ROD & CUSTOM: GARAGE TOUR

https://patganahl.com/2020/05/25/in-the-garage/
Serial hot-rodder Pat Ganahl takes us on a rare ROD & CUSTOM: GARAGE TOUR of his man cave, revealing what he has been working on for decades. And, is still working on! Today, Pat Ganahl takes our hi-tech readers on a guided tour of his garage that’s packed with cars and enough hard-to-see, half-hidden details to keep you busy for at least a week. I’ve already mentioned a couple of times that I’m quite happy – as most hot rodders should be – that the garage is obviously considered part of th...
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PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS

PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS
A scavenger hunt - PAT GANAHL: OLD SCHOOL HOT RODS - uncovers photos and magazines showcasing hot rodding’s golden years, including a 1961 issue CUSTOM RODDER edited by CGC Editor, Marty Schorr! What does Sailor Bob’s ’27 T have to do with this? Serendipity. I showed one of these non-color-shifted Ektachromes from ’58 recently, asking where did this one go, and why has no one built another like it? Well, I was paging through my May ’56 copy of Car Craft because it was supposed to have something...
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’32 FORD: BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

’32 FORD: BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Veteran hot rod journalist Pat Ganahl uncovers a treasure trove of hot rod  features, originally submitted in the 1970s to iconic magazines like Rod & Custom and Rod Action. ’32 FORD: BLUE PLATE SPECIAL is one of the best examples of 1970s rodding. Pat Ganahl blogs about a California blue-plated ’32 Tudor that’s picture perfect. Neal East and Jack Stewart were two of the most prolific West Coast based freelance automotive journalists, specializing in hot rods and customs back in the day. In ...
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SHOWTIME: RODS AND ROSES 2019!

SHOWTIME: RODS AND ROSES 2019
Thousands of people attended the 22nd annual hot rod, custom and specialty car show in Carpinteria, CA, including our intrepid photojournalist, Jim Palam, who managed to smell the roses while capturing the essence of the car culture. Summer is the time that car shows are in full-bloom all over America. Experienced Car Guys have an uncanny ability to sniff-out the best local shows by following the residual scent of high-octane fuel – left behind when pedals hit the metal. Ahh, but in seaside Car...
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RODS & CUSTOMS ON THE COAST: MONTECITO!

Some of the finest machines in the area came out to help raise money for a great cause. Our man on the Left Coast, Jim Palam, captures some of the highlights. This year’s Coast Village Classic Car Show attracted more than 150 head-turning show and go specialty cars and thousands of enthusiasts to the tony town of Montecito, CA this  past weekend. They also celebrated the Corvette’s 60th anniversary. Show benefited  Special Olympics of Santa Barbara. It’s Hammer Time! Michael Hamm...
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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, ...
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HOT RODS & CUSTOMS: THE STREETS OF SOLVANG!

Hundreds of hot rods, customs and specialty cars filled the streets of Solvang, CA for the 9th Annual Wheels ‘N Windmills Show. Our man, Jim Palam, was there to capture the moment for the Chronicles. It was a picture-perfect day In Solvang, CA last Sunday when over 10,000 car enthusiasts flocked to the 9th Annual Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show. More than 300 show-stopping cars were on display. Proceeds from the show benefit three California Central Coast children's charities. Here are some of ...
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CRUISING WOODWARD: LIVING THE DREAM!

Nothing says ‘grass roots motoring’ like the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise. Did you know that the Woodward Dream Cruise actually started as a small fundraiser to raise money for a soccer field in Ferndale, Michigan? In August 1995, Nelson House and a group of volunteers looked to relive and recreate the nostalgic 1950s and 1960s, when Detroit Iron cruised and dominated Woodward Avenue. Woodward Avenue is actually America’s first highway. In 1909, the first mile of concrete highway in ...
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