And other Bruce McCall craziness.


1932 Kranzler Sturm Roadster. “Fast, powerful sports roadsters are nothing exceptional in the annals of speed. Fast, powerful sports roadsters without brakes are more unusual.” Read the rest of the copy in the gallery.


If you like Stan Mott, you’ll like Bruce McCall. I’d seen his work published in magazines from time to time, then a number of years ago I ran across a copy of Bruce McCall’s Zany Afternoons. If you can find a copy, it’s well worth it. Articles include Zany Afternoons which included such stories as Blindfold the Flying Boat Pilot, Mementos and Memories of the 1936 Cairo World’s Fair; R.M.S.’Tyrannic;’ Somewhere East of Laramie; That Fabulous Battle of Britton; My Own Stamp Album; 1934 Bulgemobile Airdreme (The new cars that say, “Get out of my way!”;  Wir Fliegen Nach Amerika mid dem Zeppelin; Major Howdy Bixby’s Album of Forgotten Warbirds (the subject of a Dean’s Garage future post); Popular Workbench; 1946 Bulgemobiles (New from the Tires Down); The Glory of Their Hindsight; Swillmart (Where Quality is a Slogan;” Soviet-Mechnod-Foto Hello (The Jolly Friendship Magazine of Science in the Modern USSR); 1958 Bulgemobile; and The Adventures of the Hotel Throckmorton. ISBN 0-7607-1699-4.


  1. Alfred Myers

    I love his car designs! Why doesn’t Hotwheels or Matchbox make these designs? I’d love to have a set. Each car should come in a display box with a diorama for background.

  2. andre

    I remember there was another illustration in this block: ZUB, the Russian racer.

  3. There very well might have been another illustration. The ones posted were all that I had in my file. The set is not included in Zany Afternoons.

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