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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Early Hot Rod Footage

The Hot Rods of the Dry Lakes Era blog recently posted this neat film clip.  It is from a 1950 release called Hot Rod, and the footage below is from a 1946 Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) event.  The SCTA is the group that organizes top speed time trials, including those at the Bonneville Salt Flats.  The video provides an interesting look into the early days of hot rodding.

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