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Man sounds like I need to go to Detroit more often!! I live in the Tri-Cities & Kustoms are dead up here. They are a very rare sight but its always been my favorite style. Here all the "cool" kids drive pontiac G6s with HID kits & sound systems or lifted trucks. Anytime i see a 50s style ride it makes my day! Ive been looking for an early 50s Chevy to fix up as a nice driver but i have yet to find the right deal
1 year, 10 months ago on INK-N-IRON: LONG BEACH MOTORAMA
Well the car appeared in Hot Rod in 2006 in the same state you photographed it in & his death wasnt until 2010 or 2011
2 years ago on Hot Rod Homecoming: Spotlight-o-rama
I also found the article about the 50s roadster that mentions the Under-slung & his death, thought id share it as well
Here is a link to the article in Hot Rod magazine
That under-slung roadster was NOT built by Joe Moreno. It was built by a man named Richard Riddell. He built the car for around $5,000. He has also restored a 50s show car called the Black Widow, among other cars. Unfortunatley Richard past away a few years ago. He was a great builder and I just want to see him get his due credit.
It is so cool to see dirt track racing on Speedhunters. I've been involved with demo derbys & dirt tracks since i was a little kid. My local dirt track just reopened last summer after being closed for a decade & even though renovations have been ongoing every single weekend there is a huge crowd. Unfortunatley I have to go to Flint to see any Outlaws run but we always have Stock, Late Model & Modified cars run. For alot of guys this is their Nascar but it's still a family oriented event (for both the spectators & racers) Im out at the track just about every weekend with my dad and i cant wait to share it with my kids!
2 years ago on World Of Outlaws: Doin’ It Sideways In Sin City
Im torn between the Jagermister K3 & the Kiwi S1 both are such Incredible & individual machines! Although nearly every car in here is a top notch example in both looks AND performance!
2 years, 4 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards:<br/>retro Car Of The Year
@NicolasSerre Really great shot but I'm curious as to what kind of event you shot this at because I've only seen Legends run at the local short track speedways & that shot looks like a road course...
2 years, 4 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: A Matter Of Colour…
Link doesn't work :/
2 years, 4 months ago on #featurethis: Sti-equipped Subaru Leone
@Corey K link to the build thread? Its a really cool build!
That green ford coupe... absolute perfection!
& the sad thing about that funky art car is that it started out as a Chrysler Imperial... of course they were funky looking cars to begin with but they were very luxurious handmade cars & they are really rare now
2 years, 4 months ago on Essen Motor Show: Get In, Tune Up, Slam Down
The Charger is cool... but I can't believe you skipped over the Road Runner drag car next to it! Pro-street Chargers are everywhere but when is that last time you saw a modified Plymouth?... let alone a sweet drag car that looks street legal! I hope its from the same shop as the Charger & we can get a closer look at it in the future
2 years, 4 months ago on Setting Standards: Mooneyes 2012
@BlackJacket agreed! I can't wait to see more on it!
2 years, 4 months ago on A Racing Heart At The Essen Motor Show
I normally hate pastel colors on any rod... but that '26 roadster looks great! It has all the right traditonal touches (that winshield is an esspecialy nice custom touch!) & that color really works well with those Radirs & white walls. It definitly stands out!
2 years, 4 months ago on Mooneyes 2012: Spotlight-o-rama
@TylerS13 Im glad I wasn't the only one to notice those! That Road Runner draag car looks wicked! There is also a 71 Cuda that had its front bumper peaking into the shot
@elertsmartins @Oompa I think it might be a Bricklin
2 years, 4 months ago on Art On Wheels: Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show
Wow its so cool to see Lutz & Larson at the same event. Lutz's 57 is bad ass! If your interested Sean there is a great video by Hot Rod of this years drag week that shows both of those cars running on the street & going 10/10ths at the strip. Just search "Roadkill" on Youtube & the Drag week video will be one of the first videos
2 years, 5 months ago on Spotlight-o-rama: Street Car Super Nationals Vii
@Jamie Binnie its the same car. That intercooler piping gives it away. I have a picture of that car when it was pink & it matches perfectly. & he broke the 6 second barrier at drag week a few months ago so im sure he changed the plate to reflet that
2 years, 5 months ago on #joyofmachine, A Quarter Mile At A Time
@Bubba_Rao not trying to be a dick... but I found this to be quite funny coming from somebody named "Bubba"
@Tony240Z I was not aware that was the case. I thought that they were new vehicles based on origonal parts, but i did a little research after I posted & I agree with you. Even though I think they look great they should not have cut up & drastically changed the origonal cars. Esspecially since they were rare to begin with. :(
2 years, 5 months ago on The Long, The Low & The Future Of The Past
Im positive that that "SIX SEC" Nova is the same one that has dominated Hot Rod's Drag Week for the past five years! Its had a number of paint jobs but its street Legal & this year it hit high 6s at the strip... while driving over 1200 miles during the week! I really hope you have a feature on it because it is one of the quickest street cars in the world!!!
Is the new Jensen AWD?? The origonal's were (the FF model, which was one of the first production awd cars) & I love how they stuck a viper motor into it as homage to the origonals which had the big 440 v8s. Even if its only rwd I love this car. I always thought Jensens were great looking cars & way ahead of their time!
@Tony240Z I see it as more of a reborn Interceptor. Like the current Challanger & Camaro. It looks like the old model but it has all the modern features of cars today. I love it!
YESSS FINALLY A FEATURE ON BSR!!!! Im a huge fan of these guys. I love diesels & I've been following these guys since the first came on the scene a couple years ago!! (Look them up on facebook to follow their season) Huge respect for these guys going out & being competitive while still being very unique in this sport!
2 years, 5 months ago on Diesel Fury: The Black Smoke 300td Wagon
Just today I was reading about a Lous Esprit with a Ford/yamaha SHO v6 in it on BAT... & now this! I've always loved the style of these early cars & I love the Less-is-more approach he took here
2 years, 5 months ago on Airbagged And Out There: The Low Lotus.
@Mike Garrett if you surf on over to DieselPowerMag.com it will give you everything you want to know about them & there are quite a few shops in SoCal you could check
2 years, 5 months ago on Sema 2012: Enginehunting
@speedhunters_dino Mine too! But Ive always wondered why don't you guys do any diesel features on speedhunters?? 1000hp & 2000lbft & massive amounts of boost (anywhere from 50psi-150psi) is normal for the hardcore guys but they still drive the trucks on the street & use them like they were intended... Haul trailers all week & drag race on the weekends! They also use some pretty advance technology. Twin-chargering with a Super spooling the turbo is becoming really popular in the aftermarket & with good tuning some of these 8000lb trucks can run in tthe 12 second range right off the showroom floor!
@ClaytonPayton same here!! Is it awd? Because that would be very sweet! & a starting price of 10g's is a sweet deal on a brand new kit car! I can't get a WRX for anywhere near that where I live
@Chris a feature on NRE would be awesome!!! I subscribe to them a few years ago because of a 1200hp FC RX7 that they did some work on... that thing was STOOOPID Quick!!
I wonder whatever happened to that mid engine 2100hp AWD Pontiac Tempst they built... THAT would be an awesome feature!
@Roberto_Roy_Londero @TomHoward I get. Exactly whaty you are saying Roberto!! The whole reason I clicked on this is because when I read "Martini Mustang" I immediately thought of the Lancia Rally cars & thought that they had made a Rally version of the Mustang. This car is not what I expected... but im not disappointed either!
2 years, 5 months ago on Martini Meets Mustang: The T-5r
Hailing from Michigan I thinks its very cool to see Lovefab at SEMA... its amazing how this shop's popularity has exploded since Pikes Peak. I see these guys doing big things in the future
2 years, 5 months ago on Sema 2012: Asia’s Finest Offerings
@Mike Garrett @BlackJacket I think it would have been cooler if they had left the interior more utilitarian... but they get big points from me for the manual transmission. I want it!... but i use my truck as a truck.. I wonder how easily mud washes off bison hide..??
2 years, 5 months ago on Under The Spotlight @ Sema: Mike’s Picks
@Travis the only thing that sucks is that ICON made it... which means the work quality is top notch but it probably has a 100k+ price tag! & who needs bison hide interior in a truck?? Oh well... atleast it has a stick & straight axles!
That 40 Ford Coupe is Sa-Weet!!! Its so cool that ford is remanufacturing the shells! Since you no longer need to spend a small fortune on the sheet metal just think of what you could put under the hood! Imagine how bad ass that would be with the running gear from a Super Snake or taking the awd drivetrain out of a Scooby & sticking it in there!
2 years, 5 months ago on Sema 2012: A Look At The Oems
@BlackJacket thats actually what I thought the feature was on when i clicled this... still i think its even more bad ass that this was built by a man in his garage!!
2 years, 6 months ago on An Encounter With The Syborg
I am not a civic guy... I am not really even a JDM guy but I love this car! This car is pure Traditonal Hot Rodding... this is not a rat by any means! Hot Rodding in the beginning wasn't all about big engines & bonneville. It was guys & gals taking old unwanted cars & adding all kinds of different things to it to make it "cool" & make it their own ride. I love all of the little touches this guy added. Sure it may look "ratty" but it's really Sanitary! (Btw Sanitary is 50s slang for a really well built rod) I love all the effort that was put into this & definitly see the minitruck & hot rod influences here along with JDM style! Its cool to think how styles & taste have come full circle & their are builders out there that can blend very differnt styles so well! Kudos to the builder! This is one of the Koolest cars I've seen in awhile!
2 years, 6 months ago on A Civic Misfit, The Rust Bucket Wagovan
Wow this is absolutley perfect! I actually have the Hot Wheels version because I love the IMSA look & this has to be THE best looking SA I've ever seen. The color combo & all of the little details & retro accesories really set this car off, this is why I love JDM Legends!
2 years, 6 months ago on If You Build It, We Will Come: Jdm Legends Rx-7
Wow that s10 is SICK!! I hope we can see a feature of that! I love the 2JZ... its the LS/sbc motor of the JDM world!!
2 years, 6 months ago on The J22 Experience
Wow awesome selection of cars Mike! I LOVE the whole scene Billetproof has. Just a bunch of regular guys, with cool old cars that were built to be driven! You cant go wrong with that
2 years, 7 months ago on Gassers, Sleds, & Rods: The Cars Of Billetproof
That perfect Winfield fade was what led me to the car on the HAMB! It really puts your car above the rest! Ive followed your wwhole build & i'm very jealous that you got to work with such a legend! But this is very inspiring for me since I've been dreamin of building a true Kustom in my garage as you have & that same episode of Monster Garage turned me on to the whole Kustom scene when I was a kid!
2 years, 7 months ago on My First Kustom: The Drag’n Kaiser Build Pt.3
Thanks M! I figured it had been covered before. Its quite the impressive machine!
2 years, 9 months ago on The Speedhunters Invade Gatebil
Has a feature of Dmac's 86 been done?? If not, id really like to see an indepth look at this car since rotary's arnt typically thrown into 86's... oh & that MINI-Quattro should be absolutley nuts!! Looking forward to it & more coverage of Gatebil!
It's so cool to see everything they are doing from an enviormental standpoint... they are really paving the way for the future of F1 & our lifestyle! Oh & that dyno video is awesome!!! They will always be the champions in my book!
2 years, 9 months ago on Black & Gold – & Green: Lotus F1 Factory Tour
Semi Hemi goodness!!! Hey Mike anyway you could do a quick feature on that car to educate your audience??? I know the Dodge (mitsu) Colt is pretty rare today but back in the 70s it was quite popular with Rally drivers & Auto-X, Mopar had several peformance parts for it & here in Michigan one dominated the early years of the Sno*drift rally!
2 years, 9 months ago on Celebrating Japanese Classics By The Bay
Can we get a feature on that 240z as well?? I know sbc powerd Zs are popular drag cars in the states but anything Rocky Auto touches ends up being simply amazing, & I'm curious to see how they built up this motor based on how incredible their twin turbo six's are!
2 years, 9 months ago on A Day At The Drags: Motor Head Zero Yon
@cyanide it is all 3 & I absolutley love it!!!! I hope we get to see atleast one shot of that thing launching!
Mike I think we need a short feature on that Judge so Tony & I can get a glimpse at what the owner was thinking when he built it! ;)
2 years, 9 months ago on The Muscle Car Wars Come West
@Tony240Z I agree with you there, & I think the cowl is Fashion over Function rather then the other way around... unless its fiberglass there really isn't a benifit to a cowl that big. My belief is if it can't fit under the stock hood you might as well make a hole & show it off because everyone knows it's not stock anyway!
@Tony240Z I actually think if that is a real Judge then that is sacrilege!!! Altnough if they had made it a F.A.S.T car I wouldn't have minded... but why a giant black cowl hood????