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Stroker McGurh cartoonist Tom Medley passes away

Tom Medley enjoyed driving to hot rod events in his ‘40 Ford coupe.

Cartoonist, photographer and magazine publishing veteran Tom Medley, 93, passed away on the morning of March 3. More »

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‘Art of the Build’ features rolling art at AACA Museum

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HERSHEY, Pa. – A new year will begin with an unusual display at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum from Jan. 24-April 27. A new featured exhibit The Art of the Build: Rods & Kustoms is a departure from … More »

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A rodder’s reverse restoration

Pinup model Bekki LaBine and daughter Amelia pose with the mysterious 1940s-built 1932 Ford roadster at Symco.

Reversing a trend of rodders finding restored cars to build, or original-condition project cars to modify, this highboy was being restored to original condition when the current owner bought it. More »

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Car of the Week: 1934 Ford hot rod

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His 1934 Ford hot rod is a fantasy come true for Doug Herbst. Flashing back to fifth grade, he remembers that his father also owned a ‘32 Ford highboy convertible. More »

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Car of the Week: 1950 Buick ‘Bob Metz’ custom

Bob Metz showed off his radical 1950 Buick Super at the 1951 and ’52 Indianapolis Custom Car Shows.

Brett Johnson had never heard of Bob Metz until about 2009, and by then he had already owned one of Metz’s early custom cars for around 27 years. More »

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Petersen Museum to preserve LA legacies

This 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is the latest in a long line of vehicle donations in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

LOS ANGELES – The Petersen Automotive Museum recently received two outstanding vehicles to add to its world-class collection of more than 400 vehicles. “Double Dozen” a hand-built roadster whose design is based on a 1933 Ford, and an immaculate 1963 … More »

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Tribute roast set for Linda Vaughn, the ‘First Lady of Motorsports’

Linda Vaughan with Steve Davis of the Barrett-Jackson auction company. (John Gunnell photo)

By John Gunnell Linda Vaughn — who is best known as the “First Lady of Motorsports” — will be roasted by racing and performance personalities at the end of August. Set for Aug. 29 at the Sports Castle — the … More »

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Petersen pushing pedals for a cause

Builder: Steve's Auto Restoration, Portland, Ore.

Petersen Automotive Museum to sell hot rod pedal cars at RM’s Monterey auction to benefit free school bus program LOS ANGELES – Fulfill your childhood fantasies and help underprivileged children visit the Petersen! As part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s … More »

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Ford and Petersen Museum join forces for Deuce’s 80th birthday bash

Her 1932 Ford B 5W coupe

It’s hard, if not impossible, to deny the lasting appeal of the 1932 Ford. Be it roadster, woodie, coupe (three- or five-window), cabriolet, Tudor or Fordor, there’s no such thing as a bad Deuce. We’re obviously not the only oil-blooded Americans that feel this way, so we want to give you the leap on the Petersen Automotive Museum’s upcoming Deuce Days 80th anniversary celebration on the 1932 Ford, slated for Feb. 29 to March 3. More »

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