Happy Birthday Larry Shinoda

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Happy Birthday Larry Shinoda

Japanese American Hot Rodder and Iconic Car Designer Larry Shinoda has been mentioned on the HAMB several times, but I recently found a video telling a bit more… continue reading »

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Japanese Shop Talk

Monday, March 23, 2015
Japanese Shop Talk

So this guy in Japan is some kind of a fashion designer. My money is on vintage American work wear of one kind or another, but that’s neither… continue reading »

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Making a sellable ’36 Ford

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Making a sellable ’36 Ford

My Stepfather has been sitting on a ’36 Ford pile-o-parts in the garage for as long as I’ve known him… And that is a significantly long time. See, he’s a… continue reading »

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The Condensed History Of Don Tognotti

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Condensed History Of Don Tognotti

On the surface of things, Don Tognotti was a regular car guy. He grew up in the 1950’s and spent the entirety of the 1960’s building show cars… continue reading »

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God Speed, Ed Bing…

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
God Speed, Ed Bing…

We’ve lost another great guru of the Hot Rod world as Ed “Bing” Binggeli passed away this week at the age of 91 years old. Ed was the proprietor of… continue reading »

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Whitey Clayton & The BattleBirds

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Whitey Clayton & The BattleBirds

Whitey’s name has popped up on the HAMB many times- He is most famous for his metal work forming the track nose and belly pan on Bill Niekamp’s… 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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Leave Of Absence…

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Leave Of Absence…

Some of you guys might remember my dad from the first H.A.M.B. Drags. He showed up in an S-class Mercedes, laid down a mid 12-second quarter with the… continue reading »

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