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A Driverless ’48 Lincoln in the desert? Science Fiction Theater’s Episode of The Phantom Car!

In 1955-1957 there was a show on American Television called; Science Fiction Theater. The show was produced by the same folks that brought you the original Highway Patrol series; ZIV productions. Both shows were produced simultaneously. SFT was a weekly anthology series hosted by Truman Bradley, who had been a newscaster and announcer in radio… Read more »

Korris Kars; The Poor Boy’s Promotional Model

            In 1965 the door to a Southern California “Five and Dime” store called TG&Y swung open and a mother and her two youngest children filed in. She headed to the sewing notions department. The young boy and his kid sister naturally balked at the prospect and so were granted freedom to peruse the toy… Read more »

Customizing Famous Custom Cars

Besides writing and illustrating my Hot Rod Bunny books I’ve provided artwork for magazines and industry. For decades I was a contributing writer for various car magazines and the model car magazines such as; Scale Auto and Model Cars, let me get away with all sorts of weird stuff. As long as there was a… Read more »

A Day At The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

Last September I had the opportunity to attend the big Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg club meet in Auburn Indiana. The show and swap meet centered around the old down-town and the ACD museum at the old factory. It happens once a year and is the biggest meeting of these rare cars. As a kid I was told about… Read more »

The Revell “Let’s Take A Trip” Model Kit

  If you’re like me your probably saying to yourself, “I don’t remember that TV program”! It was hosted by a man named Irwin “Sonny” Fox on Sunday mornings and was a CBS kids news magazine where the host and two kids would experience locations around NYC and the US. It aired from 1955 to… Read more »

There’s a MoPar in my Cereal!

We all know that toys have been found in cereal boxes since at least 1910. Toy cars have been a part of the many different premiums that the cereal companies have baited consumers with over the years. The mid-century toys are my favorites. In about ’51 or ’52 Wheaties offered a free auto emblem in… Read more »

Some Very Cool Old Car Survivors

Over the years I have taken many photos of old cars and junkers. The most interesting ones are the survivors that still run and are being driven, if only to cars shows but still road worthy. At the Grand National Roadster Show 2015 there were a few really neat cars that had apparently survived somehow… Read more »