Warren Alvord can still remember the first time he laid eyes on a Kurtis 500S. “I was 16 and I was at the South Mountain Hill Climb in Phoenix,” Warren says. “I saw the car and thought it was the most beautiful car I’d ever
It takes a village. The above photo shows a portion of the Brute Force build team, from left to right: Bill Brakman, Ryan Rivers, Paul Hattrup. Chris Brown, and owner Bob Matranga.
What does it take to build an elite-level custom vehicle in today’s hot-rodding environment?
Hot rodders love to reimagine iconic cars. For decades, passionate enthusiasts and creative craftsmen have strived to reinvent the most popular models from our history, whether it’s a ’32 Ford, ’57 Chevy, or ’69 Camaro. The hot rod culture undoubtedly has its favorites, and builders
Dean Livermore’s shop, Hot Rods by Dean, has been consistently turning out top-notch rides in the Phoenix area for decades. With a wealth of respect from other builders and customers alike, Dean is a great ambassador for the hobby and an ideal craftsman for selecting
“It was supposed to just be a cool pantina’d hot rod.”
Norman Bradley says he had no intention of his ’32 Ford five-window coupe becoming a Goodguys Tanks Inc. 2020 Hot Rod of the Year winner when he first had Henry Richards at Steadfast Manufacturing start
No Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year competition would be complete without an "Angry A" from Hilton Hot Rods. These guys know how to build ’em and they’ve got several Hot Rod of the Year titles to prove it!
The latest contender to roll from
Scott Hawley is a longtime Goodguys supporter with a great collection of hot rods, including a Brizio-built Deuce coupe that was a 2019 Hot Rod of the Year finalist. When he had the opportunity to buy this bitchin’ Deuce Tudor out of the Roy Brizio
“Since we haven’t been able to attend any Goodguys events this year, I thought it would be fun to enter the on-line competition for Hot Rod of the Year with a 20-year-old build,” says Rich Stapf. “We don’t realistically expect to win the award but
“This 1941 Willys is one of those ultimate street hot rods and it brings a smile to my face every time I take it out for a run,” says Ron Meis. With a blown 540c.i. Merlin big block Chevy churning out more than 1,000hp, we
Goodguys AutoCrossers know all too well how lethal Bruce Cambern’s ’66 427 Shelby Cobra can be when Scott Fraser gets behind the wheel. And when the dust settled following the 2020 Duel in the Desert, Fraser had made his strike, securing the Goodguys 2020 FAST