Friday, February 26, 2016

Car Triva

New York City car parking circa 1930s. A novel idea but we bet you're glad your hot rod isnt parked like this! Meanwhile, subscribe to Ol Skool Rodz Magazine and you will never get backed up standing in line at the newsstand again!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

12 Awesome Cars with Whitewalls, Courtesy of Coker Tire

Fat or thin whitewalls on bias ply, balloon or radial tires…Americans love them. We put them on everything from classics, to concours and custom cars too.  Big Thanks to our advertiser Coker Tire for helping motorists cruise the highways in style.  Here’s a selection of 12 cars that look better in their whitewalls. Enjoy! See: Coker Tire @

1955-57 Chevy BelAir, 59 Cadillac, 55 Buick, 55-57 TBird, 37-41 Packard, 54 Ford Ranch Wagon, Ford Model A, Custom Mercury, GM Futureliner, Duesenberg, Corvette, 55-57 Continental Mark II and dont forget your car too!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kustom Kulture Kool

Robert Williams loves our RodzDelxue Gals Hailey Rose (L) and Alysa Allure (R). 2016 Grand National Roadster Show.

Friday, February 12, 2016


With so many beautiful customs and show rods debuting at local events, we decided to pick our Favorite 10 from the Grand National Roadster Show and call them the KOOLHOUSE KOOL 10. While some of these dont fit the criteria of our magazine, we still thought they were KOOLHOUSE KOOL and deserve a mention.  The cars that do fit our criteria (pre 1968) will be seen in the pages of our two magazines: OL SKOOL RODZ & CAR KULTURE DELUXE. Watch for it!

Thank you to all the owners and  automotive industry professionals who dedicate their time and efforts to keep these beauties on the road and away from the crusher. We appreciate YOU!

Check these babies out: from gasser pedal cars to Mickey Thompson's Vette to the Hetfield/Dore/De Lay "Aquarius" to a unique VW bug with a trailer. Mighty fine, mighty fine....indeed! Watch for full show coverage in the next issue of CAR KULTURE DELUXE MAGAZINE!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ol Skool Rodz #75, traditional rods, rats, greasers, tech, shows, clubs, bobbers. Need we say more?

Oh what titallating tales we have for you in issue 75 of Ol SKOOL RODZ Magazine. Lots of show coverage in this one!   Get yours now before they disappear off the news stand.  Better yet, subscribe now and never miss an issue ever again!  Hot tip: Watch for our annual T&A issue coming next. Dont wanna miss that one. Its a keeper! Remember Ol Skool Rodz Magazine: its the one stop spot for all traditional rods, rats, greasers, tech, shows, clubs & bobbers. Need we say more?

Koolhouse Display Bldg 5, 2016 Grand National Roadster Show

Every year we do our utmost to bring you the best representation of hot rods and customs in our Koolhouse sponsored Customs & Rodz display at the annual Grand National Roadster Show.

This year we were pleased to present six cars, one pedal car and one motorcycle for the NIFTY FIFTIES show theme. Of our total 8 show entries, 4 were judged and all of those won Class Awards  proving we know how to pick 'em.  Watch for upcoming features on those winning cars and many others we scouted on site.

Congratulations to  Steve Carpenter for his "Blue Magic" Nova Gasser, Mike Bello and Eddie Cardoso for their winning Bello Customs Fleetline "La Pachanga", Mike Garner for his two wins:  "The Caribbean" (our former CKD Magazine feature car) and also his Keith & Dick Dean built 1948 Cadillac "Trilogy" (with help from Oz Welch and paint by Richie Valles.) Koolhouse staff member Anna Marco won a trophy for her "Wild Child/ Ed Roth Tribute" pedal car (built by Tom Cunningham and Chilin). Robert Williams loved that one!

Cant wait to see what next year's show theme will be but you can bet we will have the nicest cars parked in our building (#5).  And it just might be yours!

A BIG Thanks to all our guest particpants for bringing their custom rides to the event: Rico Novachik, Eric & Rick Erickson, Tim McNulty, Mike Bello, Eddie Cardoso, Mike & Rita Garner, Steve Carpenter, Keith & Kelly Dean & The South End Kustom crew. Check out Mitch Hines, grandson of famed  leadslinger Bill Hines, getting sandwiched between  RodzDeluxe Gals Alyssa Aluure & Hailey Rose. The Rodz & Customz life is a good one isnt it?

2016 GNRS RodzDeluxe Winners

The 2016 Grand National Roadster Show was off the hook and we had a blast.

Judging this event is hard to do but Congratulations goes to Juli Fennel for winning Best Custom (awarded by RodzDeluxe Gal Hailey Rose) for her Mike Fennel built Candy Grape Merc. The traditionally styled sled is everything a 50s era custom should be. Watch for an upcoming feature on that one!

Next, Tom Branch won our Best Hot Rod trophy for his traditionally styled roadster. The former Hop Up Magazine feature car has all the tricks a little hotrod needs to cruise the mean streets of LA. RodzDeluxe Gal Alyssa Allure presented his award at the Drive-In ceremony on Saturday.

Can't wait until next year to see what you fine folks break out of a garage! We will be lurking around the show just waiting to give you a trophy for it! ZOOM!