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The Rodder's Journal is without a doubt the most painstakingly researched, beautifully photographed source of classic hot rod and custom car design, history, and writing, in the world. When they do anything, it is of the highest quality. And so, when they decided to put on an annual gathering for faithful readers and their cars, The Department of Style was confident it would be worth the drive.


The Department of Style is a field guide to the timeless, the adventurous, and the enthusiastic. We celebrate craft. We explore tradition. We find the creative imaginations that take classic forms and make them their own.

It is about understanding that in life, doing something right takes time, and skill, and effort. But therein lies the joy. Finding people who still do those things that way and telling their stories is the original Departmental mandate.

Semper Intrepidus

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