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January
Features - The Nosiest Rod In Town (Jim Jacobs' NieKamp roadster is a classic of its kind.), Piecing Together The Luv Truck (Part 2 of the buildup involves fiberglas parts.), The Hot Rod Story (Take a trip through the past and remember when.), Bracket Racing America (Check out the tracks in California, Oregon and Washington.), Cary Weisner's Immaculate '56 Chevy (This piece of perfection is enough to make a believer out of anyone.), The Hitchcock Brothers' '33 Sedan Delivery (This Street Rod Nats winner is something to see.), A Candy-Coated '56 Chevy Sedan Delivery (This Kansas-based beauty is a delectable morsel.), Pickup With Flare (Dennis Crispin's Springfield, Ohio-based "Li'l Hustler".), Bobby Rodriguez's 1926 Model A (This award-winning rod is a real survivor.), Muldowney's Top Fueler Cutaway (Get inside the fastest dragster in the world today.), The Winston World Finals (This time it was the world champs who got whupped.), Tuff Enough (Jack and Peggy Pieknik's '34 Vicky.), Triple Threat Returns - Part 4 (Bolt-on tune-up equipment makes all the difference.), Road-Testing The Datsun 510 (What it lacks in muscle, it makes up in magic.), Dave Roenl's '33 Ford Coupe (Check out this almost perfect 45-year-old body.), History's Quickest and Fastest Model T (It's name is Super Nanook and Jim Perkins was it's lucky winner.), The Turn Of The Century (Smokey's development of the 355-hp Buick V6.), Fat Tire Guide (Everything you need to know to roll in style.), Suzuki's GS750 Four (The quickest, quietest, smoothest bike in its class.) Departments> - Ediltorially Speaking; Post Entry; New Stuff; In Print; Roddin' At Random; SEMA Scene; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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February
Features - Rod-Testing A Blown Hemi T-Bucket (Scott Ellis' monster puts the "hot" back into rodding); Fiberglass Fireball (The L.A. Hooker blows its top); Fine-Tuning Holley Carburetors (Tips on extracting maximum street performance); Ten Most Common Hot Rodding Mistakes (Follow C.J. Baker's advice and avoid a lot of grief); Freaky Fiesta (Ford's econocar becomes HOT ROD's exoticar); Vanturian Candidate (Carl Casper's futuristic blown custom-fabricated van); HOT ROD Picks The Top 10 Street Rods (The rods that put street rodding back on the map); Hardy V8 Chevy Luv - Part 3 (After a few more mods we're ready to truck); Pennsylvania Bracket Racer (Paul Reinford's '72 Chevy Nova, a Moose that roars); Project Roadmaster, Part 2 (Budget-building the 231 V6 for street and strip); Nice Pair (The Potters immaculate Ford rods prevent family friction); Street 'N' Strip Nash 5-Speeds (Project Chevy II examines two versions of the rugged trans); Can Am Corvette (With pieces from Ecklers, you can built this wild hatchback); A Car For The '80s: The Toyota Liftback (Performance, economy, looks and features make it hard to beat); A Nass-T Replica Roadster (Randy Bianchi's bucket spells terror with a capital T); Testing The 90-Horsepower Kawasaki KZ1000 (Performance and styling make it the best of the cafe racers); Blue Bomber: Blown 350 Camaro (Jeff Dickson' competition is singin' the blues); Dyno Don's "Baby Brother" (Don Nichols' '71 Pinto is a sheep in wolf's clothing); The Hot Rod Story - Part 2 (Rodding comes of age with the birth of the small-block Chevy); Repro-Roadster - Conclusion (After being upholstered, our rod is ready to roll) Departments - Editorially Speaking; SEMA Scene; Post Entry; Roddin' At Random; New Stuff; In Print; Hot Rod Mart; C.J. Talks Tech; Backyard Bonus
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March
Features - Calling All Street Freaks! (Once again it's time for the CC Street Machine Nats.), The Hot Rod Story - Part 3 (Government crackdowns and the era of the Nationals.), Eat My Dust(er) (With a blown Hemi, Ralph Krasky can afford to talk big.), Freaky Fiesta - Suspension & Engine Mods (Old tricks for the newest Ford - no waiting required.), High-Flyin' Camaro (Tony Mascan's '74 Z28 "Screamin' Eagle".), Turn Of The Century (Aerodynamic body panels set the Century's spirit free.), A Tudor To Be Proud Of (If it's by Tom Snell, it's swell.), How To Align Your Bellhousing (There's a lot more to it than just bolting up the bellhousing.), Touring Guide (An example of the right way to build a Ford touring car.), Low-Buck, High-Perf Torque Converter (High-stall converters as close as the nearest junkyard.), Oldstimer: Don Sands' '49 Oldsmobile (A Geno Adam's built Olds gives it new lilfe.), Temperature's Rising (The Valley Fever gets hot at the World Finals.), Bracket Racing America (We look at the country's top bracket cars.), Updating The Super T-10 (More first-gear ratio to work with today's drag tires.), Testing "The Four-Door Z28" Police Nova (Performance, handling and roominess for under $6000.), Blown Hemi '34 Ford Coach (Mike Otvos performs his Scottish magic to make a mean rod.), Freeway Flyers: Firestone Fun Truck Buildup (Part 1: Wild van construction.), Built To A T (How else could you build a '23 Model T?), Hot Rod Picks the Street Rod of the Year (The "California Kid" puts the hot back into rodding.), The Red Tide (An SS Chevelle as irresistible as a blitzkrieg.), Yamaha SR500 In The British 500CC Tradition (For $1500 you get a real motorcycle.), Rod Test: ;77 Buick Turbo Skyhawk (Hot rodding isn't dead - just gone to hot air and hot flares.) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; New Stuff; Roddin' At Random; In Print; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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May
Features - Vettemania - Rod Test: "Enginuity" In Action (Mark Walek's turbocharged and nitrous oxide-injected T-top); '78 Corvette Indy Pace Car (You can buy one of 6000 duplicates of this year's pace car); Make Your Own Fiberglass Fender Flares (How to fabricate almost anything with fiberglass); Giant Vette Pictorial Section (Six pages of Vettes, four of them in color); Vintage Vettes (How to find and buy used Vettes and Vette parts); Corvette Parts: A Classic Approach (Where to get repro and NOS Vette parts); How To Improve Vette Brake Performance (Replace those cast-iron calipers with stainless steel units); Tacing Two-Barrel Carbs (The latest mods boost airflow to nearly 1000 cfm); America's Best Roadster Show (Once a year, Oakland plays host to the greatest roadsters); Show And Go (A '72 Monte Carlo thatg combines the best of both worlds); NHRA Winternats: A Dragged-Out Affair (Sleet, snow and slow-going at the 18th Annual Winternats); New Drake DT-160, The First Offy V8 (Fuel restrictions lead to development of a new Indy motor); Build A Trick Street Truck (Third prize in the Firestone Sweepstakes, a trick Courier); Low, Mean And Nasty Chopped '32 Ford (Gary Meadors' two-door runs as mean as it looks); Testing The New GMC 454 "Street Coupe" (How 'bout a pick-em-up that runs low 16s?); Honda's Six-Cylinder 1050cc Screamer (The quickest production bike you can buy); Destruction Derby - '78 Daytona 500 (The safest and fastest 500 ever - until the 61st lap); Wings Of Mercury (The Garbos' Coronet GT really flies); Bob Dotson's Big Hustler (Name notwithstanding, he does his truckin' in a Chevy); Project Roadmaster: Part Last (Concluding our project with the latest V6 HD part numbers); '51 Happy Days-Style Merc (So sharp even the Fonz would approve) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; Roddin' At Random; In Print; SEMA Scene; C.J. Talks Tech; New Stuff; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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June
Features - Don Garlits: Big Daddy Is Back (Don Garlits speaks and everyone should listen); 4 X 4 Pulling, The Newest Off-Road Fad (This is one time when a pull is not a drag); Rod Test: Chuck Smith's '29 Pickup (Performance, handling and reliability, all in one package); How To Get Started In Bracket Racing (Bombing the brackets on five bucks a day); Yellow Fever (Steve Novosel's potent bracket Camaro); Street Rod Braking Systems (There's more to it than bolting on a disc brake kit) Super Truckin' Section - Improving 4WD Traction (The TruTrack differential can make a big difference); Dodge Turbo Van (With a full-custom interior, even a 360 can use some help); Gratiot's Turbo Chevy Stepside (Gratiot enters the 4X4 market with a bang); Truckin', California Style (Trick trucks from the land of fruits and nuts); On The Beach (HOT ROD takes its trucks for some fun in the sun); Golden State Trucks (California raises a fine crop of custom pickups); Smokestack Stepside (Hickey, HOT ROD and Chevrolet get together on a trick diesel stepside); Testing The Dodge-360-Powered Li'L Red Truck (Dodge has done it again with this truck for our times); Litle Big Rig Toyota Dualie (The latest look for mini-trucks is the "big rig" look) Cars - Desiderata (This 442 Olds is definitely a machine to be desired); White Chevy Fever (Bruce Burchard has a severe case of...'55 Chevelle); Bike Test: Kawasaki KZ650SR (As close as you can get on two wheels to a '32 Roadster); The Indomitable Phil Weiand (First of a new series on the greats who built the sport); We Goofed! (Corrections to the April trans identification guide); Bodywork Basics (How to do basic bodywork at home); Milodon's Aluminum Chevy 350 (Finally available, it's just what the weight watchers ordered) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; SEMA Scene; Roddin' At Random; In Print; New Stuff; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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July
Features - Musclecars Live! New Macho Trans Am (Would you believe a 14.29 second new car?), 1915 Pantera (Transforming a '15 Model T center-door into a modern musclecar.), Chevy Power For The Datsun Pickup (Wake up your mini-truck with a small-block Chevy 350.), Racing Action: Cornelius' Fueler Burns (Rookie Mark Cornelius' first pass was almost his last.), Sneak Preview: '79 Turbo Cobra (For '79, a turbo 140-inch four that outruns the 302 V8.), Bird of Paradise (Frank Gaby's Dodge Van is a dream come true.), Custom Paint Basics (The secret is hard work and attention to detail.), Taylor-Made Rod (Bob Taylor took 14 months to build his show-stopper.), Gran Sportmanship (Dale Karpe's '67 Buick GS 455 torquer is hard to beat.), Hot Rod Heritage: Tex Smith, The Rodfather (The man most responsible for street rodding's renaissance.), Rod Test: Phil Cool's Blown '32 Highboy (A welcome throwback to hot rodding's unlimited days.), "Dream Car" Test: Pontiac Grand Am CA (Could this be the 1980 GTO?), Fine 'Wine (With Z28 power, this Brandywine '57 Chevy really wines.), Firebird / Camaro Suspension Tricks (Race car handling with a race car ride.), Build a Camaro Street Freak (Accel puts together a showcase on wheels.), Brite Idea (How to show off your polishing business? Build a '36 Ford.), Larry Buchanan's "Right" Anglia (It's A/Gas, with 8-second e.t.s @ 156 mph.), Ace of Clubs (Jimmie Stephens flamed and louvered '37 Ford.), Bike Test: Honda's 500cc Rethink (50 horses, water-cooled V-twin engine and shaft drive.), Old Master (Drop a 427 :-88 in a .39 Chevy Master and create a masterpiece.), Kit Supercars (Build your own musclecar with these V8-powered kit cars.), Street Rod Trailer (If your hurtin' for luggage space in your rod, check this out.) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; SEMA Scene; Roddin' At Random; New Stuff; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Mart; In Print; Backyard Bonus
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August
Features - Road-Testing The '79 Mustang And Capri (Ford's double-barreled assault on the imports); How To Win At Bracket Racing (Required: some skill, lots of concentration, and a little luck); Bolt-On Instant Street Power (Turbos, superchargers and N2O - three paths to power); ISCA's Grand Finale Car Show (Jim Molino's "Candy Man" is the new International Champion); The Blown, The Bad, And The Outrageous (The meanest, baddest collection of street terrors yet); NHRA Springnationals (Alerady, Fuel Winners Brown and Prudhomme look like champs); Lawrence's Blown Hemi Topolino (Rod-testing the real mouse that roars); Carroll Shelby, Snake Charmer (When you think high-performance Fords, you think Shelby); Obsession (A street rod worth craving); Showcase Camaro, Part 2 (The Accel Camaro gets flared, spoiled and chopped); NASCAR Holley Carb Mods (John Reed builds a trick NASCAR carb); Firebird/Camaro Tricks, Part 2 (Back-fitting '79 factory four-wheel disc brakes); '55 Vette Super Stocker (Steve Green's SS/MA runs 11.9 quarters @ 115 mph); Yamaha's New Racing Kart (The RC 100S is the closest thing to a bike on four-wheels); Dynamilte Express (Joseph Gleckler's '76 Chevy 4 X 4 pickup); Mail-Order Street Rod Parts (A bolt-on bonanza of rod components and repro parts) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; In Print; SEMA Scene; Roddin' At Random; Hot Rod Mart; C.J. Talks Tech; New Stuff; Backyard Bonus
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September
Features - Rd Test: Hemi Dodge Daytona Charger (What's it like driving the world's fastest passenger car?), Roadster Revival (These twin highboys are the epitome of hot rodding.), San Fran Van (Mike Bloss put together an early Chevy van.), NASCAR "Stocker" X-Ray ("Stockness" is only skin deep.), Funny Car Engine Explosion (Bob Liberman has yet to enjoy his older brother's success.), Street Machine Nationals (The greatest street machine event ever held.), The Macho Z28 (Now, a 14 second Z-car from DKM, home of the "Macho T/A".), Chevy Fever (Those wild Chevy's are enough to boil anyone's blood.), Clapp & Thompson's Killer Altered (Competition Eliminator is under the Thompson gun.), Hot Rod Heritage: Zora Arkus-Duntov (He made Chevrolet Number One with hot numbers.), The Omen (Brian Hulzenga's devilish '70 Boss 302 Mustang.), Mirage (Rebirth of a Dry Lakes Roadster.), 611-HP Small Block Chevy (Mario Rossi's NASCAR motor delivers 1.7 reliable hp / cubic inch.), Build a Mopar Street Rod (You don't need to think Ford or Chevy when you're rebuilding a rod.), 'Glide Guide (How to rebuild the Powerglide transmission.), Starfire Firenza Road Test (Big motors, small cars and Italian names, one more time.), Star Trek Street Rod (Yamaha XS-11 Bike Test (The fastest street bike in the world.), Ain't It Funny How The Night Moves (Bruce Rebechini's mean '72 Gremlin streek freak.), The Chevy Best (The type of street rod you'd expect from Borden, Indianna.)
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