How would you like to go to work every day beside your dad, mom, wife, and younger brother? Could you do that for 15 years and still be on speaking terms? Eddie Pettus of Eddie’s Rod and Custom in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has survived and
Any business owner will tell you that repeat customers are the best, whether it’s a $4 cup of coffee or a multi-million-dollar yacht. Mike Rutter, owner of Rutterz Rodz in Bristol, Tennessee, is proof of that.
“We’ve been fortunate that up to now I don’t have
Goolsby Customs has become well known over the past 15 years for producing stunning rides year in and year out. To understand the success of the shop, though, you need to start at the beginning. The very early beginning.
Jonathan Goolsby raced BMX bicycles as a
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” - You can read a lot of different meanings into that famous quote, but for those of us who enjoy driving our hot rod, it’s as literal as it gets. There will always be a destination to any
Vini’s Hot Rods is located in Alabaster, Alabama. Where is Alabaster? Consider the numbers: With around 31,000 residents, it’s the 16th largest city in Alabama, which is the 24th largest state in the United States. That translates to this: Alabaster has less than one one-thousandth
If you’ve spent any time in the hot rod and custom hobby – or even watched the car shows on cable – you probably know Jimmy Shine and his business, Shine Speed Shop.
Jimmy – born James D. Falschlehner in Southern California – is no flash-in-the-pan,
You can debate all you want about it being “rocket science” or not, but there’s no denying the precision, skill, and ingenuity that goes into the highly regarded Olds Rocket V8s and other vintage performance power plants that come from the Niles, Ohio-based shop known
When you grow up in a family where your dad and granddad are welders, you’re going to learn skills that will serve you well as you get older. In Mike DuSold’s case, that early exposure to manipulating metal paid off. DuSold Designs in Lewisville, Texas,
Looks can be deceiving. If you happen to find yourself on 220th Street in Rockwell City, Iowa, you could easily drive past the Lakeside Rods and Rides steel building and think it’s just another small-town guy trying to make a living building cars. But you’d
Don Richardson painted his first car back in high school in the mid-1970s. He’s still painting today at his shop – Richardson's Custom Auto Body – in Washington. Now, instead of painting classmates’ cars in his parents’ garage, he works from a shop on the