Monthly archives: June, 2016

Event Coverage: Cruise to the Pines 2016

We are so glad to confirm that this years’ Cruise to the Pines event was every bit as amazing as it was in 2015. The event has quickly become one of our favorite, promoting…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 8

Alas, all good things must come to an end and the 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour is no exception to the cruel laws of nature. As quickly as it arrived, the ultimate rolling car show…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 7

As the final stretch of our journey with the Hot Rod Power Tour winds down, the SEMA YEN Team and rest of the involved parties made their way into the great state of…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 6

Thundering sounds clatter down the track, sweat and summertime heavy in the air, the scent of excitement and expectation covers all. Now, are you at a drag strip or a horse track? In our case, the…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 5

We have made it to past the midpoint of the Power Tour! You would think that after nearly five full days of viewing some of the toughest, quirkiest, and most lovely…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 4

Real hot sunshine, big blue skies, and racetrack as far as the eye can see, this was the Texas summer day I had been so expectantly awaiting. The third stop along the epic rolling…



Hot Rod Power Tour Gallery: Rat Rods & Rainstorms

Photos & Words: Michael Phillips

The 2016 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour is an eclectic and eccentric car show on wheels. The tour, making its way from Baton Rouge, LA to…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 3

Photos & Words: Michael Phillips

Another one for the record books, ladies and gentlemen, both in regards to the number of passion-built vehicles I was blessed to see and the amount of…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 2

Photos & Words: Michael Phillips

One moment, blistering rays of sunlight are crashing through what feels like an invisible, silent shower floating in the air. The sun’s heat is nearly scorching of…



Hot Rod Power Tour Journal: Day 1

The SEMA YEN Vehicle Line-Up (Left to right: First-Gen Camaro Z28, 1991 Toyota Supra, 2015 Mustang, 2014 Nissan GTR, 2015 Ford Edge)



Homebuilt Hero: Joe’s ALL-IN 1965 Datsun L320

Much of life seems to be ruled by an imaginary pendulum, swinging back and forth between polarizing opposites. Of course there is a middle ground full of blurry grey lines throughout, but there always seems to be…