(Photos by Charles Wickam) – The Houston, Texas area has been a hot bed for hot rodding for more than half a century. There have been legendary car dealers down there like Gay Pontiac, there have been multipole drag strips in the area that started springing up not too long after WWII, and there have been and continue to be hot rod builders a-plenty there as well.
Many of those builders were showing off their handiwork at the 2018 Houston Autorama and you’ll see cool cars all over the place in this gallery. We have showed you a lot of show cars so far but here’s a batch that it “hot rod heavy”. We wish we could have a time machine to head back and gather up the early first generation hot rodders who were stripping fenders and going wide open so they can see what an art form their crude creations have been elevated to. They would be blown out of the water for sure.
Here’s our freshest set of photos from our man on the job, Charles Wickam.