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The Barber’s Tub

5:59 am PST, November 16, 2018

A little more than 50 years ago, my grandparents and my dad found themselves at the intersection of Virginia and Plaza Streets in Reno, Nevada. The sky was... continue reading »

The Dragettes

7:11 am PST, November 14, 2018

In 1955, Kansas City was quickly becoming one of the hottest scenes for illegal street racing. Shit was going down… and it was going down on the regular.... continue reading »

Should You Have Kept It?

5:35 am PST, November 13, 2018

It’s a haunting title, isn’t it? Ryan isn’t alone with his ’65 Riviera thoughts. Most of us can remember an old car or two that we sold either... continue reading »

Oil & Change

6:17 am PST, November 9, 2018

It’s already dark by the time I slide beneath my truck with a socket wrench in hand. I shift the drip pan into position, making sure to align... continue reading »

Frankenstein Lives…

3:14 am PST, November 7, 2018

It’s everyone’s dream to find a verifiable old hot rod and bring it back to life. It’s another thing all together when that verifiable old hot rod has... continue reading »

Rods Illustrated

7:56 am PST, November 5, 2018

My professional life started as a graphic designer… and my life as a designer was born from studying old car magazines. My favorite will always be the very... continue reading »