Ask the Expert
On this page, we hosted a feature whereby hot rodders could ask a personal question of our Expert of the Month via e-mail. The Expert, most often a pioneer, would answer the question over the telephone to us, and we would then post an audio clip on this page (see below). Unfortunately, we have had to end the feature, primarily because most of the pioneers did not want to answer a question “off the cuff”, but wanted instead to think it through, write it out, and then read it. We felt we were asking too much of them. In addition, many questions we received were not about hot rod history or traditional builds, but more about a muscle car or street rod (or even a question better put to Click and Clack!). So we were forever writing e-mails to say, “sorry, we can’t ask them that one.”
At any rate, we now have a nice archive of questions, many answered by the pioneers themselves, and we hope you will find this fun and useful.
Thanks to all rodders who participated in Ask the Expert!
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Expert: Ed Justice Sr.
Your involvement in the Indy and midget cars early on was remarkable. Indy cars in the early days seem to have roots closer to the grass-roots/mainstream car hobby. When you started building those cars were they concidered as exotic as an Indy car is today not only in money but in design, technology and execution? How do you feel about how the car hobby has turned out? Do you still follow Indy racing and/or midgets? Lastly, do you have any stories about getting by with what you had available on hand (Jerry-riggin') that turned out good, bad or humorous.
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