Ken was in the right place at the right time to pick up this '33 Ford three-window that was being built for Bob Reisner by Classic Customs of Tempe.
Rick's been working on his '61 Impala for some time, and recently brightened up the paintwork by adding the House of Kolors orange flame work.
Featured in the July 2010 issue of STREET RODDER, Joe's three-window was built at Hot Rods by Dean in Phoenix, AZ.
Looking like it might have at one time been on the front row of a dirt track in the late '40s, Tim's '27 roadster has a definite old-school feel about it.
Verne not only impressed everyone with his stylish take on a Speed33 body, but he drove his ride to Del Mar from his Arizona home more than 400 miles away.
Gary bought this sedan at the Del Mar show and drove it the 500 miles home after the show.
At first glance Allen's '46 looks like a well-done woodie (and it is), but there also several custom touches, including the frenched headlights and custom dash.
Originally built by Hot Rods by Boyd back in 1993, this 'vert also has a fastback twin, which O'Brien also owns.
LaSalle's were always a notch above, and so is Bill's coupe, which was built at Dominator in Brentwood, CA.
Ever seen a 409 stuffed into the front of a T-bucket? Neither had we. The '64 V-8, topped with six Demon 98 carbs, is in front of a California Custom Roadsters long-door body and sits on a CCR frame.
After surviving a devastating fire that destroyed his shop, Jason Graham has made the first step in a comeback by finishing this Model A truck, which had been burned only eight weeks earlier.
With a 'glass body from Unique Motorcars, Andy's cab' was built by Jesse Greening and his team at Greening Auto Company.
There weren't a lot of '54 Bel Air convertibles made in the first place, but Bill's Chevy is even more unique with a Ram Jet 502 motor installed along with a 700R4 trans and a 9-inch rear.
Gene and Patrica Suelzle have owned their Deuce truck for more than 20 years, and 3 years ago figured it was time to update the look of their ride.
Built at Roger Burman's shop, this Outlaw-bodied three-window features many one-off parts and pieces, from the stainless side trim and valve covers to the hood-side induction system.
After finishing his ride only two weeks before the Goodguys event, the car was in 3 feet of water only two days later in Nashville's great flood.
An all-steel roadster with many body modifications (a '36 roadster-type dash-to-door transition, curved hood louvers, etc.), Angie's ride also features a stand-out engine configuration
Getting a ride as a small child in a friend's T-bucket hooked Jon into always wanting a bucket for himself and, years later, this car is the result.
After having owned the car for more than 20 years and rolling up 100,000 miles on the odometer, Lytle and Helen Tenpenny turned to Steve Legens of Legens Hot Rod Shop to turn their stately ride into a cool cruiser.
Bobby has owned his Bow Tie since 1995--back when it was a basket case.
Steve's roadster originally started life as a sport coupe when it left the production line in '29.
Some cars simply have the look, and we're here to tell you that Hutch's coupe is as wicked as they come.
If customs are all about restyling, Jerry's car could rewrite the book.
When we first visited Six Deuces Speed Shop in Milford, DE, we knew it was a hotbed of creativity.
Looking like it was ready to run the 1/4-mile, Mike's Willys easily sent a chill up your spine with its Gasser-style nosebleed stance and Hilborn scoop protruding through the hood.
There's nothing finer than starting with a perfectly restored car to build your hot rod from.
A well-designed mild custom commands your attention with its tasteful modifications and endless allure.
Modified's are just plain neat, and Steward's '27 proves that bitchin' cars come in small packages.
When Detroit stylists came up with the design for the '65 Riviera they nailed it!
It's always great to hear about vintage steel being found languishing in a local garage waiting to be rescued.
Iowa-based Ted Lesher built this fantastic '49 Plymouth business coupe for Bob Rosencrants and, yeah, it's got a Hemi
Robert is just 36 years old, and this is the first hot rod he's built--a collection of different influences he's experienced.
Lots of mods accompany Lucky's '29, including a 3-inch chop and a dash made from a '57 Chevy pickup grille.
Emerson's Bel Air hardtop is an extra-clean example of what you can do when you don't go overboard with design and its implementation.
This one had a lot of folks scratching their heads. Thinking it might be a stretched (both in length and/or height) Deuce coupe was really Walt's exercise in detailed fabrication, making his Model A look a lot like a '32 five-window.
Not very many people can say they've owned their ride for more than 50 years, but Mike can.
Bob is lucky he can choose from more than one '32 Ford to drive as he owns a few, but we liked his four-door.
Though he's built big Caddies before, it doesn't make it any easier when you decide to hot rod battleship-sized vehicles!
Big Oak Garage got the call from Roger to go all out with his coupe, and the guys at Big Oak didn't disappoint.
The owner of this pickup built it--including every panel of the cab and bed--from scratch and out of aluminum.
Once feature car in Hot Rod Magazine back in '61, Jeff just completed a 10-year rebuild of the hauler paying homage to the original truck.
Hot rods built by the Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop have an attitude all their own.
Every so often you come across a custom that hits it right on all points. Barry and Marilyn's fresh '54 has graceful contemporary lines thanks to a perfect 3 1/2-inch chop, reworked rear quarters, and custom grille.
There's nothing like starting your project with an original un-molested car.
Slammed mercilessly to the ground with its bags exhaled, Eric's '54 has plenty of gangster-tough attitude.
Growing up as a youth in France, Fabrice always held a special fascination with US-built cars.
Some cars stop you dead in your tracks as soon as you see them like Ron's hammered Ford coupe.
If living the hot rod dream includes driving your roadster from New England to Bonneville and back, this Flathead-powered drop-top is the real deal.
The sounds coming from a 'banger-powered Track T grabs your attention regardless if you hear it wailing on the interstate or cruising at the fairgrounds.
The Sebastian Rubbo roadster has been a fixture on the scene since '46 when it was converted into an iconic East Coast hot rod.
Wanting to build a traditional hot rod, Paul went as so far as to not add anything to his original steel body that wasn't '50-era period perfect.
Making a bold statement with its Monterey Red and Atomic Orange paint job, the Pharrs went all out with their ride, taking 4 years to build it.
Starting with only a cowl, Don built his wood 'n' steel wagon at home.
What looks fairly stock to the casual observer isn't.
What was once a '27 Nash two-door sedan became roofless one day when Seret Speed & Custom's Matt Seret removed the upper section of the sedan to create a prop for one of David Perry's girl-and-hot rod photographic creations.
You don't need to go over the top when building a Model A roadster, as Chris shows us how he did it
The original plan was to build a rat rod with his truly ratty and rusty wagon but, the more Dennis got into the project, the nicer the car became.
There aren't a lot of '41 Cadillacs running around, and even fewer of them have been made into a street rod.
Based in Bend, OR, Orv Elgie built this ride (and a matching '40 coupe) for Jerry and his wife.
Jim, or JC to his friends, bought this roadster in 1971, but it was originally done as a hot rod in 1946 and it ran at Bonneville in 1952 as the Pacific Gunsight Special.
Being the 12-port historian for Inliners International, Lake Tapps' Pat Swanson can't not build a car without one of Wayne Horning's heads.
Paul Harper's Roslyn, WA '51 Cadillac '50 grille; shaved the running lights; molded the headlight rings; nosed the hood; late-model Cadillac power; eliminated the taillight bezels and frenched the lenses into the body.
Not many people have the courage to do a T sedan, much less channel one and not chop it. Maurice Siermocheski and his son, Neil, did though.
I swear my soft spot for '56 Oldsmobiles didn't influence my decision to choose Duane Sorensen's Holiday 88.
Port Townsend's Rich Stapf Sr. has a Henry-bodied three-window so bitchin' that we'd probably consent to unnatural acts to own it.
You may recognize Dick Uhlenkott's '60 bagged Buick LeSabre; we featured it in the November, 2010 issue.
Russ Moen, also from Port Alberni, BC, made his cabover camper out of a stripped motorhome chassis, a '54 Chevy cab, and a 12-valve Cummins diesel but made the rest.
About his '49 Plymouth Suburban, Bill Lahmann said it's hard to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
Beneath the façade of Pat Sunnen's stock '35 REO Royale is the chassis of a modern touring car.
Seeing how Tacoma's Don Willette is Craig Morrison's uncle, it stands to reason that his '54 rides on Morrison underpinnings.
This beautiful Bel Air was once a total wreck, but has been revived and now features a long list of top shelf components.
Pulled out of a field, chopped, channeled, and thoroughly hot rodded, this cool old hauler is a long way from the farm.
Larry kept the stout stock body lines and dropped them on the ground, building up the drivetrain and suspension, but keeping the interior unmolested.
There's a 500ci Caddy motor in this Caddy coupe, some gorgeous red paint on the outside, and custom mods all over the car.
Was it the all original sheetmetal, those Dayton wires, the searing copper paint, or something else that made us pick Dusty's Olds custom?
Jim thumbed his nose at "supposed to" rules by keeping the visor and building a smoothed inline-six for his crowd-pleasing hot rod Fleetline.
You'll find handbuilt stuff all over this former four-door, from the bed to the steering wheel-plus a 429 mill to pull it down the road.
The looks are tasteful and timeless, but with a '65 Ford 427 on tap, something tells us Jim's '60s-inspired hot rod could be a troublemaker.
After a series of muscle cars, Gerry was ready for a street rod, but not ready to give up high performance, and this 502 Ram Jet powered Willys fills the bill.
Take a good look at this just-finished Deuce, because with a 331 Hemi and T-56 six-speed, this highboy will be a blur when it passes you on the road.
You can say Jim Cliborne has had a "thing" for Merc since he graduated high school in 1963, and that's because he's owned his chopped Merc since then!
You might have seen Ron's red 'n' black scalloped Deuce on the highway recently as he drives the wheels off of it since its completion-more than 15,000 miles ago.
Built by Vintage Cars in Fort Mill, SC, this Chevy catches people by surprise when they finally see it's a four-door.
Eddie Black built this big, blue Chief for Ed Vannoy using an LT1 engine, a 700R4 trans, a Currie 9-inch rear, Dayton wire wheels, and a boxed original frame.
Rick Talbot's fine attention to detail comes through with his latest project: a Plymouth no less.
You might not expect to see a 34-year-old behind the wheel of this former Gasser, but Danny has loved this particular car since he first saw it when he was 8!
Another owner-built car, this Chevy was also chopped 3 inches by the owner, with the door posts slanted forward and the drip rails removed.
Bubble Tops have always been popular with hot rodders, and you can see why with Flip Bost's '61.
Late Fifties Fords can be sharp looking, too, as Rusty's black 300 can attest.
Rich Oakley is an artist who likes to work within the automotive field, and his cars/creations have been featured in STREET RODDER in the past.
Don's owner-built '29 is pure hot rod, with a Navarro flathead, and rare stuff like a Hexagon intake and Veda wheel caps on Kelsey Hayes wires.
The maroon Tudor could've rolled right out of an old-time magazine, due in part to the split 'bones, '35 Ford wires, and LeBaron Bonney mohair upholstery.
The coolest Fordor in Scottsdale was this father-and-son-built, Caddy-powered Deuce, riding on a Lobeck chassis with Pete & Jakes components and black leather interior.
This LT1-powered Chevy was first street rodded in '78, hauled another hot rod in a trailer in the '90s, and still looks great with, believe it or not, 20-year-old paint.
A permanently-fixed chopped top, high-end furniture leather upholstery Art Morrison frame and 572ci Chevy big-block add up to one beautiful Buick.
A S.C.o.T. blower and dual 97s on top of flathead is the perfect powerplant for this Pagan gold metalflake RPU with diamond tuft interior.
Former-racer Jim is now a rodder with this Hemi-packed coupe, wearing just-added pinstriping that matches the cinnamon-colored Italian leather interior.
The Whites cruise in cool style in their chopped and dropped Cadillac featuring the "baby big-block" 425 Caddy mill and Eldorado seats.
The paint is close to the contemporary Chevy color Wheatland Yellow, and the TCI chassis and 20-inch Americans further update this pickup.
This Brookville-bodied Deuce three-window gives a nod to tradition, but is powered by a FastBurn 385 and Tremec 5-speed.