The covers feature a classic rod and custom pair that consists of the Valley Custom-built Ron Dunn shoebox Ford and a classic yet contemporary traditional Deuce highboy roadster. The Ron Dunn Ford graces the subscriber cover in baremetal, which is being restored by Steve Frisbie and his crew at Steve’s Auto Restorations. The newsstand cover features Rick Reed’s burnt orange roadster, which showcases the handiwork of his nephew Ryan Reed.The issue also features a wide variety of traditional hot rod and custom car material that ranges from a full feature on Cody Walls’ Delaware-based ’59 Chevy station wagon to Part II of the Tom Prufer story in which Pat Ganahl takes a detailed look at Tom’s drag racing years. Rounding out the latest issue of TRJ is Part I of Speed Shop Confidential, which chronicles Pete LaBarbera’s half-century of hot rodding exploits, car features on both Jon Wright’s Hemi-powered Deuce three-window coupe and John Mumford’s ’33 Ford Fordor Victoria and an update on Spence Murray’s ’36 roadster which has been hiding in plain sight for nearly 40 years.
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