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Hot Rodding, alive & thriving in Loveland Colorado! So fun to relive the Hot Cars & Cool Nights show from this past June, in this great recap from The Forge.

Watch closely around 1:45, and you'll even catch a glimpse of our own David Steele (AHRF Exec Director) Steve Memishian (AHRF Founder) and Jim Miller (Curator & Historian)! http://bit.ly/1JVHqwH
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Really incredible stuff from across the pond, courtesy of Bad JuJu {via Hop Up Magazine}! -> http://bit.ly/1fg2hmr
I give to you a photo show from Pendine Sands from our good friend Bad JuJu over in England . If you missed it , the event was held on the 4th of July just a few days ago. Give the gallery a look , a more in depth feature will be coming in Hop Up Vol 11 Number 2. www.bad-juju.co.uk ...
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The fellows are lined up ready for a go at El Mirage on April 28, 1946.

Closest to us in car number 242 is Sidewinders member Bill Brown. His car was powered by a Ford V8 but didn't make it through the lights so we don't have a speed on him. It looks like the hood was borrowed from a '36-'37 Cord.

The number 210 ride is the entry of Caruthers-Westhoven. Under the hood was a Merc flattie fitted with Thickstun heads. It ran 129.49 mph.

Car number 189 is Eber Bailey's Roadster.

Running Pasadena Roadster Club colors the Ford flat motor with filled heads managed to click the clock at 109.09 mph.

©AHRF/Martin Kocher Collection (MKC_016)
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Even for the most talented photogs, some shots are still just lucky!
IE: this famous photo by Bob McClurg-> http://bit.ly/1J9jD0c
Bob McClurg discusses his famous drag racing photo of "Wild Willie" Borsch and his Winged Express, and where it all began at the 1970 NHRA Winternationals.
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The Kenz & Leslie Streamliner on it’s high end for the day Trailer after traversing the hills from its home in Denver and resting just West of Salt Lake on it’s way to Wendover (KCH_002).

The year is 1951 and the Denver boys set top speed of the meet with a 230.7692 mph run. They also set a Class D Streamliner record of 221.479 after qualifying at 227.848 mph. The baby blue liner was powered by two type 59 FoMoCo blocks, the front one displacing 275″ and the rear one 296″. They also ran it in Class C Streamliner with just the 275″ motor to grab second place behind the Chapel Tornado with a 173.076 mph run.

In the background you can barely see the Deuce Pickup that flat-towed a Deuce Roadster bearing the number 6C on the side and Edelbrock Equipped on the hood.

Find more pics like this at http://bit.ly/1f0pIzX
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A grown-up #HotWheel !
See more like this at http://buff.ly/1sKras9 (JMC_4756, 5/12)
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Is it a Hot Rod or is it a Sports Car? Maybe it's both. . . Fire breathing Kurtis 500 with early Hemi power showed its tail lights to some pretty high tech stuff today. As it should be! Old school Rules!
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Vic Edelbrock Jr., with Bobby Glidden in the winner's circle!
Hear some of his stories at: http://owl.li/gFtIU
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Our friend, Alex Xydias, and his very famous old tanker at Bonneville. So much "cool" in this photo but we're finding ourselves obsessing over which pickup we'd want to take home!
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A rare color shot of Marion Lee “Mickey” Thompson’s chopped Bantam coupe at Bonneville in 1952 (KCH_011).

The car had two flatheads for power and ran 196.72 mph for first in class and set a record at 194.34 mph.It was originally purple, had one engine and built by Mr. Belly Tank himself, Bill Burke.

Find more pics like this at http://bit.ly/1f0pIzX
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This great shot from 1950 of a group of young hot rodders working on their roadsters has been making the rounds thanks to a Twitter account dedicated to old photos. In this day and age, it's nice to have something like this pop up in your feed randomly.
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Our own Jim Miller snapped this incredible shot of Jim Hahn’s California Special at El Mirage during the June 14th (last month) races.

This is one rare Stang, as Ford only produced 3867 of the GT/CS’s in the model year 1968. Jim drove it through the lights at a speed of 179.597 mph on a 194.271 mph Classic Gas Coupe record set way back in November of ’02. Gene Winfield did the fancy fade job and Dennis Jones applied the Galpin signage to make one slick looking ride. Gene is slated to drive it if he’s ever in town (he’s always off someplace painting a car or chopping a top).

In case you're interested, Jim posted a few more pics from the meet, and some other great stuff over here: http://bit.ly/1JCUtTE
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Preserving, Promoting, and Celebrating the History of American Hot Rodding
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The American Hot Rod Foundation is a Connecticut Charitable Corporation having 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The Foundation was set up by Steve, Carol and John Memishian in 2002 with the broad purpose of preserving, promoting and celebrating the history of hot rodding.
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