Flathead Meltdown

Friday, February 27, 2009
Flathead Meltdown

The Flathead Meltdown is the world’s only heads-up racing class strictly for flathead powered cars. Essentially, it’s a bunch of British fellas with a passion for traditional hot… continue reading »

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East Coast Digger

Thursday, February 26, 2009
East Coast Digger

It’s been over a decade since I first reviewed “Cool Cars, Square Roll Bars” – a book written by the former editor of Hot Rod Magazine, Arnie Shuman…. continue reading »

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The Riviera Story

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Riviera Story

The GM styling chief, Bill Mitchell, was in London on business when a vision inspired a car. It was a foggy morning and Bill woke early to sit… continue reading »

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Hop Up Test No. 4

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Hop Up Test No. 4

My absolute favorite feature of early Hop Up Magazines is the rod tests. Essentially, the staff would find a deserving hot rod or custom and do a proper… continue reading »

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’32 Chassis The Bass Way

Monday, February 23, 2009
’32 Chassis The Bass Way

Brian Bass has inspired a ton of us through the years and his latest project is just further evidence of the talent brewing in Dallas. It’s a ’32… continue reading »

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Inspiration… Part 3.

Friday, February 20, 2009
Inspiration… Part 3.

In 2006, I wrote a couple of posts (Part 1 & 2) dedicated to finding inspiration outside of the traditional hot rod and custom world. As popular as… continue reading »

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A Scratch On His Forehead

Thursday, February 19, 2009
A Scratch On His Forehead

It’s no secret that the late 40′s and early 50′s is the time period that most intrigues me. The hot rods of that era were just so simple… continue reading »

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The Polynesian

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Polynesian

I’m sure at some point we’ve had a thread on the H.A.M.B. that thoroughly covered the Polynesian. The Valley Custom built ’50 Olds is a legend similar in… continue reading »

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