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01 The Ridetech air suspension and Wilwood brake kit on the GTO

Mom’s 1967 Pontiac GTO

Smith Family Restoration Project of This Pontiac GTO By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Grant Cox Young girls, like young boys, have cool car dreams–hot rodding...
01 Patience is key during a sheet metal welding project for a 1964 Pontiac LeMans convertible restoration

DIY Floor Pan Rust Repair

How To Replace a Rusty Floor Pan on this 1964 Pontiac LeMans By Barry Kluczyk   -   Photography By the Author Whether it came from the bone-dry...
01 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria showcasing timeless 50 s styling

Timeless 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria

Custom Hot Rod Blends Vintage Aesthetic with Modern Performance By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Michael Christensen It is a fact that the cars of the...
00 Myers’ Fenderless 1936 Ford Roadster

Myers’ Fenderless 1936 Ford Roadster

Part 2: Rad Rides by Troy Meticulous Chassis Work By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Adam Banks We previously looked at how the crew at Rad...
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Rodding Around New — Major Giveaways at the Triple Crown of Rodding

Giveaway Truck This brand-new Chevrolet shortbed, Fleetside, two-wheel-drive pickup truck is destined to be a valuable collector’s piece. The artwork presented comes by way of...
01 The Chevy 210 s PPG Wimbledon White roof with matching blue scallops

Head Turning Chevy 210 Cruiser

This 1953 Chevy 210 is a Subtle Street Rod By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography By the Author There’s nothing quite like topping your tank and hitting...
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How To Retain Your Classic Car’s Original Frame

Hot Rod Specialties Repair This 1934 Chrysler Frame By Gerry Burger It seems doing a complete chassis swap has become SOP (standard operating procedure) for many...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Winners and More

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author and Barrett-Jackson Auctions A car auction is a circus for older kids … hot rodders. While most...
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Rodding Around – Automotive Racing Products& South City Rod & Custom Receive Accolades

Automotive Racing Products Named HRIA Business of the Year 2023 The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) council of SEMA named Automotive Racing Products (ARP) as...
01 Classic Instruments 1978 88 Chevy G Body Gauge Cluster

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

Classic Instruments 1978-88 Chevy G-Body Gauge Cluster Classic Instruments now offers a 1978-88 Chevy G-body direct-fit package. It is an all-electric cluster featuring a speedometer,...
01 Classic 49 51 Mercury Coupe customized by Brian Omatsu

Purple Reign: Custom Pinstriped Merc Coupe

Brian Omatsu's 1951 Mercury Coupe: Blending Styles from Classic and Modern Custom Car Eras By Stephan Szantai   -   Photography By the Author During the early ’50s...
01 Isky tribute roadster a unique creation by Alex Taylor of Hot Rod Garage and Dennis Taylor of Hot Rods by Dennis Taylor

Parting Shot: Isky’s Tribute Ford Roadster

Dennis Taylor’s Modern-Day Representation Of Isky’s Ford Roadster At SEMA 2023 By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & Courtesy of the Greg Sharp...
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2024 Detroit Autorama Ridler Winning ’53 Corvette

Owned by Dave & Tracey Maxwell & Built By Kindig-It Design, TwelveAir Arrives By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Eric Geisert The 71st Annual Detroit Autorama...
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First Look 2024 Detroit Autorama Great 8

The 71st Annual Detroit Autorama & The Competition For The Ridler Award By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Eric Geisert The Don Ridler Memorial Award is...
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A New Suspension on Jason Scudellari’s Brookville Model A

By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Jason Scudellari Over the years Jason Scudellari has built several muscle cars and classic trucks and he often displays...
002 Custom 1934 Ford angled side view showcasing the exposed engine and large grille

Classic East Coast Styled 1934 Channeled Ford Coupe Personifies Kool

By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography by the Author With regard to the bitchin East Coast–styled 1934 Ford channeled coupe, it was originally built by Jerry...
01 Vintage 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible with removable hardtop

1955 Thunderbird With Shocking Looks & Performance

Coral Orange Ragtop Ford Thunderbird By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson There is lots to see and figure out about this 1955 Ford Thunderbird...
01 Impala car being upgraded with a Classic Performance Products power brake conversion

Dual Master Cylinder Conversion For Your Classic Car

Improving Braking Performance on a 1963 Impala With Classic Performance Products By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author Back in the old days, no...
01 Stunning black 1957 Chevy Bel Air

LT4 Powered Tri-Five Chevy

Tri-Five Chevy With Modern Power Plant and Independent Rear Suspension By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson Before we get too deep, let’s go over...
01 Chrysler 8 3 4 inch rear end prepared for performance driving

How To Rebuild An 8 3/4 Chrysler Rearend

DIY Guide To Rebuilding A Rearend At Home By Barry Kluczyk   -   Photography By the Author Millions of Mopars left the factory with the ubiquitous 8-3/4-inch...
01 A stunning 1938 Lincoln Zephyr custom hot rod in Porsche Graphite Blue

Coyote Swapped Custom Lincoln Zephyr

SaltWorks Fabrication Built 1938 Lincoln Zephyr By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson You see enough 1932 Fords, Tri-Five Chevys, and so on and you...
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The 2024 Grand National Roadster Show

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & John Gilbert   -   Videography By Ryan Foss Each year, February is the time to visit the...
01 Vintage 1950 Chevrolet 3100 series pickup truck restored by Tom Taxon

LS Swapped 1950 Chevrolet 3100

Tom’s “Advance Design” Chevrolet 3100 Hot Rod By Gary Rosier - Photography By the Author The early trucks of 1947-55 were known as the Chevy Advance...
01 1958 Cadillac Bahama Blue shade on the Ford Five Window Deuce Coupe

Unmistakable Bahama Blue Deuce Coupe

Custom Flair & Hot Rod Appeal By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson It’s always a very cool feeling when a hot rod “speaks” to...
01 AMSOIL LSX engine equipped with a Wegner Automotive front drive system and Whipple supercharger

1000HP LS Engine Built For Street, Strip, & Track

The Best Engine Oil For Your LS Engine By Ron Ceridono Without mentioning anyone by name (mostly to keep from hurting Brennan’s feelings), there are those...
01 Adam Banks working on a concept sketch for a custom car project

Building a One Of A Kind Roadster

Part 1: Rad Rides by Troy Builds a One of a Kind 1936 Ford Roadster By Ron Covell - Photography By Adam Banks Unless you’re new...
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2024 Grand National Roadster Show Names ’32 Ford Phaeton As Winner Of The AMBR

Roy Brizio Street Rods Build Winner Of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author The end has come to the 74th...
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2024 Grand National Roadster Show … First Look At AMBR Contenders

Want To See Who Is Competing For America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award … Here You Go By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author Here we are...
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Looking Back at Some of America’s Most Beautiful Roadsters

By Brian Brennan It’s just around the corner … the 2024 Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS), the 74th presentation, will be upon us. The GNRS...
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Three Days of Classic Chevy Action at the 2023 Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author If you’ve been around the hobby for a while, you know what it was like when...

2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Winner – 1960 Buick Invicta

Clean Sweep For The Cal Auto Creations Muti-Award Winning X60 Invicta Custom By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author Officially called the “Ultimate Best In Show”...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1959 Chevy Impala

BBT Fabrications Does The Unexpected With This Incredible Bare-Metal Cruiser By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Auction and while we have...
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Classic Car Battery System Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Charging Systems By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By The Author A properly charged and maintained battery is a must for...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1927 Ford Roadster

From the Workbench of Shadow Rods and Greening Auto Company Comes This Incredible XL27 By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s the fifth day of the 2024...
01 1941 Willys coupe with a fresh approach to a popular theme

Unconventional 1941 Willys Coupe

LS Swapped Willys Coupe With Street Performance By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson   -   Artwork By Eric Brockmeyer Design Should you find yourself wandering...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1967 Chevy Pickup

From ZRods & Fiber Forged Comes This One-Of-Kind ZR10 By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author Everything is humming along at the 2024 Barett-Jackson Auction held...
01 Jason Scudellari reinforcing the cowl of a Model A Ford roadster with welding for Kugel Komponents pedal assembly

How To Convert To Electric Brake Boosters

Kugel 90-Degree Brake Pedal Assembly By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan & Jason Scudellari One of the best-known names in the world of hot...
01 2024 barrett jackson cup top five 1960 buick eliacostas

2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1960 Buick Invicta

From the Cal Auto Creations Comes Muti-Award Winning X60 Invicta Custom By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s day two of the Barret-Jackson Cup Top...
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Modering Rodding News: GUNIWHEEL, X-60 Buick Invicta, Giveaway at Triple Crown of Rodding

  GUNIWHEEL Supports Operative Talent GUNIWHEEL is proud to announce its $20,000 in-kind donation to Operative Talent, underscoring a shared commitment to empowering the next generation...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1968 Ford Mustang

From the Shop of East Bay Muscle Cars Comes This Extraordinary Blue Oval By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author The “reveal” began with the first...
01 Vintage 1938 Ford Coupe a popular model among hot rodders

David’s Dream 1938 Ford Coupe Build

David Burgard’s Good-Looking Hot Rod Ford Coupe By Dale Moreau   -   Photography By the Author Back in the late ’20s through the ’40s, the Ford models...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup First Look At Competitors

Country’s Best-Looking Hot Rods, Trucks, and More Compete For Coveted Prize By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s that time of the year once again...
03 Geoff Jones using a pneumatic die grinder with a thin cut off wheel to cut away rusty metal

How To Fix Quarter Panel Rust

Patch Panel Install For Rust Repair on Your Vintage Project Car By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Brian Brennan Rust repair is often a part of...
01 Dave Gray s 1932 Ford roadster a fresh look and a great build

Hemi Swapped 1932 Ford Roadster

Dave Gray’s Deuce Roadster Built In only 5 Months By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson It’s been said that 1932 Ford roadsters are plentiful...
01 1965 Buick Riviera with a proper stance and Forgeline five spoke wheels

Under The 1965 Buick Riviera Detroit Speed Chassis

Unmatched Street Performance & Sixties Style By Gerry Burger   -   Photography by Cody Barnes Faithful readers of Modern Rodding have already seen this Detroit Speed &...
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Rodding Around

Goodguys 2023 Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards By Brian Brennan Goodguys Rod and Custom Association has announced the winners of the Chevrolet Performance GM...
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Parting Shot

Gene Winfield Moves From His Longtime Home and Shop By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Ron Covell The name Gene Winfield is and has been synonymous...
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MR’s Featured New Products For Your Hot Rod – 2024

Easy Passage This wire pass through kit (billet cover, custom grommet, mounting hardware, and instructions) was designed with large fuel-injection harnesses in mind. LSX and...
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Family Tradition

Building Your 1965 Chevelle With Big-Block Power Comes Easier When It’s In The Genes By Brian Brennan   -    Photography By John Jackson When the time comes...
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More DIY Tips on How to Sand a Car for Painting

Part 2: You Can Do it Yourself Part 2: Nick Sinoris’ Sanding Techniques for Proper Paintwork Results By Chris Shelton    -   Photography By Brian Brennan If...
01 Beautiful 1955 Thunderbird owned by Gary Coe

Coyote Swapped 1955 Thunderbird

Gary Coe’s 5.0 Coyote Powered Thunderbird Is A Bird Of Prey By Dale M. Moreau   -   Photography By the Author This incredibly beautiful 1955 Thunderbird is...
01 A stunning custom 1954 Chevy Bel Air with a unique design

This Solar Gold ’54 Chevy Is a Tribute To The Past and The Present

John Hall Jr’s 1954 Chevy Mild Custom By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography By the Author There’s nothing more stunning than a custom car crafted with baselines...
01 Nick Hubcap Sinoris demonstrating long block panel preparation

DIY Tips On How To Sand a Car For Painting

You can do it Yourself, Part 1: Nick Sinoris’ Sanding Techniques For Proper Paintwork Results By Chris Shelton   -   Photography By Brian Brennan They may not...
01 Gary Upton s 1940 Ford Coupe with a classic design

1940 Ford Coupe With 427 Windsor Power

Gary’s Ford Coupe, Fascination Realized By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison When speaking with Gary Upton, of SoCal, it becomes obvious of his lifelong...
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How To Make Custom Mounts For An Engine Swap

Some Custom Fabrication On the Firewall and Floorboard May Be Required By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Jason Scudellari There are often some adjustments needed when...
01 Full frame fitting under a unibody car by DSR with high end design and fabrication

Art Morrison Chassis For 1967 Nova

Divers Street Rods Installs an Art Morrison Custom Chassis By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By Diny Divers The availability of complete custom frames has changed...
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Bob Bauder’s Last Build: ‘32 Ford Pickup

Hot Rod Hero Bob Bauder’s Enduring Influence By Eric Geisert   -   Photography By Wes Allison In February 2018, the NHRA Museum in Pomona, California, was packed...
01 Concept rendering of the complete vehicle by Tavis Highlander

ISK Ford Ranch Wagon Gets Custom Wheels, Hood, & Wrap Up

Ford Ranch Wagon Project Part 3: Ironworks Speed & Kustom Hood & One Of A Kind Of Custom Wheels From EVOD Industries By Ron Covell...
01 A group photo of industry legends Gray Baskerville Tom Medley Andy Brizio and Tex Smith who have significantly contributed to the car hobby and industry

Parting Shot: Andy Brizio The RodFather

Honored At Celestial Rodding Hall of Fame By Brian Brennan The death of Andy Brizio, The RodFather, is a powerful and deeply felt loss for all...
01 1930 Ford sedan a unique hot rod owned by Gerry Kerna

Traditional 1930 Model A Sedan With A Twist

Gerry Kerna’s Award Winning Channeled Model A Sedan By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson Every hot rod is different but some are unique. At...
01 A beautifully restored 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible owned by Michael Frotten

Michael Frotten’s LT4 Supercharged 1965 Chevy Impala SS

Impala SS With Supercar Performance By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography By the Author Looking back at history, it’s easy to see that Chevrolet’s designers hit a...
01 1965 Buick Riviera GS a coveted starting point for hot rod enthusiasts

The Ultimate Buick Riviera Build?

Detroit Speed Built 1965 Buick Riviera GS is Everything That it Should be and Nothing it Shouldn’t By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson The...
01 Out with the Tri Five Chevy s old sheetmetal and in with the new Golden Star Classic Auto Parts tailpan

Replacing the Tail Pan on a Tri Five Chevy

Getting Rid of Decades of Deteriorating Metal By Eric Geisert   -   Photography By The Author As you get into any metal repair or replacement work on...
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This Coyote-Powered ’55 Ford Thunderbird Restomod Has Unmatched Style

A Tastefully Modified and Highly Potent T-bird By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Michael Christensen At first glance this ’55 Ford Thunderbird, T-bird, or Ford ’Bird...
01 Ryan Foss Mike Hamrick and Jason Scudellari installing Wilwood’s Electric Parking Brake on a 1929 Ford roadster

Electric Parking Brake For Your Classic Car

How To Install Wilwood’s Electric Parking Brake System By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan   -   Videography By Ryan Foss Productions https://youtu.be/x2PCVRfqs4U?si=obMi6ZZWHvv0ZV5- Anyone who has been...

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A New Suspension on Jason Scudellari’s Brookville Model A

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Classic East Coast Styled 1934 Channeled Ford Coupe Personifies Kool

By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography by the Author With regard...

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