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Custom Car

July 2021
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Custom Car is still the best magazine to bring you the latest round-up of custom cars, hot rods and street machines making waves in the custom car scene around the world. From low budget traditional hot rods and customs to hi-tech street rods and 250mph drag strip pounders, the expert team of writers bring together event coverage, technical articles, project cars, news and reviews and feature cars every month. Find out how some of these amazing creations have been put together, the latest goings-on at the heart of the UK drag-racing scene and what else is going on in the world of modified cars. In addition, the magazine offers a popular classified section for those looking to buy and sell.

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United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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1 Min.
no quarter masters

The mantra of No Quarter AA/FA drag racing is simple: ‘No Quarter’ – asked or given. A tribute to what some consider the golden years of Fuel Altered racing. When too much was just about enough… This new British drag racing class, for historic-style Fuel Altereds, is set to hit the track in 2023. Initial class regulations have now been agreed upon, including a maximum wheelbase of 110 inches, maximum engine setback of 25%, minimum weight of 4.5lbs per cubic inch, minimum crankshaft centreline height of 13 inches, maximum blower size of 8-71, maximum wheelie bar length of 36 inches, mandatory clutch and no wings, unless it is an accurate recreation of a known car. The latest member of the newly formed Old School Classic Altered Racers club (OSCAR) is Bryan Whitfield,…

1 Min.
something for the weekend?

Dad’s Day out If you’re looking for somewhere to go on Father’s Day, Sunday 20 June, head for the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. Held in association with Solent Renegades, the Hot Rod & Custom Show brings together hot rods, customs, American cars, classics and bikes, along with live music and a Vintage Pop-Up, offering everything from fashion to homeware and motoring memorabilia. Visitors are welcome to enjoy Beaulieu’s grounds and gardens, and tickets must be purchased in advance to conform to Covid requirements. www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/hot-rod-and-custom Inside and out This is a final reminderr to order tickets for the National Hot Rod, Custom and American Car Show at Peterborough Arena. The dates are 2-4 July and the weekend offers indoor and outdoor show areas, trade stands, lowrider demos and live music. We will be there, and hopefully you will…

1 Min.
ed and shoulders

Thanks to the kind generosity of long term CC reader, Paul Bibby, my magazine collection has recently received a very welcome boost. Paul’s input goes much further than that, and I will let you know the full details on that front as things develop. For now, though, I will concentrate on the 16 copies of National Drag Racer magazine that now occupy shelf space in my office. The oldest copy Paul gave me is from April-May ’72, issue five of the then bi-monthly publication edited by Mike Aitken. Working backwards, I deduce issue number one therefore arrived around August-September 1971. It then went monthly from issue 10, cover dated February ’73, and the most recent copy I have is issue 21 from January ’74. A notice on the inside front cover of…

1 Min.
way to go

Australian drag racer, John Willard, ran the first full pass in his blown 451 Hemi-powered Aussie Outlaw Anglia at Sydney Dragway in December. He made quite an entrance as the timing board displayed 6.938 / 201.49. Then, on 15 May this year he topped that with a storming 6.798 / 204.94. The gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down. John is familiar with Outlaw Anglia racing in the UK as not only did he crew for Mick Taylor at the Summer Nationals and Dragstalgia in 2018, he ordered the GRP body for his car from the Flyin Fyfer himself, Colin Millar.…

2 Min.
in memory of

Dave Rowlands Track marshal and former Wild Bunch racer, Dave Rowlands, passed away suddenly on 6 May. Dave ran the Destiny’s Angel Altered from 2007-2011, before then sharing driving duties with his son, Warren. When he retired from racing, Dave joined the track crew at Shakespeare County Raceway and then, when Shakey closed down, Dave and his partner, Angie, transferred to Santa Pod Raceway to continue their track crew involvement. Dave will be remembered for being a great guy and a true gentleman, ever alert to racers’ safety, and loved doing what he did. He will be greatly missed by all in the racing community. Our condolences go to Angie and Warren and all their family and friends. RIP. Phil Smith (Words by Adrian Sidwell) Phil ‘Ziggy’ Smith passed away earlier this year. He built and…

1 Min.
festival goers

We mentioned last month that the NSRA will be attending the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, with a display of vehicles arranged by Nigel Lockley. The exhibits will range from a blown Chevy pick-up through a blown big block-powered ’41 Willys coupe and a freshly rebuilt ’32 Ford roadster to the steam punk-inspired ’24 Singer known as Automatron. The festival promises three days of closed-road hillclimbing and a vast display of vintage and classic vehicles, both on show and competing. Sarah Crabtree from the TV show Bangers & Cash will be just one of the celebrities attending the event, which takes place on 25-27 June near Holmfirth, Yorks. For more information, look up www.ymsf…