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Hot Rodding Legends

Hot Rodding Legends

We picked 10 names for the top of the list of all-time great hot rodding legends. Anyone can say that so-and-so wasn't their favorite person, but no one can deny that each of these personalities made great contributions to hot rodding.

Hot Time In The Biggest Little City

Hot Time In The Biggest Little City

Capture the feel of some 5,000 vintage vehicles and a gazillion visitors invading a resort town in the High Sierras! South Lake Tahoe kicks off the week-long event in early August. Then acres of cool cars and rods head to Reno to surround every major resort/casino.

History Of The Lancia Delta Integrale - Part 3

History Of The Lancia Delta Integrale - Part 3

I bought my first Delta for rallying before becoming a dealer in 1988. I bought an HF and prepared it for Group N rallying, and went to town with the preparation, including body strengthening. The end result was the most successful and reliable rally car I ever had.

How to Speak Fifties

How to Speak Fifties

This Fifties lexicon is presented as a means of gaining a general understanding of the car, music, TV, and youth scene that emerged in 1950s America. Some terms have regional variations, but if you master these words you won't sound like a Poindexter or total square.

Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive

A Guide to GM Overdrive Transmissions and the new "Supermatic" Transmissions from GM Performance Parts. Just as the Chevy 350 small-block has been the de-facto engine of choice for street rodders during the last 30 years, so too has been the transmission hooked to it

How To Choose Springs For Your Next Hot Rod Project

How To Choose Springs For Your Next Hot Rod Project

During the course of automobile history, there are three main types of springs that have been employed for suspension use, each with its own inherent strengths and weaknesses. And when it comes to building a hot rod, choosing a specific spring will have a major effect on how the vehicle behaves out on the open road.

How To Match Your Factory Paint

How To Match Your Factory Paint

To help those thinking about painting a classic, we talked to a man who bravely navigates this crucible every day: Melvin Benzaquen from Classic Restorations in Pine Island, NY. Mel had some excellent advice, so follow along and learn all the right moves.

International Harvester Scout Collectors Guide: Part 2

International Harvester Scout Collectors Guide: Part 2

The original, pioneering International Harvester Scout

How to Lay Out Flames

How to Lay Out Flames

In recent years, flame creativity has really taken off. All types of colors, paints, sizes, and designs have been showing up. There are realistic flames, tribal flames, ripped flames, candy flames, metal flake flames, primered flames, pinstriped flames, and combinations of flames and scallops

Johnny English's V16 Rolls-Royce

Johnny English's V16 Rolls-Royce

Rowan Atkinson's V16 powered Phantom is worthy of a super spy. In the first Johnny English movie, made in 2002, the eponymous hero drove an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage. For the new film, released in September 2011, he is upgraded to a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coup

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