Sunday, July 14, 2024


Speed thrills, and so will the line up of hopped-up hot rods in our latest Speed Edition, Cruzin issue #244.

Of course, speed is a relative thing. Mention 300 horsepower to a modern day racer and they’ll scoff. Tell a hot rodder you’ve got a 300 horsepower flathead Ford and you’ll get their attention! Case in point is Tom Fulton’s ’34 Ford coupe, our cover car for this issue. If that Ardun-headed flathead V8 doesn’t grab you, the savage chop and lean, mean styling certainly will.

If you’ve admired the unique creations of Norm Longfield throughout the decades, then his boat-tail speedster will not disappoint! The pre-war racer is better than new with dozens of exciting details, yet still retains its old world charm.

And where would we be without the gassers! Chris Williams’ 1939 Chevy pickup has been on the scene for decades but never looked this good, while Lennart Olofsson’s 1953 Dodge Cornet shows us that the Swede’s love their straight axles too! Rounding out our feature cars is perhaps the hottest of them all – Rachel and Warren Azzopardi’s 1925 Dodge pickup. It’s muscle originates from the 1960s, a 413 Chrysler Wedge with a rare pair of cross ram manifolds which no hot rod hood can contain!

Yep, there’s drag racing too as we visit Carralbyn air strip drags for some old school action. We also drop in on Chris Palazzo who celebrated his 50th birthday with a gathering of friends and a drum of nitro. The cars drank more alcohol than the boys did!

Finally we head to California and tour the Rick Lorenzen collection, a more incredible display or racing memorabilia you’re likely to find. While we’re in the USA, we look at the creative collective of Chris Piscitelli, and Dale Haberfield steps in for The Glovebox to review James Hetfield’s book, Reclaimed Rust, a beautiful volume showcasing his own collection of custom cars.

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