Rodder’s Journal issue #82 is one of the most editorially diverse issues in recent memory. The cover features a true barn find hot rod powerplant: a blown Y-block photographed exactly as it was found after a 58-year slumber in a Virginia garage.
Inside you’ll find everything from a truly over-the-top Funny Car-inspired, injected Hemi-powered ’34 Ford five-window in baremetal, to a land speed record-setting Thunderbird Streamliner from the ’50s, to a Gene Winfield-style bubble top Buick custom built just last year in Japan. It also covers the T.R.O.G. Drags on the West Coast, the throwback Jalopyrama indoor car show on the East Coast, retrospectives of late-’30s Chevy Gassers and the first Street Rod Nationals, and a look at an iconic Deuce five-window from the dawn of the traditional rodding resurgence 30 years ago. With rods and customs from mild-to-wild, and racing on the street, salt and strip, TRJ #82 has it all!