Archive for June, 2009


Gil Rodger’s 1949 Chevy at our new website!

If you’re here looking for your weekly dose of hot rod awesomeness, go somewhere else.

Not to be rude, but we have officially moved to a new web host, and with it a new web server.  We’ve still got the great things you’ve come to expect from us-stunning pictures, witty commentary, and even the occasional beautiful woman.  However, we’re also (slowly) adding new features that we can’t do here;  things like an online store to order copies of our new book, easier-to-access archives, and much, much more that we haven’t figured out how to do yet.

To visit the new site (and check out this week’s article on Gil Rodger’s 1949 Chevy Kustom coupe) click here or on the image below to be whisked away to an all-new  While you’re there, enjoy the new design and layout-just don’t forget to bookmark our new home on the web.

Gil Rodger's 1954 Chevy Kustom Coupe

If we haven’t said it before, thanks for visiting (we really do appreciate it) and we look forward to seeing you at the new!


Top Video Wednesday

CW McCall might have made the song “Convoy” a classic, but Canadian country star Paul Brandt made the song his own.

When you think about it, it was only a matter of time before Brandt made a song like this. The Peterbuilt rig he’s driving is property of his father’s trucking company, Paul Brandt Trucking. The logos on the side of the trailers are the actual livery paint for his fleet of Petes that roam the prairies around Morris, Manitoba. Even though his son didn’t follow in his trucking footsteps, Paul Brandt Sr. still shows off his pride with a list of his son’s gold records and CMA awards down the side of each truck.


Lookin’ for something?

Class_of_2009If you’re here looking to order yourself a copy of “Class of 2009,” you’re in luck;  we’ve got a line on the elusive genius who wrote this amazing work of art (HINT:  it’s me).  If you’re into shopping online, shopping in a store, or shopping by coming to Winnipeg to buy it directly from me, Click on the image to your right!


1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible

Ever have one of those cars that keeps breaking down, no matter how many times you restore it?  Rebuild the engine, the transmission blows.  Replace the rearend gears, and the driveshaft U-joints wear out.  Every time you fix it, you think “that’s it, it’s all done, it’s ready to rock cruise night,” just in time to have something else snap.

Chrysler owns one of those companies.

As anyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows, Chrysler was recently “saved” by President Obama’s help (and money).  Before that, it was “saved” by Daimler-Benz.  Before that, it was “saved” by the Intrepid sedan.  Before that, it was “saved” by Lee Iacoca and the K-car/minivan.

1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer ConvertibleThis is the Dodge Custom Royal Convertible, a.k.a, “The Lancer.”  It was the highest trim level available, and was also the most rare.  This particular specimen is only one of six allowed into Canada with its Super Red Ram Hemi engine.  Of course, back in those days they didn’t call it a Hemi.  The 270-cubic inch V8 had a double rocker shaft, so old guys like your Grandpa called it a “double rocker.”  While pushing this car to school.  Uphill.  Both ways.  In a snowstorm.

Want to see the rest of this article?  Head over to the new to see this page (and more like it) the way it was supposed to be experienced!

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