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Iron Invasion

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Iron Invasion

October 1, 2016 saw the 5th annual Iron Invasion take over the McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Illinois. Traditional hot rod and custom fans from around the Midwest once again came out in droves to take it all in. This event, which came into existence after the 10 year run of the well-known Hunnert  Car…continue reading »

Numbered Days – UK’s Hot Rod Drags

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UK’s Hot Rod Drags

By Keith Harman There are currently only two permanent dragstrip facilities in the UK, and it’s been that way for years. Both are located on old WWII airfields and have been clinging to financial viability for years, since we just don’t have the sponsors for drag racing over here. Santa Pod Raceway is the most…continue reading »

Vintage Hot Rod Association’s Amateur Hot Rod Races

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Vintage Hot Rod Association’s Amateur Hot Rod Races

By Keith Harman  Just to prove how worldwide, traditional hot rodding has become, by complete coincidence, iconic beach races were being held on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean on exactly the same weekend last June. While The Race of Gentlemen was taking place on the eastern seaboard of New Jersey, a few thousand miles…continue reading »

Rat Fink Reunion

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Rat Fink Reunion

By Fritz Schenck Once again I made the trek over hill and dale to the Rat Fink Reunion in Manti, Utah. For 14 years, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s wife, Ilene, has continued this tradition on the first weekend of June, gathering all forms of freaky, bug-eyed, paint slapping, monster loving artists and gearheads to mingle…continue reading »


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Words: Anna Marco Photos: Mike Basso & Alan Zusman Southern California is the birthplace of hotrodding and the Aces Car Club offers many fun activities such as their Aces Poker Run to promote this lifestyle in today’s era of hybrid vehicles.   The Aces CC The Aces are a traditional hot rod club founded in…continue reading »