When we met Matt Rabideau and his lovely wife Natalie they were a long way away from their Minden, Nevada, home. There was no denying that this ‘66 Nova was one of, if not the hottest rides at the Route 66 show, but once we heard Rabideau’s story, we knew that we had our cover car. Rabideau says that when he got the car, it was a rust bucket that didn’t have a motor or transmission in it, but hey, getting a ‘66 Nova for $1,200, you have to expect such things. But that’s not the story we that hooked us. (more…)
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When Brian Vanzant of Paducah, Kentucky brought his 1950 Chevrolet to the crew at Brad Starks Rod & Custom, also of Paducah, Ky., It was painted solid white, had 4 doors, was running but un-restored and as Starks deadpanned, “it needed brakes.”
Eleanor Finds A New Home
Photos by Travis Noack
If this Mustang looks familiar, it should. It was one of the “Eleanor” Mustangs used in the 2000 movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” (more…)
An Enthusiast from the Start
Like many of us, Ken Hooton has been into custom cars since he was a kid in high school. He has built many cars over the years, and now hopes to take them from a passion into a profession. (more…)
A “Hot Rod Guy’s” Hot Rod
For some people, success comes early. For others, it takes many years of hard work. For those like Rob Logsdon, it was a combination of both.
A Winning Combination of Show and Go
Photos by Kevin Wilson
The old adage, “winning is everything” is usually applied to traditional sports or auto racing. Rarely does it enter into the competitive world of hot rods and muscle cars, though, unless a pair is locked in a side-by-side street race where bragging rights or money is on the line. While winning may be everything to some, for others, building a winning vehicle can be more rewarding than the reward itself.
Count’s Kustoms Builds a ’32
Photos by Matt Emery
The King played there, so why not a Count? The one I speak of is not Basie, but Koker…Danny Koker. He is the owner of Count’s Kustoms, and for those who like hot rods and custom motorcycles, Count’s Kustoms is one place in Las Vegas that’s a sure bet.