Hanging with the HOT ROD team in 1998

This photo appeared in HOT ROD magazine in 1998 and depicts the staff at the time. I’m standing behind the car (fifth from the left) along with the rest of the crew. I spent 7 years as Tech Editor at HOT ROD and still regard it as the high point of my career. It was an honor to work with legends like Gray Baskerville (far left) and Ro McGonegal (seated on running board, far right). Also visible here are fellow staffers who would go on to great things of their own. To my left in the picture are JHeff Koch and Terry McGean. If you read Hemmings Muscle Machines you’ll recognize Terry as the Editor In Chief and Jeff as a Feature Editor (he also contributes regularly to Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports & Exotic). Gray Baskerville sadly passed away in February 2002, but his all-steel ’32 roadster lives on. I’ll never forget working with this dedicated and fun loving crew of car fanatics.

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About Steve Magnante

You can call me Steve Mags, it’s easiest that way. You’ve watched me on the Barrett-Jackson auction block for the past eight years on SPEED TV. You’ve read my technical and feature stories in HOT ROD, CAR CRAFT and MUSCLE CAR REVIEW magazines (and many others). You’ve seen my books; “How-To Build Altered Wheelbase Cars”, “Rusted Muscle; A Collection of Derelict Dream Machines” and “Steve Magnante’s 1,001 Muscle Car Trivia Facts” (which comes out in June, 2013). I am an automotive journalist, automotive historian, drag racer, car builder and TV host with over 20 years in the business.

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