Rounding out this week’s Best Of 2020 galleries is Hot Rods and Street Rods – easily a cornerstone of our industry. Anyone who has ever driven one will tell you it doesn’t get much better than cruising a hot rod roadster down the open road.
We all know that hot rodding can be a slippery slope. Plans for simple engine mods often turn into a major rebuild or an upgrade to a completely different power plant. And a basic repaint can quickly escalate into a complete frame-up rebuild.
Jim Kerr has
There’s no denying that Trucks are one of the hottest trends in our industry today. Everything from Hot Rod Pickups to the 1988-98 GM “OBS” trucks are popping up left and right. Parts and components for trucks continue to be developed, 60’s and 70’s Ford
Goodguys founder Gary Meadors was adamant in including Customs in the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association name when he started the organization back in 1987. For decades Customs have played a vital role in our industry. Some of the most recognizable builds are Customs –
Goodguys may have only been able to host three National events in 2020, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t get to see our fair share of cool cars. We combed through our 2020 event photography folders to show you some of those cool rides that
Ever think about all those projects and builds you’re going to get to once you retire? After retiring from McClellan Air Force Base about 20 years ago, Michael Morales was able to put a lot of time into his ’51 Merc project, but his retirement
“I’ve been a car guy since I was 14,” says Jeff Hess, the owner of "OLDSSLED," the ’56 Oldsmobile that captured the title of Goodguys 2020 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year. “I drove illegally as a kid on Long Island.”
Those illicit underage drives
Jeff Boone's grandfather, Willis Horn, bought this custom Ford in Southern California in 1941. The five-window coupe had been chopped, the quarter windows filled, and the body customized with a ’40 Nash grille and ’37 DeSoto bumpers. Willis drove the car, raced it a little,
Ray Dunham entered Goodguys 2020 Custom of the Year competition with an advantage by starting with a classic 1939 Lincoln Zephyr, an exclusive car renowned for its Art Deco lines. He took it a step further with thoughtful custom modifications that make this cruiser even
“After building numerous Fords and Chevys, I wanted to have something different from the mainstream,” says Fred DeFalco. He got just that with this ultra-cool, custom-crafted 1954 Buick Century known as “Jaded.”
Built by Church Rods and Relics in Michigan, the Buick sports a new custom