Galpin Speed Shop Retro Rewind

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GAlpin Speed Shop The Bathtub

It’s time to the way back machine to the wavy gravy wild and wacky 60’s, when Southern Cali was the hottest spot for Hot Rodding and these outrageous, audacious Rods were all the rage. These rides reflected the lighter side …

This Javelin Redefines Cool

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How does stuffing 1036 horses into a ’72 AMX Javelin sound?  Audacious, sure.  Rebellious, indeed.  “Defiant!”, absolutely. “Defiant!” is a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX brought to life by Jim and Mike Ring at their world renowned Ringbrothers shop. This rarity …

The “Moon Rocket” Is Back

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Jerry Anolik 1955 Ford Thunderbird Moon Rocket GNRS

Jerry Anolik’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird “Moon Rocket” landed at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show and caused quite a stir. Brought out of moth balls in 2009 and sold soon there after, the flawless restoration is a tribute to Anolik’s …

LayNLow Radical Roadmaster

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LayNlow Roadmaster KKOA

“LayNLow”, if this ’47 Buick isn’t a Show Stopper I don’t know what is. It’s not often that you see a Roadmaster turned out like this and about all we could say was WOW! Mega props go out to Chad …

Mighty Muscle Makes Great 8

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Mighty Muscle Makes the Great 8

Two Muscle Machines made the Great 8 at the Detroit Autorama this year. The appropriately named ’55 Chevy “Brute Force” and the stunning ’69 Camaro “Burning Copper”. The over the top creativity, craftsmanship and design of these iconic rides earned …

Perfect Pontiac Kustom Eye Candy

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Happily, we heard from the creative genius behind one of our most popular rides ever. We can now shed some light on this radical rod and update you on the specifics of this killer Kustom Pontiac. Does it get any …

Hot Rods That Rocked The World

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5 Significant Hot Rods Ed Big Daddy Roth's Beatnik Bandit Detroit Autorama

Created for the Detroit Autorama, Championship Auto Shows Inc. assembled what they deemed to be the 5 Most Significant Hot Rods of the 20th Century. In from the West, coast these iconic builds represent the roots of Hot Rodding. Innovative, cutting …

Great 8 Lead Sleds

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Great 8 Lead Sleds Detroit Autorama

Some heavy lead was in the running for the Ridler Award this year. Two Old School Cool Lead Sleds were among the Great 8 Finalists and these two crackerjack Customs nearly stole the show. Shaved, Frenched and chopped with their long …

1927 Ford Roadster Two Ways

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Ivy Reed Roadster 1927 Ford Roadster GNRS

Two of the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster contenders for 2020 were radical 1927 Fords. The Ivy Reed Roadster and The Twin Fan Special, each distinctly different yet equally exceptional. First up is the Ivy Reed Roadster, this build pays homage to the …

Bragging Rights For New AMBR Winner

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It was trophy time at the famed Grand National Roadster Show. The America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award is the pinnacle for competition hot rodders. The award is open to all U.S. built roadsters, roadster pick ups and touring rides …

MCACN – Muscle Car Madness

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MCACN Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

How can you beat the show that bills itself as “The Center of the Muscle Car Universe!” The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals aka MCACN provides the “ultimate gathering place for enthusiasts, young and old, who have a passion for horsepower.” And …

Custom “TikiBird” Thunderbird Reborn

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The TikiBird 1963 Thunderbird Needfulthingz Hot Rod Shop (23)

This is a tale of coveting thy neighbors T-Bird. For years Eric Foster lusted after his neighbors ride, a stunner of a 1963 Thunderbird. As with most unrequited love the object of his fancy moved on but the passion remained. …

The SEMA Show Packed a Punch

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SEMA Show 2019

It’s hard to believe the 2019 SEMA Show has come and gone.  And let me tell you, that show was firing on all 8 with a shot of nitrous. Live interviews with movers and shakers of the industry, demos, seminars, …

Top Honors As SEMA Ignites Vegas

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Ring Brothers Winner SEMA Battle of the Builders

It was a blistering night in Las Vegas as SEMA Ignited and a new King in the Battle of the Builders was crowned. It was an incredibly stiff competition and we all know there can only be one winner but in …