Although I post images on my website of all the car shows we go to, sometimes I send extended coverage to HOT ROD HOT LINE. To visit their website, click on their logo above or to go directly to our images, go to hotrodhotline.com/leal-brothers.
* MARCH 2017 *
Evidently, somewhere in this country (not Houston!), straight-line R/C Racing is pretty popular and TRAXXAS is on top of it. Check out a few of their "OUTLAW" releases below. They got my attention!
I love nostalgic rodding and racing and below are two vehicles that were originally built sixty years ago and were recently up for bid at a Mecum Auction in Indy.
1917 FORD "TROJAN" T-BUCKET / Built by Harry Markiecki in 1961 / 322ci Buick Nailhead Engine / Weiand Drag Star Intake / 6 Stromberg Carburetors / GM Dynaflow Trans / 1958 Impala Taillights / Lime Fire Metallic Paint Lancer Hubcaps / NO SALE; HIGH BID $60,000
BILL CUSHENBERRY'S "EL MATADOR" 1940 FORD CUSTOM COUPE / Originally Built in 1960 / Recently Restored with 1992 Saleen Mustang Engine / 3.5" Top Chop / Sculpted Body with Front and Rear Scoops, Canted Quad Headlights, Chrome Mesh Grill / Candy Red Paint / White Pearl Naugahyde Interior / NO SALE; HIGH BID $60,000
While the Mecum vehicles above are results from their Indy show, below are a few vehicles on the block at their upcoming two-day auction in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the event gets closer, more vehicles will be added but they better hurry; its just two weeks away (June 11-12)!
Ever since the Pandemic hit, I've been pulling my old 35mm negatives out of the garage and converting them to digital. I then joined several Facebook Groups that post certain types of vehicles. My current favorite has to be "T-BUCKETS ONLY" and after converting
thousands of my negatives, I was surprised how many T-Bucket images I've taken over the last 45+ years. Anyway as I post images on the Facebook Groups, I'll also post them here. Check out a few of those T-Buckets.
Gassers and Drag Racing Cars and Parts For Sale.....(One of the Facebook Groups I joined sells cars and parts and I'll be posting some of them below. Click on the "Happy Face" (left) to visit their page for more vehicle information)
1937 FORD ANGLIA; 383 STROKER; 460 HP; B&M TURBO 400; 9" FORD, 4.11 GEARS; ALL STEEL; $35,000; NEW HAMPSHIRE
1967 PRO STREET DRAG TRUCK; 468 ROLLER MOTOR; 745 HP; ALUMINUM HEADS; POWERGLIDE; DANA 60; 6.80 EIGHTH MILE, 10.21 QUARTER MILE; $28,000; TEXAS
1956 FORD STREET/STRIP CAR; DART 427, ALL FORD; MOSER AXLES; FULL INTERIOR w/CAGE; $40,000; OHIO
.....I usually only post three "For Sale" vehicles at a time (above) but I got behind a couple of weeks ago when I was busy converting by old 35mm film to digital so below I've posted more just to "catch up". Again if you're interested, click above (smiley face) to check them out.
How about a couple of high dollar Pro Street vehicles from Florida? The 1968 Camaro with blown big block Chevy is up for $70,000. The 1970 Barracuda with a Ray Barton built 526 Hemi with 2000+ horsepower can be yours for $130,000. Even the body molds are included!
Here are a couple of '55 Chevy Gassers for sale on the Facebook Group. The black '55 is out of New York and is powered by a 461 big block Chevy backed by a Muncie four-speed. Car is being offered for $35,000. The red '55 ("SHOWTIME") was built by the Austin Speed Shop in Austin and the Gasser now resides in Wisconsin. It was a seven-year build and is being offered for $125,995. The posted images were taken by "yours truly" at the Lone Star Roundup in Austin a few years ago.
* DON'T LET AGE CHANGE YOU; CHANGE THE WAY YOU AGE. *
This '51 Chevy has all the right "period" mods including ghost flames and a tuck and roll interior. What got my attention was its 235 Chevrolet six-cylinder engine with an Offenhauser dual-carb manifold and valve cover and a Fenton exhaust header.
If you think this 1967 Nova wagon looks "different", you'd be right. The original four-door body was converted to two-door using doors and quarter panels from a two-door Nova coupe. Add an LS1 engine backed by a manual six-speed trans and you'll make the cover of Super Rod Magazine (May 2004).
Nice looking '53 Ford pickup but again, what caught my attention was what was under the hood. How about a 383 Stroker with aluminum heads and a Weiand blower? Bed looks nice too!
Here are a few more vehicles that stood out. Flamed '71 Plymouth Satellite was immortalized; first by making the cover of Hot Rod Magazine (February 1983) and then as a Hot Rod Magazine series release by Johnny Lightning (right).