Immediately following the end of WWII, and ending with the beginning of the Korean Police Action, there was some crazy futuristic shit put out by a metals company called Bohn. Check out what they saw the future to be back in the late Forties. Some of it did come to fruition. Click on a thumbnail below to see the full size version. With some browsers, you have to right-click and open in a new browser.
Dozens of WWII Era posters of Automakers proudly telling the public what they’ve been assigned to do for the War Effort. Click the thumbnail to see the larger version. Some browsers require you right-click and open in a new browser page. Germany was doing the same and I included a couple of their posters as a comparison.
Is when a baby gets the Death Penalty for the actions of someone else.
Beautiful Drawings of late Fifties Mopars
Drawings og huge machinery that wouldn’t, couldn’t and didn’t happen.
Ever since the came out, I’ve been in love with the 60 Plymouth. Below is a little 60 Plymouth art.
It was the most economical way to travel then, but not real fast or reliable. Below are some examples of the various decades.
Behold the Mopar Cop Cars of the 50s and 60s. Eight examples of the art Mopar used to sway the buyers of cop cars.
These have been my favorite cars for decades, and someday I hope to have a nice 2dr.
Some kool Body by Fisher” artwork of late 50’s finned cars taking flight.
If You Like Your Baby — You Can Keep Your Baby
A gun is much less likely to be used in a crime than a Democrat Senator.
About 20 years ago I bought the domain name of OldHippie.com off the original owner of the domain. For years it was a very popular Vbulletin board, with many members discussing virtually every topic. In the last few years, I’ve not done a good job of doing the site justice with my time. Last month I closed the site.
The domain name is valuable so I’ll continue to register it for the rest of my life (and then some as I renew 10 years at a time), or until someone makes me an offer I can’t refuse. Feel free to email me a reasonable offer at davetheoldhippie @ gmail.com.
I also have a Vbulletin 5 Connect license for the site. I also have my own high performance dedicated service I can host a site on for you.
This 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is as picked up from the factory. In 2009, “Connected Racers” applied to be able to buy the 100 Drag Paks built for 2009 to compete in NHRA’s Stock and Super Stock Indexes. I got #42, which is a grey interior 6.1 set up for stick shift.
Everytime one of these pops up for sale, a lot of ignorance winds up being posted. These cars are not streetable, they have a part number instead of a VIN, and when you pick up from the factory — you still have to complete the car to race in the Class/Index you want.
Below are a couple of links that might save those who don’t know what the car is a Hell of a lot of embarrassment when they start proclaiming their ignorance in posts.
“Many of you have seen Leah Pritchett’s Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, decked out with Demon themed graphics. However, many people think that particular car was from the latest batch of 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak models. However, the car she runs is actually the very first 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak ever built.
Nicknamed “El Bandito” the car started life as a 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak equipped with the 6.1-liter HEMI package. In fact, there were three engine choices for the 2009 Drag Pak edition. 6.1-liter or 5.7-liter HEMI or 5.9-liter Magnum® Wedge—as well as manual or automatic transmission choices.”
I bought this car as an investment in 2009, and put into a bubble for 25 years. 10 years later my goals have changed and I’m in the process of selling off my car collection. I offer For Sale Drag Pac 42 for the exact $42,000 that I have in it — and will throw in the bubble. Click the below thumbnails to see the full size version. In some browsers you have to right-click the photo and open.
Money in the bank. Keep in bubble for another 10 years.
- B5 Blue
- White Bucket Seat Interior
- 4-Speed in a Console
- V-Code 6BBL (6-Pack in Dodge Speak)
- 0 Miles since HemiTyme Restorations performed it’s Rotisserie Restoration
- A few modifications from stock – all of which are reversible
Click on a gallery photo below to see full size. Some browsers may require you to right-click and open. From the 10th Row down — you will see a mixture of photos from before (car was solid and the restorer wanted to know why I wanted to restore it) and during the installation.
I bought the car in 2003 and immediately dropped off with Ken Pressley at Hemityme Restorations. Ken (now retired) restored nothing but show winning Winged cars. At the time I also had a Petty Blue Superbird and a Green Daytona in line at Ken’s shop. There were a total 5 Superbirds ahead of this car for restoration, and I knew then it would be close to ten years before I got it back.
I liked this better than the Petty Blue V-Code 4-speed, so I decided I’d sell the Petty Blue and make this my driver. MAin reason was the rarity of this combination vs. the Petty Blue which was Hemi Orange until 1973 and the block being a factory replacement.
So I took a couple of liberties with this car to make it the fastest factory stock looking (to the average person — not you experts out there) Superbird. The original block was precision machined. The factory heads ported. The factory intake gasket match. The rotating billet stroker to 493CI. TTI Ceramic coated headers route exhaust gasses to 2.5″ factory appearing exhaust. The Radiator is aluminum painted black to fool the average eye. The clutch system is McLeod. All of this can be restored back to stock should you desire.
When the car was finished (better than ten years later), Ken took it for long ride to find and repair anything missed, detailed the car and I picked up to take back home to Texas. When home I drained the gas and put in a bubble — as my life had changed over the previous decade and I was no longer interested in having the car as a driver.
About four months ago I had someone claiming to be interested in buying — so I put in a couple of gallons of gas with stabilizer in the tank, changed the oil, rebuilt the front carb that leaked when I started. The prospective buyer liked the car — but not enough for us to come close to my price. As such I put back in the bubble and take out once a month to start — then back in.
Now I’m at the point in my life (mid-sixties) where I want to make life a little more simpler, and I’m selling most of my 31 car/truck/motorcycle collection. I feel certain that this car is the nicest Superbird available — and that the investment market on this car will skyrocket in the next recession as a hedge against cask and the stock market. Sadly, I’ll need to part company to this car and many others before then.
I’m Asking $220,000
Email me at DaveTheOldHippie @ Gmail.com if you’re interested, or forward to someone you think may be interested. Delivery can be arranged.