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, December 11, 2013

Perfect Car For Burnouts

Thanks to Boing Boing for posting this item about a reproduction of a 1947 "Zippomobile."  According to the post, Joe Griffin of right here in Memphis, Tennessee, recreated this "productmobile" (e.g. Oscar Meyer Wienermobile or Hershey's Kissmobile) without any plans of the originals, using only photos and a 1947 Chrysler New Yorker Saratoga. 

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