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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Gearhead Destination: The Pomona Swap Meet

Around SoCal we take the Pomona Swap Meet pretty much for granted, even if we do have to hear that it’s “The West Coast’s Largest” in every radio spot. Thing is, it’s...

Video of the Week: Hell Drivers

Our first video for the New Year is an awesome two-part epic featuring the Hell Drivers at the ’64-’65 New York World’s Fair. The Hell Drivers thrill show had been around since the...

Fryblogger: My Very First Magazine Credit

A couple weeks ago, our Cool Old Press Photo featured a Jeep Forward-Control pickup, and in the process of bench racing about it, I introduced forum members to the site, FCConnection.com. In surfing...

The Violation Game: Phantom Donk

You thought we couldn’t top last week’s Violator, right? Wrong-o amigo! Witness the Phantom Donk, a ’72 Caprice convertible that’s been treated to…well, you can see how...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: Juvenile Mayhem at the Car Craft Shop

Here’s an example of the stupid fun that we used to have at Car Craft magazine. This was shot in 2002 at the magazine’s shop in Gardena, California. At the far right is a ’92 Z28...

More ’60s Airport Stretchers

In response to the item we had last week with the ’62 Dodge airport limo, Mike Artman at Namtra Media (our web development guys) came up with this cool shot of some ’63 Pontiac Catalina...

eBay Pick of the Week: Genuine Vintage Anglia Gasser

Man, I’m just a total sucker for stuff like this. I went nuts when I found this real, nearly unmolested example of an Anglia Gasser fresh from the Feb. ’66 issue of Hot Rod magazine, but...

New Carburetor from QFT

Quick Fuel Technology has just announced that in a few months it will offer another new carb, this one clearly a variant of the Holley 4500 Dominator platform but created in aluminum with all-new...

Monday Time Killer: L.A. Library Photo Database

It seems as though many car guys are also into history, both of the gearhead hobby and beyond. If that describes you, then you’ll end up wasting lots of hours here at the Los Angeles Public...

New Gallery: 60 Photos of Chevelles and El Caminos

Everywhere I go I snap photos of cars. Even in just the last year or so that’s added up to a whole lot of pics, so I’ve been gathering them by category and presenting them here every once...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: V8 Pinto

I’ve spent a lot of time recently with some old issues of Hot Rod, and the early-’70s issues got me thinking about what happened to all the Pintos and Vegas. They used to be everywhere,...

Fryblogger: The Content You Can Expect

I’ve been pretty lame when it comes to writing my weekly editorial column here at the Junkyard. It’s supposed to happen every week at this time, but trust me, I have a long list of...

The Violation Game: We May Have a Winner

You know the Violation Game, right? You add up all the automotive faux pas on a given car, have your buddy do the same, and see who gets the most. Yes, it judges. We’re ok with that, because...

Web Site of the Week: The Best Christmas Gifts Ever

It’s been our job for years to fiddle with cars. You make think we use nothing but free parts, but we’ve bought plenty of stuff from the best and the worst of ’em. It’s a...