Episode fourteen goes all over the place from Hemi-powered Healeys to concours-level Tucker automobiles with the prolific, super-talented and even nicer still Rob Ida. It’s a fun walk down mmory lane and heads straight through the present day and into the future, too. Also there may have been talk of a game show. It’s that kind of episode, naturally.
Danny D’s “Paint or Die” is an annual, invitation-only event that brings some of the world’s best custom painters, pinstripers and artists together for an epic festival of eye candy. Round Six takes you inside of the fabled party, and gets you up close and personal with the mind-bending talent on display.
Which of our American states places the greatest amount of rake into their hot rod grille shells? What really happens on set-up day when chasing the AMBR trophy? And what popular gas station probably won’t be sponsoring any of us following a suggestion to use their hamburgers as shop tools? The answers to these and many other VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS are to be discovered when the Round Six Gearheads are joined for a fun evening of benchracing and laughs with the Veazie brothers from So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona. Enjoy a pre-GNRS thrash break with the guys in episode four.
In episode three, our good friend Chad Reynolds from Bangshift.com drops in for an interview-turned-benchracing session, and we talk about everything from chassis-swapped Tri-Five wagons to a Federal Grand Jury. And a whole heck of a lot more, too. This one has a little something for everyone. Even a pull-out couch.
In honor of his father’s passing, Pete Chapouris IV organized a memorial cruise which took place on January 6, 2017. Round Six’s Alex and Brad took part and share their experience, giving some insight to the man and his incredible contributions to the hod rodding world.
I’ve had this shred of paper hanging over my desk for as long as I can recall, and the words on it have always proven true: “All things are delicately interconnected.”
I was but a toddler when Steve Lisk’s brutal ’71 Hemi-powered Challenger (it was originally a 383 car) prowled Woodward Avenue, yet that car carved a place into the foundation of my car guy-ness. And forty years later, it reenters my world. All things are delicately interconnected indeed.
I hear all of the time that people are “doing it the traditional way”. No, you’re building an unsafe artcar. What people fail to realize with this Ratrod movement is, the hot rodders “back in the day” concentrated on the mechanics first and would get to the aesthetics as time and money allowed. They wanted nice looking cars, not rolling outhouses.
Everything I’ve ever built had to have a certain “look” by having the front a little lower and ALWAYS staggered front to rear tire sizes (because you can’t rotate cool!) and drive nice. Sitting level with even size tires is just too boring (plus a true car guy would NEVER rotate tires) for me and my fellow motorheads know exactly what I’m talking about.
You have a great item (hot rod, race car, vintage parts, pet turtle) for sale. You’ve taken adequate detailed pictures to show all features and any possible defects. You’ve written an accurate description and priced it fairly. You’re ready for the inevitable negotiation. Now let the serious buyers come running,