Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dahm bros and Winston Ranger, Life Photo.

The colour images in this post are from the Life archives.
#386 is Winston Ranger T roadster which was powered by a 248" 1941 Chev 6 cylinder
#518 Red roadster is Jimmy & Tommy Dahm modified roadster that was the December 1950 Hot Rod Mag cover car and Hot Rod of the month, feature below. The Orange #71 track roadster I am yet to id I will eventually.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sowers Speed Equipment

One of my favourite dry lake roadsters is Ray Brown's '27 T, probably because he raced against the Spurgin/Giovanine roadster but also it was one of the first rear engine T roadsters.  Rear engined T roadsters would go on & dominate the modified roadster class right up to '59.

Ray's roadster ran a couple rare parts that are even rarer than the V8-60 Eddie Meyer heads and intake. These rarer than rare parts are a Sowers in/out gearbox and a Sowers crank driven water pump. If anyone has info or literature regarding Sowers speed parts please leave a comment below as I would really like to learn more about them.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hot Rod Rodeo.

Another great period article from a non Hot Rod or Automotive magazine. Argosy 1952.

Friday, October 24, 2014

How to Build Hot Rods Mystery Roadster Identified.

On the cover of Fawcett book 156 'How to Build Hot Rods' there is a track nose '30 Ford roadster. Hot rodding pioneer Lou Baney with assistance of a club member &/or the roadsters owner is seen dropping in a Flathead v8. For a long time I have wondered who's roadster it was, finally I was able to identify the owner of the roadster thanks to the 5th Hot Rod and Motor Sports show organised by Russetta Timing Assoc for which Lou Baney was once President (Bill Likes being the President during 1952).

Now the owner of the '30 roadster was Tommy Zoriki, who was Tommy Zoriki? Was he a R.T.A. member? The roadster is quite unique due to the fact it is a less desirable '30/'31 roadster, when you think about track nose A roadsters the names Niekamp, Flint, Dye jump out as being the outstanding examples. When a '30/'31 A roadster is channelled the style/proportions are improved immensely, add a track nose and a Duvall windscreen you get a down right beautiful hot rod. So why was this rod ignored by the likes of Hot Rod, Hop Up, Honk (Car Craft), R&C? If there is a feature please let me know.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hot Rods & Motorcyles Bonneville 1952

Gene Hewitt #230. Pacific Gunsight special behind 535 coupe.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hilborn/Travers/Larsen Av8

Hilborn/Travers/Larsen Av8 @ Petersen Motorama early 1950s.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

G for Gow.

So, along time since my last entry, so I thought I would post some of my earliest photos.
These two photos were taken on the streets of LA in the mid 30s. The gow job is based on a Model T chassis it has drop axle and buffalo wire wheels, possible z'ed rear, I can only guess the engine is a Model T hopped up with period go fast parts. Body appears to be front half of a Dodge touring. Enjoy the pictures.