Sunday, October 31, 2010
Soooo, I'm hanging out, checking out the Porsches in the show and up walks this guy with a camera. We got to talkin' and I find out he's a auto blogger with a love for 'British Iron'. He proceeds to tell me about his blog covering mostly British stuff here in San Diego...cool I think, maybe he'll share some of his photos with me. Well, check out the lighting in these, the first image is of blog follower George Alspaugh's Speedster. The next image is that of Skip Shirley's body manufacturers badge on his 356B, and the third image is Dan Swanson's 356C coupe. Cool images every one, thanks Nich.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Yeah...what a great way to spend a Saturday...'32 "Flat-Headed" Fords, smokes, beer and plenty of eye candy!
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Friday, October 22, 2010
These are some interesting questions that they asked along the way, things they were usually confused about throughout the Rally:
- What day of the week it was
- The city they were in when they woke up in the morning
- The time difference with Turkey
- Local currencies
- The time of sunrise and sunset
- Changing weather conditions (ranging from -14 degrees in Mongolia to 41 degrees in Uzbekistan)
Gotta ask yourself...How did they finish with their Anadol?...Read on...
They set out with the Turkish flag in hand at the Great Wall of China! They reached Daihai after a six-and-a-half hour drive!!
Before they reached the Siberian border, their car got stuck in the sand!! It took them 45 mins to dig her out !!
In all 14,400 kilometers… These vehicles are used for maximum performance in the most difficult environmental conditions (they covered thousands of kilometers on ground that can hardly be called roads, including fields!!!), and the “mechanical problems” inherent in motorsports are unfortunately inevitable sometimes…
Five minutes after they started the last 200 kilometers to Paris, Ahmet noticed something odd with the oil pressure indicator. The needle should normally indicate 40 psi, but it had exceeded even the maximum value of 100 psi!!! Ahmet along with co-driver Erdal, discussed this problem, but since the engine water temperature was normal, they decided to continue and just keep an eye on the water temperature… Needless to say, they first got the important opinion of Serdar Bostanci, the creator of "Princess", the Anadol, on the phone!!!
But in the meanwhile, they couldn't help thinking, “Oh God, what will happen next?”… Naturally, this situation troubled both of them a great deal!!! Just think, Ahmet wrote, “It was the last morning and we were in the last 200 kilometers… What if it ended with disaster instead of second place?!!!” The heat was on…
And finally, the three leading cars of all three classes, the Anadol entered Paris in a convoy and headed for “Palace Vendome,” the square where the Ritz is located!!!
The Peking-Paris Rally includes only categories based on the age of the car. Since the special stage sections, which have a direct effect on the result, are mostly full of hills, choosing the car with the most powerful engine has a "one-hundred-percent effect" on one’s final success. If Ahmet were to enter an endurance race of this kind again, he would choose a car with an engine displacement of at least three liters.
When Organization President Philip Young presented them their award during the ceremony, Ahmet reports, hearing him say “We would like to congratulate the Turkish team who won second place with a Anadol and its small engine and power of less than 100 hp.” Ahmet most certainly did feel rewarded and it was worth all the difficulties they had put up with... Because their main target was bringing their Anadol, with the smallest displacement and power in its group, to Paris without breaking her during the race…
Ahmet sent some final thoughts on the Rally.
"Winning second place made us incredibly happy, and how did we achieve this success in this challenging race?"
"Car guru Serdar Bostanci, with his team, prepared the Princes in the best possible way for us." “THANKS A MILLION SERDAR!!!”
"The support of friends made us focus and zoom in to the end result right from the beginning of the project." “SO HAPPY AND GLAD THAT WE HAVE YOU OUT THERE!!!”
"Naturally, there were times when we had heated moments in the car... We were side by side for 37 days and nights after all but we never gave up on our teamwork..."
"And the last reason is very simple!!!"
"The angels of 250 students were with us and THEY ALWAYS PROVIDED US WITH LUCK, which was essential for our success."
They collected donations for these students - what an adventure!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here's some...Piston-Hard Drama!...Drag Strip Shockers!...Rock 'N Roll Love! They're scorching hot stories of "Slick Chicks" who fire up the big wheels!
What's a good Hot Rod movie without a good blast of "Rock 'N Roll." Every time Monique and I hit a cruise night and they start up with the oldies music...my heart smiles. This one has Gene Vincent in an acting roll! Great rock and roll by Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps! Hot rods, cops, juke joints, fist fights and cute chicks. What more could you ask for? Kay Wheeler does her sexy "Rock 'n Bop" dancin'. For those old enough to remember, Songs include: "Dance in the Street," "Dance to the Bop," "Baby Blue," and "Lovely Loretta." Circa 1958
This film is about a hot rod greaser framed for murder. Can you believe...all his rodder buddies in the club turn their backs on him. Even his parents! In the end he is exonerated during the big hot rod race. All ends good. Circa 1957
Monday, October 11, 2010
Back in 1951, NASCAR was just starting to gain a some grip around the country as a watchable spectator sport. However the leagues leader, Bill France, was frustrated with the big honchos of Detroit. Even though NASCAR was dominated by passenger cars from GM, Ford, and Chrysler, the fellas in suites maintained an official aloofness in supporting the sport. To make his point, Bill France decided to celebrate Detroit's 250th birthday with a colorful 250-mile race in Motor City.
The race brought together examples of all makes of 1950 and 1951 models to race around Detroit's one-mile fairgrounds circuit. Fifty-eight cars started. Four hours, 21 minutes and 250 laps later an even two dozen bent and battle scared machines followed the winner, Tommy Thompson in his '51 Chrysler V8 past the checkered flag.
Marshall Teague in his Hudson Hornet had the pole for the start.
Here are images of clippings from a issue of 1951 "Motorsport Magazine" reporting on the event.
Check out the number 42 on Lee Petty's car...it started back then.
You can read more about this melee at H.A.M.B.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
" Welcome PCA"...Back then it was all 356's, 914's and 911's, circa 1975.
This image was taken at the Hilton Hotel on Mission Bay, circa 1975.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
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Sunday, October 3, 2010
I don't know...I guess you got to rent the movie to find out! I just like checking out the cool graphics on the movie poster...and what could be better...race cars and girls.
Friday, October 1, 2010
I've been looking the this image trying to figure out what type of car this is...any ideas? The grill on the hood looks kinda' like Duesenberg.
Image via, A Conversation On Cool
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