When Chris Klein of Peosta, Iowa, was growing up, he was surrounded by the street rods that his Dad and uncles built. Not only was he privy to the hard work that went into building a street rod, he was also tasked with odd jobs
If you’ve never heard of a Bocar, you’re not alone. The fiberglass sports car developed by Bob Carnes of Lakewood, Colorado, was built in extremely limited numbers in the late-’50s and early-’60s. The XP-5s were the first true “production” models, though a mere 15 were
If you like long and low chopped coupes, check out Rick Bolea’s five-window 1933 Ford Coupe from Pennsylvania. Even better, it’s powered by the old 427c.i. FE engine out of a car he had in college.
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Precision Hot Rods and Fabrication
Larry Blodgett knows a thing or two about heritage and family. As the third-generation owner of his family’s business, Blodgett Floor Covering, Larry carries on a tradition started by his grandfather more than 70 years ago of selling and installing carpet and flooring materials in
Like many hot rodders of his generation, Clarence Goodwin of Nesbit, Mississippi, was bitten hard by the car bug at an early age in the late-1950s. Clarence stuck close by his gearhead older brother whenever he could, mostly running to pick up whatever his brother
George Poteet is no stranger to the winner’s circle. His vehicles have won just about every honor, award, and accolade imaginable, from Detroit’s Ridler Award, to the Hot Rod Magazine trophy awarded to the fastest car at Bonneville Speed Week. Two titles he has never
This is Bay Area hot rodder Scott Hawley’s fifth ’32 Ford. It’s an original Henry Ford body and was acquired as a half-completed project and then finished by Roy Brizio Street Rods.
Billy Venter set the frame up with Pete & Jakes hairpins, ladder bars, and
Sacramento’s Ray Enos let Bobby Hilton and Tony Lombardi build him one of their popular “Angry A” cars to take a swing at (and learn the ropes of) the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster award at the Grand National Roadster Show – an event Bobby Hilton
It doesn’t seem like Frank Gonzales sleeps much. He holds a full-time job at a school and after hours he’s in his garage building cars. He cuts, forms, welds, fabs, grinds and even paints hot rods for himself, his family, and some friends. Constantly.
With several projects from Kindig-it Design in his garage, Goodguys regular Ron Meis decided it was time for an open-wheeled car with a little more agility than his GTO and ’59 Buick. After hashing out a build plan they decided to use the redesigned ’27