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Another Mad CARtoonist: Pete Millar

Another Mad CARtoonist: Pete Millar

After posting the CARtoons artwork of George Trosley I got a PM from a fellow HAMBr reminding me about another hot rod artist and co-creator of the magazine: Pete Millar. He often used the pen names ‘Arin Cee’ and ‘Millarkey’ and was actually the co-creator of CARtoons magazine in 1959, based […]

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One Night in Austin: Dave’s Perfection Automotive

One Night in Austin: Dave’s Perfection Automotive

I was in Austin for work last week and had a free evening to connect with some old friends. Continental Club proprietor and all around hot rod connoisseur Steve Wertheimer was high on that list. He invited me to come by ‘the shop’ before dinner, which turned out to be Dave’s Perfection, […]

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Trosley drops a Deuce.

Trosley drops a Deuce.

If you were born in the 60s or 70s like myself, it’s likely you read CARtoons magazine at some point in your childhood. Every other month the Petersen Publication was chock full of comic stories (CARtoon strips), car-related jokes, games, and most importantly drawing exercises. George Trosley actually got his […]

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LOWTECH: Issue #1

LOWTECH: Issue #1

If you are at all worth a damn, you follow the LOWTECH blog. And if you aren’t, I guess you are forgiven… for now. Anyway, our man from overseas spent a few months in California this year and decided to make a pictorial book of his escapades. It turned out […]

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Fall: Its a Great Time for a Drive.

Fall: Its a Great Time for a Drive.

Autumn has officially been with us for a month now, and I firmly believe it’s one of the best seasons of the year for taking the old car out for some road time. First of all you’ve got the beautiful trees of color dropping bright leaves, making the drive that […]

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Ultimate Stress Reliever?

Ultimate Stress Reliever?

I had a really, really bad day at work last Friday. There were a series of stressful events leading up to that day, and after a meeting with even more crushing news, it was time to go. Immediately. At 3:45 pm I walked to my car and drove home with […]

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Feeling the “RUSH” of Car Movies…

Feeling the “RUSH” of Car Movies…

I’m sure you’ve all heard or read something about the new Ron Howard movie ‘RUSH’ by now. Of course, it’s not Hot Rod-related in nature, but even if you love car racing in the slightest, I think you’ll really enjoy this movie (you know, Ron Howard did star in a […]

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What would your perfect “Lambrecht Auction” consist of?

What would your perfect “Lambrecht Auction” consist of?

By now, we’ve all read about the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction taking place this weekend in Nebraska. The family-owned dealership owners Ray and Mildred Lambrecht who kept hundreds of very low or ‘delivery’ mileage cars and trucks from their dealership and tucked them away for 50 years. Some of these time […]

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Pre-War Ford Trivia… Know your Stuff?

Pre-War Ford Trivia… Know your Stuff?

First of all, if you hate trivia questions, you can stop reading now and got straight to the HAMB. However, if your still on this page, and you’ve been around enough traditional hot rods or pre-war customs, you are well aware that the overwhelming majority of them are 1923- 1941 […]

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