Tradition and Innovation: Part II

Friday, June 16, 2006
Tradition and Innovation: Part II

A few months ago I wrote an article on the journal about design and inspiration. The general idea behind my thinking was that traditional hot rods and customs… continue reading »

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Ed Roth & The Berry Wagon

Thursday, June 15, 2006
Ed Roth & The Berry Wagon

It’s always good to see historically significant cars headed in the right direction. I’m not sure the Ed Roth painted Berry Wagon could have ended up in any better hands… continue reading »

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Henry Ford’s Hideout

Monday, June 12, 2006
Henry Ford’s Hideout

“A focal point for research at Fair Lane was Henry Ford’s Experimental Laboratory. Located on the top floor of the Powerhouse, this area was used from approximately 1919-1924… continue reading »

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The History Of The Whitewall: Part 2!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006
The History Of The Whitewall: Part 2!

So after writing yesterday’s little side bar on whitewalls, I decided it would be fun to post the article that spawned it (originally published in Hot Rod Deluxe… continue reading »

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The History Of The Whitewall

Wednesday, June 7, 2006
The History Of The Whitewall

I did an article for the first issue of Hot Rod Deluxe (1999?) covering tires, sizes, and styles. It was a neat little piece with interviews from Roth, Barris,… continue reading »

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The 200 mph Club

Thursday, June 1, 2006
The 200 mph Club

It was May of 1953 and Dean Batchelor found himself at lunch with the managing editor of Hop Up Magazine – Lou Kimzey. As they munched on burgers… continue reading »

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The Greatest Spectacle In Racing

Friday, May 26, 2006
The Greatest Spectacle In Racing

Wilbur Shaw won the 1940 Indianapolis 500 in his brand spanking new Maserati 8CM labeled the “Boyle Special”. And since he won the race in 1939 as well, he… continue reading »

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Vintage MoKan Racing Action

Friday, May 12, 2006
Vintage MoKan Racing Action

vintageMoKan.jpg Sodbuster posted a batch of pics from MoKan Dragway circa the late 1950’s. If you are unfamiliar, MoKan is the venue for the annual H.A.M.B. Drags and… continue reading »

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