Modern Rodding

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...
01 2024 grand national roadster show ambr winner 1932 ford 2 door tub brizio myers

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...
01 petersen automotive museum bruce meyer collection of hot rods

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”...
01 2024 barrett jackson cup top five 1959 chevy bbt

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...
01 Securely mounted battery tray for long drive times

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...
01 2024 barrett jackson cup top five 1967 chevy pickup parsons

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...
001 A Coyote Swapped 1955 ford thunderbird

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...
01 A glimpse of the starting point of Tavis Highlander’s artwork on the interior of the 57 Ford Ranch Wagon

Custom Interior With Unmatched Design & Precision

Ford Ranch Wagon Project Part 2: 3D Printed & CNC Machined Parts Provide a Truly Unique Flare By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Rodger Lee  ...
01 Alan Johnson the new owner of Walker Radiator Works

The Legacy of Walker Radiator Works Continues

How Johnson’s Radiator Works Builds a 1932 Ford Radiator By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author When Alan Johnson builds a hot rod he...
01 2023 triple crown of rodding nashvbille superspeedway bobby alloway

2023 Triple Crown of Rodding Presented by PPG

It’s Where You Can See it All … Literally. By Brian Brennan - Photography By the Author Truly, there are many great hot rod events throughout...
01 Shadow Rods Model T Named Goodguys’ Street Rod of the Year 2023 Presented by Classic Instruments

Rodding Around – Industry News

Shadow Rods Model T Named Goodguys’ Street Rod of the Year 2023 Presented by Classic Instruments Goodguys Rod & Custom Association congratulates Jon Hall and...
01 Lady Luck II was featured in the Bruce Meyer Gallery at The Petersen Automotive Museum

Parting Shot: Lady Luck II The Iconic T-Bucket

The Legendary Lavender Pearl 1923 Ford Model T By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Chuck Vranas & Eric Geisert Some hot rods are just destined for...
01 Classic 70 Olds 4 4 2 convertible in Rally Red color

Classy Oldsmobile 442 Looks, With Modern LS Power

LS Swapped Rally Red 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Built By Bayberry Vintage Autos By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography & Videography By the Author Growing up during the...
01 Gary Nelson overseeing the coilover installation on a 69 Chevelle

GM A-Body Coilover Conversion Guide

Aldan American Offers Bolt-On Coilover Kits For GM A-Bodies By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, General Motors has...
01 Close up view of the Old Anvil Speed Shop team working on the AV8 chassis modifications

Old Anvil Speed Shop Built Scudellari’s 1929 Ford Roadster

Building a Traditional AV8 By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By Brian Brennan When it comes to building a traditional AV8 highboy roadster, one of the most...
01 1956 National Roadster Show where both the 1927 Model T roadsters of Blackie Gejeian and Ray Anderegg (winners in 1955) were displayed

Parting Shot: Hot Rodders Aren’t Fond of Ties

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster’s History of Ties By Brian Brennan   -   Photography Courtesy of the Greg Sharp Collection Americans, and I suppose hot rodders, fall into...
01 Sparks flying at MetalWorks Speed Shop while fabricating a smooth firewall for a 55 Chevrolet

How To Modify Your Tri-Five Firewall To Accept An LS3 Engine

MetalWorks Modifies A Chevy Bel Air Firewall For An LS Swap By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By Chadly Johnson David Goodwin and the team at MetalWorks...
001 Vintage 1957 Ford Ranchero in pristine condition

‘57 Ford Ranchero Dual-Purpose Hot Rod

The Myers’ LS Swapped Ford Ranchero has Performance & Practicality By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Michael Christensen When you see Ross and Beth Myers’ 1957...
01 Tommy laying down the beltline on Dean Moon’s orange ’34 Ford coupe at the 1955 Oakland Roadster Show

Tommy The Greek’s Lasting Legacy

Remembering Hot Rodding’s Pinstriping Picasso By Michael Dobrin   -   Photography by the Author, Courtesy of the Greg Sharp Collection, the Tyler Hoare Collection & the...
01 A vintage 1950 Chrysler Royal Town and Country station wagon in pristine condition

Deep Blue Royal & Rare Station Wagon

David Gazaway’s Immaculate 1950 Chrysler Royal Town and Country Wagon By Chuck Vranas    -   Photography & Videography By the Author There’s nothing more iconic than the...
01 Tavis Highlander received the nod from Rodger Lee of Ironworks Speed Kustom

1957 Ford Ranch Wagon Gets A Modern Chassis & Powertrain From Ironworks Speed and...

Ford Ranch Wagon Project Part 1: Roadster Shop Chassis & GT500 Powertrain By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Rodger Lee Work continues at Ironworks Speed and...
01 Classic 32 Ford Roadster owned by Don Brennan

Traditional & Timeless ‘32 Ford Roadster

Don Brennan’s Deuce Roadster With Nailhead V8 Power & Period Correct Style By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography & Videography By the Author The stunning ’32 Ford...
001 jpgA 1932 Ford Highboy five window coupe representing John Docktor s dream hot rod

Deuce 5 Window Coupe

Old School Style and Modern Performance By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison This 1932 Ford highboy five-window coupe represents the pulling together of many...
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Auto Shop Tackles Model A Rear End Swap

Flathead High School’s 1928 Model A Tudor Project Car By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman  -   Photography By the Author If you as a youngster were fortunate enough...
01 Classic silhouette of the 51 Chevrolet Bel Air

Completely Custom 1951 Chevrolet

Charlie Built a Better Bel Air By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By Charlie Matus Building a successful custom car comes down to knowing when you’re done....
01 Two TImeless Model A Hot Rods

Two Timeless Model A Hot Rods

Gas Axe Garage Built Ford Highboy Coupes By Chuck Vranas  -  Photography & Videography By the Author We are always asking the question, “What is the...
01 The absence of the roof visible in this profile rendering truly gives the 1963 Buick Riviera a long and low slung appearance

Parting Shot: Bo Zolland Designed Convertible Buick Riviera

1963 Buick Riviera Convertible That Should Have Been Built By Brian Brennan   -   Artwork By Bo Zolland Design This month our Parting Shot looks at what...
01 Thermo Tec Suppressor Acoustical and Heat Control Mat is in position and ready to go

How To Insulate Your Car The Right Way

Thermo Tec’s Sound Deadening Insulation Keeps The Heat & Noise Away By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography & Videography By the Author Part of the experience when...
01 1960 Buick LeSabre With Subtle Style

1960 Buick LeSabre With Subtle Style

Danielle Korek’s Award-Winning Buick Hot Rod By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson   -   Illustration By Eric Brockmeyer All too often we see car builds...
01 Finding space for an audio system is a challenge in a hot rod pickup but Precision Hot Rods and Fabrication shows you how they tackled it

How To Make Custom Stereo Brackets

Precision Hot Rods and Fabrication Installed A Custom Autosound Stereo Head Unit In A Hot Rod Pickup Truck By Tommy Lee Byrd Tight spaces are commonplace...

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