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Parts Bin

By Nick Licata Here’s the Skinny When Forgeline released their new forged monoblock SS1R Beadlock wheel, they also created a matching SS1R Skinny, so that traditional...
001 1970s Chevrolet Camaro Brief Encounter drag racing a white Corvette

Hot Rod Action

Boiling in Bowling Green for the Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Images by the Author For more than 20 years, the NHRA...
02 Side view of a 1967 Chevrolet C10 showcasing chrome wheels and silver paint

FAMILY HERITAGE: Mike Steele’s 1968 Chevy C10

By the CTP Staff & Mike Steele   -   Images by NotStock Photography Last year, we gave you a little behind-the-scenes insight on Mike Steele’s ’68...
01 Ford & Mercury Door Shell Assemblies Auto Metal Direct

MR’s Featured New Products For Your Hot Rod – 2024

Ford & Mercury Door Shell Assemblies You can upgrade your 1966-67 Ford Fairlane, Mercury Comet, and Cyclone with OE-style door shells. These high-quality replacement panels,...
01 A red 1967 Chevelle with a glossy finish on a black and white checkered floor

ART CROFT’S 1967 CHEVELLE MALIBU MUSCLE CAR

By John Machaqueiro   -   Photography by the Author Car projects can often lead owners down steep rabbit holes, even when just looking for a “driver.”...

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000 used ls engine inspection

Learning the History, Cubic Inches, and Compression Ratio of a Used LS Engine

Inspecting an Engine of Questionable Origin By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author Purchasing a used engine, be it from a friend, junkyard, or a...
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Tying up Loose Ends on the 383 Small-Block Install in our 1969 Nova

By Taylor Kempkes   -   Images by the Author Wouldn’t it be nice if, after building a brand-new engine for your muscle car, you could just...
002 Side profile of the 1969 COPO Camaro drag car showcasing its sponsor stickers and drag racing wheels

Jim Lammers Strikes Gold With a Certified 1969 COPO Camaro with Drag Racing History

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author The four letters C-O-P-O spell muscle car royalty. During the late ’60s, the COPO designation typically...
001 forgeline ssir skinny

Parts Bin

By Nick Licata Here’s the Skinny When Forgeline released their new forged monoblock SS1R Beadlock wheel, they also created a matching SS1R Skinny, so that traditional...
001 1970s Chevrolet Camaro Brief Encounter drag racing a white Corvette

Hot Rod Action

Boiling in Bowling Green for the Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Images by the Author For more than 20 years, the NHRA...
01 A red 1967 Chevelle with a glossy finish on a black and white checkered floor

ART CROFT’S 1967 CHEVELLE MALIBU MUSCLE CAR

By John Machaqueiro   -   Photography by the Author Car projects can often lead owners down steep rabbit holes, even when just looking for a “driver.”...
03 Elevated front three quarter view of a 1967 Nova; its golden hue and polished finish gleam under the garage lights

Pro Touring Granada Gold 1967 Chevy Nova

Persistence Pays Off By Nick Licata   -   Photography by NotStock Photography When magazine editors write car features, it can sometimes be a struggle to gather enough...
’69 Chevelle was featured on the cover of the July ’75 issue of Hot Rod magazine

Editorial View on Legendary Magazine Feature Cars Display at the 2024 Grand National Roadster...

By Nick Licata A while back I did an editorial piece in which I posed the question, “What happened to all the wild muscle cars...
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Chevy Concepts — 1962 Bel Air

Artwork by Tavis Highlander Instagram @tavishighlander TavisHighlander.com Builder: Wicked Customs (Langley, British Columbia) Bubbletops are one of the icons that you should only modify with a very careful...
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Tips to Proper Block-Sanding Techniques

By Barry Kluczyk   -   Photography by the Author “We might spend 400 hours on the body surface of a restoration project and only 8 of...
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03 Elevated front three quarter view of a 1967 Nova; its golden hue and polished finish gleam under the garage lights

Pro Touring Granada Gold 1967 Chevy Nova

Persistence Pays Off By Nick Licata   -   Photography by NotStock Photography When magazine editors write car features, it can sometimes be a struggle to gather enough...
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FAST’s Slick New Air/Fuel Ratio Wireless Meter

Tune on the Run By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author Information is the key to better performance. It used to be that if you...
01 Aerial view of a classic grey car with chrome detailing and modern wheels

BP Racing Punches Through the Masses with a Nasty Tri-Five Pro Street Build

By Scotty Lachenauer   -   Photography by the Author It’s been said that “power is the great aphrodisiac.” If that statement holds true, then I guess...

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02 Side view of a 1967 Chevrolet C10 showcasing chrome wheels and silver paint

FAMILY HERITAGE: Mike Steele’s 1968 Chevy C10

By the CTP Staff & Mike Steele   -   Images by NotStock Photography Last year, we gave you a little behind-the-scenes insight on Mike Steele’s ’68...
01 Specialty coatings can add performance plus unique styling accents

An Inside Look at ZyCoat’s Super-Versatile ZyBar

By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author We just learned of a special coating called ZyBar. A thin coating will reduce underhood temperatures by...
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Ralph Amezcua’s Fateful 1971 GMC Pickup Find

By Fuelish Media For some folks, owning a customized vehicle of any sort can serve as the ultimate form of self-expression. Cultivating the overall aesthetic...
01 1950 Chevrolet 3100 undergoing restoration in a workshop showing raw metal bodywork

Part 7: Custom Tailgate Fab on the Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs ’51 Chevy

By Kenneth “Stress Ball” DeKissere   -   Images by Camren Beatty Tailgate time! Let's go back a bit and talk about the fabwork on the tailgate...
01 1967 Chevrolet C10 sleek blue pickup with open hood at an indoor car show

Jay Rusk Built this Head-Turning ’66 C10 out of a $600 Donor Truck

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Images by the Author Before the days of intense aftermarket support, a truck build would often require some type of...
00 CTP MAY 2024 C10 Brake Plumbing

Plumbing a Brake System the Original Way Doubling Down on Double-Inverted Flares

By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author https://youtu.be/0-cz1iFk6D0 Plumbing the brake system of a classic truck doesn't require the use of exotic materials or methods...
01 Customized 1988 1998 Chevrolet CK bright red in front of industrial building

Connor Crews’ 1998 Chevy C1500

By Rob Fortier   -   Images by Jeff Hamm “When someone asked me what my dream car or truck was, I wanted to be able to...
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002 Side profile of the 1969 COPO Camaro drag car showcasing its sponsor stickers and drag racing wheels

Jim Lammers Strikes Gold With a Certified 1969 COPO Camaro with Drag Racing History

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author The four letters C-O-P-O spell muscle car royalty. During the late ’60s, the COPO designation typically...
01 Vintage Uncertain T model car displayed at the 74th Grand National Roadster Show a valuable Monogram model kit worth over $300

Parting Shot: Uncertain-T

The Story Behind This Unique & Famous Hot Rod Ford Model T By Brian Brennan It was 1960 when 17-year-old Steve Scott, then of Reseda, California,...
001 forgeline ssir skinny

Parts Bin

By Nick Licata Here’s the Skinny When Forgeline released their new forged monoblock SS1R Beadlock wheel, they also created a matching SS1R Skinny, so that traditional...
01 stainless tank that is prepped and ready to support fuel injection

Rick’s Tanks Builds Our ’64 Chevy C10 a Custom Fuel Tank

By Todd Ryden “Out in the West Texas town of El Paso, Rick’s built a custom stainless tank for our truck …” https://youtu.be/5_iVNCHCOAM We apologize to Marty...
01 Blue 1972 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck side profile with chrome wheels

Brian Downard’s ’72 C10 Started as an Empty Cab and a Dream

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author Motivation for a project can come from many places. Sometimes, it’s a natural desire to get...
02 Low profile Chevrolet pickup in matte brown exhibiting at a classic car event

Smoky Mountain Nationals

A Growing Gathering of ’47-55 Chevy and GMC Trucks By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author Truck shows come in all shapes and sizes,...

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01 Peter Chifo Jr s custom 1960 Ford Thunderbird a Southern California classic

“Square Bird” Built By Hollywood Hot Rods

Award Winning Custom 1960 Ford Thunderbird With Family Ties By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison   -   Illustration By Eric Black of eBDCo It has...
01 Vintage style car interior with upholstered seats and leather wrapped Banjo wheel

Period Perfect Panels For Vintage Ford Phaetons

DIY Custom Upholstery Panels For Wood Frame Doors By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By the Author Sometimes, Ole Henry had a tough time with change. In...
01 Vintage Uncertain T model car displayed at the 74th Grand National Roadster Show a valuable Monogram model kit worth over $300

Parting Shot: Uncertain-T

The Story Behind This Unique & Famous Hot Rod Ford Model T By Brian Brennan It was 1960 when 17-year-old Steve Scott, then of Reseda, California,...
01 Ford & Mercury Door Shell Assemblies Auto Metal Direct

MR’s Featured New Products For Your Hot Rod – 2024

Ford & Mercury Door Shell Assemblies You can upgrade your 1966-67 Ford Fairlane, Mercury Comet, and Cyclone with OE-style door shells. These high-quality replacement panels,...
01 John McLeod installing rear brakes on his 1967 Chevy Nova

Ultimate Disc Brakes Conversion Kit: Detroit Speed & Baer Brakes

Upgrading Braking Performance On This 1967 Chevy Nova By Ron Ceridono Hot rodders old enough to have survived the ’60s can probably recall when a car...
01 restored 1969 mustang fastback sport roof riding down the road

1969 Mustang Fastback with Boss Flare and 460 ci

It Took More Than 20 Years to Rebuild this 1969 Mustang SportsRoof from Total Destruction By Barry Kluczyk   -   Photography By the Author Disaster and its...
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The Award-Winning 1960 Buick Invicta X60 Custom from CAL Auto

Exploring the Legend: The Triple Crown Winning 1960 Buick By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By NotStock Photography https://youtu.be/fmObejTk7jQ Oftentimes, keeping your hot rod stock can be as...
01 Myers’ Fenderless 1936 Ford Roadster at Grand National Roadster Show

Mastering Metal: Myers’ Fenderless Ford Roadster by Rad Rides

Part 5: Apron Panels, Lower Hood Panels and Door Construction By Ron Covell   -   Photography by Adam Banks In past issues, we covered much of the...
03 1934 Lincoln hot rod with a roots blower

Chopped and Channeled Hot Rod Lincoln Pickup

Craftsmanship in Motion: Bill Dinges' Unique '34 Lincoln Pickup Transformation By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By NotStock Photography Bill Dinges’ 1934 Lincoln pickup, is craftsmanship in...
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01 Rad Rides booth showcasing a contender for America s Most Beautiful Roadster award at the 2024 Grand National Roadster Show

Custom Dash & Headlights on Fenderless Ford Roadster

Part 6: Rad Rides by Troy Built Innovative Custom Dash, Headlights, and Shock Mounts By Ron Covell   -   Photography by Adam Banks & Brian Brennan This...
01 Peter Chifo Jr s custom 1960 Ford Thunderbird a Southern California classic

“Square Bird” Built By Hollywood Hot Rods

Award Winning Custom 1960 Ford Thunderbird With Family Ties By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison   -   Illustration By Eric Black of eBDCo It has...
01 Vintage style car interior with upholstered seats and leather wrapped Banjo wheel

Period Perfect Panels For Vintage Ford Phaetons

DIY Custom Upholstery Panels For Wood Frame Doors By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By the Author Sometimes, Ole Henry had a tough time with change. In...
01 Restored 1955 Bel Air Hardtop for Pro Touring Hot Rod

Pro Touring Masterpiece: A ’55 Chevy Bel Air with an Art Morrison Chassis

Revolutionizing a Tri-Five Chevy with Four-Wheel Independent Suspension By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By Chadly Johnson David Goodwin is like most of our readers; he has...
01 veazie brothers 1932 ford three window coupe

Inside the Build: ’32 Ford Three-Window Highboy Coupe Featuring a Gen III Chrysler Hemi

Is a Gen III a real Hemi? A classic hot rod with modern EFI power. By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison If you have...
01 Vintage 1987 Pontiac Grand Prix G Force One project car

Parting Shot: 1987 Grand Prix Project “G-Force One”

The Journey of a 1987 Pontiac Grand Prix Pro Touring Project By Brian Brennan   -   Photography Courtesy of Holley Companies Some of you may remember “G-Force...