Honest Charlie powered

Buddy Miles and his stars and stripes Harley trike

Buddy was the drummer that worked a lot with Jimi Hendrix from 1964 - 1969, and was the drummer for the "Band Of Gypsies" in 1969 and 1970 that Jimi had when he split with his management who were getting too controlling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Miles

The Bushmaster of George Schreiber, painted by Jag Painter of Chicago

The murals took over a 1000 hours and were in the Zodiography form of art that Jag made up, based on the request of George to have a Peter Max style paintjob.
This was George's 2nd top fueler, the first was Ed Roth's Yellow Fang.

Have a look through the Ed Roth book, "Hot Rods"


Another photo of the Barris shop

Via: http://carrosantigos.wordpress.com/

Take a look at this advertising... it's damn good! Plenty more at justacargal.blogspot.com

take a look at the other 20 or so: http://justacargal.blogspot.com/

1973 Javelin AMX advertising

Dodge; for the hard driving man... right advertising meassage, 10 years too late

1974 Ford Pinto advertising, they sure went overboard on trying to convince the reader it was as wonderful as Henry's pioneering success, the Model T

1974 Ford Mustang II Mach 1... what a waste of design and advertising

"the best news from Detroit in 9 1/2 years" really? What a gross overstatement. Obscenely ridiculous... what drugs were those advertisers doing on their lunchbreak?

Muntz ad 1974

I found another Roth t-shirt ad... sweet!

Chrisman Cannon Hustler exp 1961 Chrysler digger

For more dual engine and or dual rear tire dragsters see: http://choosingscars.blogspot.com/2006/12/dual-engine-diggers-and-dual-rear-tire.html

Broom Hilda drag raced!

Perfect timing... the photographer had perfect timing to catch the driver looking down at the damage, and throwing his hands up in disgust

The best ad gets it's point across in the simplest convincing way, this is the best I've read in a long while

Wow, what a photo op this was

(Nearly) weekly dose of trains

It's cool, and has wheels. That's all I need to appreciate stuff.

Zeltweg airshow 2009, Blériot XI (1908)
Via: http://pixdaus.com/

Tucker photographed leaving a Vegas convention

Snake oil? (products that promise but don't deliver)

1970 Plymouth Rapid Transit Brochure located in the 1969 Oct Hot Rod... love this Barracuda

Did you know Ed Roth made a record or two? Rods and Ratfinks was the album

The song Ed sang was "Rods and Ratfinks"- under the name Mr. Gasser and The Weirdos
They weren't really Gary Usher projects, but he did sing background vocals and the music was by Hal Blaine, Jerry Cole & Peter and Bob Klimes, produced by Jim Economides. There is a double CD that came out in 1995 on One Way Records that collects them all. INFO via: http://bomplist.xnet2.com/0007/msg01499.html

Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos: The Rat Fink Collection LP Releases:

Hot Rod Hootenanny - Capitol ST-2010 [LP] (1963);
Rods and Ratfinks - Capitol ST-2057 [LP] (1964);
Surfink! - Capitol ST-2114 [LP] (1964);

CD Release: One-Way Records 18319 [CD]; Released May 30, 1995
Disc: 1
1. Hot Rod Hootenanny
2. Fastest Shift Alive
3. You Ain't Nothing But A Honda
4. Mr. Gasser
5. Mad'Vette
6. Termites In My Woody
7. Eefen It Don't Go Chrome It
8. 1320
9. Weirdo Wiggle
10.Dragnutz11. Chopped Mash
12. My Coupe Eefen Talks
13. Three Kats In A Tub
14. T.J.T.
15. Hey, Ratfink
16. 1947 Avanti
17. Cherry-Top Charlie
18. Lonely Stocker

Disc: 2 1. Ballad Of Eefin Fink 2. Cool, Cool Rod 3. Hearse With A Curse 4. Waltz Of The Ratfinks 5. Fink Rod 409 6. Surfink 7. Well, I'm Goin' 8. Surfer Ghoul 9. Doin' The Surfink 10. Little Fink Surfs Again 11. Ratfink High 12. Phantom Surfer 13. There's A Dog-Gone Ding In My Ding-Dong Board 14. Big Bad Surfink 15. Surfink Blues 16. Finksville U.S.A. 17. Santa Barbara 18. Midnight Run

In 1964, Gary Usher left producing the studio bands that had gained him notoriety and jumped on the commercial bandwagon with this triple-LP collection of songs which were tied into the creations of illustrator Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, whose warped characters were all the rage during the mid-1960s, gracing decals, posters, t-shirts, and eventually were made into a very popular series of plastic models. In the best traditions of corporate greed, it was decided to expand the characters into the music market, and this trio of albums was quickly made, and Gary Usher, Columbia Records local hod-rod music impresario, was tapped to help write, produce, and sing on these hot-rod themed platters. While not breaking any new ground musically, the albums definitely have a sense of fun, with the first album Hod Rod Hootenanny sporting a redneck aura and songs like "Termites in My Woody" and "Eefen It Don't Go, Chrome It" which have a sly humor tied to groovy surf 'n' drag music which ranks among the best of the era. Unfortunately, the albums themselves have no information on who sings or plays on these tracks. The songs are generally bright invocations of car worship, with the unique addition of prominent female vocalists in the backing vocals. "Cool, Cool Rod" which is about a supercharged ice-cream truck, the frenetic instrumental "Surfink," the very funny Beach Boys parody "Surfer Ghoul" and the rocking "Ratfink High." One-Way Records released all three LPs on a double CD set in 1995, which has since gone out of print, and is ridiculously over-priced, but unlike the later "Big Daddy" Roth tie-ins below, this set is actually worth checking out.

You could have seen them, or rented them in 1964

I didn't photoshop this, I'm good but not that good

Faulty valve causes minor cockpit fire in Tony Kanaan's racecar at the Indy race in Edmonton

Great looking hot rods at the King of Clubs drag racing annual event at Barona 1/8th mile track

The only hauler that raced the 1/8th! If I remember correctly, it pulled a 13 second. Wish I'd caught that on film

Not a real Auburn boattail speedster, a reproduction

Buick Wildcat

Don't see these everyday!

Comet wagon... cool!

Middle of the hood, green... never seen anything like it before