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
Now Available - TRJ #63
The ’60s marked a new era in custom cars. Dramatic restyling and extensive metalwork were relegated to the history books as mild customs with wildly intricate, colorful paint jobs pioneered by guys like Larry Watson and Dick Jackson took center stage. Lee Pratt was among those swept up in this new wave of customs, and he jumped right in with his paneled, ’Flaked, laced, fogged, and flamed ’55 Chevy Nomad. It earned him a feature in the November ’69 Rod & Custom, along with more than… Read More / By Pat Ganahl
Bill Grant’s deuce roadster aims for the AMBR on a budget.
By Curt Iseli
This hot rod was lost, but now it’s found.
By Pat Ganahl
Hot rod beach racing takes up residence on both sides of the Atlantic.
By Curt Iseli
Two ’50s hot rod icons can be simply described as Porterbuilt.
By Greg Sharp
Browse Our Previous Issues
There’s something for everyone in Rodder’s Journal issue #62, from Ardun and injected nailhead-powered hot rods to traditional taildraggers, ‘60s drag racing, and coverage of the 2nd Annual Rodder’s Journal Revival…
The fall 2013 issue of The Rodder’s Journal features two historically important ’32 Fords, one on each cover. The subscriber cover showcases the return of the Eastwood-Barakat Deuce Tudor, and the newsstand cover evokes pure nostalgia with the Doane Spencer Roadster…
The 2013 summer issue features two impressive 1934 Ford coupes, one on each cover. Although both are nostalgic hot rods powered by vintage V8 engines, they couldn’t be more different. On the newsstand cover is the Randy Bianchi-built orange ’34…
The spring issue features two highly anticipated, beautifully crafted roadsters. One is the Brizio-built, AMBR-winning Track T roadster owned by John Mumford. The other is the Indy inspired, Dave Simard-built deuce highboy owned by Jim Farley…
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.