The American Hot Rod Foundation, established for the purpose of preserving and promoting hot rod history, has created a documentary homage to the '32 Ford, simply entitled "Deuce." Billed as "the definitive documentary on an American icon," the hour-long program is no tossed-together piece of sentimental fluff, but an in-depth tribute created by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. They've included never-before-seen footage and photos from the '40s and '50s, mixed together with interviews of some prominent leaders in the hobby, such as Alex Xydias, Wally Parks, Robert Petersen, Roy Brizio, Pete Chapouris, Lil' John Buttera, Steve Moal, and Chip Foose, in addition to numerous celebrity hot rodders.
"Deuce" is available from the American Hot Rod Foundation Web site at www.ahrf.com and on the Petersen Automotive Museum site at http://estore.petersen.org/store/start.asp.
Carry Over To Next MonthListen to the LegendsYou can listen to one-on-one interviews with the greatest legends of hot rodding. Car enthusiast and radio personality Jonnie King, in cooperation with Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame Museum, has created the "Hall of Fame Legends series, an online radio program featuring personal sit-down conversations with some of the most famous hot rod builders ever. Gene Winfield, George Barris, Spence Murray, Norm Grabowski, and Darryl Starbird are just a few of the legends who share the personal stories of their cars and careers. You can listen to these interviews whenever you want by going to www.legends.thewwbc.net on the Internet. The Hall of Fame Legends series will also be available on CD, so you can listen whenever you want, or give them as gifts.
Site for Enthusiasts' EyesHow'd you like exclusive access to the garages and minds of some of the best hot rod builders in the country? Click on buildsheet.com and you've got it.
Buildsheet.com is a new, member-driven automotive Web site that relies on the participation and interaction of enthusiast members and pro builders. This unique and innovative Web site community is being developed as the cooperative effort of six young pro builders, each of whom has already made a mark on the hot rod world: Scott Bonowski of Hotrods and Hobbies, Zane Cullen of Cotati Speed Shop, Jesse Greening of Greening Auto Company, Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods, Steve Strope of Pure Vision, and Dave Tucci of Tucci Engineering. But it will only succeed with your participation.
Elements of the site include builder blogs, providing current info, photos, and videos of the most up-to-date pro-built projects; reader rides, featuring the same type of info on your own personal projects; a community board, where members can swap opinions and advice; member blogs, for your chance to share your progress and ideas right alongside the professionals; classifieds, for buying and selling parts and accessories; an organized directory of the best aftermarket parts and service providers; sponsored contests, offering high-end prizes to registered contributing members; and more. Membership is free, and the first 500 members to add their cars to the reader rides page will receive a free T-shirt featuring the Buildsheet logo.