Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Rat Rod made it on!!!

My Gingerbread Rat Rod made it on MotorMavens! I'm so stoked! The rat was a lot of fun to build. I'm happy that Antonio at thought it was cool enough to post on his awesome site! I'm hoping someday I can get a real car of mine on We'll see. 2010 could be the year.
p.s. Check out the "CD.Hecht" signature now gracing my photos! Thanks babe for doing that!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Found this on today. It's a T bucket roadster called the "Frankn T" by the owner "Mr. Freeze" from Arizona. It's a custom built frame and will run a 3 cylinder GEO Metro engine. Now, poppi's '90 Geo could get 56 mpg on pure highway driving. Can you imagine this little bucket, which weighs probably 1000 lbs or less...and that 3 cylinder probably makes like 85 hp, which would make this hot rod a spry little fella. I need to build one of these, it looks like so much fun!

Motor: Geo metro 3cyl
Suzuki Samuri 5 speed
Rear: RX7- 4:11 posi w/ disc brakes
front axle: Ford W 5 in drop

Chassis:1x2 box space frame

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Volk Bros' Racing 1929 Street Roadster Project

Here's some pics I took on Thursday at Larry Volk's garage. It's a '55 Hemi with later model hemi heads (instead of the stock Poly heads) and an Hillborn Injection system mocked up, Halibrand Quick Change and Brookville steel body. Will run on wire wheels and dirt tracks. This is just a teaser, full story coming to next week.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Poppi on the Salt Flats

Saw this pic on the Hecht family site and wanted to post it up again. Poppi at his first Salt Flats Land Speed Racing event. This was back in 2007 at World of Speed. Such a cool pic! He's watching a racecar making its way down the long track. Salt Fever! What do you say Hechtspeed boys? Let's make it the 1st Annual Hechtspeed Hot Rod Reunion! Speedweek 2010! We'll hit the Nugget Car Show, campout at the Bend in the Road for a night! It will be EPIC!!! Maybe Rickrod and Poppirod can make it into the 130 or 150 Club (on the Special course, for street cars, no roll cages needed, etc.). RSVP ASAP!
Poppi at Salt Flats 2007

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I want this car...Now! It's for sale for $14k in Fontana, California. It is a totally rebuilt/restored 1983 Toyota Corolla. Here's the spec sheet from the classified ad.

"Testing the waters, for Sale 1983 AE71 Corolla
Black top 20 Valve
Brand New A/C (Ice Cold) converted to R134 and Heater working
RaceToys Velocity Stacks
Brand new water pump
Brand new oil pump
Brand new alternator
TODA Cams, TODA adjustable Cam Gears
TODA Flywheel
Mishimoto Alum Radiator with twin Aux Fan
ACT Stage 3 Clutch
GTS Front/Rear Slotted Disc Brakes
T50 Tranny
GTS LSD Rear End
600 cc coil plugs
EMS Stinger
NGK Iriduim spark plugs
Megan Racing Adj Coilovers F/R
Greddy Oil Cooler
Fully restored interior (Converted to black)
Brand new JDM Chrome Bumpers
JDM Fender Mirrors
Flared Fenders
Custom Lip rear spoiler
Brand new windshield, Brand new weatherstrips all over, Brand new tail lights
Poineer CD with Satt. Radio
ATS Classic Wheels 13X8 wrapped on 185x60x13
Freshly painted by PJ Bonifacio (body color including Engine Bay, Door Jambs and Wheel well)Engine built by RaceToys of Diamond Bar CA
This engine setup is probaby running about 170-200hp is my guesstimate. The car probably weighs about 2200-2400lbs. That is a super fun power:weight ratio right there! Car is totally worth it. It's built by none other than PJ Bonifacio master of Japanese classic restomods. You can't get a brand new car with 1/2 the fun factor or style as this.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Car of the Week: J-Tin again

So, what car is it this week? Well, first of all, its never just one. After dropping in on Solid Autoworks with Deano my WRX owning work buddy, I picked up a biz card. This is a new shop in North Salt Lake who can import Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars. The owner is Trey Cobb, founder of Cobb Tuning. So, I've been on a vintage Japanese car kick, you know, Skyline GT-R, Datsun 510, Toyota Corollas...Here's some cool classic 1970's - 80's Japanese "hot rods".
These pics are a mix from, and the recent HellaFlush III meet in SF.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Check this photoshop out. Its the new Toyota FT86 concept. It will be rear wheel drive, 6 speed manual and a flat 4 cylinder Subaru engine making about 180-200 hp. Should sell in the mid $20k.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ahhh, I jus keeding! Subyrod for 2010

Ha ha LOL! I guess the xB didn't last until springs 2010. Sorry Rick M! :( I guess I need to stick with old faithful, the Subaru WRX, a poor man's Evo of sorts. ha ha I'm definitely gonna rock some 17x9's or 18x9.5's from Rota. Hard to pass up the price. I'm loving white wheels too. I've always wanted a set. So, I'm thinking Silver on White or White on White....or Black on White? What do you guys think?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hechtspeed RCs in Vegas!

Just wanted to show off some pics found on forums highlighting some RC action in Vegas. I really dig these pics. I think BurtRod was born with a radio in one hand and an exacto in the other. :) Just call him Burt Yeager! PoppiRod is the one who taught him everything he knows. The Hechtspeeders are passionate at their hobbies, that's for sure. The craftsmanship and pilot "shill" these two have are amazing! They are 2 of the best in the business that is for sure. You got a brand new built scale plane that you're scared to death to fly, give the sticks over to BurtRod (known as Corsair Nut on and he'll get you dialed in. I'll have to make it out next year to Vegas with the camera and we'll get some proper photographs of your works of art! ;)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Utah Cobra Club Astro Burger Lunch Meet

So, I get the Utah Cobra Club emails. Last Friday I drove over to the Astro Burger on State Street to take in some yummy burgers and Cobras. There were about 10 cars or so. 2 of which were Kirkham Motorsports cars. The Kirkhams are aluminum bodied, better than originals, Cobras that run real 427 Side Oilers. No paint required, just a polished finished with brushed stripes. WOW!!! Enjoy my crap cell phone pictures.