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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by gasmanm01, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. How far back was it when Neal East was editor for Rod & Custom?
  2. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,276


    He wasn't the editor. That would have been Lynn Wineland.

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  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,258


    I think it was Old Cars Illustrated that Neal oversaw, a GREAT magazine with a lot of what we have here on the HAMB. Bob
  4. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,339

    from Colorado

    I stand corrected....I do remember going to Street Rodder and smelling the big cat piss in the hallway carpets.
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  5. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,752


    Thanks for the info!
  6. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,793

    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    I read Rod and Custom as a kid. Then they stopped publishing it and I discovered Street Rodder. Eventually I quit reading that when there were too many ads.I used to read Sports and Classic Cars out of the UK. I quit reading them as well. Today I can get the same info from many other sources online and actually interact with those folks in the articles.
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  7. Yeah I really liked Rod and Custom.
    Mine is the Orange Roadster.
  8. Then what was he with R&C?
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  9. I guess this explains it!
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  11. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 1,673

    from ohio

    I have every Rod&Custom ever printed. I use to bug my Mom for the latest issue when we went to the store and they were 25 cents. In later years I bought them at swap meets and later on the internet to complete my collection. I had to give crazy money for the first issue, May 1953 "Rods & Customs" which was the only one that used the plural in the title. I would like to see it come back again too but don't think it will happen. At least we have the H.A.M.B.:cool::D
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  12. I got hooked on Rod and Custom as a kid when I saw the old issue with Taboo on the cover. I still buy every copy of that issue when I spot them at swap meets. That issue has some great northwest customs. I really liked that special little book they did right before they folded.

  13. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 2,310


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    Were you referring to the one shot issues when they went back to the small format? They published those in 2011 and 2012, and they were very well done. Great feature cars, cool layouts and they went to extremes to give the magazine an old feel.
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  14. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,258


    Nice car, who owned the nailhead Buick powered T bucket? That is one of the best looking T's I've ever seen, my copy is up in the attic, one of the all time best R&C covers. Hope that T is still around. Bob
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  15. slug
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 124


    I thought Hop Up had died. They owe many back issues if they are still around. Last one I got was issue Vol 14 No 3. Slug
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  16. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 5,971

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Lucky to have had my deuce pu featured the Oct 05 issue of R&C. I don't think a reincarnation of R&C would survive in today's world?
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  17. Best mag cover in history, no competition!!

    better mag cover.jpg
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  18. '34 Terraplane
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
    Posts: 197

    '34 Terraplane
    from Western PA

  19. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 16,442


    As long as it does not come back as Rod & Custom & Hoffman Group.
  20. TEN; The Enthusiast Network would be the publisher f it came back. they own all the big name mags nowadays.

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  21. WC Durant
    Joined: Apr 10, 2017
    Posts: 100

    WC Durant

    I loved Rod & Custom. Is Traditional Rod & Kulture really done? Might explain why I haven't seen a new one in the mail in awhile.
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  22. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 450


    I think TEN also owns Roadkill.
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  23. Roadkill magazine is gone...
  24. yep. I really liked the small format. It would be need to seem just something like that on newsstands once and awhile.
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  25. I read R&C when I was a younger man, loved it. A number of their tech articles were applied in principal to the build of my F-100. These days I read Car Kulture Deluxe and ‘Ol Skool Rods. Both are good and they have pinup girls standing next to the cars they feature.

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  26. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 450


    Sorry, I was not clear - TEN owns (i.e. controls) a lot of dead magazine titles.

    Custom Rodder died - They rolled the subscription into Street Rodder
    Rod & Custom died - They rolled the subscription in to Street Rodder
    Roadkill died - And Street Rodder still arrives in the mail box <sigh>
  27. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,246


    Best be careful if you plan your income around T-shirts using Rod & Custom logo,

    I believe they own the rights to that Logo, and they might see money, and head your way..
  28. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,630


    R&C was one of the best. I still get Hod Rod Deluxe, TRJ, Canadian Hot Rods, and just lately stopped American Hot Rodder. I'm always interested in tech stuff so I spend too much time on the HAMB!
  29. 28rp
    Joined: Apr 18, 2007
    Posts: 111


    I ,m a bit sad obout Traditional Rod & Kulture biting the dust . It was the only mag I have on subscription from the U.S. I have , em all from No.1
  30. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 4,673

    Staff Member

    I like it all.
    Magazines - Websites......
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