The 1994 Street Machine Nationals was held in a small country town in south central Illinois, named Du Quoin. It’s about as far from any big center of population as you can get. In fact, getting there is a trip unto itself.
Looking back on my
Looking back at how fast Northwest doorslammers were, it’s apparent that things started to get serious in the mid 90s. In fact it was the Canadian contingent who outpaced their American rivals for a few years. You didn’t read much about that in the magazines.
The 1955 Indianapolis 500 played a pivotal role in that tragic season. In the second paragraph of “Against Death and Time” - Brock Yates’ novel about that brutal season begins with an encounter between the narrator and a character who happened to be a photographer:
A friend of ours got a phone call from an attorney recently. The attorney said “This person died and left you all of their drag racing memorabilia.” We have never received such a phone call but our friend was kind enough to share them with
Vintage American Truck Ads are a throwback to yesteryear, a place dear to our hearts and one of the hottest markets in the classic car and hot rodding segment. But back in the 1930s through the 70s, these trucks were the workhorses of their day.
Vintage Northwest Oval Track Racing has a decorated past and our agent Larry Pfister was in the middle of the scene, photographing many races in the 70s through the 90s. In this photo essay, he walks us through his experiences.
"Northwest oval track racing is where
Steve Coonan, the owner and publisher of The Rodder’s Journal, single-handedly changed the look of hot rod photography in the 80s and 90s. While most magazines back then were stacking up feature shoots at car shows in broad daylight (as many as ten per day),
Tom Medley, who joined Hot Rod magazine on its second issue in February 1948, is best known for his whimsical and mischievous cartoon character Stroker McGurk. Considering that TMed joined HRM as “humor editor,” it makes sense that generating laughs was his primary responsibility.
Today, fuel injection is as common as cup holders and airbags, another take-it-for-granted advance that makes the modern automobile fuel efficient, environmentally clean, and easy to drive. There’s a reason that in the mid-1980s fuel injection knocked carburetors’ off the top rung of the fuel
Of the many groups, I got to hang with and photograph, without-a-doubt, the wildest and craziest were members of the Fraser Valley Drag Boat Association.
Based out of Mission Raceway in the 1980s, well before the drag strip was completed, this small group of competitors put