Hotrod Heaven

This is our area for Hot Rods and custom cars. It is the room of shine. Here we are going to have feature stories about great hot rods, and custom cars that run the gamut from mild to wild.

While there are going to be some of the greatest hot rods, and build stories there are. There is also going to be a grass roots feel and effect to it. We have a whole line of project cars lined up, as well as projects to help the average hot rodder do what needs to be done.

We are also going to have a section called “One Man’s Junk? Another Man’s Treasure!” since a few of us working the magazine are involved in trucking and all. In our job as road agents we will bring you some of the old cars that are just wasting away. We have one whole wrecking yard in Washington we want to cover.

We are going to cover the great car shows, and all the things they have to offer. Many of the people who come up with great things for hot rods are going to have demo’s here. As well we are going to have reader’s submissions.

If you want to be involved, do so. If you want to kick back and love the smooth mega pony ride; have at it.

30th Annual Atascadero Lake Car Show

The place to be the 3rd Saturday of August was the beautiful Atascadero Lake Park where every year the Mid-State Cruizers host this annual event drawing entries from...

15th Annual Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Show

The quaint village of Solvang is the place to be the fourth Saturday of August as the annual Wheels ‘N’ Windmills show rolls into town…upwards of 300 beautiful...

23rd Annual Cruisin’ Morro Bay

Morro Bay again welcomed the thousands of car enthusiasts that descend on the city the first weekend in May every year…this show has grown to the ‘sells out’ every...

43rd Annual NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals

Bakersfield…yes, it can get warm…the NSRA office was very aware of this, therefore scheduling the Western Street Rod Nationals during late springtime, when the mild...

2nd Annual Hop Up RPM Nationals

The 2nd annual Hop Up Magazine RPM Nationals clearly cemented the fact ‘we are here to stay,’ as approximately 100 hot rods of the past with a couple of current...

46th Annual Nojoqui Falls Fun Run (2018)

This annual run, one of the final events of the year has been held in the beautiful Nojoqui Falls Park since the beginning and is a favorite of many street rodders. ...

28th Annual Cayucos Car Show

Located on the Central Coast of California, with the Pacific Ocean as a background, the quaint city of Cayucos is a favorite location for hot rodders, as the show sells...

38th Annual Bent Axles Cruise & BBQ Weekend

The third weekend in July is reserved for the annual Bent Axles of Santa Maria cruise, show & BBQ…a weekend of socials, show, cruising and finalizing with an...

Cruisin’ Morro Bay 2018

As the overcast skies opened to a beautiful sunshine day, the chrome, the wild paints, and shiny wheels glistened, bringing smiles to the thousands of enthusiasts...

Jimmy Rader’s Hot Rod Social #2

Words and Photos by Sherm Porter As hundreds of gearheads descend on the quaint little town of Bradley, memories of early Hollister come to mind…only for a fleeting...

14th Annual All Ford Car Show and Swap Meet

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter The Santa Maria A’s have notched another great event under their belts as more than 150 entries, combined with the many swap meet...

13th Annual Wheels ‘n Windmills

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter Every year, the quaint Danish community of Solvang welcomes the Annual Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show, held the 4th Saturday in August...

Andy’s “Final, Final” Picnic

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter Andy’s “Final, Final” Picnic is now behind us, a weekend filled with history… Andy Brizio, the Rod Father, has without...

28th Annual Arroyo Valley Car Sho

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter This annual Sho is held in the center of the Historic Village of Arroyo Grande, a beautiful, relaxing setting for the entrants and...

26th Annual “COOLER” Truck Show

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter Now in its 26th year, this unique show has grown each year, with some of the finest historical trucks ever made in attendance. Hosted...

37th Annual Bent Axles Cruise & Barbeque

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter This has become one of the top events in the Central Coast to attend, as an entrant, or even a spectator. The show itself is held the...

2017 Santa Margarita Ranch Time Trials

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter While the 100+ temperatures might have kept a few people home, the crowd of several hundred enthusiasts was treated to smoky burnouts...

53rd Annual Los Angeles Roadsters Show

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter The 2017 53rd Annual L. A. Roadsters Show & Swap Meet is now in the books…This year saw a change with the L. A. Roadsters Club...

10th Annual Ol Geezzers Gathering & BBQ

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter This gathering is held every June at Antique Aero, Paso Robles where in addition to the early aero planes that are rebuilt and...

Warbirds, Wings and Wheels IX

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter In nine short years, this has become one of the top shows on the Central Coast, this year being no exception.  With a wide variety of...

21st Annual Cruisin’ Morro Bay Show

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter While the weather threatened a bit, with chilly, windy conditions Saturday, a light rain on Sunday, nothing would keep the entrants...

44th Annual Nojoqui Falls Fun Run

Words and Photos by Sherm Porter Central Coast Street Rods again pulled off one of the nicest laid-back runs on the Central Coast, with nearly 300 entries this year!  A...

TOYS for TOTS Car & Bike Show

Words and Photos by Sherm Porter Team Auto Collision’s 5th Annual Toys for Tots Car & Bike Show, held in downtown San Miguel was again a great success, with the...

25th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion

Words and Photos by Sherm Porter The hot rods, customs and trucks filled the Grove to overflowing, with the late-comers parking at the far end of the pit areas…to say...

Jimmy Rader’s ‘Hot Rod Social’

Celebrate 100 years of history at The Sea Plane Inn Words and Photos by Sherm Porter Jimmy & Peggy Rader, Rader Creations have been amassing property and creating...

Backroads, Bugscreens & Bras…

Welcome to the 37th Annual San Luis Roadsters Roadster Run! Words and Photos by Sherm Porter The weekend kicks off with registration on Thursday afternoon poolside at...

12th Annual Wheels ‘N’ Windmills

Words and Photos by Sherm Porter With picturesque Solvang as a background, this has grown into a don’t miss show, as upwards of 300 street rods, customs, Tri-Five...

9th Annual Old Geezzers BBQ

Words & Photos by Sherm Porter June 11th the 9th Annual Old Geezzers BBQ was held at Antique Aero, Paso Robles, CA…this is a private restoration enterprise and...

Sweet Show Stopper

A Real Las Vegas Show Car By Al Heisley Randy & Julie Sweet’s 1928 Dodge Victory 6 turns a lot of heads when they drive by or pull into a spot where people are...

52nd Annual L.A. Roadsters Show & Swap Meet

Pictures and Words by Sharm Porter Early Friday morning San Luis Roadsters headed south, bound for the Annual Los Angeles Roadsters Show held at the Fairplex, Pomona...

NSRA 40th Annual Western Nationals

Pictures by Sherm Porter Bakersfield once again welcomed the 40th Annual NSRA Western Nationals with open arms, from the beautiful weather, the welcoming BBQ on Thursday...