hot rod

HVA releases documentary on the McGee Roadster

The Historic Vehicle Association released its documentary film, “The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend.”   The film takes a deep dive into the birth of hot rodding in America — the trends, styles and history throughout the decades. View never-before-seen photos and hear the behind-the-scenes story from hot rod legends and the men...

Tee-rific…The Jerry McKenzie T

Old Cars Weekly archive – April 24, 2008 issue By Ken Gross Jerry McKenzie’s pert little ’27 T won first place in the hot rod class at the fifth annual Indianapolis Custom Auto Show in June 1954. That same year, it was featured on the September cover of Rod & Custom....

Koepke collection a barn-fresh hot rod haven

I wonder what Henry Ford would say today if he saw what has happened since his Model T Ford. This icon of automotive history not only changed the world, but started the revolution to go faster – the art, the scene of hot rodding. Bob Koepke hailed from Gary, Ind., growing...

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

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 previous exhibits which have typically featured original vehicles or vehicles restored...

A rodder’s reverse restoration

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.

Petersen Museum to preserve LA legacies

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 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III are the latest in a long line...