The Toy Shop Custom

Thursday, May 28, 2020
The Toy Shop Custom

Dick Adams 1949 Chevrolet coupe found in the December ’54 Rod & Custom ticks all the right boxes for me on what a mild postwar custom should be:… continue reading »

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When did Wagons become Cool Customs?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
When did Wagons become Cool Customs?

Well, if you go by Rod & Custom’s nod to the grocery getter (a cover car, no less!), they became viable customs in October of 1954. Before that… continue reading »

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Krazy Painting a New El Camino

Friday, April 17, 2020
Krazy Painting a New El Camino

My favorite cars are the unexpected ones—the ones you see tucked away on a side-street or out cruising while you’re running errands. When you go to a car… continue reading »

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The Dick Shea Custom Corvette

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The Dick Shea Custom Corvette

Here’s another benefit of having some idle time while sheltering in place: Going through old stuff! I was moving boxes in the garage and came across a stash… continue reading »

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The Wes Collins 1934 Ford Roadster

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The Wes Collins 1934 Ford Roadster

For years, this car was actually known as the Al Marx roadster mostly because Al entered the car in the first annual National Roadster Show in 1950. However,… continue reading »

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1963 Ford Pickup: 3-in-1

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
1963 Ford Pickup: 3-in-1

So a friend of mine bought a 1963 Ford F100 right before the whole world went to hell in a hand basket. Knowing I owned one at one… continue reading »

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The Polynesian Desktop

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Polynesian Desktop

After my feature on the ideal Hawaiian hot rod, a friend on the Big Island contacted me with a need. He just got a new 4k iMac and… continue reading »

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The Frank Salley ’37?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The Frank Salley ’37?

Way back in August of 2010, I posted about a mysteriously strange 1937 Ford coupe with the most awkward of chops. The photo in question came packaged with… continue reading »

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