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.
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
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.
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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 Crusher Camaro Redux
Hot Rods David Freiburger gets you caught up on the status of the Crusher
Once it's running again, look for the Hot Rod guys to be road tripping the
crud out of this thing! Keep checking back for more videos of the
adventures and go get a Hot Rod Magazine to see the details on the build
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).
ICON Derelict - Jay Leno's Garage
ICON Derelict. Automotive wizard Jonathan Ward shows Jay one of his
Derelicts - a unique restomod of a 1952 DeSoto married to a Chrysler Town &
Country with its original patina intact.
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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.
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Bad-Ass Buick: 1955 Special - /BIG MUSCLE
• 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.
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"
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%
Why Do Turbo Cars Take So Long to Stage? Drag Week 2014
People watching the racing at HOT ROD Drag Week and other street-legal or
Pro Mod racing events often wonder why the turbocharged cars take to long to stage at the
starting line, and often seem to be misfiring and banging out the Exhaust as they do it. Here are some
explanations from Nitrous racer Eddie
Miller, turbo guy Doug Cline, Nitrous Dave Schroeder, turbo 2014 Fastest Street Car in America winner
Jeff Lutz. HOT ROD Drag Week is presented by Gear Vendors and co-sponsored
by Pep Boys Speed Shops.
HOT ROD How to: Drive on 2 Wheels STUNT FEATURE
Hollywood Stunt-Driver Jamey Smith shows Hot Rod Magazine's David
Freiburger and Mike Finnegan the basics of how to drive a car on two wheels
and gives them both car SKI rides in his Mustang at Irwindale Speedway in
Look for the print feature in the March 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
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.