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Photographer Showcase
PHOTO: KEN SANDERS EMAIL: IDRAW@TELUS.NET ■
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Transplanted To The Desert
In 2018 my wife Dana and I were living in a small town just outside of Atlanta, GA, when we spotted a young couple driving a 50's era pickup truck. It was then that my wife made a comment that took me by complete surprise. She announced out of the cl
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Shifters 30th Anniversary Show
Do you remember how hot rodding had a new injection of fun in the late 80s and early 90s? Young guys were looking back into our rich history to create fun traditional hot rods with parts that weren't worth much to anyone. These young guys soaked up a
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Dealer Network
ALL WAYS HOT RODS 638 S. 27th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602)442-5199 CHARLY'S GARAGE 948 W. 1st Avenue Mesa, AZ 85210 (480) 833-9080 DON'S HOT ROD SHOP 2811 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705 (520) 884-8892 VINTAGE PARTS OF ARIZONA 3427 E. McDowell Roa
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Rodding Folklore
There is history in Rodding and the car culture, which many people overlook, Some of it is folklore that explains it; sometimes, the lore is more glamorous than reality. Therefore, I have put together some automotive trivia for you that can be used t
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Rodding Products
TO celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rodding USA, we've commissioned O'brien Truckers to produce an aluminum car plaque for us. The limited-edition plaques are ¼-inch sand castings, measure 5” × 9”, and are painted red. $65.00 includes shipping. (520
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Gober Sosebee's Daytona Beach Winning Ford
Gober Sosebee is one of the many legendary race car drivers coming out of North Georgia's hills in the 40 and early 50s. He started his racing career on the many dirt tracks of North Georgia. His home base where was in Dawsonville. Besides being a ra
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Lola
Jay's hot rod obsession began when he was introduced to local hot rodder and mentor, Mark Conforth. In his early teens, Jay would spend much time hanging around Mark's Auto Body Shop, which always had multiple cars and many car projects in the works.
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Artist's Showcase
ARTIST: ROY JONES Artwork courtesy of Bob Drake Reproductions ■
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Sweet Potato
At the impressionable age of 10, Mike Cooper attended the NSRA event in Memphis, where the hot rod bug bit him pretty hard. Unable to fight off the effects of that bite, he has built or owned several hot rods. Among several Fords of 1932 vintage (roa
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Our 10th Anniversary
I remember talking to several fellow rodders in the fall of 2012, sharing my thoughts on a new rodding magazine and hearing that most were surprised that it would be a print publication, not another digital-only “e-zine.” Having grown up reading maga
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30th Mooneyes Yokohama
Back in 1987, when Mooneyes Japan started their outdoor Street Car Nationals in Odaiba, Tokyo, it was the first time anyone had mixed both Japanese- and Americanbased customized vehicles into one car show. Then, in 1992, they created the indoor Moone
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Sema 2022
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association continues to produce the world's largest trade show, attracting 160,000 attendees from all over the world. The annual show originated in 1967 in the concourse under Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and h
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Nostalgia Street Rods Annual Goldstrom's Classic Car Show
The Annual Goldstrom's Classic Car Show was held November 5, 2022, the Saturday after the SEMA Show, at the Nostalgia Street Rods facility, which is located close to the Las Vegas Raider's Allegiant stadium. The show draws all types of custom cars, w
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Eldorodder
Clarence Oliver of Boerne, Texas, is the new owner of this stunning 50s hot rod that had been in storage for 50-plus years until Dave Gray of Midland, Michigan, found, purchased, and restored it to its current condition. Clarence purchased it from Da
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10 Years of Rodding USA
Here is a look back at Rodding USA from before the name existed to snippets from the last ten years. These include logo designs, miscellaneous merchandise, decals, and a few highlights of the Rodding USA 1932 Ford Roadster Pickup project. From the pu
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Ten Years Sixty Covers
When Rodding USA was conceived in 2013, I knew that excellent photography would be the key to this all-new publication. While looking for cars for features, I located a 1933 Ford coupe from Casa Grande, Arizona, halfway between Tucson and Phoenix. I
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Goodguys 2022 Finale
Twenty-five years ago, Gary Meadors and his Goodguys company took a chance to bring the first major custom car show to Arizona, and it has been an overwhelming success. Cars and owners come from across the U.S. to participate in the Goodguys Southwes
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Powermaster's Latest Powergen
When Powermaster introduced their PowerGEN, an alternator disguised as a vintage generator, it was a blessing for most traditional hot rodders. The unit provided vintage hot rod looks with the reliability and output of a modern alternator, so you cou
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A Tree Survivor
1932 FORD FIVE WINDOW COUPE Gene McKeen (aka Mother) has always been fascinated by engines of all types. So much so that in 1966, he established Mothers Speed Parlor in Springfield, Missouri. His first hot rod was a 1927 Ford Model T roadster with an
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Kindness Still Exists
In early September, we took a trip to the Goodguys event in Loveland, Colorado, and it included working and photographing the show and some tourist time. We all know that hot rodders are known for their kindness and generosity in helping all types of
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Bucket Seats, The Demise Of Romance?
Today's younger folks have never really had the pleasure of having their main squeeze sitting nice and close to them as they motored down the highway or cruised the boulevard like we did. There was something magical about having your honey sitting ne
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Photographer Show Case
TITLE:SUNRISE IN VICTORIA The cars had to be ready to park at 4:30 am Sunday for the Northwest Deuce Days show in Victoria, BC. This photo was taken at dawn in front of the Parliment building, just before the sun rose. Oners of the 1932 Fords from (L
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Outrides 40th Annual Picnic
A Fall Gathering in Southern California The Outriders car club was formed in 1932 by a group of young rodders in Glendale, California, and were members of the MUROC Timing Association. They were also one of the first members of the Southern Californi
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The Rich Pichette Delivery
1957 CHEVY SEDAN DELIVERY Purchased in 1985 by the late Rich Pichette and his wife Penny, this custom 1957 Chevy Sedan Delivery was the basis of many how-to articles in Custom Rodder magazine. When Rich bought the car it was a pale yellow with a 1957
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90 Years of The Deuce
Love it or hate it, social media is now part of our everyday lives. If you get past the bad bits like the fake news, political nonsense, trolling, etc., it can be put to good use and is an excellent way of communicating with like-minded people who sh
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Crazy Weather in Colorado
The 24th Goodguys Colorado Nationals filled the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, I Colorado, with nearly 2,000 rods, customs, and street machines from September 9-11. Unfortunately, the weather at this year's event was somewhat unpredictable, to say
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Time For A Change
1940 Ford Coupe Sometimes we are so enthralled with our hot rods that they can live with us for decades. Other times we may own a car that we drive and enjoy, but in the back of our minds, we know it will be replaced sometime down the road. This is h
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Ian Cusey Roadster
1932 Ford Roadster Hundreds of new rods are completed annually in our world of hot rodding, but there is something extraordinary about those 40s, 50s, and 60s hot rods that bring a smile to every "true" rodder. This is especially true when a car has
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Rodding Products
VINTAGE Air has announced the release of its all-new Under-Dash Slimline Universal Louver Panel with Brushed Aluminum Trim Kit. The kit includes a two-piece louver panel, all four louvers, and 2.5-inch hose adaptors. The introduction of the Under-Das
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