What’s in a name? Whether it’s family ties, celebrities we adore or inspirational messages like Hope and Faith, what we choose to name individuals who are important to us, like our children and pets, always have some underlying reason behind them. The names we give our vehicles are no different.
Since the beginning of time, mankind has often asked – What does the future hold? We have spent countless hours picturing and guessing at what the future might be like in movies, novels, and in our own imaginations. But it seems that few people ever ask the question – What will the future of hot rodding be?
Father / son projects tend to be the coolest – there’s no denying the bond that blood and machine can create when working together to bring childhood dreams to life. Marc and Perce Sapers built that bond along with the killer daily cruiser you see here – check it out right here!
Jay Leno brings you the awesome Plus 8, courtesy of Jason Len of XKs Unlimited. A powerhouse of a ride, at only 1800 lbs. with 275 hp, all in an aluminum and wood package!
Check out this video of a “Hot Rod Farm” in New Jersey! Jim Rawa’s collection includes a Chevelle, a Lincoln Capri, and a bunch of Plymouth Furies, one of which is modeled after “Christine,” Stephen King’s demon car!
Tom Warner of Fort Pierce, Florida is a seasoned hot rodder who brings plenty of experience to the table. During his heyday, a ’36 Ford stuffed with an old-school HEMI was one of Warner’s first claims to hot rodding fame, and today he relives his old-school, Chrysler rodding legacy with his 392-powered, Model T.
Walt Austin of Tacoma, Washington brings us a Willys coupe that’s completely aluminum-bodied, while packing a blown HEMI under the aluminum hood. Not only a strong runner in a straight line, but Austin’s aluminum coupe makes use of Kirkham Motorsports’ suspension, making for a true winner all around!
Luke Hamber knocks one out of the park with his first hot rod project build. His 1951 Pontiac Chieftan was found, purchased, and restored into the killer cruiser you see here. We really dig the daily driven, street cruisers – especially when they have garage time under the owner’s watch!
While many enthusiasts dote on the classic Chevys, hot rods and Fords, others choose to branch out on their own, exploring territory not as common as the rest. Such is the case with this unique car we spotted at the 2013 Temecula Rod Run. Check out the controversial Fordolet inside!
Listen up kids – history is important. Take for example this pristine example of reviving an iconic hot rod to rise from the ashes and once again compete for the prized America’s Most Beautiful Roadster 50 years after it’s initial contention. This is one piece of history that you won’t want to miss!
Most anyone would have given up on their project car long before Terry Ferda did given the circumstances, but it was his dedication and passion for his family’s ’36 Plymouth Deluxe Business Coupe that eventually rewarded Ferda with this gorgeous hot rod. Check it out inside.
Despite Galpin’s long history of producing award winning hot rods and customs, Iron Orchid is their first contender for the Detriot Autorama’s prestegious “Ridler” Award. Seeing this thing in person, we can certainly attest that it was a worthy contender. Check it out here!
What do you get when you sit down and talk with a world class custom car builder, and you take away the egos? You get one of the coolest and most down to earth custom car designers around, John D’Agostino. We catch up with John and put him in our Hot Seat for this week’s Five Questions. Check it out!
A HUGE round of congratulations is extended to Nick Rogers, for winning Goodguys and Mothers Polish 2013 Custom of the Year award for his clean, ’51 Mercury. Rogers and his Merc sled grabbed the award at Alameda Fairgrounds, 31st All American Get-Together. It’s a clean ride, and the award is well-deserved!
Buying a dream car to enjoy for a lifetime is a fantasy for many people, but for 77-year-old Sunny Seligman, it’s reality. That’s because in October of 1964, after admiring a classic Oldsmobile, Seligman got the chance to secure the car that initially caught his eye for decades of enjoyment to come.