Setting a correct throwout bearing clearance is not difficult but it’s mighty important to prevent premature wear of your clutch, no matter if you drive a performance car, hot rod or muscle car. That’s why the COMP Performance Group has stepped up and created a video guide showing you exactly how to set yours.
This video montage is a compilation of some of the earliest photos made of the hot rod culture. If there are any that are older, they may be cave paintings!
What happens when you take a dash of red, mix in a splash of white, and throw in an extra heaping of chrome? You get the sizzlin’ hot ’32 Ford Coupe owned by Art Engle!
If you haven’t fallen in love with rat rods, you haven’t seen this video and you certainly haven’t seen Mike Partyka’s ‘31 Model A truck. This no-boundaries build is honestly one of the coolest rats we’ve ever seen with a monstrous 600hp powerhouse and controversial wheel choice you’ll either love or love to hate.
Every year it seems as if the WyoTech Wounded Warrior car show gets bigger and better. We thought that last year’s show was going to be hard to duplicate, but true to form, the organizers outdid themselves again this year. Check out our photo gallery and a brief summary of the Wounded Warrior guest of honor.
Few people can claim accomplishments in the automotive industry like Ron Hammel. A true great in the industry, Hammel unfortunately lost his battle with cancer in early July. Our condolences go out to his family and friends, who will be opening up a celebration of life ceremony to the public next month.
Making moonshine is a tradition; it is a part of Appalachian and Southern culture that thrives throughout the history of the South. However, it wasn’t always an art or a tradition – for many, it was a way of life. Check out the history of making shine and how it lead to the early days of racing and hot rods.
The 1930s was a rough time for the average American, though there were still a wealthy few who could afford luxuries like a new Cadillac. Still, a couple of models were offered, but never bought, which led one man to recreate these two antique Cadillacs from scratch. now that is dedication to your craft.
Dick Stevens has always been partial to ’56 Chevy’s. Debuting to an award winning Louisville show is no easy feat, but his latest creation sports 900HP on pump gas, and a drop top for that cruising weather. This ’56 Vert is one bad machine, and proof that you CAN teach an old car new tricks.
With the founding of the NHRA by Wally Parks, drag racing solidified into a no-joke game that could be taken seriously even by non motoring enthusiasts who were just looking for a new spectator sport. But for those of us who are gearheads, we understand the NHRA’s contribution to hot rods and the custom craft.
Let’s be honest, setting the ignition timing on your car is not the most glorious project in the world but it’s very important if you want your vehicle to run right. That’s why MSD offers their Digital E-Curve Distributor with two rotary dials to adjust all the timing settings for your car’s needs.
Companies in the automotive industry don’t do what they do for the business, they do it for the community they serve. This year, Classic Instruments was honored for this dedication to the industry by being named the National Street Rod Association Manufacturer of the Year Award winner at the Street Rod Nationals.
It seems like every day another Internet video posting or news item reaches us detailing a particular hot rodding related event somewhere in the world. While the sport is in its infancy in some areas, Australia is making a claim for world-class recognition!
We take a look back at Beaterville Car & Bike Show to uncover what all the craze is about. What we find will blow the mind of anyone who takes delight in all things the custom car culture has to offer. The cars, babes, music and location are what is making this show bust out at the seams.
Are hot rods a good measure of economic strength? At least one L.A.-based customs shop has seen its business jump start this past year, but does that mean America is in recovery mode?