Author Archives: Ken Altes

Mild Custom 1950 Ford in Central S. Austin, Texas

Written by Ken Altes

These Cadillac wheel covers are a great touch on this 1950ish Ford custom, probably a Club Coupe or Business Coupe. 1951 Ford Custom in Austin 1951 Ford Custom in Austin TX

1967 Pontiac GTO in S. Austin, Texas

Written by Ken Altes

Parked at the curb, this dazzling GTO was glowing under the bright summer sun. Outstanding condition, color and model (and wheels).

Update: the owner of this exquisite 1967 Pontiac GTO, Jason Napolski, spotted his car on our facebook page, and sent us this message: “Thanks for posting, I am the owner, some under the hood photos for all to enjoy, Thanks for looking!”  It’s his engine picture below.

Its fun to get messages from owners of cars that I’ve posted, and, so far, they all seem pleased.   1967 Pontiac GTO in Austin Texas1967 Pontiac GTO in Austin TX front  1967 Pontiac GTO in Austin TX rear1967 Pontiac GTO S. 1st Perf, Austin TX engine1967 Pontiac GTO in Austin  1967 Pontiac GTO in Austin TX interior1967 Pontiac GTO in Austin TX side

Historic Vintage 1930 Rolland-Pilain Grand Prix Race Car

Written by Ken Altes

The aluminum body of this very rare car was built in Argentina on a French Rolland-Pilain chassis with a 4-litre 8-cylinder Continental inline engine, 4-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes and an all aluminum “Ridge Baquet” racer body. This barn find was for sale at Motoreum in NW Austin.

Historic Racecar for sale

Road Trip: 1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sedan in Idaho

Written by Ken Altes

This Idaho 1956 DeSoto Fireflite 4-Door sedan is powered by a 291ci Hemi V8 making 185 hp, propelling its 4000 lbs to 60 mph in ten seconds, topping out at about 105 mph and getting 12 mpg in everyday driving.

I was on my way to Washington State and got a number of excellent pics in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.  Generally, I avoid the superhighways as much as I can, preferring to go through the center of the small towns and down the two lane highways.  My satellite navigation allows me to select those back roads and still get to where I want to go.