Custom Car

Custom Car May 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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something for the weekend?

Keep on truckin’ If you’re into custom vans, American vans or just vans in general, then the place to be over the weekend of 26-27 June is Birch Coppice Social Club, Dordon, Tamworth, Staffs B78 1SY, as that’s when the NSVA Truckin rolls into town. The weekend offers a full supporting act of fun, entertainment, fancy dress, goodies and even baddies. There will also be a raffle with big cash prizes. Keep an eye on the club’s social media pages for updates. Facebook: NSVA Ton up club The Liberty & Lows Retro Charity Cruise and Meet will head off from Cobham Services on the M25 (junction 9/10) at 10am on Saturday 26 June. The destination will be the Haynes Motor Museum near Yeovil, Somerset, some 100 miles away. The aim of the day is to drive your…

5 Min
news & reviews

Quarterly target Since early 2020, we’ve made mention of the stalwart fundraising efforts of the Melbourne Raceway Community. When the initial target was surpassed, the facility was re-born with a new eighth-mile track later that year. The story doesn’t end there though. From the outset, provision had been made to extend the racing surface to the full quarter mile, and a fresh fundraising initiative is now under way to facilitate that. The target figure for phase three of the development is £45,000 and, at the time of writing, the pot stood at £3,850. There’s still a long way to go then, but donations are coming in on a daily basis. As going to the pub, or out for a meal, isn’t an option at the moment, a number of racers and supporters have…

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Write to: Custom Car Mail, Kelsey Publishing, PO Box 978, Peterborough PE1 9FL E-mail: cc.ed@kelsey.co.uk Fax: 01733 557235 ExtraE Dear CC, you are quite right to point out to your readers that E10 (10% ethanol) unleaded fuel will be in the pumps at petrol stations nationwide later this year. You’re also correct in saying the increased level of ethanol will be more corrosive than E5 to rubber and plastic parts in the fuel systems of older vehicles. I’m currently replacing all the braided fuel lines in my ’63 Chevy Biscayne with the help of fellow drag racer, Fay Fischer, and her company, Speedflow. Fay has been exceptionally helpful with information and parts supply, making the task much easier for me. Just sayin’. Great mag, keep it comin’ Damian Halliwell, via email > Glad to hear you’re on…

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panel jam

If the name Lennart ‘Zacke’ Zackrisson is ringing a bell with some of you, then head into your stash and dig out the February 2018 issue of Custom Car. One of the most active hot rod and custom car builders in Sweden at the moment, Hedemora-based Lennart is becoming something of a regular in these pages. After finishing the outrageous, 1960 Chrysler 300-bodied, 341 DeSoto Hemi-powered, Kryptonite show rod, Lennart decided to build something more traditional, more in keeping with his roots as a restorer, albeit mostly of vintage Chrysler iron. So he took a ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 and turned it into the Golden Arrow, a full custom with a chopped top (done with help from Gene Winfield no less), extended and peaked body, handmade tube grilles front and rear…

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the build

1 Min
es are good

The Ford E-series truck was launched in 1961 as a direct consequence of the sales success of the Volkswagen Split Screen Transporter in America. Stuffing the engine under the cab and utilising the Ford Falcon’s 90-inch wheelbase platform helped with its compact dimensions, as well as allowing for a roomy cabin area. Originally, all E-series trucks came with the Falcon’s thrifty 144ci inline six and three-speed manual ’box, but the 170ci Thriftpower six was added to the range, and later a 240ci six. Simple, cheap and effective suspension was an I-beam front axle and live rear with parallel leaf springs all round. Though nowhere near as popular as Ford’s more traditional F and C-series trucks, they filled a niche for those who wanted a lighter duty commercial vehicle but still one with a…