Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A Band Brother From Another Mother Meets The Tom Mix Cord!

 January 30, 2024

   Yesterday I had the privilege and honor to ride in the Tom Mix super-charged 1937 Cord, the actual car The King of The Cowboys was driving on October 12, 1940.

Dan The Man's Bozecard version of the ride

   Let me assure you, that baby can still haul some sass. And, not only did I get to ride in the legendary car, I got to try on the hat Mix is wearing on the cover of this book by a fellow drummer, Bob White, who owns the car. 

Band Brothers From Another Mother

Full disclosure: while it's not possible to say this is the actual hat Tom Mix is wearing in the above cover photo it is accurate to say this hat belonged to Tom Mix (and it is the same exact crown style and rolled brim) and it came out of his estate, along with the belt in the below picture. And, I must add, the hat fit better on my head than my own hat which is custom made. Go figure!

Tom Mix's hat and belt and a bitchin' model
of his Cord Phaeton

   Here's Bob and his band back in the day.

Bob White, at left, and The Excalibers

   We bonded over "Wipeout" and our mutual love for history. Watch for the forthcoming YouTube video interview I did with Bob, the band brother from another mother! It totally rocks!

"Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, Wipeout!"

—The screechy, classic opening to the song that almost took my life, not once, but twice.


  1. Riding in the Cord had to be an amazing experience-WOW! The Tom Mix Cord book is a really interesting story and highly recommended for any fans. That hat was meant for you-it makes you look iconic!

  2. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Hat looks like it was made for you! Very nice.


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