. . great street rod stance and build simplicity.”
CAR, Sept. 2001
Rodster was a people magnet everywhere it appeared on the tour...”
CAR, Nov. 1997
Rodster is also capable of posturing with the best street rods in the
CAR, Sept. 1997
Ray Yauk, Mark Wiley, and
Carolyn Youngs (wife of KIT CAR Magazine Editor, Jim Youngs)
have teamed together to build 3 Rodsters to take on the HOT ROD POWER
TOUR 2001 and for an upcoming story in KIT CAR magazine.
Henry Caroselli flew to Oklahoma,
for about a week at the end of January, to help with the build-up and
to take some photos. The idea was to a "barn-raisin'-style"
project and complete most of the build-up during that week.
For instance, Carolyn and Jim drove down from Denver
with a S-10 Blazer on one Friday, and then drove home in a completed
Rodster Sedan Delivery (still needing a final paint job, of course)
the following Friday.
A second Rodster was also completed during this
hectic week, but finally reality hit and the third vehicle ran into
problems (strictly related to a troubled donor vehicle however).
Mark and his son Kent have been working on a website
documenting the project, so if you'd like to see it, CLICK
HERE. (Please note that this link will take you off the Rodster
website, so remember to come back and finish looking around here, too.)
And that's all
there is to it. CLICK
HERE to read the build-up article in KIT CAR magazine.
The HOT ROD POWER
TOUR 2001 left the Detroit area in early May and traveled in
the shadow of old Route 66 to California.
- May 3 - Pontiac,
- May 4 - Joliet,
- May 6 - Springfield,
- May 5 - Effingham.
- May 7 - Tulsa,
- May 8 - Amarillo,
- May 9 - Albuquerque,
- May 10 - Kingman,
- May 11,12 - San
We all made it. CLICK
HERE to see how all this turned out.