As a bit of hot rod history, it is sometimes fun to reflect on the triumphs and disappointments of the industries’ pioneers. The rivalries among various hot rod designers, builders, and shops seemed to come to a head in the early ’70’s with a showdown between the big name shops of Northern California versus Southern California. To find out who won this classic war between NoCal and SoCal, read the attached articles. The first link is the story written up by SEMA and the second is a career recap by Hot Rod magazine of the “winner” aka “the Rodfather“. You will have to read to find out which side won!