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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Monday Time Killer: Old Car Brochures Online

This one’s a huge time killer! There was a day when, every time we bought an old car, we’d search the swap meets and Hemmings Motor News to find all the factory literature we could for...

Chadmouth: Grandpas Rule!

Not too long ago, Freiburger wrote a blog about Old Man stuff, and then Brian wrote about Men of Action. My grandpa fits the bill for both. His name is Earl, and in 1955 he  drove a truck for a...

Rad New Nitto NT05: A Big, Sticky Tire for Guys Who Need Big, Sticky Tires

Nitto’s latest offering is a summer max-performance tire that immediately caught our eye when the guys from the tire company revealed it to us last week. This tire is for the guy who really...

Site of the Week: Good Old RVs

This is cool. We thought we were the only ones who thought there was a certain coolnees to old ’70s motorhomes and campers. Perhaps it’s because they are the only ones we could afford if...

Video Review: The Young Racers

This week, we suffered through The Young Racers for you. You’d think that a Roger Corman flick made in 1963 with that title would offer some B-movie greatness, but alas, this one’s mostly...

Deep Inside Darren Tedder’s 654ci, E85-Burning, 1,261HP Hemi!

Darren Tedder owns what’s probably the cleanest 8-second ’71 Cuda ever. He was a Top 10 finisher in the 2006 Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags, where we got to know him a little, and had his car...

New Scratch-Free AN Wrenches!

AN Fittings are great as long as you don’t ever touch them, because when you do they always seem to scratch. Using a crescent wrench clearly doesn’t help, and continued removal with the...

Monday Time Killer: Bitchin’ Old Magazine Stories

We got this as a tip from a reader: it’s a blog site that features scans of old magazine covers and stories from Popular Science, Mechanix Illustrated, and Modern Mechanix. The link here goes...

Roy Brizio Reunion Coming to Goodguys Pleasanton

Here’s the official press release from Goodguys: For the first time in history, builder Roy Brizio will attempt to round up the hot rods and customs he’s built over the past thirty-two...

Photos From the 1969 Detroit Auto Show

We got this one as a tip from CarDomain. Someone on Flickr has posted 21 photos from the 1969 Detroit Auto Show, including the Sox & Martin car (shown), factory concepts from Ford and Mopar,...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Dirt Cheap Centurion Convertible

I drove past this car every day for nearly 15 years on the way to work at Hot Rod magazine, and I will again starting Monday unless one of you snaps it up this weekend. The car is pretty rusty for...

Gearhead Destination: The Big 3 Swap Meet, Coming Soon

There are a few swap meets in the country that are worth traveling for. This is one of them: San Diego, California’s Big 3 at Qualcomm Stadium, coming Feb 27-28 and March 1. Big 3 refers to the...

Video of the Week: Riverside Stock Cars, 1965

If you’ve ever wondered why California’s former Riverside Raceway is so revered, this video will give you at least the Stock Car portion of the answer (they also raced sports cars, Can...

Unreal! Now the Government Wants to Use Tax $ To Crush Newer SUVs. SEMA is On It

Breaking news from a few minutes ago. Here’s the SEMA release: POLITICIANS WANT TO USE TAX DOLLARS TO CRUSH NEWER MODEL TRUCKS AND SUVS SEMA Warns Lawmakers that Boondoggle Will Cost American...