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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)



Forbidden Fantasy Makes Moves – Laughlin Show ‘N’ Shine 2016

In an expansive landscape of death clad desert, broken only by the rushing of the Colorado River, the Avi Hotel & Casino makes for a true oasis among plenty of false mirages. At this dream like action…



The Suspension Jamboree – SoCal Suspension’s Open House

San Diego is probably one of the most coveted places of residence in the United States, and possibly the world over. With fathoms of beach stretched along the coast, musical culture, an extremely laid back atmosphere, beautiful landscapes,…



Lone Star Throwdown 2016 – Maxed Out & Makin’ Moves

Just when we though that the annual Lone Star Throwdown show could not possibly get any bigger OR better – boy were we wrong! Voted Slam’d Mag “Show of the Year” for 2015, they certainly…



Temecula Rod Run – Automotive Sublimity In The Suburbs

If you have never ventured to the town of Temecula, California, then do your best to imagine a picturesque example of suburban America. It resides as a near-perfect commuter city placed halfway between San Diego and…



Houston Autorama – Thanksgiving Texas Tradition

Welcome to the Houston Autorama show. For the last half century plus, this show has built a Lone Star State Thanksgiving tradition amongst locals and out of town travelers alike. The massive automotive festival takes place in the…



Laid Out At The Lake – Trucks Invade New Zealand

New Zealand’s trucking scene is still relatively small, compared to that of Australia and the States. Nevertheless the New Zealand show making quite a splash in the custom truck scene, now known as Laid Out at…



The 2015 Goodguys Colorado Nationals

Being part of a car or truck club goes hand-in-hand with being rooted in the custom automotive world. Whether it’s a small-town outfit or a national organization, car clubs represent just about every genre of vehicle…



Colorado’s Annual Hot Rod Hill Climb

There’s no denying the fact that the automotive world has changed greatly in the past century. With vehicles like pro-touring beasts and the ever popular street rods utilizing today’s technology to their custom advantages, it’s often…