60 Years Ago: The Barris Shop Fire

60 Years Ago: The Barris Shop Fire

I guess old cars & fire have been on my mind quite a bit lately, with the massive, deadly wildfires of Northern California are finally coming to an… continue reading »

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The Birth Of Outlaw Hot Rodding

The Birth Of Outlaw Hot Rodding

JB Cochran was my grandfather. He ran and operated Cochran Garage in Ada, OK from the late 1930’s until he passed away at an early age in the… continue reading »

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Looking Ahead Through Plexiglas…

Looking Ahead Through Plexiglas…

The late 1930s is one of the high water marks for car design and innovation in America. We were coming out of the Great Depression, Art Deco and… continue reading »

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The Don Ferrara ’49 Ford

The Don Ferrara ’49 Ford

Don Ferrara is probably best known for his roadster, but his shoebox Ford was actually featured in more publications. From 1953 to 1955, it was featured in Honk,… continue reading »

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In Vogue

In Vogue

It’s kind of hard to believe that traditional hot rods haven’t always been popular. There once was a time (so I’m told) when whitewalls were out and those… continue reading »

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Send Good Thoughts for Vern’s Shop…

Send Good Thoughts for Vern’s Shop…

You’ve all heard about the massive fires we are experiencing here in Northern California. Its hard to explain how bad it is, but imagine thousands of acres, entire… continue reading »

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Obscure Oldsmobile

Obscure Oldsmobile

In the Trend Book marked number 101, you can find Hal Baund’s 1950 Oldsmobile. I don’t believe you can find it featured anywhere else… and that’s a shame,… continue reading »

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Nothing Like New Old Stock!

Nothing Like New Old Stock!

Juts last week I was pining away about how much I love crusty, original-paint stuff like my old bicycle, and now it’s time to sing the virtues of parts… continue reading »

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