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    Video: Jay Leno drives postcard-perfect '32 Ford Highboy Roadster
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    At the turn of the century, it was arguably the Honda Civic that best defined inexpensive performance tuning, and in the '50s it was the Tri-5 Chevys. One of the earliest platforms to gain a huge following among young people looking for a cheap way to go fast was the classic '32 Ford Highboy ...

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    Video: Porsche 356 Outlaw is the other Continental
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    In Porsche parlance, 'outlaw' basically means 'hot rod,' and that definition can vary from person to person. For Jack Griffin and his 1955 Porsche 356 Continental, it means taking a great car to start with and reworking it to become a classic coupe that fits its driver perfectly. The latest video ...

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    Video: Watch this lead sled go rallying in Finland
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    Custom cars generally fit into neat little boxes in terms of how they are used. For example, you're unlikely to see a modded Corvette going rock crawling; it's just not what it's made for (though we bet it'd look awesome, at least for a minute). In the same way, chopped, channeled and customized ...

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    ETC: USPS releases hot rod stamps to speed up your delivery
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    After one of the worst winters in recent memory for much of the country, summer is finally here. It's time to drop the top, open the sunroof or at least put down the windows and take a long drive. The United States Postal Service is celebrating the season's sun in automotive style with two new ...

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    Video: Hot Rod Garage series premieres with 700-hp small-block Jaguar XJ
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    Roadkill hosts Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger have broken up - kinda - to spin off a new show, Hot Rod Garage, that mostly gives up the driveway and parking lot wrench work for the confines of a garage. We say kinda because while Finnegan is the primary host for Hot Rod Garage, Freiburger ...

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    Video: 1947 Chevy rat rod pickup leaves rubber and smoke in its wake
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    Cool comes in multiple flavors. One one hand, we have the sophisticated attraction of svelte design and the efficient use of power. Of course, on the other hand there is the allure of being the bad boy and going against the grain. That is part of the appeal of rat rods. Ideally, they are built ...

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    Video: Watch the boys from Hot Rod hoon a Corvette worthy of a sinkhole
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    Have you read Mike Harley's awesome write up of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible yet? The car Harley tests is the polar opposite of what you see above. Yes, the boys from Hot Rod Magazine's Roadkill series are back, and this time they're driving the world's worst Corvette from ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Craterface's '49 Mercury convertible from Grease
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    Here is your chance to own your very own piece of greased lightning. Well, not the Greased Lighting, it's actually the black, flamed 1949 Mercury convertible that races against John Travolta in the classic 1978 movie Grease, and it's for auction on eBay Motors. While it appeared in the film's ...

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    Video: Can you really supercharge a 1978 Chevy Monza with leaf blowers?
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    There's a reason I don't own a dyno. Well, technically there are around five thousand reasons I don't own a dyno, but the most prominent of those is the fact that I'd spend all my days tracking down horsepower in the most hairbrained of ways. You know, like bolting five leaf blowers to a 1978 ...

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    SEMA: 1940 Ford is a blank-slate for hot rod dreams
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    The 1940 Ford Coupe body shell from Ford Restoration Parts presents a clean canvas for those people who've always wanted the perfect hot rod. The durable body is a far better starting place than similar kits made from fiberglass, and is much easier to source than an original 70-year-old ...

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    Official: This '32 Ford Roadster is the Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year
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    Tom Gloy wanted a '32 Ford he could drive low and fast, so he took his dream to Roy Brizio Street Rods Inc. in San Francisco where the car seen above was born. Brizio and his team made some radical changes to a typical '32 Ford, starting with a narrowed cowl, grille and windshield. The ...

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    Video: Hot Rod pits Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 against '69 Red Devil
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    Mike Stielow is known for taking classic Chevy Camaro coupes and bending them into machines that not only kick ass in a straight line, but that can actually outhandle modern sports cars around a road course, too. His pro touring creations are nothing short of legendary, and as a suspension ...

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    Video: Hot Rod pits vintage rat rod against Lamborghini Aventador in desert duel
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    Impracticality comes in many shapes and sizes, and that's as true in automotive terms as it is anywhere else. Consider this: Depending on a series of lifestyle choices, a Honda Civic could prove just as useless for one man as a Ford F450 Super Duty would for another. If there's one segment of ...

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    Video: Watch Hot Rod hit 202 MPH in Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1
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    When Lingenfelter Performance Engineering announced it had crossed the 200-mph mark in its tuned Camaro ZL1, the man guiding the wheel was Hot Rod editor-in-chief Dave Freiburger. We saw a short video of the run in the 702-horsepower – that's at the wheels – coupe, but in the latest ...

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    Official: Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 tops 200 mph
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    With the 2013 Shelby GT500 putting out 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet torque, we're guessing that more than a few owners of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will be looking to even things up via the aftermarket. The speed-obsessed guys over at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering are already ...

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    Video: Hot Rod tackles the Alaska Highway in 1968 Ford Ranchero Baja 1000 clone
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    Last time Roadkill took a trip it inolved a $1,500 budget, a 1972 Pontiac Catalina and a trip from El Paso to Los Angeles. This time their adventures point northward to Alaska, and their chariot will be a clone of the 1968 Ford Ranchero that Hot Rod used to take a class win in the first Baja ...

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    Video: German enthusiasts show true passion for rockabilly and rat rods
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    The event is called Rust and Dust, but this year that dust was replaced with rain and mud. Still, the attendees of this automotive festival in Teterow, Germany arrived in large numbers to share their passion for rockabilly, rat rods and racing. The rain attempted to dampen spirits, but it was ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Caresto T6 Roadster, 2004 Hot Rod of the Year [w/video]
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    We have something of a hard time applying the term "hot rod" to the Caresto T6 R. The unusual Volvo-based retro one-off has simply transcended the art. Whereas most builders start with chassis manufactured by one of the illustrious Big Three, the T6 R is a clean-sheet design with a mid-engine ...

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    Video: Patina'd Camaro rat rod hits the dyno
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    Imagine dumping $100,000 into a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, building a 485-cubic-inch engine topped with a Kenne Bell supercharger and adding coilovers to all four corners, only to learn that your hot rod wasn't different enough. Such a scenario played out for Bill Rombauts and Dave Sherer, but ...

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    Patina'd 2010 Chevrolet Camaro headed to Power Tour
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    Bill Rombauts and his buddy Dave Sherer have taken the patina'd rat rod look to new heights, applying the rust-first philosophy to a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Before going all Father Time on the paint job, the two spent close to $100,000 giving the car as much go as it has show. Underneath all ...

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