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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Iron Trap 1932 Ford “DeLorean” Roadster: Detailed Forensic Upholstery Investigation

It’s so close to done! The Iron Trap Garage ’32 Ford Roadster project is so close to being a fun driver. Of course no matter how good all the style and mechanics are the thing still has...

Can A $200 TIG Welder Really Keep Up With A $2000 TIG Welder?

We’ve talked about it a lot over the past few years, the fact that you can get better and better reasonably priced equipment for your shop or garage. From floor jacks to hand tools to tool...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 4: Pistons And Rods Are Going In!

It’s back for Part 4! The pistons and rods are ready to be installed, and in this part of the build series that is exactly what is going to happen! Watch this 428 Ford engine build as it gets a lot...

Street Machine Nationals Photo Coverage: Our Final Gallery With One Bad Ass Ride After Another. Real People And Real Hot Rods.

Here’s our tenth, and final, gallery from the Street Machine Nationals, and if you missed our previous photos we’ve got a link for you down below. (Words and Photos by Jim Hrody) If...

Grand National Roadster Show 2023: More Killer Hot Rods, Customs, And Street Machines In Pomona!

Here’s another awesome gallery of photos from the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona! (Photos by Wes Allison) We’ve shared some of our photos from America’s Most Beautiful Roadster...

Aussie Drag Challenge Coverage: Day 4 Means Things Are Getting Real!

Here’s Day 4 racing action from Drag Challenge in Australia. After multiple Aussies became regulars on Hot Rod Drag Week years and years ago there was an incredibly smart contingent that decided to...

Classic Car Interiors: How To Cover Inner Fenders In A Classic Car

In this video from one of our favorite DIY auto upholstery instructors, you are going to learn how to cover the inner fenders for a finished look inside your classic car. This video is one of a few...

Jack Chisenhall’s Champ Deuce 1932 Ford Wins America’s Most Beautiful Roadster At The Grand Nationals Roadster Show!

Jack Chisenhall and the entire Chisenhall family deserve sincere congratulations for their beautiful 1932 Ford Roadster being awarded ARP’s America’s Most Beautiful Roadster 2023. This...

Grand National Roadster Show 2023: Check Out All The Killer Hot Rods, Customs, And Street Machines In Pomona!

(Photos by Wes Allison) We’ve shared some of our photos from the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster competition at the Grand National Roadster Show, but that’s not even close to all the cool...

OH, NO! FINNEGAN MILKSHAKED THE 632CI BIG-BLOCK CHEVY AGAIN! PART:1

If you didn’t know, Finnegan bought a new drag boat last year and was planning on racing the hell out of it in California and the western states. On the first outing, after the boat had been...

$150 Honda Clone vs $600 Honda Engine: Which One Is Best? Fuel Efficiency, Horsepower, Durability, Starting

When overhead valve “Honda clone” engines started showing up on the market 15 years ago most people said they were crap and couldn’t possibly compete with the old faithful Honda....

Street Machine Nationals Photo Coverage: The Hot Rods, Customs, Trucks, Muscle Cars, And More Just Keep Coming

Here’s our ninth gallery from the Street Machine Nationals, and if you missed our previous photos we’ve got a link for you down below. (Words and Photos by Jim Hrody) If you’re a...

The Working Man’s Model A Sedan Part 8: More Progress, Including Mounting The Fuel Tank!

Here’s the eighth installment in the channeled Model A Build. This sucker is getting a 6″ channel job and that means lots of stuff needs to be moved around and mounted slightly differently than...

Sally’s Speed Shop Adventures: Getting Their Javelin Racecar Home After Sitting for 32 Years!

The Javelin adventures continue! In this second part of the series you are going to see then get this bad ass ride on the road for home. I love it, the story behind this car is impressive, and...