Chris Goes Back to Bonneville

Chris Goes Back to Bonneville

I was just looking at the beautiful images of Randy Cannarozzi’s Tardel-built ’29 A in Ryan’s post from last Summer. This is the gospel truth: I love everything about… continue reading »

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The Coachbuilt Corvette

The Coachbuilt Corvette

I wrote a feature on this car over a decade ago and have been fascinated by its history ever since. Essentially, a man by the name of Gordon… continue reading »

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What makes your hot rod “your” car?

What makes your hot rod “your” car?

Ryan’s post on the aviator dash panel got me thinking (and what is his obsession with the dash anyway?), what are the items of personalization that make a hot rod… continue reading »

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Aviator 5 Gauge Panel

Aviator 5 Gauge Panel

A few months back, I got a private convo from “Pinstriper40” with some sketches of a 5-gauge dash panel he was thinking of making. The panel was cool…… continue reading »

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It’s the Granddaddy of ‘Em All (And Hot Rodding Wins!)

It’s the Granddaddy of ‘Em All (And Hot Rodding Wins!)

Last weekend, a decision was made where hot rodding won. It was an informed decision—one that was measured, calculated, analyzed and scrutinized inside a collective prefrontal cortex and mulled over for… continue reading »

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1952 Hot Rod Ads

1952 Hot Rod Ads

The early issues of ‘Hot Rod’ are a priceless resource for looking back at how cars were built, who built them, and what was happening in the early… continue reading »

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Dazed & Confused

Dazed & Confused

So today I’m republishing a feature that we ran in The Jalopy Journal #3 in print. I’m doing so because to me the guys in Thee Inland Emperors… continue reading »

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The Full-Fendered Flyer

The Full-Fendered Flyer

Flashback 58 years ago with me, to the January 1958 issue of Hot Rod magazine. Behold the sweetest full-fendered ’34 Ford coupe to ever hit the salt lake, owned… continue reading »

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