20 YEARS AGO
September 1998 (176 pages, $3.95): Ro McGonegal just might be hot rodding’s best writer of the past half-century, and counting. “Ro Dawg,” who now freelances from Florida, also ranks among our best editors. Anyone wondering what hot rodding looked like near the end of the 20th century needn’t search beyond eBay for a fat package that covers all bases: Our fourth Power Tour® (250 Long Haulers), the return of the legendary Hirohata 1951 Merc custom, collectibles (11 pages!), and engine tech galore, plus Joe Gibbs’s memories of dragster driving and a medley of Tom Medley’s cartoons since Stroker McGurk debuted in our third issue.