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The first Throttle Magazine was published in January 1941.
Jack Engle grinding one of first cams on a homemade cam grinder made from a benchtop lathe and a tool post grinder. This was early 1941 before Isky ground his first cams. In 2018 Jack's son Mark told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that his dad told him that he and Isky both bought their first cams from Ed Winfield. Photo courtesy of Mark Engle.
Dick Noble's 1932 Ford Roadster of Burbank, California. Dick bought the car as a coupe in 1938. He wanted a roadster and ended up trading the coupe body for a roadster body. A padded top with side curtains was added in 1941 along with a shiny black paint job. Dick was a meticulous builder, and the roadster ended up as one of Burbank's finest.
Jimmy Summers' 1932 Ford Roadster was built by Jimmy Summers of Hollywood, California in 1941.
George Barris' 1936 Ford Coupe of Roseville, California. This was George's first real custom. He bought the car from money he had earned while doing some odd jobs for Harry Westergard at Brown's Body Shop. George worked at the car between the staggering amount of school work, and working with Westergard. The build was completed in 1941.
Neil Emory's 1937 Dodge Convertible of Burbank, California, was started in 1940 and completed in 1941. Built in his shop class at Burbank High, Neil kept the car for a couple of years before selling it in 1943.
Richard Meade's 1938 Buick convertible was restyled in 1941, featuring fadeaway fenders.

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January 1941, Throttle Magazine, the very first Hot Rod oriented magazine was published.

Dry Lakes Racing

In 1941, SCTA Road Runners member Vic Edelbrock became the S.C.T.A. Season Champion for his achievements on the lakes.[1]

Hot Rods Completed in 1941

Dick Noble's 1932 Ford Roadster
Jimmy Summers' 1932 Ford Roadster

Custom Cars Restyled or Completed in 1941

Alex Xydias' 1934 Ford Cabriolet
George Barris' 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe
Neil Emory's 1937 Dodge Convertible
Richard Meade's 1938 Buick Convertible
Eldon Gibson's 1940 Oldsmobile
Peter Stengel's 1941 Mercury

Car Clubs Founded in 1941

Cut-Outs of Long Beach
San Diego Roadster Club



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