A Mild Custom More-Door

Friday, August 12, 2016
A Mild Custom More-Door

While scanning any sort of classifieds, the remarks are always the same: “Too Many Doors, Not Enough Cylinders.” That seems to be a major concern on today’s market…. continue reading »

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Back to the Petersen…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Back to the Petersen…

I was down in LA last week for a Petersen Auto Museum event honoring Chip Foose for 30 years of his custom creations. Because I arrived before the… continue reading »

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An Index of Rod & Custom Magazine

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
An Index of Rod & Custom Magazine

This is the work of a mad man. Essentially, it’s an index of Rod & Custom Magazine features from May of 1953 until May of 1974. Each entry… continue reading »

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Draw the Line

Friday, July 15, 2016
Draw the Line

Mild to wild, take your pick. Wild will bring in the attention, but will it grow old? These questions can be applied to pretty much any aspect of… continue reading »

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Art Chrisman’s Solid Sedan

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Art Chrisman’s Solid Sedan

When you list out the top 1936 Ford model choices for an early traditional Custom, you might start with the rakish Roadster, 3 or 5 window coupe, perhaps even the… continue reading »

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The Jimmie Vaughan Flathead

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Jimmie Vaughan Flathead

So Rex Rods is jam packed at the moment – the Mearns Coupe is in final assembly, the Side-project Coupe is at upholstery, and the 409-34 is still… continue reading »

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Bruce Glenn’s ’39 Ford- Early Post War Custom

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Bruce Glenn’s ’39 Ford- Early Post War Custom

The May ’54 issue of Rod & Custom has a feature called ‘Beating Detroit to the Punch’ about the Bruce Glenn Ford built by Harry “Westyguard” (yes, they really… continue reading »

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Four Cool Trucks of the 50s…

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Four Cool Trucks of the 50s…

The story of Ryan’s truck being ‘Hit by a Bullitt’ reminded me of the beauty of pure classic pick up design. To the Detroit manufacturers, the personal truck has… continue reading »

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