An Unsung Hero In Hot Rodding

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
An Unsung Hero In Hot Rodding

I’ve spent the better part of the last four or five years entrenched in a sprawling research project with a friend. This grand endeavor is a deep dive… continue reading »

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1952 Fageol Pataray Roadster

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
1952 Fageol Pataray Roadster

The 1952 Pataray roadster—an unruly beast torn from the feverish mind of Ray Fageol. This wasn’t just a car; it was a promise from the future, plastered across… continue reading »

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Hot Rodder Mob Battles Police in San Diego Riot

Monday, June 24, 2024
Hot Rodder Mob Battles Police in San Diego Riot

SAN DIEGO (UPI) – An unruly mob estimated at between 2,000 to 3,000 hot rodders blocked off a 10-block city area to race and then battled police for… continue reading »

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The Happiest Automobile

Monday, June 17, 2024
The Happiest Automobile

I spent a good 12 hours, maybe more, glued to the spectacle of Le Mans this weekend. It’s my annual pilgrimage, my holy grail of motorsport. The roar… continue reading »

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Al Paloczy

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Al Paloczy

The old Hot Rod Magazines, relics of a bygone era, were filled with images not from high-paid professionals but from wide-eyed, grease-stained amateurs with a passion for speed…. continue reading »

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So Long As It Is Loud!

Monday, June 10, 2024
So Long As It Is Loud!

Car Craft Magazine – March, 1957. Al Paloczy was able to gather both Dick MaCoy and Dale Krutz along with their hot rods for a shoot in some… continue reading »

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1955 Chevrolet Biscayne

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
1955 Chevrolet Biscayne

The 1950s were a delirious carnival of prosperity, a neon-soaked parade of unchecked American ambition. The Greatest Generation rolled the dice, hit the jackpot, and the ’50s reaped… continue reading »

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The Paul Schiefer Roadster

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
The Paul Schiefer Roadster

In the late 1940s, Paul Schiefer was possessed by a raw, unquenchable thirst for speed. Not the kind of speed you’d find in the cutthroat frenzy of city… continue reading »

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