Hot Rods & Harleys Magazine is a magazine that serves both the
hot rod and motorcycle enthusiast.

The concept of Hot Rods & Harleys Magazine starts with the cover, which showcases the original art of custom painters and pinstripers, and is meant to bring together car and bike lovers with the common thread of the art. The cover “kick’s off “ the “flavor” of each issue with a new design and color scheme setting a tone of anticipation and excitement for what’s inside. The objective is to bring attention to the rich theater of East Coast custom builders and their awesome productions from the latest designs to retro and vintage restorations of cars and bikes. And to share the art and craft of the many unsung custom painters, fabricators, metals shapers, pin strippers, builders, etc.; their style, techniques and product usage. The magazine will share the technical details and their stories.

THE PEOPLE

Paul Kenworthy, Publisher

Following college graduation he began custom painting cars and bikes and started Kenworthy’s Kustom Kolors in 1972. Paul became involved with exotic car restoration in 1978 resulting in ten AACA Hershey winners and started the Touch of Class Restorations car and bike restoration business in 1979. During the same period he competed in ISCA shows winning the New York Coliseum Show awards, “First in Class”, “Best in Sports” and “Most Outstanding Paint Award” and repeated the same wins at ISCA shows 2 years in Philadelphia and one year in Baltimore. He became a judge and official for ISCA from 1986-1992. In 1993 with a business partner created Show Cars Entertainment and became a licensed ISCA Producer for the New York/New Jersey area, producing shows at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ and Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ. Paul is presently a car designer, builder and magazine publisher. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and deep understanding of Hot Rods & Harleys and the people that build and love them, which he brings to this magazine.

Maria Hinchcliff, Managing Editor

Advertising/Sales: Walter “Big Wally” Friedauer

Graphic Artists: Glenn Skidmore, Sharon Midgett, Emily Green

Bob Gerdes of Circus Custom Paints, Hot Rod Consultant & Stand Up Philosopher

Steve McBath, Motorcycle Tech

Donnie Smith, aka “Grizzly”, Engine Tech

Joe Gatti, Printing & Production Consultant

Ralph Burch, Artist & HR&HM Wear Designer

Faye Butler, Principals of Metal Shaping, Consultant

Shawn Curry, Contributor “Gone Ridin” column

Contributors: Bill Traeger, Bobby DiBenedetto, Dusty Klatt, Jim Mosher, Faye Butlet, Rich Pitoniak aka Hollywood, Bart Caliaro, Hot Rod Jenn Skidmore