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Custom Car Spring 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.)
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1 Min
king of the street

Whether it’s in the pub, on the internet or in the grandstand, the whole street car / race car debate has raged on for eternity, and everyone has their own definition for what constitutes a street car. Even the popular Street Eliminator class comes under scrutiny at times. The Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 1-3 May could well provide the answer though. A collaboration between Santa Pod Raceway and Melbourne Raceway will bring an all new street car event to the UK in the form of Street Weekend. So that’s around 400 miles on public roads across three days, recording a track time at two different tracks on each of those days. Track conditions will be different on each day too, with a RWYB at Santa Pod on day one, an unprepped…

1 Min
a tip of the hat to the hot rod drag week

In a tip of the hat to the HOT ROD Drag Week in the USA, drivers will need to set and submit a time at Santa Pod, before driving around 200 miles to set a time on day two at Melbourne. Then, they will return to Santa Pod and record a third time on the final day. Times from the three days will be totalled together and the racer with the lowest total ET will be deemed the overall winner. Support vehicles are permitted (no car trailers) and you can bolt on whatever tyres you like at the track. Street Eliminator cars are probably the quickest street legal cars on track right now, but can they handle that level of road miles? We’ll find out. And by the end of the…

1 Min
swapping dates

Another hugely popular event early on this year’s calendar has been scrubbed, but by no means forgotten. The NSRA Southern Swap Meet will now not take place on the first Sunday in March as scheduled, but will hopefully still happen later this year. Whilst nothing is confirmed, the NSRA may be leaning towards Sunday 7 November as a possibility. Assuming the 2022 Swap Meet goes ahead in March, that could mean two of them within four months of each other. Hey, the more the merrier as far as we are concerned. At the time of writing, that is only conjecture but, as the NSRA told us, “With the best will in the world, the Southern Swap Meet will go ahead this year.”…

1 Min
dates with outlaws

Race dates for the Outlaw Anglia series in 2021 have been announced, and to watch the spectacle kick off for this year you need to be at Santa Pod on 2-4 April for the Festival of Power. Then it’s the Nostalgia Nationals on 7-9 May, followed by Dragstalgia on 9-11 July. Round four is on 17-18 July during the Summer Nationals, round five on 21-22 August at the Green Light Nationals, with the final round appropriately being staged at the Hot Rod Drags on 16-18 September. We hope to see you there.…

1 Min
not so good friday

“The present situation with the pandemic continues to prohibit Surrey Street Rodders and the land owner’s agent from making plans regarding Wheels Day 2021. We cannot put the health and safety of anyone associated with our annual fundraising event at risk. Wheels Day will hopefully be celebrated in some form on Good Friday, but not as we had all hoped. Whether it is virtual, or presented in some other form, we are unable to disclose for the time being. It is extremely frustrating for all of us, especially as this is the second Wheels Day to be affected. Your continued support is appreciated and, thanks to your generosity, we were able to donate £500 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice from the sale of Wheels Day 2020 t-shirts and hoodies. Unfortunately, there is little we…

1 Min
ed and shoulders

Recalling cars of old and asking after their current whereabouts is a common pastime these days, especially since the advent of internet forms. A project I’m currently involved in is doing the same thing, with a view to helping celebrate a very special anniversary next year. That, however, got me thinking about what has happened to more recent builds that are no longer regularly seen. People build cars for a variety of reasons and what they do with them once the project is finished is, of course, entirely their decision. I find it interesting, though, that some cars appear on the scene and remain around forever, whilst others seemingly disappear almost overnight. Leaving aside cars that have been rebuilt, a few that have stood the test of time in recent years…