As we were continuing to recover from the NSRA Nationals today, we had a gentleman by the name of Mickey Arp stop by the shop in his very cool roadster pickup. He says the truck is titled as a 1923 Model T Commercial Vehicle, but the creation is all his own. From the chassis and…

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If you’re the least bit interested in hot rods then you know August is a big month, because of the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. We’ve heard it called The Nationals, The Nats, Louisville (pronounced loo-vull), but whatever you call it….it’s BIG. We go up there every year as it’s the best place…

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Hot rodding is about bragging rights for the most part. The battle for the most horsepower has always been a top priority, but for Clay Miller bragging rights come in the form of a long distance trip. He will truly be one of the only hot rodders to have driven his ’32 Ford across the…

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There’s no denying the fact that hot rodding was born from folks sticking a big engine in a lightweight chassis. Horsepower-to-weight ratio has always been a big concern, but things calmed down in the ’70s, when folks wanted to get out and drive without spending a ton of money on fuel. This trend is still…

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Anytime there’s a show nearby, we usually get a few visitors in hot rods, because Honest Charley is a nice place to stop for a travel break. We have a couple of good restaurants nearby, and plenty of cool stuff to look at, so it’s usually a good lunch stop for people on their way…

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Just because we don’t vend at an event, doesn’t mean we don’t attend it. We’re hot rodders at heart, so even on our off weekends, we’re generally at a show somewhere here in the Southeast. This past weekend we made the short drive up to Knoxville, Tennessee to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals South. This…

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Years ago, the hot rodding world revolved around roadsters and coupes. If you didn’t have one or the other, your car didn’t really catch much attention. Now days, it’s cool to be different, so folks have started building hot rods out of all sorts of unique platforms that would’ve never been considered “cool” back in…

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A household name with longtime hot rodders, Mike Goodman has been an Honest Charley Speed Shop employee for quite some time. He’s spent a lot of time behind the counter, and he’s also spent a lot of time behind the wheel of a hot rod. Back in the ’70s, he had one of the coolest…

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Chad Adams runs a small hot rod shop in north Georgia that specializes in building and selling ’32 Fords. He always has a few projects in the works, and he always comes to us for parts. He’s a regular customer of Honest Charley, and we were able to grab a few shots of three of…

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