“The McConnell Story” Roadster

“The McConnell Story” Roadster

I’ve been trying to pull this post off for weeks, but keep getting thwarted by Warner Brothers. Have you ever seen the movie titled “The McConnell Story”? Essentially, it’s… continue reading »

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Pete Chapouris

Pete Chapouris

When Dr. Dan texted me last week and asked if the rumor was true, I had no idea what he was talking about. I then texted Jimmy Shine… continue reading »

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You’re Covered: Hot Rodding Magazines from 1945-1975

You’re Covered: Hot Rodding Magazines from 1945-1975

A hot rodder’s library is one of their most important tools. Books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, manuals, maps—it doesn’t really matter what it is; if it’s old and has… continue reading »

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The Rolling Laboratory…

The Rolling Laboratory…

The March 1953 issue of Hot Rod has a number of sweet rides featured in it, including Gordon Potter’s A Roadster cover car and the iconic Hirohata Mercury…. continue reading »

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The Programs of Early Speed

The Programs of Early Speed

Over the weekend, I got an email from Randy Hernandez and, fortunately for us, he’s been digging through his dad’s stuff again. This time he came out of… continue reading »

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The Family Custom Car for 1936: Phaeton or Tudor?

The Family Custom Car for 1936: Phaeton or Tudor?

You’ve got a time machine, and it’s set to send you back to a Ford dealership in the year 1936. You’ve got $600 in your pocket, and the objective is to… continue reading »

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Fear & Loathing The Classic Car Dealer: Part 2

Fear & Loathing The Classic Car Dealer: Part 2

Back in 2011, I made a lot of enemies with an article that I sharpened to a spear point and then thrust into the belly of the classic car… continue reading »

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Hey folks… It’s Christmas day and I shouldn’t be posting, but I can’t help myself. I just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone for supporting me,… continue reading »

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