Hotrod & Restoration

January/February '13

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n n n n CONTENTS FEATURES 24 Restorer Profile: Hot Rods & Hobbies A tour of Scott Bonowski's Southern California shop, Hot Rods & Hobbies. By Ashley Majeski Smissen 30 Featured Vehicle Jason Engel built this one-of-a-kind G.T.500CR with the blessing of Carroll Shelby himself. By Ashley Majeski Smissen January/February 2013 4 Publisher's Page 56 Better Business Your Guide for Running a Successful Business in 2013. By Travis Weeks Increasing Sales With Direct Mail Advertising. By Phil Sasso 6 Industry News A sneak peek at new products for Hotrod Builders and Restoration pros. Updates on the Hotrod & Restoration Industry. 10 Industry Statistics What's New and True for '55-57 Chevys? By John Carollo 40 The Ideal Engine 54 Interior Insights Assembly Room The ultimate clean room for engine assembly. By Mike Mavrigian Number #1 DEPARTMENTS Hotrod & Restoration surveyed industry business owners about the state of the industry. Compiled by Devlin Smith 36 The Tri Five Market Volume #16 Fixing Someone Else's Work. By Harry Weimann 58 Rod Shop 74 Companies to Watch in 2012 Learn more about some of the industry's manufacturers and the products they offer through this special advertising section. 127 Ad Index Your Guide to HRR Advertisers in this Issue. 128 Question of the Month HRR Readers discuss business goals for 2013. page 30 PRODUCT RESOURCE GUIDE 78 Resources Contents Index 79 Supplier Directory 92 Product & Service Resource Listings 122 Master Index 123 Government Resource Listings ON THE COVER: Jason Engel's tribute to Carroll Shelby. This restored G.T.500CR has the legendary car builder's essential touch inside and out. See the full story starting on page 30. (Photo by Drew Phillips) ©2013 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. HOTROD & RESTORATION (ISSN 1936-4962) is published monthly by National Business Media, Inc., PO Box 1416, Broomfield, CO 80038-1416; (303) 469-0424; Fax (303) 469-5730. Subscription rates in the US: One year, 39; Two years, $68; Three years, $90. Canada: One year, $70; Two years, $130; Three years, $183 (U.S. funds). Mexico/International: One year, $92; Two years, $174; Three years, $249 (U.S. funds). Periodicals Postage Paid at Broomfield, CO 80020 and additional mailing offices. USPS/National Business Media Automatable Poly. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to HOTROD & RESTORATION, PO Box 461524, Escondido, CA 92046-1524. All items submitted to HOTROD & RESTORATION become the sole property of HOTROD & RESTORATION and National Business Media, Inc. and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Advertisers and/or their agencies, jointly and severally, assume all liabilities for printed advertisements in HOTROD & RESTORATION. Opinions expressed in HOTROD & RESTORATION may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine, its management or its advertisers. Letters, pictures and manuscripts welcome. 2 Hotrod & Restoration January/February 2013 HRR_Jan/Feb13_Pages1-63.indd 2 1/25/13 11:02 AM

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