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
What better way to get customers into your dealership showroom than having a highly optioned, powerful example of the latest offering from Ford? That was the thinking behind performance-based Hayward Motors in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1970, they decided on a scorching Calypso
When Gary Brown’s friend asked if he had seen this '56 Chevy on Facebook, he said he had not. But as soon as he logged on and saw it he knew he had to inquire about it, and eventually made the purchase.
It was a
They say practice makes perfect. For hot rod builder Dave Hamilton, it seems to ring true. Dave is the owner of Ham’s Auto Body in Grants Pass, Oregon, and they’ve been cranking out top-shelf work since 1966. In his free time he builds hot rods