detail mechanical drawing. In light of this I'll still give Stephen the edge. Several more photos and the full story can be found here.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Breaking In An F1 Engine

This is pretty much identical to the break-in process for Flathead Rob's stroked 80" 1948 Indian Chief.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Seatbelts?

It seems like the old seatbelts or no seatbelts argument has largely been replaced by the helmets or no helmets war. I remember hearing it a lot as a kid. If you apply the scientific method to your own seatbelts decision you might want to add this to your mental evidence file. You wouldn't want to misplace your shoe.
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ran When Parked

1959 Triumph Bonneville Special - Pretty cool old bike



Melloy Datsun - Albuquerque

Melloy Datsun was one of the few car dealers that was a constant in Albuquerque as I was growing up. Given they handled some exotic stuff like Lotus and Jaguar I rarely drove by without craning my neck to see what they had. Later regular stops were made for both Austin Healey and 240Z parts.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

South Eubank

South Eubank in Albuquerque was one of the most notable street racing locations in the Southwest for years. I remember driving through a street race one night as a kid, maybe 10 years old. I was blown away. Completely illegal and yet racers were trailering race cars in...

South Eubank 1979
I never raced out there but had some friends who were regulars.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Albuquerque Dragway

Albuquerque Dragway - 1969
The legendary Little Red Wagon had a rough day at Albuquerque Dragway in 1969. I heard a local Albuquerque shop helped with some repairs but I don't know much more about the incident.

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