Ultimus: The Wildest of the El Caminos

Friday, September 9, 2016
Ultimus: The Wildest of the El Caminos

There’s something magnetic about radical customs. They stand out and draw you in. By the early-’60s, the street going customs started going the mild route with a splash… continue reading »

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Rolling Sculpture = Art Deco Cars

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Rolling Sculpture = Art Deco Cars

Sometimes the worlds of Fine Art and Classic Cars collide in an interesting way; This usually happens when the Art world recognizes the sculptural shapes of the automobile as pure design. Next… continue reading »

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A Shoebox of a Different Shade

Friday, September 2, 2016
A Shoebox of a Different Shade

That color would be purple, shades of purple—a dark metallic on the bottom and lilac on top, separated by reversed ’55 Pontiac trim. There’s no question the paint… continue reading »

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The 1955 Kurtis 500M – Custom Sports Rod?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The 1955 Kurtis 500M – Custom Sports Rod?

What would you classify the Kurtis 500M as? A 1950s American performance car? A factory Custom? Or a Sports Rod? Frank Kurtis was racing genius who clinched multiple championships at… continue reading »

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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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