Tag: Street Machine Nationals

FEATURES – CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – Brent Groh – ’72 Ford Mustang

FEATURES – CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – Brent Groh – ’72 Ford Mustang

It was 1980. Rock-and-roll still rocked. Teen fiction spoke of a bright and promising future for us all. And in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 17- year old Brent Groh was rolling into his high school parking lot in a 1972 Mustang Grande he had purchased for $1,100 (CDN) and modestly modified himself. Canadian winters had been […]

May 11, 2020 More
FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

It was one of those experiences you just don’t forget. We were cruising the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds on our trusty loaner golf cart at the Street Machine Nationals. It was a picture-perfect late- June day in Southern Illinois. As we neared the facility’s iconic marquee, first we heard it. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. What. […]

May 4, 2020 More
Label Shaker – Rick and Kathy Bryant

Label Shaker – Rick and Kathy Bryant

For as much as we are a family in street machining circles, there sure is a lot of infighting in our brood. Need proof? “Shiny car” guys hate rat rods. Rat rodders hate craftsmanship (too much? Am I showing my allegiances?). Pro touring folks hate pro streeters. Tubbed lovers hate “coners” (i.e.-autocrossers). It seems that […]

April 23, 2020 More
Throwback – Jerry Gary – 1970 Chevy Vega

Throwback – Jerry Gary – 1970 Chevy Vega

Throwback – Jerry Gary – 1970 Chevy Vega Jerry Gary, Jr. was sick. Really sick. The likeable Smithfield, Virginia auto parts consultant spent more than a few days wondering if his time was almost up. However, during his lengthy illness, he stumbled across a book about the Street Machine Nationals and the heyday of pro […]

April 17, 2020 More
Return Flight – Matt & Debbie Hays

Return Flight – Matt & Debbie Hays

It was almost too familiar. It was the eleventh hour, and Matt and Debbie Hay were thrashing away in their modest three-car garage in Chandler, Arizona, doing their level best to finish their latest creation in time for the Street Machine Nationals. The likeable Goshen, Indiana natives are no strangers to the Street Machine Nationals […]

March 22, 2020 More
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