Racing With The Devil

Thursday, June 22, 2006
Racing With The Devil

I hinted at this subject once before, but didn’t go into great detail for a number of reasons. I’ve always been interested in the pre-war German race cars… continue reading »

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The Lightnin’ Bug

Sunday, June 18, 2006
The Lightnin’ Bug

Von Franco told me over BBQ one night that he was obsessed with this car. He’s now built clones of it in two different iterations – both of… continue reading »

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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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