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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

Now Available – TRJ #64

New Issue #64

The covers feature a classic rod and custom pair that consists of the Valley Custom-built Ron Dunn shoebox Ford and a classic yet contemporary traditional Deuce highboy roadster. The Ron Dunn Ford graces the subscriber cover in baremetal, which is being restored by Steve Frisbie and his crew at Steve’s Auto Restorations. The newsstand cover features Rick Reed’s burnt orange roadster, which showcases the handiwork of his nephew Ryan Reed…. Read More / By Pat Ganahl

Going for Gold

Ryan Reed builds Rick Reed a Drag-Inspired Deuce Roadster.

By Curt Iseli

Down in the Valley

An unprecedented baremetal look at Ron Dunn’s valley custom Ford.

By Curt Iseli

Radical Restraint

Foose, Brizio, and Mumford Build a Resto-rod Phantom ’33 Ford Fordor Victoria.

By Gerry Burger

Tom Prufer, part II: Ten Years of Top Fuel

Pat Ganahl’s second installment of the Tom Prufer story.

By Pat Ganahl

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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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Issue #62Rodder's Journal Issue #62 Dave Lane Coupe

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…

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Issue #61Rodder's Journal 61 Eastwood-Barakat

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…

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Issue #60Rodder's Journal #60 Montalbine Ford Coupe

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…

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Rodder's Journal #59 Mumford Track TIssue #59

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…

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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.