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  • Birthday 11/29/1958

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  1. A few "hot rod of the future" concepts have popped up in HRM and other magazines over the years, and here's one for a competition roadster from August of '52. As far as I know, nobody ever got around to making a DOHC head for a GMC 6, though other GM engines would prove to be very popular in the coming years. Fiberglass T bodies did become a thing in the next decade, as did the rise in popularity of alloy wheels among the hot rod set.
  2. From the August '52 issue. This may have been brought up before, but I wanted to point out how "most ready shaped" is a selling point. Worth noting when you think about some of the things we gripe about in modern kits.
  3. That sounds like a 1/32 scale '67-'69 Barracuda snap kit I got in my very early days of modeling.
  4. The Monogram classics do build up nice right out of the box, and a little extra work could turn them into something really special. It wouldn't surprise me if Revell Germany was still holding on to them.
  5. There's something you don't see every day, a hot rod based on a 1916 Chalmers. From the July '52 issue
  6. It means that 3/4 of an inch on the model is one foot on the original, so it's 1/16 scale 1/2 " scale is 1/24, and 1" scale is 1/12. I think Aurora redid some of them in plastic, including the Stutz.
  7. Some model kits from the Dec '51 issue Someone liked the Tucker Torpedo an awful lot.
  8. You can definitely see the Giugiaro influence in GM's '77 models. I've been going through these a little slower, and I'm just up to the early '50s. A few observations. As popular as the flathead Ford V8s were, they didn't have the playing field all to themselves. Chevy and GMC sixes also seemed to be popular in racing circles, and people were still running Ford 4 cylinder engines. Starting with the November '48 issue, and continuing for the 8 issues, there's a step by step series on how to build a hotrod, which should be very interesting for anyone attempting a traditional style rod. The July '51 issues looks at the V-8s available, including the newer OHV models from Cadillac, Studebaker, and Chrysler, and concludes the writing is on the wall for the venerable flathead.
  9. It's a Bolwell Nagari. https://www.carthrottle.com/post/wvkk7z8/
  10. It's been my experience that they all work well on it.
  11. I'm a sucker for subjects that make people go, "What the heck is that?", so this has my interest.
  12. From a piece about a meet pitting sports cars against hot rods sponsored by Gary Davis of three wheeler Davis fame. One of these Talbot-Lago coupes sold for a little over $13 million this year.
  13. Got the emails, and really, I can live with those. They did mention that more magazines are on the way. Hoping Rod & Custom is one of them.
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