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Hot Rod Deluxe November 2018

Hot Rod Deluxe is the magazine that brings you nothing but traditional hot rodding. In every issue, HOT ROD DELUXE delivers vintage photography from the Hot Rod magazine archives that you just can't get anywhere else.

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sound and fury or sounds of silence?

Would you go to a silent drag race? OK, an electric drag race wouldn’t be silent, exactly, but the whir of a motor certainly can’t compare to the thunder of a nitro-burning Top Fuel car. In case you missed the news, an electric Volkswagen won this year’s running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, words I’m guessing no Unser or other Peak veteran expected to ever see in print. The Volkswagen I.D. R purpose-built Peak car not only won the race overall, it became the first in the event’s 100-plus-year history to summit the 12.42-mile, 156-turn course in under 8 minutes: 7:57.148. That handily beat the 2013 overall record of 8:13.878 and the previous electric-car record of 8:57.118 set in 2016. Elapsed times on the PPIHC have decreased dramatically since the road…

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riverside raceway, “where the smog meets the rocks”

Along with extreme heat, wind, and dust, Riverside, California, promised race fans choking smog (spewed by the West Coast’s largest steel mill, since shuttered by Kaiser, in nearby Fontana). Nevertheless, a huge crowd gathered on Memorial Day weekend 1958 for what was billed as the grand opening of a combination-road-course-dragstrip initially named Riverside International Motor Raceway. These sprint cars were featured Saturday, followed by stock cars on Sunday, then midgets on Monday. Five brothers (of 11 siblings) in the sponsoring Yeakel family operated major auto dealerships in the Los Angeles area. Bob Yeakel ran the biggest Oldsmobile store in southern California, thanks to a weekly talent show televised live from the showroom from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon; more than 18 hours, continuously, of performers and new-car shoppers. (Glory-bound unknowns included…

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tom “mongoose” mc ewen 1937-2018

Legendary drag racer Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen, the man who helped make drag racing a household word when he partnered with Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Mattel Toys to produce the “Snake & Mongoose” Hot Wheels toy line, died June 10, 2018, from complications stemming from colon cancer. Rated Number 16 on NHRA’s Top 50 Driver’s List, Thomas Holland McEwen was born January 14, 1937, in Pensacola, Florida, to parents Sybil and Thomas McEwen. Tom’s father Tom Sr. was a Navy test pilot, which is probably where Tom got much of his daring-do. McEwen graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School and attended Long Beach City College, but by then the lore of drag racing had firmly caught Tom’s attention. As a member of the Marron Avenue Marauders Auto Club, Tom…

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congrats dave!

This year’s California Hot Rod Reunion (Oct. 19-21, Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield; nhra.com/hotrodreunions) will be extra-special for HR Deluxe fans, as our own Dave Wallace Jr. will be among the honorees. For most of you, Dave’s background is well known. In case you’re late to the party: Dave literally grew up around drag racing. As a kid he accompanied his father, Dave Sr., to the drags; Sr. served as track photographer and reporter at San Fernando. Dave Jr.’s first byline appeared in Drag News in 1964, at age 14, and he took over his dad’s reporting duties at 15. An automotive journalist was born. Career highlights include a stint as editor of Drag News and a long association with Petersen Publishing (and the companies that bought it), where he was feature editor at…

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deluxe bookshelf

Hot Rod Your Model A, by Vern Tardel, 340 pages, spiral-bound, Vern Tardel Enterprises, verntardel.com In previous issues we have reviewed Tardel’s “Let Me Help You” booklets that cover specific parts of a hot rod build. This is his first in a series of “Big Books” in a similar vein, though this guide covers the entire car. Well, almost. Its focus is on the parts that need conversion to hot rod status: “everything that is attached to the chassis, except the body,” Tardel writes. It’s perfect for turning an older restoration into a drivable and safe hot rod. Chapters are divided into component jobs—disassembly, front suspension, rear axle, brakes, and so on—with each chapter containing large, full-color photos and easy-to-follow how-to steps. The book is printed in a large, spiral-bound binder,…

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scene at the 2018 nitro revival

If vintage, nitro-burning dragsters, Funny Cars, and altereds are your thing, Nitro Revival is your event. In just one year, Nitro Revival has gone from an experiment to a must-see happening for historic drag racing machinery. In 2017, Steve Gibbs, along with a host of dedicated friends and family, had a vision to organize a standalone event that would rival those of the establishment. Nitro Revival was born, and the inaugural offering was held at the Barona Dragstrip east of San Diego. The deal was for one event at Barona, with the Revival’s future being uncertain. Buzz started building when Revival 2 was announced, but it was the site that took the drag racing faithful by surprise. WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway was the place. Nitro Revival 2 would merge into the Raceway’s…