Hot Rodders of Tomorrow: All-Female Team Makes History

By Mariah Prescott – Article published here

April 9, 2015

Back in February, a high school team of young women led by Coach Jill Arata competed at the Race and Performance Expo in St. Charles, Illinois. The team is making history as the first all-girls squad coached by a woman and is the only female team competing this year in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow events.

The team hails from the automotive department at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere, Illinois and all are in it to prove a point: Women can be grease monkeys too. Continue reading “Hot Rodders of Tomorrow: All-Female Team Makes History”

Congratulations to the 2015 Ridler Award Winner!

Photo via Foose Facebook

Text by Mariah Prescott and Al Liebmann
All photos by Al Liebmann, except where noted
– Article published here

Detroit, Mich. – March 8, 2015 – Last night Don and Elma Voth of Abbotsford, British Columbia accepted the 2015 Ridler Award for their Chip Foose built 1965 Chevrolet Impala. The radical hardtop, dubbed “Imposter”, boasts a Corvette LS3 and 2008 Corvette Chassis with Magnaflow exhaust and a beautiful custom mixed BASF paint job.

The Voths drove a 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS on their honeymoon and wanted to recreate that memory. The idea behind it was to pay tribute to that car with a ground-up custom, but also have it handle like a modern machine. Once complete, they’ll be able to relive the early days of their marriage as they cruise.  Foose has reportedly been working on this build since 2008.

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Poll: Say You Bought this 1934 Ford 3 Window…

By Mariah Prescott – Article published here

January 13, 2015

Listed for sale in our classified section here, we posted this 1934 Ford 3 Window All-Steel project (or rat rod) on our Facebook page and asked our readers what they would do if they owned this car. The answers ranged from wanting to make it a street rod, to leaving it and possibly putting a coat of matte clear on it. One guy even wanted it as yard art!

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Daughter Searches for ’51 Ford to Put Sparkle Back in Dad’s Eye


by Mariah Prescott – Article published here

We all can name a few things that elicit that glint in our parents’ eyes. Any child of a car lover will tell you about that twinkle when dad starts to talk about a car of his. All the memories, the time spent driving and fixing – with some cars more fixing than driving – but that never matters. They’ll tell you stories so detailed, it’s as if you were right there with them.

In October, Hot Rod Hotline received a request from a daughter, Pam, whose father had been battling cancer for the fourth time. She didn’t know if he would beat it again, so she wanted to find him a special Christmas present: a ride in his first car.

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