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Is This the End? H2Oi 2014 Event Coverage

Photos & Words via O’Neil Castro – @Cassetrop After 10 years of making the 14 hour drive from Montreal, Canada to Ocean City, Maryland, the 2014 edition of H2O International had to be one of the worst in memory.What used to be the Mecca of Volkswagen and Audi automotive events, the main strip is now overcrowded with many non-European cars. Drift cars, beaters, and a whole heap of Japanese and […]

Rebuilding America: Joshua Joyce's 1947 Jeep Willys TDI Rat Rod

Photos via Steven Campbell In the wake of World War 2, America saw an unprecedented boom in automotive manufacturing; one of the first companies to sell retrofitted war vehicles to civilians was the Willys-Overland Motors’ Jeep brand Willys SUV. Joshua Joyce of Village Customs in Virgina Beach tried his hand at re-imagining this once robust rock climber.Converting a top heavy truck into a pavement scraping rat rod was no easy […]

Dead End: AccuAir's 1953 Chevy

“We were just going to build something normal, you know? But it became one of those things that we said: normal ain’t cool.” – Eddie Padilla AccuAir showcases a truly one of a kind work of art that brings the classic lines of a family owned, old school 1953 Chevy coupe together with modern air ride. Eat, sleep, and live your passion.

Spider Wrecker: Mike Boyer's 1947 Ford Pickup

Mike Boyer has a thing for work trucks.  He owns a company that designs and builds strong sliding racks for fire trucks and has even built a fire engine hot rod for trade shows.  Naturally building a custom bagged 1947 Ford tow truck was right up his alley.  Photos by Chad Truss Photography, modeling by Cassie Sue.Mike’s focus on quality stems from years of hard work.  Wanting to get it […]


Phoenix, AZ is known for sandstorms that can reach for as far as the eye can see.  These walls of sand might make some residents hunker down and weather the storm, but Randy Ellis Design opts instead to race head on into them with their chopped and dropped 1945 Jeep Willys CJ-2A Rat Rod. When we came across pictures of this one of a kind ride we knew we had […]