One of the side effects of the Second World War was women having to take up roles in previously male-dominated roles. Prior to the war, most American women were resigned to household duties or, for those fortunate enough to be out in the working world, desk jobs and other such roles deemed appropriate for ourContinue reading “The Feminine Touch: GM’s Damsels of Design”
What happens when you let a bunch of (male) Chrysler designers loose with a crazy brief to design a car specifically for women? Well, they chuck a tin of pink paint and beauty accessories at it of course. Enter the Dodge La Femme. After the end of World War 2, America was going through aContinue reading “The Dodge La Femme: The Car Designed for Women… by Men”
After a long winter of upgrades, bad weather and not seeing your Santa Pod family, all that a drag racer is hankering for is that first meeting of the season. Pair that with a global pandemic meaning you only saw two meetings the previous year and some of the most miserable weather for the lastContinue reading “VW Breakout 2021 Writeup”
Playboy: a phrase coined in the 20th century to describe a wealthy man with ample time for leisure and who often enjoys the company of women. For this reason, those who follow the playboy lifestyle often surround themselves with expensive, beautiful luxuries, such as cars. The most famous (or infamous, you decide) playboy is ofContinue reading “Think Pink: The Playmate of the Year Cars 1964-1975”
I, like many others who partake in any way in our sport, was saddened to hear of the passing of Dennis Priddle last week on 28th April 2021. He was 75, and passed away due to breathing complications following a fall. I doubt that many people who are on the British drag racing scene haven’tContinue reading “Celebrating the life of a British Drag Racing Legend: Dennis Priddle”
Like many history (and car) geeks I spend my time trawling the internet looking for original drag racing and hot rod photos. There’s nothing quite like the nostalgia conjured up looking back on evidence of the glory days of our hobby. Imagine my surprise, then, when I stumbled upon an advert for ‘Screamin’ Alley Raceway’.Continue reading “The Isle of Thanet’s Forgotten Drag Strip: Screamin’ Alley Raceway”
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