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Custom Car January 2021

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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Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Erscheinungsweise:
Monthly
5,19 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
39,46 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
13 Ausgaben

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1 Min
italian job

Born in 1995, the oldest American car event in Italy, U.S. Car Reunion, celebrated its 25th edition with more than 400 vehicles in attendance. The free admission event in mid-September was staged in the seaside resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro, against a backdrop of the Adriatic Sea. Participants travelled from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia to provide visitors with a wide selection of American vehicles. We can only presume that at that time social distancing guidelines were somewhat different to those in the UK. Sunday morning saw the assembled cars cruise through the main streets and along the seafront, bewitching spectators with the visual and audible spectacle. Along with the cars, the show offered rock music, pin-up contests and entertainment for both adults and children, making it a truly memorable occasion…

1 Min
salty donuts

Two Utah residents recently drove their modified Ford Crown Victoria onto the Bonneville Salt Flats and proceeded to do donuts, gouging deep ruts into the salt-crust surface. As such people are prone to do, they shared their adventure on social media and, as reckless as their antics were, it did get people talking about the problems that could end racing at the Salt Flats. To try and prevent this happening again in the future, the land speed racing community has urged the US Bureau of Land Management to pursue violations of rules and regulations governing the Salt Flats. Let’s all hope the BLM listens and takes action.…

2 Min
something for the weekend?

With hot rod and custom car events this year having been pretty much wiped out, let’s look forward to 2021 with fresh eyes and a broad smile. Things can only get better, right? Here’s a look at five events already on the calendar. Some of them are new, and full details will follow in due course, one has changed dates to give it a more authentic twist, whilst the other one has added an extra dimension. As things are still subject to change, please make sure you check before you travel. And please stick to the guidelines, you know it makes sense, and let’s make all we can of 2021. Squaring up The Vanditos’ long weekender on 28-31 May is being billed as VanJam2+. The plus refers to a collaboration with Squarebody UK to…

1 Min
ed and shoulders

If this year has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected and not take anything for granted. Last month, I mentioned the government’s new three-tier lockdown system. That has since fallen by the wayside, at least I think it has as it’s hard to keep up with everything, and I am sat writing this six days into Lockdown 2. That is due to end on Wednesday 2 December, but it remains to be seen if that actually happens. And today it was announced that around that time a vaccine that works for 90% of people will start to be rolled out. That has to be a major step forward in bringing this virus under control and regaining some sort of normality in our lives. A year ago who would have thought…

1 Min
love this…

Not since Ford UK contracted Terry Drury Racing to drop a Mk1 body over a GT40 chassis, or Auto Racing Technology to do likewise with a Mk2 body over C100 Group C racecar, has anyone thought to go racing with a Transit van. I mean, who in their right mind would choose something with the aerodynamics not so much of a house brick, but the house itself? Step up Street Eliminator entrant, Ashley Cooper, who at the recent Not The European Finals meet wrung a frankly astonishing 9.791-second, 139.84mph pass out of his turbocharged Tranny, reaching 60ft in just 1.532 seconds. ’Ave that, white van man.…

1 Min
book of pod

Thanks to Graham Rennie of American Auto Mags fame, I recently procured a copy of The Santa Pod Guide To Drag Racing. Whilst not a new release, having been first published in 1996, it is a publication I hadn’t previously encountered. The book kicks off with an introduction to drag racing, including technical aspects such as traction and aerodynamics. Then, chapter by chapter, focusses on the different race classes, from RWYB through to Top Fuel. Understandably, some of the content is dated, but I still found it an interesting read. Of particular note were the many names still in the hot seat today: Al O’Connor; Allen Flavell; Paul Watson; Chris Hartnell; Barry Giles… list goes on. Cheers Graham.…