We photographed the Veazie brothers’ 1930 Model A in our studio for the newsstand cover of the all-new issue. The Veazies are both employees of So-Cal Speed Shop, and they built the nailhead-powered roadster with the help of the late Pete Chapouris. Below, the Conforth modified slings sand on our subscriber cover.
Rodder’s Journal #74 has been printed and will be mailed to subscribers near the end of the month, and we’d like to give you an exclusive look at what’s inside. For our spring issue, the newsstand cover features a studio shot of Veazie brothers’ Model A roadster in all its baremetal glory, while the subscriber cover showcases Joe Conforth’s “Beach Modified” tearing towards the pits at the first Race of Gentlemen West.
From rods and customs to historic racecars and coachbuilt roadsters, TRJ #74 is filled with some of the best cars from around the world. On top of that, we also have extensive beach racing coverage, an excerpt on Stroker: The Artistic Works of Tom Medley, an in-depth examination of the ever-popular quickchange rearend and much more. Whether you’re a diehard hot rodder or dedicated custom fan, we’re certain you’ll find something you’ll like in the all-new issue.
There are a whole lot of pieces that make up the Rodder’s Journal puzzle, and here is a freshly printed rod and custom pair. In this issue, we tell the story of the fabled “15oz. Coupe” as well as Kevin Anderson’s custom ’63 Riviera.
Beach racing has come of age, and we explore two new events in TRJ #74. In the foreground we have two black and white images from the Race of Gentlemen West, while some action shots from Rømø Motor Festival can be seen behind them.
The Veazies brought their in-progress A-V8 to our South San Francisco studio and had no problem unbolting the body from the chassis for our opening shot. Makes it look like a big model kit, doesn’t it?
Through the years, quickchanges have become staples of hot rods and competition machines alike. In this issue, we travel to Winters Performance and dig into the finer points of modern vintage quickchanges.
Beach racing is a global phenomenon, and we captured all the action from the island of Rømø , which is located just off the coast of Denmark. There was no shortage of early iron out on the beach.
We’ve long been fans of Anderson’s Riviera, and we’re excited to take a closer look. At first glimpse it may seem like a mild custom but, as you’ll later see, there’s much more going on, including an expertly chopped top. John Jackson shot the Riv on location in Indiana.
As we were going to press, we were hit with the news of Pete Chapouris’ passing. We thought it would only be fitting to include this perennial shot of Pete behind the wheel of the “California Kid” in the table of contents.