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?
Sometimes bolts and screws break off due to rust and corrosion. Here’s a quick and simple lesson on how to weld those bolts up and get them out in record time. We’ve got the story as well as the video to follow along with, right here!
Want to spruce up your ride, but don’t want to spend any money? Then check out this contest from Edelbrock; you could win a free set of Signature Series valve covers and an air cleaner in your choice of chrome or black. All you have to do is Like them on Facebook!
You may have participated in a pinewood derby as a kid, but the custom derby cars being created for the Hot Rod Industry Alliance Best in Show and Best Engineered awards are definitely not child’s play. Check out the unique Bonneville-style roadster entry from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
For the eighteenth year in a row the NSRA invaded Louisvlle, KY for their Forty Third Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. This show includes, Rods, Customs and Muscle Cars and is the biggest car event on the planet!
Normally we don’t like to give away too many details about up and coming Rod Authority feature cars, but this one is just too damn cool not to share! This beautiful example of a 1937 Ford comes to us from the chassis experts over at TCI Engineering who helped out on this fantastic build.
Pace Performance has just released a new kit specially designed to ease installation of a T56 6-speed into just about anything with an LS-series engine.
While the list of hot-rod related legislative actions is shorter this month because legislatures in many states have adjourned for the year, there are a few matters of business that have been taken care of recently. These actions affect automotive hobbyists all across the country and could hit you close to home.
The world is full of cookie-cutter things, be it fashion, houses, cars, whatever. And while these things are accepted in our culture like baseball and apple pie, they far from satisfy those enthusiasts looking to do things their own way- a way without definitions. This truck on eBay was definitely built that way.
The bright yellow 1932 Ford sedan has been a staple in the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association logo for years, but fairly soon, it could actually be a staple in your own garage. The iconic logo car is currently being transformed into a real-life hot rod by Kindig-It Design and the result is set to be extraordinary.