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capnfutile
06-26-2003, 03:24 AM
In my childhood (late 70's, early 80's) I recall having comic books called Car-toons that were, of course, car-related. Mostly hot-rod style stuff. They were my treasured possession until I barfed on them and my mother threw them away. I didn't question their disappearance while I was sick (I assumed she'd cleaned them and set them aside!) and by the time I got better, the trash guy had taken them.

Anyhow, it's impossible to google for something with such a common name, so I am appealing to gearhead Dopers to help me! Anyone recall this, any of the artist's names, etc?

TIA,
capn

Doc Nickel
06-26-2003, 03:31 AM
Oh yes. I still have some, well-worn and in sorry shape, but hey, back then they were readin' material, not collectors' items.

Google on George (I think) Trosley- I know he's still drawing, (recent ads for Demon carburetors, for one) and also look for his arcetypes "Krass & Bernie".

You might also try "Car-Toons Magazine" and keep it in quotations.

Blake
06-26-2003, 03:39 AM
You can Google for it. You just ned to know how.

http://homepage.mac.com/rtxarchive/writing/lowbrow1.html

capnfutile
06-26-2003, 03:51 AM
10 minutes later, I successfully googled for it:

http://www.hotrod.com/thehistoryof/95178/index.html

judicous use of the quotation marks, ie

Google cartoons "comic book" "hot rod"

Good link, Blake.

Doc, interesting that Trosley has also penned for New Woman, Saturday Evening Post, and Hustler!

Thanks guys, I'm tripping memory lane.
capn

zen101
06-26-2003, 05:34 AM
I used to love those mags. Especially the "learn to draw Car-Toons" segments.

My favorite single story was about the two main guys (a fat one and a skinny dark haired guy. Can't remember the names) building a time traveling van to go back in time to buy cheaper gas because, oh my god gas was almost a dollar!

Second favorite was one where they made a F1 car with a huge gas tank and a refueling nozzle from a jet plane and did not have to pit at all and won the Indy 500. Of course they must have had magic tires on the car.

Skywatcher
06-26-2003, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by zen101
My favorite single story was about the two main guys (a fat one and a skinny dark haired guy. Can't remember the names) building a time traveling van to go back in time to buy cheaper gas because, oh my god gas was almost a dollar! Shades of Bill & Ted (http://us.imdb.com/Trivia?0096928).

GaryM
06-26-2003, 12:18 PM
How about Surftoons? http://www.magicsurfbus.com/surftoons.htm