TrekStep by BESTOP

“The SEMA Crunch is REAL!” I joked online as we received our TrekStep from Bestop on Wednesday before the big show. “It’s gonna take some long nights to finish our SEMA Build!” There was that ONE-GUY who had to think…

Edelbrock’s NEW AVS2 Series Carburetor

Edelbrock is excited to announce the AVS2 Series as the next generation of their carburetor product line. The AVS2 carburetor features annular flow primary boosters with a new calibration for improved off-idle and cruising performance. The annular flow booster design…

Wade’s Hemi-Burban

1950 Plymouth Suburban  When I first saw these photos I was floored. Wade had shared them on his Instagram page. I made it a point to contact him and find out more about this beautiful car and find the back-story.…

Larry’s Big Window

Paternal Inspiration An old photo of his mom and dad with a ‘50’s era Chevy Truck in the background sparked a cylinder in Larry’s head. That spark led to an inspiration to some day have an old Chevy truck to…

The 2017 SEMA Show – Day One, actually

A Celebration of New Products and Innovation The day started early with the New Products Awards Breakfast. This is a great place to start the show as they present the awards for best new products and the SEMA Award. The…

The SEMA Show Day One, Kinda

It’s Monday October 30th, 2017 the SEMA Show is about to open. As we arrive at the Convention Center, we see this bitchen Chevelle parked right out front in front of the barrier to the show. Who would park there?…

SHOP TOUR: Solution Finish

We dig family owned and operated companies here at Blacktop Magazine. The other day Billy and I stopped over at Solution Finish in Huntington Beach, CA. Chris West, founder, and his daughter Ashley were bottling up some of their plastic/vinyl/rubber…

FLAKE N LACE

You could say it’s all my Uncle Doug’s fault… In 1969 he and his buddy Jim painted a ‘64 GTO Competition Orange with Black Lace Stripes in our home garage. I was seven years old and can see the overspray…

A Walk Through The Signal Hill Car Show

Hosted by the Long Beach Sultans Car Club Record turnout for this awesome show on the grass and in the shade at Signal Hill Park. Proceeds benefit the Signal Hill Police Department. Learn more about the Sultans here: LBSultans.com

2017 Collector Car Appreciation Day

For the past 7 years we have been celebrating National Collector Car Appreciation Day. This year we co-hosted the 8th annual event as a Hot Rod Barbecue at Cambra Speed Shop in Orange, CA.  We were fortunate to have a…