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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Jim Lynch’s 1953 Studebaker

Monday, November 14, 2016
Jim Lynch’s 1953 Studebaker

Back in the mid-90’s, I was living in Norman, Oklahoma and hanging out with the Wichita crew quite a bit. At the time, there was a scalloped ’53… continue reading »

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Nostalgia—1957 Style?

Friday, November 4, 2016
Nostalgia—1957 Style?

It’s a well-known fact that our infatuation with the old is nothing new. There have been countless accounts of people building rods and customs in the “olde style”… continue reading »

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The Case for Custom Upholstery

Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Case for Custom Upholstery

Any traditional custom car lover worth his salt has heard of a Carson Top, but how many know where the name came from, or how they came about? I’ve… continue reading »

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Pre-War Custom: Mild or Spicy?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Pre-War Custom: Mild or Spicy?

Ryan’s ’38 Ford rebirth post got me thinking about all the possibilities for that iconic car in Keith’s talented hands. Besides switching to a more traditional drivetrain (Flattie?… continue reading »

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