1952 Hot Rod Ads

Thursday, February 4, 2016
1952 Hot Rod Ads

The early issues of ‘Hot Rod’ are a priceless resource for looking back at how cars were built, who built them, and what was happening in the early… continue reading »

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Restyling the ’58 Edsel

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Restyling the ’58 Edsel

A lot was happening in Detroit, late-’57-early-’58. The big styling departments scrambled for change—innovation—looking for inspiration in a wide range of places. Pointed fins were heading toward the… continue reading »

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BB Korn Tether Car Replica!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
BB Korn Tether Car Replica!

Obvious little cars are still on the brain from my last post, as I have returned from one toy fair and now preparing to leave for another one. Besides die cast and wood… continue reading »

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Wood Roadster Toys: Part II

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Wood Roadster Toys: Part II

As you read this post, I’m over here in Hong Kong for Toy Fair, and naturally it’s hard for me to not think about traditional hot rods from the… continue reading »

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The Second Coming… Again…

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The Second Coming… Again…

Slow day on a slow/short week… So, I thought I would bring you something a bit off topic. You remember Rod Emory, right? If not, he’s the grandson… continue reading »

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Do you still give a shift?

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Do you still give a shift?

Chances are, at least one of your vintage cars with a manual (or early automatic) transmission has a floor shifter to row the gears. Chances also are pretty good that… continue reading »

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Gas Stations & Drag Cars

Friday, December 4, 2015
Gas Stations & Drag Cars

Yesterday I had an unexpected phone conversation with an older gentleman who had lived in my hometown for two decades. He’s been a hot rodder since the late-’40s and… continue reading »

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5 Car Songs for your Garage Soundtrack

Thursday, December 3, 2015
5 Car Songs for your Garage Soundtrack

Winter is upon us, which often means hunkering down in the garage and working on some car projects. Now, I fully realize that the HAMB has different tastes… continue reading »

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