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2017

StreetRodding Willett Distillery Kentucky

We are here in Kentucky for a few days making our rounds through the country side. What a great part of the country to visit and the scenery is great. We are visiting several of the distilleries in the area and having a great time. Today we are at the Willett distillery. Willett by comparison is small in every aspect except taste when compared to Jim Beam and Jack Daniels. The tour was a lot of fun and we learned a lot about making Bourbon. The tour guide Jessica was great and able to answer all...
2017

Streetrodding Dicks Auto Museum San Marcus

Streetrodding visits Dicks in San Marcus

As we were heading out on a road trip to Kentucky we made a stop in San Marcus at Jack’s antique car museum. The museum has many cars from the mid 1900s through the 1960’s. A great collection of collectibles including one very rare Tucker. The museum is a great place to spend a few hours if you love old cars like I do. So many beautiful cars and so much history. Additional information can be found on the web. Here are a few photos.
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2017

Today in 1914 Babe Ruth

With baseball season in full swing here is a little baseball history

On July 11, 1914, in his major league debut, George Herman “Babe” Ruth pitches seven strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians, 4-3.

George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland, where his father worked as a saloon keeper on the waterfront. He was the first of eight children, but only he and a sister survived infancy. The young George, known as “Gig” (pronounced jij) to h...
2017

Collector Car Financing the Facts

Collector Car Financing

If you do think you can afford your dream car think again.


With J.J. Best Banc & Co.’s top-level customer service and knowledgeable team of classic car experts, collector car financing is quick and easy. In as little as 2 minutes, you will be approved to finally finance that special classic car you have always wanted to add to your collection. No matter what you have been dreaming of in terms of collector car financing, look no further than our team at J.J. Best ...
2017

First Checker Cab rolls off the line

On June 18, 1923, the first Checker Cab rolls off the line at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Morris Markin, founder of Checker Cab, was born in Smolensk, Russia, and began working when he was only 12 years old. At 19, he immigrated to the United States and moved to Chicago, where two uncles lived. After opening his own tailor’s shop, Markin also began running a fleet of cabs and an auto body shop, the Markin Auto Body Corporation, in Joliet, Illinois. In 1921, a...
2017

A true legend Vic Edelbrock

In the following days, much will be said about Vic Edelbrock Jr. The man left a lot of friends, family, and fans behind. Almost everyone in the industry will have their own Vic Jr., story, and there will be a cornucopia of stories because of the numerous relationships that Vic cultivated through the years.

It’s the love affair of the automobile, remember that! – Vic Edelbrock Jr.
He knew everyone and everyone knew him. Even if you had never met before, Vic treated you as a long-time fr...
2017

First Porsche Build in 1948

First Porsche Build in 1948

In 1948, a hand-built aluminum prototype labeled “No. 1? becomes the first vehicle to bear the name of one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers: Porsche.

The Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche debuted his first design at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900. The electric vehicle set several Austrian land-speed records, reaching more than 35 mph and earning international acclaim for the young engineer. He became general director of the Austro-...
2017

Henry Ford Quadricycle

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 4, 1896, in the shed behind his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit, Henry Ford unveils the “Quadricycle,” the first automobile he ever designed or drove.

Ford was working as the chief engineer for the main plant of the Edison Illuminating Company when he began working on the Quadricycle. On call at all hours to ensure that Detroit had electrical service 24 hours a day, Ford was able to use his flexible working schedule to experiment with his pet project–buildi...
2017

The First Indy 500

The First Indy 500


On May 30, 1911, the inaugural Indianapolis 500 is run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. The 200-lap, two-and-a-half mile race has since become a Memorial Day weekend tradition. With the exception of a break in 1917 and 1918 for World War I and from 1942 to 1945 for World War II, it has been run every year since, and is now the largest sporting event in the world, attended by about 270,000 spectators annually.

When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was desig...
2017

The History of Memorial Day

The beginning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was a response to the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both sides died. The loss of life and its effect on communities throughout the country led to spontaneous commemorations of the dead:
In 1864, women from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, put flowers on the graves of their dead from the just-fought Battle of Gettysburg. The next year, a group of women decorated the graves of soldiers buried in a Vicksburg, Missis...
2017

Ford Model T Last Day of Production

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On this day in 1927, Henry Ford and his son Edsel drive the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile’s official last day of production.

More than any other vehicle, the relatively affordable and efficient Model T was responsible for accelerating the automobile’s introduction into American society during the first quarter of the 20th century. Introduced in October 1908, the Model T—also known as the “Tin Lizzi...
2017

Limited Production 1974 Bricklin SV-1

The 1974 Bricklin SV-1 was a contradiction in terms, a sports car that put safety ahead of style or performance. “Safety Vehicle 1” had fiberglass body panels and massive bumpers wrapped around a crash cage, side beams, and gull wing doors. The Bricklin did not have an ashtray or cigarette lighter to discourage smoking. The car came in five friendly safety colors: green, orange, red, white, and suntan. The added weight of all those safety features cut into the acceleration and speed, and the sa...
2017

Simple battery maintenance

Simple battery maintenance

As we work on your hot rods and daily drivers performing routine maintenance one thing we do not spend much time looking at is the battery. Here are a few tips on what to look for and how to maintain your battery.


Always take time to inspect the battery terminals. These are either on top of the battery or on the side. The top ones are posts about an inch in diameter where the cables are held with clamps. Side posts have threaded spots where the cables bolt ...
2016

Mopar Junk Yard

Mopar Junk Yard. What a great collection of old Mopars. Here are a few photos from a recent visit. So many great classics and parts everywhere. This man has quite a collection. When you are driving around take a minute and smell the roses. I am as guilty as the next guy being in such a hurry that I just drive on by in a hurry to get where I am going. You just never know what you might see. Thanks to the Swedes for the photos. Willie Moore StreetRodding.com...
2017

StreetRodding Golf Day

StreetRodding Golf Day in Pearland Texas. Not car building but a great day to be outside. I played in a local tournament benefiting several local charities. What a great day and we had a great time. If you have an opportunity hit a few golf balls. I am not a great golfer but hit a good one every now and then. Made some new friends and when playing in a tournament the beer and food are usually included. So if you ever get invited I would recommend that you show up and have some fun. Willie Moore...
2017

Pete & Jake Open House

Pete & Jake’s Open House The Open House is this Saturday, which is May 13th, kicking off at 9 a.m. at their headquarters located at 401 Legend Lane in Peculiar, Missouri.
We hope you can make it if you’re in the area. It’s sure to be a great time! Call Pete & Jake’s at (800) 334-7240 or visit www.peteandjakes.com for more info. Remember—there will be free copies of The ...
2017

The first tubeless tire

The first tubeless tire

On this day in 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire, a technological innovation that would make automobiles safer and more efficient.

Pneumatic tires–or tires filled with pressurized air–were used on motor vehicles beginning in the late 1800s, when the French rubber manufacturer Michelin & Cie became the first company to develop them. For the first 60 years of their use, pneumatic tires generally relied on an in...
2017

Edelbrock Fuel Pumps

Quick and easy install in a small package.

Edelbrock Universal Micro Electric Fuel Pumps deliver maximum performance in a compact package. They feature a durable simple design that reduces the chance of vapor lock and flooding. In addition, they are easy to install and they operate quietly so you won’t know they’re there! Includes fuel pump, filter, mounting hardware and instructions for hassle-free installation. Available for gasoline and diesel applications.
For use with standard 12-volt ...
2017

Willie Moore Lone Star Round Up 2017

Willie Moore Lone Star Round Up 2017 Austin Texas . It has been a few weeks since we attended the Lone Star Round up in Austin Texas and what a great show. The weather was super and so many cool cars. The show over was great but the live music was not quite what it usually is. But what the hell I am here for the cool cars and pretty girls. We headed to Austin on Wednesday and stayed through Sunday morning. Kenny Daily and the Swedes were hanging with us all the way through. If you only make one ...
2017

Free from Painless Wiring

This April 17th, 2017 and June 30th, 2017 we’re giving a FREE CLASSICBRAID KIT with the purchase of any chassis or fuel injection harness!


To receive your free ClassicBraid Kit you must purchase any Painless Performance chassis harness or fuel injection harness from any Painless retailer between April 17th, 2017 and June 30th, 2017. The free ClassicBraid Kit offer applies to retail purchases by the end consumer of Painless Performance products only.

Click here for a list of retailers

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2017

Frontier Days Car Show Alvin Texas 2017

Frontier Days Car Show Alvin Texas 2017 was this past Saturday. I was in Dallas and not able to attend. Here are a few photos from the show. The show is presented by the local Rotary club and is a great show. There are many folks supporting the show including

Ron Carter Automotive Center, Home Town Bank of Alvin,Texas Advantage Community Bank, Alvin Animal Clinic, CenterPoint Energy, Fairway Square Apartments, H.E.B.
Southern Global Safety Services, Stanton's Shopping Center, Inc, A C U of...
2017

Pate Swap Meet 2017 Willie Moore

What a great year at the PATE swap meet 2017. We spent a few days with the Swedes, Melinda and Kenny Daily. We had a great time checking all the cool stuff and classic cars. The weather was great, The beer was cold and the swap meet was once again one of a kind. If you are not able to find it here you just do not need it. Willie Moore StreetRodding...
2017

Inman's BBQ Marble Falls Texas

Inman's BBQ Marble Falls Texas What a great day with great folks in Marble Falls Texas. We drove up and visited with Billy at Inman’s BBQ and what a great time we had, the joint has been in business for over 50 years. Billy is the second generation BBQ cooker and what a great job he does. The business was opened by his father over 50 years ago. Billy has so many great stories about how things have changed over the years and he is such a great person to just sit and visit with. The BBQ was great ...
2017

First person to reach land speeds of 400mph

On this day in 1937, Craig Breedlove, the first person to reach land speeds of 400mph, 500 mph and 600 mph in a jet-powered vehicle, is born.

Breedlove was raised in Southern California, where as a teenager he built cars and was a drag racer. As a young man, he designed a three-wheeled, rocket-shaped vehicle powered by a surplus military J-47 plane engine and dubbed it the Spirit of America. On October 5, 1963, Breedlove became the fastest man on wheels when he recorded an average speed of mo...
2017

StreetRodding at Top Notch Austin Texas

StreetRodding at Top Notch Burger in Austin Texas. We were in Austin Texas last week for the Lone Star Round Up. What a great show and the weather was perfect. Here are a few photos from a local hang out Top Notch Burger. A great place with great food, Live music and a drive in movie when the sun went down. Next time you are in Austin Texas stop on by for one of the best burgers in town. Willie Moore StreetRodding...
2017

Headed to the Lone Star Round up

Headed to the Lone Star Round up. We will be heading out this week for another great Texas event. We have made this event for the last 10 years. Always great weather and so many cool cars. I have been to shows all across the country and this is by far the best. I might be a little partial as I love Texas. We will have a tent set up at the show. Drop by Saturday and have a cold drink. Hope to see you there. Willie Moore StreetRodding...
2017

Racing Legend Danica Patrick is born

Racing Legend Danica Patrick is born



On this day in 1982, Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an IndyCar Series race, America’s top level of open-wheel racing, is born in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Patrick became involved in racing as a young girl and as a teenager moved to England in pursuit of better training opportunities. In 2002, after returning to the United States, she began driving for the Rahal Letterman Racing team, owned by 1986 Indianapolis 500 champ Bobby Rahal and late-night t...
2017

Racing alive and well in the South

Racing alive and well in the South


The United States Motorsports Association (USMA) announced some initial data from their Motorsports Impact Report (MIR) as it relates to South Carolina on Saturday night during the Performance Plus Motor Oil 300, that also kicked off the 2017 racing season at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Research teams at Indiana University / Purdue University and the USMA have been conducting extensive and in-depth research into all forms of grassroots racing across the U.S. ...
2017

Free Swap Meets through April 31

Free Swap Meets through April 31. To help promote the swap meet section at StreetRodding the swap meet area will be free through April 31. If you have parts to list please email me at WillieMoore@StreetRodding.com and your ads will be free. Thanks Willie Moore...
2017

List your Classic Car for 6.95 At StreetRodding

List your Classic Car today for 6.95 At StreetRodding. Become a premium member today at StreetRodding and list your classic car, Muscle Car, Rat Rod or Street Rod for Sale. You will also receive 50 swap meet ads with your membership. Willie Moore...

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