HOT ROD TEST DRIVES THE DERELICT '52 CHRYSLER

Jonathan Ward of Icon 4x4 built a very cool rat cruiser out of a '52 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon with a DeSoto front clip. The beater rides and drives like new with an Art Morrison chassis and a 6.1L SRT-8 Hemi and six-speed automatic trans. HOT ROD is road testing the car for a story in the April '11 issue of the magazine. Here's a peek featuring HOT ROD editor Rob Kinnan at the wheel during his commute to work.

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CALLING ALL BEATERS!
Hot Rod Magazine spent some time with a cool car called the Derelict and got to bench racing about what other rides out there are like this... The righteous look and vibe of a true jalopy, but a stout yet reliable drivetrain combined with the spot on fit and finish of a well built and sorted Hot Rod. So, we are throwing it down. Do you have a great beater that can handle daily abuse? LET'S SEE IT! Go to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/hotrodmag and post a photo and some details about your beater before March 15, 2011. We will pick our favorite car and travel to wherever you are to do a full magazine and video feature on your winning car! Seriously. Don't forget to "like" us on facebook and subscribe to our youtube video channel to see all of our upcomming adventures. HOTROD.COM is pretty cool as well, so bookmark it in your web browser and you should be covered in all things HOT ROD MAGAZINE.





433ci Big-Block Chevy by Performance Crankshaft at the Amsoil Engine Masters Challenge 2014
See more about this engine here: http://blogs.hotrod.com/433ci-big-block-chevy-by-performance-crankshaft-at- amsoil-engine-masters-challenge-2014-145453.html This is an Engine Masters entry from Performance Crankshaft has a 4.325 bore by 3.680 stroke big-block Chevy for 433 cubic inches. It made 643 horsepower and 582 lb-ft of torque during the Dyno competition at the 2014 Amsoil Engine Masters Challenge presented by HOT ROD. Engine Masters is an annual shootout of engine builders in competition for huge cash prizes. For 2014, the Challenge is for two-valve V8s above 400ci, running on 101-octane fuel, and making optimal power from 3,000-6,500 rpm. The competition is held at the University of Northwestern Ohio.





SEMA 2014: See the Whole Main Floor in 2 Minutes
HOTROD.com presents an after-hours hyperlapse of the cars in Central Hall during the 2014 SEMA Show





Aeromotive at the 2014 Amsoil Engine Masters Challenge
Ever since Engine Masters moved to the Dyno facility at the University of Northwestern Ohio, the competition engines have relied upon a spec fuel system from Aeromotive. Here, Aeromotive's Brett Clow explains how the system is quickly switched between carburetor mode and EFI mode using the same fuel pump.




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