Car shows come and go, but some don’t ever fade away. The Portland Roadster Show started in 1956. The Multnomah Hot Rod Council [MHRC], a group of car clubs in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, organized the event to signal the start of the hot rod season both locally and regionally. Now in its 60th […]
Text by Richard Parks \ Photos by Roger Rohrdanz The Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) is a paradox of sorts, in terms of feelings that fans of the event hold for this epic car show. That’s because it’s both large in scope and yet one feels connected to it like a smaller community event. You […]
A lot of thought goes into planning a custom-built muscle car. We want the best of all worlds combined: good looks, great handling, plenty of power, comfortable interior and the ability to hop in and drive anywhere. Many builds go way off the scale one way or another, with too much flash or too many body mods to feel comfortable driving, but it’s the well-balanced machines that really grab our attention. But, what is 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.
I met Floyd and Darlene Doty in October 2010 under a pretty grim circumstance: Their pride and joy, a beautifully prepped black Deuce Cabriolet, just days from being delivered, was severely damaged in a shop fire. There’s nothing I fear more than fire, and nothing demonstrates the devastating reality of fire more than Jimmy Shine’s post-apocalyptic photos of the Dotys’ cabriolet.