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Hot Rods + Customs
Hot Rods + Customs

Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip

Historic highway Route 66, traveling 2,451 miles from just outside Chicago to Santa Monica, will forever be cemented in Americana. Many have traveled the road in a quest for adventure, seeking out the most interesting sights, restaurants Read More

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Hot Rods + Customs
Hot Rods + Customs

Rolling Bones Hot Rods

Nearly every car enthusiast loves taking a close look at old hot rods. One wonders what those cars have seen, where they've been, and how they survived for so many decades. There is also another interesting story to tell, and that is about Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Custom Supercar

Many owners of muscle cars aren't satisfied with simply driving a factory stock machine. That's where the specialty hop-up and performance shops fit in, making mere muscle cars into supercars. This practice of course dates back to the very Read More

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Hot Rods + Customs
Hot Rods + Customs

Ultimate Ford Deuce Gangster Car

Nearly every hot rod enthusiast will agree that one of the most sought after vehicles to restore are the 1932 Fords. Known affectionately as "The Deuce", the 10 models from that year pretty much began the hot rod craze and today are still Read More

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Hot Rods + Customs
Hot Rods + Customs

Hot Rod Art History 101

If there was this magical place called the University of Gearheads, and if you were lucky enough to be enrolled there, required courses for freshman would certainly include one called Hot Rod Art History 101. In this class you would study Read More

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How‐to
How‐to

Ford Flathead Rebuild: Removing Broken Studs

Are you the type of backyard mechanic who is up for a challenge? How about tackling a rebuild and modifications on engines that are 60 to 80 years old? That's exactly what many hot rodders and classic car restorers do when they dig into a Read More

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How‐to
How‐to

How to Remove a Front Bumper Assembly

In this age of do-it yourself projects, the one area that can really save you some dough is auto body repair. If you're willing to put in some hours of elbow grease and invest in a few tools and supplies, you may be able to save some decent Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

Muscle Car Carburetors 101

Just about any time gearheads gather to discuss the technical aspects of muscle cars, the conversation inevitably turns to carburetors. Dual-carb, four-barrel, downdraft, Quadra-jet, Carter, Holley, vacuum-controlled, cfm, etc. That's a lot Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

What is Your Muscle Car Convertible IQ?

Most everyone agrees that muscle cars are pretty cool. And we imagine most would say that convertibles are the bomb. Combine the two, and you end up with some of the rarest, most sporty rides in town. Wide-Open Muscle features spectacular Read More

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Race Cars + Formula 1
Race Cars + Formula 1

How They Made Hot Rodding Safer in 1952

It's always fun to look at old car magazines to see how different the culture was back then. Most car enthusiasts have never heard how law enforcement first tried to handle the deadly problem of street racing. Hot rodding was hitting an Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

How the Media Helped Fuel Muscle Car Mania

During the '50s automobile manufacturers detected an unmistakable need for speed from from the car-buying public. That desire for more horsepower and style and simply didn't come from thin air. Like our media-saturated society today, the Read More

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Hot Rods + Customs
Hot Rods + Customs

Barn Finds on Route 66

For many automotive enthusiasts, the holy grail of adventure might be a road trip in a vintage car upon the iconic Route 66. How about if we throw in a search for incredible barn finds, as well as a look at each region's classic motels, Read More