Text by Weldon Steel and Photos by Mike Key
UK Model A: An American Hot Rod in England
This gold Model A coupe actually has quite a history. It made it all the way into the ‘60s before being turned into a hot rod somewhere in Arizona. It ran around in the heat for a couple of decades wearing a nasty shade of brown before it was exported to England, where it bounced around for a couple more decades before falling into the hands of Adrian Smith and Lynn Stafford.
Text by Scott Taylor and Simon Richards and Photos by Isaac Mion
Hell-EANOR: This Mustang is Built to Kill
Though Scott Taylor is retired now (actually, he refers to it as “RETIRED!!”), he was the laboratory supervisor of an animal science nutrition research lab. So it would only seem natural that he would want to build a Mustang. But he actually started this ‘68 Mustang project with the intention of building a nice Eleanor replica that his wife Laura could drive and attend local shows with. The Taylors have always had a strong appreciation for ‘60s muscle cars, but Laura felt somewhat overlooked because she didn’t have a car of her own. Since she liked the Eleanor Mustang, they began looking around for a nice ’67 or ’68 fastback that would suit their needs. They finally located a one in San Bernardino, California, which belonged to an 18-year-old high school senior. He was reluctantly selling the car to support his future college education. The Taylors liked what we saw, purchased the car for $11,000, and drove it the 450 miles to back to their home in Sacramento.
Text by Matt Emery and Photos by Courtney Halowell
For Fun and Profit: CFR Performance Builds a Performance Car
Automotive aftermarket companies have always built vehicles that showcase its wares, but lately these companies are building vehicles that not only show off its products, but are intended for another purpose, too. Autocrossing has become an activity that many are finding not only fills a marketing niche, but it’s a blast, too.
Text by Harley Camilleri and Photos Courtesy of Surf City Garage
The Road Runner Rides Again: A ’69 survivor stashed in the Surf City Garage
Opening up the book of cars reveals some very interesting stories to read over the decades. How cars became branded and named is an entire history of its own telling and merit. One of the stories that have been well known through the years is how the Plymouth Road Runner saw the light of day. Its namesake cartoon character emblazoned in many places on the car’s body and interior easily identified Plymouth’s Road Runner. The Plymouth Road Runner was introduced in ’68 as a mid-priced, intermediate-bodied muscle car and even had a horn that went “beep, beep”, just as the feathery cartoon character.
Text and Photos by Harley Camilleri
More Than Meets The Eye: This Chevelle is packing a huge punch
When planning a custom built muscle car, a lot of thought goes into the main components and many of the smaller details. We all want the best of all the worlds combined. Good looks, great handling, plenty of power, comfortable interior, and the ability to hop in and drive anywhere are what most of us strive for. Many builds go way off the scale one way or another with way too much flash or way too many body mods to feel comfortable driving, but it’s the well-balanced machines that really grab our attention. What would we define as a well-balanced muscle car? Charles Currie of the Anaheim, California, has built what we believe to be a muscle car that most anyone would absolutely love to own.