The cover of the June 1992 issue of STREET RODDER included a pair of NorCal family rodders waving to each other. The Zocchi's '39 Dodge had just won the Barris D'Elegance award at the 1992 Grand National Roadster Show in Oakland, and the Varni's 1929 Ford roadster was honored with the show's America's Most Beautiful Roadster award.

An interview with Blackie Gejeian covered several of the cars he owns, including Dick Williams' T roadster (pictured) that won the AMBR in 1953. He still also owns the 1960 winner (the Emperor) as well as the car he personally won the award with in 1955, the "Shish Kabob."

Tom McMullen was a firm believer in driving his roadster, so much so he created a driving event to do just that: Tom's Fun Run. Winding through the streets of Southern California, the poker run often had a theme and, in 1992, the 15th annual Fun Run was called "Pass The Buck," and quiz questions pertained to money.

A collection of ragtops and roadsters filled the magazine, including Bob and Lisa Johnson's blown T-bucket. The car's history includes it being shown at the 1975 Grand National Roadster Show but, 14 years later, Johnson bought the car and spent the next year and a half making the car his own. The 390 AMC engine is topped with a Hilborn-injected GMC 6:71 blower.

The classic hot rod look transcends time, and it's evident with Mark Westrick's Deuce roadster. Though it was built 20 years ago, it would look right at home at any hot rod event nowadays. The list of parts used to build this one is a textbook example of a real hot rod: DuVall windshield, louvered hood and decklid, Halibrand square-window wheels, Moon gauges, a black pleated interior, and a Tommy the Greek–style black-on-cream pinstripe.