Custom Car

Custom Car November 2020

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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Last month we brought you a Readers’ rods feature depicting Steve Henshaw’s revamped ’32 coupe. The feature mentioned the path Steve had trodden over many years to achieve this pinnacle in his hot rodding life. Speaking to Steve when I was writing the feature, it was easy to pick up on his excited anticipation about his car going into CC. Imagine then my shock upon receiving this email from the guy Steve described as his special mate, Chris Hay, a few days before this issue went to press. “It’s with a heavy heart and moist eyes I’m messaging you with the saddest of news. My long-time friend, Steve Henshaw, passed away last week, having been rushed to hospital with an aneurysm from which he sadly never recovered. “It had been a privilege to…

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ed and shoulders

Stay safe is a term often bandied about these days, mainly in relation to the current pandemic, but that is not all inclusive. Staying safe plays an important part in all walks of life. Take drag racing for instance. We’ll be bringing you a feature on the recent NOT The European Finals in an upcoming issue, but there were a couple of runs worthy of a mention now. Both involved Funny Cars, and both highlighted how safe well-built modern drag race cars really are. Running against Andy Raw in a FC match race on the Friday, a huge blower explosion in Jason Phelps’ car shredded the body. Jason skilfully brought what remained of the car to a controlled stop, and amazingly emerged uninjured. The timing board read 4.706 / 230.40. The following day,…

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something for the weekend?

Going Straight The next action at the recently re-opened Melbourne Raceway takes place on 10-11 October. Currently, racing is over the eighth mile and, due to Covid-19 restrictions, admission is by pre-purchased ticket only. That applies to racers and spectators alike. www.straightliners.events Spring is sprung With the events calendar pretty much decimated this year, a couple of northern hot rodding stalwarts are adding something extra to the 2021 season. In addition to Flat Caps & Ferrets, the Ace of Clubs Spring Fire Up will take place over the weekend of 23-25 April 2021 at Laund Hill Community Sports Grounds, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield HD3 3XF. The venue offers parking, camping facilities and a licensed bar. Russ: 07768 071916 (exhibitor enquiries) / Les: 07885 456968 (trade enquiries)…

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contemporary look

Long-term hot rodder, Colin Parkinson, took advantage of the extra time on his hands over lockdown to get the wheels in motion for a venture he’d been contemplating for some time. Cool Cars ’n’ Parts Ltd. focusses on a new range of contemporary street rod parts imported from the USA. product range includes: glass fibre arm rests with threaded mounting inserts; DIY polished ali interior trim profiles, pre-drilled with fasteners for mounting; the E-Stopp electronic parking brake – winner of the 2012 NSRA (USA) New Safety Product of the Year – and billet power window switches. www.coolcarsnparts.com / email: cool.cars@virginmedia.com…

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winter wheels

A consequence of Wheels Day being cancelled twice this year is that Surrey Street Rodders has been left with a quantity of unsold t-shirts, hoodies and dash plaques. So how about a Wheels Day 2020 hoodie for £13, a t-shirt for £10 or a dash plaque for £3? (p&p comes in at £5). Payment is via PayPal to billing@surreystreetrodders.com, as outlined on the Surrey Street Rodders’ website. In the message section, please state size and quantity of t-shirt or hoodie, and if a plaque is required, along with your postal address and a contact number. All money will go to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, so please buy as much as you can and get that warm feeling, twice. Once for helping the Hospice, the other for having extra clothing to keep you snug over the…

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affordable builds

Penned by Tony Thacker, with a foreword by Billy F Gibbons, How To Build Affordable Hot Rods is billed as containing unique instruction in how to save money building a quality hot rod. Only having received the publication’s PR so far, we cannot say if it lives up to this claim or not. ‘Our’ Tony does, however, have vast experience in the scene, which is maybe all the credentials you need. Sections within the book feature chassis builds for Model A, ’32 and ’36 Fords, complemented by information on powertrain choices, wheels and tyres and bodywork, including roof chops, through to interiors. Published by CarTech, How To Build Affordable Hot Rods is priced at $36.95 with a November shipment date (see www.cartechbooks.com/SA477). Alternatively, you can pre-order it from the WH Smith website (Google…