Thursday, December 31, 2009

5 of diamonds


Something you don't see every day! Car owned by John Donato. The pictures were taken at a vintage race at Waterford Hills race track in Michigan.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

8 of diamonds.

Stock car race in Detroit.

These were given to me by my former in-laws. I know the photos were taken at the Michigan state fairgrounds in Detroit. Not sure exactly when, but I would guess late 50s.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hot Rod...

Mark Allen's roadster. Sporting a pseudo Rolls engine. This car has some great details and proves you can build a fantastic car without spending six figures.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

King of clubs...

Fast old stuff...

From a 1987 reprint I acquired from a seller on ebay. More to come from this little mag.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


More boardtrack creations.

Bike on the left is a pre-war Cleveland Welding built frame with my own special blend of parts. The "Harley" I call the Pea shooter. It started life as a Evans bicycle from the early 60s. Chinese built 2 stroke with a model airplane tank hidden in the bicycle tank. The springer is from a Monark bicycle.

Eye candy...

Reading Standard boardtrack racer.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Merkel project.

Built this for the Ratrod bikes build-off a couple summers ago.

Fast old stuff...

Johnnie Seymour at Daytona Beach Florida 1925. Bike is a 25 Indian 30:50 four valve. The little single ran 112.63 mph and captured the record.

Fast old stuff...

Art Fournier with his 1929 61 cu. in. Cleveland. Bike ran 108 mph at Playa Del Rey Cali. in 29.