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, November 16, 2011

Stout Scarab 1935

Years ago, I once saw a Stout Scarab in the flesh/sheetmetal, and I thought it was one of the coolest vehicles ever built.  In fact, I am little surprised to find that I have not posted about it before, but I can find no previous reference to it on the SSS.  Allow me to correct that oversight with this article from the June 1935 issue of Science & Mechanics, posted on Modern Mechanix, which describes the car's many advanced features.

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