Autos: Classics

1957 Chevrolet Pickup - Piecing Together the Puzzle

Wednesday  03:35,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Durrell Corry's 1957 Chevrolet Pickup truck could be considered perfection by most but that didn't happen overnight; taking a decade and a half to finish.His interest in cars started when, as a 12-year-old boy, he sat in awe watching quarter [...]

1963 Ford F100 - Uni-Bad!

Wednesday  03:35,   02 november 2016
motortrend

Don't miss out on this 1963 Ford F100 that has unique metalwork and a V-8 engine. Check out this truck from a grandfather and a Farm that has 650 horses.He drove it for a few years and then decided to sell it, telling himself it was just an old[...]

1970 Chevrolet C10- Caught by Surprise

Wednesday  03:22,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Calvin Andrews bought this 1970 Chevrolet C10 when he was 15 for just $150 and slowly evolved it into the beautiful final product it is today.It all started several years ago, when Calvin bought the truck at the age of 15. That $150 investment was a [...]

1951 Chevrolet Truck - Just a Hobby

Wednesday  03:21,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Bob Matranga's 1951 Chevrolet Truck is his latest project in a hobby that has spanned over 60 years, adding his collection of award-winning cars and street rodsBut there are those who manage to still have fun in their lives—people like Bob[...]

1967 Chevrolet C10 - The World’s Fastest Redhead

Wednesday  03:21,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Eric Steinbrecher chose this 1967 Chevrolet C10 project car to honor his mother, Lynne aka "Tootsie", when she was diagnosed with cancer. As you can see by the pictures, if the dedication and attention to detail that went into this truck[...]

The Dodge Charger Was Supposed to Be Turbine Powered but It Would Have Cost Way Too Much

Wednesday  03:07,   02 november 2016
roadandtrack

​​The product planner behind the Dodge Turbine Cars wanted the 1966 Charger to be turbine powered, but the price was astronomical.​In 1963, Chrysler built a fleet of Turbine Cars and lent them to the public as part of a huge publicity stunt. The[...]

1967 Shelby GT versus 1967 Corvette

Wednesday  03:07,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Motor Trend’s May 1967 comparo of the new Shelby Mustang and Chevy Corvette.The two cars are quite different as we know—the ‘Vette is a two-seater with an independent rear suspension and a totally separate model in the GM lineup, whereas the Shelby[...]

How Hot Rodders Built a World-Championship-Winning Engine in 1966

Wednesday  03:07,   02 november 2016
hotrod

We Take a Look Back in Hot Rod History to Find Out How Hot Rodders Built a World-Championship-Winning Engine in 1966.After accessing the cars, Shelby and his entire crew at the Venice, California, shop started making changes. Ducting was improved,[...]

A Transmission Swap for the 1956 Automatic Chevrolet Corvette Makes it Really Charge

Wednesday  02:57,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Check out this archive column on a transmission swap on a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette. See how this swap makes all the difference!“Sluggish” is not a good trait for a performance car, and yet Corvette buyers who didn’t want to shift for themselves had[...]

The Real Reason the Dodge Charger Daytona's Wing Was So Huge

Wednesday  02:56,   02 november 2016
roadandtrack

Even the wing's designer says it had nothing to do with the trunk being able to open. Myth busted.​​ I have studied the development of the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird for more than a decade. These are, of course,[...]

Beach Boys and Hot Rods

Wednesday  02:56,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Music and hot rods have a lot in common—they inspire, soothe, excite, take you to other places, and are timeless. Beach Boys and Hot Rods.In the shadow of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, California, we have the Beach Boys from December[...]

Happy Birthday to the Three-Point Safety Belt!

Wednesday  02:56,   02 november 2016
roadandtrack

​​Fifty-seven years ago, a Swedish engineer filed the patent for one of the most successful lifesaving devices ever created. ​The humble lap belt had plenty of problems. Positioned right underneath the ribcage, in a crash the lap belt would[...]

Henry Ford’s Inspirational Quotes

Wednesday  02:56,   02 november 2016
hotrod

Henry Ford was a wealth of quotes. Here are a few of the inspirational ones.There have been a lot of quotes attributed to Henry Ford, including the one that goes with the photo at the top of this page (which has also been attributed to others, in[...]

Bobby Darin's Dream Car Was an Outrageous Vision of the Future

Wednesday  02:56,   02 november 2016
roadandtrack

​The DiDia 150 was the most expensive custom car in the world in 1960. ​The DiDia began as the vision of its namesake, a clothing designer named Andrew Di Dia, who worked as machinist and bus driver in Detroit. No surprise, then, that he had a keen[...]

When Scientology Sponsored Race Cars

Wednesday  02:49,   02 november 2016
roadandtrack

Welcome to 1988's bizarre intersection between motorsports, religion, and[...]