Our Roots: The Iowa Four Cylinder Speed Trials

Somewhere in the dusty dawn of hotrodding, Ford Model "T" and Model "A" engines with shaved heads, overhead-valve conversions and backyard-engineered speed tricks barked their way down backroads and race courses across the country. In the early days of racing, the four cylinder engine reigned supreme. For the F.A.S.T. (Ford "A" Speed Technology) Speed Trial …

Ch-ch-Changes!

It's been said that the only thing constant is change. So I'll make this short. Terrysgarage.com is undergoing a full renovation; in car guy vernacular, a "frame up". It's probably long overdue and brought about mainly by issues with my former web host. Most of the existing photo gallery links no longer work. But I …

Drive ‘Em!

I find it interesting that due to the current event cancellations, people are lamenting the fact that their rods, customs and collector cars are parked in the garage with nowhere to take them. My question: Why?? So there are no organized car shows. Need to run to the grocery store? Grab your mask, roll that …

The Return of PG

(As published in the February 2020 MSRA "Linechaser".) So you've been around this rodding game for awhile and you know who Pat Ganahl is: the former editor of Street Rodder magazine who pretty much singlehandedly revived Rod & Custom in the 1980's; magazine contributor, photographer, book author and maybe best of all a true hands-on …