EVEN OUT HERE IN AUSTARLIA I WAS A FULLY SMITTEN FAN, EVERY SUNDAY ON ONE OF THE TWO AVAILABLE T.V CHANNELS IN THE MID/LATE 60'S THEY WOULD RUN THE PREVIOUS WEEK'S NASCAR HIGHLIGHTS AND I'D SIT THERE WITH DAD BEFORE LUNCH WATCHING IT, DREAMING I WAS KING DICK, ANY ONE OF THEM WOULD'VE DONE ME JUST FINE, TRUTH BE KNOWN . . .
ANYWAY, TO THIS DAY, OUTSIDE OF THE BATHURST 1000, IT'S STILL MY PREFERRED FORM OF CAR RACING . . . WHEN INDY CARS FIRST CAME TO THE GOLD COAST [YAWN . . ], THE NASCARS WERE ALWAYS THE CROWNING GLORY FOR ME, FROM NEARLY A KILOMETRE AWAY WHERE I LIVE YOU COULD HEAR THOSE SNARLING, BRAWLING BEASTS MAKING THEIR WAY AROUND THE TRACK, IT WAS UN FUCKING REAL ACTUALLY BEING TRACKSIDE WATCHING IT IN THE FLESH !!!
I was initially trawling around for some decent footage of #43 . . . and we all know who's number that is, then I stumbled onto this short but oh so sweet half minute clip of one ot the mid 60's hardest competitors cars, Fred Lorenzen's 1966 Galaxie in all it's unadulterated, cock throbbing glory. This hornbag 'Stocker', [that's a relative term, ha ha ha], has been left unmolested and lavished with love for the past forty five years, still with the legit Holman and Moody 427 big block in obviously fine fettle.
TO MY EYES, EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT BLUE WITH A PLYMOUTH OR DODGE BADGE ON IT, IT LOOKS FRIGGIN IMMACULATE, THE STEELIES, DIRTY GREAT SIDE EXITING PIPES, THE REAR PANELS PUMPED OUT LIKE A YOUNG ARNIE IN A SMALL TEE SHIRT . . . . AND THEN, THEN THERE'S THE SOUND WHEN THEY FIRE IT UP . . . IF ANYBODY RECKONS THAT DOESN'T SOUND FUCKING TOUGH, I'LL EAT SHIT FOR A MONTH !!!!!
***** Come on, I know you want to, click on the post title, turn the volume up to 'bleed' and watch this old girl snarl, thanks to 'LOOKATMATTSCAR' for the brief but bewdiful footage, get it on !!!