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Vintage Hot Rod magazine reading for non-wrenching season

30 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

Detroit's Smog Shrouded Mystery  - Motor Trend, Jan 1965


Carol Shelby - Speed Age, Aug 1957


62 Caddy Sedan specs  w pics in the dirt - Motor Life, Aug 1964


1965 Pontiac GTO ad - I had one from 1973-77 (wish I had it now :crying:)


Low Down on Oil - Speed Age, May 1957


How to Buy, Keep, & Enjoy your Car - Auto Age,  Feb 1953


The Story of Gasoline Part ll - Motor Trend, Dec 1964


Magazine Cover - Speed Age, Oct 1949


Magazine Cover - Speed Age, Sept 1950


Magazine Cover - Auto Age, Feb 1953


Magazine Cover - Speed Mechanics, Mar 1953



Old Racing Magazine Ads

30 January 2018 - 05:24 PM

If you like old racing magazine ad graphics check out these scans. Dates are typically on the bottom of the pages. 



New ideas?

26 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

Ever wonder if these ideas are really new?


Broad view, inside rear view mirror

Low fuel alarm

Life-time battery

Body Wraps

License plate protectors

Club plaques

Turbo or Hurricane mufflers

Child safety restraints

Reserve gas tanks

Push-button electric doors

Silicone Spray

Car Wash Mitt

Bobble head cat for the back window of your car


I love the old ads. Some of my favorites:

Cable controlled Exhaust cut-outs for $4.95 each

Pin striping your car for $1.95 

Spanish Mexican cat graphics on an oil can

A hot rod-ing book titled "Souping"



Girls and Cars throughout the Decades

26 January 2018 - 10:39 AM

Scanned some old race magazine ads before passing them on to the next generation. Thought you might enjoy the progression of pics of babes and rides.



Nostalgic Events

26 January 2018 - 10:03 AM

A co-worker of mine has a 94 year old grandfather drag racer, who was given credit in print and online for coining the term "dragster." An old friend of his gave him his antique racing magazine collection of Hot Rod going back to their first editions, and other unique magazines. He pulled out a few for keepsakes and gave the rest to his grand daughter. She pulled out a few and passed them along to me.


They were in terrible condition, had that old paper smell, and made ya itch when they were handled. I had some knee surgery last year that gave me some down time, so I scanned some ads and articles thinking they might be some fun reading to share during the cold non-wrench-turning seasons for those of you not in Sunny CA.  Then I passed them on to the next generation cuz I couldn't stand the smell of them.


Again I'm now recovering from some surgery and have the time to post some for your enjoyment. The old guys can reminisce, and the new guys can get inspired to create their own events.