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March 4, 1932 – Iconic custom car builder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth is born
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March 4, 1932 – Iconic custom car builder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth is born

Iconic American hot rod builder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was born on this day in 1932 in Beverly Hills, California. Growing up, Roth attended Bell High School where he took auto shop and art classes. Both played key roles in a career that'd come to be filled with grotesque characterizations and one of a kind hot rods.  Above: Ed Roth at his home on San Feliciano Drive, in La Mirada,Ca 1987. By Paul Conroy, CC BY-SA 3.0Top: 1961 Beatnik Bandit by Sicnag CC BY 2.0 He first made a name for himself in the hot rod world by selling airbrushed “Weirdo” t-shirts at car shows and out of Car Craft magazine in the late 1950s. In 1959 he opened a hot rod shop in Maywood, California. The next year he had one of his custom cars, The Outlaw, featured in Car Craft and Rod and Custom magazines. This ...
Aging hot rod -1946 Plymouth – $8,500
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Aging hot rod -1946 Plymouth – $8,500

As with all major automakers, Plymouth returned to automobile production following World War II using pre-war designs. The 1946 models were the first post war Mopars to hit the market. Chrysler Corporation, as with most other automakers, wouldn't release an all new vehicle until 1949. This car comes from that hazy post-war period of auto production, and being a 1946, it's an early edition. Originally equipped with a 218 straight six and a three on the tree, somewhere down the line this old hot rod received a Chevy 350/350 transplant. Though someone put a lot of work into this car, it's now showing its age. Listed on Craigslist near Missoula, Montana for $8,500, this car offers a chance to drive as is, or are you looking to give it some love to light a new fire under (or on) its hood? F...
For Sale: 1926 Model T Hot Rod – affordable fun
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For Sale: 1926 Model T Hot Rod – affordable fun

This blog tends to cover cars that are priced under $10,000, but when this 1926 Model T came across my radar, I couldn't let it pass by. While calling $12,995 affordable is a stretch, it stands out when similar cars are often priced well over $20K. Perhaps its the V6 that sets it back? Maybe the rattle can paint job? To me, those unique characteristics make it an excellent choice for entry level hot rodding. You can find this 1926 Model T hot rod for sale on Craigslist in Shelton, Washington. Does this one grab your attention too, or am I just having a 1/3 life crisis? When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908 it soon became the best selling car of the era. With more than 15 million (or exactly 15 million according to Ford), there's still no shortage to collect, restore or customi...

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