Hot Rod - 1988

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February
Features - Round Pounders (Blasting the boulevards with a pair of Pro Fat Willys streeters.), Plump Crazy (A look at the wild-world of wide-fendered winders.), Gasser Wars (The history behind today's new street gasser cars.), Hot Sleds (The hot, new trend in street rodding - Low Fat.), Glass Act (Evaluating the latest plastic fantastic, the 1988 Corvette.), Breakthrough (Who will run the first 4.99/300 mph 1320.), Route 66: Part 3 (Cruisin' from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque.), Blue Flame (Charles Anderson's 10-second show winner.), Meyerplex (IHRA Biller Meyer and NHRA's Dallas Gardner on the future of drag racing.), Frankforter (A blown Mustang Pro Streeter for the masses.), Mix Masters (Holley's new-design 4-barrel street carburetors.), Topp Gun Maverick (A step-by-step buildup of a budget Pro Streeter.), Quick Rod Cross-Breed (John Reedy's flyin' 8-second '55 T-Bird.), Windblown (Evaluating the 1988 Toyota supercharged "Mister Two".), Transendental Meditation (Hop-up techniques for the late GM 700R4 transmission.), Power Broker (A "resto" Olds 4-4-2 that's more than it appears.), GSXR1100F Suzuki Katana (The streetable racebike that does it all.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, February Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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March
Features - Let's Get Graphic, Drawing Board, How To Do It, Undercover Color, Lemonlime (A tart pair of early Camaro cruisers.), Route 66 Finale (Back to L.A. on America's highway.), Bakin' Canadian (A small-block Pro Mustang II that really hauls.), Crown Your Windsor (Testing the new TFS/Kaufmann Ford Windsor aluminim cylinder heads.), One Step Ahead (An up-close look at World Products new iron Mouse motor heads.), Plain Vanilla (There's nothing plain about this '34 Sedan Delivery.), Lube Lesson (A simple plan for longer engine life.), Fraternal Twins (The first look at Chevy's new GTU Beretta street and race cars.), Rhodes' Warrior (A bad-to-the-blown '34 three-window Chevy.), No Big Thing! (The results of Hot Rod's Second Annual Model Car contest.), Quarter Horses (Two 10-second street ponycars that give no quarter.), 1989 Ford Probe GT (Investigating Ford's newest front-wheel driver.), Asphalt Animal (A big-block Road Runner that lives up to its name.), Pro Sled (Cecil Proffit's avante garde '50 Ford stormer.), Factory Sharpened Darts (The GTS 383 and 440 Darts.), Fun On The Water (Testing Kawasaki's Jet Skis: the JS300S, JS550 and JS650.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, March Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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April
Features - Swimsuit Spectacular (Kicking off our springtime fashion statement with four superb machines with that added touch. But don;s fret, 'cause there's more beginning on page 79.), Bracket Basics (A beginner's primer for your first day at the digs.), Dirt Cheap (A few ideas to low-bucking your way to street stardom.), Aero Calais Tech (Qldsmobile Quad 4 hits the streets in fine form.), Scared Straight (A fat-block Vega that scorches the pavement to the tune of 10.19s at 132 mph.), Max Torque vs. High Horsepower (The facts behind the best street engine configurations.), Mr. Belvedere (Ed Lidke's winning MoPar in the Russell/Accel engines compartment dress-up contest.), Project 302 (SVO's Don Walsh shows how to run 10s with an amazingly streetable ;82 Mustang.), Maxi Test (A combination of Boyd-built yellow C400 and a couple of "fare" maidens make our centerfold anything but mellow.But wait, there's still more on page 111!.), Cash For Trash (All the right moves to make you the scourge of the swap meet set.), IROC Z Blazer (A hmoe-built mini-truck that you'd swear was a Chevy prototype.), 318 Street Recipes (MoPar Performance puts "swirl power" to Chrysler's littlest A-engine.), Swimsuit Spectacular (Rounding out our bathing beauty special are five more serious contenders, suitable for framing.), Healthy Hauler (GMC's 4.3L V6-powered S-15 mighty mini-cruiser.), Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja (A 10-second, 1000cc, 160mph top-end rocket ride.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, April Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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May
Features - Hot Swaps - Swap Talk, 454 Monte Carlo, 460 Late Mustang, 440 Duster, V6 / V8 Mini-Trucks, Rat F-Body, 460 Cougar / Ranchero, Rat '55 - '57 Chevy, Mouse Early Ford, 351W T-Bird, Judgement Call, Fuschia Flyah (Gloria Mills' flashy '34 Ford roadster that blazes a trail of 9.70 at 130mph.), Wired! (Finally, a stand-alone harness to bolt a GM TPI into early rods and machines.), Mac's Attack (Doug McIntyre's injected small-block'48 Chebbie Truck.), Hot Pursuit (Playin' cops and rodders with a pair of rodified Code Three fast-movers.), Ride For Rent (The 1988 Winternationals was the site for the very first of Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School Race Series.), California Outlaw (Rich Smith's radical red '34 three-window Chevy cruiser.), The Right Tool (Craftsman's slick, new stainless steel ratchet and new sockets.), Boss-A Nova (What?! Chevy never built a blown, Rat-motored, two-door Nova? Don't tell National Nostalgic Nova president Wayne Bushey.), Camaro Lite (The allow-head '69 L78/L89 375-horse 396 Camaro.), On Safari (Hunting for that elusive one-off cruiser, Wayne Crump bagged a primo '55 Pontiac Safari.), Mean Streak (Putting Steve Saleen's '88 Mustang Road Racer to the test.), Max Torque For High Horsepower (An insider's look at the secrets to street performance.), Alphabet Racing (Deciphering IMSA's confusing array of classes and race cars.), Rice Rocket (Your 'ol dad's '27 T-trucker Nostalagia digger.), Classy Chassis (Chevrolet's 350=powered, redesigned, half-ton Sportside pickup.) Departments - Starting Line. Reaction Time, New Study, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, May Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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June
Features - Horsepower Shootout - Introduction, Supercharging (A look at hot rodding's premier approach to max horsepower.), Turbocharging (How hot gas and a spinning wheel can boost performance.), Nitrous Oxide (The quickest, easiext and most cost-effective avenue to performance.), West Coast Flash (Danny Brent's infatuation with pink "humpback" whales, er, '37 Fords.), Cavalier Attitude (Slipping behind the wheel of Chevy's reskinned V6 Z/24.), Drag Heaven (No, this isn't a remake of a Jan & Dean song, but it is a private tour of Big Daddy Don Garlit's Drag Race Museum.), Deja Blue (One of the premier Camaros of all time - the Penske/Donohue '68 Trans-Am racer.), Boss Cat (The '70 Boss 302 Cougar Eliminator.), Distant Thunder (Chris Kaufmann's 12-second, V8 turboed T-Bird - and we thought injected Mustangs were fast.), Quicker Than A Flash (The Pro Stocks were awesome at the NHRA Gatornationals.), Slick (Bob Welbaum's '33 three-window that's white hot.), Counterfeit Controversy (A story that everyone should read about the bogus auto parts rip-off.), Lawson & Awesome (The Lawson Brothers B/Sweet Roadster track star.), Camshaft User's Guide Chart (All the specs you ever wanted on a selected number of high-perf camshafts.), Suzuki GSXR750 (Climb aboard a 10.80 showroom rocket. And bring your g-suit.), Be A Winner! (Evaluating the grand prize Mustang for this year's Hot Rod Supernationals.), Gray Matter (Stephan Pierce's phenomenal '55 Ford pick-me-up. A shorter list would be what he has not done to this beauty.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, June Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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July
Features - Slick & SImple Tips & Tricks (Introduction - Header, How-tos, Trfansmission Tips, Cooling System Ideas, Power Ignition Timing, Engine Detailing, Computer Chip Tips, Swifter Shifter Hints and much, much more.), Mini-Trucks, Maxi-Tricks (A plethora of plenty-pretty minis.), Duke Of Windors (PAW and B&M join forces to build a mucho-strong blown 351W.), Go! (A '32 Ford rodney that will make you green with envy.), Booster Shot *Paxton's centrifugal blower for late-model Tuned Port Injected Camaros and Firebirds.), GT/Action (The '66 390GT and GT/A Fairlane.), Way Raz (What else would you call a bright pink '55 Ford F-100 panel truck.), Counterfeit Controversy - Part II (An in-depth look at the problems facing reproduction parts manufacturers.), Glitter King (A blown, SOHC '27 Ford roadster that reveals the efforts show car builders must make for a winning rod.), Dashing Daytonas (A comparison of the ;88 Dodge Shelby Daytona and its IMSA road-race cousins.), Back To The Wars (Wayne County Speed Shop builds the first new MoPar Pro Stocker in many moons.), Track Truck (PPG's slick, 400-horsepower GMC CART Pace Truck.), Righteous Ragtop (The perfect addition to a bright summer afternoon.), Model Car Contest (Break out the glue and sandpaper - it's time to get small again.), Pro 'Vette (Charlie Tiedt's '86 Corvette.), Harley's Springer Softail (Reviving an American favorite.), Sunny Sides Up (A lemon-yellow '39 Buick and '48 Chevy. Who says rods must be red.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, July Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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August
Features - Outlawed? - Busted! (An introduction to the question of emission-legal hi-po cars); Life On The Street (How rodders are coping with emission inspection laws); Mean Street (Randy Hanshaw's not-so-street-legal '83 Camaro); Tuned Port Melodies (Testing two throttle-body bolt-on performers. Do they work, or don't they?); Executive Clemency (A short lilst of emission-legal hi-po parts); Street-Legal Performance (Ed Hamburger's foray into legal bolt-ons for TPI cars); Rolling Thunder Revue (IHRA's shoebox racers that run 7s at 190 mph); Bad & Blue (Gary Newton's max-rad '27 T); The 700 Club (How to stuff a late-model 700R-4 trans into a '60s Chevy); Stage 3 (Kevin Connery's '70 Buick GS); New Car Test - Windjammer (Ford's '88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe); Third Time Around (John Maddea's '39 Chevy); Fast Times At Medford High (Teenager Jered Hall builds a 12-second streetable 440 Dodge); Rent A Rod (Budget gets into the rod scene with a slick little Deuce rodney); Hot Rod Lincoln (The details on Purolator's high-profile giveaway car); Stingray (How many blown, 10-second small-block Corvettes have you seen lately); 4.99 (A look at how Eddie Hill ran the world's first 4-second pass); Street Rod Parts User's Guide (A handy chart listing some of the pieces available to build your next street rod); New Car Test - Camaro Appearance (Comparing Chevy's latest 4.3-liter S-10 Camaro to its elder ancestor) Departments - Starting Line; Reaction Time; New Stuff; Roddin' At Random; Pit Stop; August Events; Swap Meet; Finish Line
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September
Features - Super 10 Nationals (If you are looking for the ultimate expression of hot rod as art, here it is.), Lookin' Back (A pictorial glance over our shoulder at the Supernationals.), Sharon's Ride (The Kulmoses' '32 Ford TPI-tuned Tudor.), Topless Truckin; (Randy Grubb's mucho-massaged '40 Ford pick-me-up.), King of the Cs (High-tech hop-ups for Ford C4 and Co. automatic gearbox.), Raspberry Surprise (Bill Cline's hurray-for-new-wave Camaro.), Elephantiasis (How to transform your weak-kneed 440 wedge into a Hemi.), Hot 'N' Sassy (Vonnie Mills' shocking pink Beretta.), Encore (Revival of "Ohio" George's AA/GS Mustang and the Moneyham & Sharp '34.), Maxi-Mouse (We really did try to run 12s with a mild-street 383.), Sled With Tread (Is the world ready for a Pro Street '51 Ford Custom.), First Stage Flyer (Buick's formidable GS Stage 1 455 torque monster.), Street/Strip T (Dick Murray's in-a-hurry '27 T roadster.), High And Hot (There is another way to build a '32 fenderless highboy.), Cerving The Purpose (Chevrolet's Engineering Research Vehicles.), Rasty (A Rat 'n' nasty 10-second Nova.), Sunbird (Pontiac's littlest turbo pocket rocket.), The 750s (The Suzuki GSXR, Honda VFR and the Yamaha FZ 750s.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, September Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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December
Features - Best of Hot Rod, 10 Baddest Cars, Best Engineered/Most Significant Product, Baddest Engines, Best Wild Rides, Best Participant Sports, What's Hot and What's Not, Best Performance Car, Best New Trends, Hot Rod's Person of the Year, Best Oops!, Hot Rod's Top Ten, Pro Interstate - Part 1 (Cross-country is Scott Sullivan's Pro Street '55 Chevy.), Noble's Prize (John Noble's slick '35 Dodge pick-me-up.), Stahlwart (With this '35 Ford, it's simply do you love it or hate it.), Sho Of Force (Ford's Yamaha-built DOHC V6 Taurus engine.), A Street Carlo Named Desire (Doug McCoy's A/C Pro Street cruiser.), Ohio Gasser (A slick '40 Willys coupe for under $8000.), Windsor Wizardry (Jon Kaase' 351W Ford small-block school of horsepower.), User's Guide (Security systems for your car.). Louver Come Back (The touching story of a man and his Merc custom.), Hard Bodies (Holley's new, street0throttle body fuel0injected.), Orient Express (Stephen Pierce;s latest: a turboed Nissan 300ZX Mazda mini.), Maximum Overdrive (Lingenfelter's 180-mph, 12-sec, 30-mpg Corvette.), Pro Dancer (A Pro Plymouth Sandancer with a Chevy V6.), A Case Closed (Gary Case's own '32 Tudor.), Vance and Hines GSXR1100 (A full-race street bike.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop. Swap Meet, Finish Line
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The Best Of Hot Rod
Introduction; Flat Out On The Flats; The Hot Rods; Technically Speaking; The Lead Sleds; Racing Roundup; The Street Machines; Burning Up The Quarter Mile; Best Of The Rest
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