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K.S. Pittman's '41 Willys

by Mike Mueller Relaxed rules allowed more modifications to the gasser coupe clan as the Sixties began. Originally running an all-steel stock body, K.S. Pittman’s ‘41 Willys eventually was fitted with weight-saving fiberglass doors, fenders and trunk lid. A one-piece flip-up fiberglass nose was also added.  For diehard hot rodders,...

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Mike Ricketts' 1967 Dodge Coronet

by Scotty Gosson (Excerpt from America's Coolest Station Wagons published in 2011) Beware the mischievous grin. Mike’s fun meter may be pegged, but the wagon is as serious as a red light. (Photo Courtesy Al Gott)  Some guys seem to have all the fun, and Mike is most definitely a funster! Chrysler...

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Vic Edelbrock, Jr.'s ’32 Ford Roadster

The Edelbrock ’32 roadster is one of the most recognized cars in all of hot rodding. (Photo Courtesy Edelbrock)  When his father succumbed to a battle with lung cancer in 1962, the weight of the world was thrust upon a young Vic Edelbrock, Jr.’s shoulders. In the early days, Vic...

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Craig Jackson's 1969 ZL1 Camaro

by Jerry Heasley (Excerpt from Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds published in 2011) Today, the ZL1 is restored to concours. This particular car might be the highest-optioned and best-restored ZL1 on the planet.  Certain examples of the 1969 ZL1 Camaro have brought more than a million dollars. If only Craig Jackson’s father, Russ,...

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1957 Pontiac Safari Wagon

by Scotty Gosson (Excerpt from America’s Coolest Station Wagons published in 2011) Why a wagon? “I had a ’29 roadster and a ’39 convertible. Neither car could safely take my family to a car show. The birth of my daughter really got me looking for a station wagon for us.” (Photo Courtesy...

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The Ultimate Barn Find: 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

by Jerry Heasley (Excerpt from Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds published in 2011)   Most owners modified 289 Cobra Roadsters with racing modifications. CSX2289 appeared 100 percent stock. The current owner is Tom Armstrong of Seattle, Washington. At this writing, Tom was taking the car to the famous Concours D-Elegance in Pebble Beach,...

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1200hp Pontiac Tempest LeMans

by Tommy Lee Byrd (Excerpt from Street sleepers : the art of the deceptively fast car published in 2011) When you have 1,200 hp at the mercy of your right foot, it’s not difficult to obliterate a pair of rear tires in an afternoon of spirited driving. This car has run...

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Art and George Walter's '32 Ford Coupe

by Joseph Alig and Stephen "Spike" Kilmer (Excerpt from East vs West Showdown: Rods, Customs and Rails published in 2012) Channeled and not chopped gives a sinister stance to the Walter brothers’ intimidating drag Deuce. History is where you find it and this is a captivating story of a surviving...

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Dick Landy’s Altered-Wheelbase 1964 Dodge

by Mike Mueller (Excerpt from The Garlits Collection: Cars that Made Drag Racing History published in 2004) Yes, Dick Landy’s 1964 Dodge sure does look "funny," what with its altered-wheelbase and sky-high stance. Whether or not it was drag racing’s first funny car, however, is a matter of opinion. Super...

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Stone, Woods & Cook Swindler B Willys

by Joseph Alig and Stephen "Spike" Kilmer (Excerpt from East vs. West Showdown Published in 2012)   The “gasser wars” among drag racers took many forms such as East versus West and the often bitter West versus West. The huge rivalries in the media put fans in the bleachers. (Photo Courtesy...

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1928 Ford Coupe

by Scotty Gosson (Excerpt from Scotty Gosson's Rat Rods: Rodding's Imperfect Stepchildren Published in 2012) Tyler Souter Construction Contractor Grass Valley, California 1928 Ford Coupe  Freshened chassis supports ex-drag car body, chopped 4 inches and channeled 2½ inches over boxed rails. A genuine Deuce radiator shell (with BBQ grille) lends...

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Ed Roth’s Yellow Fang

by Mike Mueller Yellow Fang’s body came from Tom Hanna’s shop in San Diego. Beneath this banana’s skin is a Jim Davis chassis stretched out on a 153-inch wheelbase. Unlike Dean Moon’s ever-present pair of clear and bright peepers, these ogling eyes were beady, bloodshot and bulging, and they belonged...

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9-Second Big Pontiac

by Tommy Lee Byrd Big cars like Randy’s Grand Prix rarely garner attention from hardcore car guys because the additional weight is generally a disadvantage. While the full-size Pontiac is hefty at 4,150 pounds, the immense power is a great way to make a sleeper out of a car built...

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Wally Shatkus' Bill Von Esser Von T

by Joseph Alig and Stephen "Spike" Kilmer Wally has collected and gathered just about every part needed to return Von T back to original. Here is Von T in its current streetable form. (Photo Courtesy Wally Shatkus) Chicago is fortunate to have Wally Shatkus. He has preserved much of that...

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1967 Dodge Deora

by David Fetherston and Tony Thacker                     With a wheelbase of 90 inches, Deora measured 189 inches overall. It was 79 inches wide and stood 57 inches tall. It rode on custom-built deep-dish reversed chrome wheels fitted with 10.50x13 Firestone “Little Indy”...

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Bruce Larson ’32 Ford Five-Window Coupe

by Joseph Alig and Stephen "Spike" Kilmer                  Bruce Larson’s ’32 dispels the myth that East Coast hot rods were crude. The early fifties are considered the golden era of hot rodding and with good reason. It is no coincidence that at this...

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Screamin’ Skylark

by Tommy Lee Byrd The Buick Skylark was never a huge hit with performance-minded individuals, but Gary used the car’s lack of popularity to build a killer sleeper. He didn’t take the grandma route with full hubcaps and a flat hood, but the car is still surprisingly fast at the...

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Alan Kahan's Von Dutch'd T

by Pat Ganahl Von Dutch lamented that the vast majority of his artwork ended up in wrecking yards, and the sad truth is that very little true Von Dutch pinstriping exists today—even less from his earlier days, applied to traditional rods or customs. Although it’s neither from the 1950s nor...

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Stephan McKeown's 2006 R53 Cooper S

by Jeffrey Zurschmeide                 This car received extensive modification from the shop that later became Dinan BMW. Stephan McKeown wanted great track performance in a car that was also a pleasure to drive on the street. (Photo courtesy Jim Williams) “I wanted both...

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1969 Yenko/SC 427 Camaro

By, Bob McClurg From 1968 to 1972, League City, Texas, resident Melvin “Mel” Bogus served as Yenko Sportscars’ sales manager, and sold more Yenko Chevrolet specialty cars than all the other Yenko sales representatives combined. I first met Mel at the 10th annual (sYc) Supercar Reunion X where he spoke...

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Doane Spencer's '32 Roadster

by Ken Gross & Rober Genat “Mr. Bracket” built a hot rod. Doane Spencer’s ‘32 Ford roadster is one of those very special cars where just the mention of it conjures up a distinct, timeless image in the minds of serious hot-rodders. For over half a century, this picture-perfect, jet-black...

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Don Garlit's '62 Max Wedge Dodge

by Mike Mueller   Over the years Don Garlits and his gang have tried just about every way there is to go fast down the quarter-mile. Souped-up hot rods, gassers, top fuelers, funny cars, even rocket-powered rails—you name it and Big Daddy and his boys have run it, always to...

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Little Deuce Coupe

by Ken Gross & Robert Genat “Little Deuce Coupe, you don’t know, you don’t know what I got.” Even if you weren’t a hot rodder in the 1960s, you’d recognize this snazzy, scalloped ‘32 coupe. It first appeared on the July 1961 cover of Hot Rod. Not long afterward, Eric...

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The Monkeemobile

by Bill Krause Upon learning the news of the sudden passing of Davy Jones, every hot rodder, custom fan and car guy thinks of only one thing: The Monkeemobile. Despite being linked to the television program, the car was actually quite separate. The entire concept of the Monkeemobile came from...

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