Inside, the Nomad shines just as bright, boasting a fully custom interior from Salt Lake-based J.S. Custom Interiors. Features of the interior include a custom dash built by G3 Rods, inset with Dakota Digital gauges; a Billet Specialties steering wheel is attached to an ididit steering column, and custom Corbeau seats are wrapped in Deep Blood Red leather with custom emblems and stitching. The interior was designed by Eric Brockmeyer and produced by J.S. Custom Interiors.
The most repeated rule in street rodding is that there aren't any rules in street rodding. Whether that's true or not, there are definitely a few "general principles" that have been proven over time. Technical rules help prevent mechanical failures. Design rules help prevent empty trophy cases. A rule obeyed by most rodders, from backyard hobbyists to pro builders, involves teamwork.
This heavily modified Chevy was put together by the team at Johnny’s Auto Trim and Rod Shop in Alamosa, Colorado, for Greg Hrehovcsik. Every panel of this Chevy has been heavily massaged. A custom top panel joins the rest of the body, which was channeled over the frame rails and sectioned. Sectioning, for those who don’t know, is removing material from the side of a car to make it lower -- obviously that means reworking every piece of sheetmetal.
We weren't but a few words into our interview with David Farmer regarding his Brizio-built 1932 three-window coupe when he mentioned he didn't consider himself a car guy and then went onto tell about his early days in California's Central Valley wrenching at a gas station, hot rodding jalopies, and dirt track racing in Merced.
The Grand national roadster Show started in 1950 and is the longest running indoor car show in the world, and the AMBR (Americas Most Beautiful Roadster) award, a towering eight foot tall trophy, is considered the ultimate recognition for a roadster-style hot rod. Each year a field of outstanding cars—built by the elites of the custom car world—competed for the prestigious award.
Sid Chavers is a legend in the craft of auto upholstery and throughout the hot rod scene.
Operating out of Santa Clara, California, Sid has designed and influenced award-winning interiors for collectors across the world, published a series of DVDs teaching rookies the ins and outs of our craft, and even invented the highly acclaimed "Bop Top."
But it's his latest project that may have the most profound impact on our industry.
2016 America's Most Beautiful Roaster Deuce Highboy has Old-Time Looks and Hot Rod Punch
Why Color Matters
Some of the best advice a father can give to his son is the phrase: When you want to learn how to do something correctly, watch a professional do it. The "right way" is nothing that can be taught by reading a technical book or even watching a YouTube video, but rather hands-on immersion and a learn-by-doing mentality.