Canada has always had a strong hot rod base, and it was exemplified by a Tim Guymon cover shoot with a trio of '34 Ford coupes based in British Columbia. Performance was a running theme with the cars, too, as the engines included a TPI small-block, an LS7 454, and a 426 Hemi (that got the car down the quarter-mile in 8.90 seconds at 151 mph!).

The paintjob on Mike Rinaldi’s ’35 Ford was certainly contemporary for 1993: a combination signal blue and purple with heartbeat graphics between the two. Mauve-colored tweed interiors were also popular at the time, and Rinaldi’s coupe was covered in the material from head to toe.

Writer Timothy Barton highlighted the voodoo involved in creating engine-turned gauge panels from scratch. Making a pattern base for a drill press is the easy (smart) way to keep all the swirls in line with each other.

Tara Baukus Mello is an accomplished automotive journalist living in Southern California but, 20 years ago, she lived in Massachusetts and her dad, Stan, had just finished both her mint green ’32 Ford truck and his bright yellow ’29 sedan delivery. An article, a double feature in the magazine, was written in part by Mello and, 20 years later, she’s still being published and still owns the truck.

A lot of folks might not recognize the real Von Dutch from his later years, but a retrospective article on his life, written by Jerry Weesner just months after Dutch’s death, highlighted the pinstriping legend, some of the artifacts (guns and knives) he created throughout his life, and quotes from the likes of Ed Roth, Robert Williams, and Larry Watson on Dutch’s impact on the world of hot rodding.