A Bit About Batteries

A Blacktop Magazine Daily Driver Report: I am trying to imagine a time before there were batteries. In the mid 18th century Benjamin “don’t call me Benny” Franklin first used the term Battery to describe a group of Leyden jars.…

Peter Ström’s MOON BIKE

MOON Bike Building story. My name is Peter Ström and I am 54 years old from Stockholm, Sweden. I have a few bike-builds behind me – I built my wife’s FXR trike, Sportster chopper to myself, Sportster bobber whit a…

Old Yeller

A couple and their trucks. The first time I saw this truck it was love at first sight. Maybe it was the memory of the movie, or perhaps it was the song, She Never Cried (when old Yeller died). But…

Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show

The OTHER Father’s Day Show in Southern California. While turmoil erupts in Pomona, Craig Hoelzel of Flying Deuces takes the reigns at the Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show for another year. Click the image above to watch the video. Nearly…

Talking Tailgates

A Daily Driver Report: The truck scene is so hot right now. We’ve been getting a bunch of shots from Texas Rich and then C-10 Talk did a ride out to Texas and at the recent SEMA Show. No doubt…

Youth Engagement with Edelbrock

Not long ago Billy and I went over to Edelbrock for a shop tour. I asked Eric Blakely, Director of Advertising, how a company like Edelbrock is engaging younger generations. “I am proud of the culture Vic Edelbrock has built…

Skid Loader Powered Rat

Don Carrick sent us this inventive hot rod he found in Pennsylvania. Brian Stichter owns a machine shop and sharpening business in Mohrsville, PA. His father always tinkered with cars including a ‘29 Model A Tudor. Brian’s earliest memories was…

MYCHANIC Pod Light and Tool Creeper

What can I say? We are big fans of MYCHANIC. I first saw them at the 2016 AAPEX show and was blown away by their cool design on garage staples. Smart Jumper Cables, SideKick Stool, and several LED Lights. The…

The Blacktop Baller Gets Armored

Dupli-Color’s Bed Armor This is a story of much needed father/son bonding time… My neighbor rolled his bed liner on a while back. It was super blotchy and didn’t last long at all. We saw the Dupli-Color Bed Armor with truck…

Hanging Out At Cambra Speed Shop

Introducing Cambra Speed Shop in Orange, CA For the past several years, Ron Cambra and his team of craftsmen have been turning out one fine car after another. Video presented by CON2R  Thank you to Mitzi Valenzuela, Bob Ryder, Zoe…

Headlight Restoration

The Blacktop Baller gets clear vision. Billy and I rolled out to the Meguiar’s Garage for a demonstration with their Headlight Restoration Kit. Mike Pennington met us at the door and got busy sharing some tips and answering our questions…