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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.





HOT ROD TV: Nineteen-28
Jordan Graham is a 19 year old hot rod builder from Solvang, Ca. He is building his dream car.  A 28 Roadster on a 32 frame. But how does a young hot rodder build his car?  First he starts out by taking us on a journey through time in the fields of Solvang , Ca. to find his dream car on this episode of Hot Rod TV.





HOT ROD's Newest Project Vehicle
Editor Kinnan recently drove to Longmont, Colorado to fetch the latest "must have" car we found on eBay, a '52 Dodge Wayfarer. It's covered in surface rust (we like to call it patina) and the floors and rockers will need some street signs riveted over the holes, but it's all there. Our grand plan, if we ever actually get to it, is to stick a stone-dead reliable drivetrain in it, with a stereo and air conditioning, and drive the thing every day. In Los Angeles, you spend half the day in the car so it might was well be something cool, yet reliability is key too since it would really suck to have it die in rush hour freeway traffic. An LS motor is a no-brainer, but that seems wrong with this car. Tell us what you think we should stick in it, but remember that it has to be 100% reliable.





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.





2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model 4Matic Wagon vs. Icon Derelict! - Head 2 Head Ep. 41
On this week's episode of Head 2 Head, certified wagon-freak Jonny Lieberman pits two of the very coolest station wagons in the world against each other. More than just cool, these are also two of the rarest wagons on earth. In fact, the E63 AMG Wagon is the rarest car Mercedes sells in the U.S. It's special order only through the dealer — it's not even on their website. Of course, the Icon Derelict is its own form of rare, being one of one. The Derelict started life out back in 1952 as a Chrysler Town & Country Custom Wagon, but things have changed. As for the E63 Wagon, we learned at Best Driver's Car that the stealthy Mercedes is quicker than several supercars. But does it have what it takes to defeat Icon's icon? Watch and find out! Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





ICON Derelicts: A Romantic Marriage of Old and New - CAR and DRIVER
Contributing editor Basem Wasef goes behind the scenes of ICON, a company in southern California that marries old cars and new technology in a truly unique way. Wasef also gets behind the wheel of owner Jonathan Ward's 1952 Chrysler Town & Country wagon—with a 1952 De Soto Custom Sedan front clip and a modern 6.1-liter V-8 engine. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/subscribecaranddriver Recommended Playlists: Comparison Tests: http://bit.ly/TOLki9 Car and Driver Tested: http://bit.ly/VC0dtC Driven: http://bit.ly/RHecgm Supercars: http://bit.ly/UrQpxu CAR: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe MAG EDITORS: Basem Wasef Connect To Basem Wasef: Twitter: http://bit.ly/VpjnPs (@BasemWasef) Connect To Car and Driver: Twitter: http://bit.ly/tweetcaranddriver Facebook: http://on.fb.me/facebookcaranddriver Hosted by the editors of Car and Driver magazine, this show puts the audience into the action on new-car reviews, comparison tests, auto-show coverage, and more. Our experts drive and test the latest models, attend automotive events around the world, and check out the latest in-vehicle technology like massaging seats and night-vision systems. Viewers will also have the opportunity to write in and extend the conversation.





Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car attracts the most attention. Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





Jonathan Ward's Derelict Wagon on CarCast With Adam Carolla
Jonathan Ward's Derelict Wagon on CarCast With Adam Carolla





Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
Owner: • Harry Fisher In stock form, the 1955 Buick Special could best be described as a "nice" car. It's not drop dead gorgeous like a 1959 Impala, nor does it have the panache of say a 1956 Chrysler 300. You see the '55 Buick Special was a working mans car. It had room enough for the whole family, a decent power-plant thanks to its 264 cubic inch V8, and style that was, well... above average. Harry Fisher or "Uncle Harry" as most people know him, saw the old Buick a bit differently though. He knew that with a few little touches (like a 502 cubic inch big-block, modern suspension, and a new set of wheels) that this old Buick had the potential to become one of the baddest hot-rods around.





Hot Rod Corvette Hack - The Long Version
This is the video version of the Corvette Hack story that appeared in the Nov. '10 issue of Hot Rod magazine. You'll see the Hot Rod staff shred an '85 Corvette, cutting off parts until it was nearly a bare frame. The point? To see how much the car's performance improved as it dropped weight (into the Dumpster).





Rat Rod Engine Dyno Testing - Zoomies!
Want a low buck Hot Rod engine that's not a total pooch and looks "Rat" cool? David Freiburger from Hot Rod Magazine built this ultra cheap SBC and runs it on the engine Dyno with multiple intake and Exhaust configurations. He even slaps a set of Zoomies on it for extra cool factor. What do you think the horsepower numbers will be? Watch the video to find out and get the June 2011 issue of Hot Rod Magazine to read the feature story and get all the gory details.





HENRY, Rat Rod Truck.
"Norm's Speed Shop" " Rat Rod Truck" " 392 HEMI" " "hot rod" "Rat Rod" Citrus Fair parade" "Anthony And La Tisha Drive Henry" Freeway" Gene Winfield" "Ian Rousell"" Tilt Bed Truck"





Jonathan of ICON with Adam Carolla and Sandy Ganz of CarCast
Adam, Sandy and Jonathan Ward sit down to talk about his creations. The ICON line of vintage vehicles. ICON manufactures a FJ40 and a CJ3B with more on the way. The inspiration of all of this came out of Jonathan's passion for the Toyota Land Cruiser and being the premier supplier of aftermarket parts. The TLC business evolved into ICON where he manufactures a variety of classic 4×4 from the ground up. Ever thing about these vehicles is about functionality and durability and yet they are meticulously detailed in every aspect





Bryan Fishel's Street-Legal Circle Track Car
Watch the video of the radical street-legal race car from the January 2011 issue of HOT ROD!





TLC Icon Overview
TLC Shows Us Why Their "Icon" FJ Cruiser is One of the Most Capable Offroading Rides on the Planet





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