‘OHIO GEORGE’ MONTGOMERY: FIRST DRAG COUPE

‘OHIO GEORGE’ MONTGOMERY: FIRST DRAG COUPE
Rod and Custom’s Pat Ganahl blogs about Gasser legend ‘OHIO GEORGE’ MONTGOMERY: FIRST DRAG COUPE. We add a couple of photos of Ohio’s most iconic quarter-mile rides: Malco Willys & Mustang Gassers powered by blown Ford SOHC engines. I am going absolutely bonkers. No, it’s not from being cooped up at home for the past four-plus months. Anna and I are doing very well in that regard, thankfully. Plus I got one car finished in the garage, another to build, and I even finally got some ti...
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CHEVY & FORD: 1950s CUSTOMS

CHEVY & FORD: 1950s CUSTOMS
Pat Ganahl showcases CHEVY & FORD: 1950s CUSTOMS – ’58 Impala and ’49 Ford – that celebrate an era when car enthusiasts truly personalized their street and show rides. First up is the ’58 Chevy Impala, a head-turner even in stock form, built by Lee Pratt. Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, back in those days when young boys talked cars, read Hot Rod magazines, and fantasized about “how they did it out in California,” Lee figured he was a typical kid who just happened to like the smooth customs...
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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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HISTORY: HOT RODDING 101

HISTORY: HOT RODDING 101
Hot rodding historian and author Pat Ganahl takes us on a guided tour of the golden years of hot rodding (and customizing) via vintage images dating back to the 1930s, many never seen before. This is a unique look at the HISTORY: HOT RODDING 101, documenting how and where the hobby started. 1967: L.A. Roadsters/Bay Area Roadsters annual meet. Fred Enke photo. Silly me. This didn’t turn out the way I expected, or wanted. Pretty soon I was calling it a Herculean task. Now I realize it’s a Sisyph...
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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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