Okay, this is not a story about a hot rod, custom motorcycle, muscle car or any other sort of automobile, but the machine in question does have three wheels, a great deal of horsepower, visual impact and genuinely iconic status – plus it’s not every day you get the chance to passenger in an original B-17 bomber from World War II. Karen Baker takes up the story . . . .
Automotive artist Steve Kirk, who many may remember contributed to Street Machine magazine over a 25 year period, has been in touch with news of a special Christmas offer on some of his nostalgia drag racing artwork.
It was impossible to tell the real cars from the fakes and the real
people from the fakes, or flakes. However, that didn't deter anybody from
having a great afternoon in the California sun as the city of Toluca Lake
named a portion of Riverside Drive in honour of King of the Kustomizers,
“I guess I was in the right place at the right time,” says John Price of his 20-year-plus reign as commentator at Santa Pod Raceway. “Brian Taylor stepped down from the job in 1981, and I slotted in soon after.”
Anyone involved with rodding over the past decade can't have failed to have seen the inspirational artwork of Chris Froggett. In this candid interview, Chris talks about his work and gives us a sneak look at his latest offerings.
If you are a regular visitor to DRCReview.com, you will likely have come across the name of Neil Melliard, his Prosign outfit associated with any number of hot rods and drag race vehicles that have graced the pages of the website. As most enthusiasts will know, Neil has a formidable reputation for pinstriping vehicles to accentuate their shape and form, as well as for custom lettering
Back in 1996, a new Republican candidate stood for the Secretary of State in North Carolina. At 6’2”, he towered over his Democrat opposition, his infectious smile and pearly white teeth winning hearts and minds across the
Now in its third year, Xtreme Wheels at Alexandra Palace has always provided an excellent tonic for petrolheads keen to blow away the winter blues. This year’s event was no different. Organiser Terry Gibbs managed to assemble a fine selection of street rods, drag racing machinery, customs and, unfortunately for die-hard American car enthusiasts, a slightly larger influx of import machinery.
Think of engine oil treatments and for those of us who are old enough to remember, the initials S - T- P will spring instantly to mind. After all, it was STP or Scientifically Treated Petroleum (as it came to be known) that was the innovator of this black art in 1954.