A blog about all kinds of vintage technology from simple mechanisms of the late 1800s through electronics and robotics of the 1980s. Many posts will be typecast and some will be off topic bits from everyday life. The blog will wander and meander with my quasi-evolving and ever changing interests.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Hot Rod Motorhead Edition
It's Labor Day weekend and that means it's time for the annual Goodguy's car show at the Kansas Speedway.
Over the years, my tastes have shifted from being a vintage car purist to having an appreciation of rat rods and hot customs. The rat rods are progressively becoming more extreme to the point where they are true Frankencars. The best ones today sat mere inches from the ground.
My favorite custom was a slavish reproduction of the Truckster from National Lampoon's Family Vacation.
Presented in no particular order, here are my favorite vehicles and motors of the day:
This sucker dynos at 760 HP
The perfectly rendered Family Truckster. You can almost smell the despair.