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.
Hot Rod Crusher Camaro Redux
Hot Rods David Freiburger gets you caught up on the status of the Crusher Camaro.
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 up.
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.
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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 Cover Model Photo Shoot
That's right, the April 2011 issue of Hot Rod Magazine will have a pin-up style model on the cover. This video gives a sneak peak behind the scenes of the photo shoot that would determine which of these beautiful girls would grace the cover page.
Don't forget to look for the April 2011 Issue of Hot Rod Magazine!
GENERAL LEE VS THE BANDIT TRANS AM - BEST CAR CHASE EVER !!!
Here it is...Two of the most famous cars of all time in a an all out car chase!
No matter which car is your favorite, everyone wins with this feature video shot in the Arkansas countryside with A REAL GENERAL LEE.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!
Special thanks to Mark Osborne of Southern Coating & Nameplate, Inc. ( http://www.southerncoating.com/contact.html ) for letting us beat the crud out of his cars and his wife for making us some of the best Southern fried chicken we've ever had!
Look for this story on the cover of the November 2011 issue of Hot Rod Magazine...buy two or three copies, seriously it's that good!
Video Shot and Edited by Jason Lewis (email@example.com)
Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its own stage.
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult - a work of art however... that'd be just fine.
Hot Rod Magazine 1984 Project Car-Junk Yard Dog.avi
The Real Deal: Back in 1984, Marlan Davis, Tech Editor for Hot Rod magazine, wanted to do a feature on building up an inexpensive Street/Strip warrior utilizing a 1969 Cutlass S as the foundation for an A-body and equipping it with a basic Big Block engine for power.
They obtained a one-owner Rocket 350 two barrel equipped Cutlass S (Power Disc Brake and Power Steering, air-conditioning equipped) they found locally in California, and removed the small block as well as the Oldsmobile specific 12 bolt rear differential, along with the air-conditioning system.
In the September 1984 issue, they covered the construction of a 1968 F-2 high nickel content Rocket 455 big block, equipped with the high performing "C" casting cylinder heads, and layed in a "N" nodular iron crankshaft. They installed a Crane camshaft with a tremendous duration, at 314 degrees gross duration. This cam allowed a fairly high compression, yet enough overlap to make it run on the poor gas of the eighties without detination.
The car itself was modified to accept the fresh engine, as well as a feshly rebuilt Chevelle 12 Bolt rear end sporting a 4:10 ratio gearset. The October issue detailed the remaining modifications, and the basic all white paint job. Then it was off to the strip for testing/timing. This project car was nicknamed "The Junkyard Dog"-attributing to the fact that you could build a 12 second street/strip car for cheap, using salvage yard cores and desirable parts (available readily back in 1984-good luck NOW)
Marlan Davis kept the car for a few years himself, further making modifications that included Dick Gouldstrand and HO Racing suspension, to go canyon racing against the unsuspecting Porsches, while in the hills of Southern California.
When I purchased the car, it was fairly well equipped, now sporting Hooker Competition Headers, MSD Ignition system, Moroso Oil Accumulator, a shift kit-equipped TH700R4 with a Corvette Torque Converter, as well as a Black with SS stripe paint job, a real W-25 option 1969 Hurst Olds 3 piece Rear Wing and updated interior.
I replaced the cracked Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold with a new clear powder-coated Edelbrock "Torker" Manifold, replaced the cracked "C" Heads with freshly rebuilt ones, replaced the ill-fated (TV Cable was missing) Transmission with a pro-built TH-400 coupled to a new 3400 RPM stall Converter, installed a new Driveshaft to tie the TH-400 to the 12 Bolt rear, and completely rebuilt the brakes, electrical system (only one external light functioned) and Trick-Kit modified the big Holley 4160 Carburetor.
This thing launched Hard!
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"
1934 Ford Woodie Hot Rod with Swimsuit Bikini Model Melany
Check out this top of the line 1934 Ford woodie hot rod photographed at Moonlght State Beach in Encinitas with SoCal Beaches Magazine swimsuit model Melany. This video was shot at the end of the 2009 Wavecrest Woodie Car Show. This 1934 Ford Hot Rod has won numerous car shows and is owned by R. Michael Murphy of San Diego.
For more photos and videos of the 2009 Wavcrest Woodie Car Show and other woodies and swimsuit models visit the SoCal Beaches Magazine website at www.socalbeachmag.net
Hot Rod Burn Out Big Scot LA Roadster Show 2007
Roger Morrison's 1932 Roadster, The Big Scot burn out, driven by builder, Dave Crouse, of Custom Auto http://www.realhotrods.com/http://www.customautoloveland.com/Fairplex. Pinstriped by Alan Johnson http://www.alanjohnsongrafix.com/
Jay Leno's Garage: 1971 ICON Bronco Restomod
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ICON CEO and Lead Designer Jonathan Ward shows off the classic first-gen Bronco he re-engineered for today's discriminating off-roaders with the help of Camilo Pardo and Nike.
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800hp 66' Chevelle Dragster Startup
This car is being built for pro street drags at the Portland International Raceway. The only origional parts on this car is the rear 3/4 of the body and the front 3/4 of the chassis. motor is a 498 cu in Somers Racing motor built by Archie Summers in Vancouver Wa. Ford 9 inch, Art Morrison 4 link and Lemon Racing headers from Cali. The smoke that you see coming from the engine bay is the paint burning off of the headers.i have been helping my friend with this car for 2 year and its almost done. will post more videos when completed.
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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