Among the many benefits of being a member of the National Street Rod Association® (NSRA) is the free subscription to StreetScene® Magazine, the NSRA's members only, full color monthly publication. The magazine is mailed direct to the members each month, and is not available on newsstands.
StreetScene Magazine, now well into its third decade of continuous publication, has long been considered one of the best information sources in the hobby. With shorter lead times than other publications of its quality, the news, coming events listings and cars and parts for sale sections are as up-to-the-minute as is possible. Because of the timeliness of publication, all of the various departments are extremely popular and therefore the best in the hobby. StreetScene's cars and parts for sale, trade or wanted sections are unrivaled, and the members are able to use the service for two free ads (there is a minimal fee for photos) in each monthly issue. The coming events section lists every automotive type activity imaginable from local swap meets, car shows and cruise nights to the NSRA Nationals and other large events across the country.
In addition to the direct member service monthly departments, there are editorials, letters to the editor and a safety column, news of the NSRA National events and the street rod industry, a place for members to show their vehicles, and coverage of more than 100 activities from around the world each year. StreetScene has monthly full color features of members' vehicles. This new addition is receiving acclaim from the readers, and is a "regular feature" status. The magazine has display advertising from the leaders in specialty parts and accessories, and according to a recent reader survey, StreetScene Magazine is among the most thoroughly read publications in most enthusiasts' homes. NSRA members feel StreetScene Magazine itself is more than worth the annual membership fee.
Danny Mink, owner of Danny's Rod Shop, may have started out as a rod builder, but it's the parts business he has focused on exclusively for the last two decades. Today his shop, which serves customers from a storefront in Somerset, Kentucky, as well as online, sells thousands of different parts from over 100 manufacturers.
One of the benefits of this job is you start to see cars as stories. Stories of most cars are lost over the years and replaced by new ones, but we magazine Joes get to save a few of the stories from the monster of time.
Usually your wife doesn’t know what she’s getting for her anniversary, but Mary Knox of Andover, Kansas, knew exactly what she was getting and had some specific instructions for her present.
When the company you work for is called the National Street Rod Association, you get a lot of people telling you what a street rod is. Of course, opinions vary even around the office, but the definition I go for when it comes to a street rod is a rod modified to be used on the street.
Keith Conifer out of Flushing, Michigan, comes from a family of rodders and he always loved the looks of both early roadster pickups and ’40 Fords. Those thoughts hid away in the back of Keith’s mind until he saw a clean ’40 Ford pickup sitting in the swap meet at the Nationals near a ’34 roadster.
If Joe Konkel's face looks familiar to you, it's probably because he's handed you your event t-shirt, plastic stein, hat pin or other NSRA-branded item on more than one occasion. Joe attended 205 consecutive NSRA events (basically every event from 1974 to 1997) manning the NSRA merchandise booth and continues to handle merchandise for the NSRA through his company, International Sales Company, Inc.
When it comes to buying a transmission for a specialty car, Greg Ducato recognizes there are lots of choices, which is why when he started Phoenix Transmission Products he knew making build-to-order transmissions that were also built to last would differentiate him from his many competitors.
For more information on StreetScene Magazine and membership in the National Street Rod Association, contact:
NSRA, 4030 Park Ave., Memphis, TN 38111, or phone 901-452-4030.