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The One That DIDN’T Get Away
Many rodders will talk about the “ONE THAT GOT AWAY” when referring to a car they really didn’t want to sell but did. But, unfortunately, my “ONE” is a list an arm’s length long, so I would rather talk about the “ONE THAT DIDN’T GET AWAY.” About 38 y
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‘39 Vette
The first question for Dennis was why did you build this, as you already have an outstanding ’39 Chevrolet street rod sedan. “I had a vision of the existing ’39 dollars burning a hole in my pocket and no sense of what it took to do something like thi
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Run To The Sun
In March, more than 3,200 hot rods, trucks, and muscle cars rolled into Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the 33rd annual Run to the Sun car show. Cool cars, warm weather, and sunny skies made an excellent combination for spectators, many of who were
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2022 Spokane Speed And Custom Show
There were many good reasons to attend the 6th Annual Spokane Speed and Custom show. There were forty 1932 Fords on display for starters to celebrate the 90th Anniversary. Throw in not one but four celebrities, Buddy Hale, Gene Winfield, Ian Roussell
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1933 Plymouth Sedan
OWNER: Thom McDonald – Tucson, Arizona. CHASSIS: Stock. FRONT SUSPENSION: Super Bell dropped axle, Chevy Nova disc brakes, tube shocks. REAR SUSPENSION: 1966 Chevy Nova rear with 3.03 gears. TIRES: B.F. Goodrich T/A’s. Front: 195/65-R15. Rear: P2
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1939 Chevrolet Master Sedan
OWNER: Dennis & Doris Howland – Atascadero, CA. CHASSIS: Original modified, fully independent suspension, anti-roll bars front and rear, built by Smokey Alleman Race Cars; stainless fuel and brake lines, Tilton dual master cylinder system are instal
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Deuces In The Desert
We’ve seen 90th Anniversary Deuce gatherings all across the USA, and on April 23, 2022, another one took place in Tucson, AZ. Three Tucson Street Rod Association members assembled the Deuces in the Desert gathering as part of the 47th Annual Rodders
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The Deuce Show #7 Haulin’ To Havasu!
The streets of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, were filled with hot rods and street rods of every make and model during the weekend of March 3-5, 2022. The final tally of cars was right at 500, with 300 of them being 1932 Fords. The cars in attendance cam
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The 69th Detroit Autorama
Call it what you will (Hitsville, the Renaissance City, Motown, The D, or The Motor City), but when you say “Detroit” to a hot rodder, they’ll immediately think of the Detroit Autorama. In the last eight decades, the Autorama has become a nationally
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Rodding Products
THERE are a lot of special events and celebrations in honor of the ‘32 Ford happening this year! Ninety years of a good thing is certainly cause for celebration. In honor of this milestone, I designed a commemorative bottle opener in the shape of eve
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Wisconsin To L.a. In January let's Do This, While We Still Can!
Al & Julie Miller live life with a sense of adventure like most hot rodders do. They like to travel, see new places, and meet new people. In 2014 they planned to drive cross country from Wisconsin to California with several other hot rod friends to a
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1932 Ford Phaeton
OWNER: Al & Julie Miller – Verona, WI. CHASSIS: Unknown manufacturer, everything painted gloss black with polished stainless fasteners. FRONT SUSPENSION: Chassis Engineering dropped axle, disc brakes, four-bar, Pete & Jake's shocks. REAR SUSPENSIO
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1932 Ford Hiboy Roadster
OWNER: Steve Lemmons – Kelso, Washington. FRONT SUSPENSION: Magnum dropped axle, buggy spring, hairpins, M.T. Products reproduction Lincoln brakes, Flaming River steering box, SoCal shocks. REAR SUSPENSION: Halibrand Quick-Change center, ’40 Ford a
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1941 Willys Coupe
OWNER: Cory Bonugli - Lawrence, MA CHASSIS: Custom fabricated. FRONT SUSPENSION: Mustang II with coil-over shocks, polished stainless upper/lower control arms, disc brakes. REAR SUSPENSION: Art Morrison 4-link with coil-over shocks. TIRES: Front
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We’re In for The Long Haul
There are one hundred reasons rodders got hooked by the hot rod/street rod bug. For some, it was the folks you hung out with, or maybe your parents were rodders. The car magazines had a considerable influence on many, or maybe it was how they were po
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Timeless Deuce
Students of Hot Rod history are familiar with the story of the founding of the National Street Rod Association and the first Street Rod Nationals in 1970. The guys at Rod & Custom Magazine, Tom Medley, LeRoi ‘Tex’ Smith, Jim ‘Jake’ Jacobs, and Bud Br
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One Of The Significant Seventy-Five
When the calendar changed from the sixties to the seventies, most hot rodders were busy looking for good fenders and cowl lights to put on their resto-rods. They had figured out that a small-block Chevy fit between the frame rails pretty well and tha
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The Amelia Concours D’elegance Salute To The 90th Anniversary Of The Deuce
(Note from the Editor: Longtime subscriber Frank Brown recently participated in The Amelia and shared a few photos of the 90th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford exhibit.) The Amelia was held for the 28th year over the weekend of March 3-6 at The Golf Clu
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UNFORD 48 Years Of Street Rodding Fun!
Thom McDonald jumped into the street rod scene in the early seventies, and like so many others, his first car was a coupe. Perfect when you are single or recently married but not so perfect when the family begins to grow. So the hunt was on for a lar
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Adding The Finishing Touch
Anyone who has imagined a custom hotrod with an engine bursting from the front with huge Mickey Thompsons on a short wheelbase which made the car look like it was arching as the horsepower was about to be unleashed at any time would have a ’41 Willy’
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1932 Ford Roadster
OWNER: Don Ward – St. Charles, MO CHASSIS: Stock ’32 Ford frame with shortened frame horns. Master cylinder and proportioning valve from a ‘64 Chevy pickup. Steering box and column from a ’56 Ford pickup. FRONT SUSPENSION: Dropped, drilled, and chr
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Rodding USA
Publisher/Executive Editor: Paul Martinez paulm@roddingusa.com President: Paul Grace paulg@roddingusa.com Feature Editors: Dale Moreau, Ken Sanders Contributors: Dennis W. Parks, Sherm Porter, Charlie Hughes, Alan Zusman, Lil’ John Harvey, Stephan
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Ridler Contenders
The road to becoming a Ridler winner starts by being named a BASF Great 8 award winner. Any entrant attending the show can qualify if their ride has never been shown before (including any form of media and at any stage of the build) plus what the jud
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1950 Ford Woody Wagon
OWNER: Billy Hill – Liberal, Kansas. CHASSIS: Stock 1950 Ford. FRONT SUSPENSION: Fatman frontend, dropped spindles, tubular A-arms, RideTech shocks, and disc brakes. REAR SUSPENSION: 8-inch Ford, RideTech coil-over shocks. TIRES: Goodyear, front
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Billy Hill’s 100% Driver This Woody’s Made For Road Trips
Keith Hill of Liberal, Kansas churned out this slick 1950 Ford Woody Wagon in the mid-70s and put many miles on it while it was in his possession. He would eventually sell it, and off it went to California, where it stayed for quite a few years, and
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Class Of 1956
Hard work was never an issue for Roger Billings. He found a job at a body shop during high school doing collision disassembly and paint prep. In his senior year, "Willie," the shop owner asked him if he would work afternoons and Saturdays, so he was
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The Candy Deuce Is Back On The Street
(Editor’s Note – I photographed Tony Coury’s Deuce Roadster in 2013 as Squeeg Jerger was reassembling it after sitting idle for over forty years. We ran a “Garage Scene” in Issue #9 of Rodding USA, intending to run the finished feature upon completio
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Making Sense Of The Numbers
No matter what kind of hot rod you drive, you probably want the optimum performance out of the pieces and parts that have been put together, whether you or someone else assembled them. You probably want them to operate efficiently also. So no matter
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Speeding Into ‘22
The pandemic seems to be fading fast in the rearview mirror, and 2022 is roaring in as our hot-rodding world is back in the swing. Unfortunately, this was one of those rare years when Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale overlaps the Grand National Roadster Sh
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Top 10 Sales
1. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT – $1,980,000 2. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – $1,870,000 3. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder – $1,815,000 4. 2014 McLaren P1 – $1,705,000 5. 2019 Ford GT Heritage – $1,650,000 6. 2019 McLaren Senna – $1,512,500 7. 2017 Ford GT
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