Rod and Custom Magazine is the best one that I subscribe to. This magazine has many of the old hot rods that I grew up with. Most of the technical article are basic for a person to understand and follow. They have great advertisers and have a great subscription rate. I read alot of automobile magazines including Hemmings Motor News, "The Old Car Bible" and am very impressed with both.
This magazine would make a great gift for the car guy in your life. Try it! You'll like it. The car guy will love you for it also. I would not push it if it was not Good.