Power Brake Systems has just revealed to us their latest creation; the AIRMASTER brake system designed especially for high-performance cars and trucks. Click on the link for more details!
What could be mistaken as a scene alongside Hawthorne Boulevard in downtown L.A. is far from it in these pictures we recently came across from the Local Hero. These hot rods, lead sleds, low riders and customs may be American but they are certainly not on red, white and blue soil.
The road trip is an opportunity to enjoy hot rodding or any other part of the car culture in ways that you might not have had in mind when you first when you first slid behind the wheel. But they can be just as much fun as anything else you can do in a car or truck!
Mark Kawakami of Long Beach, California and the Joyrides Art Company were the geniuses behind July’s photoshoot of Eric Gonsalves and his tough-looking, ’54 Bel Air street rod. A clever combo of looks and muscle, no one could have captured the car’s true essence more than Kawakami with his expertise in custom art!
SEMA is a powerful voice in the automotive industry and motorsports. But the history of how it came to be is full of anecdotes from some of the legendary personalities in hot rodding.
Having fun is what it’s all about, and as you can tell from our featured video above, the guys at American Shifter Company are as passionate as we are about our hot rods and cool custom cars–but more importantly they still have a sense of humor.
Hot rods are supposed to be chopped, right? Well, it all depends on taste and if you’re looking to stand out, a factory height roof may be just the key in hot rod culture. That’s why companies like DAVVIKI LTD have recently started offering “full roof height” models and proof of their elegant style is right here.
We’re so used to seeing done-up, high-dollar hot rods that sometimes we forget to appreciate the original lines and design of these antique automobiles. But Ed Szymansky has preserved the original look of his 1936 Ford coupe, while adding subtle touches that really enhance the flavor of this instant classic.
Beaver Springs Dragway in Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania contains within it a rich history of grassroots drag racing, and this old-school tradition lives on through the track’s annual Gasser Reunion. A spectacle of wheelies and burnt rubber, Rusty Sampsel and others were among the wheelstand competition’s favorites.
When it comes to building the custom hot rod of your dreams, there is probably nothing more important than choosing the right suspension components (well except maybe equally matched by the right choice of the power plant between the frame rails.)
While hot rods are all the rage these days, it is important to remember the roots of rodding culture. This unique, custom-built 1930 Model A hot rod has survived over 50 years in storage, and is for sale, running and driving and unrestored up on eBay.
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to start your next custom build, well that time is definitely here. Factory Five Racing has decided to pay homage to the 50th anniversary of the Cobra (1962-2012) so the crew came up with idea with some helpful input from customers to do a 50/50 sale.
Goodguys Rod and Custom Association has given away more than a hundred cars since 1984. This year the giveaway car is just as spectacular as the others have been, and it could be yours.
Many of us grew up in automotive-centered households, knowing very early in life that we had gearhead blood. But these days, automotive enthusiasts seem to be getting younger and younger, figuratively stepping into car culture sometimes even before they take their first steps.
John Cartelli of Western Massachusetts pays tribute to Thom Taylor’s “Frankenstude” with his rat rod creation in-progress, dubbed “FrankenStude Too.” Cartelli felt that his coupe, a ’31 Studebaker on a ’34 Ford frame, deserved to wear the title just as much as its predecessor. Given the circumstances, we agree!