Throwback Thursday-1959 #11 Ferrari 250 GT LWB

Jean Blaton and Leon Dernier 1959 #11 Ferrari 250 GT LWB

I’m not a fan of the Ferrari 250 GT LWB’s design. It doesn’t have the same look as some of Ferarri’s greatest cars, rather, it has more of a Plain Jane look. I get that the car was run by a Belgian team, but the use of the shade of yellow from the Belgian flag didn’t work. If they had gone with black instead of red, it would have been better. It’s not a terrible look, so I’ll give it a B+

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Throwback Thursday-1957 #20 Aston Martin DBR1

Tony Brooks and Noël Cunningham-Reid 1957 #20 Aston Martin DBR1

Aston Martin has made some amazing looking cars, and this emerald green DBR1 is no exception. This might be my favorite shade of green I have ever seen on a race car. Add in an RAF logo for Noël Cunningham-Reid’s Father, and a large white circle with large numbers, and you have a great looking car that is worth an A.

Throwback Thursday-Kenny Bernstein-1986

Kenny Bernstein in his 1986 Batmobile Budweiser Buick

Our final Funny Car of 2017 is also one of the most important body designs, the Batmobile! Designed and first raced in 1986, the new body design was much more streamlined, and aerodynamic than any other funny car body that had been seen. Unlike the top fuel streamline designs, this one didn’t go away, and in fact, set a new precedent for funny car body design. The scheme it ran…not as good on the side of a funny car than it was on a dragster. Too many needless designs with a great color scheme. All in all, it earns a C-

Throwback Thursday-Mark Oswald-1985

Mark Oswald gets a good jump off the line in his 1985 Candies and Hughes funny car

Old Milwaukee has an amazing shade of red, and the single white stripe and lack of extra stripes or designs works very well. The gold CANDIES AND HUGHES logo works very well here. The vintage Old Milwaukee logo on the front of the car works very well too. All in all, it’s a solid A scheme.

Throwback Thursday-Ed McCulloch-1984

Ed “The Ace” McCulloch smokes his 1985 Miller American Oldsmobile

Miller has a great shade of red, and it’s on display here. I also like the metallic gold stripes, and the diagonally aligned Miller logo. The star pattern on the back of the car isn’t the best, but it does look good. I don’t like the white stripe across the bottom. I’m going to give this scheme a C+ for the total package of the scheme.

Throwback Thursday-Paul Smith-1984

Paul Smith burns out his Custom Body Enterprises funny car in 1984

I LOVE a good fade, and this isn’t a good fade…it’s a GREAT fade! The yellow-to-orange-to-red fade across the car is an amazing look. Sadly, rather than just fade to black, there has to be red, white, and blue stripes, and then black. It derails what could have been the greatest fade ever, and takes it down quite a few notches. The silver lettering works with the fade, and all things considered, I give it an A-