Rodders Journal #76
On Sale September 2017
On the cover, Don Emmons’ photo of Russ Hess’ 1941 Willys Gasser that he took in 1967. With its blown small block, polished spindle-mount 12 spokes and Goodyear Blue Streaks, the street Gasser is just about as wild as they come.
Inside you'll find 170+ pages of hot rods, customs and vintage race cars from every corner of the hobby. From a mild custom ’40 Ford Fordor to a channeled Deuce pickup to a Model A street Gasser, this issue covers it all like never before.
It's The Cadillac of Deuces - From rendering to reality—Goolsby Customs in Hueytown, Alabama, built Matthew Gordon a perfect Deuce pickup. The channeled RPU has unmistakable 1950s flair, thanks to its 3×2-fed Oldsmobile Rocket, Starfire Blue paint and cycle fenders on all four corners. Dubbed the “Time Merchant,” the Goolsby crew built the truck in a mere 14 months and had it finished in time to compete for America’s Most Beautiful Roadster in January 2017. John Jackson shot the Deuce in the Goolsby shop.
Second Time's a Charm - It’s not every day that you see a customized ’40 Ford Fordor, let alone one as well executed as Mike McAuliffe’s Everglade Green sedan. Built by the East Bay Speed & Custom team, the Moraga, California, based Ford was treated to a wealth of early custom touches, ranging from shaved emblems and rounded corners to ’40 Merc bumpers and ’41 Studebaker taillights.