When it comes to creativity, the hot rod scene isn’t lacking, but there are times when you come across a vehicle that’s the product of such phenomenal imagination, that you just can’t lump it in with the rest. That’s the case with this 1937 Ford Coupe built by Ed Umland and the guys at his dream factory.
Without music videos we wouldn’t get to see some things we never wanted to see. But the upside to all that is seeing some awesome classic cars in a music video, and some great background shots, too.
Most people nowadays have never heard of a Studebaker, but die hard fans still exist for this long-dead brand. And it must have been a Studebaker fan who put together this killer 1929 Studebaker hot rod, and you’ll never guess what it has for an engine…
A couple weeks ago we brought you news of an all-wood ‘32 coupe and while that hot rod was amazing, the one we have for you today thanks to Vibilagare is even more awe inspiring. Why you ask? Well, this 1928 Ford Model AA pickup is actually partially made out of crystal. Check it out in this video.
The current record for a wheel-driven ground vehicle required a turbine engine. The Speed Demon plans on driving past that mark with a Dart-based piston engine, and they’ll be at Bonneville this year.
Classic Instruments was proud to once again host the annual National Street Rod Association Appreciation Day event for 2012. Filled with street rods, entertainment and prizes, the event was extra special for 2012 with a special ribbon cutting and worthy cause, all while celebrating our favorite automotive genre.
What makes LS junkies blush, Mustangs run scared and tall-deck ’572 owners left scratching their heads? Answer: a ZZ502 massaged by the experts at Pace Performance. Pace now offers the ZZ502 deluxe crate engine upgraded with more than 600HP and 550 ft./lbs of torque for just a scratch over $10-grand.
Jim McCrady is a hot rodder and employee at Holley Performance, and his ’41 sedan is a car he built himself, for himself. Listen to McCrady’s story about finding this old ’41 Ford in a field, and what the car means to him at the end of the day.
Jerry Titus knew that adding the Run What Ya Brung Drags to the weekend’s activities of the Kustom Kemps Of America (KKOA) Leadsled Spectacular held for the last few years in Salina, Kansas would be a major crowd pleaser. In it’s 32nd year the Leadsled Spectacular is larger than ever before – check it out here!
DePalma Clothing of Lake Forest, California has created a brand of clothing and other insignia that is, as they say, “by hot rodders, for hot rodders.” This has been the shop’s philosophy since their original founding in 1972 in Fresno, California, and their ’54 Chevy in our featured video is living proof!
The weather’s affect on a hot rod event can depend a lot on the attitude of those who attend. If the people are determined to have a good time, there is little Mother Nature can do to change their minds!
If you add a gas turbine engine to an old Nissan Z-car, does that make a hot rod? We can’t decide this debate without help from you readers, so you tell us…is this turbine-powered 280zx a hot rod or a heresy?
When it comes to storing your classic car, you can never be too careful. Even if you store it on your own property behind a locked door, damage is still possible due to fire from an electrical short if you don’t disconnect your battery. That’s why Flaming River Industries offers convenient ways to do this.
Proform Parts have their hands in a little bit of everything, especially when it comes to making engine building easier for the everyday garage mechanic. They’ve came out with an incredibly easy and affordable set of tools to set your valve lash anywhere and anytime you need to get the job done Click here!
Holley Performance has held its annual Hot Rod Reunion for the past ten years, and this year they tracked down superfan Bill Meadows, who came for the ninth time to the show with his self-built ’61 Ford pickup. After seeing this, we’ve got to try and get down there for ourselves.