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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,731

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    I Kept Receipts...


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  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 21,731

    Staff Member

    I got some shit I gotta get done in the morning, so here is tomorrow's post 12 hours early... and it's a good one.
  3. That’s awesome to hear! I hope I get one, I have no idea the status of my subscription.
  4. Just rec'd an email from RJ saying #86 is on the way.

  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 31,473

    Jalopy Joker

    Deadend Magazine's 20th Anniversary & Rodder's Journal Release Party 20240416_192456.jpg
  7. Yep . . . me too!

    TRJ on the Move...#86 is on the way


    TRJ #86 is printed, bound and on its way to subscribers. We will have a limited supply on display and as part of TRJ giveaways at our party in Austin, Texas, on the night of Friday April 19th at the Lonestar Round-Up.

    It’s been too long since our last communication, but we’ve had our noses to the grindstone working to finally get The Rodder’s Journal back on track in a permanent way. We’re thrilled to announce we’re well on our way. TRJ #86 is printed, bound and at the mailing house. All subscriber copies will be in the mail over the week or so. And issue #87 is rumbling toward completion and will be off to the printer in the coming weeks.


    If you are in Austin for the Lonestar Round-Up this weekend be sure to join us for a party Friday evening. The flyer above gives all of the particulars.

    Issue #86 is comprised of a diverse mix of traditional hot rods, customs, art and history. To mark our return to regular publication, we printed a rare third cover for this issue. Subscribers will get the cover featuring Larry Jacinto’s baremetal Deuce three-window built by Ryan Reed, cover B features Jim “Jake” Jacobs’ old school, period-perfect ’29 Ford roadster, and cover C showcases Ray and Terri Bartlett’s east coast-based ’40 Ford sedan delivery.


    The late Pat Ganahl's final hot rod project was this 1933 Ford Fordor, built by Pat with the help of his son Bill Ganahl of South City Rod & Custom. In our tribute to Pat we included photos of the sedan, which we shot at one of Pat’s favorite photo locations in the hills above the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale.


    Showcased prominently on the cover of TRJ #86 and with a full feature inside is the '32 three-window of Larry Jacinto. It is being painstakingly constructed by Ryan Reed. In what is somewhat of a departure for us, we show it in baremetal on location.

    Inside you’ll find one of the most personal stories we’ve ever published, we pay tribute to the late Pat Ganahl through our own recollections and those of Pat’s wife, Anna, and son, Bill. Greg Sharp explores the wild and wooly world of ’40s and early-’50s track roadster racing. Also featured are Brad and Penny Grimes’ inline-powered, mild custom ’51 Chevy from Virginia, as well as a full feature on the work of hot rod fine artist, the late Roy Jones. Our “Parts is Parts” article pits a quickchange against a 9-inch Ford to determine whether quickchanges really do rob horsepower.


    Jim “Jake” Jacobs of Apple Valley, California, is well known to many TRJ readers as one of the founding partners and namesake of Pete & Jake's. His latest effort is this '28 Ford roadster, which he built in his home shop. It's the kind of innovative yet traditional effort that we have come to expect of Jake. Power comes from a MerCruiser inline four-cylinder.

    We’ll celebrate the release of issue #86 and the impending release of #87 at the Lonestar Round-Up this weekend alongside our friends at Deadend Worldwide, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary. The “One Night Stand,” hosted by the Los CoChinos car club and Known Audio, kicks off at 7pm at 2109 South Congress Avenue on Friday night—just down the street from the Continental Club and across the street from C-Boys Heart & Soul. We will have copies of TRJ #86 for your perusal and as part of a TRJ merchandise giveaway. On display will also be a sneak peek at content for TRJ #87. It’s going to be a night to remember, and we hope you’ll join us.


    After spending his youth messing with muscle cars and fast boats, Brad Grimes inherited his father's '51 Chevy. He is now a full convert to the "low and slow" ways of custom car ownership. He has retained many of the modifications that were done by his father, but continues to improve and refine the mild custom. It's hard to believe that the candy red paint is decades old!

    As always, we sincerely thank you for your continued support. Look for the brand new issue of TRJ in your mailbox in the coming days—and if you’re attending the LSRU, please come celebrate with us on Friday night! And join us for the after parties at C-Boys and the Continental Club!


    Greg Sharp mined his extensive photo library to come up with an amazing assortment of images that show the short lived but impactful Track Roadster era. This shot from 1953 at the Carrell Speedway in Southern California shows a particularly active and interesting pit/infield area. Visible are entries from Engle Cams, the Chrisman Garage and Blair's Muffler Shop.


    Ray Bartlett's '40 Ford sedan delivery has been a long term project that began as a trade for work on a Deuce highboy at The East Coast Hot Rod Garage. It's a subtle yet refined build with a host of modifications to what at first glance looks like a stock bodied '40 delivery. Note that the front doors have been replaced by longer two-door sedan units.


    We first became acquainted with Roy Jones' artwork through his work for Bob Drake Reproductions. Bob used Roy's artwork extensively to market his products and developed a close friendship with Roy in the process. We had long admired Jones' work but knew little about him. His life and career are still shrouded in mystery, but we have done the best we could to fill in the backstory and showcase his amazing artwork.

    If you have any questions regarding your subscription or a previous order, please feel free to contact [email protected] we are trying to keep up with emails on a daily basis while creating a new magazine and other company solutions.

    We are also continuing to work on infrastructure and hope to be able to announce improvements in our customer service shortly.

    We do appreciate everyone’s patience and ongoing support.

    Best wishes,

    Steve Coonan
    The Rodder’s Journal

    Copyright © 2024 The Rodder's Journal, All rights reserved.
    You are receiving The Rodder's Journal Newsletter because you opted in when you created an account either by phone, mail or at our website,

    Our mailing address is:
    The Rodder's Journal
    24848 Meeting House Road
    Denton, Maryland 21629

  8. Thanks for your persistence, Steve. 07262019.jpg
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  9. Michael Ottavi
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 276

    Michael Ottavi

    Having know Steve since the 70's, I have always known him to be the "stand up guy" he is. I read every post on here from the start about this saga and kept my mouth shut while the shit show went on for years. I felt I had nothing to add and just hoped for this day to come. A big thank you to Steve for not giving up and continuing the best automotive magazine ever with photography by the best automotive (and surfer) photographer ever!
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2024
  10. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 5,017


    Ditto. Where are the haters now?
  11. Ziggster
    Joined: Aug 27, 2018
    Posts: 1,833


    Had no dog in this fight. Could they have communicated better - yes. Have a handful of editions I purchased over the last 20 years that I still treasure. Seeing that they are back on their feet, I’ll sign up for a yearly subscription(s).
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  12. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 732

    from Missouri

  13. SDhotrod
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 655


    I wonder when Rodder's Journal will be accepting new subscriptions? Any news on that?
    I know he has to meet his commitments to current subscribers first, which is understandable.
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  14. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,266


    Got the email yesterday as well.

    I'm so glad that Steve was able to rise above it all. I too was dumbfounded at the amount of people that wanted to cheer on The Rodder's Journal potential demise.

    Congratulations to Steve for persevering!
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  15. got the email too, this is gonna be one of the BEST RJ's ever, ...long live RJ!
  16. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,609


    I'm not the "Rah Rah" or kick em while they are down type a person. Stuff happens and people have to do what they can to survive. All I can say is any communications I've ever had with Rodders Journal have been positive. Much more than I can say for other publications. Stand up people seem to always Stand Up. Joe
  17. How do I get in touch? I cannot find an email or phone number on the website. I'd like to find out if I have a subscription or if I need to renew. I have never gotten any emails from them, but I did receive issue #85.
  18. I got my email!!
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  19. I signed up as a Lifetime Member as well.
    I had faith !
  20. 36cab
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 909


    [email protected]
  21. I liked that magazine very much. I had many issues, starting with issue one and going through the mid-40s. The photography is top notch, frequently stunning. But that magazine is in dire need of a proofreader - every single issue has numerous typos, incorrect word choices and homonym failures. The most egregious I recall right this minute was the use of the word "impotent" when "impetus" was the correct choice.

    What I am suggesting is - send me a pre-print copy and I will proofread it for free - it can't hurt, and in fact, it might help.
  22. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,091


    GOOD GRIEF!!! The word police are out!!!
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  23. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 31,473

    Jalopy Joker

    will not affect magazines but, Lonestar Round Up looks wet this weekend
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  24. Davkin
    Joined: Apr 5, 2008
    Posts: 451

    from SLC, Utah

    I was very excited to get that email yesterday, I thought TRJ was dead and gone, my favorite publication of all time, so happy to see I was wrong, a ray of hope after the loss of so many other magazines I used to enjoy. Long live print!
  25. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,251

    from NC

    Welcome back, Steve! Surprised but happy to get the email! Checking the mail box!!
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  26. ....Your point is well taken, but you have to remember, The Rodder's Journal isn't some huge publishing company with layers upon layers of publishers, editors, copywriters, ad people, photographers and proofreaders. It's damn near a One Man operation!..Feel free to contact Steve, who knows, he might be willing to take you up on your offer of free proofreading.
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  27. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 9,559


    Way to go, Steve! I am honored to be a Lifetime Subscriber. As Ryan says, there were some who were super fast to jump on the SCAM wagon, you can find them with the search feature, but not a single one is man enough to come back and say he was wrong. In this case journal,we have both positive and negative examples of a man's character.
  28. Good to hear. I'm lifetime member, but haven't received any email yet?
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  29. 1929rats
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 671


    Amen!!!!!! Couldn't be happier. Steve fought the good fight. I think he even sold his roadster to sink the money into the RJ if I'm not mistaken! I read the same hate mail and wanted to gut punch folks at times....Love a good story. Love an excellent publication more-so! Good deal!
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