Time with Old Reliable

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time with Old Reliable

Yesterday morning called for a 6:45 AM flight. That meant getting up mighty early (for me) and out the door by 5:15 AM to head to the airport…. continue reading »

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Too much of a good thing? Custom Accessories.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Too much of a good thing? Custom Accessories.

Some period accessories were born to go on a traditional custom car- Like Appleton spots or flipper hubcaps. But what accessories go a little too far? It’s a… continue reading »

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Old License Plates are always cool

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Old License Plates are always cool

You’ve probably read the word by now that the California DMV has instituted a ‘Legacy License Plate’ program that will reintroduce the classic yellow plates w/ black letters… continue reading »

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So-Cal Speedshop’s First

Monday, May 19, 2014
So-Cal Speedshop’s First

In early 1941, Alex Xydias was tooling around in the basement of the Ambassador Hotel in Hollywood, CA when he spotted what appeared to be an abandoned old… continue reading »

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The Conservative Radical

Friday, May 16, 2014
The Conservative Radical

As you can clearly see, we’ve had some pretty big changes around here. When you take a step back, you’ll discover things are noticeably sleeker yet undeniably custom —… continue reading »

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1953 Studebaker Starliner: Ahead of it’s time?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
1953 Studebaker Starliner: Ahead of it’s time?

By 1953, Detroit was already beginning to make European-influenced car designs; Smaller, lighter and more aggressive. The new Corvette, The Cunningham C-3, the Muntz Jet and other ‘sport… continue reading »

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Five Favorite Fins of the Fifties (and early 60s)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Five Favorite Fins of the Fifties (and early 60s)

One of the most iconic design elements of late 50s and early 60s American cars has to be the tail fin. Cadillac pioneered (and grew) them from an… continue reading »

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The 7-Tooth Ford

Monday, April 21, 2014
The 7-Tooth Ford

November, 1953. Hop Up & Motor Life Magazine. My favorite quote in the article is, “Fred Calvin’s ’49 Ford Convertible is an excellent example of conservative Barris design… continue reading »

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