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.
When it comes to building or upgrading your rod, wiring is one of those areas that some people find intimidating, but Kwik Wire makes it easy for the do-it-yourselfer with a wide array of wiring harnesses and accessories as well as lights, electric fans and other products.
Ron Hasser out of Palm City, Florida, has been behind the scene in rodding for years working with the biggest names in the business. He’s had some of the finest rods in the nation, but he’s always loved bubble-topped GM cars and especially ’62 Chevys.
When Don Parr founded Parr Automotive in 1949, it was likely hard to conceive it would be one of the icons in the rodding world, still going strong more than six decades later. Yet in 2011, Parr Automotive is still run by the Parr family with son Cody Parr currently at the helm, and is one of the top parts providers to auto enthusiasts all over the country and the world.
Joe and Janice Lazlo’s 20 years of rodding certainly sounds a little like a fairy tale. The Lazlos started out with a pair of ’48 Fords (a coupe and a sedan). They were perfect for cruising with plenty of room to hold days and days of stuff.
There are lots of firsts in the automotive industry and compared with hydraulic brakes this one isn’t that stunning, but Douglas Juonis’ ’62 Chevrolet Corvette is the first restored car StreetScene has run a feature on.
Seems like some of us were drawn to old cars as soon as we came out of the womb. Usually, there’s a strong family connection to old cars. Rob Warren from Santa Rosa, California, may have received his love of old cars from his dad, but he came to be a fan of Mopar metal during his youth spent around the junkyards in East Palo Alto, California, during the ‘60s and ‘70s.
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.