Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

Friday, July 29, 2011
Before there was Chip, there was Sam.

And as a young man, Sam Foose helped Chuck Calvin restyle this 1950 Ford Tudor sedan for Don Britton. The car was nearly brand new when it was… continue reading »

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The Panty Dropper

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Panty Dropper

In the 1920′s, Rudolph Valentino could pull wool better than just about anyone. One square look from the “latin lover” is all it took to get most women… continue reading »

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Is your Hot Rod legit?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Is your Hot Rod legit?

I was riding my motorcycle down to Laguna Seca last Sunday to watch MotoGP racing. It was a nice, leisurely cruise down Highway 101 until a CHP pickup… continue reading »

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Save The Salt!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Save The Salt!

I don’t typically get these pages involved with stuff like this, but this does hit close to home and I feel like we just might be able to… continue reading »

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Power Hot Rod Reunion – Sweden

Monday, July 25, 2011
Power Hot Rod Reunion – Sweden

The traditional hot rod scene in Sweden is an amazing one. For years, those fellas have been using creativity to replace accessibility and as a result, they’ve built… continue reading »

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10 Ways To Win At The Drag Races

Friday, July 22, 2011
10 Ways To Win At The Drag Races

With the H.A.M.B. Drags coming up, I thought it was high-time to study up on ways to win. So I grabbed my February, 1957 issue of Rod Builder… continue reading »

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How long can a record stand?

Thursday, July 21, 2011
How long can a record stand?

I was just thumbing through my 2010 Rules and Records book from the SCTA, looking at the classes, vehicle types and dates the records were made. Most of… continue reading »

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How To Be A Hot Driver

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
How To Be A Hot Driver

Throughout the 1950′s, Fawcett Books put together small format annuals that looked in depth at things like customs, sports cars, and hot rods. In 1953, they released a… continue reading »

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