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Six Snapshots from GNRS

12:30 am PST, January 24, 2020

Six years ago, I submitted a story about the Grand National Roadster Show for my weekly Jalopy Journal entry. In retrospect, it was particularly inspired, with characters, setting,... continue reading »

Kustomland: Out of Print!

12:05 am PST, January 23, 2020

Car books are a tricky business. Some really great ones come along in a small run, getting snatched up quickly, and for some reason they never get a... continue reading »

The Perfect Av8 Roadster

2:37 am PST, January 21, 2020

I live in a quiet place, where any sound at night means something is about to happen. You awake fast thinking, “What does that mean?” Usually, it’s nothing.... continue reading »

The Hidden Hauler

1:09 am PST, January 17, 2020

The year is 1949 and Hot Rod Magazine is in its infancy, and our sport is too. By December, Hot Rod had their formula dialed in. The issue... continue reading »

Hot Rod Galahads!

11:27 pm PST, January 15, 2020

This film was posted here nearly 10 years ago, so seems like it’s the right time to bring this gem back up… ‘Hot Rod Galahads’ is worth the... continue reading »

More Hot Rodding In Argentina

12:44 am PST, January 15, 2020

I’ve featured these guys before and probably will again… There’s just something really novel about watching something so familiar in a language you don’t know. It’s as if... continue reading »

150 Photos From Texas

12:05 am PST, January 13, 2020

Things are progressing well here on the recovery front and with any luck, I will be back up and running 100% by tomorrow morning. As it stands, most... continue reading »