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Monday, August 28, 2017

1940's Hot Rod Footage

According to Vintage Everyday, the above film shows hot rods at a southern California race track in the 1940's.  I'm going to hazard a guess that this footage was from the late 1940's, since fuel, oil and rubber would have been severely rationed during World War II.  I like how several of the cars get into drifts apparently just to avoid the camera vehicle.

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