Thursday, December 31, 2009

World of Racing book - 1973 Amway

World of Racing, sights and sounds of international motor racing book. Printed in 1973 and distributed by Amway. Still has the original 45 record of race sounds narrated by Graham Hill (never played!), original water slide decal sheet and the original tri-fold poster of a race scene similar to the cover picture. Neat old book full of race car details and images as well as track layouts.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage Panasonic Stereo Speaker System

Found this set of speakers at a thrift store today. They are Panasonic model RP-8048 portable speakers. They clip together but can be folded open and separated. The speaker wires fit neatly into little spaces on the back side of each. After looking online I think they were originally designed for attaching to turntables.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vintage Hide-Out Rewind #3

SOME FINDS FROM YEARS PAST. I'll try to post up old finds from time to time to keep things interesting.
The infamous JoaoBambu "bamboo" leg cast that I painted. It was autographed by many well known people in the bamboo world and last I heard it is on display in the bamboo museum in Brazil. Vintage, one-of-a-kind oil painting of Burt Reynolds from the Bandit time period that I found at a local flea market. Never used vintage "Hot Nuts" machine I found at a garage sale. The first Schwinn Sting-Ray I bought on eBay in about 98-99. Not a very original bike, late 70's or so...... I kept it a few years then sold it off (1965 VW Bus in background that I fixed up with my brother).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Trophy Bass

Yard sale find. Vintage largemouth bass taxidermy mounted on a wooden plaque.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Skotch Kooler

Neat old 4 gallon plaid Skotch Kooler I found at a thrift store today.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

1960's AAA St. Petersburg Motor Club Travel Bag

Thrift store find. Cool vintage AAA World-Wide Travel Agency luggage bag for St. Petersburg Motor Club. Blue vinyl with white screen printed graphics and it's about 15.5" by 10" by 5".

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vintage Anthes Bulb/Fuse Box and VW Bus Manuals

Found a few things at Turkey Rod Run in Daytona on Friday. A cool metal hinged box made by Anthes which holds spare bulbs and fuses for your auto. Also got 3 different VW bus manuals. A 1968 Instruction Manual, 1969 Owner's Manual (with owner card and maintenance stamps) and a 1964 Transporter Manual. UPDATE: Books are sold!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

KampKold Ice Cooler

Found this vintage KampKold ice cooler at the Mount Dora Antique Flea Market. It is in good original shape with normal wear. Very 1950's looking with the red/black color combo and splatter paint details.

UPDATE: Sold to the UK!

History from a Reader:

"saw the kampkold cooler on your web site. My Dad worked in the factory that made those. It was called Queen Stove Works in Albert Lea Mn. These were made from the mid 50's to almost 1970-- in some form or another. A variety of collors with the black squiggles on the main color. Of all the coolers we had as I was growing up you'd think I would have kept at least one. I didn't. They also made kamplite, lanterns,and Kampkook stoves.. Then they switched over to make Scotsman Ice machines in the mid 1960.s Dad is gone now and so is the company.. Scotsman moved the ice machine manf. to South Carolina in the early 80's"

Friday, November 20, 2009

Folding Chairs, Picnic Stove and Soda Crate

Hit up some yard sales and this is what I found. A real nice pair of 1960's Hamilton COSCO folding chairs, an aluminum Coleman LP gas Picnic Stove and an old wooden soda crate that says WERT'S.

UPDATE: Chairs and stove sold!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vintage Hide-Out Rewind #2

SOME FINDS FROM YEARS PAST. I'll try to post up old finds from time to time to keep things interesting.
Old NOS Airguide Auto Compass with box and instructions, 40's-50's Sterno cook stove with box, 1960's battery operated VW Beetle tin toy, vintage GE home stereo/record player with fold open & detatchable speakers (vintage Samsonite travel bag covered with old postage stamps sitting on top).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

1968 Matchbox Case and Vintage Cracker Tin

Yard sale scores for the day. 1968 Matchbox Lesney car case which holds 4 dozen cars and a vintage saltine cracker tin for my kitchen. The cracker tin has 67 stamped on the bottom and is written in English on one side and Spanish on the other. Not much but still cool finds.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Royal Crown Cola Thermometer and Toy Cars

The local flea market was good today. I got a great deal on this vintage 1950's Royal Crown Cola thermometer. Just over 2 feet tall with awesome patina and it works! Also found a few more older Matchbox cars to add to my collection.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Plastic Shell Chair and 1972 Decorating Encyclopedia Set

Today's yard sale finds. Older shell-style chair made from a rubbery plastic and the complete 18 volume set from 1972 of the Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Found at 2 different locations. The chair needed new rubber feet which I got at the hardware store on my way home. The books are in great shape, slightly dusty with a hint of vintage cigarettes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Hide-Out Rewind #1

SOME FINDS FROM YEARS PAST. I'll try to post up old finds from time to time to keep things interesting.
1977 VW Bus found at a garage sale (sold), my vintage skateboard collection that I sold off, some old metal lunchboxes, and an early 1960's Ampeg Reverberocket amplifier I found in a dumpster (sold).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another Mid Century Chair & 1950's Thermos

On my way to the flea market this morning I came across a pair of teak mid century chairs in the same trash pile as I found the wicker chair on Thursday. They must be cleaning out the back porch or something. I only kept the one chair since the other was pretty beat and not worth fixing. I plan on giving it the treatment this week and it should come out nice. I also found a 1950's ribbed aluminum Thermos.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Wicker Chair Is Finished!

The wicker chair I found on Thursday is finished. It didn't need much but I did have to fix a broken weld on the legs and glue a few areas on the seat. I painted the legs gloss black, added new rubber feet and mixed up some varnish clear coat which I sprayed over the wicker. It came out nice and looks good with my other chair.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Grolsch Beer Man

The Grolsch beer man! I'm guessing this is some kind of advertising piece or bar display for the company. He is about 8.5 inches tall and made of plastic. It says "Holland Grolsch Beer" on the front near his feet.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mid Century Wicker Chair

Found this mid century wicker chair while curb surfing this afternoon right before a rainstorm moved through. Not sure of the maker and it needs a bit of work to make it nice again, but overall it is a cool chair. I'll try to post up some better pictures of it once I clean it up.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Old Black Powder Rifle - Toy or Real?

Got this for only a buck at a yard sale this morning. It is missing some pieces but seems to be pretty old. It has an octagon shaped steel barrel, wood body and a small round opening storage compartment. There are a few markings on the metal parts like "Made in Spain" and the number 15965 stamped in the wood and barrel. Is it a toy or real? Time to do some research.

UPDATE: After some research/discussions today I've come to believe this rifle is an old toy of some sort. Not heavy or durable enough to be real. Value??? Let me know what you think.

Toy Cars

Sweet Buddy L van with the 70's dirtbike theme, black Fire Ball Corgi Junior 70's van, magenta Matchbox Datsun 260 Z 2+2 with opening doors, and a green Matchbox Baja Buggy. All found at one of the local Thrift Stores.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rabbit Magic Trick Box

Not really old but I liked the images on the sides and thought it was unique, plus it was FREE. The box folds open and has a large hole in one end. Watch the bunny reappear!!!