Makeup: Liza Macawili The idea of the swimsuit issue is nothing new; Sports Illustrated has been doing it for decades. The idea of a car or a part with a girl on it is even older. Hot Rod magazine had Parts With Appeal in the '50s and there is probably a lead plate in your attic somewhere featuring grandma draped over a '29 Duesenberg. But that's a different magazine. It wasn't until Pat Ganahl took a big swing at being Editor of Hot Rod that the idea of girls and cars in the same photo really took off in the mainstream automotive media. According to Pat, he had hatched the idea as a spoof of S.I. and pushed it onto the newsstand. The issue moved like free money, and even though Pat soon gave up the keys to Hot Rod, Petersen Publishing continued to produce the swimsuit issue for years to come. Eventually, the idea trickled down to Car Craft in the '90s, where we believe it found its rightful place. Car Craft is the garage magazine about wrenchin' guys, so a girl leaning over the fender trying to distract you is a natural fit. In honor of Pat and the many photos and girls that followed, we offer the return of the Car Craft swimsuit issue. Enjoy! EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPERS! INSTRUCTIONS Click on the links below the small wallpaper image to view the size you would like in a new browser window. On a PC, right click on the image and select "Set As Desktop Background" desktop and select properties. On a Mac (OS X), save the image, locate the Desktop and Screensaver tool in the System Preferences application to locate and select your image. Tech SpecsWho: David SmithWhat: '64 Plymouth SavoyEngine: 471-inch (4.25 bore x 4.15 stroke) Hemi built by Dale Reed with 10.27:1 compressionTrans: A-833 four-speedRearend: Dana 60 with 3.55:1 gearsExtra: Built with the help of Dickey Hot RodsGirl: Cassia Walton Tech Specs Who: David Smith What: '64 Plymouth Savoy Engine: 471-inch (4.25 bore x Tech SpecsWho: Jim RubolinoWhat: '67 Chevy NovaEngine: 396-inch small block with a Blower Shop 8-71Trans: TH400 Ultralight by John KilgoreRearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.55:1 gearsExtra: The chassis is by Chris AlstonGirl: Deona Nieves Tech Specs Who: Jim Rubolino What: '67 Chevy Nova Engine: 396-inch small block with Tech SpecsWho: Tim BairWhat: '67 Chevy CamaroEngine: 496-inch big-blockTrans: TH400Rearend: 12-bolt with 3.73:1 gearsGirl: Elisabeth Musgrave Tech Specs Who: Tim Bair What: '67 Chevy Camaro Engine: 496-inch big-block Trans: 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1600 x 1200 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1600 x 1200 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1600 x 1200 Tech SpecsWho: Vic KorhonianWhat: '69 Plymouth Road RunnerEngine: JMS Racing-built 557-inch Hemi with 4.500-bore 4.375-stroke Stage V heads in a World Products block; it makes 850 hp on pump gasBlower: BDS 6-71 with two 1,050-cfm Dominator carburetors; running 4 psi boostTrans: Chrysler 618 with overdrive; 3,800-stall converterRearend: Chris Alston FAB-9 kit with ladder bars, VariShock coilovers, 4.11 gear, and billet pinion-yoke, Detroit lockerGirl: Melany Lorenzo Tech Specs Who: Vic Korhonian What: '69 Plymouth Road Runner Engine: JMS Racing-bui Tech SpecsWho: Skip EwingWhat: '70 Plymouth 'CudaEngine: 440-inch Six PackTrans: A-833 four-speed with the big input shaftRearend: Dana 60 with 3.54:1 gearsPaint: Lemon Twist YellowExtra: This car has the factory Shaker hood an Air Grabber scoop.Girl: Sarah McDowd Tech Specs Who: Skip Ewing What: '70 Plymouth 'Cuda Engine: 440-inch Six Pack Tran Tech SpecsWho: Robert BallWhat: '67 Ford Fairlane 500XLEngine: 427-inch FETrans: Top Loader four-speedRearend: Ford 9-inch with 3.89:1 gears and a Detroit LockerGirl: Mindi Smith Tech Specs Who: Robert Ball What: '67 Ford Fairlane 500XL Engine: 427-inch FE Tran 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1600 x 1200 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1600 x 1200 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1600 x 1200 Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!