Say the word “archive” and you’ll get the full attention of Art Director Aaron Kahan–that is, as long as he’s not already buried in the digital files of the newly created Petersen Archive at the moment! As you may have recently witnessed from our Little Pages annual 2012 issue (“Jewels From The Archive: Nosed!”), the results of Source Interlink Media’s archivist Thomas Voehringer’s tireless efforts have literally opened the doors to Petersen Publishing’s past—in digital format–including Rod & Custom.

It is our pleasure to present you, the reader, a monthly trip back in time with Rod & Custom, both excerpt material and outtakes never before seen (at least not in printed form). This month, join us as we revisit the 1962 National Roadster Show!