Friday, December 15, 2017
Lucky? Or crazy... I'll bet he was crazy and had many concussions and some brain damage. This was before HANS devices and good helmets
and check out the tiny semi, and the tiny trailer... that trailer is only about 20 feet long, based on the estimated 16 foot long car jumping it
It was powered by a double row of four hyper hot Model-T Rajo engines he welded into a 16-cylinder monster. Driving it himself, Horsefalls would have qualified for the 1924 Indy 500 had not his machine been hit by lightening and thrown out of control!
Fortunately, there was little damage and no injuries. Unfortunately, Horsefalls was permanently disqualified from racing at Indy having aroused suspicions he was a warlock, and that the color of his car, green, from then on at Indy would be considered bad luck.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Bud Ekins' work truck with his, and Steve McQueen's, desert racers. I bet it's lettered by Von Dutch. He worked for Bud at one time, and did a lot of work for Steve, but I've never seen anyone discuss this truck before
the lettering looks just like the work Von Dutch did on Bud's Triumph dealership http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/03/bud-ekins-famous-movie-stuntman-and.html
Photos by John Dominis, Time Magazine
and there you have every single photo of the Ekins shop truck I can find.
His first car was an Edsel, bought a month after production ceased, and the dealership wanted it gone so bad they knocked a 1/3rd off the price. It lasted 12 years and 120,000 miles, and then life got in the way until he restored it, won trophies with it, and started collecting more Edsels.
He found and purchased 1960 Edsel Serial Number One – a four-door hardtop coincidentally painted the same Sahara Beige as his first four-door sedan. A lot of the his cars are low-mileage originals, including a black ’58 Citation four-door hardtop that has clocked just 22,000 miles, and a ’59 Corsair two-door hardtop – red, with cream-yellow inserts and a white roof – showing just 16,300 miles
In 1994, Jim’s 1960 Ranger sedan – the first Edsel he ever purchased, 34 years before – earned a Grand National First Prize from the Antique Automobile Club of America. It was the first Edsel ever to be so honored.
and there were the 30 Petty 1972 Challengers that they sold
and the 247 Volare Street Kit Cars
and the Aspen Super Coupe,
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-aspen-based-petty-kit-car.html one of which is still parts unassembled
Blackhawk Nugget tool boxes, first advertised in the 1930s, asking prices around 1800 dollars for complete sets, tool box in great condition
here is a fantastic display of one collection of each of the cool tool boxes of the two styles of Porta Power, and the middle bullet is the Nugget tool set, which clearly is smaller than the Porta Power
for empty and poor condition ones, various ebay sellers are holding their breath, hoping for 250.00 to 500.00.
this one is on ebay, and at least has good condition and a set of SK sockets with Plumb and Proto wrenches. That's pretty cool, well, compared to an empty. Plumb and Proto are excellent tools, covered here on this blog years ago