Rodders Journal #75
On Sale June 2017
This milestone issue is jam-packed cover to cover with the best cars and history from across the United States. On the cover is Dave Russell’s homebuilt 1931 Ford Victoria on location near Richmond, Virginia.
Inside, TRJ #75 covers just about every facet of the hobby. From Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s flamed F-100 shop truck to a rod and custom pair from Fabian Valdez at Vintage Hammer Garage, there’s no shortage of traditional content. In addition to more photos, stories and extras, also included is a commemorative 75th anniversary three-page foldout that you don’t want to miss.
Driving Miss Vicky - Dave Russell’s ’31 Model A Victoria has been a long-term project that has evolved through the years. The Hemi-powered highboy was almost entirely homebuilt and is driven regularly,
The Luzader Coupe - We’ve long been fans of Harry Luzader’s Arbor Green 1932 Ford five-window, and we’re excited to tell its full story in issue #75. The Pennsylvania-based coupe was a consistent winner in NHRA Gasser competition in the ’60s and ’70s. It’s now being restored by John Dominick in his Pittsburgh-area garage.
It's The Cadillac of Deuces - Inspired by the Cadillacs of the ’50s, John Mumford’s newest ’32 Ford three-window combines big-car luxury with time-honored hot rod aesthetics. We photographed the coupe running alongside his ’49 Cad fastback.
The Flame Job - After languishing in an Oklahoma barn for decades, Ed Roth’s flamed F-100 is back. Dave Shuten and the Galpin Auto Sports team handled the spot-on restoration.
Good Design Stands The Test of Time - Fabian Valdez is the proprietor of Vintage Hammer Garage in Riverside, California, and he’s responsible for the ’34 five-window and ’50 Chevy you see here. It’s a double-feature you don’t want to miss!
Show & Go - In the latter portion of the winter, we hit the road to the 67th Sacramento Autorama with a trio of flathead-powered early Fords. We took in everything the show had to offer and included some of our favorite entries in this article.