Sunday, December 11, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

So-Cal Streamliner Recreation

Dan Webb's recreation is almost finished he and his team have done a superb job recreating this icon

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Dan Webb remakes the Xydias/ Batchelor streamliner

Saturday, October 1, 2011

R.I.P. Don Blair (1921-2011)

Don Blair of Blair's Speed Shop fame has passed away age 90.
R.I.P. Don!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Some recent artwork

As most know I am a sucker for the early dry lakes racing and associated Hot Rodding Movement sprouting from So-Cal. I have recently started to illustrate again after a spell away after leaving the industry 2 years ago.
First up is a illustration of a 1925 Chev 4 with 3 port head.

Next up we have a lakes scene from the early 50s

Fred Carrillo's modified T roadster in its 1952 lively ala July 1952 Hot Rod cover.

& 1951

Phil Remington's modified

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

R.I.P. LeRoy Titus

Recently I learnt of the passing of dry lakes racer and LA roadsters club member Lee Titus. Lee was an avid hot rodder with a life long passion for cars. Dry lake and early Bonneville buffs will remember the T roadster Lee raced that was on the September 1952 Hop Up cover

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mistaken Identity. Herman Felts Rear Engine T Roadster

Herman Felts T roadster is so close to the roadster built by Don Waite that I never really payed attention to the fact it wasn't Don's famous T. Herman ran his T roadster at Bonneville in 1951 and turned 153mph in class C Modified Roadster. That 153mph speed got Herman 6th place in the most hotly contested class that year.

Where is it now???

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dick King Roadster.

Recently I purchased a lot of Nor-Cal & Cal-Neva Drag & dry lake pictures among them were a couple pictures of Dick King (Richard King) roadster on the Dry Lake outside of Reno.

& the Dick King Roadster today

Friday, January 14, 2011

Don Waite Rear-Engined Lakes Roadster.

I love the lakes roadsters of the post-war era and one of my favourites is the rear engined roadster built by Don Waite who was dubbed "The Dumb Kid" (go figure) by his fellow lake competitors. The roadster Don built was quite advanced for the time. Ray Brown had run his rear engined T in 1948 but with solid rear. Don had also run his T in 1948 as a rear engined roadster it was powered by a Crager head banger. In 1949 Don got serious and started a rebuild, Don had Whitey Clayton build the tracknose, bellypan, hood and sides. The '47 Merc flathead was mounted in a cradle that connected directly to the quickchange rearend the whole driveline could be easily removed for repairs as it was mounted in a 2 point system a large rubber bush at front and the model A rear spring holding it out back.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gow Jobs

From July 26 1941 Colliers Magazine

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Evans Bellytank @ Bonneville 1949.

Originally uploaded by Jimmy Bs 1925 Chev
Happy New Year to everyone out in blog land.

Todays offering is the Earl Evans Bellytank at the 1st Bonneville Nationals in 1949. Running "B" class Lakester the Evans, Starr, Alger entry ran 157.930mph.