Hot Rod Reference Books

Hot Rod Reference Books

Many years ago I wrote a Jalopy article titled “Hot Rod and Custom Books: The Essentials” about the core books that I recommended any HAMB faithful should own. To go… continue reading »

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The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside

My eyes had finally opened enough for me to focus on the reflection across the windshield and I was stunned at the shock of recognition. For a confused… continue reading »

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Speed, Power and the 2014 H.A.M.B. Drags

Speed, Power and the 2014 H.A.M.B. Drags

Wheat Missile. Kansas Tornado. Meek’s Furniture, Tulsa. From the names carefully lettered onto doors to the period perfect Mo-Kan Dragway, the H.A.M.B. Drags are a pure Midwestern experience…. continue reading »

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Hill & Davis ‘City of Burbank’ Streamliner

Hill & Davis ‘City of Burbank’ Streamliner

If you don’t know about this speed legend, you should. In the words of the great Dean Batchelor, “On Saturday, September 13th, 1952 hot rodding came of age…. continue reading »

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The Kansas Tornado

The Kansas Tornado

Fuel runs down the Weiand intake and into the combustion chamber where an explosion is sparked by an H&C Magneto up against a set of Weiand heads. The… continue reading »

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Meeting a few Legends…

Meeting a few Legends…

I’m fresh back from Pebble Beach and as planned, their are some good stories to tell. Now this year was not a Hot Rod & Custom class year… continue reading »

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2014 H.A.M.B. Drags – A Tough One

2014 H.A.M.B. Drags – A Tough One

This was our twelfth H.A.M.B. Drags and honestly, this was probably our most ill prepared and least organized effort. We’ve had a pretty rough time in our family as of late… continue reading »

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On the move

On the move

As the latter part of the August evening sunk into the shadowed tree line, I squinted at the car approaching in the other lane. Two bulbous headlamps, a… continue reading »

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