Rusty Slammington's not dead, he's only a-sleepin'

The April fire that burned the garage and home of rat-rod favorite Rusty Slammington was hot enough to warp its frame and melt an engine block head. According to owner Mike Burroughs, it only killed him a little. "It'll take more than Satan's hand to end his days." » 5/26/11 4:00pm 5/26/11 4:00pm

Girls With Cars: Photographs By Phillip Hall

We learned last year that most of you prefer hot rod pinups to European Booth Professionals, so here's a selection of Alameda photographer Phillip Hall's "Girls With Cars" work for you. » 10/24/09 3:00pm 10/24/09 3:00pm

Rust, Tatts, and Straight Pipes: Billetproof Nor-Cal 2009!

The rules for Billetproof, run by the same miscreants who brought you the Concours d'Lemons, are very simple: 1964 and older, no billet anything, no modern wheels, no fenderless cars with independent front suspension. » 9/20/09 10:30am 9/20/09 10:30am

Project Car Hell, Fun With Engine Swaps Edition: Hero Of Billetproof!

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We haven't done a serious Engine Mix-&-Match PCH for a while, so let's burn! » 6/28/09 11:50pm 6/28/09 11:50pm

Ya Don't Drive, Ya Aim! Motor City Drag Racing, 1958

It's like threading the needle at a quarter of a mile… but it's really livin'! Hot Rod Magazine put together this great drag racing documentary for the 1958 Nationals, and it's well worth watching. » 4/11/09 12:00pm 4/11/09 12:00pm

When You Need To Make That Old Truck Run This Weekend: Volvo-Powered…

When you've got a basket-case Model T on one side of the garage and a beat-to-crap Volvo Amazon on the other… and you want something cool to drive in, oh, 48 hours, what to do? » 3/21/09 5:00pm 3/21/09 5:00pm