All of us have our short list of dream cars. For some, it’s only one. Johnny Rundle’s dream was to own a cool chopped Mercury – an old-school custom. He realized that dream by buying a finished car, but then had to suffer through the
Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics. In a hot rod landscape increasingly filled with elaborate computer-designed parts, custom-machined wheels, intricate one-off trim pieces, and sophisticated high-tech fuel-injected engines, we can all use a refresher course in our hobby’s simple origins, a reminder
Chasing your dream car – in this case a ’69 Chevelle big block in Dover White – should be rewarding. The hunt is as often as much fun as finding the perfect ride. James Bazuik, though, learned one of life’s harder lessons when he bought
There are a lot of modified 1955-57 Chevys out in the world, but very few get the traditional custom treatment you might have seen at car shows in the late-’50s and early’60s. So, when a custom Tri-five comes along that’s as clean, cool, and well
The best place to learn any craft is through experience and on-the-job training – hands down. Just ask Bryan Fritsch, the owner and builder of our Goodguys Feature Pick from the 39th Grundy Insurance All American Get-Together. Bryan has helped train plenty of rookie police
If you were around in 1970 and had the cash to order a new LS6 Chevelle, you might have optioned the car like Bob Matranga’s pristine example. His 450-horsepower big block Chevy has more than just the obvious high-performance hardware.
The car has a great backstory
When Steve Wozniak bought his 1970 Chevelle 10 years ago the plan was to build a nice car and sell it. As almost everyone with a car project knows, plans can change, often for the better. In Steve’s case, the result is much better thanks
For most of us, birthday years that end in a zero are usually a cause for larger-than-normal celebrations, including – maybe – an exceptional gift. For Ronnie Brysch, when he hit the big 6-O a few years ago, his family surprised him with a birthday
You know a hot rod project is a good one when both the car owner and builder are equally excited about it. That was the case with this ’32 five-window coupe belonging to Scott Chontos. Builder Harold Chapman of Customs and Hot Rods of Andice
Fortune favors the bold. That old proverb is not an absolute. Being bold does not guarantee success – we all can cite examples of bold moves resulting in spectacular failures. The phrase is a good reminder, though, that substantial achievements often require taking big chances.