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    ETC: ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons talks hot rods, cool cars

    Billy Gibbons is well known for his music, his super-long beard and, since the Eliminator 1933 Ford Coupe debuted on MTV in 1983, hot rods. The man is fanatical about his cars and he sat down with PowerBlock Magazine to talk about rods and rock 'n' roll. Of the famous Eliminator coupe, Gibbons ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Vintage hot rod reimagined with CTS-V power

    Bo Zolland's Cadillac-powered 33-34 hot rod – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The last time we checked in with Bo Zolland he was rendering a Camaro to do Le Mans duty. Half a year later, he's stayed in the house of General Motors but gone back in time - on the outside, at least. His ...

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    The Hot Rod Art Book for iPad teaches you how to draw cars [w/video]

    Hot Rod Art Book app for the iPad – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you want to draw hot rods and learn the basics of drawing cars, then you'll want to check out the Hot Rod Art Book for the iPad. A combination of the text-only book and the videos you'll find at the book's site ...

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    SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod kinda cool misses the bullseye

    Toyota Tundra Hot Rod - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yeah... Toyota is painting this one as a what-would-happen if Tundras existed back during the hot rodding heyday of the 1950s. We'll let you draw your own conclusions about that. However, we would like to take this opportunity to ...

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    Autoblog at the 7th Annual Wings, Wheels and Rotors show

    7th Annual Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Click above for our huge image gallery
    This past Sunday was the 7th Annual Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California, and after our experience there last year, we just had to go back for more. As you ...

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    AFVTech working on CNG-powered, 600-hp 1933 Ford Roadster

    Take something old – in this case, a 1933 Ford Roadster body – and make it into something new – a CNG-powered, 600-horsepower beast, perhaps. That's what's happening over at AFVTech, which is prepping the fenderless hot rod for the upcoming Alternative Fuels and Vehicles ...

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    VIDEO: Presenting the Kustom Kar photography of George Barris

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    If you look up the name George Barris, you'll find two famous individuals from the same era. One snapped iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe and Dwight Eisenhower, while the other took shots of hot-rodded Chevys and Buicks. While we're sure George ...

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    Autoblog spends a day at the 22nd Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show

    Click above for huge high-res gallery from Seal Beach
    We love spring for a multitude of reasons, but mainly for the car shows that start popping up around the country. The sun comes out and so do the classic cars, hot rods and muscle cars. This weekend we stopped by the 22nd Annual Classic Car ...

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    SEMA 2008: Choppin' Block '31 Studebaker Model 54

    Click above for high-res gallery of this really low Stude
    Toyo Tires has one of the coolest booths at SEMA this year. We already showed you the Tetsu Bentley they have on display, but they also have a sweet Evo and GT-R, a custom Cayenne and this beautiful hot rod. It's based on a 1931 ...

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    Woodward 2008: Hankering for Hot Rods?

    Click above for a gallery of Hot Rods on WoodwardCruising amongst the various cars down Woodward this weekend were quite a few machines that fit into the Hot Rod genre. Starting with a classic old-school vehicle platform, adding power and lowering it to the ground, the Hot Rod ethos still manages ...

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    Street Rod and Funny Car builder John Buttera succumbs to cancer

    Sadly, just a few days after the passing of Boyd Coddington, the world has lost another veteran hot rod builder. Former Coddington colleague, John Buttera, lost his battle with brain cancer on March 2nd. He was 67. 'Lil John Buttera was one of the pioneers of the Southern California performance ...

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    Big Block Fever: First Anniversary 427 Big Block ZL-1 on the block at Barrett Jackson

    Monster motors were the order of the day in the late 1960s, and GM's 427 was a part of that class. The drawback to a big-block's burly output was, and still is, the increased weight of the engine. While big blocks are a hoot for straight line shenanigans, a small block car is often a better ...

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    SEMA 2007: '34 Chevrolet Coupe E85 pops into GM party

    Click the image above for updated gallery of this sweet '34 Chevrolet Coupe E85.We stumbled upon Chevy's popcorn hotrod at the Wynn tonight and we liked what we saw. While calling this thing green is indeed a bit of a stretch to many observers, in person it at least fits the hot rod tag to a T. ...

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    SEMA 2007: '34 Chevrolet Coupe E85

    Click the image above for more pics of the '34 Chevrolet Coupe E85.Two things that are diametrically opposed – hot rods and going green – have been fused into one open wheel custom for the throngs of SEMA-goers this week. The General is bringing a '34 Chevy hot rod to the show, ...

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    NHRA founder Wally Parks passes at 94

    In our own little subsection of society, few men have had as much influence on our pistonhead way of life than Wally Parks. Over 94 years, he was a test driver for GM, founded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), had a hand in starting Motor Trend in 1948, co-founded Hot Rod magazine and deemed ...

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    Ferrari and hot rodders not so different

    It's not so easy to say Ferrari owners are kindred spirits to hot rodders. The stereotypical Ferrari owner enjoys speed, luxury and refinement, while the stereotypical hot rodder prides himself on do-it-yourself ingenuity, raw muscle and sometimes cobbled-together bodywork. But Ryan Cochran at ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Studebaker Taurus

    click the pic above to see a galleryStudebaker mash-ups with later Ford vehicles aren't an entirely new idea, but we've never seen something quite like this. The seller of this car should be beaten with a sand-filled hose for attempted robbery. $7500 for a Stude-nosed Taurus wagon with a ratty ...

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    Autoblog goes for a ride in the Holden Efijy

    click above image for 22 new high-res pics of the Holden Efijy Concept A couple of weeks ago, when GM was trotting the Camaro Convertible Concept around the country, there was another throwback hotrod along for the ride: the Soprano Purple Holden Efijy. The car was created two years ago, in 2005, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Honda CVCC

    Its amazing what a brush with fame will do for the most ordinary objects. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth was certainly an integral part of the hot-rodding scene, and he went from pinstriping to building full-on custom cars and back to striping as his career progressed. This little Honda was the perfect ...

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    2007 Ypsilanti Show and Shine car show

    Click the GT350 for a high-res gallery from the Show and Shine showThe city of Ypsilanti Michigan has a long industrial history highlighted by the thousands of B-24 Liberator bombers cranked out during World War II. After the war, car-makers took over the production facilities in the area, many of ...


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