Craziest Custom Corvair: The Forcasta

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Craziest Custom Corvair: The Forcasta

After yesterday’s article about compact customs, I began to think about the most radical compact custom of all time, and came upon this gem: Darryl Starbird’s Corvair-based “Forcasta”…. continue reading »

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Battle of the Compact Customs: 1961

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Battle of the Compact Customs: 1961

As the Sixties were dawning, the American automobile scene was changing drastically. Pressure from Volkswagen sales and a more youthful and female buying audience required smaller cars be offered… continue reading »

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The Cabriolet & The Castle

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Cabriolet & The Castle

In the late 1800’s, the Texas Military Institute bought 32 acres located high on a hill just outside of downtown Austin and built themselves a fine looking castle… continue reading »

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The Local Survivor

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Local Survivor

Last week a member of the H.A.M.B. posted a fresh survivor in the classifieds… The ’32 Chevrolet above was found somewhere in Wisconsin and was built sometime in… continue reading »

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You’re Covered: Hot Rodding Magazines from 1945-1975

Friday, January 6, 2017
You’re Covered: Hot Rodding Magazines from 1945-1975

A hot rodder’s library is one of their most important tools. Books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, manuals, maps—it doesn’t really matter what it is; if it’s old and has… continue reading »

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The Family Custom Car for 1936: Phaeton or Tudor?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The Family Custom Car for 1936: Phaeton or Tudor?

You’ve got a time machine, and it’s set to send you back to a Ford dealership in the year 1936. You’ve got $600 in your pocket, and the objective is to… continue reading »

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Two Car Features

Friday, December 2, 2016
Two Car Features

Car Feature No. I Al Stanton’s dad had a Model T roadster. It was modified with speed equipment. Al liked it. He wanted to build his own hot… continue reading »

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Mid Barbour’s 1935 Phaeton

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Mid Barbour’s 1935 Phaeton

If your interested in a detailed look at Oregon’s Hot Rodding scene in the post war years, I can recommend the fascinating Albert Drake book ‘Street Was Fun in ’51’…. continue reading »

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