When you think about an Aston Martin, you generally think of something sleek and refined. And when you think of an American hot rod, you think of something brash and loud. And if you put the two ideas together, you get this: an Aston Martin hot rod.
In 1949, I suspect that everyone in Los Angeles was making the exact same tired jokes about Hell freezing over, because between January 10-11, 1949, Los Angeles received just over 4 inches of snow, which, to LA, may as well have been a blizzard. While most drivers were likely paralyzed with fear, a few intrepid hoons…
This running twin-turbo V8 rat rod is, truly, what is good and wonderful in this world.
This immaculate ‘32 Ford ended up bashed in, TMZ reports because its driver, American Hot Rod star Duane Mayer, got so drunk he fell out of the driver’s seat while the car was doing 25 miles an hour.
Hi there you lovely American hot rodders! Meet this 1953 Ford Anglia/Saab Turbo drift machine from England. Apparently, it’s got too much grip, and that’s an issue.
Ferrari 250 GTO replicas are usually based on the four-seater Ferrari 250 GT/Es. But what do you do with an empty shell once they’re done with the gutting in Italy? This. You do this.
“Loud, obnoxious, rowdy cars are inherently fun,” Tony Angelo tells me. “Doesn’t matter what it is. Doesn’t matter what year it was made. It doesn’t matter if it’s fuel injected or carbureted.”
The way you build a hot rod, so we’re told, is nothing but a couple months of grunting and beer drinking and then a T-Bucket magically materializes in your garage. What’s the reality?
When you find an old car in somebody's backyard that needs a full restoration job, you might as well jam a 350 horsepower stroked small block in it instead of its original 48 hp four banger, just for the fun of it.
Hawaiian shirts with cars on them are all tacky and terrible. But which one is the tackiest and terrible-est?
Hot rods are rolling works of art: lovingly restored or created by their owners in the name of keeping cool old cars on the road. The best part is seeing owners actually use them—in this case, on a drag strip set up on the beach.
Is the flame-spitting exhaust on your hot rod/rally car/tuned Skyline/Lamborghini not impressing people as much as you thought? Try this new practical application instead.
The man who built this rear-wheel drive '75 Corolla in his garage didn't have a lot of experience modifying cars. Maybe that's why his Corolla is so excellent.
Remember that '55 Chevy gasser Freiburger and Finnegan tried to put together with a Hemi? Well, Blasphemi got ready. 2,600 miles, 530 cubic inches, 700 horsepower, six speeds, 17 mpg. The last number must be a miracle.
Forget your Subarus and Mitsubishis, I want to rally this Finnish chop top Ford lead sled.
The Holy Grail of hot rodders since the 1940s has been the 1932 Ford Model B and the V8 variant, known as the "Deuce Coupé," from the last digit of the model year. Originals are incredibly rare, and repros of the 5-window body are expensive and vary a lot in quality. Now Ford is making them themselves, again.
This is what makes SEMA great. A '50(?) Studebaker Champion with a Ford 390 FE engine and lots of wood paneling. Sweet.
Everyone knows you can do a burnout in a 1,100 horsepower twin turbo Chevy. But can you do a burnout in a 1,100 horsepower twin turbo Chevy pulling a trailer?
Ever watch SPEED Channel at a time when racing isn't on? It's basically crap reality shows. And I mean real crap. Velocity, which is a channel on the TV, has a new workshop show called Fantomworks, and guess what? It's a car reality show that doesn't blow chunks.