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Barrett-Jackson Cup 2023 Top 5 From 2023 Scottsdale

By Brian Brennan   –   Photography By Author The Barrett-Jackson Cup 2023 winner, which includes a very nice check for $20,000, is getting ever so close. Leading...
01 War Surplus On Wheels Show 2022

War Surplus On Wheels Show 2022

How The Aftermath Of WWII Influenced The Hot Rod Culture By Eric Geisert   -   Photography By the Author It’s a very rare occurrence when such a...
01 Dakota Digital Magnum Shooters W I D E Contacts

MR’s Featured New Products For Your Hot Rod – 2023

Dakota Digital Magnum Shooters/W.I.D.E. Contacts Dakota Digital has been a distributor of W.I.D.E. door contacts since its inception in 1995 using the trade name Magnum...
01 Arctic White LS Swapped 1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

Arctic White LS Swapped 1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

How Tom Thomas Built This Daily Driven Vista Cruiser Wagon One Step At A Time By John Machaqueiro   -   Photographer By the Author Before the SUV...
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The 2023 Barrett-Jackson Cup Shows Off 50 of the Country’s Top Builds in Competition

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author It’s January and the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, has become a decades-long tradition. The nine-day event...
02 Canadian Muscle ‘65 Pontiac Acadian

Canadian Muscle, 1965 Pontiac Acadian

Canada’s Nova, a 1965 Pontiac Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe By Fuelish Media   -   Photography by the Author Have you ever seen an Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe...
00 5 7L Gen III Hemi power in a 1965 Dodge Dart

A 1965 Dodge Dart with Modern Mopar Performance

A Dodge Dart with 5.7 Hemi engine reliability, built to pay homage to 1960s Dodge engineers By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author The...
01 This 1947 Dodge arrived ready for paint but revisions to the previously extended roof hood and grille opening

Design and Fabricate a New Roof, Hood, and Grille on our 1947 Dodge Project...

Restyled In Hot Rod Fashion, Fabricating a New Roofline, Hood, and Grille. By Curt Iseli   -   Photography By Cody Walls This 1947 Dodge Sedan was shuffled...
01 Why This 1927 Ford Roadster Was Ahead Of Its Time

Why This 1927 Ford Roadster Was Ahead Of Its Time

Restoring Dick Williams’ Memorable Channeled ‘27 Ford Roadster By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Tim Sutton We must all take a moment and be thankful for...
01 A complete frame swap can be a big undertaking but the ScottΓCOs Hotrods ΓCON Customs chassis takes the guesswork out

How To Install A Custom Chassis On A ‘47 Ford Convertible

This 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible Gets a New Look, Thanks to Scott's Hotrods ‘N Customs By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by Camren Beattie Hot...
01 Iconic T bucket the Isky T Grabowski T and pictured the Ivo T Here it is on display at the NHRA Museum

Parting Shot: Tribute To Tommy Ivo’s Iconic T-Bucket

“TV Tommy” Ivo’s Ford T-Bucket is an Iconic Hot Rod … But There’s an Equally Impressive Tribute Model T Coming By Brian Brennan This month’s Parting...
01 The Scotts LS Swapped 1969 Chevy Camaro

The Scott’s LS Swapped 1969 Chevy Camaro

This ’69 Camaro has a Supercharged LSA for Power and a Custom Chassis for Handling By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson Hot rod dads...
01 This 37 Ford Sedan sits on a TCI 1935 1940 chassis

Period Correct Style For An Overlooked Classic Coupe

This ’37 Ford Coupe is No Ugly Duckling By Dale Moreau   -   Photography By the Author In the early days of the street rodding era, the...
01 Hot Rods by Dean sorted out all the parts required and handled the installation of a Ford Performance Parts 302 engine

Parts You Need For A Crate Engine Swap

Prepping Our 302 Crate Engine From Ford Performance Parts By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan It was a great day for hot rodders when...
01 Steele Rubber Products Named NSRA Manufacturer of the Year

Rodding Around: Modern Rodding News December 2022

Steele Rubber Products Named NSRA Manufacturer of the Year By Brian Brennan   Steele Rubber Products has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the National Street...
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MR’s Featured New Products For December 2022

Our Pick Of Classic Car Parts For Your Ride Granatelli Billet Aluminum Hose Clamps These compression-style hose clamps provide five times the clamping force of a...
01 1953 Studebaker with a first gen barracuda roofline

The Studillac; a Studebaker Commander with Supercharged Cadillac Power

Born from the body of a 1953 Studebaker, the roofline of a Barracuda and the power of a late-model Cadillac. By Dale Moreau   -   Photography...
01 Mike Greens Unique 1950 Mercury Coupe

Mike Green’s Unique 1950 Mercury Coupe

This Full-Custom Coyote Swapped Mercury Coupe Leaves Us Green With Envy By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By E.J. Talik Mike Green has many interests in life;...
01 Ford Roadster Pickup The Forgotten Hot Rod

Ford Roadster Pickup, The Forgotten Hot Rod

The Roadster Pickup Has a Long and Storied Hot Rod Heritage By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson The Ford Roadster Pickup, whether it be...
01 Installing Heidts Independent Front Suspension and Wilwood Brakes Upgrades on a Tri Five Chevy

Creating A Nimble Chevy Nomad

Installing Heidts Independent Front Suspension and Wilwood Brakes Upgrades on a Tri-Five Chevy By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By Brian Brennan We’re sure you can...
1 Lil John Buttera hopping out of this 26 Ford T while at the 1974 NSRA Street Rod Nationals

Parting Shot: Lil’ John Buttera, A True Innovator

Buttera & His 1926 Ford Model T Set a Standard In The Hot Rod Scene By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author As we wrap...
1 Every project starts somewhere and this is the Model A coupe body as it arrived at Craftworks Fabrication

Fabricating Model A Roof Inserts With Craftworks Fabrication!

Roof Inserts: Natalie’s Distinctive Deuce Coupe By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Not Stock Photos and Courtesy of Craftworks Fabrication Ford Model A coupes have an...
01 John Winter decided to tackle upholstering his hot rods at home with excellent results

How To Upholster Panels On Your Hot Rod

Budget Custom Interior Part 1: Stitching Model A Panels at Home By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by John Winter Like many homebuilders putting a hot rod...
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Dream Big

Charley Hutton’s Color Studio Takes Dream Cars One Step Further By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography & Videography by Ryan Foss Productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghqFMEklpv8 Having the vision and...
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Modern Rodding Featured New Products

Slim-Fitting Under Dash Louver Kit Vintage Air now offers its all-new Under Dash Slimline Universal Louver Panel with Brushed Aluminum Trim Kit.  The kit includes...
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Parting Shot

When TV Paid Attention … the Ricky Nelson ’32 Ford Roadster Belonging to Tony La Masa By Brian Brennan How much television do any of us...
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Rodding Around: Art Morrison Milestone & Goodguys 2022 Winners

Art Morrison Enterprises Surpasses Chassis Milestone By Brian Brennan The team at Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) just turned a milestone page as they celebrated a major...
01 Duralast has your engine management replacement sensors ready

Latest Parts For Your Hot Rod November 2022

OE-Quality Sensors For Your Hot Rod With ’80s muscle cars and trucks showing up more in the hot rod world there are bound to be...
01 This LS Swapped Tri Five Chevy Is a Sleeper Hot Rod

This LS Swapped Tri-Five Chevy Is a Sleeper Hot Rod

Aubrey King’s 1956 Chevy Is a Wolf In Sheep's Clothing By Brian Brennan   -   Photography by Shawn Brereton A ’56 Chevy may look like all...
01 The perfect family hauler 61 Chevy Brookwood

1961 Chevy Brookwood Wagon Hot Rod Family Hauler

This Chevy Station Wagon is the perfect hot rod for the whole family! By Brian Brennan   -   Photography by Grant Cox One of the realities of...
01 This Eric Black rendering of Cody Walls East Coast–style Deuce coupe details the deeply channeled proportions

Function and Form: The Art Of Channeling a Hot Rod

How to Channel a 1932 Ford Coupe By Curt Iseli   -   Photography by Cody Walls In the earliest days of our hobby, innovative hot rodders identified...
01 How To Install VDOG Variable Angle Gear and Microsteer

Steering Solutions: How To Install Variable Angle Gear (VDOG) and Microsteer

Solving Steering Issues On This Lexus V8 Swapped 1932 Ford Roadster By Brian Brennan   -   Photography by Author https://youtu.be/imz5pEvLlTw Whether you drive an early hot rod or...
01 Sinister Stylish Ford 3 Window Coupe

Sinister & Stylish Ford 3-Window Coupe

Bruce Benson’s 1936 Ford Coupe With Devilish Good Looks By Fuelish Media There’s nothing worse than the feeling of passing up a truly golden opportunity. This...
01 chopped and dropped this lasalle is a true beauty

Classic Styling and Modern Power, ‘37 Cadillac Lasalle Custom

The combination old-school style with modern performance meshes perfectly within this ‘37 Lasalle Opera Coupe. By Brian Brennan   -   Photography by Tim Sutton Customs designed and...
01 Reminisce Premier Street Rod Built 1956 Buick Special

Reminisce: Premier Street Rod Built 1956 Buick Special

India Sepulveda’s ’56 Buick Special Convertible has a Special Purpose in Mind By Fuelish Media   -   Photography by Author   -   Artwork By “Pinstripe Chris” Dunlop Behind...
01 A nicely frenched taillights that is vertical enough to be seen flows with the fender

How To French Tail Lights On A Ford Model 48

Modifying Your Hot Rod For Style and Safety With LED Tail Lights By Gerry Burger  -   Photography Glenn Sinon Let’s face it; we’re all guilty of...
01 Everything You Need To Know About Quick Change Axles

Everything You Need To Know About Quick Change Axles

How a Quick Change Rear Axle can Transform How Your Rod Looks With Winter Performance By Chris Shelton   -   Photography by Precision Hot Rods &...
01 Dream Machine 70 Plymouth Cuda

Dream Machine 70 Plymouth ’Cuda

The O’Neils’ Wish Comes True With The Help Of Cotati Speed Shop By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Michael Christensen When you are a Mopar fan,...
01 It Runs In The Family 1955 Pontiac Catalina

A Family Heirloom Firegold 1955 Pontiac Catalina Hardtop

Larry Tremaine’s 1955 Pontiac was Purchased New by His Granddad By Dale Moreau   -   Photography by the Author It’s not often that a car has been...
00 How To Build An LS Engine Short Block Assembly

How To Build An LS Engine: Short Block Assembly

Part 1: Prepping, Inspecting, and Assembling the 5.3 Iron Block of Our Summit Racing LS engine package By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By Brian Brennan  ...
01 This 1933 Ford Coupe Hot Rod Cleans Up Nicely

This 1933 Ford Coupe Hot Rod Cleans Up Nicely

Adjusting The Attitude Of This 1933 Ford Coupe By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison There are about as many ways to build a hot...
01 Chasing Perfection 31 Ford Tudor Sedan

Chasing Perfection: 1931 Ford Tudor Sedan

This ’31 Ford Tudor Sedan Is Built From Patience, Persistence, Determination, and Passion By Shawn Brereton   -   Photography By the Author We live in a constant...
01 Iconic Muscle Car 1968 Dodge Charger

Parting Shot: 1968 Dodge Charger From Bo Zolland

Old School Muscle With A Modern Touch By Brian Brennan   -   Artwork By Bo Zoland This month we thought it would be fun to take a...
01 Age Old Dream Ford Deuce Build Realized

Age-Old Dream Ford Deuce Build Realized

‘32 Ford Tudor Highboy Sedan, A Dream From Decades Past Comes True… and it’s a Good Thing By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson For...
00 Vintage Air System For 82 88 Monte Carlo and El Camino

Installing a Vintage Air System For 1982-88 Monte Carlo and El Camino

Time Made the ’82-88 Monte Carlo and El Camino cool. Vintage Air Made Them a Whole Lot Cooler. By Chris Shelton I'll admit, it seems a...
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King of Black Paint

Bobby Alloway is the Undisputed King of Black Paint By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography & Videography by Ryan Foss https://youtu.be/rbWF3r4LE98 Ask a bodyman or painter and...
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Rodding Around

New Displays at Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed Our favorite car museum is the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, located in Lincoln, Nebraska,...
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Rodding Around News

Goodguys is Texas Motor Speedway Bound By Brian Brennan   –   Photography By Author Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, the world’s largest hot rod association and producer of...
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The Last Roundup

Shades of the Past Wraps Up a 40-Year Legacy of Producing a Great Event By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author https://youtu.be/HabZs_LGL74 It’s been 40 years...
01 Veteran custom hot rod builder Don Lindfors demonstrated Vintage Airs Monster CustomFit Fan assembly

How To Install CustomFit Brushless Fan On Your Classic Car

Vintage Air’s Brushless Fan Tech Improves Cooling Capability By John Gilbert   -   Photography By the Author Computers and 12V electric motors have evolved and advanced significantly...
01 we now have headlights on our Model A highboy closed cab Ford pickup

How To Install Speedway Motors’ Headlight with Turn Signal

Mounting Speedway Motors’ Guide 682-C 12V H4 Headlights With Turn Signals By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author If you plan on driving your hot...
01 AutoMeters latest InVision Direct Fit Digital Dash System for 72 76 A Bodies

New Products For Your Hot Rod September 2022

AutoMeter A-Body Digital Dash AutoMeter’s latest InVision Direct Fit Digital Dash System for 1972-76 A-Bodies Duster, Demon, Dart, Scamp, and Valiant (PN 7009) is a...
01 Geoff Jones of Hot Rods by Dean helped us with the Golden Star Classic Auto Parts front inner fender panels

How To Replace Inner Fender Panels On 1965 Chevelle

New Inner Fender Panels and Billet Hood Hinges Can Immediately Clean Up The Engine Bay of Your Project Car By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By...
01 Fathers 36 Ford Roadster built as a restomod

Father-Son Built Pair Of Early Fords

Ross & Aaron Myers Produce Their Own Father-Son Builds By Brian Brennan   -   Photography by Michael Christensen When we hear of a father and son team...
01 Hellcrate Redeye Hemi Powered 1970 Cuda

Hellcrate Redeye Hemi Powered 1970 Cuda

This 1970 ’Cuda is Stuffed With A Hellcrate Engine, With Plenty of MoPower! By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison One of the all-time muscle...
01 A bit of glove box reduction will provide the required space for our new gauge layout

How To Make a Custom Dash For An Early Ford

Minimalist Dash Design On Our 1936 Ford Phaeton By Gerry Burger     -   Photography by the Author Our project 1936 Ford phaeton is making steady progress....
01 Americas Most Beautiful Roadster ‘34 Chevy Roadster

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster: 1934 Chevy Roadster

1934 Chevy Roadster Accomplishes An Unheard Of Feat Brian Brennan   -   Photography by John Jackson   -   Illustrations By Eric Black/e. Black Design Co. Every year the...
01 Michael Blackie Gejeian attended every single day of every Grand National Oakland Roadster show since its inception in 1949

The History Of Michael “Blackie” Gejeian

The Man Behind The Fresno Dragway, Autorama, and Legendary Emperor roadster By Michael Dobrin   -   Photography By the Author, the Blackie Gejeian Collection & Tim...
01 East Coast Styled ‘32 Deuce Coupe

East Coast-Styled 1932 Deuce Coupe

There’s Something Special About a Chopped-and-Channeled 32 Ford Deuce Coupe … Sans Fenders By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison In the world of hot...
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Starting Over

Losing a Good Friend is Never Easy By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author When the doors are closed and locked, when the lights are...
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Parting Shot

Gene Winfield, We All Should Be This Lucky By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & Chuck Vranas I’m going out on a limb, but...
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53rd NSRA Street Rod Nationals

Even Damp Weather Couldn’t Keep the Enthusiasm Down By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author   -   Videography By Tommy Lee Byrd One thing about Louisville,...
01 39th hot rod roundup shades of the past dollywwod

39th Hot Rod Roundup … Starts Strong

The Shades of the Past Once Again Hosts at Dollywood’s Splash Country the Souths Premier Event By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author & Tommy...
01 The Granatelli Motor Sports 12V Electric Vacuum Pump Kit comes complete and is an easy install

How To Install An Electric Vacuum Pump On Your Hot Rod

Granatelli Motorsports’ Solution To The Need for Supplemental Vacuum By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & Granatelli Motor Sports The car (most likely) parked...
New Products 1 Pro Fit TKX Five Speed Systems for F Body Chevy Camaro Pontiac Firebird

Latest Hot Rod Parts For August 2022

Pro-Fit TKX Transmission Systems for Gen 3 F-Body American Powertrain offers a Pro-Fit five-speed system for the 1982-92 Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, featuring the...

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The Studillac; a Studebaker Commander with Supercharged Cadillac Power

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