This issue, we’re showcasing a traditional A-V8 built by So-Cal Speed Shop employees Justin and Evin Veazie. Assembled at the shop after-hours, the Brookville-bodied ’31 rides on a So-Cal chassis and features Buick nailhead power. The late Pete Chapouris provided assistance and guidance to the Veazie brothers on this build, and this article serves as a tribute to Pete.
While many of you are still receiving TRJ #73, we’re hard at work on issue #74. It’s been a hectic time here as of late; we’ve been busy selecting winners for our two big contests, writing stories and shooting photos for the upcoming issue. With all this going on, we figured we’d give you a sneak peek of what’s happening behind the scenes at The Rodder’s Journal.
The “15oz. Fuel Coupe” has lived many lives in the past half-century, and we’re particularly excited to tell the full story in TRJ #74. Originally built by Les Hawkins in the late-’50s, it was campaigned in the Fuel ranks at drag strips across the West with a blown 300cid Chrysler and a healthy dose of nitro. New owner Peter Vincent is now revamping the car for Bonneville competition, and he brought the old warrior out to the salt to photograph it in its current patina’d state. (Photo courtesy of the Les Hawkins collection)
With a chopped top, full shave and reworked front and rear ends, Kevin Anderson’s candy-gold ’63 Riviera blends show car looks with factory custom styling. There’s far more to the Indianapolis, Indiana-based Buick than meets the eye, and we’ll have all the details for you in TRJ #74. (Photo by John Jackson)
From America’s West Coast to the beaches of Denmark, traditional hot rodders across the globe are taking to the sand for drag racing in its most primitive form. This duel between a flathead-powered Model A coupe and a ’33 Ford roadster is just a small taste of the action on the island of Rømø in Denmark. We’ll have quite a few pages dedicated to coverage of The Race of Gentlemen West and Rømø Motor Festival in the upcoming issue. (Photo by David Carlo)