Skip to content

REV IT UP

Hot Rod Chronicles, hosted by Emily Reeves, is a first hand journey into the vast world of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events, members and happenings.

Chronicles

Episodes

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep1: You Could Win This Custom Truck!

In Episode 1 of our new series “Goodguys Hot Rod Chronicles,” host Emily Reeves walks us through the recently announced giveaway build for 2021/2022, a custom Chevrolet C10 built by Goolsby Customs that will be given away to one lucky winner in Columbus, Ohio at the 2022 Summit Racing Nationals.

Click here to enter to win this truck

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 2: The Speedway Motors '70 Camaro with Driver Robby Unser

Legendary racing driver Robby Unser joins host Emily Reeves at the Goodguys CPP AutoCross track to walk through the Speedway Motors 1970 Chevrolet Camaro custom-built for autocross racing. Decked out with the best in performance racing parts Speedway Motors has to offer, this beast of a machine is a regular at Goodguys CPP AutoCross events across the country.

Read more on this off-the-wall Camaro here

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 3: You Won’t Believe The Secrets This Beetle is Hiding

Over the years, Dwayne and his wife have meticulously built this 1965 Volkswagen Beetle into a treasure trove of VW memorabilia. Throughout the car, there are 43 hidden Beetles. It would take hours to find them all, but host Emily Reeves takes us through the build for a quick look at a few highlights.

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 4: The Summit Racing 1964 Chevrolet Corvette with driver Josh Leisinger

Josh Leisinger has built up this phenomenal C2 Corvette with the best go-fast parts that Summit Racing has to offer. The 1964 Chevrolet Corvette he has built, tested and rebuilt is a familiar sight at Goodguys CPP Autocross events across the country. The aggressive stance, bright red paint and Summit Racing livery are impossible to miss!

Read more on the Summit Racing Corvettes here

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 5: Ringbrothers 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, Pro-Touring Weapon

Renown car builders Mike and Jim Ring created this ’69 Mustang Mach 1 called “UNKL” and brought it out to display at Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG. Hot Rod Chronicles host Emily Reeves caught up with Mike Ring at the event and walks us through this fabulous Ford. Part race car, part road car and bad to the bone.
 
For more information on the build click here
Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 6: Award Winning 1942 International Bought For $22

At each stop on the Goodguys show circuit, we partner with Goolsby Customs to put the next generation on builds on the biggest stage in the industry. Builders 25 and under who completed most of the work on their project are invited to enter.

We caught up with Vince Goddard, builder of a beautiful 1942 International. The truck has been in his family since new and he purchased it at the age of 12 from his grandfather for just $22. Since then he has wrenched away at the project and has driven it to Goodguys events around the country, hitting 35 states behind the wheel.

For more information on the Next Generation Award click here

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 7: Kenny’s Rod Shop 1,000 Horsepower Mustang

“Untamed Stang” is an off-the-wall 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback with a monster of a 1,000 hp Cobra Jet hiding inside. A contender for this year’s Street Rod of the Year, our own Emily Reeves caught up with builder Patrick Johnson to walk us through the build.

We caught up with Vince Goddard, builder of a beautiful 1942 International. The truck has been in his family since new and he purchased it at the age of 12 from his grandfather for just $22. Since then he has wrenched away at the project and has driven it to Goodguys events around the country, hitting 35 states behind the wheel.

For more on this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, check out Kenny’s Rod Shop’s YouTube video here.

For more information on the Next Generation Award click here

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 8: 600 Horsepower 1963 Chevrolet 2-Door Impala

This immaculate 1963 Chevrolet Impala 2-door Wagon is winner of the prestigious Riddler award, and as host Emily Reeves walks you around the build with owner and builder Brad Ranweiler you’ll see why. No detail was missed on this home-build which was years in the making.

For more information on this impressive build, click here

 

Play Video

Hot Rod Chronicles Ep 9: It Took 8 Years to build this 1956 Hemi-Powered Oldsmobile

Winner of the 2020 Goodguys Custom of the Year, this unique 1956 Oldsmobile known as “Oldssled” was built by Mike Filion, owner of Pro Design. Every inch of this Olds has been shaved, smoothed, stretched, cut, or altered to achieve the design goals from Jeff’s concept sketches, and over the course of 8-years this unique build has come to life.

Read more on this unique Oldsmobile by clicking here

GG Collage

Our Host

Emily Reeves

Emily Reeves

Reeves and her husband, Aaron, are the influencer couple behind the popular YouTube channel called Flying Sparks Garage. The video series first launched in 2015 and follows the Texas couple as they repair and build cars, go racing, take road trips, embark on automotive-related adventures, and tackle a wide range of do-it-yourself projects. From rebuilding engines and installing fuel injection, to participating in Hot Rod Drag Week and rehabbing a boat, the couple’s videos cover a wide range of topics, all with laid-back and friendly presentation.

Reeves divides her time between online content creation and an active modeling career – she likes to joke that she’s a professional model and amateur mechanic. A down-to-earth attitude combined with Reeves’s can-do enthusiasm has helped the couple to develop a loyal following of enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers.