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Throttle Merchants: Volume 4

Throttle Merchants: Volume 4

There are some things nobody needs in this world and another traditional Hot Rod publication is one of them. Go to any Barnes and Noble newsstand and you’ll see a rack of shit ten feet long and five feet high. It’s enough to make me want to lie down in […]

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21 Reasons Why I Love Hot Rods & Customs

21 Reasons Why I Love Hot Rods & Customs

The August issue of Road & Track features an article on 51 reasons that they love cars. It’s a great exercise. Sit down and list out everything you dig about our old cars. They aren’t as practical as a Prius or cheap as a Civic, so there must be reasons […]

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Ramp Auto.Kultur.Magazin

Ramp Auto.Kultur.Magazin

Somewhere in the Munich Airport I was shuffling between flights, buying last minute chocolates and snacks before the long flight back home. Thumbing through the Transportation section of the magazine rack yielded about the same general stuff I could get in the US: New cars, old cars, new bikes, old […]

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Experiments In Speed

Experiments In Speed

I’ve had a hot mess of a morning. It started with writer’s block and ended with a power outage followed swiftly by a router that decided to blow. I’m now sitting here frustrated and pissed while the ocean screams my name just outside a set of french doors. So, fuck […]

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Worlds Smallest T Roadster?

Worlds Smallest T Roadster?

You might remember my post on the Worlds Smallest Deuce Roadster, which was a highly detailed 1:87 scale die cast. I just picked up a Schuco “Piccolo” die cast of a lil’ Model T roadster in 1:90 scale- That’s roughly an inch and a half long! It’s not as precise […]

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Getting your Kicks on Route 66…

Getting your Kicks on Route 66…

I cant think of any highway that says “America” more than Route 66. Made famous in catchy songs and hip television series, the 87 year old “Mother Road” is still very much alive & kicking all the way from Chicago to L.A. Heck, ask any old hot rodder and he […]

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Rat Finks Of America

Rat Finks Of America

Coop’s collection of vintage Ed Roth print material is as big as anyone’s and recently, he found a way to make it accessible to the general public by starting a tumblr blog. So far, it’s proven to be invaluable… I absolutely love digging through treasure after treasure of Rat Fink […]

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Stars, Stripes and Patriotic Paint

Stars, Stripes and Patriotic Paint

When early July rolls around, I like to take my time as I drive through the historical downtown just minutes from my home. Like all small towns across the country, the streetlamps and storefronts are adorned with an array of American flags during this season. The combination of classic Victorian-era […]

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The Search For Cool

The Search For Cool

I was either nineteen or twenty years old when I jumped into Dennis McPhail’s mini-truck and headed to California for a couple of weeks. Our objectives were clear and had been planned out for months. McPhail was going to hang out at some famous tattoo parlor to learn the tricks […]

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