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 scene. He initially moved to the West Coast from Wisconsin in order to work with Mickey Thompson on his famed Lan
We certainly wouldn't claim that the only measure of a gearhead is the number of projects in his or her garage, but certainly it's a useful metric. By that standard, Hot Rod's David Freiburger definitely deserves his post as editor-in-chief, but even he has found himself with more cars than time and is now looking for some assistance in setting priorities.
Hot Rod magazine has just released its list of the Top 40 Car Movies of all time, and it has opened the list up for you to vote on. Although many of the films on the list are obvious choices (American Graffiti, Bullitt, Le Mans), some of their selections are a bit more obscure. The editors go out of their way to explain that their criteria was biased towards hot rods, but othe