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    Twenty Seven Hours to La Paz

    1967 Inagural Baja 1000   John Thawley sent this 20-minute VHS tape to me years ago. It briefly documents the first running of the Baja 1000. John can be seen in his Jeepster about 17:30 just…

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    The Beast of Turin trailer

    Frankly it looks scary. With no exhaust as such we’re treated to the sight of the aftermath of internal combustion shooting straight out of the exhaust ports while the whole car shakes violently. Bear in mind…

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    Remarkable 1956 Nassau Video

    Don’t miss this remarkable home movie from 1956 Nassau Race in the Bahamas. The quality is quite good, but no sound; make race car noises while you watch. There are shots unloading the cars from the…

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    Unicontrol and a Sonic Key

    Firebird III GMs Turbine Powered Wonder—An Experiment for Tomorrow The new C7 Corvette Z06 may be supercharged and have 650 horsepower, but it doesn’t have Unicontrol and a Sonic Key. The Firebird III was an experimental…

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    The Howmet Batmobile

    The Howmet TX Turbine Car. It looks like an endurance Racer. Sounds like the Batmobile. When I watched the video, I smiled for 5 minutes. The sound! Text from the Ascott Collection. An emblematic car The…

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    History of the Trans-Am Series 1966–1995 Video

    This documentary about the first 30 years of the SCCA Trans-Am Championship features interviews with Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Sam Posey, Bob Tullius, and Parnelli Jones. There is a brief scene showing Pete Klain’s Group I…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and the ’62 Chevrolets

    Videos worth watching. Source: Petrolicious Petrolicious needs to be bookmarked in your Bowser. Ferrari 250 GTO. The Sounds! Porsche 914-6 Thanks, Tom. In 1987 Lamborghini didn’t have a test track. So where did they test the…

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    Steam Speed

    I ran across this amazing animation and immediately thought that there was an uncanny resemblance to Stan Mott’s Les 24 Heures De Choo Choo. So I emailed Stan. From Stan Mott: Russian enthusiast Роман Кузнецов (Roman Kuznetsov)…

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    Stirling Moss

    Patrick Stewart hosts this documentary where he spends time with motor sports legend Sir Stirling Moss in order to discover and learn more about the great man and his life. Great video. He is the only…

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    The Martini Mustang

    “Everything else is just traffic.” Thanks, Tom.

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    Building the Corvette SS; Stingray Racer at Elkhart; Building the ’53 Corvette; Design Center Tour

    Vintage GM video of Building the Experimental Corvette SS. An inside look at the construction of the car; many shots of Duntov. About the Corvette SS Led by the gifted Zora Arkus-Duntov, a team of engineers…

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    At age 72, Dave never really got the message.

    “We have done so much, with so little, for so long, that we can now do anything with nothing.” That’s the sign over the door of the shop of five-decade veteran NASCAR driver Dave Marcis. The…

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    An Evening with Jim Hall

    RRDC Evening with Jim Hall—Introduction by Sam Posey / Interview with Bobby Rahal. A personal hero. Chaparral cars were an inspiration to many designers, including myself. I traveled to Stardust International Raceway outside of Las Vegas…

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    The Design Makers—Inside Ford Design

    A fascinating time capsule late ’60s look inside Ford Design. Interviews with designers. We even get to join a group during a executive review and eavesdrop on the discussion. Well worth the watch. Homer LaGassey appears…

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    The Singer 911

    The way you’d want to do one if you could. Go to Singer Vehicle Design. Nicely designed site with superb galleries of cars in process as well as completed vehicles. The ultimate 911 doesn’t come cheap,…

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    Ed Welburn Interviews

    Amelia Island Interview Ed and a 2014 Corvette at Amelia Island

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    The Making of Le Mans

    Check out this 14-minute behind-the-scenes mini-doc on the making of the film Le Mans, detailing what went into getting all that high-speed footage and how far Steve McQueen wanted to go to make the film as…

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Stories from Baja—El Matador

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. El Matador Telling…

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GM Studio Sketches & Richard Nesbitt’s Mustang Tribute

Ron Will sent me scans of this collection of GM studio sketches. Designers include Allen Flowers, Geza Loczi, Bernie Smith, Tom Semple, Ron Will, Randy Wittine, and Allen Young. From Richard Nesbitt Last year a client asked me…

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Dave Holls’ Career

From Sketches, Special Edition, April 24 , 1991 In Brief As we put this special edition of Sketches together in honor of Dave’s retirement, certain aspects of Dave’s character surfaced again and again in conversation with a dozen…

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Twenty Seven Hours to La Paz

1967 Inagural Baja 1000   John Thawley sent this 20-minute VHS tape to me years ago. It briefly documents the first running of the Baja 1000. John can be seen in his Jeepster about 17:30 just…

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Harry Bradley’s Vettes

Harry Bradley’s styling tips for ’56–’60, ’53–’67, and ’68–’73 Vettes. from Hot Rod magazine, July, 1973. Search for Harry Bradley for more of Harry’s cool artwork on Dean’s Garage.

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Bill Porter’s Inside Buick Studio

Designing Buicks in the 1980s and 1990s Bill Porter tells his story of his years as Chief Designer of Buick I Studio from 1980 to 1996. 47 minutes. I was a designer in Buick I in…

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Requiem for a Heavyweight Junkyard Dog

First Name ‘Ned,’ last name ‘Baskerville.’ by Dan Neil, Road & Track, November 1998 Bill Dierker doesn’t lock up at night. Which at fIrst might seem odd. After all, Dierker’s garage—British Automotive Specialists in Peoria, Illinois—is…

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The Beast of Turin trailer

Frankly it looks scary. With no exhaust as such we’re treated to the sight of the aftermath of internal combustion shooting straight out of the exhaust ports while the whole car shakes violently. Bear in mind…

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Phillip Payne—Ford, AMC, Chrysler Designer

The Career of Phillip E. Payne Payne’s career in automotive styling began in 1960 upon graduation from the Cleveland Institute of Art with job offers from GM and Ford. He chose Ford, in large part because…

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Harry Bradley’s Mitchell GP

Text and photos complements of the car’s owner and builder, Dave Crook. Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed receiving and reading the very informative articles posted on your website that arrive via E-mail. It recently occurred…

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