Later this week, the brand new Rodder’s Journal #77 will be shipping to subscribers around the world. On the newsstand cover, we showcase Richard Rawlings’ Hemi-powered ’34 Ford, which he built Fuel Coupe-style with Brian Bass at Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas. For the subscribers, we have a baremetal studio shot of the Eddie Dye roadster—a historic ’29 Ford Model A with one of the best streamlined track noses of all time. It’s now owned by New Jersey’s Tom Bobowski and is being restored by the Circle City Hot Rods team.

After shedding its Whitey Clayton-formed track nose in the early-'60s, the Eddie Dye Roadster is finally complete again—and we have the exclusive baremetal feature in issue #77. We photographed the '29 midway through its meticulous restoration, as seen on the subscriber cover here.

After shedding its Whitey Clayton-formed track nose in the early-’60s, the Eddie Dye Roadster is finally complete again—and we have the exclusive baremetal feature in issue #77. We photographed the ’29 midway through its meticulous restoration, as seen on the subscriber cover here.

And that’s only the beginning. Flipping through the 160+ pages, you’ll find everything from an ultra-traditional A-V8 built by Vern Tardel to a collection of early-style customs from Ohio. In addition to a batch of extraordinary car features, we have an in-depth look at the Petersen Publishing archives, a mid-’60s Detroit Autorama photo portfolio and a gallery of ground-scraping customs based on mid-century automobile advertisements.

With a pair of three-page foldouts and traditional hot rod and custom car content from cover to cover, it’s an issue you don’t want to miss. We’ll have a whole lot more about TRJ #77 in the coming weeks, but for now, here’s a sneak peek.

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Heavily inspired by the fabled Mooneyham & Sharp "554" Fuel Coupe, Richard Rawlings' '34 Ford nails the no-nonsense look. Steve Coonan photographed the car in front of the Dallas skyline for the full feature.

Heavily inspired by the fabled Mooneyham & Sharp “554” Fuel Coupe, Richard Rawlings’ ’34 Ford nails the no-nonsense look. Steve Coonan photographed the car in front of the Dallas skyline for the full feature.

 

Earlier this year, we traveled north to Santa Rosa to spend the day with Vern Tardel and get the scoop on this '29 Model A he built for Dave Hunt. The flathead-powered sedan is the subject of his new "How To" guide, Hot Rod Your Model A, which is available here.

Earlier this year, we traveled north to Santa Rosa to spend the day with Vern Tardel and get the scoop on this ’29 Model A he built for Dave Hunt. The flathead-powered sedan is the subject of his new “How To” guide, Hot Rod Your Model A, which is available here.

 

We're excited to have had the opportunity to work with the folks at TEN: The Enthusiast Network to tell the story of the expansive Petersen Photo Archive. In this article, TRJ contributor Dave Wallace joins archivist Thomas Voehringer for an inside look at Petersen's golden era, which is filled with favorites like Richard Graves' flamed Nomad.

We’re excited to have had the opportunity to work with the folks at TEN: The Enthusiast Network to tell the story of the expansive Petersen Photo Archive. In this article, TRJ contributor Dave Wallace joins archivist Thomas Voehringer for an inside look at Petersen’s golden era, which is filled with favorites like Richard Graves’ flamed Nomad.

 

It's been more than 20 years since Steve Coonan photographed Jim Walker's collection of customs in Dayton, Ohio. In the first portion of this two-part series, we dive into Jim's backstory and showcase his impressive custom car fleet.

It’s been more than 20 years since Steve Coonan photographed Jim Walker’s collection of customs in Dayton, Ohio. In the first portion of this two-part series, we dive into Jim’s backstory and showcase his impressive custom car fleet.