MOTOR Austin

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Sebastian Vettel on Congress Avenue Downtown

By: motoraustin 11/13/2014 3:09:56 PM

Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Sebastian Vettel 'marked' the beginning of Formula One week on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, Texas! more...

Congress Auto Parts

By: motoraustin 10/20/2013 8:11:57 PM

Bill Winkley, and his race car along with his pit crew out in front of his Auto Part/Salvage store at 508 South Congress. more...

Official Pace Car Turbo-Trans AM 22nd Daytona 500 Mile Race

By: motoraustin 10/6/2011 7:54:33 PM

turbo trans am Pace Car

The crazy stuff you run across during Texas road trips! One of a few Official Turbo-Trans AM Pace Cars commemorating the 22nd Daytona 500 Mile Race.

Wish I had more time to add details to this, so, more to come...

See the details here:

Photo Copyright James Wilder, MOTOR Austin. Do not use without permission.

Austin Raceway Park Photos

By: motoraustin 10/3/2011 8:11:47 PM


Amazingly to me, less than five people have donated old hot rod photos to MOTOR Austin over the years. So it is all the more appreciated when we find new photos!

This photo was taken at Austin Raceway Park in April 1967.

Raced by Ray Capps from Dallas, Texas. Powered by a 426 cubic inch Chrysler Hemi.

Photo used with permission by copyright holder.

See more photos in the Gallery...

Speed Specialists Willys Gasser - Austin Texas Circa 1962

By: motoraustin 7/26/2011 10:48:55 PM

"Don Govro owned the Speed Specialists Willys. In 1962 he ran B/Gas with a modified 327 sbc and four speed. When he ran A/Gas it had a modified 409 with a B&M Hydro best time of 136 mph. The Willys was a 1942."

The photo was taken in 1962 at the Six Flags Dragway in Victoria, Texas.

Thanks to Lawrence for the photos!

All the best,
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