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Jess (MacKichan) Gasper's Articles
Jess (MacKichan) Gasper
Member since Feb 10 2017
Jess grew up around hot rods, Bonneville landspeed racing and Speedway Motors. She serves as the Production Manager for Speedway and has worked for the company for over 20 years. Her little homebuilt 1933 Ford 5-window coupe was a father/daughter project and happens to be the focus of most of her tech articles. Projects are never done!

Jess (MacKichan) Gasper's Articles

10/2/2019
Read about the wheel and tire combination that was chosen for a 1931 Model A Coupe. Learn tips for choosing wheels and tires and how to complete the installation.
6/14/2019
From the Model A coupe body to the dropped axle and chrome OEM wheels. This car project is a basic, but cool traditional hot rod. Comparable to the American Graffiti coupe. Read more on how to start planning your hot rod car build.
9/24/2018
Speedway's own Jess MacKichan ran her hot rod '33 Ford up the mountain at this year's Hot Rod Hill Climb in Colorado! Here's her report, along with some great photography that will make you wish you had been there!
4/13/2018
Preventative maintenance is crucial for hot rods. In this article, Jess shows you how to place a front wheel cylinder on an early Ford.
4/11/2018
Are you a collector of automotive signs? This is a DIY project where you will learn how to convert a hardwired sign to a plug in. Jess M. explains each step to get the job done!
3/6/2018
Jess M. gives you a step by step process on how to apply vinyl graphics to your pedal car. Each step is explained through pictures and detailed instructions.
3/1/2018
Jess walks you through a t-shirt pillow DIY project. This is a great way to re use those favorite tees of yours instead of throwing them out.
1/19/2018
Do you have a collection a decals? Here's a step-by-step process of how to turn them into reuseable magnets! This is a DIY project that takes minimal time.
1/19/2018
Have an extra license plate frame on hand? Here are two ways you can turn your frame into an arts and crafts project. These are the steps to create a cork board or whiteboard.
1/19/2018
A simple DIY project using vintage Valentine's Day cards for decorations.
12/27/2017
Wiring a car may seem like a daunting process, but Jess explains the steps to successfully wire the ignition switch, headlight switch, and the dash gauges.
12/12/2017
Learn about 'Speedy' Bill's passion for pedal cars and how that has been passed down through generations in the Smith family. Jess also explains the step by step process to assemble Speedway's Murray Comet style pedal car.
11/16/2017
After receiving many inquires, Jess shares the wheel and tire combo on her coupe.
10/26/2017
Line installation and brake bleeding
10/25/2017
Disassembling the dash and steering column
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