Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Story of Ab Jenkins – Boys of Bonneville Trailer

Owner of dozens of land speed records, Ab Jenkins was the famed driver of the Mormon Meteor.  He was also the Mayor of Salt Lake City from 1940-1944.  Amazingly, he set 21 speed records while in office.  The 2011 film, … Continue reading

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More Scootmobiles: The Scootacar

A commercially available scootmobile was the Scootacar. Although, it was only commercially available if you happened to live in the U.K. in the late 1950s. Scoot through with a click.

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Video: 1955 24 Hours of LeMans Tragedy

The single worst auto racing accident of all time occured in the 1955 24 Hours of LeMans.  An incredible 83 spectators, plus one driver were killed.  Another 120 people were injured.  Click through for the original Pathe News (British) newsreel … Continue reading

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Scootmobile – Wait, What?

Born of neccessity, the scootmobile was a miniature automotive movement of the 1940s.  WWII had seen severe rationing of gasoline and people were finding efficient alternatives to ordinary automobiles. This is one of the more attractive examples. Click for more.

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Need That Car – Name That Car

Many touches of auto design from days gone by have faded away over the decades.  One of which was the iconic hood emblem.  What better way to brighten up an otherwise dull hood than a flying chrome nymph? Click it … Continue reading

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Project Turbo Arrow: NTC’s Build Thread

Need That Car has a new project.  Actually, it’s two projects in one.  The first part of the project is a 1980 Plymouth Arrow.  The truck itself was featured in an earlier post and, well, it just stole my heart.  … Continue reading

Posted in Custom, Gems from the Dark Years (1971-1987), Items of Interest (Not for sale), Japanese, Mini Trucks, Turbo Arrow | 7 Comments

Weekly Wagon: 1963 Mercury Colony Park

Need That Car loves station wagons.  This 1963 Mercury Colony Park marks the first of a weekly series devoted to the station wagon.  Perhaps this particular wagon is not the most auspicious beginning for a weekly series, but station wagons … Continue reading

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