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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...
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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...
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Parting Shot: The Early Days of NSRA Nationals

A Nostalgic Look Back at NSRA Nationals’ Finest Hot Rods By Brian Brennan This month I thought it would be fun to look back at a...
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Rodding Around – Barrett Jackson Auction 2023

The Ultimate Hot Rod Auction By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Barrett-Jackson Auctions All of us wonder just how much our hot rod is worth. Experience...
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For Starters

It’s the Little Things By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author You “play around” with cars long enough and you develop personal favorites. You have...
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Rodding Around – ARP to Present Major Awards at 2023 Triple Crown of Rodding

By Brian Brennan ARP is getting into supporting the hot rod industry in a big way. ARP is known for sponsoring two of the most...
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Parting Shot – A Piece of History … Forever

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography Courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum Some hot rods are more memorable than others. Some become part of rodding history...
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Parting Shot – Larry Wood, Designer of Hot Wheels Cars, Hot Rodder, and Now...

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography Courtesy of Larry R. Wood It will be this summer on July 20th when longtime hot rodder and well-known designer...
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Rodding Around – Latest in Hot Rodding News

Triple Crown of Rodding Big news on the Triple Crown of Rodding event, which is slated for September 8-9, 2023 (weekend after Labor Day) at...
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Parting Shot – The California Kid … The Hot Rod and The Movie

By Brian Brennan Our industry has accumulated history (lots of it) over the past many years. It’s because of this history that we now have...
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Rodding Around

By Brian Brennan The Newest Major Show of 2023 The Triple Crown of Rodding (TCR) continues its march to be one of the exclusive events within...
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1950 Merc Goes Home With Ridler Award

A Full Custom Mercury Goes from Great 8 to Ridler Winner By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Eric Geisert It’s time to announce the Don Ridler...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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 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...
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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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