The subscriber cover of TRJ #65 features Kevan Sledge’s traditionally-styled chopped ’40 Mercury. It’s a well-known Southern California custom that was recently completed after a decade-long evolution from stocker to taildragger. On the newsstand cover is Missouri hot rodder Steve Centracchio’s chopped ’31 Chevy coupe. Powered by a hopped up inline six, it’s featured alongside Steve’s inline-powered ’31 Chevy roadster.
Also in this issue is the restored Blair’s Speed Shop B/Gas Anglia, Paul and Betty Gilliam’s ’53 Studebaker land speed racer, a personal account of veteran hot rodder Terry Cook’s time with Von Dutch, coverage from the December ’59 Riverside drags, and much more.