Stuff from D. Sept. 20th, 2020

When Milk was delivered to your door.


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Beiseker Mural by Dwight Lockhart commemorates Heighton Auto Restoration anniversary:

Halifax news article about Bad Chad Customs:

Hiltz Auto Co. website (Bad Chad Customs):

The 5 weirdest cars to ever race in Nascar:

1967 Mustang Carbon Fibre bodied car for only $300K:

Coral Cruiser 1955 Bel Air:

1965 Ford Galaxie rag top:

Five window 392 Hemi build was worth the wait:

Bill Vance chats about the LaSalle:

Unforgettable moments from the 24 hours of Le Mans(Great vintage pics):

Living with a JDM import, what you need to know:

The last Packard that never was:

1950 Chevy Thriftmaster pickup truck built by Icon:

The Old car smell story:

8 great old car drag magazines:

Street Outlaws Justin Shearer and his 1972 Pontiac Lemans:

How Carroll Shelby conquered Le Mans (Cool vintage pics):

Collecting vintage slot cars:

1965 Ford Falcon with an LS motor:

Detomaso Pantera Group 4 tribute car:

Info on the latest from Aaron Kaufmann of Gas Monkey garage fame:

Remembering the great racing legend Dyno Don Nicholson (Cool pics):

Preserving flaking paint:

Fox Body fixes:

ESAB Welder review:

How to fix your vintage wiper motor circuit:

Shop tours:
How Edelbrock makes its signature aluminum intake manifolds:

Don’s Kustoms, Fort Bragg:

Nice collection of V8 engine valve covers and a nice shop too:

Bad Chad Season 2 Episode 1:

XR GT Falcon Sleeper and an awesome vintage looking garage:

Watch Don Garlits fire up a hemi powered air raid siren (Crank it!):

5 minutes with Tim Strange of Strange Motion Rod & Custom:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Sept. 13th, 2020

Steam engine used in a Sawmill in the 1920s

Before I’m Gone Documentary (David Smith from Shockwave Seats and Procom Powder Coating) and full race coverage of the Canada 200 in Langford, BC:

Another story about David Smith taking up race car driving later in life:

Looking back at the history of the Canada 200 race in Langford, BC:

Three sets of brothers racing in the Canada 200 race in Langford, BC:

70s Camaro gets cut to pieces on live video:

Self taught restorer from Calgary, AB:

Bill Vance chats about the Rover 3500:

First Generation Camaro Design (Some cool vintage pics):

A chat with Malcolm Bricklin and hear the hidden stories of his car build:

Dream Hot Rod gets built:

Budget garage build:

Bodywork gapping tool from Strange Motion:

Restoration nightmare avoidance:

How to minimize risks when buying or selling overseas:

Six odd things you should keep in your toolbox:

Outsmarting the smart battery charger:

Add bluetooth to your old cars factory radio:

Cleaning up the inner fender:

1964 Mercury Marauder (Thanks Victor):

Hand carved 1967 Ford Mustang GT500:

Jay Leno and his 1932 Bugatti:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Sept 7th, 2020


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VW Beetle that’s 40% larger than stock:

5 times automakers fought regulations with sneaky solutions:

Trio of classic family heirlooms:

Robert Downey Jr’s modified BMW 3.0CS:

VW based dune buggy from Calgary, AB:

Endurance racing with the 24 hours of lemons (Dan will like the Cadillac pic):

Sam Castronovas 1979 C10:

1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 ( I had a 1980 Z28 back in the day):

Todd Markusons 1960 Studebaker Lark:

Bill Vance chats about the Trabant:

Ranking each and every Dodge Viper:

Another story on photographer Dieter Klein:

Seduced by a C3 Corvette:

A crusty/rusty BMW 2002:

Legends of Motorsports “Ralph Depalma” (Great vintage pics):

The haunting story of James Deans car crash:

Roof top car tents:

Coach built Maserati 300s by Hammer Studios:

Vintage tools, open end/box end wrench:

Hunting for the perfect 1970 Mustang Mach 1 project:

Bill Thomas Cheetah (Great pics):

McKinley Thompson and the 1966 Ford Bronc story:

How to fit a modern battery in a classic car:

1967 Shelby GT350 article on striking the balance between preservation and full restoration:

Door skin replacement made easy:

Car Storage prep:

4 tips for when your car won’t start away from home:

Simple fix on a modern car:

How to stop loosing your spanners and your mind:

Battery maintenance tech:

Shop Tours:
American Legends Hot Rods:

Vintage gas station photos (Thanks Brad A.):

The Green Reflectors playing at Bad Chad Customs:

1956 Chevy 3000 HP street car:

Hot Rods found after 50 years get loaded up:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Aug 29th, 2020

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The Highwaymen Car Club gets some recognition:

Sooke Cabinet maker brings new life to 1928 REO speed wagon:

A brief history of automotive paint from Island Detail & Color:

Corvette chassis evolution:

Canadian built 1935 Bugatti type 57 aerolithe story:

The history of car radios:

Ontario gears up to be home to Worlds first racetrack luxury car center:

VW-based dune buggy story from Calgary:

Advice on selecting a specialty automotive shop:

Shirley Shahan “The Drag-on-lady”:

Bill Vance chats about the 1949 Luxurious Lincoln:

Regulations that led to ridiculous details on VW bugs:

Cracking the secrets of a Tesla brain box:

When stickers lead you down the rabbit hole:

Fords electric Mustang Cobra Jet to debut at NHRA nationals at Indy:

Barris Kustom Cougar Woody story:

Ford Crestline Sunliner found in an abandoned mine:

The mad englishman and the black shadow motorbike story:

1929 Model A goes on a 3600 mile trip:

10 Canadian car names from back in the day:

Corvair photoshoot in Japan:

Junkyard visit for Studebakers:

Chevy II buyers guide (Cool vintage art):

Chris Garcia has some cool art:

Greatest racing cheats in history:

2020 Ford Mustang GT500 review:

California wildfire takes home and lifelong car collection:

Removing Ceramic coatings:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. August 23rd, 2020

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Western Speedways Canada 200 to be aired live on Chek on Sunday Sept 6th, local business owner and race car driver David Smith’s battle with Cancer will also be featured:

Artist 3d drawings show the lighter side of some serious cars:

Volkswagen Beetle RV gets lots of attention:

Bill Vance chats about the 70s T Birds:

Corvair racers capture land speed records on the Bonneville salt:

5 Canadian built vehicles to watch at the Okotoks collector car auction:

Details on the Okotoks Car Auction being held Sept. 18 -19th, 2020 here:

Indianapolis Motor Speedway turns 111 years old (Some cool vintage pics):

Ford vs Everyone including Chevrolet (Cool pics):

Epic 1929 Ford Model A road trip:

GMC Eleganza Motor home story for Rob B.:

Three wheeling a Citroen:

More progress on the 1966 Corvair homecoming:

One of the sink hole Corvettes restoration stories:

Most expensive Hot Wheels story:

European sports car junkyard tour:

Rare muslce cars get unearthed:

GT40 prototype story with some vintage pics:

1995 Chrysler Atlantic concept car story:

1965 Chevy C10 pickup story:

Chuck Miller and Steve Tansy Zingers:

1972 Plymouth Fury Gran Coupe:

Bar None Moto:

Air tool fitting mod:

Muscle car exhaust hints:

66 Chevy Nova on BAT:

5 minutes with Jack Chisenhall of Vintage Air:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. August 16th, 2020

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Another story on the Mustang Mach 1 that ended up in the ditch:

Johnny Cash’s old Rolls Royce now Tesla powered:

1965 Chevrolet C10 pickup owned by a Calgarian:

Chevy celebrates classics online:

Big Block Chevy Streamliner tops piston powered land speed record:

Brown Sugar 1983 Chevy from River City Rods and Fabrication:

River City Rods and Fabrication web site:

G Body 80 Monte Carlos can be cool:

Dave Tucker’s 69 Camaro Black Gold:

You can get hideaway headlights for your C10 pickup now:

All of the weird crap the new owner found in his Moskvich:

V8 Prowler sells on BAT:

This guy turns cutlery into art:

A Hellcrate transplant into a ’71 Charger (Alberta car):

Checking out some tools around the shop:

Shed of the year 2020 finalists chosen:

Barn Find 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy that sat dormant near Sidney, BC for 39 years goes to auction (Local shop Owen Automotive worked on it):

Auction listing for the 1950 Jaguar XK120 (Any one recognize the garage?):

Remembering Cadillac designer Ed Glowacke:

Exhaust systems and components:

The increasing complexity of electronics poses a challenge for future collectibles:

Chemical stripping how to:

Chasing the Dream, 50 year search for  47′ Studebaker:

Nissan Quad cam V8 powered Ford Fairlane:

Foose Design 1956 Bel Air project, Part 1 and 2:

Ferrari SF90 out for a drive (Thanks Dave):

Sunday feature film “Fireball 500”:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. August 9th, 2020

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Car crash involving a classic car near Sundre, AB yesterday (Hope everyone is okay):

Buick Grand National that beat a Lamborghini:

1956 Mercury Convertible, A radical custom car from days gone by:

Jeff Thisted cruises America in a 55 Chevy:

Visions of an automotive future that hasn’t come to fruition (Great artwork):

Bill Vance chats about the Ford Mustang II:

Bill Vance chats about the De Soto for Paul M.:

The Shriners in Winnipeg are raffling off a Custom 67 Chevelle SS:

The theory of project debt:

Manu Campa paints cars for a living but his 31 Ford Roadster is a work of art:

American Pickers puts unsung artist John Mills amazing artwork in the spotlight:

Dreams haunted by the frame of a Triumph GT6:

The 1978 – 93 Subaru Brat (Funny we were just talking about this car at coffee on Monday):

How many cars can I fit in my garage story:

Ring Brothers built 67 Mustang Fastback goes up for auction:

Inside the Buick Dynaflow for Rob R. and Vern:

Mopar might Max Wedge V8:

1955 Chevy Nomad built by Joe Martin and Shorty back in 2014:

Pics of Abandoned Muscle cars and classics:

Winged super speedway cars from the 1960s found:

Steve Magnante Muscle car junkyard gallery:

1974 Camaro Z28 story:

Now that’s a Super Beetle:

Ford Mustang Mach 1 doesn’t make it to the buyers place before it ends up in the ditch:

A look back at Lincoln Continental history with vintage pics:

Chrysler Winged cars that made history:

The Marmon automobile years:

Custom Hot Wheels presents Riot speed shop:

The Good Guys Gazette September issue is now online here:


Paradise Garage Dream Car Season 1, Episode 1:
DIY dream rids from around the world:

66 Chevelle LS7 New floors, Quarters, and Trunk Pan:

1957 Ford, George Poteet:

Kiwi’s Kustom Kougar:

More videos from Uncle Tony’s Garage here:


Your guide to the Ford Coyote Engine:
Converting to LED lighting:

Replacing rocker panels:

Chevy Steering upgrade:

How to get an old car back on the road:

1966 Chevelle gets steering/suspension work:

Tips for pulling and installing spark plugs:

Understanding fusible links in your cars wiring:

Shop Tours:

Good Guys lets us get a look at some cool shops!:

Rod Pearce has an awesome garage and car collection:

Dan Wathor has a cool weathered workshop collection:

Dave Ruh has a liking for 32 Fords:

Larry Olson has an impressive collection:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. August 2nd, 2020


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1966 Ford Galaxie from Edmonton:

The stories behind 8 of the most famous cars immortalized in song:

1960 Triumph TR3A restoration update:

Langford 2020 Car Cruise, Sunday August 16th, 2020:

Pontiac Trans Am 2000 mile road trip:

The search for old car parts:

One owner Ford Falcon up for sale:

Jil’s 1947 Cadillac:

1947 Cadillac Series 61:

1932 Ford Model B pickup that’s been in the family for 84 years gets restored:

Top car influencers are making money posting stuff on Youtube and Instagram:

1936 Ford Roadster:

1969 Mustang Mach 1 with Roush power:

Barrett Jackson to start doing road tours:

Crash at Road America with video:

Bill Vance chats about the tiny Crosley:

Bill Vance chats about Rickenbacker’s fame that helped  build sales:

Famed Cobra Daytona coupe almost didn’t win, as Told by its Designer:

Kings of the Road, Vintage campers:

The Strada Americana takes shape:

Haynes International Motor museum has a room full of red:

Trying to thin out the parts stockpile:

6 vintage motorcycles to buy based on your favorite car:

How the Zerk fitting changed the automobile forever:

Out in Oregon is this die hard Cadillac fanatic, I like the Koi pond! (Look at the pics at the end of article and watch the video yard tour):

64 Prototype Ford GT40 (Cool vintage pics):

Thanks to Barris Kustoms, this Hirohata Mercury fueled the custom car trend:

The custom creations of George and Sam Barris:

110 year old Renalut Taxi recalls the battle of the Marne:

Mini rebuilds progressing:

Steve Magnante’s Mucle car quest in junkyards photo gallery:

Chevy used the Vert a pac method to ship Vega cars:

Jeeps concept vehicles full list:

Bare metal restoration of the holy grail of BMW 507:

Impala 409 story:

Sorting out the legend and lore of the Hudson Hornet:

1966 Corvair project update:

The Junkyard Circle of Life: You never know what you’ll find:

Vintage bench top vise collection:

Keisha likes working on her 1979 Ford Bronco:

Survivor Car Australia car show pics:

Gas Monkey 1979 International Scout with Hellcat Hemi swap:

Gas Monkey 1967 Dodge Dart Hellcat swap is for sale again:

Roadkill Crop Duster project car:

The cars that never shone:

Guy rebuilds a Alfa Romeo Montreal in a potting shed(This isn’t the first time he has done that):

1969 Super Bee back home after 14 years:

The Ringbrothers 1971 De Tomaso Pantera:

Farm yard rat rod built Datsun 280Z:

The Ford Model T and Charlie Chaplin:

1965 Ford Thunderbird article:

1961 Dodge W-100 truck is a work horse:

1941 Packard 110:

Inside the factory at Chrysler in 1936:

Holley Sniper EFI install:

DIY slide hammer puller:

Tips and tricks for a trouble-free restoration project:

Body off rebuild is the only way to go:

Classic car battery care:

How to maintain a survivor car:

Why you should degree a camshaft:

Classic car rust prevention by sealing your floor pan with POR 15:

Choosing the right primer sealer:

Quadrajet number identification guide:

XP Ford Falcon body swap onto a EL Falcon chassis:

Radiator cap info:

Diesel powered Indy 500 race car:

Steve Morris tears down a 4000 hp big block:

Jay Leno talks about Johnny Carson’s 1939 Chrysler Royal:

Jay Leno talks about the 1938 Tatra:

Working on a family members car can be dicey:

Ricardo Alvarado and his Packard:

SuperFly Magazine videos:

5 minutes from Dave Shuten (From Driven TV show):

Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top preaches the gospel of cars and guitars:

Interview with Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers:

Shop tours:
Garage tour:

Schwartz performance:

Steve’s Auto Restorations:

Ford Fan heaven:

1941 Willys, 65 Big block and more:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. July 18th, 2020

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Edmonton cracking down on car meets at Gateway United parking lot area:

Subaru WRX in the dealer shop for months with check engine light, Author of article is working on a Puma electric conversion:

The Ford GT40 shown on Chasing Classic Cars is still for sale pull out US$1.85 million from your jeans and go buy it!:

Ford Mustang is most popular collector car according to Hagerty, some the other popular ones are also listed in article:

Calgarian returns to his interest in motorbikes in retirement, and has restored some classics:

What happened to the British Motorcycle Industry:

Keith’s blog entry, No Citroen for me:

Keith’s blog entry, A Ferrari got away:

Cannonball Run Record: A Guide To Americas Ultimate Illegal Street Race with info. on its history:

1939 Dodge Delivery story:

1949 Chevy Stepside with video:

Roadster shops Tri – Five Chevy frame is here:

Get in your garage reader rides and shops from Good Guys:

Mistakes to avoid when building a Hot Rod by J.F. Launier:

Taylor Guitars using Urban Ash from West Coast arborists (For Mike in Ontario):

9 common restoration mistakes and how to avoid them:

5 questions with Diamond Back Tires:

When one of your cars just has to go or maybe it doesn’t for Chris W:

65 years ago kids of all ages enjoyed at Disneylands Autopia (Me included, but not that long…):

Driving 500 miles to buy a 1953 International work truck:

Jaguar E type rear end gets turned into wet bar:

VW camper beetle:

Elgin Road race winning ford has an interesting connection to Henry Ford:

1917 Hudson restoration into recreation of a Ralph Mulford racer:

Story about a Ford man becoming a Buick man decades later:

1968 Muscle car comparison from the archives:

2020 Corvette that suffered lift fall going up for auction:

Fast N Loud 1967 Pontiac Firebird Convertible build:

The best junkyard on the planet:

13 Biggest Hot Rod crate engines:

Chevrolet Nova History:

Steve Magnante working from home (I like his car magazine collection!):

Know your anvil parts:

Know your 1949 – 54 Pontiac starter parts:

Workshop cleanup useful stuff accumulation (I can relate):

Ford Mustang II 74 – 78 styling:

1950 Mercury Monterey lead sled:

1949 Mercury Coupe lead sled:

How to seal your floor with POR 15:

Dean Moon’s AA fuel dragster found 43 years later:

How to operate a full sized steam powered truck from the 1920s:

Aerodynamics theory from 1936:

Fixing a Valiant wagons front subframe rails damage:

Retrofitting for reliability on a Ford Model A:

$7.25 million Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe racing around the track for Tony:

Morgan steel chassis: A final farewell:

Shop Tours:
Jaguar collectors garage:

Jay Leno’s 68 Ford Bronco with a 760HP Shelby GT500 engine:

Brown’s Metalcraft Automotive Workshop:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. July 13th, 2020

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You can read some free issues of Garage Style magazine online here:

Walter Zip cutters need to be kept in the containers until used:

The tip from Walter detailing storage of Zip Cutters:

History of Standard Oil Company:

History of the Esso Tiger:

Cummins powered Ford F250 with 70s cool:

Vancouverite’s restored 3-ton 1909 Packard truck:

Two museums Turn a Seaside Haven Into a Car Lover’s Dream:

The Kookie T – Norm Grabowskis T-Bucket:

Photography of Marc Gewertz (Awesome):

1968 Ford F100 Ranger:

Chris Mcphie’s ’69 Camaro wins 2020 Street machine of the year:

Nathan Powell’s 32 Ford gets Classic Instruments 2020 Street Rod of the year title:

Aston Martin’s DB5 Goldfinger Continuation:

Two Tatras take a trip of a lifetime:

The Patina Czar goes shopping:

Repairing a fuel level sender:

Ford Broncos through the years:

15 little known facts about American Graffiti:

Souki’s Nissan Skyline Kaido Racer, pics and videos:

Tri Five Nationals pics:

How the Ford Lincoln Futura became the Batmobile:

1974 Citroen HY van with RX7 motor:

10 factors that affect spark plug heat range:

How to use a dial back timing light:

Making sand cast aluminum car club plaques:

Local cruise for Bill Bartley:

Shop Tours:
If you ever wondered what Lift King’s showroom looked like in Calgary here you go:

The Toy Barn Luxury Garage Ownership:

Cheers, Darryl.