Safety equipment was minimal, the pits were dirt, and the grills were constantly aflame. A recent photo essay on Native Customs looks at the drag racing scene in one small town in Brazil, which reminded the author a lot of what drag racing once looked like here in the States.
* Antiques Roadshow recently evaluated a prototype Hot Wheels bay-window Volkswagen Bus and declared it to be worth as much as $150,000. Ronan at Ran When Parked has more on the story.
* Influx’s Luke Edwards this week took a look at the career of GM designer Chuck Jordan and the cars he designed.
* To sat the Spanish love the SEAT 600 is a bit of an understatement, as James Kraus of Auto Universum pointed out in his article this week on the public art devoted to the car.