A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we share our parking lot find of the week.

To keep things spicy and interesting, we decided to take a look back at 2013 and revisit some of our favorites.

Here’s what we came up with, in no particular order. Be sure to click the links for more photos of each car.

Twin-Engined Studebaker hot rod

Studebaker hot rod

This car came through Summit Racing in Ohio on its way to Goodguys in Columbus. It’s awesome. And not just because it has two engines.

1967 Ford Mustang

1967 Ford Mustang

This is the toughest, baddest, raddest pony one of us has ever seen because he is a sucker for matte black paint jobs.

Custom DeSoto Street Rod

Custom Chevy Street Rod

This vintage 1949-’52 DeSoto is one sweet machine. We love the beefy grille. We love the two-toned paint job and color choice. And we just love customs. It’s a weakness.

1971 Dodge Challenger

1971 Dodge Challenger

There’s nothing particularly special about this ’71 Challenger, not counting the fact that it’s a venerable classic that we want in our garage.

1958 Ford Ranch Wagon

1958 Ford Ranch Wagon

The ultimate party wagon for hot rodders? Maybe. Like the Chevy Nomad, this may be the sweetest road-tripping machine to come out of the 1950s.





Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.