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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You may have seen it around at various car shows across the country (and it’s even been to Australia)–it’s the Double Exposure roadster, built right here at Honest Charley in 30 days, using ONLY off-the-shelf parts from Honest Charley and Coker Tire. It’s a great car, and though it has been built for a few…

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Our adventures with the Backroad Gold TV Show led us to California to check out a collection of rare and unusual cars from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. As always, we didn’t leave empty-handed, returning back to Tennessee with a super solid, mostly original Lincoln Zephyr and a vibrant American Austin Bantam roadster that will…

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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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Honest Charley Speed Shop is known for its deep roots in the hot rodding industry, and T-Buckets have been a big part of the scene for many years. In fact, Mike Goodman (Honest Mike) built a T-Bucket in the ’70s and drove it all over the United States. Now, the National T-Bucket Alliance is bringing…

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Will Davenport is a dedicated Honest Charley Speed Shop customer. We’ve been working with him to provide all the parts for his ’32 Ford roadster build, and it’s really looking good! Will keeps us posted on his progress by sending pictures and messages along the way. We’re glad to have him as a customer, and…

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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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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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If you keep track of the blog, then you’ve seen us talk about Will Davenport and his 1932 Ford roadster, which is being built from Honest Charley Speed Shop parts. Will is also using a bunch of cool components from the 1950’s to make his Deuce a period-correct hot rod. He contributes to the Dixie…

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