George Mitobe’s ’57 Ranchero

Monday, September 8, 2014
George Mitobe’s ’57 Ranchero

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a custom, so this morning I went on the hunt for something a bit obscure. George Mitobe’s funky little Ranchero caught… continue reading »

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Hot Rod Reference Books

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Hot Rod Reference Books

Many years ago I wrote a Jalopy article titled “Hot Rod and Custom Books: The Essentials” about the core books that I recommended any HAMB faithful should own. To go… continue reading »

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GM Motorama of 1954

Thursday, July 24, 2014
GM Motorama of 1954

It’s hard to find much exciting news in the mass production car world today- Most of what you do hear is about is safety recalls or autonomous vehicles… continue reading »

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Remembering Mike Alexander

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Remembering Mike Alexander

I first met Mike Alexander on a grey, midwinters morning. The fog hung low, and I squinted to find his house tucked away in a Grosse Ile suburb…. continue reading »

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The Lee Pratt ’58

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Lee Pratt ’58

When the modern man thinks of Lee Pratt, two images typically pop in his head. The first is his legendary ’41 Buick built in a late 60’s style…. continue reading »

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The Lee Pratt Shoebox

Monday, July 7, 2014
The Lee Pratt Shoebox

Lee Pratt’s shoebox is no mystery. It’s been featured plenty in various publications through the years, but John Jackson sent me these unpublished photos and I thought they… continue reading »

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Kansas Kustom – ’55 Plymouth by Starbird

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Kansas Kustom – ’55 Plymouth by Starbird

The June ’57 issue of Rod & Custom  is well known for the Spence Murray Dream Truck featured on the cover, but it was a mild custom from… continue reading »

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Finding the factory secret compartments…

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Finding the factory secret compartments…

These days you read about all sorts of crazy border-crossing drug busts where narcotics were found in a differential cover or under the dash of a smuggler’s pick… continue reading »

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