Recently we were lucky enough to venture on over to Burbank, California to spend the day with Troy Ladd at the infamous – Hollywood Hot Rods to check out the shop and some of their ongoing projects. Here’s a closer look at all of the hidden jewels we discovered inside.
Somewhere deep in East Tennessee, just south of Virginia we stumbled across Dean’s Street Rods. Owner Dean Pilkton and his creations might be one of the best kept secrets in the entire rod and custom hobby, combining old school metal craftsmanship with the latest in engine, suspension, and drivetrain tech.
Since 1998, Eric Peratt of Pinkee’s Rod Shop in Windsor, Colorado has been building stellar hot rods for all types of customers. When we got the opportunity to tour the legendary shop this summer and check in with Peratt to see what the future holds for Pinkee’s, we just couldn’t resist. Check it out here!
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.
Factory Five Racing is the foremost producer of kit cars in the world, and for good reason. We take a tour of their Massachusetts-based factory for a chance to learn what kind of people and philosophy it takes to build these world famous kit cars.
The worlds of custom car and custom motorcycle building are not that far apart, and there has been plenty of crossover between the two in recent times. Sure, there are certain nuances between working on a big heavy muscle car and a smaller, leaner custom chopper, but the ideas and inspiration is still the same.
From billet aluminum fuel pumps and radiators to NASCAR engines in a dragster, join us as we take an all-access tour of the Aeromotive offices and manufacturing facility in Lenexa, Kansas.
When Corky Coker holds an open house at his establishment there’s going to be a lot of every type of vehicle on hand, filling a four-block radius around Coker Tire, Honest Charley Speed Shop and Honest Charley Garage (all Coker companies) in downtown Chattanooga. Check the recap out here.
We sit down with Classic Industries founder and CEO Jeff Leonard and talk resto-mods, big dollar auctions, the future of restorations and what other groups of classic cars the auto restoration parts supplier is venturing into next.
We visit American Racing to see how the legendary hot rod wheel manufacturer went about creating possibly the single-most iconic drag racing and muscle car wheel in the industry and how they’re continuing to make new legendary designs.
The team at Jet-Hot recently opened the doors to their corporate offices and primary coating facility in Burlington, N.C. to powerTV, allowing us to take an all-access tour of the coating facility and its intricate processes, allowing us to share with you what goes on behind closed doors.
If you want to relive dirt track racing’s roots or a simpler time in America, there is only one place to go… Justice Brothers Racing Museum. Don’t be thrown off by the name, there’s more to this collection than race cars. Check out our 200+ photo gallery to see what we saw on our tour of the gallery.
What is the magic behind Total Cost Involved Engineering? We took a trip to their factory to find out. From top to bottom, the company has a unique business plan and philosophy that pays off for project car builders. Read more about it here.
Building a car at C.A.R.S. is a lot more than just getting Chrismans name on your ride. Observing the array of rods and engines, I realized that this place is a car guy’s dream factory. If you can think it up, its not only likely that Chrisman can make it happen, he’s probably done it before.
We had the idea to do a story on a set of Hedman Hedders from start to finish in order to show how Hedman has taken Henry Ford’s idea of mass production and incorporated the research and development into the process to expand product lines of the headers for quality fit in almost any engine bay.