Saturday, May 19, 2018

It might be legit, but, I find it hard to believe that it would be in this good of shape after all these years





Lions closed in December of 72... http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-0273-lions-drag-strip-last-race/  so while it's possible that this is legit, I doubt that the paint would be in this good of condition 46 years later

It looks cool as hell though. 

check out this cool streamliner transporting rig!



to move the racing streamliner around from the end of the run to the pits to the starting line, this is one crazy cool rigged for shade transporter.

powered by a Suzuki motorcycle engine on the near side, and with racing bucket seats on both sides. 

Team McLeish Bros brought another long, low, and extended unusual car to El Mirage





last time I was at El Mirage they were racing a Triumph GT6  http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2013/05/spitfire-lsr-team-mcleish-brothers-gt6.html

I didn't get a chance to see this open up and unfold, but the back looks like a mobile workshop/ viewing the races platform



perfectly aged wagon


cool little scooter at El Mirage




cool late 40s delivery van mounted on top of a semi rig and crafted to look like a COE




the Hop Up T






there weren't many cars at El Mirage today. No idea why, the temp was 72 at 11 am, the lakebed was like polished concrete, and there was very little dust






an Olds Omega


Why not? It's built for GM parts, and was probably a free car. 

cool old GMC truck and camper that expands vertically




a couple innovative things I came across at El Mirage today


What can you say, the use of old tractor tires as fenders? Beats using them as lawn planters for flowers



using a adjustable aluminum crutch for adjustable height is clever

Princess carriage rentals, Disney theme park

Looks like the hippie generation left a bus behind to show they'd been here


Kim found this in his travelling through Colorado, it is an International Harvester

http://mz-across-usa.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-sleet-and-two-stroke-guys.html

camping model Ts, one with Trublpruf tires. Thanks Eddie!


I don't remember seeing Trublpruf tires on a model T before, I found out about them from Shorpy years ago http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2009/01/trublpruf-tires-by-lambert.html


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/187611.html?1297200696

I just learned that there are some interesting cracks in the center of El Mirage, about a foot deep and a foot wide. They are under the spectator parking area, no big deal