Posts Tagged ‘Women and Cars’

Don’t listen to him! Trust me girls, we can get 142 bhp @ 7,600 rpm out of this V8 ’60’ Flattie on methanol!…

The chief mechanic trying to reassure her team she can take on Doug Whiteford’s Ford V8 Special ‘Black Bess’ post-war with a combination of Edelbrock manifold, two Stromberg 2-barrel carbs, Offy heads, Jahns pistons to suit the .030 overbore, a Claysmith crank and Isky cam. Not to forget the hand fabricated extractors.

The first shot was taken during World War 2 at Ford’s Geelong factory in Victoria, Australia. The ladies of the Womens Emergency League, VAD Transport Services and Red Cross are learning how to maintain a Ford V8.

I am interested to know exactly which variant of the venerable Ford Flathead V8 this is, and the car to which it is fitted!

Henry Ford and his ‘flathead’ V8 creation in 1932 (FoMoCo)

Credit…

State Libraries of Victoria/South Australia, FoMoCo

Tailpiece: Doug Whiteford’s ‘Black Bess’ leads the ‘Woodside Handicap’ at Woodside, South Australia on 10 October 1949…

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Click here for an article about Doug Whiteford’s 1950 Australian Grand Prix winning Ford V8 Spl ‘Black Bess’;

https://primotipo.com/2015/05/05/doug-whiteford-black-bess-woodside-south-australia-1949/

Finito…

Mountain Women…

Posted: October 2, 2016 in Compound curvature, Fotos
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A couple of young fillies making good their Bugatti, at least I think it may be a Bug but it’s no more than a guess…

Another magazine shoot by Heinz von Perckhammer whose photographic speciality was mainly nudes, nice work it is too. Google away.

This series of photos was published in issue 14 of  ‘Sieben Tage’ in 1935. There are no caption details about date, place, car or models names sadly, all input in relation thereto gratefully received.

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Credits…

Heinz von Perckhammer

Tailpiece…

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Photographers Jean-Claude Deutsch and Patrick Jarnoux display a fine eye for form, fashion, flesh and finery. French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, 4 July 1971…

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Credits…

Jean Claude Deutsch and Patrick Jarnoux

Tailpiece: And a nice tail it is…

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It doesn’t look very comfy, and the young gal lacks ‘padding’ for Avus’ rough surface, but ’tis rather a becoming shot…

Credit…

Gert Kreutschmann

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What a shot! A fashion shot I guess. The lady and her Adler Trumpf Junior was originally published in ‘Die Koralle’ magazine in 1937, no details of exact location or loco sadly…

Credit…

Heinz von Perckhammer