The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, December 27, 2010

1939 Lincoln Zephyr V-12

Although I recognize the merit of certain Ford vehicles in history, I am not a big Ford enthusiast.  I have often said that, in my family, a "foreign car" meant something not built by GM.  That being said, I have always liked the Lincoln Zephyrs of the late 1930's.  Modern Mechanix posted this ad for a V-12 Zephyr from the April 1939 issue of National Geographic

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