Jim Aust Takes the Wheel of the Goodguys Gazette After searching high and low the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is pleased to announce the latest addition to our family with the new editor of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette, Jim Aust. Our new...
Jim Aust Takes the Wheel of the Goodguys Gazette
After searching high and low the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is pleased to announce the latest addition to our family with the new editor of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette, Jim Aust. Our new scribe is 35 years old and married with three "little rodders." While we were checking him out we have found that Jim has been studying and stashing every car magazine he could get his hands on since he was three (now well-over 10 thousand!), and people that know him say don't try to challenge him in a contest of "automobile trivia" because he's some kind of walking encyclopedia of hot rods.
Gazette readers may already know Jim from his work with Petersen's "Sport Truck," as well as his recent excellent work in "The Rodder's Journal." His interests include everything that rumbles and rolls, and a few of his own "hands-on" hot rod projects include a flathead powered '32 Ford Cabriolet, a ground hugging '56 F-100, and multiple '67-'72 Chevy pickups (including his well-known "Circus Wagon" '68 shortbed). Currently Jim has gathered most of the pieces to build himself a '27 Ford Model T Touring that will represent the true roots of "street rodding." He hopes to have his latest all-steel, ' 57 283-powered, Skylark wire wheeled car on the road this summer, and DRIVE it to as many Goodguys events as possible.
Jim is very excited about his new position at the Gazette and he has big plans to broaden the editorial content and the visual package. He looks forward to receiving press information from the motorsports world. He also looks forward to meeting all the people at the Goodguys events and snapping pictures of their beautiful rides. Make sure to say "hi" when you see him, and we think you're really going to enjoy what he has to say.