1953 Chrisman Bonneville Coupe

While this car was created to race, it combines a high level of technical
competence in construction with the highest standard of finish


Hot rodders Art and Lloyd Chrisman were early and successful pioneers of drag racing with their famous #25 dragster, which was the first to achieve trap speeds of 140 mph and 180 mph in the quarter-mile.

Early experience gained on the dry lakebeds of Southern Read More

Jay Fitzhugh

SCM Contributor

Jay has been a muscle, hot rod, and custom guy since Hot Wheels first hit the shelves in 1968. He has since owned a succession of Shelby Mustangs, a Pontiac GTO Judge, and various flathead-powered early Fords. Currently, his garage holds a 1932 Ford 3-window coupe and a 1956 DeSoto Hardtop. For over a decade, Fitzhugh has been a Senior Contributing Writer for The Rodder’s Journal, where he has published well over 20 story chapters on the evolution of hot rodding from the late 1940s through the ’60s. He has received both Gold and Silver Moto Awards for his writing and photography from the International Automotive Media Competition and is a member of the Motor Press Guild.

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