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! Product Videos
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 expierence 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.
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.
By Pat Ganahl
Blair’s Speed Shop B/Gas Anglia
By Don Lindfors
’40 Merc taildragger
By Curt Iseli
Kenneth “Von Dutch” Howard
By Terry Cook
Browse Our Previous Issues
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…
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.