“When I was a teenager, I worked at Mahood’s Auto Body, and Boyd and Fat Jack were on the same street,” says Paul Satras. “One day I saw [Bob] Kolmos’ yellow ’32 Phaeton and [Larry] Murray’s ’33 Phaeton that Boyd did, and I said if
We’ve all seen the old car or truck parked behind a shop, seemingly rusting away, so we stop and ask if it’s for sale. The answer, almost always, is no because the owner says he’s going to restore it someday.
Sometimes, though, you get the right
A little garage time with your kids can leave a lasting impression, as Josh Hodges can attest. He was lucky enough to grow up working on different projects with his father including a number of VW Bugs, a ’72 FJ Land Cruiser, and a ’70
Leave it up to Jorgen Moller, CEO of SnapLock Industries and makers of RaceDeck flooring, to derive the premise of what he calls the Voodoo Falcon – an idea that's been stirring in his mind for a few years is now nearing completion. A car
A good custom car should be like a good wine or bourbon and get better with age. That’s certainly the case with Bob Dron’s 1948 Chevy Fleetline.
The car was originally built for the late Harold Olsen in the 1980s by a who’s who of California
As one of four kids growing up with a single mom, Mitch Gustafson says he learned at an early age how to uses his hands. He also learned how to dream. When he was younger, he’d stop by a local body shop and stare in
When building a custom, it never hurts to start with the “Standard of the World” – a Cadillac. Classic Caddys have strong style, so crafting a tasteful custom version is largely about refining that style. That’s what the team at Big Oak Garage did with
In the quest for speed, aerodynamics has proven just as important as horsepower. The machines that hurdled across the dusty dry lakes of SoCal and the salty flats of Bonneville caught on early that reducing aero drag resulted in a boost in top speed.
It should be no surprise to anyone that trucks of all ages are hot right now. Walk any car show or cruise night and you’ll find examples from Model A pickups through ’70s- and ’80s-era squarebodies and beyond.
Ryan LeBlanc's 1950 Chevy 3100 five-window pickup is
You likely recognize the name HammerFab for a number of wicked truck builds, or perhaps the name of its proprietor, Levi Green, who also teaches metal fabrication classes at the Liberty Hill, Texas-based shop. Like most of enthusiasts, Levi’s passion for hot rodding can be