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Watch This: How-to Tech Tips from the Kid Next Door

Posted January 11, 2021 8:23 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Ford

One of our favorite and most inspiring young gearheads, hotrodders, muscle car guys and creatives is all wrapped up in one kid: Ben Kahan! You've seen us share some of his videos in the past and we can just never really get enough of the Southern California car scene through his lens – literally and figuratively.

A refresher: Ben was born and raised in So-Cal custom car royalty. He's the son of one of our favorite hotrodders, Aaron Kahan, and great-nephew of the seminal Low Brow artist and publisher, Robert Williams. The kid really had no choice: he grew up around a vintage Schwinn collection, skateboards, Rat Fink-everything, Cal Bugs, hot rods, muscle cars and one of the great revivalist car clubs, the Choppers of Burbank. Like, how hard would he have to work to not be cool?

Anyway, we wholly dig this latest how-to video we found: Ben shows us how he "Shelby-drops" his dailied Mustang. Truth be told, your author typically stays away from 1st-gen notch-back Mustangs... in no small part due to that "Mustang sag" that seems to plague them. Ben does a great job of explaining this nose-drop, where its name comes from and how, with not a whole lot of investment, we could actually start loving these things (and that's the "royal we").

So, enjoy – and do your part to "Shelby-drop" the world!

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