TRJ #69 Out Now!

Issue #69

This 170-page issue is our largest in years, and it takes an in-depth look at everything from homebuilt traditional hot rods to the 1st Annual Bayou Round Up and the career of acclaimed metalman Ron Covell. The newsstand cover features the Ardun-powered Miller/Wusz ’23 Dodge roadster pickup from Portland, Oregon. Scott Perrott restored two iterations of the car, and we examine them both in this issue. Veteran hot rod and custom car painter Darryl Hollenbeck’s “Rotten Avocado Green” ’32 Ford roadster is the subject of the subscriber cover, which we shot in Concord, California.

Also in TRJ #69, we have a father-and-son-built mild custom Mercury, a chopped, channeled and tire frying ’34 Ford pickup, and a whole lot more.

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Little Thumper Hops Again

The Miller/Wusz Record Setter

By Chris Shelton

Three Page Foldout! 

Higher Aspirations

Chris Casny’s Homebuilt AV8

By Rob Fortier

The Continuing Education of a Metal Man

The Ron Covell Story

By Ron Covell & Curt Iseli

Rise of the Rare Bird

Darryl Hollenbeck’s Painter’s Roadster

By Joey Ukrop

Born on the Bayou

The Inaugural Bayou Round Up Hits Lafayette

By Curt Iseli

Coffee Shop Pickup

A Tire-Smoking ’34 Ford

By Joe Kress

Running Mild

East Coast Custom Mercury

By Curt Iseli

Let It Ride

TRJ Visits Art Morrison Enterprises

By Curt Iseli

TRJ Videos


Ian Loska’s nailhead-powered ’34 pickup was built around a fully-integrated roll cage and can take a beating, as witnessed by this video of Ian putting it through its paces. Look for the full story in TRJ #69.

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.

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