Here at Honest Charley Speed Shop, we’re proud of our heritage, as the world’s first mail order speed shop. A lot of people have heard of our shop, but may not know the story behind it, and what makes it so special. The shop isn’t special because of what we’re doing TODAY–it’s special because of…

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Have you ever bought a project car or even a completed car that was the brainchild of another hot rodder? Sometimes, you never know what type of suspension or brakes are used in a project car, but it’s pretty common to have mis-matched bolt patterns. For instance, it’s common to use a Camaro or Nova…

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We usually see an increase in hot rodders visiting our shop when nearby car shows, such as the Shades of the Past, are going on. Last week, a couple of very cool hot rods paid us a visit as they headed to Pigeon Forge for the weekend. Motivating north from Lithonia, Georgia, Tom Lawson piloted…

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Our great friend, Mark Chitwood came by the shop in his shiny new ’57 Chevy. He recently purchased the car and plans to put lots of miles on it in the coming months. Mark is the owner of Southern Gold, a jewelry sales and repair business right here in Chattanooga. The ’57 Chevy is a…

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There are thousands of barns here in the Southeast, and you just never know what might be hiding inside. For our most recent Barnstormin’ adventure on Backroad Gold, we didn’t have to travel too far, as our lead sent us to Lafayette, Georgia. When we got there, we didn’t have to wonder what was in…

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Ahh yes, a bad to the bone ’56 Chevy. Some people call it a shoebox, some people call it a Tri-Five…we just call it cool! We found this one on our adventures with the Backroad Gold TV show, which airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 Eastern on the Travel Channel. The car looked to be in…

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Around here, it’s not uncommon to hear a car guy holler out, “START ‘ER UP”, and sometimes it isn’t that easy. We’ve run into lots of problems over the years, and stock starters always seem to give up at the most inconvenient times…ya know, the times when you want your hot rod to start! On…

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As hot rodders, we’re constantly wondering where this hobby will go when the new generation comes into play. Every now and then, we receive a breath of fresh air, when we run across a hot rodder who is young and enthusiastic about building hot rods. Today, we met a new friend and rodder, and his…

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We have a thing for hot rods, and historic drag strips are a huge part of the hot rodding community. Drag strips played a big part in promoting the hobby back in the day, and the ones that are still around do a great job of keeping the vintage spirit alive. We thoroughly enjoy visiting…

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