THE ROAD TRIP
*This story was sent in to me by Ryan Gilmore, AKA, COUPED_UP31 on Instagram. Thank you, Ryan!* "Here’s a story for your website and podcast about a road trip my friend and...Read more
ALWAYS THE MONEY
If anyone ever says to you, "It's not about the money," you can count on that being a lie. It's almost always about the money, at least a little.
A THANK YOU FROM THE ESTRANGED CAR CLUB
WOW! That's the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this past weekend. And if there is one word that sums it up, that's it. I originally...Read more
HOT ROD CRAZY
Having a Hot Rod Crazy life without a hot rod of my own. Hi, I’m Gram Spina. I’m 21 years old, I live on Long Island, NY, and I am...Read more
SACRIFICE - A NOTE FROM BRIAN NUNEZ
* Here is a note sent in by Brian Nunez, a regular contributor to this site and podcast. Brian has recently completed a project and along the way, picked up...Read more
FROM THE BARN TO THE STREET - PART 2
This is Part 2, to see the beginning of this build, go to Part 1, here: FROM THE BARN TO THE STREET PT1 and to read about how I found the car...Read more
MINNIE THE MOOCHER
This is a story about an Austin. That’s right, a British Motor Corporation hunk of tin from one of the wettest isles on the planet. A dreary, dull, British car that fell into the hands of two twenty-something British hot rodders who weren’t keen on British cars.Read more
DO YOU WANT THIS HOBBY TO LIVE?
An older gentleman leans into the passenger side window of my '36 Ford just as I'm about to pull away from the local coffee shop. He slides his sunglasses down...Read more
A BLAST AT BONNEVILLE
Building a car we can drive and the adventures we have is the true reward….if it's not fun why have it? With Bonneville coming up I think of each memorable visit but one in particular stands out.Read more
FROM THE BARN TO THE STREET - PART 1
I figured I would document my '32 Coupe's journey from forgotten barn decor to street terror. The longer story of how this car was located and how the deal itself...Read more
When I encountered it sitting there at Robbie's shop, the first thing that struck me was the stance. It was absolutely hammered, sitting slightly nose-low with a hot amount of "California rake."Read more
WHO'S BUYING THESE $15K MODEL A FORDS?
Here is your typical scenario for me: I find one of these things sitting in a garage. It's not been started since 2006 when grandpa got sick and died. Here it is, dull paint from the tractor supply store and sprayed with a Harbor Freight gun in 1997, copious Bondo over pop-riveted "patch panels" in the lower cowl, a droopy interior kit ordered from a catalogue and installed by its owner around the same time, and of course your usual tale of a "rebuilt" motor.Read more
DALE MATTHEWS - "EVERY DEAL'S DIFFERENT"
It's tough being a car dealer. It's even more difficult to be one of those AND have a great reputation. And while he has bought and sold more old cars than anyone around here combined, I can honestly say that I've never ran into anybody that didn't like Dale Matthews.Read more
*Thank you very much, Ken Carvalho for sharing this story with me and for allowing me to share it here. You have one hell of a tough young lady on your hands! And Bella, congratulations! You are a true inspiration!*Read more
HOT ROD THRILLS IN BRAZIL
A couple of months ago, I received an email from a guy down in Brazil named Joe Poletto. Joe's a passionate hot rodder and I've actually shipped some "F*CK POLITICS" shirts to him, so high-fashion must be a thing down there!Read more
HOT ROD OF DREAMS
* This is a follow up to last week's article, "History Lost And Found" and in this story, we are lucky enough to hear how Sean Clason's Model A Coupe, a...Read more
HISTORY LOST (AND FOUND)
*Here is a little blurb sent to me by Sean Clason about his Model A Coupe. I remember meeting him at our drag race event and really loving this car and the fact that he had driven it all the way to middle-of-nowhere Washington state from Bakersfield, California. It turns out the car has a bit of history as well! Here is what Sean had to say about his car:Read more