Articles written by: John Gilbert

Born in Southern California, John Gilbert was ingrained with a dedication to customizing, restoring, and racing vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles. In his early years John owned Crazy John Custom Paint, Auto Exotics, and Cycle Craft. Later, he served as editor of Tailgate, Custom Classic Trucks, American Truck, Highbeams; tech editor for Hot Rod Bikes, Classic Trucks; and feature editor for Rod & Custom and Street Rodder. His photographic images have appeared on over 250 magazine covers.

Tech / Tech Articles

Trailer Trio: The 3 Best Improvements That Can be Made to a Race Trailer

Whether it’s to haul a new project car home or protect a show car from the elements, one of the handiest pieces of equipment a gearhead can own is a […]

Engine & Exhaust / How Tos / Product Installs / Tech

Low ‘N Show: How to Choose and Install a Chrome Oil Pan for a Lowered Vehicle

It’s all about a profile that looks cool. Having the right lowered stance is what sets a killer hot rod apart from a dorky looking hot rod. That said, driving low […]

Exterior / How Tos / Tech

How to Spray Auto Air Colors Water-Based Paint

If you’ve been a reader Custom Classic Trucks magazine, this 1986 Dodge Ram D-150 might look familiar. Known as the “High School Custom,” it was featured in a series of […]