One more from L.A. in the 40s

One more from L.A. in the 40s

Last one of the week… Also from the early 1940s and from downtown Los Angeles (West 2nd Street at South Figueroa Street), with the end of the film… continue reading »

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Dragger’s Dream

Dragger’s Dream

Last night, a storm of biblical proportions descended upon us, unleashing its fury in the form of savage winds, hail the size of golf balls, and an ungodly… continue reading »

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Downtown L.A. in 1946

Downtown L.A. in 1946

1946: The conflicts in Europe and Japan are finally behind the US, but post-war car production is crawling back up to speed with no new models coming to… continue reading »

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Another Survivor Found

Another Survivor Found

Last week an auction was held in Indiana the featured an under-represented hot rod of yesteryear. A few folks online took notice, but the details were just sketchy… continue reading »

Chopped (But Not Dropped)

Chopped (But Not Dropped)

When most hot rodders or customizers get a vehicle, the first thing they do is lower it. From dropped axles and reverse-eye springs to Z’d frames and lowering… continue reading »

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An Old Drag Car with Style

An Old Drag Car with Style

After leaving Riverside, the Shifters car club founding member Kevan Sledge has been quietly building some killer hot rods and pre-war customs up in Northern California’s town of… continue reading »

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The Champion Spark Plug Display

The Champion Spark Plug Display

Years ago I found a Champion Spark Plug display at an antique store. It was one of those finds that just makes you giddy…. An object of age… continue reading »

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Support Your Local Mad Fabricator!

Support Your Local Mad Fabricator!

For t those of you who haven’t heard, Piero De Luca, Mr. Mad Fabricator and documentarian of this crazy hot rodding world we love for well over two… continue reading »

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