Saturday, June 30, 2012

Mike Thompson's 32 Ford



I took a ton of photos of this 32 ford 3 window coupe at the drag strip..  This thing was about as amazing as they come.  While the car is somewhat of a fresh build, there is no hiding that the body and current paint scheme is NOT..  Although I never caught a photo with the hood up, it is powered by a 401 Nailhead, 4 speed with a Pontiac rearend.  The announcer at the strip kept calling it a DODGE coupe, probably because of the "Powered by Dodge" on the hood sides.  This thing was an animal out of the hole...


As most know, my dad and I have a 65 Comet AWB B/FX style car going together.  I was able to speak at length to the fellow with that straight axle Fairlane in the background.  Watching and hearing that 64 leave at upwards of 7 grand, pedaling it at every shift to keep it hooked was what I think heaven might be.   That car will be featured here soon....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mohr Kustoms....

This bad boy could be the highlight of your living room




This car is NOT mine, but belongs to my buddy Jason..  Glad the skirts finally made it back on.



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kustoms....

Lately this blog has been filled with vintage drag racing pictures and so on.  Time to get back to my first love...  next to my wife...








Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kool Shop Truck



Spied this kool old ford truck at the Eagle Field drag races.  This fellow does alot of kool restorations of pretty much anything you want.  Personally, I prefer the "un-restored" look of this truck.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kool Hudson at Eagle Field

There was something about this car that really drew me to it.  No, it didn't blister down the track.  No, it didn't launch hard and carry the front wheels past the 60 foot.  As a matter of fact, it may have been one of the slower cars there.  It didn't matter to me, it screamed race car.  I chatted with the old timer for quite a while.  It was made into a race car in the late 50's.  It ran an old Hudson flat 6 powerplant with a hydro.  Over the course of the years he has used several different manifold and carb set ups.  The trans had been gone through a few times.  But otherwise, the car is completely as built in the early 60's.  I wish I had gotton more pictures of it.  It wore a stock dash and interior, with some safety and gauge changes in the 60's.  There was just so much going on here, it blew my mind.  I am pretty sure, this guy does not own a Speedway, Jegs or Summit catalog.  This 13 second 1/4 mile time slip was all done the old fashioned way... 



There was a hand written note on the dash.  It said don't rev it more than 4800rpm or bring a basket..






Friday, June 8, 2012

Some Mohr Eagle Field

Some of you may be tired of looking at Eagle Field...  Too bad...  If you don't like this stuff, then perhaps you need your head examined...