Starting Tomorrow Anaheim Could be Called Hot Rod Heaven!


Don’t forget guys! Mecum Anaheim 2012 starts live on Velocity tomorrow at 6/5c so make sure you can see the TV from the dinner table! I’m pretty excited about this auction because it has got some gorgeous hot rods rolling across the block and some of them are extra special.

Here are a few of my favorites:

1953 Ford F100 Pickup/ Hot Rod Magazine’s 1st Color Picture Vehicle

Colorado teenager Otto Rhodes had barely graduated from high school when he began customizing this 1953 Ford F100 pickup that would become a multiple show winner and the first vehicle to appear in color in the pages of Hot Rod magazine. Known as the Mountain Pearl, it scooped up five trophies in its first show and a passel of hardware after that. Get more history on this gorgeous Pearl at

1956 Chevrolet 210 Designed by Chip Foose /Hot Rod Cover Car and Centerfold Feature

The third of three Tri-Five project cars built by Hot Rod Magazine to explore low-emission performance, this 1956 Chevrolet 210 2-door sedan designed by Overhaulin’s Chip Foose was featured on both the magazine’s cover and in a centerfold feature. Flowing flames over deep Black paint are the work of painter extraordinaire Dennis Ricklef. Get the specs at

1932 Ford McMullen Roadster The World's Most Iconic Hot Rod

Iconic hot rod
There is a lot to say about this famous car. But I’m only going to say three key things:  This car was build by the legendary Tom McMullen, who purchased it in 1958 and continued to tune it. The original iconic flame design comes courtesy of none other than Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.  It’s considered to be the world’s most iconic hot rod as it’s starred not only on the cover of many magazines but album covers too! Learn more at

While you are waiting for Mecum Anaheim 2012 to starts live on Velocity tomorrow at 6/5c check out some classic Mecum Footage down below!



by Eileen Marable

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