It’s not unusual for a hot rodder to seek out a car or truck like the one they had (or wanted) in high school. It’s much less common to be like Harve Evans, who still owns his first vehicle – this 1940 Ford pickup.
Serendipity: The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
There is simply no other word more fitting for Michael Knispel’s adventure with this unrestored, 800-original mile, 426 Hemi-powered ‘66 Plymouth Belvedere. Yes, you read all that right.
Michael was diagnosed with
Chris Ryan and his wife Lori own and operate Ryans Rod and Kustom from their home in rural Ninety Six, South Carolina. It’s quite the homestead – a sprawling property with a vintage filling station just around the bend. But it’s inside their shop that
If you’re looking for topography that’s as flat as a dry lakebed, Kansas isn’t a bad place to start. That’s where you’ll find James Wolk and his wife Michelle blasting around in their heavily chopped three-window 1934 Ford coupe, a back-to-basics rod that incorporates plenty
“The wagon Ford shoulda’ built, so we did!”
That’s the way Riley Morris describes this 1955 Ford Sport Wagon on the thread he posted on the Jalopy Journal’s HAMB message board chronicling its build at his Sunnyside, Washington shop, Rocket’s Hot Rod Garage. “The Chevy Nomad
Here’s a hot rod math quiz: When does 2 x 32 equal 342,000? When you’re Bart Caliaro and you own two high-mileage road warriors, a '32 Ford sedan with 182,000 miles on the odometer and a '32 roadster that’s racked up 160,000 miles.
Since the Legends column began alternating between famous hot rodders and famous hot rods, we have showcased the ZZ Top Eliminator Coupe and Norm Grabowski’s “Kookie” T, both lifted to prominence by the mainstream media. Thus, they were feted not only by car guys but
Owning a post-1940 classic Ford was never a plan for loyal Bow-tie fan Rod Pearce. Pearce’s first car when he was 16 was a ’57 Chevy hardtop and that love for Tri-fives has stuck with him some 50-plus years later with a ’55 and a
Bart Grange has been a diehard hot rodder since even before he got his license (he’s 77 now, so you can do the math). Over the years, he’s had a score of hot rods and classics including a ’40 Ford pickup and panel truck still
The success of having a hot rod built by a pro shop almost always depends on the relationship between the customer and builder. The project will likely turn out well if the two parties share a similar vision.
A shared objective was critical in the