From Our Friends

From Our Friends

From our friends is the category where we post articles that just don't fit into the other categories. These are interesting and fun stories from "our friends" and we're sure you'll enjoy these hot rod stories.



The Blood, Sweat & Gears Car Club of the Illinois Valley

    2008 Christmas Party December 12, 2008Pictures By Dick “Fuzzy” Fuerholzer   Fuzzy The blood, Sweat & Gears Car Club of the Illinois Valley hosted a Christmas Party at the Eagles Lodge, inviting all area car clubs to come. Fun, food and good times were had by all. Wishing you a Merry... read more...

A Happy Man!

  Yorktown,Va. April 19, 2008 From Spencer & Betty McCarty Jr.   This is our dear friend Bob Williams, he is 89 years old. He loves old cars. He owns 4 Model T all stock, so he wanted to take a look at Spencer's 31 Roadster. Its hard for Bob to get around, but that didn't stop him. He kept trying until he could get in and he and... read more...

Roadster Trails

  Roadster Trails By Ward JonesWestchester Street Rod Association APRIL ---- CARS AND NATURE Now that the 27 days of Sprunging are over the Westchester boys and men are getting serious with their cars.  Charlie Parinello took time to share a little about last Friday. Most drag strips in the area have offered racers the... read more...

The Original Hot Rod Lincoln

  From Our Friend Dick “Fuzzy” Fuerholzer         ... read more...

Mini Engine Demos

Videos and photos of fully functioning mini engines Watch them start-up and run right on your computer screen. By Jim Clark (Hotrodhotline.com Hot Rod MD)   Many of us have built engines for our hot rod projects, but the actual description should be “assembled an engine” because we are starting with an existing engine. Longtime Southern California hot... read more...

Chili Bowl Midgets

By Tim Kennedy Los Angeles, CA. - The 22nd annual open competition Dodge Chili Bowl Nationals Midget Classic was another artistic and competitive success. Expanded to five days at the block-long Tulsa, OK Quik Trip Center last year, the event took place this year from Tuesday, January 8 through Saturday, January 12. The long sold-out event fills all seats... read more...

Honoring Bob Hogle

  CALIFORNIA ROADSTER ASSN. 14TH ANNUAL REUNION HONORS BOB HOGLEBy Tim Kennedy BUENA PARK, California - The 14th annual California Roadster Association Reunion/Luncheon took place Saturday from noon to 3:00 p.m in the Knott Room of the Knott's Berry Farm Resort/Hotel. Organizers Walt and Dottie James said 167 persons attended the prime rib or chicken... read more...

Harry Luzader - one of the "Most Significant 75"

Ron and Donna Miklos, Plum Boro, Pa. Harry Luzader - one of the "Most Significant 75" In early 2002 my wife Donna and I received a phone call from a representative from the adjoining town's (Monroeville, Pa.)"SummerFest" committee; the annual SummerFest is a one-day event at the local Community College of Allegheny County and consists of a show of local... read more...

An American Legacy

An American Legacy: Mr. Norm’s 1968 GSS Hemi Dart From: Larry and Debbie Weiner The 1968 Hemi Dart is among the most notorious muscle cars ever to cruise America’s roads and drive-ins. Its thunderous and feared Hemi™ made it the car to beat, on the street or strip. The Mr. Norm’s GSS Hemi Dart is an American legacy.  Only a few were built in 1968, and now... read more...

Sneak Preview of The AstroSled

  Dave Shutton   SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE " ASTROSLED " These are sneak previews of Dave Shutton’s, from Michigan, new Roth Tribute. As you remember Dave is the man that built the Mysterian Clone and owner last year. Watch for it in the near future, as it will make its debut @ Darryl Starbirds 50th Anniversary show in Witicha, Ks in January 2007. This show... read more...

Saved by The NSRA Fellow Pages

  The NSRA Fellow Pages... Early in January each year, the members of the National Street Rod Association® (NSRA) are given the opportunity to have their name and phone number listed in the NSRA Fellow Pages so that should fellow rodders be in his or her neighborhood and need assistance, they will have someone they know will come to their aid as... read more...

An Assortment of "Interesting Shots"...

While I enjoy the standard 3/4 front and rear shots of hot rods, it is always a pleasure to me to look for what I call "artsy fartsy" shots.....something that you might remember because it pleases the eye, not just for the car that's in the shot. The creation of the Digital Camera gave me just enough freedom to indulge myself. Anyway, I hope ya like '... read more...

Return of the Firebug!!

The Firebug, was designed by George Barris and built by Dick Dean in the late 60's and has been in storage for more than 35 years. We have found it. It was purchased by Larrat and will make its debut @ Rock N Rods On 66 in Bloomington, Illinois on July 22-23, 2006......     RETURN OF THE FIREBUG Debut @ Rock N Rods On 66  Bloomington, Illinois July 22-... read more...

Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant

Art "Cat" Meredith was lucky enough to get a VIP Pass to go to the VIP Party on Monday May 22nd for the NEW and ONLY Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant in Milford, Ohio. I think this is a car/motorcycle guys paradise! Come on and take a look at a REALLY cool place to eat and drink!       Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant    Milford, Ohio May 22, 2006... read more...

OVERHAULIN' Treatment!

At Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Performance Allison Transmissions owner Dave Killackey regularly solves transmission problems for Jay and General Manager Bernard Juchli as they keep over 100 classic vehicles in roadworthy condition. Tricked by his friends and family , Dave Killsckey got the OVERHAULIN' treatment. This article was written by Robert Bliss and... read more...

A Young Designer's Dream

This is an article on a young designer named Brian Colvin. "There are some amateur builders out there who turn out phenomenal work. Bobby Alloway won the Riddler when he was still working a regular full time job. As a designer, my dream is to team up with an amateur with more talent than most, and design a hot rod that will get a lot of attention, and... read more...

"Big Daddy" Ed Roth

Every year Austin is host to the South By South West Music and Art Festival (SXSW). This year one of the features of the Festival is a Dual Media look into the life and art of the late "Big Daddy" Ed Roth, famous early days car painter and creator of fiberglass custom cars.....     A look into the life and art of the late "Big Daddy" Ed Roth South By... read more...

A Lesson In Acceleration

Chris Palmer from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada sent us an article on "A lesson in Acceleration".....   Chris Palmer St. Catharines, Ontario Canada   One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower than the first 4 rows at the Daytona 500.   * Under full throttle, a Top Fuel dragster engine consumes 11.2 gallons of nitro methane... read more...

Richard "Too Low" Haas - Favorite Shots

Richard "Too Low" Haas, our Lone Star Correspondent, sent some of his favorite shots to share with us... Austin, Texas December 23, 2005   You guys are awesome!!!! Working with y'all is pretty darn close to working with a fellow Texan!!! I have no gift to send, but I am attaching some of my favorite shots.....no particular event or significance, but my... read more...

Fabian Linder

This is a profile of a young German Hot Rodder, Fabian Linder. Fabian's dream is to move to California and design Hot Rods. He tells us a little bit about himself and shares some of his art work with us... We have recently "met" Fabian Linder who is a young aspiring rodder in Germany. Fabian had sent in pictures from some of the shows in Germany and has... read more...

"Busted"

  It is a Hot Rodders nightmare when the euphoria of a fast car ride on a deserted two lane back roads is shattered by a flashing light and a screaming siren. This is Robert Steinhaus’s experience when a couple of hot rodders have a little fun.             ... read more...

Titus Brothers Kustom Kar Enthusiasts

This is an article from the founders of the KKOA Kustom Car Club "Titus Brothers Kustom Kar Enthusiasts"....   Titus Brothers Kustom Kar Enthusiasts Pictures from Eldon Titus June 13, 2005 Titus Brothers Kustom Kar Enthusiasts Back in 1967, when kustomizing was all but dead and buried someone must have forgotten to tell the Titus Brothers, Jerry and Elden... read more...

WSRA Workshop

Thomas McGinnity and Ward Jones sent in this great article from our friends of the WSRA conducting a winter metal working workshop.... What fun these guys have !   WSRA Workshop By Ward Jones Photos By Thomas C. McGinnity When the snow falls and the roadster is tucked away for the winter months serious car guys still want to have fun with cars.  The WSRA... read more...

Illinois Valley Mis-Fires 1955-2005 Reunion

Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer sent in this great article about the 50 year reunion of the "Misfires" Car Club.....     Illinois Valley Mis-Fires 1955-2005 ReunionPictures By: Dick “Fuzzy” Huerholzer   The Illinois Valley Mis-Fires Club Was Started In 1955 In LaSalle At Volpes Gas Station. This Is The 50th Anniversary And A Reunion Will Be Held On August 21,... read more...

Larry Goulds Private Collection

Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer took a tour of Larry Goulds collection.....     Larry Goulds Private Collection Pictures By: Dick “Fuzzy” Fuerholzer Larry Gould’s Own Private Collection, He Runs Town & Country Disposal And Has Sold It Recently. All The Cars, Etc. In The Photos Are Larry’s Own Personal Cars. This Is A Rare Tour Of It As Many People Don’t Get... read more...

Makes Changes To Bluezilla

Dan Ballow sent in this article on his work on a friends car......   Makes Changes To Bluezilla Pictures By: Dan Ballow ~ Beller’s Beaters Frank Papen, of Aurora Colorado surrendered his pride and joy "Bluezilla" to me, Dan Ballow after the 2004 Louisville show for a makeover of the front suspension, engine and trans. Bluezilla won "Field Directors Pick"... read more...

Insuring the '80's Car

With prices going up, it's time to take a look at your insurance on your '80's collectible car.... This is information you need !      American Collectors Insurance Announces Market for Classic Cars of the ‘80’s By Allyson Arguello Cherry Hill, NJ (January 24, 2005) - Did you ever hear the saying, “Everything that is old is new again?”  Well, that’s... read more...

‘Truly Rare’ 1950 Buick

  Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer sent in these pictures of Gene Howards '50 Buick... a truly rare car... Check it out!   Hi All      Here’s some pics of the construction of ‘Truly Rare’ 1950 Buick built and owned by Gene Howard of Bloomington, Illinois in the early ‘60’s.   Gene is pictured in one of the photos back then.  Gene is also pictured next to the... read more...

Custom Junkyard Pics

  Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer sent in some pictures of a "Customs" Junkyard... Take a look!     Hi All      Here’s some pics from a junkyard on the south side of Chicago.  Would you believe the radical customs and look close there’s a guy walking on the rooftops.  The Starbird ‘51 Chevy built back in the ‘60’s is also sitting in here.   Check out the section... read more...

Flathead Roadster Pics

  Dick "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer sent in some cool Flathead Roadster pics... Take a look! Hi All Here’s a few pics I took of Harold’s Flathead Roadster that I thought you all might enjoy!!!   Here goes!!!  - Dick ‘Fuzzy’ Fuerholzer!!!   The Roadster!                                                              Check Out That Flathead... read more...

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