Saturday, June 22, 2024


It seems nobody likes commercials, unless they’ve got wheels! We’ve packaged another convoy of cool pickups, deliveries and vans into Cruzin #242, our second Hot Rod Haulers theme’d issue.

If Bob Puglisi’s 1933 Ford pickup was ever a farm truck, it’s now retired for good, stunning in every detail and featured on the cover of this edition. Other earlies incude Dirk Evers’ 1933 Dodge Commercial Sedan (when did you last see one?) and Joe Gomboc’s timber-back ’34 Chevy from sunny Queensland.

Sharing the cover is Joanne Darwin’s 1959 Chevy El Camino, low slung and sporting mild kustom touches, it’s hard not to fall in love with. But it wouldn’t be a pickup edition without some fat fender 50s trucks, so we’ve included Bill Jordan’s 1950 Chevy and Troy Pudsey’s 1955 Ford F100. Talking F100s, the surprise package is Phil Meredith’s 1957 F100, it’s beautiful and has a few tricks up its sleeve as well.

Just for fun, our California correspondent tags along for the So-Cal Slow Ride, a coastal cruise dedicated to vans. Love or hate the 1970s, you’ll love this flashback of side pipes and shag interiors… oh wait, it’s happening now!

We also chat with PoA – Pinups of Australia, look at the custom furniture of Juliette Schmitt at Friki Tiki Funk, and check some online vids with English Dane Rockabilly.

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