Rodders Journal #83

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On Sale May 2020

Weighing in at 168 pages, Rodders Journal #83 is filled with a diverse mix of hot rods, customs and race cars from coast to coast and beyond. Every issue of TRJ is a labour of love, and this one is no exception.

On the cover – New Zealander Martin Bennett’s unbelievable tribute to the famed ’60s show rod, “The Uncertain-T”. With the help of the T’s original builder, Steve Scott, more history about the original including some never-before-published images are combined with the tale of Martin Bennett’s version, making for one wild tale!

Other features include:

Done Dirt Cheap - Jack Fuller is a hot rodder’s hot rodder. He builds low-buck early Fords in his Hampton, Virginia, garage, and in this issue Joey Ukrop zero’s in on his trusty Deuce highboy and survivor ’32 three-window from the ’50s.

Summers of Hollywood - Jimmy Summers was at the forefront of the American custom car movement. But until now his story was somewhat of a mystery. That’s changing thanks to Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama. With the help of Jimmy’s family and their scrapbooks, he sheds new light on Summers’ life, cars and legacy. 

Mr. Blue Sky - Jimmy Smith loves to push cars to their limits, and in this issue’s Artist Profile Curt Iseli  enters his world of spindle-mounts, slicks, wild paint and wilder proportions.

Feeling Lucky - Lucky Burton started building his Model A coupe for Bonneville 14 years ago. Then in 2018 things kicked into high gear, and after a yearlong thrash he finished it just in time for 2019 Speed Week.

Deadend Cruisers - Deadend shines a unique light on the world of customs, lowriders and hot rods in a way like never before. Founded by brothers Jesus and Juan Espinoza Jr. in 2004, what began as a website quickly grew into a global brand.

Off to the Races - Nothing beats a road trip. Over the summer, RJ tagged rode along in 22-year-old hot rodder Michael Starr’s ’39 Ford Standard for a drive across Missouri to the H.A.M.B. Drags.

and more!

Plus a Bonus Foldout featuring Connie Kalitta’s SOHC Ford-powered Bounty Hunter AA/Fuel Dragster and Midwestern drag racing history!