If you follow along with Honest Charley, then you have probably heard of Clay Miller and his world-traveling ’32 Ford coupe. We built it here at the shop using all Honest Charley parts, including a hot Flathead, Brookville steel body and a Pete & Jakes chassis. Clay had intentions of doing long-distance rallying with his…

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And we’re already shivering! Let’s get one thing straight…hot rods are great in optimal weather conditions, but it gets cold real quick here in the Tennessee Valley. We have fought with stock heaters and tried to come up with our own creations, but this little universal unit is certainly our favorite option. It fits in…

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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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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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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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There’s no doubt we love our Flatheads here at Honest Charley, and we had a visitor this morning that loves his, too. He loves Flatheads so much that he created his own and cast it out of aluminum! The block, heads, intake manifold and water pumps are made out of aluminum, making this a very…

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We hear stories about running Moonshine all the time. We’re based in the Southeast and it was a big deal back in the ’40s and ’50s. However, we rarely run across the real deal, but the car that rolled up at the shop is just that. It has tons of history and the current and…

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