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Last Call- Ice, Ice, Baby Edition

Robert Emslie September 17, 2014 Last Call

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I don’t know about where you live, but here in my neck of the ready-to-spontaneously-combust woods, it’s been pretty freakin’ hot the last few days. I mean like triple digits, I don’t blame you for walking around naked, kind of hot. If you’re suffering the heat like I am, perhaps you will also – like me – appreciate the coolness, both in apparent temperature and in inadvertent art form, of these frost tendrils that appeared on the T-tops of this Nissan 300ZX. I’m feeling cooler already.

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Last Call- Ready for Launch Edition

Robert Emslie September 16, 2014 Last Call

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Todd McLellan takes beautiful photographs of motorcycles. This image is a from a series taken both in side view and, as seen above, from top-down. That’s a rarely captured view, giving the bike the appearance of a rocket on the pad, and lends a totally different angle on a bike’s beauty. There’s something else about this particular bike that’s extremely different, can you guess what it is? The answer is here.

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Last Call- Throttle Stompers Edition

Robert Emslie September 15, 2014 Last Call

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Groucho Marx famously averred that he’d never join any club that would have him as a member. Marx was never – to the best of my knowledge – a member of the Throttle Stompers, or any other car club. It was his brother, Harpo who was lured to cars and racing.

The Throttle Stompers however did have a few notables among their ranks, including Dean Batchelor, Neil Emory, and Bill Faris, mainstays of the nascent So Cal Hot Rod scene. This 1952 shot is from the Pomona Strip, and shows a Throttle Stomper’s car, with the cast metal club plate hanging below the bumper.

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Last Call- Conjoined Twin Edition

Robert Emslie September 12, 2014 Last Call

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BMW is known for its engines. When it comes to cars, the German company is probably best known for its string of muscular and smooth inline six cylinder motors. When the conversation turns to two wheels, thoughts most likely shift to the horizontal twin – a BMW staple since the 1920s. Not only is the venerable boxer a long-serving icon of BMW’s two-wheel endeavors, but when stripped of its frame, forks and all other elements of the base bike, it’s also quite beautiful on its own.

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Last Call- Kidnap King Edition

Robert Emslie September 11, 2014 Last Call

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This is the cover illustration for the July 1965 edition of For Men Only. It serves to tantalize the story entitled The Kidnap King of the Berlin Wall, by Hank Hennessey. It’s an amazing painting, fully capturing the kinetic spectacle of a Mercedes w111 Fintail at speed, and the expansive arc of its rear door. It’s also a good reminder for the ladies to always wear clean underwear.

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Last Call- Bruce McCall Edition

Robert Emslie September 10, 2014 Last Call

Bruce McCall

Bruce McCall is a Canadian illustrator whose work has been most frequently featured in the New Yorker magazine. McCall specializes in a subject that he calls faux nostalgia, or a make believe future-past. This is an example of his work from 1985, a car of the faux future where everyone is plugged in and online – with the notable exception of the cat – in their own little worlds. It may be fantasy, but there’s a lot of truth to the concept. Seriously though, who wouldn’t want their car to give them a Hiway Haircut?

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Last Call- Hot Hog Lincoln Edition

Robert Emslie September 9, 2014 Last Call

MOTORCYCLE-LINCON-V12Dale Olsen builds motorcycles. Quite a few of the bikes he builds feature automotive V8s. This one takes that concept and kicks it up a notch… or four. Yes, that’s a flathead V12, late of a Lincoln Zephyr, under what is arguably the biggest bike gas tank you’ve ever seen.

On the V8 bikes he has built, Olsen usually puts the radiator in the front of the mill. This V12 is too big for that so there’s a pair of heat exchangers built into the saddlebags in back, one per side. The bike has been around for a while, and he’s built more since, but it’s still quite the impressive sight.

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Last Call- Take a Trip on the RTA Edition

Robert Emslie September 8, 2014 Last Call

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Man, Plymouth sure did embrace the psychedelic freakout in its advertising back in the late ’60s and early ’70s. This print ad for the 1969 Hemi ‘Cuda shows the car in an exaggerated animated form with the hood scoop turned into an anamorphic nose and the lights to ray guns, possibly vaporizing pretenders in its path. This was just one of the crazy ads that hawked Plymouth’s Rapid Transit System cars during the Nixon era. Some of the others were even more out there, with R. Crumb style drawings and even more drug-haze caricatures. These trippy ads kind of make you wish Plymouth was still around today.

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Last Call- Ghost in the Machine Edition

Robert Emslie September 5, 2014 Last Call

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Race cars are machines made up of thousands of bits and pieces all intended to strive for one single goal, to win the race. Most often those parts are invisible, draped in a thin veneer of bodywork to cheat the wind. This awesome pencil drawing lays that musculature bare, showing in X-ray fashion the machinery beneath that body. It’s pretty impressive, and I’m ashamed to admit that I can’t place the car. Do you have an idea of what this may be?

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Last Call- Panzer Pantoffeln Edition

Robert Emslie September 4, 2014 Last Call

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Whether you’re planning on occupying Dunkirk or just the den, these Panzer slippers should get the job done. Of course I’d prefer mine to be Sherman Shoes.

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