Through the years we’ve had the opportunity to photograph a wide range of cars for The Rodder’s Journal. As the action-packed Holiday Season grows closer with each passing day, we figured we’d mix it up and show you a few outtakes from our previous issues.

We’re kicking things off with a group of hot rod photos from our TRJ archives. Don’t fret custom fans, we’ll have a second installment with everything from lead sleds to candy-painted cruisers coming your way in the future. Until then, let’s take a trip down memory lane…

Here’s a shot of the Doyle Gammell ’32 Ford that didn’t make it into the article back in TRJ #29. The mix of the hard chop, deep Cordova Brown paint, polished mags and piecrust slicks create an unforgettable combination that’s inspired countless Deuce three-windows over the past half-century. Thanks to the Corvette-injected smallblock Chevy, the coupe had more than enough power to back up its no-nonsense look. Bruce Meyer had Bob Bauder restore the iconic coupe in the mid-2000s.

Here’s a shot of the Doyle Gammell ’32 Ford that didn’t make it into the article back in TRJ #29. The mix of the hard chop, deep Cordova Brown paint, polished mags and piecrust slicks create an unforgettable combination that’s inspired countless Deuce three-windows over the past half-century. Thanks to the Corvette-injected smallblock Chevy, the coupe had more than enough power to back up its no-nonsense look. Bruce Meyer had Bob Bauder restore the iconic coupe in the mid-2000s.

Although we photographed Von Franco’s tribute to Ray Anderegg’s T roadster in the studio for TRJ #17, we couldn’t help but share this snapshot of his spot-on sidewalk parking. Von Franco cloned both versions of the late Norm Grabowski’s famous T: the “Lightnin’ Bug” and the “Kookie Kar,” which appeared on the covers of TRJ #36.

Although we photographed Von Franco’s tribute to Ray Anderegg’s T roadster in the studio for TRJ #17, we couldn’t help but share this snapshot of his spot-on sidewalk parking. Von Franco cloned both versions of the late Norm Grabowski’s famous T: the “Lightnin’ Bug” and the “Kookie Kar,” which appeared on the covers of TRJ #36.

Emerson Glazer’s Beverley Hills, California-based black-on-black ’33 Ford sedan is nothing short of impressive. The So-Cal Speed Shop-built four-door features a 2 1/2-inch chop and a nasty 550hp smallblock beneath the stock hood. This photo is an outtake from TRJ #48.

Emerson Glazer’s Beverley Hills, California-based black-on-black ’33 Ford sedan is nothing short of impressive. The So-Cal Speed Shop-built four-door features a 2 1/2-inch chop and a nasty 550hp smallblock beneath the stock hood. This photo is an outtake from TRJ #48.

Longtime Ohio hot rodder Elton “Sonny” Hunt has long been known for his collection of '38 Chevys as well as his sanitary '32 Fords. His stock-bodied three-window coupe was given a tasteful altitude adjustment in the suspension department and runs a ported, polished, and relieved 59AB flathead.

Longtime Ohio hot rodder Elton “Sonny” Hunt has long been known for his collection of ’38 Chevys as well as his sanitary ’32 Fords. His stock-bodied three-window coupe was given a tasteful altitude adjustment in the suspension department and runs a ported, polished, and relieved 59AB flathead.

Decades after it was first assembled, Bill Vinther’s ’34 Ford still screams “Hot Rod.” The bright orange three-window was truly homebuilt: Bill put together the chopped, raked and liberally louvered coupe in his Temple City, California, garage. We featured it along with his survivor ’32 three-window in TRJ #8. Bill has moved to Arizona and sold the ’34, but he remains active in the hot rodding scene.

Decades after it was first assembled, Bill Vinther’s ’34 Ford still screams “Hot Rod.” The bright orange three-window was truly homebuilt: Bill put together the chopped, raked and liberally louvered coupe in his Temple City, California, garage. We featured it along with his survivor ’32 three-window in TRJ #8. Bill has moved to Arizona and sold the ’34, but he remains active in the hot rodding scene.

Four-door sedans can make excellent hot rods, just ask Montana’s Brandon Mead. We photographed his chopped, Chevy-powered ’32 Ford out on the salt nearly 20 years ago for TRJ #7. Although he was only 19 at the time, he’s still in Montana and has built a handful of neat projects since then—including a chopped ’31 DeSoto.

Four-door sedans can make excellent hot rods, just ask Montana’s Brandon Mead. We photographed his chopped, Chevy-powered ’32 Ford out on the salt nearly 20 years ago for TRJ #7. Although he was only 19 at the time, he’s still in Montana and has built a handful of neat projects since then—including a chopped ’31 DeSoto.

The Kugel name has long been associated with both performance suspension components and Bonneville records. Jerry Kugel first assembled this fiberglass-bodied ’29 in 1975 and raced into the late-’90s with smallblock Chevy power. Prior to its retirement, Jerry and his sons pushed the roadster to 236mph on gas and 250mph on alcohol.

The Kugel name has long been associated with both performance suspension components and Bonneville records. Jerry Kugel first assembled this fiberglass-bodied ’29 in 1975 and raced into the late-’90s with smallblock Chevy power. Prior to its retirement, Jerry and his sons pushed the roadster to 236mph on gas and 250mph on alcohol.