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Written by Brian Brennan on November 6, 2019 Taylor Kempkes - Photographer; The SEMA Show was founded in 1963—probably long before many of the exhibitors and attendees were even around. But hot rodding—taking something and making more—has been around since the 1930s. Fact remains there were probably hot rodders tinkering in candle-lit sheds long before, so we wanted to highlight the best hot rods at the show in this gallery. To walk the literal miles of exhibitor space that represents the SEMA Show is an assessment in one’s physical condition. Having survived this self-induced exercise in, well, exercise, you are sure to see countless absolutely fascinating...

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Written by Dennis Parus on July 3, 2019 I have owned my 1967 GTO convertible for almost 35 years now. It is an all numbers-matching car and highly optioned, with power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, power windows, a Dual-Gate automatic, an AM/FM/eight-track player, a posi, an N.O.S. wood steering wheel (found in a box in the trunk), a tilt wheel, Rally gauges, trunk release, buckets with headrests and passenger recliner, and even a lighted ignition switch. It has most of the original factory sheetmetal. When it was restored in 1981, I replaced the front fenders and tail panel with N.O.S. GM pieces. It...

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Written by Eric English on June 29, 2019 It’s hard to believe today, but when Stephen Martin first learned of this 1969 GTO convertible in 1981, he wasn’t particularly smitten. “I’d been looking for a ’69 ragtop for a while,” he says, “and was on the verge of purchasing a white car in California. At the last moment that deal fell apart, so I figured I might as well take a look at this one, which had been listed locally for a couple months.” What wasn’t to like? For Martin, it was the “orange” paint. In the end though, he realized he could...

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HOTROD NETWORK, Mopar -

Written by on Years ago, I came across a gentleman who could be considered a mad scientist (Automotive Archaeology – Mopar Mad Scientist’s Michigan Garage). He took big-block Mopars and made them into two-cylinder trike engines...

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Ford, HOTROD NETWORK, Truck -

Written by on Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Driven by Continental Tire. Courtney Barber is no stranger to old cars. She’s racked up over a half-million miles on her 1965 Ford Mustang (not a misprint!), and has now set her sights on doubling that with this 1978 Ford Bronco dubbed, Project Road Warrior...

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