Family Tradition… A rerun of sorts…

Family Tradition… A rerun of sorts…

Ten years ago today, I sat down and wrote a quick piece that explored how I became a car guy and just how this thing of ours gets into… continue reading »

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The Grand National Roadster Show in Five Sentences

The Grand National Roadster Show in Five Sentences

The security guard waves you through the gate, but you hardly notice because you’re too fixated on the snow on top of those mountains in the distance, mountains… continue reading »

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Other stuff at the GNRS…

Other stuff at the GNRS…

Ryan’s thoughts on the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show were spot on: The acceptance and appreciation of straightforward, traditional style Hot Rods on the main show floor was… continue reading »

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The NASCAR Units…

The NASCAR Units…

So it’s 1955 and Chevrolet’s Corvette has seen less than stellar sales figures since its introduction a couple of years earlier. At the same time, Bill France is… continue reading »

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Hot Rods are Dangerous. And that’s OK.

Hot Rods are Dangerous. And that’s OK.

It’s just a fact we understand, that there’s an inherent danger to driving a hot rod: No tangible safety systems like airbags or head restraints. The body will surely crumple like… continue reading »

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Mavericks

Mavericks

“Starting next year, The Jalopy Journal will no longer recognize the promoter’s pick as America’s Most Beautiful roadster. Instead, we will recognize our own.” That’s a quote from… continue reading »

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Dialing in the Dragster

Dialing in the Dragster

They propped the shed door open and rolled the dragster into the daylight. The air was sharp, sky grey. An occasional snow flurry fell onto the cowl, only… continue reading »

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What’s New on the Book Shelf…

What’s New on the Book Shelf…

Winter is in full swing in these parts, and locally we’ve had more rain this January than in the past 35 years on record! For me, this chilly time… continue reading »

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