Friday, October 22, 2010

NEW VINTAGE USA is coming...

New Vintage USA has the perfect instrument panel solutions for your Hot Rod, Classic or Kit Car.

No-one else has the 'period correct' look of the New Vintage Gauges.

They can also custom-create a set of gauges for your ride.

Individual gauges available plus 'METRIC SPEEDOS'.



1940 SERIES (available black or white)

WOODWARD SERIES 2 & 3 Gauge Kits (beige or black)

WOODWARD SERIES 5 & 6 Gauge Kits

Check online here for details and pricing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sellers Equipped comes to Tradspeed!

We take great pleasure in announcing we are now an official dealer for the 'Sellers Equipped' incredible range of hand-fabricated hot rod parts.

Master craftsman, Steve Sellers, has been building genre-defining customs and hot rods for a few years now out of his San Jose, CA shop.
We think Steve is on a very short list of guys who kinda channel pre-World War II craftsmen who were so good at what they did and made stuff that’s still in service today…

Check out the GARAGE Magazine feature on Steve here:
We are in the process of creating a web page for Sellers Equipped on the Tradspeed website so stay tuned.
If you spot something though that looks just like what you need for your build, please holler out.

Here's a sample of some of the Sellers Equipped range.

The Hallock Screen for 28-31 Ford


Hot Rod Havoc 4 coming soon to Tradspeed...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


'Rebel Motorcycles Ltd' is a hardcover, 144 full color pages photography book. It's a selection of what L.Bagnard has been lucky enough to witness around the fast moving world of today's modified bikes, from Europe to Japan and through the homeland of rebel wheels: California!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DEADEND Magazine has updated...

One of the coolest e-mags there is. Check out another incredible issue from the Espinoza bros now!


Friday, October 1, 2010

The Rodders Journal Issue # 49 .... INSTOCK NOW!

Jimmy King’s 1939 Ford DeLuxe convertible is as period correct as they come. He bought the beat up ’39 at the fall Carlisle swap meet in 1992, and delivered it to Dave Simard’s shop for a full rebuild. All the parts used in the build are original or NOS, and they restored the car to the way it may have looked as a custom in 1955. The complete article in TRJ #49 details all of the parts used and all of the work put in to this beautiful convertible.

 The newsstand cover car is featured in a story along with two other blown Ardun-powered 1932 Fords, all built by Roy Brizio Street Rods in South San Francisco. Mark and Dennis Mariani’s coupe is shown with Hal Weibel’s 1932 Ford sedan delivery and Jorge Zaragoza’s 1932 Ford Victoria. Each of these traditionally styled hot rods is a beauty in its own right, but to see all three together is awe-inspiring.

Ray and Rory Forbes, father and son, from Reno, Nevada have long been fans of 1934 Ford hot rods. In this issue we have featured both Ray’s coupe and Rory’s roadster with all of the location photography taken on the dry lake just north of Reno where the Cal-Neva races were held back in the late ’40s and early ’50s. Both cars feature traditional, early 1950s drivetrains including a Buick Nailhead in Ray’s coupe and an Edmunds equipped Olds in Rory’s roadster.

Cutaway drawings have long been appreciated forms of automotive art for being a useful tool in building cars as well as a way to simply admire the technical craftsmanship. Rex Burnett was one of the most well known cutaway artists of all time. A car guy himself, owning 82 cars during his lifetime, Rex had many published pieces in Hot RodMotor Trend, and other Petersen titles during the late ’40s and ’50s. In this issue we delve into his life story and show several of his cutaway drawings along with some of his never-before-published initial pencil renderings.