Rod Shops

There’s a lot more to owning and running a rod shop than working on cars. This section focuses on how to run a business, offering tips and examples from business experts as well as fellow rod shop owners. It also covers the latest innovations in the industry— from cool cars to shop tools.


California Senate Committee Votes Not to Increase Specially Constructed Vehicle Class

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) has announced that a state Senate committee failed to approve a California bill to increase the specially constructed class from 500 to 750 vehicles per year. The bill, which was passed by the state Assembly, was defeated in the California Senate Transportation Committee.

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This Weekend’s Car Show & Event Roundup

This Weekend’s Car Show & Event Roundup

With Monday marking the official start of summer, enthusiasts around the country are jumping at every opportunity to show off their classic cars and trucks. Here’s information on 10 shows and events you can attend this weekend to get acquainted with potential customers.

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Take Dad to a Car Show: This Weekend’s Event Roundup

Take Dad to a Car Show: This Weekend’s Event Roundup

Car clubs, communities and organizations are offering plenty of opportunities for dads to show off their classic cars and trucks this Father’s Day weekend. Here’s information on 13 events you can attend to show off your best work, get acquainted with potential customers and help your community.

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Featured Vehicle: ‘One Nasty-Looking’ 1969 Chevy Camaro

Featured Vehicle: ‘One Nasty-Looking’ 1969 Chevy Camaro

“Sinister functionality” is the term Michael P. Manning uses to describe the concept of his 1969 Camaro. Since the day the original concept of the car was formulated, he knew one thing: it had to be a menacing muscle car.

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Goodguys to Build & Give Away Emission-Legal Custom 1955 Chevy Convertible

Goodguys to Build & Give Away Emission-Legal Custom 1955 Chevy Convertible

Goodguys has announced that the building of its CleanAir ’55 project vehicle is underway.The custom 1955 Chevy convertible will feature an all-steel ’55 convertible body and GM’s emissions-legal LS3 E-Rod motor.

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This Weekend’s Car Show & Event Roundup

This Weekend’s Car Show & Event Roundup

Here are 11 shows and events happening this weekend you can attend to highlight your best work, get acquainted with potential customers and help your community.

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Restorer Profile: Age Is Just a Number

Nearly all of the Devlin Rod and Customs team is under 40.

With the help of a strong team and good branding, this young shop owner is building a business with a growing local reputation and a packed calendar.

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Classic Car Sales Lag at East Coast Event

Mike Eberly is eager to sell his street rod so he can start on his next project. However, with the down economy, he's having trouble doing so. (Photo from www.ydr.com.)

A writer from the York Daily Record interviewed rod builders at last weekend’s Street Rod Nationals East Plus in York, Pennsylvania, who were having trouble selling their project cars due to the down economy.

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New Books Released for Muscle Car Builders

New Books Released for Muscle Car Builders

Two new books are available from Motorbooks that are designed to help builders and collectors understand and create the ultimate muscle car.

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New Car & Truck Legislation Updates for Six States

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) has updated members on passed and pending legislation. Click to get information on legislation impacting hobbyists in six states.

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