Saturday, August 29, 2009
The Funny Car Tub was converted from Garage Art to cash!
A little internet horse tradin paid of for everybody. Mike and Doug came down from the Windy City to pick it up.
Its going to be turned into a Motorcyle eng powered Lil Funny Car.
I'll put up some pics after Mike sends them my way.
Now to sell some more stuff to fatten up the account for getting the Speedwagen shop back in oeder.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Here is the latest addition to the SPEEDWAGEN collection of homeless race car parts.
I picked this up for the "monkey cage" for the the Bonneville car, but I Have determined the tubing is to thin for the SCTA rules for 4130 tubing.
So, Garage Art it is!---anybody want a funny car starter kit.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This is a T Roadster that was built in the 60's, with a Watson style Indy Roadster front nose. This might be a good use for the 27 T body that is perched on the trailer out back. I can't decide what kind of drive train to put in it.
Here is a quick photoshop rendering of the idea
This is a similar car from Cincinnati
Then there are a couple of old chevy trucks that are keeping each other company.
The Red Truck is a stock 53 1/2 ton, and the Brown Truck is a 48 Panel
The Panel has been in our stable of sleds for over 30 years.
And Bugzilla has had it's eyes on the Bonneville Subaru Motor...
And right in the middle of my procrastination, I have been thinking about Electric Cars..I need help, somebody come check me in.
OOPS, I almost forgot about the VW Funny car body thats eatin up space.
Now that could be interesting!
Now what do I offer for desert ?
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
My Grandaughter Elise thought we should take Bugzilla to the Annual Fathers Day car show in the local park. She is a big fan of Bugzilla, just like her Mommy Jaime.
We busted Bugzilla, the SPEEDWAEN Flagship out of Moth Balls for the event.
It's been a couple of years since the ole sled has seen daylight, but it fired right up!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There is more than Corn in Indiana---------
Since 1909 motor heads have been coming to Newport Indiana to take a shot at the "HILL" that is in the heart of the rural Indiana town. The increasingly steep hill was the test of machine and driver in the early days of automobiles in Indiana. Even The Chevrolet Brothers came here to take on the challenge.
An annual event is held in October for a hillclimb competion of antique cars, trucks and motorcycles.
The town fills up for a weekend of hillclimbs, flea markets, a parade, a car show around in the side streets---and all the good food and drink that you can stand.
The SPEEDWAGEN crew motored over this weekend to Newport to hang around with some of our old friends at the Hillclimb.
My Grandpaw ran his Whippet Automobile on the "HILL" in the 1930's, and it is strange to look up the same hill that he did----except a life time latter.
When the GOODGUYS turned their nose up at VW's, This is our alternative Window Sticker Graphic for their happy little yellow sticker
Low-Gun Miller's street sweeper at the front door
These Funny car pics are food for thought. There is an old Funny car body hangin' around at the shop. It just may turn into a "Street Fighter" someday.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
My friend Verne Trester sold programs there when he was a little kid, and this restored race car the "Black Deuce" was the car that his hero Bobby Grim took many a checkered flag in.
I grew up hearing my Grandad telling about the races at Jungle Park, and every time I go there I enjoy thinking about the fact that we were at the same place--just 60 plus years apart.
This is a Video of some of the old rides taking a lap on the old race course