Category Archives: 1950s

1958 Ford Thames Trader: Newsreel/Advertisement

This post was originally written for and appeared here, at hooniverse.com. This film, posted to Youtube by the Ford Heritage Museum, details a rare trip with rare meat from London to Paris by truck.  The goal was to pimp the … Continue reading

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Quick Hitter: Le Rat Rod Edition

Take a dash of Finnish creativity, a scosche of old French styling, and a few sprinkles of rockabilly kulture and what do you get?  A rat rod Citroën 2CV.  Je veux.

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Fat Christine: 1952 Buick Small Block Chevrolet Swap

This post was originally written for, and appeared here, at Hooniverse.com. Here at Hooniverse, we advocate “doing stuff” with cars.  Whether it is a day at the track, a gathering at a coffee shop, a roadie, or just working in … Continue reading

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Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes Of San Francisco – Archival Footage

This film is a bit of a departure for Need That Car, as it is more historical than automotive, but don’t worry, there are a ton of cars to glance as the film rolls along. Rick Prelinger has spent countless … Continue reading

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Custom Ford Truck…Thing

I saw this custom truck at a local car show two years ago.  It has had some amazing metal work done to it.  It appears to be loosely based on a 1956 Ford.  All I could think of was that … Continue reading

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Within a Mile of Home: Scrap Yard Photoshoot

I have intended to shoot this building and yard for some time now.  It is quite a collection of old cars, old buildings, old work trucks, and plain old stuff. Click through for many more shots.

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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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