The Bodacious Bubbletop

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Scott Wiley Spaceliner Custom Car Revival 2019 Bubbletop (2)

Remember when thinking about the future was a happy thing. Work would be a thing of the past and everyone would drive around in space ships. When Space Age fever reached the Car Customizing world the sky was the limit …

Eleganté From Concept to Reality

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1953 Elegante Detroit Autorama

Who hasn’t dreamt of creating a concept car, now imagine making that dream a reality. During the car crazy 1950’s, artist and contractor duo Harry Birdsall and Joe Mascari did just that. The two friends decided to conceive and build a truly …

SEMA360 Fills the Void

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2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders Winner

The show must go on and go on it did, SEMA 2020 style. To deal with the void that the cancellation of the show caused, the intrepid folks at SEMA made high octane fuel out of the crude 2020 has …

Love Kustoms Killer 1950 Suburban

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Love Kustoms 1950 Chevy Suburban NSRA Street Rod Nationals (14)

What do you do when you have a Hot Rod affliction, a passel of grandkids and the desire to chauffeur them around in style? You choose a 1950 Suburban, seek out one of the most talented builders wrenching and wisely …

Wheelie Contest Rocks Byron Dragway

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Byron Dragway World Power Wheel Stand Championship Wheelie

Sunday.… Sunday.… Sunday was a spectacular day at the famous Playground of Power Byron Dragway. A slice of gear head nirvana that rattled the bones and rocked the world. The wheelies were off the hook and to put it simply, …

Ford Motor Company 1930 Speedster

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Ford Motor Company 1930 Speedster

Friends, I would like you to cast your peepers at something you don’t see everyday. Check out the hand fabricated all steel 1930 Ford Motor Company Speedster. We saw this stunner at the NSRA Street Rod Nats and have been …

Automotive Awesomeness NSRA Nationals

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NSRA Street Rod Nationals Louisville, KY

It was the perfect weekend at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. Through diligent work with the state and local governments and pure determination to give Hot Rodders a little bit of normal, the National Street Rod Association pulled off a …

Uncertain “T” Tribute

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Uncertain "T" Tribute

If imitation is the highest form of flattery this painstakingly precise tribute build is adulation, admiration and a standing ovation all crafted into one of the most famous and mysterious rides from the Golden Days of Hot Rodding. It was …

Goodguys Heartened the Heartland

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Goodguys Heartland Nationals

The Hot Rodding drought has gloriously ended and it was all thanks to the hard working folks at Goodguy Rod & Custom. Working with the state and local government agencies, Goodguys was able to organize and successfully host the 29th …

Two Street Kings Crowned

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Street Rod and MAchinen

In these topsy turvy times Goodguys was able to work some major Hot Rodding magic. With hard work and a very cooperative city and state the 29th Goodguys Heartland Nationals went ahead as scheduled. Not so much for the PPG …

Galpin Speed Shop Retro Rewind

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GAlpin Speed Shop The Bathtub

It’s time to the way back machine to the wavy gravy wild and wacky 60’s, when Southern Cali was the hottest spot for Hot Rodding and these outrageous, audacious Rods were all the rage. These rides reflected the lighter side …

This Javelin Redefines Cool

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How does stuffing 1036 horses into a ’72 AMX Javelin sound?  Audacious, sure.  Rebellious, indeed.  “Defiant!”, absolutely. “Defiant!” is a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX brought to life by Jim and Mike Ring at their world renowned Ringbrothers shop. This rarity …

The “Moon Rocket” Is Back

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Jerry Anolik 1955 Ford Thunderbird Moon Rocket GNRS KruzinUSA.com

Jerry Anolik’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird “Moon Rocket” landed at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show and caused quite a stir. Brought out of moth balls in 2009 and sold soon there after, the flawless restoration is a tribute to Anolik’s …

LayNLow Radical Roadmaster

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LayNlow Roadmaster KKOA

“LayNLow”, if this ’47 Buick isn’t a Show Stopper I don’t know what is. It’s not often that you see a Roadmaster turned out like this and about all we could say was WOW! Mega props go out to Chad …

Mighty Muscle Makes Great 8

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Mighty Muscle Makes the Great 8

Two Muscle Machines made the Great 8 at the Detroit Autorama this year. The appropriately named ’55 Chevy “Brute Force” and the stunning ’69 Camaro “Burning Copper”. The over the top creativity, craftsmanship and design of these iconic rides earned …

Perfect Pontiac Kustom Eye Candy

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Happily, we heard from the creative genius behind one of our most popular rides ever. We can now shed some light on this radical rod and update you on the specifics of this killer Kustom Pontiac. Does it get any …

Hot Rods That Rocked The World

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5 Significant Hot Rods Ed Big Daddy Roth's Beatnik Bandit Detroit Autorama

Created for the Detroit Autorama, Championship Auto Shows Inc. assembled what they deemed to be the 5 Most Significant Hot Rods of the 20th Century. In from the West, coast these iconic builds represent the roots of Hot Rodding. Innovative, cutting …