It has been said that there is no love more sincere than the love of food. For motorsports enthusiasts all across the globe, however, it is the love of speed that garners the most true measure of devotion. No other hobby best demonstrates this true passion for all things fast than Hot Rods.
These souped up street cars have captured the attention of Americans since the 1920s, when people began modifying their engines and transforming their cars for drag racing and exhibition. Although the hobby has changed over the years, the world of customized cars still thrives today. It is showcased throughout American pop culture - from movies such as Fast and Furious to car shows, auctions and museums.
On Sunday, June 8, the U.S. Postal Service, with the help of lifelong car enthusiast Barry Meguiar, unveiled new limited-edition Hot Rods Forever® stamps at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Nationals East plus Conference in York, PA. to help pay tribute to one of America’s favorite hobbies. The new stamps appeal to automotive buffs of all ages, celebrating the fast, powerful vehicles that thrill-seekers have been modifying for nearly a century.
Each of the two stamps showcase an iconic 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster, the most popular hot rod model of its time. The stamps will be available for purchase at major Post Office™ locations across the country and online.
After unveiling the stamp, Meguiar took a few minutes to discuss the importance of the hobby, the changes in motorsports television, and the new and exciting products that Meguiar’s, Inc. is working on in an exclusive interview with the West Palm Beach Motorsports Examiner.
For any of you who don't know already, Barry Meguiar is president of Meguiar’s, Inc. and represents the third generation of the family business his grandfather founded in 1901. He was born in Southern California where the car hobby began shortly after. He currently hosts “Car Crazy” on the Velocity Channel.
His show originally began airing on the SPEED channel over 17 years ago when car shows were suffering in attendance and car clubs were decreasing in number. Barry decided to step up with a TV show focused on uniting and growing the global car hobby community.