Wayne Matthews started building this ’42 Chevy pickup with a simple desire: to have a head-turning truck from the year he was born. He got much more than that when he walked into Big Oak Garage unannounced and sealed a deal with shop owner Will
Goodguys and Speedway Motors had another great year in 2018 celebrating the true heritage of hot rodding – vehicles built primarily by their owners at home. The Speedway Motors Homebuilt Heaven parking areas give special attention to these home-crafted rides at every event, with two
Growing up in the farm community of Thamesville, Ontario, Canada, may at first sound like a rather remote experience; however, the town is only about an hour and a half east of Detroit. For Brent Erickson, that was close enough to be keyed in on
Greg Weld wanted to build a truck the average guy could look at and say, “I could build that.” A bit of an ‘everyman’s truck’ that wasn’t flashy or had a bunch of complicated modifications, but one that had scores of details emerge when you
When Chevrolet launched the Suburban back in 1935, none of the GM executives ever dreamed the popular hauler might one day look like Randy Marston’s ’66 Suburban masterpiece. Of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Marston and builder Roger Burman, who teamed up to
Editors Note: Words by Tad Leach, owner of "Maybellene"
I have been a car guy since I was a kid, when cars were freedom. I've had a number of fun cars since then – a 421-powered '64 Pontiac, a ’54 Buick, a 2004 Corvette, a ’59
“It’s basically my high school dream car on steroids,” Robert Torppa says about his stunning red '68 Firebird.
While Robert was grateful for the vehicles his family did provide for him in high school, what they thought he needed was a far cry from
Mike Stedman is a lifelong hot rodder from Vernon, British Columbia. When he and his wife, Kay, grew tired of getting sunburned in his roadster, he decided to build a truck. Not just any truck, but an early-’60s-style custom. And build a truck he did.
Hector Zuniga was only 16 years old when he fell in love. Both with his wife, and the 1955 Chevy Nomad in her cousin Gloria’s garage. It needed a lot of work by then, but the family had bought it brand new and still had
When Jesse Emmett got his driver’s license at age 16, his father had this 1956 Cameo fixed up and handed over the keys. It was a deal Jesse’s father made with each of his boys – they all got a Cameo pickup on their 16th