Rob Kinnan requires very little introduction. Many would recognize Rob from his days as the Editor of Hot Rod Magazine. A dyed-in-the-wool hot rodder and muscle car enthusiast, a road racing aficionado behind the wheel of his Factory Five roadster and a hardcore NASCAR fan.
Point at any high-end race car (and most entry level home builds as well) and you’ll be able to find ARP fasteners on it. The team at ARP in California recently invited is in for a tour of their facility, which in turn allows us to show you how fasteners and other hardware are made, start to finish.
The Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance.
On Friday’s qualifying pass, Jay launched the car at 4,000, which resulted in a big wheelstand that nearly yanked the rear tires off the ground. This ’32 ain’t no show-stopping trailer queen, she’s a quarter-mile fighter.
We strolled the 2012 Grand National Roadster Show to check out all the eye candy, as well as reviewed all of the contenders for the hotly contested “World’s Most Beautiful Roadster” award.
RideTech’s coil-overs are made entirely in the USA, including the springs, and there is a lot of science in the design. This story goes into detail about each coil-over design, and offer some recommendations on usage.
The grille is from a ’31 Pontiac, the headlights are ’25 Buick, the horns are from a Chevy truck and an aftermarket triple setup, the steering wheel is ’55 Ford pickup, the marker lights are Harley-Davidson, and he has no idea what the radiator cap is from.
The Race Rod’s first run was on the road course, and with not one single practice lap, I went out and did a warm up lap…then proceeded to spin the car off into the dirt on the first corner, raising a huge cloud of dust. Because of that, I still have a lot to prove with the ’33.