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1953 Hot Rods

The experts from Rod & Custom Magazine offer featured 1953 Hot Rods that include street rods, old roadsters, rat rods, and other custom vintage cars. Select a featured article below to view web exclusive hot rod photos, read about modification upgrades, analysis, and more.

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St. Patrick's Day Car Show
For those of you in the Tampa FL area, check out the car show and parking lot party at Racoon's in... more
eBay Built Gasser Van
The editors of Hot Rod are in the process now of building this '68 Chevy Van for the 2012 SEMA Show... more
Built from eBay
The editors of Hot Rod, Lowrider, european car, and Four Wheeler are in the process now of building... more
Escondido Cruise
Every Friday night throughout the summer, Grand Avenue in So-Cal's Escondido sees cruisin just like... more
Mini Bikes!
One of the coolest happenings at the LoneStar Roundup is the mini bike races in the barn. ... more

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Who reads R & C?
somebody reads it... this is what the web site says.. ROD & CUSTOM, with roots back to 1953, is... more
This month's issue: "A" bodty on 32 Ford frame
#1 Typo's - I'm the oldest male in my family who has never been employed in the newspaper/printing... more
i just got 17 rod and customs from 1953 to 1961
If you can get 15 more I would, especially if they are at a reasonable price. You probably won't... more
i just got 17 rod and customs from 1953 to 1961
I was wondering how much would some of them be worth and are thay rare? i can get like 15 more... more
i just got 17 rod and customs from 1953 to 1961
Depends on the issue. I see them on the dreaded auction site for $2-5 more for rare or sought after... more