TIME FOR CAR GUYS TO HUNKER DOWN IN THE GARAGE AND WORK SOME MAGIC
Sure we mourn the loss of summer, but we also celebrate the impending arrival of winter with some very glad tidings: car guys now have several months of quality garage time ahead of them.
The winter season is a time when projects and dreams begin in millions of garages.
MSCC TIME CAPSULE:A BLAST OF FRESH AIR FROM THE PAST-THE TURBINE INDY CAR
Andy Granatelli was a controversial automotive figure in the late 60s. He challenged the conventional internal combustion engine philosophy in racing with his turbine engine Indy car.
He nearly won the 1967 and 68 Indy 500's with his turbine cars.
MSCC TIME CAPSULE-HOT ROD COMICS INSPIRED A WHOLE GENERATION OF CAR GUYS
Hot rod comics were a fixture for kids back in the 1960s and 70s.They were a gateway to a world that we could only imagine-full of hot cars and hot babes.
These comics weren't inked by the first stringers who penned Superman or Daredevil but the little car dramas on paper were absolute gold for kids who knew what 3 deuces or fuelies meant.
They were a gateway to a kinder, gentler era.
MSCC TIME CAPSULE:A COSMICALLY FAR-OUT PSYCHO-DERMIC HIPPY MUFFLER AD FROM 1970
I read this muffler ad from a 1970 car magazine and almost needed a translator for the opening line-
"If your bag is leaving 'em all alone baby... Arvin has a goodie for you that steps up your go-power..."
TIME CAPSULE:A WILD IDEA FROM DETROIT'S PAST: THE FIFTH WHEEL THUNDERBIRD
A famous American automotive design firm named Marcks-Hazelquist-Powers was a significant player in the look of Detroit's finest from the past. They were creative and definitely thought outside of the box when it came to innovation.
A 1968 Motor Trend article captured the spirit of this firm when they revealed a design concept that turned a Ford Thunderbird into a 5th wheel hauler.
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