Norman Russell of Connelly springs, NC, owned this Chevy coupe when it was featured int he magazine, and hidden in its golden paintjob was a fair amount of lace and paneled paint tricks.
Remember the energy crunch of 1974? In the midst of that the Portland Roadster Show rolled on, and John Corno showed his restored Ron Courtney X-51 Ford. Originally restyled in 1954, the car saw many owners over the years, with several different levels of restorations being done. Bob Page, who bought the car in 1986, reportedly still owns it.
That's Tom McMullen on the left and Pat Ganahl bringing up the rear for the Aug. '74 cover of STREET RODDER. The pair were posing with the drivetrain to one of Tom's most memorable creations: a mid-engined '70 Dodge A-100 pickup, which readers of the magazine got to see in its construction phase in this issue.
A feature on Boyd Coddington's Center Door T was the introduction of Coddington's skills as a car builder to the American public. The car was covered in black lacquer, featured a light beige fabric interior, and was powered by a Ford 302.
Called the Klosed Kar Kampout Special, this illustration was part of a story on "Bringing Scrappers Back To Life." Jerry Weesner (father of famed artist Keith Weesner) did the drawins, which show the obvious influence of Dave Bell.