In the department of little-known milestones, 2012 marks the sixty first birthday of the National Hot Rod Association. Started by magazine editor Wally Parks in 1951 in California, the association organizes and promotes the sport of drag racing. Drag racing sounds like one of those sports that was popular in the 1950s and 1960s. How exciting can it be to see two cars race each other down a straight track in a contest that lasts only a few seconds?
“The Outcast”– based on other old pics I’ve seen, this hot rod may have belonged to Ed “Isky” Iskederian– also known as “The Camfather.” Isky started racing at Bonneville back in 1950, and soon became a legend. After returning home from WWII, Isky resumed racing and started grinding cams in his garage, more of an art than a science in those days, and they became one of the top performance cams around. Oh yeah– pinstriping on this bad boy by Von Dutch..
Embracing the era of 1950s rockabilly chic Clyde is modern twist on the classic hot rod American cars. Rolled up capris and bright Mary Janes; halter necks and hair scarves in top knots just like the rest of our Midi collection Clydes design takes inspiration from bold iconic fashion of days gone by. Originally created in wood (and maintaining its simple form when remodeled into plastic) the beauty of Clyde lies in its simplicity: a pure shape on wheels with the addition of bold graphics to…
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - The '55 is a 6 year project - complete restoration of body and frame. Upgrades include new Ciadella interior and paint, 350 GM crate motor with Edelbrock Performer top end and cam, 200-4R trans, front disc brakes, Rocket Racing Wheels Igniter Polished wheels, and 500 series power steering. Hot Rod Magazine 2017.