Guest Columnists

Guest Columnists

Jim Clark (The Hot Rod M.D.)

Jim Clark is Hot Rod Hotline's resident Hot Rod M.D. Go HERE for Jim's technical build articles and how-tos. ... read more...

Richard Parks, Writer and Roger Rohrdanz, Photography

Richard Parks is the writing half of the Gone Racin’ column while Roger Rohrdanz does the photography. We have a huge archive of articles from Richard and Roger's collaborations, including many inside looks at some of our industries heroes and legends. Separately, Richard is a prolific historian and commentator on the Hot Rod...... read more...

Le Roi Tex Smith

No one has contributed more to hot rodding than Tex Smith. Tex was one of the founders of the National Street Rod Association. He has been an editor and contributor to many American car magazines, written several national best selling books, created TV shows, played professional baseball, and served in the Air Force as a jet fighter, among other...... read more...

Tim Kennedy

Tim' Kennedy's RACING SCENE Column has covered motorsports since 1968. His race results stories and weekly column are avidly followed by racing enthusiasts nationwide. ... read more...

John Gunnell "Gunner"

John “Gunner” Gunnell has been writing about cars since ‘72. As a kid in Staten Island, N.Y., he played with a tin Marx “Service Garage” loaded with toy vehicles, his favorite being a Hubley hot rod. In 2010, he opened Gunner’s Great Garage, in Manawa, Wis., a shop that helps enthusiasts restore cars. To no one’s surprise, he decorated 3G’s with...... read more...

Mitzi Valenzuela

Mitzi Valenzuela has been working as a freelance photographer in the hot rod industry for 8 years. Her images can be found in over a dozen publications in both the US and overseas. You can find her at a number of events throughout the year and always in a new city and state with a beautiful pinup model.  “Photographing pinups and hot...... read more...

Chadly Johnson

“I've been a regular contributor to several hot rod, motorcycle, and tattoo magazines since 2007. I am very passionate about both writing and photography and I strive to leave my thumb print on hot rodding history by telling the amazing stories of those who live the life daily. I built a stock 1930 model "A" coupe into a hot...... read more...

Dave Brackett

Dave Brackett grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and like most kids in school in a water sports area, he drew racing boats and hydroplanes during classes. That all changed when he moved to Southern California in 1958 as a high school freshman. His interests changed to race cars and hot rods. He took welding, machine shop, and drafting in high...... read more...

Joe Bortz

Joe Bortz has made a life long hobby from his passion for cars. Cars are not transportation to Joe, they are literally moving objects of art. From the flow of the fender to the aerodynamics of the design, everything about a car is viewed from an art lover's vantage point with Joe. From the time that Joe was 9 years old collecting new car brochures...... read more...

Steve Sharp

Born in San Diego Steve comes from a line of enthusiasts going back to his great grandfather who helped to create the first Indy 500 winner the Marmon Wasp. Along the way Steve was formed by experiences with both motorcycles and cars. His father (also Steve) grew up in Indianapolis and is an avid motor sports fan. Together they attended motorcycle...... read more...

Dick DeLoach

For more than 34 years, Dick DeLoach has made a career of chronicling his lifelong passion, the automobile. Though raised in Colorado, his heart was always in the California Car Culture. As the editor of his college newspaper in Denver, his love of writing and photography grew. Finally, just before his 30th birthday, DeLoach and his family moved...... read more...

Jessica Clark

Jessica began racing in 2006 when she competed in Kart racing in the Comer 80 and Jr. Superbox Classes. After becoming successful at Kart racing, she moved into a Jr. Midget on the dirt and earned many wins and competed for the Jr. Midget Championship. In 2008 Jessica won a spot in Ron Sutton’s Winners Circle Driver Development Program (RSWC)....... read more...

Lance Lambert

“The Vintage Vehicle Show” In his early years Lance was hanging out in car dealers showrooms, pumping gas at the local Signal station at the age of 12, building model cars and even attempting to drive his parents 1956 Cadillac at the age of ten. His teenage years were filled with $100 cars, active participation in the Steeds Car Club and...... read more...

Ron Kregowski

Ronald Kregoski resides in Brighton, Michigan where he writes the Runnin’ on Empty column for Cruis’news Magazine as well as making periodic contributions to other national magazines. He is an avid hot rodder and his rides include a chopped, slammed and flamed ’34 Ford and the Norm Grabrowski 'Kookie’s Car' Clone. ... read more...

Roger Meiners

About Guest Columnist Roger Meiners I was born and raised in South Florida, not exactly a hotbed of hot rodding, but where there is a will, there is a way. I was one of those kids who could name every car on the road. I hopped up my bike with playing cards held by clothespins so they would hit the wheel spokes and make “car” sounds. I am a retired...... read more...