As many as 2,000 street rods, custom cars and muscle machines will be on display at the Colorado State Fairgrounds during the 29th Annual Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus from June 21 to 23, 2013. This huge car show, Pueblo’s largest, is produced by the National Street Rod Association (NSRA).
Can’t afford a full show hot rod? Ever considered building a rat rod? Here’s some ins and outs to consider before heading down a path you might regret. Research is key when it comes to building a great car that all genres can respect so do yourself a favor and read up more about rat rods before making the plunge!
This is a story about a boy who grew up to build the car that he loved watching race at the local drag strip as a kid. It’s the story of love for a very particular automobile – this bitchin’ 1955 Chevy gasser known as Daly’s Machine.
Here’s a real treat: A ’62 Impala from Hudson’s Rods and Customs out of Strawberry Plains, TN. The team built it with a stylized military look, borrowing a Hummer paint option, mesh venting, and grommeted vinyl interior. Get up close and personal with this lean, mean, green machine.
For decades, the National Hot Rod Association has attracted racers and rodders of all kinds to events across the country, but it was just 11 years ago that the organization started honoring their nostalgic racers and models that inspired vintage racing at the Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
What do you get when you give a bunch of gearheads an outlet to sit around, show off and embrace their hobby that much more? Well, if you enjoy the Goodguys shows, you could have been at the Summer Get-Together. Held June 1st and 2nd at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA, it had something for everyone.
Adam Woodhams, owner and president of Adam’s Rotors of California, wasn’t always smitten with vintage Pontiacs. In fact, his love of hot rods and Kustom Kulture started with Mercurys, but just one look at this custom creation and you’ll never find the word Merc crossing your mind!
Anybody intimately familiar with the motorsports world knows that Walt Arfons passed away on June 4, 2013. But that’s not the story we are here to tell. Walt was one of the pioneers of fast cars. As a matter of, Walt Arfons and his half-brother Art built and drove some of the fastest cars that ever existed.
Check out this Craigslist find: a 1922 Ford T-Bucket from Orange, CA. It’s got all the style and beef you could ask for, and all for a mere $14,000. The owner was savvy enough to even include two youtube videos and a photobucket gallery for us all to get a better look at this black-and-chrome beauty.
The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is known for its cool customs, exquisite hot rods and amazing shows, but this year they’re offering a special group of enthusiasts even more. Check out the impressive female-only hot rod award being given away by the Ladies in Autosports Magazine at this year’s PPG Nats.
Everyone loves free stuff. For seven weeks, MSD’s new “Lucky 7″ promotion offers something free each specified purchase. But you must send in your rebate to get your free stuff. Oh, and you automatically get entered into a drawing for two passes to SEMA 2013. Check inside for details.
The Goodguys holds events for the rod and custom community that benefit its members, and its Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge is now geared specifically toward teen gearheads. That’s because the event challenges teens to debug a small-block V-8 in less than 35 minutes! Check it out!
Transforming an ancient utility vehicle into a modern street performer is no easy task. But with a bit of skill and the right parts, your dream pick-up truck can easily become reality. Check out just how easy it is to update that outdated front suspension with TCI Engineerings custom IFS.
St. Paul, Minnesota will be host June 21-23, 2013 to one of the largest car events in America: The MSRA’s Back to the ’50s Show. Burnouts, classic cars, live bands, as well as the start of the Great Race will all be taking place along the Mississippi River.
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America has named it’s seven inductees for 2013, and leading the way is Jack Chrisman, one of drag racing’s biggest stars. Others to be added to the honor roll this year are Robert E. Petersen, Alessandro Zanardi, Bud Moore, Harvey Firestone, Masten Gregory and Brad Lackey.