Sunday, July 25, 2010
type wheels ie 5 spoke or Radirs etc. $1350
not turn with your wheels. This still has "the look" but is
the lighter alternative. Ideal for solid wheels. $950.
aluminium. Are designed to fit over Falcon disc rotors with
Wilwood Dynalite Brake Calipers but other set ups may work also.
Spindles, rotors & other accessories not included. Please contact us for further info.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Man, it's great to drag the jalopy out of the garage from hibernation and take the kids for a blast down the highway.
Blows the cobwebs out of the 327 and my head all at the same time!
Rock on Summer and all the cool events that come with it.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Following 'The Electroline Diaries' and 'Rebel Motorcycles Ltd', award winner(*) Laurent Bagnard is back with a new book: 'Go with Moon'. The story of the legend and legacy that is Dean Moon and the brandname that survives him.
Laurent Bagnard was born on April 10th, 1963. He grew up listening to the Clash, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, reading Kerouac and Zelazny.
Faithful to his 'dreams of elswhere', Laurent is also the founder of PowerGlide magazine, which spiced up the hot rod and custom enthusiast's press with crossover cultural feeds: music, photography and illustration. He walks the underworld with a Telecaster in mind and an outdated Nikon in hand.
(*)-7th International Automotive Media Competition concluded June 24, 2008. Gold medal for Illustration & Photography.
'Go with Moon'
Did you know that Dean Moon created his first fuel Block while still in high school? did you know that 15 or so years later he imported Drag Racing into Europe? Did you also know that the 1968 Japanese Grand Prix was won by a Nissan that ran a Moon-built Chevy smallblock?
You know that Shige Suganuma, currently the torch bearer of the Mooneyes spirit, bought the bankrupt company in the early 1990's, but did you know he restored it completely and saved it from possible oblivion? Did you know he kept the same phone number Dean had since 1955?
Read all about it and more in 'Go with Moon'.
Wanna secure your copy? Just drop me an email now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
“With Warren Oates in the role of G.T.O., the character was so much bigger than life, while the others were really just life. He had mystery about him. He’s someone who doesn’t reveal everything the first minute you meet him. There was always something more than he was letting out. The character of G.T.O. is a lot like that and I think he was naturally able to give off those vibrations. I think he has mystery because you feel there is something deeper there, something more that you can discover. The others are what they appear to be. They’re very simple characters; they’re very simple people-particularly in the case of James’ character. He wants certain things from life that he’s unable to get because he wants other things that are interfering with it. That’s his conflict.” –Director Monte Hellman
To further the yarn-spinning quality of the character G.T.O., he deftly describes the GTO’s engine incorrectly a few times in the movie, referring to it as a 455 with Mark IV Ram Air, a Carter high-rise set up and 390 horsepower. A “Mark IV” is a big-block Chevy, the Pontiac engine didn’t come with a “Carter high-rise” but rather a Quadrajet on a cast-iron intake and no Pontiac engine at the time was rated at 390 hp. (via Performance Pontiac Magazine) But, let’s not get hung-up on the nerdy details though, it’s a movie for cryin’ out loud– and G.T.O. (Warren Oates) is clearly a little off in the head anyway.
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Monday, July 19, 2010
At nearly 500 pages and approximately ten pounds this book exhibits the finest reproduction and high quality standards that you’ve come to expect from The Rodder’s Journal.
Deuce is the quintessential book about ’32 Fords.
Six pages each is devoted to the 75 most significant 1932 hot rods as selected for the 75th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford display at the 2007 Grand National Roadster Show.
Order yours here.
Issue 4 now instore! $22 + P&P
A grouse little quarterly mag from Victoria Australia produced by Luke Ray.
Issues 1, 2 & 3 still available.
Tradspeed is now fortunate to be included as a dealer for what is arguably, the best Hot Rod magazine in the world.
Subscribe now! $40 an issue delivered anywhere in NZ.
Awesome Hot Rod documentaries don't come much better than these 2 pearlers from Brian Darwas at Atomic Hot Rods New York. Follow Brian as he travels coast to coast in flattie-powered hot rods with the boys from Rolling Bones to race at Bonneville and spends time hangin' with 2 of the coolest car clubs from opposite sides of the US.
$50 delivered folks.
Proudly supported by Tradspeed, Cal Thorley has created another excellent video representation of Traditional Hot Rodding in New Zealand. Plus bonus footage from days gone by.
$35 to your door.
Also some copies of Hot Rod Revue 1 still available.
$25 + p&p.
$35 delivered to ya door folks! Jeff's art is sublime.
The stock of these prints is super heavy quality.
Size is 18" x 24".
INSTOCK NOW! $30 delivered Click here to buy.
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Another new brand to Tradspeed is CCM Rod Shop hailing from Tucson, Arizona.
The Nelson family produce an exceptional range of high quality milled alloy products that will enhance the hot rod in your life.
Check out more of the product pics and info on the Tradspeed website.