Trucks and Horsepower
Though Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was a renowned equestrian, she was also an enthusiastic motorist who learned to drive while serving as a trained mechanic in the British Army during the Second World War. Seen driving to a 1956 polo match, the monarch loved the freedom she found behind the wheel of the many types of automobiles that filled her royal garage.
It’s difficult, if not impossible, to think of another vehicle that’s had a bigger impact on American culture than the Ford Mustang. As we celebrate the magnificent horses that inspired the vehicles (and remind people of their very real danger at the hands of BLM), Horse & Rider Living is exploring the unexpected and fascinating history of the Ford Mustang.
Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Sam Ramada has provided us with a build that will turn you green with envy! “Cashed Out” is a custom-built first generation 1965 Chevrolet C10 Stepside.
HRL is excited to share the latest from FSD Hot Rod Ranch in Eustis, Florida! Especially if you are into haulers, this beast of a build – a 1950 Chevrolet COE Frame-Off Restoration with a GM ZZ4 V8 / 700R4 Engine – is an awesome find.
This build was done with old-school precision and attention to design detail…You can only imagine the heads that turned when this El Camino hit the pavement.
What’s on your Christmas wish list? If it’s a dream come true, one-of-a-kind ride, FSD Hot Rod Ranch in Eustis, Florida has just what you are looking for: a 1965 Mercury M100 with 650 HP Stylebox designed by Ken Currie. It is also distinguished for being one of the top ten picks by Hot Rod Magazine in 2015, and is one of only 1000 ever made.
Joshua Phelps, the “S” in FSD (Father Son Daughter) Hot Rod Ranch, is also the Media Director for the dealership, and shared with us the history as well as the specs of our current vintage truck profile: a 1937 Dodge pickup featuring a 426 HEMI EFI, built Chrysler 3-speed automatic transmission, electronic overdrive, and custom leather interior.
He wanted a rat rod with corporate logos that spoke the language of a rugged truck, yet oozed with one of a kind artistry. And he got it. A custom build titled “The Rugged,” this rat rod was a creative event for FSD as well as Scott Andrews and his vision.
Chevrolet introduced this new truck series post-war 1947. The “Advanced style” trucks started a new line of thinking and changes like horizontal to vertical front grilles, integrated headlights made them special. They also sported larger cabs. Installed signals became optimal in 1953. While the FSD truck sports eye candy not original to the truck, it maintains that vintage feel from one of the best eras in American history!