For years—about 15 of them, actually—Jared Hancock had to move this, slide that over, and probably drag the other thing out of the way to get stuff done. Which is to say his shop, J-Rod and Custom, was always a little bit cramped.
That all changed
There’s just something about an early ‘70s Chevy Blazer that makes Curt Hill want to grab a wrench. Hill, the owner of Hill’s Rod and Custom in Pleasant Hill, California, has built all kinds of hot rods and custom cars over the course of his
By Ashley Majeski Smissen
Photos by Mike Harrington and John Jackson
Jonathan Ward, founder ICON 4x4 isn’t afraid to tackle anything at his Southern California shop. From Land Cruisers to perfectly patina’d lead sleds, Ward can take just about any car and make it iconic.
Ward may not
By John Drummond
Photos by John Drummond and SharkWerks
It’s not surprising Alex Ross aka “Sharky” makes already fast Porsche’s go faster, drive better and certainly sound better. In a past life, the British born entrepreneur founded a company and a website solely dedicated to hopping up
Photos by Big Oak Garage
Rising out of the hot bed of rod shops in Northern Alabama, Big Oak Garage is quickly making a name for itself, thanks to several recent builds that have swept the car show scene. The shop, located in the tiny
The Alabama-based Johnson's Hot Rod Shop has been an industry leader for over two decades, but owners Alan and Angie Johnson continue to surprise the industry with their latest and greatest creations.
[caption id="attachment_5482" align="alignright" width="360"] Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop owners Angie and Alan Johnson work
Photos by John Jackson
Jason Graham hasn’t let hardships get him down. After a devastating fire nearly ruined his Portland, Tennessee-based shop, Graham used the tragedy as fuel to come back better than ever.
Six years ago, Jason Graham faced every shop owner’s nightmare: his shop was
Photo credit: Steven Bunker
Eddie Umland spends his time building wild Bonneville cars and road warriors at his Northern California-based one-man shop.
Umland has been building things for years — he’s created everything from furniture to fireplace mantels with his own two hands but he never
South City Rod & Custom - Bill Ganahl (left), Donnie Welch (center), Kyle Greenhaw (right)
Bill Ganahl may be the son of hot rod historian Pat Ganahl but he's been carrying his own place in hot rod history, thanks to the unique cars he's building at
The Precision Hot Rods & Fabrication team stands inside the body shop: (from left to right) Frank Brunkala, co-owner Danny Tesar, Ryan Piotrowski, Mark Mindzora, Jack Taunt, co-owner Larry Brunkala, Chris Campbell, and “Lil Chico” Caraballo. Not pictured is employee Jim Phoenix.
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