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Rodding USA March/April 2019

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RoddingUSA is a high quality monthly magazine featuring hot rods and events from across America. The content rich magazine is designed for readers who enjoy the core hot rod experience and is created for them by hot rodders with experience and passion for the hobby.

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United States
Hot Rod Publishing Ltd
R 86,90
R 435,23
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
2019 begins with a bang

December is the slowest month for hot rodders with very few if any car shows in your town and with the exception of a few states, no driving time due to inclement weather. In Tucson, the last show of the year takes place (see page 108) on the first Saturday of December at the local Shriners property. It’s always a fun time, and the profits go to a great cause. On January 1 many local car buffs take a cruise and usually have nice weather but this year rain was falling at midnight, and the daytime high only made it to 48 degrees. They still took their cruise, but the turnout was much smaller than usual. Now the car event drought is over, and it shifts into high gear with Barrett-Jacksons 9…

2 min.
commercial cruiser

This stunning 1940 Ford sedan delivery began its life as a plumber’s work truck and eventually found its way to a wrecking yard. The well-worn commercial vehicle was salvaged in the ’80s and was brought back to life as a smoothie street rod and was driven over 70,000 in just over 10 years. Due to divorce, the original owner was forced to sell, and Charley Ogden of Carefree, Arizona happened to be in the right place at the right time to purchase it in 1998. The car was still in great shape, and Charley continued to drive it on many road tours until one trip to California ended with an errant driver slamming into the rear of the delivery, causing severe damage to the rear door, left quarter and fender. Fortunately,…

2 min.
hria news

EDUCATION DAYS TO RETURN TO NSRA NATIONALS IN LOUISVILLE Making its return to the NSRA Nationals, the Hot Rod Education Days are a great way to learn useful information and practices of hot rodding systems and components. These seminars are open to anyone showing or attending the Nationals, and once again are entirely FREE to attend! There are 12 total seminars presented, with six happening each day on Thursday, Aug 1 and Friday, Aug 2. Details are still being worked out on some of the seminars, but confirmed so far we have: Greg Frick - Inland Empire - Vibrations: Causes and Cures Tim McCarthy - HushMat - Solutions for Heat and Noise Mark Bowler - Bowler Performance Transmission - Shift into Overdrive & Enjoy your Hot Rod Scott Bowers – Ron Francis Wiring…

2 min.
28th annual super nationals custom car show

One of the most highly anticipated events in New Mexico every year is the SuperNationals Custom Car Show, which took place January 25-27, 2019 at Expo New Mexico. This year marked the 28th year of this top-quality automotive extravaganza, produced by Reggie & Margaret Tibbetts and Matt & Annette Torres, collectively known as TNT Promotions. The SuperNationals attracted 200 top-notch rods, customs, and race cars from across the country, as well as several big-name feature vehicles. Three large buildings at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds were filled to capacity with entries and vendors. The title sponsor is the Route 66 Casino Hotel, which is a popular destination on Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque. Musical entertainment by Steve’s Cruzin’ with the Oldies rocked the house all weekend with vintage tunes. Celebrity guests this…

2 min.
barrett-jackson 2019

2019 rolled in on January 1st, and 12 days later the beginning of a record-setting Barrett-Jackson Auction opened for business at West World in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 48th edition of the “largest automotive & memorabilia auction in the world” saw over 1,800 vehicles cross the auction block. The 1,800 vehicles brought in sales exceeding 118 million dollars while over 1,500 pieces of automobilia sold for over 4 million dollars. 13 lots sold for 9.6 million dollars with 100% of the proceeds benefiting various charities across the country. For information on the 2020 Scottsdale event: www.Barrett-Jackson.com…

1 min.
top 10 sales

1. 2019 McLaren Senna (Lot #1405) – $1,457,500 2. 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 6X6 (Lot #1410) – $1,210,000 3. 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (Lot #1412) – $918,500 4. 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (Lot #1415) – $550,000 5. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – 3,092 actual miles (Lot #1313) – $533,500 6. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – 288 actual miles (Lot #1376) – $495,000 7. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – 77 actual miles (Lot #1406) – $462,000 8. 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback “Gone In 60 Seconds” Eleanor (Lot #1437) – $385,000 / 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-window Resto-Mod Coupe (Lot #1333) – $385,000 9. 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Lot #1409) – $363,000 / 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot #1371) – $363,000 10. 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT (Lot #1416) – $352,000…