Robert Kibbe is the owner of TheMuscleCarPlace.com and host of the weekly Muscle Car Place podcast show. He's based in Ames, IA, is married with 3 kids, and still thinks the General Lee is cool.
The Petersen Automotive Museum has decided to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of hot rodding’s most popular car, the 1932 Ford, with “Deuce Week” in March 2012. Even better, we received word from our pals at the Jalopy Journal that they have two tickets to give away for the Deuce Week Celebration concert!
This ’64 Dodge D-100 is one of our favorite Cherry Bomb project vehicles ever. For some reason we have a serious soft spot for vehicles that are so ugly that only their mother could love them!
We recently saw this post over on Hooniverse by a gentleman who was nominating his ’64 Corvair 700 Sedan to be their car of the year, and we’ll be the first to admit that he makes a completely compelling case.
Our friends over at Jalopy Journal received an incredible set of photos recently from a man named Kevin Boji. The never before seen photos were taken by his father Byron in 1950 during a trip that he and a few friends took over to Bonneville!
We walk you through the entire process of ordering a custom-grind camshaft from COMP Cams. Just like painting a car, ordering a custom grind cam is all about the prep work!
How long does it take to drive an Edelbrock powered ’32 Ford Roadster across the country while going through ever state? It took this guy just 7 days. Even better, he did the trip twice!
Like father, like son. Danny Thompson, Mickey Thompson’s son and an accomplished racer and innovator in his own right, will present the details of his plans to complete the restoration of his fathers’ Challenger 2.5, building the fastest piston-powered car in the world.
Our pals over at Speedhunters get all of the great gigs. Recently they attended The Goodwood Revival, which is a three-day festival held each September for the types of cars and motorcycles that would have competed from 1948-1966 during glory days of the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit the UK!
The SEMA Action Network (SAN) recently sent us an alert regarding the preservation of the Bonneville Salt Flats, and it’s one we wanted to alert our readers to immediately. In 1946 the racing area’s salt depth was at least 5 feet; it is now only a few inches thick!
Recently our pals over at Speedhunters had the chance to visit Fat57 Customs in Australia, and from the pictures we’ll have to admit that we’re just a little bit jealous. Fat57 is made up of Mark Jones and his sons Beauman and Harley, and they have one goal in life; to build wild custom cars of every flavor!
We’re guessing that the car you see here will be one that is unfamiliar to most of you, and to be honest it was one that was new to us as well. We originally saw it over on Autoholics.com and the owner was running a “name that car” competition, and very few people were able to name this ’31 Graham Prosperity 6.
The problem with Broughams is how rare they are. So much of these cars were handmade components that restoring one is a massive feat, that is why we can – somewhat – understand this restomod job. If you’ve never heard of a Brougham, we strongly suggest Googling these machines.
The Vintage AA Gasser Association had their final event for 2011 at Pittsburgh Raceway Park Saturday Sept. 10th, and though the second half of the day was a rain out, the first half of the day was filled with blinding speeds and crazy fun!
There’s an old phrase that goes, “If you live long enough you’ll see everything,” and while we all feel we have plenty of life left to live, the pictures of what’s possibly the world’s first hot rod orthodontist office will forever rank right up there in our permanent memory banks!
It’s stories like these that make us want to go back to college, if only for one day. Recently Ohio Technical College partnered with Edelbrock for the second year in a row to host a Carburetor Challenge where the winners received scholarships and Edelbrock gear!