Indy car racing, much like all other forms of motorsports, has transformed into a multi-million dollar industry, and if you consider the high tech machines from the F1 series in the “Indy car” world, then you’re looking as some big time dollar signs. As a throwback to the good ol’ days of Indy racing, Corky…

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We didn’t have a booth setup at the 2013 SEMA Show, but our neighbors at Coker Tire sent us some cool pictures to post here. Our guys in the Honest Charley Garage had a lot of work to do to help prepare Coker for its big SEMA event, so we were proud to see our…

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Almost a year in the making, the 2013 Street Rodder Road Tour car is complete! We thrashed to get it finished in time for the Hot Rod Power Tour’s visit here in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and then put the finishing touches on it before it headed out to St. Paul, Minnesota for its first true outing.…

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We love sneaking off to hot rod events near our headquarters here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We’re just a couple hours away from Atlanta, a couple from Nashville and a little over 3 hours away from Bowling Green, Kentucky, home of the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion at historic Beech Bend Raceway Park. It’s an incredible event…

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With the big stuff out of the way (top chop, body channel, and other body modifications), we could concentrate on some of the smaller details on the car, such as the side trim. In the Eric Black rendering, a thin piece of trim is shown running down the side of the car, with a stylish…

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Throughout the metal working process of the Street Rodder Road Tour ’51 Ford, we wanted to experiment with using lead for a filler on some of our seams and body modifications. We wanted to get the true essence of a “lead sled” so we got a lead kit from Eastwood Tools, and started working. They…

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Wow, what a day! Thursday, June 6th, was quite a busy day here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Hot Rod Power Tour came through town, with an official stop at Chattanooga State Community College. Thousands of hot rods, muscle cars and trucks came out to the campus, along with a number of parts vendors, including our…

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Dating back to the ’50s, car customizers have been trying to beautify vehicles in every way possible. Rounding corners, smoothing edges and lowering the car’s silhouette are common goals in the custom world, and one sure fire way to do it is to modify the hood for a sleeker appearance. We set out to do…

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What started as a laid back hot rodder hang out at Coker Tire and Honest Charley has grown into one of the premier cruise in events in the Southeast! We’re thrilled with the success of the event, and we plan to keep on doing them for years to come. The Spring 2013 Chattanooga Cruise In…

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If you’ve been around old cars very long, you’ve likely dealt with rust. Unless, of course, you’re from Southern California, the land of the rust-free hot rod. Anyway, rust is a big issue for hot rodders East of the Mississippi and we’re up to our elbows in rust on this Street Rodder Road Tour car.…

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