The Rodder’s Journal issue #82 is printed, bound and shipping out. Weighing in at 168 pages, it’s one of our most editorially diverse issues in recent memory. The newsstand cover features a truly over-the-top Funny Car-inspired, injected Hemi-powered ’34 Ford five-window in baremetal. For the subscriber cover we captured a true barn find hot rod powerplant: a blown Y-block photographed exactly as it was found after a 58-year slumber in a Virginia garage.
Inside you’ll find everything from a land speed record-setting Thunderbird Streamliner from the ’50s to a Gene Winfield-style bubble top Buick custom built just last year in Japan. We also cover the T.R.O.G. Drags on the West Coast, the throwback Jalopyrama indoor car show on the East Coast, retrospectives of late-’30s Chevy Gassers and the first Street Rod Nationals, and a look at an iconic Deuce five-window from the dawn of the traditional rodding resurgence 30 years ago.
With rods and customs from mild-to-wild, and racing on the street, salt and strip, TRJ #82 has it all!