Sound Check: 4, 6, 8…

Sound Check: 4, 6, 8…

Engine sound is a funny thing- You just EXPECT a hot rod or custom to have some sort of rumble coming from the pipes. Its always been that way, since… continue reading »

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Another Black One…

Another Black One…

The other day, some guy on the HAMB said something along the lines of, “I’m so tired of seeing the same old traditional cars built from the same… continue reading »

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A Montanan Machine

A Montanan Machine

In the latter half of 1960, Tex Smith headed for the mountains on a feature-hunting mission. Hot Rod was heating up, building readership and transforming into “Everyone’s Automotive… continue reading »

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My Favorite late 50s Family Wagons

My Favorite late 50s Family Wagons

I’ve rambled on about the unique 2 door wagons of the 50s many times, as a family man and ’57 Safari owner, I do love the Park Lane,… continue reading »

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The Goofy Shit On DiBiasse’s ’34

The Goofy Shit On DiBiasse’s ’34

A quickie out of New Jersey today… Bob DiBiasse built this beast in 1960 and the Yankees at Rodding & Restyling saw it fit for a feature in… continue reading »

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1958’s Finest Four

1958’s Finest Four

The previous post of 1957’s most successful automotive designs leads me up next to an interesting year of profound styling change- 1958. Some very pretty models got just plain… continue reading »

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The First Time Von Dutch Screwed Me

The First Time Von Dutch Screwed Me

I grew up around race cars and racing… My dad was the team doctor for VDS racing and I tagged along with him to well over 100 CART series… continue reading »

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The “Physchedelic Parrot”

The “Physchedelic Parrot”

Green fades to red, which mixes with orange and blends with yellow. Each panel acts as its own canvas with candies misted atop pearls and fogged over ‘flakes…. continue reading »

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