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The experts from Popular Hot Rodding Magazine offer featured 1962 Hot Rods that include street rods, old roadsters, rat rods, and other custom vintage cars. Select a featured article below to view web exclusive hot rod photos, read about modification upgrades, analysis, and more.

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1968 Plymouth Valiant Subframe Connectors
How to improve your Mopar's chassis stiffness with a set of weld-in subframe connectors... more
1965 Mustang Fastback - Fordified Loyalty
Ever since he was 5 years old, Jim's been gaga for Fords. "When my mom's friend came over in a '69... more
How to Paint Classic Muscle Cars
A pro shows how to restore a classic muscle machine using materials and tools anybody can afford.... more
New Products from PRI
Check out these five cool products from the Performance Racing Industry trade show!... more
1968 Pontiac Firebird - Carved To Perfection
Michelangelo had marble. The ancient Romans had travertine. Ken Ramey’s material of choice is much... more

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Hot Summer Car Movie
This summer's "Snake & Mongoose" movie takes us back to where it all began for many of us.... more
AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge
Lunati joins the 2013 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge as a contingency sponsor in the crankshaft... more
PerTronix Quick Change Crimping Tool
Thanks to a quick release interchangeable die set, PerTronix's cool new Wire Terminal Crimping... more
1965 Mustang
Wilwood Disc Brakes introduces new front disc brake kits for the 1965-1969 Ford Mustang.... more
Racing Fuel
VP Racing Fuels has introduced its newest blend—X16—a perfect blend of performance and economy.... more

Hot Rodding Forum

7 second 1/4 mile evolution
I doubt that will happen in the near future.,. cars run as fast as they doing now is better tires... more
7 second 1/4 mile evolution
1962 don garlits runs 7.99 in the quarter. he also runs 185 mph, in a dragster. 1967 willie borsch... more
Perfect Sleeper?
1962-1967 nova wagon.bolt on front subframe.LS1 sb chevy,smooth idle hipo cam,150 shot of n20, 6... more
X Body Comparison, Chevrolet or Buick?
I'd go for something running a Slant 6 if you're not specifically seeking the GM X body. They have... more
Mr. Hunkins, Deployed to Iraq, and need help with my nova
Mr. Hunkins, I’m a soldier currently deployed to Iraq for my second tour as a combat medic. I have... more