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* It’s been far too long since we checked in on our friends at BigLorryBlog, and what do we see up there this week but this fascinating Fageol-like mystery truck? The submitter claims it’s a McCullough Road King, which rings no bells with Brian, his commenters, or with us. Could it have been something Robert Paxton McCulloch had built?
* I’d read about indoor drag racing events in the Chicago area before, but never seen any good pictures of said events until StreetLegalTV recently posted up a few with some information about the event. Wonder what Wally parks had to say about it?
UPDATE (10.November 2010): Didn’t realize iowahawk had a little writeup on the indoor drags back in 2008.
* Earlier this year Jim Shepherd posted a tribute to the Slagle & Heap Phoenix land-speed racing truck, originally a 1943 International K-7 dump truck. Very neat to see its transformation from weedgathering abandoned truck into a 272 MPH streamliner. (via)
* Raymond Russell may have been beat to the punch in developing a hydraulic drive system for an automobile. Over at Bolly Blog, John Kapunda posted the text of a story from the October 1950 Australian Monthly Motor Manual noting that Raymond Moore of Melbourne had been working on his hydraulic transmission since 1938.
* Finally, the original 1955 production of “The Fast and the Furious,” in its entirety. (via)