Theme image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Now back home to a complete servicing of the car readying for the November meet at El Mirage dry lake in California where the whole thing starts over.
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
How sweet it is.
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
savor the moment
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
And now for the really good news. I’m here accepting the Bonneville 200 MPH hat from Dan Warner, BNI senior certification consultant. I made the 2-club and have stepped into the sophisticated world where a small group of men and women from around the world wear “The Hat.” I’m very humbled by the honor, believe me. To qualify I had to set a record over 215 mph, a bar set by the BNI for my class: XXFBFRMR, which in my case is a replica of a 1923 Ford roadster powered by a supercharged 50 Mercury engine with souped up Arden ohv heads. We qualified on the first run at 220.8 mph - the most unbelievable ride I’ve ever experienced in my life. At 180 things begin to chance trying to push all that wind and keep the car going as straight as you can with your foot planted hard on the gas. From there to 220 you're just throwing yourself through the mile posts that jet by faster and faster. Then the end and the parachute comes out and pulls into your shoulders like you're suddenly pulling a plow. You coast for a mile and turn out, pull the fuel shut off and kill the magneto and roll in silence looking for the return road hidden in a scene straight out of the movie Dr. Zhivago; white as far as you can see. My crew met me with a lot of jubilation. It was their success too. The car was locked in impound waiting for the next morning early for return run and a shot at the record. I fell asleep knowing I would have to make another wild ride the next day. There are so many things that can go wrong. Just the slightest mechanical failure or driver’s error can do it. Next day I made a run of 215.81. Whew! Just enough to establish the record of 218.327 mph. Life is good.
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Back on the salt in September for the Utah Salt Flat Association meet. The track was rough and rutted during speed week so we came back for an attempt to raise the record to over 200 mph with the help of my crew: Jerry Stauffer, center, Al Rossback right with screw driver and Bob Lick left, white shirt and with the added wisdom from Ernie on the right and the two-hatted wizard Don Ferguson on the left. Also we had help from Marty Strode, not pictured, who built most of the car.
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Les Davenport slips into the cockpit of the Treit and Davenport Target 550 car. Yea 550 mph! Not achieved yet though.
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
After Speed Week I slipped off to Alaska with my love, Kathie, where I spent much of the time personally editing the Little Bastards sequel, Swerve.
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Having set the record with the return run we go to our individual offices for meditation before our all-crew meeting over a few Coors Lights; It’s gotta be 5 o'clock somewhere.
Blog Image
17 October 2017 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Speedweek August 2017 on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Drivers who have qualified for records the previous day converge early at the impound where they are released to try to back up their records with return runs. On this beautiful morning we are about to set the XXFBRMR record.
Blog Image
6 January 2015 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Lots of book signings and events coming up! Don't miss the chance to come by!
Public Forum on Writing, Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 at noon, Albany Museum
Book Signing at Oregon Women for Agriculture dinner, Tue. Feb. 10, 2015 at the Benton County Fairgrounds
Book Signing at the Portland Roadster Show, Portland Expo Center, Mar. 20-22, 2015.
Book Signing at the Goodguys All Amer­i­can Get-To­ge­ther Rod Show, Alameda County Fair­grounds in Pleasanton, CA Mar. 28th and 29th.
Book Signing at the Portland Swap Meet, Portland Expo Center, Apr. 10-12, 2015.
Book Signing at the Lone Star Roundup at the Travis Coun­ty Expo Cen­ter, Austin TX, Apr. 17-18.
See you here or there!
17 November 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
My book, The Little Bastards, is the perfect Christmas gift. I’m getting in the mood and have offered the book and the newly-released audio version for a one time holiday special of $17.00 each. I’ll pay the freight anywhere in the U.S.A. Send a check or money order to

Jim Lindsay
P. O. Box 101
Shedd, Oregon 97377

and I’ll send you a signed copy along with a personal note. You will be on a list to be notified of the completion of the upcoming sequel. Blog Image
5 October 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
T. J. Troy and I with the mike used by Bob Dylan wedged in between. Blog Image
5 October 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Friday October 3 I was in this sound booth at a music studio in L.A.  T. J. Troy, a man with a voice, has done the reading for my new audio version of The Little Bastards. The studio thought it would be nice if I would come down and read the preface in person. After 3 attempts I passed. I was sitting in front of a mike once used by Bob Dylan. It's a powerful feeling to whisper into a microphone and have the sound come roaring out the other end. I got the hell out of there and came back to Oregon before I got to liking it too much. Blog Image
5 October 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Last week a Hot Rod New Zealand magazine arrived from down under. Included in the periodical was this wonderful review of my book! I'm getting something almost daily from people around the world who have read the book and have kind words about it. It feels good, let me tell you. Blog Image
5 October 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
The last weekend in September I attended the Florence Book Festival. We had a lot of fun and met new ocean friends who like dunes. Blog Image
30 June 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I'm off to the NSRA's Street Rod Nationals for the 4th of July weekend in Vancouver Washington. Kathie and I will be there in the "Booth from Hell," signing, selling, and visiting. It's great coming home with new friends and memories.
27 June 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I had a wonderful time this last weekend at Woodburn Dragstrip's Oldies drags. Besides signing books in the "Booth from Hell" I displayed the comp coupe, built by Bob Duedall in 1961. Many people remembered and were reunited with the car. Thanks to Ron Shinn for his help, Rob Fraser in the tower for pushing my book and Jim Livingston's invitation. Blog Image
23 June 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Next stop: the Clark County Fairgrounds , Ridgefield, Wa. for the Northwest Street Rod Nationals put on by the National Street Rod Association . This will be July 4th-6th.
23 June 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
The Duedall & Marrs Competition Coupe, also shown last weekend at the Woodburn dragstrip's Oldies But Goodies Drag Race Blog Image
9 June 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I'm going to be at the Oldies But Goodies Drag Race at Woodburn Dragstrip signing books June 21 and 22.

I'll also be at the The 6th Annual NW Book Festival, which runs Saturday, July 26th, 2014 from 11am to 5:00pm. It'll be at the Pioneer Courthouse Square on 6th and Morrison in downtown Portland. See their website for more information. Parking should be available close to the courthouse at Smart Park 300 SW Alder Street $5 for all day Saturday, and South Park Garage 914 SW Taylor Street $6 for all day Saturday.
26 May 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I just spent a wonderful weekend in Eastern Oregon's Baker City. Here I'm signing at Betty's Books surrounded by old friends I made during my 20 years of farming in Baker County from 1979-1999. Betty's is a great little store downtown and has survived big stores and the Kindle. It's a must do if in town. Blog Image
19 May 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
On June 14th and 15th I'll be at the L.A. Roadsters club Father's day roadster show at Pomona, CA signing books. Blog Image
17 May 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Here's a picture of the front of Bettys Books in Baker City where I'm doing a signing on the 23rd and 24th of May. Blog Image
26 April 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I'm going to be at the Albany Boys and Girls Club tonight signing books. A portion of the proceeds will go to the club. This will be fun. Blog Image
26 April 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I'll be at the first annual Vintage Bicycle show at the Deluxe Brewery in Albany with my books on May 10. Come have a cool one with me. Blog Image
26 April 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I'm doing research at the Hull & Oakes saw mill near Monroe for my sequel to The Little Bastards." Blog Image
19 March 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Come to the Albany Boys & Girls Club Auction April 26th, where I'll be signing books and donating $5 for every book purchased to the Albany Boys & Girls Club!
19 March 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Hanging with M.M. in wine country drinking, Yea REDDDDDDD wine.
Blog Image
19 March 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
The infamous LeRoy Pruitt and Dale Warner at the Portland Roadster Show.
Blog Image
19 March 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
At the 2014 Portland Roadster Show selling, signing and having fun with friends.
Blog Image
16 February 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I'm looking forward to the Portland Roadster Show, March 14-16 where I will have my booth signing and selling The Little Bastards. On Friday the 4th of April I'll be back at the expo in my booth during the Portland Swap Meet . It goes from the 4th through the 6th. Both of these venues are always exciting and well attended.
12 February 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
In my booth at the Medford show with the infamous Jamey Ford (left) and Scotty Gosson (right) who just published his newest book: "Racing to America" . It's a good read with wonderful pictures, depicting racers from all over the world who bring their machines to America to compete with their peers on this side of the pond.
Blog Image
12 February 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
This is what it was like on 99E between my house and the I-5 freeway. It was lonely out on the freeway, just me and some trucks wandering South.
Blog Image
12 February 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Last Friday morning, Feb. 7, I loaded up the Duedall Comp/coupe and my Little Bastard book booth and headed for the Medford Rod and Custom show. I had second thoughts, believe me.
Blog Image
31 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Ron Ceredona from Street Rodder magazine visits the Booth from Hell!
Blog Image
31 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
This is Tom Fritz, famous hot rod and race car artist and all around super guy in T.B.F.H.
Blog Image
31 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
The booth from Hell! Myself, Photographer Peter Vincent, specialty car collector Tom McIntire, and Kathie. We were situated next to Peter Vincent's booth and across the aisle from Tom Fritz. A good neighborhood for selling and signing books for sure. We were successful, sending people home with books in their pockets all over the USA and several countries. We met so many cool people which made the whole affair more than worth it. Next, It's off to Medford, Oregon for the Southern Oregon Rod and Custom show, the weekend of the 8th and 9th of February. Ron Austin, a Medford native who helped me restore Bob Duedall's Comp/coupe, will be in the booth also.
Blog Image
31 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
This year's Grande National Roadster Show's theme was Bonneville land speed races and racers. An entire building was full of these old air cheating machines. Some were new and capable of over 400 mph.
Blog Image
31 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
My books are now available at the Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, California. You could spend an entire afternoon browsing cool books.
Blog Image
31 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I stopped off at the Old Ford store in San Dimas, California before attending the Grande National Roadster Show in Pomona. Great guys and great auto parts.
Blog Image
31 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
My Little Bastards books are now available at Graffiti Alley in Eugene. It's a cool hot rod store run by a cool guy.
Blog Image
10 January 2014 · Author: Jim Lindsay
Signing books at the Winter Rod and Speed Show with Kathie and guest, Rod Holland (right).
Blog Image
7 January · Author: Jim Lindsay
I had a great time signing books at the Winter Rod and Speed show Saturday in Albany. With Kathie's help I managed to hawk quite a few. There was a huge turn out of enthusiastic people which kept the place warm and noisy most of the day. It was fun seeing people I haven't seen for some time and meeting many more.

I'm now preparing for a book signing at the Albany Museum on Saturday January 11th at 11:00 am.

I've gotten some nice reviews over the internet as well as phone calls. I'm more grateful than you can ever imagine.
30 December 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
This display will accompany the Duedall B/comp car at the Winter Rod and Custom show in Albany on the 4th of January.
Blog Image
27 December 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
This is from awhile back. It was taken by Tom Nousen in downtown Albany when my hair color matched my roadster's.
Blog Image
27 December 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
The Duedall b/comp coupe made the poster and web page (scroll down their page a bit) for the Winter Rod and Custom Show in Albany at the fairgrounds on the 4th.
23 December 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
My book is now published and available on Amazon.com .
19 December 2013 Blog Image
Author: Jim Lindsay
The proof copy of my book showed up yesterday. I have a load coming on Jan. 1 that should be here just in time for my first signing at the Linn County Fairgrounds during the Winter Rod and Custom show on the 4th. These will be first edition so come out and get one.
11 December 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
"There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down to a typewriter and bleed."
Ernest Hemingway

1 December 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
I'm now off to Deluxe Brewery's grand opening at the old creamery building by the river in downtown Albany. Some bubbly can cure anything.
1 December 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
My book is designed, it has 288 pages of grip. I've had a hell of a time with the back cover which is just a small description of the story. It is about all you have besides the front to pitch the thing to a roaming shopper. I've got a little case of writer's guilt or something going on that's kind of normal after you finally conquer the beast. After many attempts I turned it over to my daughter, Caralee, who wrote it without a blink, in time to get it included in the design.
27 November 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
The book is gone. I sent it away to Illinois for the designing of the interior. It is the first time in two years I haven't had a book to be writing. This author business is roller coaster like. The top is pretty damn cool but it can take the wind out of you. As soon as the book is formatted with the style of font, size and so forth it's going to the publisher. I hope to have a few before Christmas, but it will be a stretch.

I'm wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Stay warm.
20 November 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
The book is now in the hands of my editor, Addie Maguire, who is correcting small errors that were uncovered by five proofreaders who pored over the work during the week ending November 15. Thanks to all who were not let down by their quest. They found more than I would have ever dreamed.
20 November 2013 · Author: Jim Lindsay
One of the proofreaders was Ms. Sue Cammack of Albany who is a sought-after sleuth not only in proofreading but in uncovering the intent of the author. When the book was returned to me, a little note was inside that she left for me. This is what she said, and I quote: "I related to your book in many ways, picturing the times, the people and the places. You have captured the essence of those times and the people in the 60's." She also wrote, "I sense the true joy you've experienced in recalling the pals, predicaments, and places of your youth. I feel privileged to have had an opportunity to travel back with you, picturing your trip of memories. Your writing made the adventure delightful!"

The book is a novel without a bit of truth to it except that it happened during my youth in a small town situated in the Northwest just like mine. Sue is right in the fact that I based the story on my experiences of the way I was raised and the people and places around me. I just couldn't help it. However, I must remind you that it is all fictional and none of the characters are real.
All trademarked terms on this page and in this site are the property of their respective owners.
Blog Image Proof Copy!
Blog Image Me and my hot rod years ago
Blog Image Duedall B/Comp poster
Blog Image 2013 Winter Rod & Speed Show
Blog Image Eugene's Graffiti Alley shop
Blog Image San Dimas, CA Old Ford store
Blog Image Burbank Autobooks-Aerobooks
Blog Image What a beauty!
Blog Image Peter Vincent, Tom McIntire & Kathie
Blog Image Tom Fritz, outstanding hot rod artist
Blog Image Ron Cere­dona from Street Rod­der magazine
Blog Image Jamey Ford & Scotty Gosson
Blog Image 2014 Portland Roadster Show
Blog Image Leroy Pruitt & Dale Warner
Blog Image Jim and MM
Blog Image Jim at Hull & Oakes Mill
Blog Image Albany Vintage Bicycle Show
Blog Image Albany Boys & Girls Club Event
Blog Image Betty's Books in Baker City
Blog Image 2014 LA Roadster Show
Blog Image At Betty's Books in Baker With Friends
Blog Image The Duedall & Marrs Competition Coupe
Blog Image The Coupe at Woodburn
Blog Image Florence Book Festival
Blog Image Book Review from New Zealand!
Blog Image Audio Book Preface Recording
Blog Image T. J. Troy and I with the Dylan mike
Blog Image Jim shipping you that gift for Dad!
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats, 200 mph!
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats, Office Stalls
Blog Image Break to Alaska with Kathie
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats, Les Dav­enport in his 550 mph car
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats, The Crew
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats, Awarding Of The Hat
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats, Savor the Moment
Blog Image 2017 Salt Flats, how sweet it is!
Blog Image Back for a Full Servicing Afterward!