Custom Car

Custom Car February 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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in memory of tony oksien

One of the mainstays of the Mopar Euro Nats, Tony Oksien was also Honorary President and founder of the Mopar Muscle Association (MMA) and, with his wealth of knowledge of Chrysler products, ran an invaluable appraisal and valuation service for the UK Mopar community. Friend and fellow Mopar guru, Derek Carter, describes him as, “A kind and soft gentleman, with a passion for Mopar that matched my own. We came up with the idea of starting a Mopar show and, after a lot of time and hard work, it happened. “I have so many memories and tales of times with Tony, but they are in my head and heart, I couldn't begin to put them into words. Keep it Mopar my friend and save me a parking space.” Our condolences go out to…

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neil hunter

Drag racer, Neil Hunter, passed away in early December, aged just 57. Neil was bitten by the racing bug following a visit to York Raceway in 1983, and his 440ci, tube-chassis Capri made its track debut in 1995. After success running in Pro ET at York, Neil’s first national championship race was in the 2002 Super Series at Shakespeare County Raceway. The Capri was then rebuilt for the 2018 season, Neil subsequently winning the Pro ET class at the 2019 Summer Nationals at Santa Pod. Our condolences go to Neil’s wife, Sue, daughter, Chloe, son, Alex, and all his family and friends. RIP Neil.…

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bill o’connor

Along with his sense of humour, Bill O’Connor will be best remembered for his blown Pinto-powered 100E and the supercharged, 1172cc sidevalve-powered bobtail T that featured in our Summer ’15 issue, built together with good friend, John Proctor. John sums him up perfectly: “Bill was always there to help me with my latest projects, or lend a hand building extensions to the house (or, more importantly, garages). Even emotional support when it was needed. He will be sorely missed by me, and any who knew him.” Our condolences go to Bill’s wife, Liz, son and daughter-in-law, Allan and Tina, grandson, Callum, and all his family and friends. RIP Bill.…

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The NSVA Truck-In will take place on 25-27 June at Birch Coppice Social Club, Dordon, Tamworth B78 1SY. All vans are welcome, be they custom, modified, classic or simply your cherished daily. Rods and customs are welcome, too. With many old custom vans having been given a new lease of life recently, along with lots of new builds, it promises to be a bumper vanning weekend. There will be entertainment, food, drink and silly games, so come along and party. www.national-street-vanassociation.co.uk Facebook: NSVA…

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ed and shoulders

In the first issue to go on sale in 2020, my focus was on the upcoming 50th anniversary of CC. That milestone manifested itself in the Summer issue, but by then we were all living in a different world to the one we were used to. Unfamiliar words became commonplace almost overnight: coronavirus, Covid, lockdown and, of course, furlough. Without exception, people across the world had to adapt to the changes to everyday life the pandemic forced upon us. On reflection, in the great scheme of things it was only a minor sacrifice, but it was with a heavy heart I announced in that anniversary issue that the publishers of CC had taken a commercially-based decision to combine some 2020 issues and leave them on sale for a longer period. The fact…

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the victor’s spoils

After many years of pounding the quarter mile, Andy Frost has hung up his helmet and announced he is retiring from drag racing. Having cut his teeth in the bracket classes, Andy moved through to Street Eliminator and, although he raced in the States at one point and drove Martin Canto’s alcohol dragster for a while, he always maintained his allegiance to one very British model of car – the Vauxhall Victor FD in which it all started for him. In 2012, Red Victor 3 became the first street legal car outside the US to run a six, and went on to a best of 6.50 / 226 in 2013. Andy competed in Comp Eliminator from 2014-’16 before setting his sights firmly on running a five in a street legal car. The…