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Includes: The origin and tools needed to Refresh a hot rod. Interview with career Mechanic Jay Peters.

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Table of Contents Logo……………………………………….………………………. Page 1 Letter from the editor ……………...……………………. Page 2 Poetry page……………………………..……………………. Page 5 Interview…………………………………………………… page 6 –8 Crossword puzzle…………………..……………………… page 11 Feature article …………………………………… page 13 and 14 Book review ……………………...………………………….page 15 Word Search puzzle………………………………………..page 17 Crossword puzzle answers…….………………………. Page 19


Letter from the Editor The world of mechanics/cars is a vast world of excitement and wonder. I hope if you are reading this, you understand that I am not always correct, although I try to be as frequently as possible. However, I will be ready to inform you on all I know regarding cars, whether you are a racer or mechanic yourself. It is mostly my father’s experience, not mine, that is the inspiration for this magazine. He has owned his speed shop for 43 years. I hope you enjoy the magazine! By Jay Peters


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INTERVIEW Interview by Jay Samuel Peters Interviewee: Jay S. Peters Because my father is my role model, I will be interviewing him today. He has been in the hotrod business since he was 19, which is 43 years. He is self-employed with one contractor. His business name is B & P Speed Shop. He has the only speed shop & machine shop in Monroe, MI. When cars get out of my dad's shop they often win on the track. 1. Q: What is your favorite car?

A: A 1962 Chevy Corvette 2. Q: Why is it your favorite? A: Because I own one. 3. Q: You currently have 1 contractor. How many other part-


ners have you had over the years? A: Just 1, a long time ago. 4. Q: How did you get your information about cars, example: books experience, or hard knocks? A: My dad showed me a lot; I've worked on cars since I was 13. 5. Q: What do you enjoy about cars the most? A: Getting paid to fix them. 6. Q: Have you won any awards driving? A: I won 4 world records from IHRA (International Hot Rod Association). 7. Q: How did you get those records? A: Drag racing the circuit. 8. Q: Have you ever gotten nauseous while racing? A: Yes, once I wrecked it and it flipped a couple of times. 9. Q: How long have you raced? A: Since I was 16 that's 47 years.


10. Q: When did you start professionally drag racing? A: When I was about 17. 11. Q: What was the first car you raced? A: 1962 Chevrolet II 4 door 12. Q: When did you get your first record? A: 1978 class 6.20 13. Q: When you raced did you prefer manual or automatic transmission? A: Manual 4 speed. 14. Q: What kind of induction and ignition system did you run? A: Duel carburetors a tunnel ram point distributor with MSD backup. 15. Q: When did you quit racing? A: 2001

Interviewing my dad was fascinating. To know how he started will be most helpful for me and anyone else who interested in racing. Thank you Dad for your time in this interview.


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Hot Rods By Jay Peters Hot rods are usually old classic cars with modifications to the original motor or paint job. The term "hot rods" began in the 1920s. The 1960's were an especially vibrant stage of street rod development. The original hot rods were actually stolen from companies (usually) and remodeled, repainted, and had the motor replaced so it was faster and louder and it was extremely hard to tell it was the same car as the one that was stolen. The term "hot" referred to being stolen and the word "rod" meant any motorized vehicle. Also, another possible origin is that the camshaft was replaced with a new "hotter" version, sometimes known as a hot stick or hot rod. Roadsters were usually the car of choice because they where light easy to modify and inexpensive. The term hot rod became popular in the 1930's and 40's. In hot rods, the mufflers are usually old and don't work well. Now, they put performance mufflers in the hot rods to make them loud and get attention. My mom calls them "look at me" mufflers. Hot rods always replace the fuel injection systems with carburetors so they can rev the motor. Carburetors are old technology but still in use today.


Hot rods are usually repainted from the original color to a bright color. Also, owners use stripes, appliquĂŠs and often flames to make their vehicles noticed. Street rods are a hobby that mostly men enjoy. You can find them in garages all over America. They are a hobby for many enthusiasts. People used to gamble with them in the streets for pink slips (ownership papers), but that is illegal. Top ten tools needed to restore a hot rod are: * A drill/impact, * Wrench, *Rubber mallet, *Standard mallet, * Money, * A plan, * Garage with hoist, * Overhead crane, *Torch * Welder. These are essential. Nowadays, hot rods can go over 200 mph. Hot rod clubs can now be found all over the world. From cool paint jobs to revved up engines, it is a fun hobby.


By Kevin Elliot

"Hot Rods"

review by Jay Peters

Published by Crestline This book explores many angles of these old cars from the 1950's to as recent as the 1990's and explains why they are considered "hot rods". Hot rods were first getting popular during the 1920's. The point of hot -rods were to show off from paint jobs to burnt out mufflers. There are over 500 cars in the book.


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