Ken Atkinson – A Texas Hero

Monday, May 23, 2016
Ken Atkinson – A Texas Hero

Ken Atkinson was a god damned hero. Seriously. Back in the 1950’s, Texas wasn’t exactly known as a hot bed for hot rodding. For whatever reason, the cars coming… continue reading »

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Red, Green, Silver and Gold

Friday, May 20, 2016
Red, Green, Silver and Gold

You hear them first. Deep in the trees, spark meets fuel and cylinders to rap like gods pounding on the atmosphere’s door. Popping turns to howling, then snarling…. continue reading »

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Odd But Compelling Choices…

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Odd But Compelling Choices…

We have quite a huge range of choices when it comes to building an traditional custom car- The body type, color of the paint, the wheels, stance, amount of chrome… continue reading »

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Shopping for Speed Equipment in 1953

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Shopping for Speed Equipment in 1953

Come back in time with me over 60 years, and lets do a little parts buying… Sound good? I was flipping through the “Best Hot Rods” Annual from… continue reading »

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The Wee T

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The Wee T

Thumb to the back of the July 1955 issue of Car Craft and you’ll find a short 2 page article on a very sweet little Model T Roadster… continue reading »

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Nix Racing Footage

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Nix Racing Footage

So this popped up on Vimeo recently… Essentially, it’s a family video published by the Nix family covering all kinds or racing action from OKC Raceway, Green Valley,… continue reading »

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The Tragic Tale of the ‘City of Salt Lake’…

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The Tragic Tale of the ‘City of Salt Lake’…

August 1st, 1960: Athol Graham strapped into his home-built racer, the ‘City of Salt Lake’, and told his wife Zeldine, “See you at the other end.” She replied,… continue reading »

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Fred Larsen’s Roadster

Monday, March 7, 2016
Fred Larsen’s Roadster

The image above has always haunted me… I found it in an early issue of “How To Build Hot Rods” that was published in 1952. The owner of the car,… continue reading »

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