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  • West Coast Report 35th Edition by John Gilbert

    Here’s the final stages of Rod & Custom’s Speedway Motors “Tribute T” going together. www.rodandcustommagazine.com The thumbs –up guy is striper Jeff Styles  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • West Coast Report 34th Edition by John Gilbert

    Welcome to the 34th edition of the West Coast Report, and the first edition I’ve written since I went on staff as a tech editor for Classic Trucks. Talk about a hectic period of time just a little prior. I was trying to get the Hot Rod to Hell ready for driving to SEMA, and wrap up articles for some of the ten different publications I was doing work for before I went on staff when the sh*# really hit the fan.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • SEMA 2013 Final Recap

    The last days of SEMA 2013 were a blur and we were so swamped at our booth I realized I left everyone hanging with my last batch of photos! In previous years late Thursday and Friday the show is winding down and SEMA becomes a ghost town.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • West Coast Report — 32nd Edition by John Gilbert

    It was the “Psychedelic 60s” and my friends, and I were active members of America’s disaffected mobile youth. I’ve been heading out on the road since before I had a drivers license. I didn’t drive illegally, a group of three, or four of us would all pile in with whoever had a drivers license, owned wheels, and we’d get out on the highway. Sometimes the vehicle of choice would blowup only a few miles out of town, and we’d have to commandeer a plan B mode of transportation.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • West Coast Report 33rd Edition by John Gilbert

    Wow, finishing up the Hot Rod to Hell in time to leave for the SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 4, and maintaining a punctual publishing schedule for the West Coast Report has been just a little tough. Of course those are not the only things I’ve had to deal with during this period of time. There’s been a ton of magazine features to write for American Truck, Classic Trucks, and Custom Classic Trucks. Did I ever mention that I work for a few different truck magazines? Speaking of mentioned, did I in past reports bring up the maiden run for the ’27 Ford track T has been switched from Hell, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada? I still intend to drive the car to Hell, but the SEMA show is something I can’t miss. I’ve been going to SEMA since it was held in Anaheim, California, and its offices were in a bank building in El Monte, CA. Gee, that was a long time ago.  Click Here To Read Full Post...