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The Born Losers

What more could you want from a film? Super-stylized hippies and bikers, great 60s cars, rat bikes and Billy Jack! This was Tom Laughlin’s first appearance as Billy Jack, that sage, wandering, half-Indian, Vietnam War vet. Our very own B movie version of Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. Despite the violent exploitation, martial arts and corny dialogue, the story […]

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Flat Tracking: Then and Now

Flat Track 1970’s at Ascot Park Peoria TT Hotshoe, 2009 Hitting that jump at an angle doing 80-90mph is no joke!

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The Black Cat (1934)

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, Starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi!

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60s Triumph Gettin’ Some Air

My friends father gettin’ some air. Probably around 1965. Looks like maybe a Triumph T120.

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RIP Tura

A sad day. On February 4th, we lost Tura Satana. Most famous for her role as Varla in Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, she was a true American icon. As the buxom, explosively violent Varla, she was the leader of her gang of super sexy go-go dancers who would put down anyone that crossed them. All the while tooling around in some great cars. After breaking the neck of the owner, Varla commandeers his Porsche 356, with the blond bombshell Billie in a 1959 TR3 and Rosie bringing up the rear in a 1960 MGA. Just a fantastic film. John Waters once said of “Faster, Pussycat”:  It’s ”the best movie ever made, and possibly better than any movie that will ever be made.”

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