We just love the month of April. Flowers are blooming, people are riding around with the windows down, and we’re getting ready for a busy month. On April 2nd, 2016, we had the largest turnout ever at the Chattanooga Cruise In, and boy was it fun! We worked hard all day long, and sold lots…

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If there is anyone who embodies the lifestyle, character and legacy of Honest Charley Card, it is Mike Goodman. This man has been a hot rodder all his life, and he makes friends with everyone he meets. It’s astonishing to see him at a show, and realize that he knows almost everyone that walks up.…

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Honest Charley friend and customer Spencer Taylor is a man about town. It is Bug-a-Palüza weekend after all, and when there’s this much Fahrvergnügen going on in Chattanooga, you need to get out and soak it all up, right? The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student bought this 1966 Volkswagen Beetle his freshman year in high…

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Ain’t that what mama always said about ‘skeeter bites? Well, we’re talking about your paint job, and that’s something you definitely don’t want to scratch. We have just the solution…it certainly isn’t an innovative new product, but you gotta have one! It’s a fender cover, with our Honest Charley Speed Shop logo on it! This…

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Just wanted to drop a note on here to thank Dennis Valentine and Tommy Lingenfelt for taking their day off from work to visit our place. Dennis is the owner of this ’56 Ford F-100 pickup, which he admits is a bit dirtier than usual…but he has a good excuse. He drives it! The truck…

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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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After a full frame-off restoration, Harold Coker’s 1913 American Underslung is ready to hit the road. As the guys get the car ready for the first few shakedown runs, Harold and Greg Cunningham offer some impressions of the car and the restoration for the camera. The American Underslung may very well be the first “lowered”…

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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 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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