Category: Customs & Rods

Jet Black Cadillac: Lee Coleman’s 1953 Resto-Mod

The fine line between classic and custom is one that every enthusiast learns to toe. Some take a dogmatic stance on the side of classic, favoring all-original restorations. Their counterparts prefer to keep the soul of…



Sinister Coupe DeVille: The Abate’s 1967 Cadillac

Countless enthusiasts struggle to balance their passion for customs with the obligations of normal life. Projects can be costly, time-consuming, stressful and sometimes a giant pain in the @ss. However, many are able to strike harmony in…



Lady In Red: John’s Boggio’s Seductive 1965 Chevelle

As our first ever cross-over feature from our sister mag – Lateral-G.net – we figure we’d start off with a bang! With a brilliant crimson flash, accents of smooth chromatic black, hovering low above the ground…



Behind The Build: Cal Auto Creations ’62 Chevy Bubbletop

In the custom automotive world, there are unique rides and then there are vehicles that make up a level and category all their own. Here at Slam’d Magazine, we like to think all of our feature rides…



Slam’d Mag End of Year Awards – Best Custom 2015

Another crazy year come and gone and man, what a ride! Now in our second year here at Slam’d Mag, 2015 was a spectacular success as we saw major growth and shot some really amazing rides from…



Hellair: Terry Carroll’s 1961 Bel Air Bubble Top

When you’ve owned hundreds of cars over your lifetime like Terry Carroll of Greeley, Colorado has, it definitely takes a lot to make one particularly special. But when Carroll got the opportunity to purchase this custom…



Street Rat: Kevin Tobin’s Radical 1931 Ford Tudor

For decades, the hot rod world has had a love-hate relationship with rat rods. For many, the mere term conjures up visions of rusted out old rides barely being held together by a plethora of various shop scraps and misshapened metal. In fact, ask any old-school or traditional…



SEMA 2015: Slam’d Mag’s Top Customs & Rods

With so many extraordinary builds at the annual SEMA Show making their debut each year, it’s quite the chore to cover the sheer abundance of quality rides on the floor – much less trying to narrow them down…



Black Beauty: Mark Stuchel’s 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie

The 1963 and 1/2 Ford Galaxie may be one of the most well-known racing icons in history, having taken Ford’s NASCAR racing program to new levels with the introduction of the Sport Hardtop on the mid-year model, but…



Manitoba Cran: Bent Hoitink’s 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook

Brent Hoitink from Manitoba, Canada knows just how to build a proper custom. When asked how long it took him to complete this radical Plymouth his answer was “off and on… a year.” Fifteen years ago Brent caved…



Left Behind: Leonard Erdman’s 1953 Cadillac Coupe Deville

Across America in dusty garages and overgrown fields are plenty of long lost builds that were forgotten and left behind. Projects that had grand aspirations but were at some point lost due to budgets, time restraints, life circumstances,…



Fresh Prince of Bell-Air: Jason Bell’s 1952 Hardtop

Jason Bell of Palmdale, California is what we would call a life-long car enthusiast. Having been hot rodding rides since he was a teenager you can say he’s built his fair share of custom vehicles over the years….