“I wanted a car that I didn’t get to build for my customers,” says South City Rod & Custom owner Bill Ganahl, “a traditional custom built just to drive based on customs of the ’60s. People don’t typically spend a lot of money on true
Tom McMullen's imprint on the history of hot rodding would make him a unanimous first-ballot, car-guy hall of famer. He is best known for his publishing chops – founder of both Street Chopper and Street Rodder magazines – and a madcap lifestyle that included two
One of the hottest trends in the hot rod and vintage vehicle scene in recent years has been ’90s-style sport trucks. This not only includes the red-hot ’88-’98 Chevy and GMC OBS trucks, but also involves older trucks built in a ’90s-period style. Alan Button’s
It’s the Year of the Deuce! This year marks the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford, affectionately known as the Deuce to hot rodders around the world. Long considered the quintessential hot rod, no vehicle has had a bigger influence on the hobby than the
During his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Les Haight learned about a 1940 Ford Tudor Deluxe for sale at a Chevrolet dealer in nearby Stanley, Wisconsin. It had a 59A Flathead under the hood and thanks to an inside tip from the dealer’s
Mac Coldwell must enjoy telling onlookers that his ’55 Chevy sedan delivery was originally a work vehicle for a typewriter repairman, then (wait for it!) some under-30 observer pipes up with “what’s a typewriter?” The follow-up question might just as well be “what’s a sedan
With Father’s Day coming up, consider the inadvertent influences your dad had on you. Some follow the career footsteps of their dad, perhaps attend the same college, sport the same cologne, or drive the same brand of car. Gordon Martin’s dad drove a lot of
When is a Ford Ranchero not half truck, half car? If you guessed “business up front, party in back,” try again. Give up? It’s when a celebrity builder transforms an old hybrid hauler into half rocket ship, half reality TV star. Kenny Keith’s dazzling
Tackling someone else’s unfinished project is always a bit of a gamble. For Jesse Lindberg and a couple of friends, though, spending five years of nights and weekends paid off with this stunning ’69 Camaro street machine.
It helps that Jesse owns Norcal Paint and
Life often gets in the way of a dream. For some, it’s a major home improvement project. Or sending children to college. Or traveling the world. For the lucky ones, though, the dream eventually gets back to the top of the list.
That’s the story