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With the very best in hot rod and custom photography, writing, and history, The Rodder’s Journal is unmatched amongst automotive publications. In each issue you will find a carefully crafted blend of traditional hot rods, classic customs, early drag racing, the best newly built cars, and the rich personalities behind one of the world’s most unique and passionate pursuits. Read more

New! TRJ Videos

Issue #66 is hot off the press and being shipped across the globe this spring. We’ve assembled a trailer filled with rare footage and behind-the-scenes action. Check it out below.

Make sure to head over to our store for a closer look at two of our box sets: The Rex Burnett print collection and the Vintage Catalog collection. We shot these short videos to give you an idea of what it’s like to see, hold and experience the products firsthand. We hope to bring you more product videos in the near future.

Learn more about the Vintage Catalog box set here.

Learn more about the Rex Burnett box set here.

TRJ #65

Issue #65

Our covers for this issue feature Steve Centracchio’s Missouri-based inline-6 powered ’31 Chevy coupe and Kevan Sledge’s ’40 Mercury custom. It is a well-known Southern California custom that was recently completed after a decade-long evolution from stocker to full custom.. Subscribers will get the Sledge custom on the from cover while Centracchio’s inline-6 powered Chevy will be on the front of newsstand copies.

Also in this issue are Don Lindfors’ restored Blair’s Speed Shop B/Gas Anglia, Paul and Betty Gilliam’s ’53 Studebaker land speed racer, a personal account of veteran hot rodder Terry Cook’s time with Von Dutch, coverage from the December ’59 Riverside drags, and much more.

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Bolt

Steve Centracchio

By Pat Ganahl

Built for Speed

Blair’s Speed Shop B/Gas Anglia

By Don Lindfors

Tradition to a T

’40 Merc taildragger

By Curt Iseli

Remembering Von Dutch

Kenneth “Von Dutch” Howard

By Terry Cook

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Issue #63

The Rodder’s Journal #63 cover features Lee Pratt’s recently restored Watson-style ’55 Chevy Nomad, which was a show winner and magazine feature car when Lee first completed it in the late-’60s. On the newsstand cover is Bill Grant’s late-’50s/early-’60s-style full-fendered Deuce roadster…

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TRJ Happenings

We have literally thousands and thousands of images that we have never published in The Rodder’s Journal. Some are outtakes from features, some are from before TRJ was founded back in 1994, and some are historic photos that we have collected over the years. Our intention is to post as many as we can here along with short bits of copy and captions to give some basic information and context. We plan to post these photos in groups in between our normal magazine and book publishing chores. Check back often, as we plan to update this portion of our website frequently.