ICONS OF AMERICAN CULTURE: HOT RODS & CUSTOMS!

The Historic Vehicle Association will be showcasing a ’32 Ford hot rod, ’51 Mercury custom and a ’64 Chevy lowrider on April 12 to May 4 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The vehicles will be exhibited in the HVA “glass case” on the walkway between the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. The vehicles are privately owned and are being commemorated and recorded as part of the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register in partnership with the U.S. Departme...
More

MONTEREY MADNESS: JET CENTER REVIVAL!

Mike Matune never misses a party – even when he’s covering Monterey Car Week. Twenty-five years ago Molly & Gordon McCall invited a few like-minded friends to a gathering of car people to kick off Monterey’s Car Week. Begun as a shop party with a collection of cars, it grew from one hanger to another and then another. Along the way aircraft were incorporated along with the finest in cuisine and spirits. Today Motorworks Revival is still going strong with no signs of slowing. Far more th...
More

VERN TARDEL: HOT ROD PICTURE PUZZLE!

If you love ‘old school’ hot rods, you gotta have this 300-piece jigsaw puzzle. Traditional hot rod builder Vern Tardel takes you inside his shop with this extraordinary new 16x20-inch jigsaw picture puzzle. The subject is a 1932 roadster he built. Always the guy to share his fascination with hot rods, Vern's new puzzle will challenge anyone with its vibrant colors and amazing detail seen in this high-resolution HDR photo created by Richard Small. Packaged in a super-structured box, typica...
More

HOT ROD JAGUAR: PRO STREET SIX!

This could be the only XJ6-C with Webers, Nitrous and five on the floor! John Chiungos is an attorney who, when it comes to cars, just doesn’t play by the rules! Most owners of XJ6s either keep their rides stock or upgrade using some factory parts from later models. Others dress them up with period aftermarket accessories. But not John Chiungos. He designed all the custom features of his ’75 Jaguar XJ6-C, worked with Jag experts like Peter Gould  (British Auto/USA) and has his head-tu...
More

’34 FORD COUPE: HOT ROD OF THE YEAR!

George Poteet’s ’34 Ford is Goodguys 2013 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year. It’s been quite a summer for Memphis-based hot rodder and Bonneville racer, George Poteet. For the second time this season, one of his cars has won a signature award from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. George’s “Hugger Orange” ‘34 Ford, built by Dave Lane of Fastlane Rod Shop, captured the 2013 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award at last weekend’s Speedway Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Earlier this s...
More

HOT RODS & MUSCLE CARS: STARS & STRIPES HILL CLIMB!

Next month UK’s Prescott Speed Hill Climb celebrates America’s hottest cars on  their side of the pond! Once again, the legendary Prescott Speed Hill Climb will be presenting its All-American Stars and Stripes weekend, October 5-6. In addition to vehicles competing, there will be special displays by American car clubs alongside USA-themed entertainment. Special displays will include American cars and motorcycles: Pontiacs, Mustangs, Cadillacs, Chevys, Flathead Fords, Hotrods, Indians, ...
More

MONTEREY 2013: OFF THE BEATEN PATH!

We sent our friend Jim Palam to Monterey to come up with stuff not necessarily covered by the usual suspects. Palam never disappoints! ‘You Snooze You Lose.’ Peter Inshaw's '63 Alfa Giuliett Spider 1600 and friend in the pits at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway on Saturday.

 ‘It's A Gamble.’ #22 BMW 3.5 CSL makes an unplanned early departure from Laguna Seca Saturday afternoon. Ouch!

‘ 'Available In Mobster Black.’ Talk about attitude: This '62 Dual Ghia L6.4 Coupe held court in the outside s...
More