Archive for the ‘Cover Story’ Category

Doing all you Can With What you Have

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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…)


Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

When is a woodie not a woodie? When instead of wood, it has artisan applied paint that looks like wood.

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.”


Star Power

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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…)

It’s a Blast

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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…)

Midas Touch

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

A “Hot Rod Guy’s” Hot Rod

Main_886For 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.


Super Shoebox

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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.


Strong Arm Tactics

Thursday, August 6th, 2009
D&P Chevy Flexes Its Muscles Times change, and for those who want to compete in this ever-changing world, companies change much, as well. D&P Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, Calif., has long been known for its killer Tri-Five Chevys. Many of the cars built by Darryl and Peggy Nance have graced the covers of magazines, and over their 20-plus years of being in business, they have built up a considerable clientele heavy into the Tri-Five scene.


Count Them In

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

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.