History On the Light Box
History On the Light Box

The mild box was one particular of my preferred elements about working at a The Rodder’s Journal. Even even though I grew up with film pictures, there was some thing distinctive about digging up slides and researching them on that significant, illuminated sheet of plastic. Lights off. Light-weight box on. Monocle-like magnifier (also acknowledged as a loupe) in hand. With that, we had a immediate ticket to an additional put and time.

Via the several years, I have sifted via 1000’s of vintage pics. Each individual and each one of them tells a story. So what’s up with these visuals? The respond to is a minimal additional complicated than you may possibly feel.

These shots are from the Danny Eichstedt collection, and they are element of a significantly more substantial post which is been in the performs because 2018. I took these pictures of pictures on their light-weight box four several years ago. Now, I’d like to share them with you.

There is a large amount to take in. NieKamp in brown. The “Leg Clearly show T” carving up the Streetkahana program in Memphis. Roadside repairs. Ron Week’s blown ’34 Tudor. Paul Braga’s Design A. Andy Brizio riding shotgun in a T-bucket. Minibike madness. The So-Cal Coupe in blue. And, my private preferred, a group shot of the NieKamp roadster, Bud Bryan’s “Project ’29” and the “Highland Plating Special” on the very same working day as the legendary Road Rod Quarterly deal with. Listening to Steve Coonan and Geoff Miles’ tales about these cars and trucks and brought each individual slide to existence like in no way before.

This is just a tiny fraction of the collection. I just cannot ensure when you will be in a position to see more, but with any luck it’ll be in a upcoming problem of the magazine. This is 1 of my favorite eras of very hot rod background, and I believe its greatest viewed in the most traditional way possible—on the mild box.

Joey Ukrop

Photos from the Danny Eichstedt assortment. Search for more in TRJ pretty soon.