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Phil and Cami Barrows' ‘57 Chevy 150

Phil bought his ‘57 in 1978 and it was his regular daily driver for years, and his favorite memory is leading a parade of classic Chevys from the church with his bride Cami to their reception on his wedding day! But a few years ago Phil got the urge to rebuild the car.

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

Toyota/Save Mart 350 Where rubbing is racing!

Kyle Larson dominated an action-filled Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

Jim and Saraina Silva's Early 1955 Chevy Pick-Up!

In September of ’83, Jim (15 years old), his father, brother George and longtime friend Jerry Glover piled into his dad’s ’53 truck and headed to Stockton in search of a truck.

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

FERRARI DAY AT THE BLACKHAWK MUSEUM

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

CLASSIC CHEVYS ON TREASURE ISLAND!

Recently Ron Pfisterer invited me to tag along with him for a Classic Chevy Club gathering on Treasure Island in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. It wasn’t widely publicized, it was just a gathering of locals.

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

Beyond City Limits Presents Ocean Beach Cars and Coffee

Windmills, beaches, dogs, & cars!

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

EFI FUEL SYSTEM INSTALLATION

In the last issue of HOT CARS magazine we installed the heart of our EFI system, the Holley Sniper throttle body.

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

AUTO ART

My family lived in North Long Beach, CA, so you just KNOW I had a great first half of a childhood right in the middle of Custom Car Land. My first car show was in 1951 at the Pan Pacific Auditorium with my Dad. Larry Watson’s first shop was 3 1/2 blocks from our house.

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Vol 5, Issue No.5, Summer 2021

CRAIG CHERRY 1964 FORD GALAXIE

Craig Cherry’s Galaxie is a perfect example of a muscle car time capsule.

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Vol 5, Issue No.2, Winter 2020

CRAIG CHERRY 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet

While walking through Craig Cherry’s massive car collection one car stuck out and caught my attention more than the others; it was his 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet.

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Vol 5, Issue No.2, Winter 2020

RPM NATIONALS 2020 - Santa Margarita Ranch

It was touch and go there for a while. We all followed the RPM Nationals on Instagram waiting to hear if there was going to be a 2020 event? Then word came that they were going to have the event but were not sure if spectators were going to be allowed. So again we patiently waited to find out if it was going to be a racers-only event.

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Vol 5, Issue No.1, Fall 2020

SPEEDWAY MOTORS MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SPEED

“This place is a national treasure!” was the answer I gave the docent when he asked what I thought of the museum.

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Vol 5, Issue No.1, Fall 2020

MOPAR MANIA

The Bob Frey Collection

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Vol 5, Issue No.1, Fall 2020

Kailani's MUSTANG

So why does the “Mopar guy” have a 1965 Mustang?

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Vol 5, Issue No.1, Fall 2020

INSTALLING A/C IN YOUR ‘A' BODY! PART ONE: UNDER THE HOOD

Since I’m still waiting for the QA1 lower control arms to come in, we’ll have to hold off on doing the front suspension until later. In the meantime let’s get our Vintage Air (VA) A/C installed on our project car!

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Vol 5, Issue No.1, Fall 2020

The Ripper

This beautiful 1932 Ford Sedan just screams “Hot Rod!” when you look at it and maybe that’s why its owner, Dave Lozano, wanted it so badly.

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Vol 4, Issue No.12, Summer 2020

SHOP TOURS!

What is it about shop tours that we all love so much? I think we’re all curious to see the next batch of upcoming hot rods, but it’s something more than that.

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Vol 4, Issue No.12, Summer 2020

Project FIXER UPPER

The latest news is that all the suspension and brake pieces are on backorder until mid-July! Dang COVID 19 has really slowed things down.

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Vol 4, Issue No.12, Summer 2020

OUR FEATURE CARS OVER THE YEARS!

We’ve had the great joy and privilege over the years to photograph some amazing cars and got to meet some great people.

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Vol 4, Issue No.12, Summer 2020

AUTO RACING

With Weathertech Raceway just an hours drive south of us in Monterey, and Sonoma Raceway just an hour north of us, our home office was in a great place to cover the many different forms of auto racing these two tracks had to offer!

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Vol 4, Issue No.12, Summer 2020

AUTO MUSEUMS

The Nethercutt Collection is a privately owned American multi-storied museum located in Sylmar, Los Angeles, California founded by J.B. Nethercutt in 1971.

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Vol 4, Issue No.12, Summer 2020

Project Fixer Upper gets a rear end update

One of the first things I wanted to do on the ElCo was to upgrade the suspension.

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Vol 4, Issue No.11, Spring 2020

ICON DEBUTS "DERELICT" 1949 MERCURY COUPE WITH PIONEERING EV CONVERSION AT SEMA 2018

As with all ICON projects, the latest one is all about pushing the limits and challenging the status quo.

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Vol 4, Issue No.11, Spring 2020

Looking back: 2017 Auburn Hill Climbs

History of Ford A Speed Technology (F.A.S.T.)

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Vol 4, Issue No.11, Spring 2020

AUTO ART

This year marks the 50th anniversary of my fascination with drag racing. During that time I have taught myself to draw, paint and make models of dragsters.

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Vol 4, Issue No.11, Spring 2020

Nostalgia Days Livermore, CA

Nostalgia Day car show has become one of the premiere car shows in Northern California.

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HOT CARS
Vol 4, Issue No.9, Winter 2020

RPM Nationals

Flat head, nostalgia drag racing at its best! That’s what the RPM Nationals is all about!

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Vol 4, Issue No.9, Winter 2020

Hot Rod Hill Climb

Central City Colorado

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Vol 4, Issue No.9, Winter 2020

Spanish Bay Resort / Motorweek

The Spanish Bay Resort on 17 Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula hosts the Pebble Beach RetroAuto; it features an elegant and thoughtfully curated collection of exhibitors offering rare collectibles and memorabilia from our automotive past.

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HOT CARS
Vol 4, Issue No.9, Winter 2020

Billetproof California

The rules at Billetproof are simple; if you’re driving a big buck street rod or custom covered in billet aluminum pieces, you’re not welcomed here!

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Vol 4, Issue No.9, Winter 2020

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