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    Stories from Baja—The Great Tech Inspector

    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. The Great Tech Inspector…

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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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    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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    Henry Ford Museum Photo Archives

    There are 52,188 photos in this Henry Ford Museum Photostream on Flickr including many historically significant racing photos and shoots from various events from 1958 through 1971. Albums include Indianapolis 500, Riverside, LeMans, Mexican Grand Prix,…

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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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    Corvette SS at Sebring, 1957

    I am 300 pages into Karl Ludvigsen’s latest book, Corvette, America’s Star Spangled Sports Car. Most Corvette books seem to just hit the highlights. Not so Karl’s book. It chronicles the incredible effort made by a few…

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    Stories from Baja—Bad Gas? Not So Fast.

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

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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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    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…

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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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    Dad’s Motorcycles

    In 1952, Strategic Air Cammand (SAC) commander Gen. Curtis LeMay opened selected air bases throughout the United States to Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) organizations to hold races on base flight lines. LeMay was himself…

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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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    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…

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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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    Ford Racing Photo Archives

    Two great Ford Racing photo collections from the 1960s. A Brief Carroll Shelby Biography While his ability to race automobiles at exhilarating speeds has made Carroll Shelby one of the most prolific personalities in the automotive…

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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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Midnight Rambler | Magnus Walker in L.A.

A Lap of Downtown Los Angeles The rough streets of downtown Los Angeles aren’t typically thought of as a great driving destination, but things change at night. Join our friend Magnus Walker on his favorite route…

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GM Designer Gray Counts

Gray Counts’ GM Artwork Long story short: it took a call from Ed Welburn to encourage Gray to bring in what work he may have for scanning and archiving at GM. He did so. Gray had…

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Neil DeAtley’s ’27 Track-T

by Gary Smith Featured in the June 2015 issue of Street Rodder Magazine. I was introduced to Neil DeAtley, a Scottsdale car collector, in 2005 by a mutual friend who thought I could help Neil get…

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Stories from Baja—The Great Tech Inspector

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. The Great Tech Inspector…

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Stories from Baja—Rally or Race?

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. Rally or Race?…

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American Dreaming Update

American Dreaming Exhibit Documentary Film Teaser American Dreaming Exhibition Website They are seeking contributions to finance the Documentary. April 17–May 2, 2015 Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design I received this from Robert Edwards and Bill Porter:…

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American Dreaming

American Dreaming Exhibition: April 17–May 2, 2015 Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Design I received this from Robert Edwards and Bill Porter: Thank you for plugging the exhibit. It is an amazing amount of work trying…

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Greasewood Flat Designer Get-together

If you live or will be visiting the Phoenix area on Saturday, March 7, 2015, stop by Greasewood Flat at 2:00 p.m. Every year designers and others associated with automobile design get together and swap stories….

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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…