The Secret Power of the HAMB…

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The Secret Power of the HAMB…

Its not the beautiful car pictures, the deals on old junk, or even the intriguing tech articles. No, the real power of the HAMB is no big secret at all-… continue reading »

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It’s Trailer Time…

Thursday, October 15, 2015
It’s Trailer Time…

There are few things that tend to go hand in hand with our old cars: Vintage motorcycles, early bicycles, and of course, classic aluminum trailers (or ‘caravans’ to our friends across the… continue reading »

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Time for a Commercial break…

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time for a Commercial break…

Lets mix it up a bit today and check out some Commercial vehicles from the 30s and 40s- Art Deco tanker trucks, moving vans, beer wagons, and other pieces of rolling sculpture. It’s… continue reading »

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R&C Model Car Contest 1957!

Friday, September 25, 2015
R&C Model Car Contest 1957!

In April 1957, Rod & Custom ran a nationwide custom model building competition, and ended up overwhelmed with the number of entries (1,135 to be exact) and the wide… continue reading »

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Hood Louvers of Interest (Sexy Hoods part II)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Hood Louvers of Interest (Sexy Hoods part II)

Someday I really want to get a custom aluminum hood made for my ’29 roadster. There is something beautiful and elegant about a pair of toolbox latches perched on the sides of… continue reading »

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Pre-Watson Flames

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Pre-Watson Flames

When you look at modern photos of what hot rodders consider “Traditional” 50s flame jobs, the overwhelming example is the long, seaweed-style flame, often with the same basic shape… continue reading »

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Vintage Hydroplanes

Monday, June 22, 2015
Vintage Hydroplanes

A friend of mine has recently gotten deep into vintage hot rod boats from the 1940’s and as a result, I’ve been assaulted by old footage and photos… continue reading »

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Speed Equipment: Playing Favorites

Friday, June 19, 2015
Speed Equipment: Playing Favorites

There are a lot of issues with playing favorites, but in the case of hot rodding, it’s something that just needs to be done. Everyone has their own… continue reading »

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