The 1949 Mercury: Happy 70th Birthday!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The 1949 Mercury: Happy 70th Birthday!

We actually passed her birthday back in June, but it’s worth noting that the iconic 1949 Mercury debuted in the Summer of 1948. When the first post-war Mercury… continue reading »

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Your Favorite Pair

Monday, July 23, 2018
Your Favorite Pair

I had lunch with a buddy of mine last week that is fortunate enough to own a very large and very complete collection of early hot rods and… continue reading »

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A.J. Lanier’s ’55 Thunderbird

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
A.J. Lanier’s ’55 Thunderbird

So here’s a random find… I was thumbing through a 1961 Trend Book publication and found two shots of A.J. Lanier’s ’55 Thunderbird. A.J. was a retired Colonel… continue reading »

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New Cars

Friday, June 15, 2018
New Cars

Yesterday I came to the grim realization that some new cars just don’t have jacks. In many cases, these same cars also don’t have tire irons, lug wrenches… continue reading »

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Warren Dorrill’s Shark

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Warren Dorrill’s Shark

I love Kustomrama just for the sheer obscurity of things like this… The story of Warren Dorrill’s “interesting” concept shoebox was posted on the H.A.M.B. a number of… continue reading »

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The Least Likely Custom?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Least Likely Custom?

Think of any post-war American car between 1946 and 1964… Whatever your thinking of, chances are at least one of that car has been made into a custom… continue reading »

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The Mystery of Ran’s Auto Works

Friday, April 27, 2018
The Mystery of Ran’s Auto Works

After the flood at Rodder’s Journal, I’ll admit that I haven’t done a whole lot to spruce up my office space. There used to be a filing cabinet… continue reading »

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Shoebox Update

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Shoebox Update

I’ve had a crazy morning that started off with a minor family emergency trip to the ER. Everything is cool now, but my time got crunched and I… continue reading »

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