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    Alex Tremulis at Art Center School, Class of 1955/56

    Steve Tremulis sent me these hoping that DG readers can help in identifying the people in these fantastic photos. Click on the photos for a larger view. A post on Steve’s site is entitled “A 1955…

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    Alex Tremulis and the 1948 Tucker

    I was privledged to be able to eavesdrop on an interesting email conversation regarding the ’48 Tucker. It went like this: Karl Ludvigsen: Tucker is high on my list of books I’d like to write—a proper…


Joe Boyer—A Man with a Dream

Joe Boyer, 1924 Indianapolis 500 champ, was born in Detroit on May 12, 1890. The son of the head of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Joe grew up as part of the local country club set…


Chrysler Streamliner, Part Two

Michael Lamm’s post on the “Chrysler” Streamliner created quite a response from many Dean’s Garage readers—clippings from Magazines, photos, and even a Jack Armstrong video that featured the car. The gallery of images is from Geoff…


Chrysler Streamliner Mystery Solved?

by Michael Lamm Back in the early 1970s, I edited and co-owned a magazine called Special-Interest Autos. My partners were the principals of Hemmings Motor News. As SIA editor, I regularly flew from California to Detroit…


The Dreaded Rattle

A delightful account by Karl Ludvigsen Published in Hemmings Sports and Exotic cars Though it started badly the trip was going well. The bad start was my fault. Chris Whitehead completed a lot of good work…



Stunning Ferrari 330 P4 Video

Ferrari 330 P4 Posted on Petrolicous As much as any other car, the Ferrari 330 P4 is the embodiment and culmination of an entire era of racing. With its low-slung stance and voluptuous lines, it is…


Stories from Baja—True Grit

Another post in a series of the experiences from Baja written by John Thawley. Read about some of John’s exploits on Dean’s Garage. John died on July 14, 2009. Published by permission from John Thawley, Jr. True Grit Make…



1970—A Year To Remember—John Wyer’s Gulf Porsche 917 Team

1970—A Year To Remember—John Wyer’s Gulf Porsche 917 Team A wonderful period film detailing the 1970 World Sportscar Championship as remembered by John Wyer with appearances by Pedro Rodriguez, Jo Siffert, Leo Kinnunen, Brian Redman and…



1965 Film—The Hot Rod Story, Drag Racing

From Bangshift.com We know that we fall into the “this is the best old drag racing film that we’ve ever seen” trap far too often but the problem is that we see an incredible film that…


’Fifties Flashback

Introduction from ’Fifties Flashback by Al Drake Published by permission complements of California Bill’s Automotive Handbooks. This book is a collection of selected ’Fifties Flashbacks, a column I’ve been writing for Rod Action for the past…