TRJ #67 Now Available!

Issue #67

The Rodder’s Journal #67 is filled with everything from historic drag cars to a freshly built custom. The subscriber cover features TRJ’s own Deuce roadster. Although it was originally built in the 1990s, it has all the hallmarks of a mid- to late- ’60s Deuce highboy. On the newsstand cover is Beau Boeckmann’s clone of the famed “Grasshopper” Model T roadster, built by Galpin Auto Sports. Complete with a fully chromed blown Olds engine and candy green paint, it’s a fully functional recreation of Geraghty and Crawford’s old hot rod from the ’50s.

Also in this issue are a quartet of chopped Model A coupes, a full custom ’51 Chevy, the late Jerry Magnuson’s last hot rod project in baremetal and much more.

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While shooting feature cars and assembling each story, we compiled some video in our travels that captures some of the excitement you’ll find in this issue. Turn up the volume and check it out below!

Swan Song

Magnuson’s T for Road and Track

By Curt Iseli

Hot Rod Gang

Hardcore Coupes from Hilton Hotrods

By Ken Gross

Mild Only at a Glance!

Texas Custom Chevy

By Joe Kress

It’s the “Grasshopper”…Too

A drag and show T recreated

By Pat Ganahl

When We Smoked ‘Em

Nostalgia Drag Racing’s Formative Years

By Pat Ganahl

The Rodder’s Journal Roadster

Testing Tires on the Company Roadster

By Joey Ukrop

Hot Rod Detroit

Hot Rodding in the Motor City

By Joey Ukrop

Return of the Speed Merchant

A Look Inside So-Cal Sacramento

By Curt Iseli

 

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.

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