Stuff from D. Jan. 16th, 2022

Sweet GTO, spotted in Radium, BC while on a road trip.

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Collector Classics: Barrett-Jackson 50th Anniversary Auction
Vancouver classic car dealer is bringing 42 collector vehicles to Scottsdale later this month:
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/collector-classics-barrett-jackson-50th-anniversary-auction

PRI Show 2022: Shades of past, visions of future:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/events/pri-show-2022-shades-of-past-visions-of-future/

Modified Monsters: 6 beauties up for grabs this January:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/modified-monsters-6-beauties-up-for-grabs-this-january/

This rare alloy Gullwing could become the most expensive one ever sold:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/this-rare-alloy-gullwing-could-become-the-most-expensive-one-ever-sold/

Arizona is not ground zero for prewar cars, but there are some gems:
https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/arizona-is-not-ground-zero-for-prewar-cars-but-there-are-some-gems/

The tale of the Loti: Tantalized by an Elan and Eclat, Part 2:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/the-tale-of-the-loti-tantalized-by-an-elan-and-eclat-part-2/

5 of the most significant motorcycle sales in 2021:
https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/year-in-review-5-of-the-most-significant-motorcycle-sales-in-2021/

New series, Lost Car Rescue, spotlights the ‘extreme hobby’ of Mill Bay-based brothers:
https://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/new-series-lost-car-rescue-spotlights-the-extreme-hobby-of-mill-bay-based-brothers-4948584

Langley crane operator stars in History Network’s latest series “Lost Car Rescue”:
https://www.langleyadvancetimes.com/community/langley-crane-operator-stars-in-history-networks-latest-series/

Chilcotin pilot flying high in new History series set in B.C.’s Peace Country, “Lost Car Rescue”:
https://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/entertainment/chilcotin-pilot-flying-high-in-new-history-series-set-in-b-c-s-peace-country/

Chilcotin pilot flying high on History channel series, “Lost Car Rescue”:
https://www.wltribune.com/news/chilcotin-pilot-flying-high-on-history-channel/#

Dean Batchelor – Hot Rodding’s Famed All-Purpose Journalist:
https://fuelcurve.com/dean-batchelor/

This big-block 1970 Ford Torino GT is 9.1 liters of fun :
https://driving.ca/car-culture/vintage-collectible/this-big-block-1970-ford-torino-gt-is-9-1-liters-of-fun

Paralyzed Canadian racer Robert Wickens to return to full-time competition:
https://driving.ca/car-culture/people/paralyzed-canadian-racer-robert-wickens-to-return-to-full-time-competition

Blue Beetle – Brandon Hines’ 1969 VW is a Low-Profile Cruiser for the Colorado High Country:
https://fuelcurve.com/brandon-hines-1969-vw/

Mullet Missile – Chris Ryan’s 1978 Pontiac Trans Am:
https://fuelcurve.com/mullet-missile-1978-pontiac-trans-am/

The Keeper – After nearly 50 Years, Mike Chronister Still Has His High School ’69 Camaro:
https://fuelcurve.com/mike-chronister-69-camaro/

Bill Vance: Hudson Hornet was star of the racetrack:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-hudson-hornet-stock-car-was-star-of-nascar-aaa-races-4952080

Why not a Funky British Sedan?:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/why-not-funky-british-sedan/

Stock Stories: Ariel Square Four (Cool motorbike artwork):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorcycles/stock-stories-ariel-square-four/

Smithology: Certain components had the air of a gnawing-on by wolves:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/smithology/smithology-certain-components-had-the-air-of-a-gnawing-on-by-wolves/

A farewell to Austin’s (not-so) secret race track, with the man who made it happen:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/a-farewell-to-austins-not-so-secret-race-track-with-the-man-who-made-it-happen/

Decades before the internet, GM’s Futurliners offered a glimpse of what could be:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/decades-before-the-internet-gms-futurliners-offered-people-a-glimpse-of-what-could-be/

Indiana’s obscure Meyers Manx alternative was born in a chicken coop:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/bremens-obscure-meyers-manx-alternative-was-born-in-a-chicken-coop/

Perfect poster art: A veteran collector’s guide to getting started:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/entertainment/perfect-poster-art-a-veteran-collectors-guide-to-getting-started/

A ’69 Charger with a Hellcat heart, Porsche eats $113M for EV independence, a boutique Brit with Ford GT grunt:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/the-manifold/2022-01-12/

Open Diff: How Do You Heat Your Garage?:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/01/14/open-diff-how-do-you-heat-your-garage

Change Agents: The 1961-63 Senior Compacts from General Motors:
https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/change-agents-the-1961-63-senior-compacts-from-general-motors/

Tech:
Piston Slap: The reconditioned Corvair’s distinct lack of cooling:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/piston-slap-the-reconditioned-corvairs-distinct-lack-of-cooling/

How to maintain your car’s cooling system:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/how-to-maintain-your-cars-cooling-system/

Man Spends Three Days Trying To Remove Oil Filter, Lives Every Wrencher’s Nightmare:
https://jalopnik.com/man-spends-three-days-trying-to-remove-oil-filter-live-1848361141

How to do a comprehensive ignition tune-up:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/how-do-comprehensive-ignition-tune-/

Eight tips for staying out of your own way while assembling a car:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/eight-tips-staying-out-your-own-way-while-assembli/

Videos:
CHEK Upside: Island motorcycle builder Jay Donovan creating custom bike for BMW:
https://www.cheknews.ca/videos/61de3692a0f2080001a4266d/CHEK-Upside%3A-Island-motorcycle-builder-creating-custom-bike-for-BMW/

You can check out Jay’s website here:
https://www.jaydonovan.org/

Building Hot Rod Motor Mounts with LG Speed & Kustom and his new CNC Plasma table:
https://youtu.be/1J-uKQhXTvM

Punching Louvers in a Model A Decklid with LG Speed & Kustom:
https://youtu.be/Bnib0ikVs68

Dropping the 57’ Chevy on the frame!:
https://youtu.be/wwvbI0wT0AA

Make it Kustom shows us How to Make a Dimple Die Punch Tool!! Countersink Screws in Sheet Metal + Flatten Bead Rolled Panels:
https://youtu.be/K5coAy0vAGY

Make it Kustom shows us How To Make A Tucking Hammer For Shrinking Sheet Metal!!:
https://youtu.be/MfQcalGTHtw

The Cannonball Run Countach: Supercar Legend | Full Documentary:
https://youtu.be/8b7erU_DOfE

VOLKSWAGEN FACTORY PRODUCTION OF VW BUGS, MICROBUS, FASTBACK WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – 1970s(Thanks Brad):
https://youtu.be/4Co6WgO9r3c

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Jan. 9th, 2022

RIP Werner. You will be missed. Hope your driving a Beaumont up in car heaven.
(Pic from Autotrader.ca site)

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Modern Rodding June 2021 issue online here:
https://digital.modernrodding.com/issue/june-2021jc/#roddingaround

Trick your kids into loving cars with this one weird Citroen | Driving:
https://driving.ca/car-culture/vintage-collectible/how-to-trick-your-kids-into-loving-cars-with-this-one-weird-citroen

James Bond Aston Martin stolen 25 years ago found in the Middle East:
https://driving.ca/auto-news/entertainment/james-bond-aston-martin-stolen-25-years-ago-found-in-the-middle-east

Where do we preserve the old-school knowledge?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/where-do-we-preserve-the-old-school-knowledge/

The collector car market got larger and younger in 2021:
https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/state-of-the-market-at-the-end-of-2021/

11 can’t-miss automotive oddballs in search of new homes on the auction circuit:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/11-cant-miss-automotive-oddballs-in-search-of-new-homes/

Watch This: Headlamp Doors Are the Sunglasses to the Muscle Car Soul:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/01/06/watch-this-headlamp-doors-are-the-sunglasses-to-the-muscle-car-soul

Will this 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda Convertible ring in 2022 with fresh muscle market mojo?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/will-this-1970-plymouth-hemi-cuda-convertible-ring-in-2022-with-fresh-muscle-market-mojo/

George Bailey’s Wonderful Life Dodge isn’t getting wings, but it may soon have a new owner:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/george-baileys-wonderful-life-dodge-isnt-getting-wings-but-it-may-soon-have-a-new-owner/

How I learned to stop worrying about the bubble and buy classic cars:
https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/it-doesnt-matter-if-theres-a-bubble/

Planters is looking for nutty drivers to travel cross-country with Mr. Peanut:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/planters-is-looking-for-nutty-drivers-to-travel-cross-country-with-mr-peanut/

The 2022 Barrett-Jackson Cup: 50 Visionary Customs Take Center Stage:
https://fuelcurve.com/2022-barrett-jackson-cup/

Retro Rumblings – “Low Fat” Larry Westervelt 1943-2021:
https://fuelcurve.com/larry-westervelt/

Don and Jackie Heidt’s 1952 Pontiac Chieftain Convertible:
https://fuelcurve.com/1952-pontiac-chieftain-convertible/

Howard Smith Wanted a Simple, Clean, and Cool 1967 GMC – and He Got It:
https://fuelcurve.com/howard-smith-1967-gmc/

Bill Vance: A brief history of four-wheel drive:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-a-brief-history-of-four-wheel-drive-4930885

The 1930s Lincoln Zephyrs Are Remembered for Great Styling:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2022/the-1930s-lincoln-zephyrs-are-remembered-for-great-styling

Videos:
Let’s put an EXCELSIOR together! // Paul Brodie’s Shop(Thanks, Keith):
https://youtu.be/es_zEhA08sg

Make it Kustom, Hammer Welding Jig FINISHED!! Production + DEMO of New Planishing Hammers!!:
https://youtu.be/8LgJxyJwLPw

Visit MR BA Huge British American Collection:
https://youtu.be/VkIf0jnJtDs

1959 Cadillac Model Car Build:
https://youtu.be/oXD9ZA2-tlE

Mecum Kissimmee TechForce Foundation Walkaround: Wayne Carini and the Hirohata Mercury:
https://youtu.be/sQjZCHBUdCQ

Mecum Auctions, YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/mecum/videos

The Yee Hawl gets a carburetor FINALLY. ((IT CATCHES ON FIRE!!!)11:13 is where fire starts):
https://youtu.be/cNcQsP2UE9A

Tech:
The Full Guide to Oxy Fuel Cutting:
https://youtu.be/gXuMDxYeqZ4

3 more high-tech junkyard donor parts for your project:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/3-more-high-tech-junkyard-donor-parts-for-your-project/

The Dualie Dilemma: A tale of 6 tires:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/the-dualie-dilemma-a-tale-of-6-tires/

When it comes to old cars, aftermarket parts can be a crapshoot:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/when-it-comes-to-old-cars-aftermarket-parts-can-be-a-crapshoot/

Moskvich Update: Missing parts—and found motivation!:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/moskvich-update-missing-parts-and-found-motivation/

Don’t skimp on these 6 pieces of personal safety gear:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/dont-skimp-on-these-6-pieces-of-personal-safety-gear/

Wrenchin’ Wednesday: How to refill aerosol cans to get every last bit:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/wrenchin-wednesday-how-to-refill-aerosol-cans-to-get-every-last-bit/

On the Verge of Unobtainum: A mad junkyard dash to save endangered parts:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/on-the-verge-of-unobtainum-a-mad-junkyard-dash-to-save-endangered-parts/

Magnaflow vs. Flowmaster: Attempting to Settle the Eternal Muffler Debate:
https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/magnaflow-vs-flowmaster-best-muffler/

Nobody Seems To Make an Adapter Kit for a Leaf Motor to a Volkswagen Transaxle, So I Made One Myself (Part 1):
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2022/01/06/nissan-leaf-motor-volkswagen-transaxle-adapter-kit

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Jan. 2nd, 2022

Wicked Cadillac Convertible spotted at Jack Carter Cadillac in Calgary, AB a few years ago.

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The January issue of Quick Times magazine is now online here:
http://quick-times.com/quick-times-magazine-january-2022/

MCACN 2021 Part II: Back for more (Great pics of the event!):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/events/mcacn-2021-part-ii-back-for-more/

Avoidable Contact #131: The “UJC” was a lot of car for two hundred bucks:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/avoidable-contact/avoidable-contact-131-the-ujc-was-a-lot-of-car-for-two-hundred-bucks/

Our tame fighter pilot wonders: Should this Jeepster be sent to the boneyard?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/our-tame-fighter-pilot-jeepster-boneyard/

Year in Review: Top-tier collectors were still pretty picky in 2021:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/market-trends/hagerty-insider/year-in-review-top-tier-collectors-were-still-pretty-picky-in-2021/

With the 1969 Falcon, Ford Canada Dropped the K-code 289 V-8 Into a Compact Sedan:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/30/ford-of-canada-dropped-the-271-hp-289-v-8-into-a-compact-sedan

Chevys, Fords, Mopars, and More at the 21st Quarantine Cruise–Another Huge Gallery!:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/chevy-ford-mopar-quarantine-cruise-21/

Tricked-Out Trucks, Sweet Tri-Fives, and More At the 21st Quarantine Cruise–Hot Gallery!:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/quarantine-car-cruise-21-trucks-chevy-tri-fives/

Wide Bodies In Warsaw: Meet The Wide Body RWB Porsche 911s Bringing Japanese Style To Poland:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/wide-bodies-in-warsaw-meet-the-wide-body-rwb-porsche-911s-bringing-japanese-style-to-poland

Testing The Mighty Mini Cooper S In The Alps, And The Humble Morris Mini-Minor In The Streets Of Munich:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/testing-the-mighty-mini-cooper-s-in-the-alps-and-the-humble-morris-mini-minor-in-the-streets-of-munich

10 Things That Are Fake On Counting Cars (And 10 Things That Are Actually Real):
https://www.hotcars.com/things-that-are-fake-on-counting-cars-and-things-that-are-actually-real/

Where do we preserve the old-school knowledge?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/where-do-we-preserve-the-old-school-knowledge/

The collector car market got larger and younger in 2021:
https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/state-of-the-market-at-the-end-of-2021/

New-found friends rally around Porsche 911 rebuild:
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/new-found-friends-rally-around-porsche-912-rebuild

Bill Vance: Tumultuous ’70s laid groundwork for cars of today:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-tumultuous-70s-laid-groundwork-for-cars-of-today-4911368

Driving Answers: Our 9 favourite drives and trips of 2021
This year saw many Driving staff put tarmac under tire once again—these drives represent the most enjoyable trips they took:
https://driving.ca/features/feature-story/driving-answers-our-8-favourite-drives-and-trips-of-2021

What Car-Related Things Do You Collect?:
https://www.thedrive.com/news/43701/what-car-related-things-do-you-collect

Too Many Edsels:
https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/too-many-edsels/

The Junkyard life gang goes on Puerto Rico adventure:
https://www.junkyardlife.com/2021/12/searching-for-junkyards-old-cars-in.html

Segerstrom Shelby Event Center and Museum –– The Fast Life in Irvine:
https://www.highline-autos.com/segerstrom-shelby-event-center-and-museum-the-fast-life-in-irvine/

Year in review 2021 with Automotive artist Shan Fannin:
https://www.shanfannin.com/post/what-a-year-2021-art-by-shan-year-in-review

Remembering the Great Achievements of Preston Tucker:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/remembering-the-great-achievements-of-preston-tucker

Videos:
The Stoner T: Digging Deeper Into The Motor Underground With a Hot Rod That’s More Than the Sum of Its Stories:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/31/the-stoner-t-digging-deeper-into-the-motor-underground-with-a-hot-rod-thats-more-than-the-sum-of-its-stories

These are the new videos mentioned in the above story link.
The Motor Underground Ep. 1: Organ Grinders Racing Team and The Stoner T:
https://youtu.be/uAAizMWmWbk

The Motor Underground Ep. 2: A Real Hot Rod is Sketchy at Best:
https://youtu.be/MhwEiEUsWHQ

Make it Kustom gives us a Beginner Introduction to AutoCAD 2D Drawing & Cutting CNC Plasma Parts:
https://youtu.be/vgqQFL1oqew

Tech:
3 more high-tech junkyard donor parts for your project:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/3-more-high-tech-junkyard-donor-parts-for-your-project/

The Dualie Dilemma: A tale of 6 tires:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/the-dualie-dilemma-a-tale-of-6-tires/

When it comes to old cars, aftermarket parts can be a crapshoot:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/when-it-comes-to-old-cars-aftermarket-parts-can-be-a-crapshoot/

Moskvich Update: Missing parts—and found motivation!:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/moskvich-update-missing-parts-and-found-motivation/

Don’t skimp on these 6 pieces of personal safety gear:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/dont-skimp-on-these-6-pieces-of-personal-safety-gear/

Buyer’s Guide: MGB GT:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/buyers-guide-mgb-gt/

Jaguar-Swapped Austin-Healey Sprite:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/jaguar-swapped-austin-healey-sprite/

Column: Restoring Cars Is an Emotional Journey:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/column-restoring-cars-emotional-journey/

An Easy Fix To Keep Side-Draft Carbs From Losing Their Prime:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/easy-fix-keep-side-draft-carbs-losing-their-prime/

Piston Slap: Morgan’s magical world of diagnostic trouble codes?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/piston-slap-morgans-magical-world-of-diagnostic-trouble-codes/

Happy New Year Everyone!
Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Dec. 26th, 2021

Cool Studebaker truck spotted at Crossroads Market in Calgary, AB spotted this summer.

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May 2021 issue of Modern Rodding:
https://digital.modernrodding.com/issue/may-2021cf/#moonshine

The Grinch is alive and well in Regina:
https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2349392&binId=1.1165847&playlistPageNum=1

Barn Finds and Hidden Gems: MCACN 2021:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/muscle-car-barn-finds-mcacn-2021/

Rare Example of the Three-wheeled Allard Clipper, Once Dubbed the World’s Least Reliable Car, Surfaces:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/21/rare-example-of-the-three-wheeled-allard-clipper-once-dubbed-the-worlds-least-reliable-car-surfaces

Late-Autumn Dreamscapes In Modena: A Day With A Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/late-autumn-dreamscapes-in-modena-a-day-with-a-ferrari-250-gt-berlinetta-swb

11 vintage Christmas car ads guaranteed to make your day merry:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/11-vintage-christmas-car-ads-guaranteed-to-make-your-day-merry-and-bright/

Take a ride with Jay Leno in the oldest Mercedes 300SL:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/video/take-a-ride-with-jay-leno-in-the-oldest-mercedes-300sl/

Is this Batmobile replica worth $300K? We’re about to find out:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/is-this-batmobile-replica-worth-300k-were-about-to-find-out/

Vanishing Point: Death, destiny, a missing scene, and a mysterious black car:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/entertainment/vanishing-point-death-destiny-a-missing-scene-and-a-mysterious-black-car/

Show your “true grit” riding this Honda SL350 once owned by John Wayne:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorcycles/show-your-true-grit-riding-this-honda-sl350-once-owned-by-john-wayne/

Master Of All Trades: This Tastefully Modified M3-Powered BMW E30 Is Daily Driven And Tracked Hard:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/master-of-all-trades-this-tastefully-modified-m3-powered-bmw-e30-is-daily-driven-and-tracked-hard

New-found friends rally around Porsche 911 rebuild :
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/new-found-friends-rally-around-porsche-912-rebuild

On the Road: 1947 Ford One Ton
Peter Verity’s story with his truck goes back 30 years (Millarville, AB):
https://driving.ca/column/on-the-road/on-the-road-1947-ford-one-ton

Barry Blomquist’s Pontiac 2+2 Goes Well Beyond the Sum of Its Parts:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/barry-blomquists-pontiac-22/

Project Goblin: It was right, it was wrong, it was a Christmas miracle:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/project-goblin-it-was-right-it-was-wrong-it-was-a-christmas-miracle/

1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz: Style For The Fortunate Few:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/1961-cadillac-eldorado-biarritz-style-for-the-fortunate-few/

Sung Kang’s Rally Datsun 240Z Took SEMA by Storm. But There’s Way More to it Than That:
https://www.thedrive.com/news/43362/sung-kangs-rally-datsun-240z-took-sema-by-storm-but-theres-way-more-to-it-than-that

Vintage Motorsport (Cool pics):
https://www.blacktopmagazine.com/23211/vintage-motorsport/

The American Motors Building is Now Slated for Demolition:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/the-american-motors-building-is-now-slated-for-demolition

Videos:
£25millon Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe:
https://youtu.be/9hIQOgk7a0Y

Backfires and Burnouts One Year Anniversary – Burnouts and Bloopers:
https://youtu.be/pUzw9v4-fIA

Tyrrell’s Classic Workshop video page:
https://www.youtube.com/c/TyrrellsClassicWorkshop/videos

A Christmas petrolhead video. Merry Driftmas from Lotus:
https://mycarheaven.com/2021/12/a-christmas-petrolhead-video-merry-driftmas-from-lotus/

Make it Kustom, Bead Roller Dies EXPLAINED!! How to Choose the Right One For Your Project – 10 DEMO’s Best & Worst:
https://youtu.be/F2tvns9BIxU

Shop tours:
Make it Kustom, Check Out Our NEW Shop | FULL Tour!! Tools, Machinery & Projects:
https://youtu.be/JAeZPTyUGgc

Another media star arrives! It’s time for a Grand Tour of the Workshop:
https://youtu.be/vVrtM5Cz1No

Cool Collections! Bruce and Judy Ricks’ Oklahoma-Based Collection is Full of Eye Candy (Worth a second look if you missed it in March):
https://www.fuelcurve.com/cool-collections-bruce-ricks/

Tech:
Using DIY Patch Panels to Update a Classic Dash:
https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/welding-dash-patch-panels/

Get That Car on the Road: The Best Advice for Finishing a Project Car:
https://www.motortrend.com/features/finishing-project-car-advice-starting-line/

Deep Breathing – A Guide to Forced Induction:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/guide-to-forced-induction/

Buyer Guide: Volvo 122S and 123GT :
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/buyer-guide-volvo-122s-and-123gt/

Shop Secrets: 80 Tips for Success:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/shop-secrets-80-tips-success/

The Restoration Game: When to Say When :
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/restoration-game-when-say-when/

How to Upgrade Your Alfa Romeo’s Suspension in 12 Simple Steps :
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/how-upgrade-your-alfa-romeos-suspension-12-simple-/

10 Lessons All Racers Wish They’d Learned Earlier in Their Careers:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/10-lessons-all-racers-wish-theyd-learned-earlier-t/

1963-’67 Chevrolet Corvette C2 | Buyer’s Guide:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/1963-67-chevrolet-corvette-buyers-guide/

Piston Slap: Repair or replace rusty fuel lines?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/piston-slap-repair-or-replace-rusty-fuel-lines/

How To Install Power Window On ‘73-’79 Ford Pickups:
https://inthegaragemedia.com/1973-1979-ford-f100-power-windows/

How To Punch Louvers On Your Hot Rod with Jimmy Shine:
https://inthegaragemedia.com/how-to-punch-louvers-on-your-hot-rod/

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Dec. 19th, 2021

Abbotsford Swap Meet 2014 pic. I miss swap meets…….

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‘It’s for love’: Decorated Christmas car helps driver spread joy after overcoming adversity
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/it-s-for-love-decorated-christmas-car-helps-driver-spread-joy-after-overcoming-adversity-1.5710277

Non-profit aims to bring new speedway to southern Vancouver Island:
https://www.cheknews.ca/non-profit-aims-to-bring-new-speedway-to-southern-vancouver-island-927617/

Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association(Mentioned in above news clip and story):
https://www.safespeedvi.com/

Snakebit: The Shelby Mustang GT500KR returns with 900 hp:
https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/snakebit-the-shelby-mustang-gt500kr-returns-now-with-900

John Buttera’s 1926 T – Hidden Gem from the Father of Billet:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/john-buttera-1926-t/

“Betsy” – Mark Bell’s 1962 Ford F100 Unibody:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/1962-f100-unibody/

Max’d Out – Chris Karges’ Classic 1957 Chevy “Hellair” gets Contemporary Duramax Power:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/1957-chevy-hellair/

Retro Rumblings – Twister 2000 Camaro:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/twister-2000/

Revived Bizzarrini starts work on first 5300 GT continuation sports car:
https://journal.classiccars.com/2021/12/17/revived-bizzarrini-starts-work-on-first-5300-gt-continuation/

Bill Vance: Chrysler TC another Euro-American hybrid that never caught on:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-chrysler-tc-another-euro-american-hybrid-that-never-caught-on-4874286

Motorsports Photographer Jesse Alexander Has Died:
https://www.autoweek.com/news/people/a38551597/motorsports-photographer-jesse-alexander-has-died/

We Tracked Down the 2018 Goodguys Giveaway Camaro Restomod To See How It Held Up:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/17/we-tracked-down-the-2018-goodguys-giveaway-camaro-restomod-to-see-how-it-held-up

Plymouth Superbird bought at auction video update:
https://youtu.be/2paj-WGSicw

The BAT listing for the Plymouth Superbird featured in above video:
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-plymouth-superbird-21/

Meet the Auto Archaeologist, Ryan Brutt:
https://www.dodgegarage.com/news/article/gallery/2021/12/meet-the-auto-archaeologist.html

The 1965 Chevy Corvair Was Designed for Sports Appeal:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/the-1965-chevy-corvair-was-designed-for-sports-appeal

Which winter project is space worthy?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/which-winter-project-is-space-worthy/

The only thing weirder than my obscure cars? My obscure car books:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automobilia/the-only-thing-weirder-than-my-obscure-cars-my-obscure-car-books/

Classic Speedsters is the subject’s definitive book, and writing it was hardly a breeze:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/the-definitive-book-on-classic-speedsters-requires-a-slow-roll/

Garage-find Datsun 240Z looks like a complete project:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/garage-find-datsun-240z-looks-like-a-complete-project/

Al Unser was racing’s John Wayne:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/al-unser-was-racings-john-wayne/

Fatal Attraction: Three British beauties that are cheap to buy, expensive to own:
https://insider.hagerty.com/trends/three-british-beauties-that-are-cheap-to-buy-expensive-to-own/

Avoidable Contact #129: Why, man, he doth bestride the dealership like a Colossus(Tales from the car dealership):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/avoidable-contact/avoidable-contact-129-why-man-he-doth-bestride-the-dealership-like-a-colossus/

The Once-Lost Hirohata Merc Built by Barris Kustom Heads to Auction:
https://www.motortrend.com/features/hirohata-merc-mecum-auctions-kissimmee-2022

Rare barn-find Siata ends 50+ year slumber with hope for restoration:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/rare-barn-find-siata-ends-50-year-slumber-with-hope-for-restoration/

Rare 1969 Camaro Double-Header Cutaway
Before the internet, GM had to get inventive when it came to showing off new models, and one way was through cutaway display pieces like this Camaro.:
https://www.motortrend.com/news/1969-camaro-cutaway-barrett-jackson

2022 Bull Market List: 10 collector cars primed to take off this year:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/magazine-features/bull-market-2022/

Swapping a Hellcat Engine in a ’72 Challenger in New Video Series:
https://www.motortrend.com/news/car-craft-1972-dodge-challenger-build-preview

HISTORY CHANNEL PULLS INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH CORUS STUDIOS’ LOST CAR RESCUE AND RUST VALLEY RESTORERS:
https://www.corusent.com/news/history-pulls-into-the-new-year-with-corus-studios-lost-car-rescue-and-rust-valley-restorers/

Tech:
8 parts and tools I plan to make with my new 3D printer:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/8-parts-and-tools-i-plan-to-make-with-my-new-3d-printer/

4 high-tech, killer junkyard donor parts for your project:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/4-high-tech-killer-junkyard-donor-parts-for-your-project/

Videos:
Curious the car video on CTV with local car club member George:
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2344663

Backfires and Burnouts, Update from Cam on his Flathead Fun Part 2:
https://youtu.be/3_wdmwJgZv8

Make it Kustom, Cleaning Up Excalibur and Digging Up the Past!!:
https://youtu.be/Ihkf5gsfxLs

Building his own garage workshop addition! TIMELAPSE:
https://youtu.be/6vKLI7uwVdw

Holiday Ride | From Chevrolet:
https://youtu.be/c4-oyBnknHk

Jay Leno’s Garage is keeping busy with its Brough Superior, steam car, and Sprite:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/video/jay-lenos-garage-is-keeping-busy-with-its-brough-superior-steam-car-and-sprite/

Lost Car Rescue – New Series January 13, 2022 on History Channel(Promo clip):
https://youtu.be/iyaQPhH1eak

Interviews:
5 Minutes With Sid Chavers, Upholstery master:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/5-minutes-with-sid-chavers/

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Dec. 12th, 2021

Spotted in an A & W in Kenora, Ontario in 2007.

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Collector Classics: 1964½ Ford Mustang convertible, Richmond, BC (Same owner 44 years):
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/collector-classics-1964%c2%bd-ford-mustang-convertible

Return to the mouse-infested truck: This time, success! Well, sort of:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/return-to-the-mouse-infested-truck-this-time-success-well-sort-of/

100+ Photos of Doorslammer Drag Racing: NHRA Finals 2021
Wheel-standing “door car” drag racers from Pro Stock, Stock Eliminator, Comp Eliminator, Super Gas and more at Pomona’s 2021 finale.:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/doorslammer-drag-racing-nhra-finals-2021/

Three Forgotten Mopars of the 1970s
The Chrysler F-Body, B-Body, and M-Body all had rear-wheel drive and V-8 power. This man has all three.:
https://www.motortrend.com/features/1979-chrysler-300-lebaron-1976-dodge-aspen-rt-forgotten-mopars/

Stunning Ford, Mopar, and Chevy Engine Swaps: 2021 SEMA Show:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/stunning-engine-bays-2021-sema-show/

MCACN: Back for 2021 and muscled as ever (For Neale in Calgary):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/events/mcacn-back-for-2021-and-muscled-as-ever/

My decision to buy a Ferrari 458 worked out pretty well, except for the torn hamstring:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/driving/farago-ferrari-458-torn-hamstring/

Nitro Revival 2021 explodes at Irwindale Dragstrip:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorsports/nitro-revival-2021-explodes-at-irwindale-dragstrip/

Sir Stirling Moss’s legendary 1955 Mille Miglia Mercedes takes one final drive:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorsports/sir-stirlings-legendary-1955-mille-miglia-mercedes-takes-one-final-drive/

Stirling Moss’ 300 SLR has been given one last blast:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/127251261/stirling-moss-300-slr-has-been-given-one-last-blast

The Cord Comet Arose From an Attempt To Make a Sports Car Out of the Front-Wheel-Drive Pioneer. Where Is It Now?:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/08/the-cord-comet-arose-from-an-attempt-to-make-a-sports-car-out-of-the-front-wheel-drive-pioneer-where-is-it-now

This $100,000 Ferrari Testarossa J is definitely no toy:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/ferrari-testarossa-junior-no-toy/

Rides from the Readers: 2020 Meyers Manx:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/hagerty-community/rides-from-the-readers-2020-meyers-manx/

Three Charger Daytonas and more Mopar muscle turn up in Auto Archeologist barn find:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/three-charger-daytonas-and-more-mopar-muscle-turn-up-in-auto-archeologist-barn-find/

Ain’t No Saint: How a scrapyard-bound Volvo drove the fast lane to Hot Wheels fame:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/aint-no-saint-how-a-scrapyard-bound-volvo-drove-the-fast-lane-to-hot-wheels-fame/

Nifty Thrifty: The Icon 4×4 1952 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3100:
https://www.motortrend.com/news/icon-4×4-1952-chevrolet-thriftmaster-3100-restomod/

Project X Electric ’57 Chevy Drag Testing and Shakedown Passes:
https://www.motortrend.com/features/57-chevy-ev-conversion-project-x-drag-strip-test/

What Do Electric Vehicles Mean for the Future of Hot Rodding?:
https://www.motortrend.com/features/ev-hot-rod-column/

100+ Photos of Doorslammer Drag Racing: NHRA Finals 2021:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/doorslammer-drag-racing-nhra-finals-2021/

Totally Tubular Rides From RADwood SoCal 2021!:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/radwood-2021-socal-80s-90s-cars/

What’s better than House of Gucci ? Garage of Gucci:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/entertainment/even-better-than-the-house-of-gucci-the-garage-of-gucci/

Exploring the prototype 1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk with eyes wide open (For Rod):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/exploring-the-prototype-1998-pontiac-firebird-firehawk-with-eyes-wide-open/

Still want that supercar? Up close with the new RML Short Wheelbase – the GT inspired by the Ferrari 250 SWB:
https://www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/modern-classics/still-want-that-supercar-up-close-with-the-new-rml-short-wheelbase-the-gt-inspired-by-the-ferrari-250-swb/

Our Classics: 2003 BMW M3 E46:
https://www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/our-classics/our-classics-2003-bmw-m3/

RML’s 250 GT homage is glorious even in development:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/rmls-250-gt-homage-is-glorious-even-in-development/

Bill Vance: Grand Rapids Austin known as ‘The Highway King’:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-grand-rapids-austin-known-as-the-highway-king-4852480

This 1930s Prototype Was More Aerodynamic Than Almost Any Modern Car
The Schlörwagen had the same drag coefficient as a Volkswagen XL1.:
https://jalopnik.com/this-1930s-prototype-was-more-aerodynamic-than-a-modern-1848196528

Al Unser Sr., the four-time Indy winner who anchored a racing dynasty, dies at the age of 82:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/10/al-unser-sr-the-four-time-indy-winner-who-anchored-a-racing-dynasty-dies-at-the-age-of-82

AL UNSER SR May 29, – Dec 10,  2021:
https://mattstonecars.com/al-unser-sr-may-29-dec-10-2021/

Racing Legend Al Unser Let His Talent Do the Talking:
https://www.autoweek.com/racing/indycar/a38484280/remembering-legend-racer-al-unser-talent/

What if Astra-Gnome Designer Richard Arbib Had Penned the Lincoln Continental?:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/10/what-if-astra-gnome-designer-richard-arbib-had-penned-the-lincoln-continental

Paul Soklev’s 1970 Chevelle
The story behind Paul Soklev’s ’70 Chevelle is just as wild as the car itself:
https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/paul-soklev-1970-chevelle

REMEMBERING RACER BILL KOLB, JR., 1941-2021:
https://carguychronicles.com/remembering-bill-kolb-jr-1941-2021/

A Killer ’72 Chevelle That Hides in Grandma’s Clothing:
https://inthegaragemedia.com/acp-2111-sleeper-1972-chevelle/

Remembering the First 1929 DeSoto — a Phenomenal Design:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/remembering-the-first-1929-desoto-a-phenomenal-design

Shop tours:
Paul Bosserman Carries on a Family Tradition of Fabrication and Craftsmanship at Old Anvil Speed Shop:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/old-anvil-speed-shop/

Tech:
How to Get the Right Pinion Angle
The simple fix to correct rear axle pinion angle, eliminate driveshaft vibration, and improve performance.:
https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/pinion-angle-change/

Your handy 1965–67 Shelby 427 Cobra buyer’s guide:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/your-handy-1965-67-shelby-427-cobra-buyers-guide/

My Model A project plans were derailed by a Corvair alignment:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/my-model-a-project-plans-were-derailed-by-a-corvair-alignment/

8 mistakes common to 24 Hours of Lemons racing, and how to avoid them:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorsports/8-mistakes-common-to-24-hours-of-lemons-racing-and-how-to-avoid-them/

5 reasons why winter tires matter, and not just for enthusiasts:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/5-reasons-why-winter-tires-matter-and-not-just-for-enthusiasts/

The ups and downs of DIY Dent removal:
https://www.wheels.ca/guides/the-ups-and-downs-of-diy-dent-removal/

Reader Review: 2021 Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD
https://driving.ca/reviews/reader-review/reader-review-2021-mustang-mach-e-premium-awd

Best Of 2021: Porsche Put 12 Pounds Of Extra Weight In My Car To Make It Nicer To Drive, So I Threw It Away:
https://jalopnik.com/best-of-2021-porsche-put-12-pounds-of-extra-weight-in-1844846736

23 ways to improve your classic car:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/project-car-perfection-23-ways-improve-your-classi/

How to use a multimeter to test automotive switches | Video:
https://classicmotorsports.com/video/how-use-multimeter-test-automotive-switches-video/

5 Weber Spares Every Toolbox Should Contain:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/5-weber-spares-every-toolbox-should-contain/

10 Items You Need in Your Workspace:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/10-items-you-need-your-workspace/

DIY convertible top repair:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/diy-convertible-top-repair/

Here’s What Happens If You Make Your Own Steel Pistons:
https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/but-wait-theres-more/a38460823/heres-what-happens-if-you-make-your-own-steel-pistons/

Improve Classic Car Braking (and Safety) With a Disc Brake and Dual-Circuit System Conversion:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/08/improve-classic-car-braking-and-safety-with-a-disc-brake-and-dual-circuit-system-conversion

Modern Tech For Vintage Engines: PerTronix Flame Thrower Distributors:
https://inthegaragemedia.com/installing-a-pertronix-flame-thrower-distributor-in-a-vintage-v8s/

Replacing Engine Mounts on My 287,000-Mile M3 Was Nightmarish
Who knew replacing a simple set of mounts would be so difficult?:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a38449886/bmw-m3-project-car-284000-miles-5/

Videos:
Artist Dwight Lockhart was featured in these clips with Pete the Plumber:
https://youtu.be/fF7W9-CWlSM?t=606
https://youtu.be/fF7W9-CWlSM?t=943
https://youtu.be/fF7W9-CWlSM?t=1554

Driving.ca YouTube Classic car videos play list:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnCsZ2vX1kY&list=PLaubhcKNbbeZZR9A9rPIRJTVS6MWAbl1q

Vintage Drag racing promotional video of the 60s 70s Ford Drag Team:
https://youtu.be/HgxghLagkUI

Make it Kustom goes all in for Survivor Boogie Van FOUND at Auction!!:
https://youtu.be/yR_xY2pr5-Y

Make it Kustom, How To Make a Welding Fixture For ANY Position!! – Twin Axis, Indexable Frame Jig:
https://youtu.be/ihDNqb_hRHk

Make it Kustom, More Bad News At the Shop!!! – Fabricating Fixtures For My Planishing Hammer Jig:
https://youtu.be/Xv03fvjeCUg

Video: Introducing the 1966 Chevrolet Electrovair II:
https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/video-presenting-the-1966-chevrolet-electrovair-ii/

Lil Big Rigs: Mechanic Gives Pickup Trucks An Eighteen-Wheeler Makeover(This is what Don is building):
https://youtu.be/yYRJcwZjicI

Cheers, Darryl.









Stuff from D. Dec. 5th, 2021

Spotted outside a Manitoba Car museum back in 2007 while on the Canadian Rodder Tour.
You can check out my pics from the tour here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nvr_dun/collections/72157602684127732/

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 On the Road: Great reads for gear-heads.
Greg Williams’ annual holiday book list is a must-read for your shopping list
https://driving.ca/features/shopping-advice/on-the-road-great-reads-for-gearheads

Quick Times December issue is now online here:
http://quick-times.com/quick-times-magazine-december-2021/

Good Guys Jan 2022 Magazine online here:
http://digitaleditiononline.com/publication/?m=54239&i=728930&p=1&ver=html5

Back issues of Good Guys Magazine online here:
http://digitaleditiononline.com/publication/?m=54239&l=1&view=issuelistBrowser

Piece of Lethbridge aviation history lands in city:
https://globalnews.ca/news/8412303/lethbridge-aviation-history/

“Staxx” – Jerry Logan’s Twin-Supercharged 1934 Ford Pickup:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/staxx-1934-ford-pickup/

Reviewing the Goolsby Customs Next Generation Award Winners from the Second Half of 2021:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/reviewing-the-goolsby-customs-next-generation-award-winners-from-the-second-half-of-2021/

Goodguys 2021 Goolsby Customs Next Generation National Champion!:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/2021-goolsby-next-generation-national-champion/

Panel & Lace – Rick and Alta Steele’s 1952 Chevy Custom:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/panel-lace-1952-chevy-custom/

Hagerty ready to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange:
https://journal.classiccars.com/2021/12/03/hagerty-ready-to-ring-the-bell-at-the-new-york-stock-exchange/

Bill Vance: Many bumps on the road for Willys-Overland:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-many-bumps-on-the-road-for-willys-overland-4824492

Mean Green, A Killer ’72 Chevelle That Hides in Grandma’s Clothing:
https://inthegaragemedia.com/acp-2111-sleeper-1972-chevelle/

Remembering Ralph Teetor, the Inventor of Cruise Control:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/remembering-ralph-teetor-the-inventor-of-cruise-control

A unique perspective on collector classics
Dentist with time off during the pandemic flexes his trick photography muscles:
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/a-unique-perspective-on-collector-classics

Volkswagen’s little-known EA 128 was a 1960s luxury prototype with Porsche power:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/volkswagen-ea-128-prototype-porsche-power/

Meet the “Pumpkin”, a Dodge snowplow truck looking for a second act in the sun:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/meet-the-pumpkin-a-dodge-snowplow-truck-looking-for-a-second-act-in-the-sun/

16 cylinders and 270 mph, in 1938: The Auto Union V-16 was an audacious engineering feat(Cool vintage pics and history):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/16-cylinders-and-270-mph-in-1938-the-auto-union-v-16-was-an-audacious-engineering-feat/

Bruce Meyer: The “car guy’s car guy” turns 80:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/bruce-meyer-the-car-guys-car-guy-turns-80/

Elbows Out: Houston birthed the slabs, a car culture of its own:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/magazine-features/elbows-out-houston-birthed-the-slabs-a-car-culture-of-its-own/

The 1954 Divco Model 15 bakery truck keeping a grandfather’s memory alive (For Ken C.):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/member-stories/the-1954-divco-model-15-bakery-truck-keeping-a-grandfathers-memory-alive/

Perfect on paper: Morgan teases 2022 3 Wheeler:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/perfect-on-paper-morgan-teases-2022-3-wheeler/

1970 Chevrolet Caprice: The Brougham Whisperer strikes again:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/klockau-classics/1970-chevrolet-caprice-the-brougham-whisperer-strikes-again/

The Car Whisperer: Rescuing the Cars of 1970s Before They Disappear Forever(About the owner of the Caprice mentioned in above link):
https://bestride.com/news/the-car-whisperer-rescuing-the-cars-of-1970s-before-they-disappear-forever

Corvair Stories
Gone but by no means forgotten:
https://www.collierautomedia.com/corvair-stories-gone-but-by-no-means-forgotten

Car Museums:
SAVOY AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM opening on Dec. 8th, 2021:
https://savoymuseum.org/

Interviews:
5 Minutes With Rick Love:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/5-minutes-rick-love/

Tech:
Well Informed – A Guide to Automotive Gauges and Instruments:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/automotive-gauges-and-instruments/

Make it Kustom, Making a Hand Carved Skull Shift Knob From Brass:
https://youtu.be/J2_WZBGzrOA

5 essentials that allow your classic to sleep peacefully when the snow falls:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/5-essentials-that-allow-your-classic-to-sleep-peacefully-when-the-snow-falls/

What Is a Gear Vendors Overdrive?:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/gear-vendors-overdrive-hot-rod-drag-week-2021/

Your handy 1997–01 Acura Integra Type R buyer’s guide:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/your-handy-1997-01-acura-integra-type-r-buyers-guide/

Aftermarket EFI Offers a New Solution for Fuel System Woes
Electronic Fuel Injection for a vintage six:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/03/a-new-solution-for-fuel-system-woes

Shop tours:
THE “MANLIEST” MANCAVE EVER! THE HEMI HIDEOUT: SPACED OUT:
https://youtu.be/Y4X9wVEFtHA

See the Boston-area repair shop that has become a Mecca for Porsche owners:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/see-the-boston-area-repair-shop-that-has-become-a-mecca-for-porsche-owners/

Interior Upgrades Made Easy with TMI Products
TMI Products offers custom interiors for the DIY enthusiast(Includes shop tour pics):
https://www.motortrend.com/news/tmi-custom-interior-upholstery/

Videos:
The Stoner T: Introducing The Motor Underground Video Series:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/12/01/the-stoner-t-introducing-the-motor-underground-video-series

The Most Powerful Car of Every Year:
https://youtu.be/XICmLQ4ZA-o

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. November 28th, 2021

Spotted at the Saanich Swap Meet in 2016.

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I was watching the news the other night and spotted local car collector/restorer Ted Forbes on TV.
You can check out the Chek Upside spot here:
https://www.cheknews.ca/chek-upside-local-author-pens-book-honouring-islands-car-culture-917821/

You can find out more about the book Chrome and Colour by Garry Foster here:
https://encomm.ca/chromeandcolour.html

Byers’ ’Burban – A Custom Shop Owner Finally Finishes a Sweet 1955 Suburban for Himself:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/byers-1955-suburban/

Sage Chevy – Mike Michaud’s “Jaded ’55” Rekindles a Family Tri-Five Tradition:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/mike-michaud-jaded-55/

Craig Breedlove – Rocket Man:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/craig-breedlove/

2021 Pacific Northwest Nationals Builders Choice Top 10 by Morrison Performance:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/2021-builders-choice-by-morrison-performance/

The famed Cobra Daytona Coupe that almost didn’t win, as told by Its designer:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/famed-cobra-daytona-coupe-almost-didnt-win-told-it/

Donnie Allison Most Remembered for NASCAR Race He Didn’t Even Win:
https://www.autoweek.com/racing/nascar/a38291178/donnie-allison-most-remembered-for-nascar-race-he-didnt-even-win/

Chevrolet Introduces the El Camino, 1959:
https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/chevrolet-introduces-the-el-camino-1959/

The Pride of South Bend: 1932-33 Rockne by Studebaker:
https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/the-pride-of-south-bend-1932-33-rockne-by-studebaker/

Street Machine show their choices for top 10 cars from the 2021 SEMA Show:
https://www.whichcar.com.au/events/sema-2021-top-10

Remembering the Three-Wheeled Davis Automobile:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/remembering-the-three-wheeled-davis-automobile

Car of the Week: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car:
https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/car-of-the-week-1967-chevrolet-camaro-pace-car

Scenes from the 2021 Return of Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/22/scenes-from-the-2021-return-of-muscle-car-and-corvette-nationals

Rods, Customs, Cruisers, Restomods, and Classic Trucks: SEMA Show 2021:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/street-rods-custom-cars-sema-show-2021/

1977 Dodge Street Van: The Shaggin’ Wagon!:
https://www.motortrend.com/features/1977-dodge-street-van-shaggin-wagon/

5 tips to prep your turkey of a project car for a Thanksgiving road trip:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/5-tips-to-prep-your-turkey-of-a-project-car-for-a-thanksgiving-road-trip/

Short track, long game: The community effect of America’s small-town speedways:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorsports/short-track-long-game-america-small-town-speedway-community/

Truck Norris 1967 Chevy C10 Finally Reaches Daily Driver Status:
https://www.motortrend.com/features/truck-norris-1967-chevy-c10-daily-driver/

Carini: Great museums fit our favorite vehicles amid larger history:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/carini-great-museums-educate-enlighten-and-fit-our-favorite-vehicles-amid-larger-history/

Bill Vance: 1965 Mustang started the Pony Car craze:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-1965-mustang-started-the-pony-car-craze-4797678

My two 1954 Studebaker Commanders are a dream come true:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/member-stories/my-two-1954-studebaker-commanders-are-a-dream-come-true/

So, You Want to Restore a British Classic?
Challenges from across the pond:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/26/challenges-from-across-the-pond

Tech:
The Handee Clamp “For an Out-of-Reach Grasp”:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/handee-clamp/

Why do people – including seasoned mechanics – still insist on putting a block of wood under a car battery?:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/09/27/why-do-people-including-seasoned-mechanics-still-insist-on-putting-a-block-of-wood-under-a-car-battery

EFI Or Carburetion — Is One Really Better Than The Other?:
https://www.streetmusclemag.com/tech-stories/fuel-cooling-ignition-tech/efi-or-carburetion-is-one-really-better-than-the-other/

Using a do-it-yourself camber gauge:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/using-a-do-it-yourself-camber-gauge/

Piston Slap: Throwing barbs at a Chevelle’s power steering?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/piston-slap-throwing-barbs-at-a-chevelles-power-steering/

There is a 50 percent chance you’ve been filing wrong:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/there-is-a-50-percent-chance-youve-been-filing-wrong/

Videos:
Backfires and Burnouts, Go-Kart 11hp Motor Swap – Burnouts:
https://youtu.be/KptmUphCBT4

Owen Automotive in Sidney, BC. Jaguar XK150 Restoration EP13 Rebuild the twin HD6 SU Carburetors and also fit the aluminum radiator to the car.:
https://youtu.be/foHsjfsYnw4

This tiny engine is a thousand-hour work of art:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/video/this-tiny-engine-is-a-thousand-hour-work-of-art/

Is this classic Dodge the Polara vortex of the 1960s?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/video/is-this-classic-dodge-the-polara-vortex-of-the-1960s/

Make it Kustom, Tipping Curved Flanges – Hammer Forming VS Bead Roller:
https://youtu.be/KfTDjVq0eDc

Make it Kustom, How to TIG Weld Thin Sheet Metal Panels – 1960 Cadillac Restoration!!!:
https://youtu.be/6FF8uNvowxM

How to Install a Quarter Panel Using Glue:
https://youtu.be/UfiXDRwmONY

Shop Tours:
Tour Gene Winfield’s shop and collection of custom movie cars:
https://journal.classiccars.com/2021/11/25/tour-gene-winfields-shop-and-collection-of-custom-movie-cars/

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. Nov. 21st, 2021

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Keep on Truckin’: Kori Alexander’s 1978 Dodge Lil’ Red Express. Red Deer, AB:
https://moparconnectionmagazine.com/keep-on-truckin-kori-alexanders-1978-dodge-lil-red-express/

On the Road: 1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 Fleetside from Calgary, AB:
https://driving.ca/column/on-the-road/on-the-road-1959-chevrolet-apache-3100-fleetside

RML Short Wheelbase: British-built retro supercar nears production:
https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/rml-short-wheelbase-nears-production/

The Goodguys Custom of the Year is a WAGON!:
https://www.motoringresearch.com/america-news/goodguys-custom-of-the-year/

“Impressive” 1963 Impala Wagon Crowned Goodguys 2021 Snap-on Custom of the Year:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/impressive-1963-impala-wagon-2021-custom-of-the-year/

Friday First Look! Goodguys 24th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/friday-first-look-goodguys-24th-southwest-nationals/

Goodguys 2021 Season comes to an end at the 24th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson this weekend!:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/goodguys-24th-speedway-motors-southwest-nationals/

Comparing the MG T-Series lineup:
https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/t-time-comparing-mg-t-series-lineup/

No Words, No Soundtrack, Just One Man Handcrafting An Entire Etceterini From Scratch:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/21/no-words-no-soundtrack-just-one-man-handcrafting-an-entire-etceterini-from-scratch

Secrets of the Ford 427 Le Mans V8:
https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/secrets-of-the-ford-427-le-mans-v8/

The Great Texas Mopar® Auction: That’s a Wrap – Police Car Parade:
https://www.dodgegarage.com/news/article/heritage/2021/11/the-great-texas-mopar-auction-thats-a-wrap-police-car-parade.html

Remembering the Legacy of Race Car Driver Barbara Hamilton:
https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2021/remembering-the-legacy-of-race-car-driver-barbara-hamilton

Who Better to Show Off the Tucker’s Unique Features Than Members of the Family?:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/14/who-better-to-show-off-the-tuckers-unique-features-than-members-of-the-tucker-family

Growing up with car dealer father had perks and pressures
“My father took chickens, a church organ and even a Cessna airplane in on trade for vehicles,” says Terry Friesen:
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/growing-up-with-car-dealer-father-had-perks-and-pressures

Gnarly Volvo P1800 gasser blasts into 1:64-scale immortality:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/gnarly-volvo-p1800-gasser-blasts-into-164-scale-immortality/

Leno: Once futuristic, Chrysler’s Turbine Car is powered by lost technology:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/magazine-features/leno-once-futuristic-chryslers-turbine-car-is-powered-by-lost-technology/

I took my 15-year-old nephew on an 850-mile rally in a 1949 Cadillac (For Vern):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/magazine-features/i-took-my-15-year-old-nephew-on-an-850-mile-rally-in-a-1949-cadillac/

Why you should be sorry if you never met Bob Bondurant (Good story on the history of the man):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/why-you-should-be-sorry-if-you-never-met-bob-bondurant/

1968 Volvo 142S: Sourcing The Perfect Platform For A Scandinavian Muscle Car:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/1968-volvo-142s-sourcing-the-perfect-platform-for-a-scandinavian-muscle-car

This U.K. shop electrifies classics with precision and sympathy:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/this-u-k-shop-electrifies-classics-with-precision-and-sympathy/

Did We Butcher Project X? How We EV-Swapped the Famed ’57 Chevy:
https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/57-chevy-project-x-ev-modifications/

Six Ways to Sunday: Side effects may include empty bank account:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/six-ways-to-sunday-side-effects-may-include-empty-bank-account/

This family’s ’69 Chevelle made memories, a quarter-mile at a time:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/this-familys-69-chevelle-made-memories-a-quarter-mile-at-a-time/

Shop tours:
Polished to perfection: Behind the scenes of GDK Veneering:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/polished-to-perfection-behind-the-scenes-of-gdk-veneering/

Tech:
Make it Kustom, Metal Shaping Patch Panel Using the English Wheel!!! | Rust Repair 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville:
https://youtu.be/E9glMTtAlQQ

Which Wire-Splicing Method Is the Strongest?:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/16/which-wire-splicing-method-is-the-strongest

The Suspension of Disbelief: The “Wet Strut”:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/the-suspension-of-disbelief-the-wet-strut/

Piston Slap: A Stovebolt starving from a lack of fuel?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/piston-slap-a-stovebolt-starving-from-a-lack-of-fuel/

Automotive Wire 101: The Basics:
https://info.waytekwire.com/blog/automotive-wire-101-the-basics

How to Choose Between Battery Isolators and Separators:
https://info.waytekwire.com/blog/battery-isolators-vs.-separators-whats-the-difference

5 pieces of advice to help with your storage problem:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/5-pieces-of-advice-to-help-with-your-storage-problem/

Video:
Make it Kustom, SHOP UPDATE! Damage Control Cleanup | Devastating Flooding in British Columbia !!!:
https://youtu.be/W1LYO_OP_kg

Buffalo Airways Lockheed L-188 Electra RARE VISIT to Calgary Airport!:
https://youtu.be/MiHthFdm8CU

How to install a quarter panel using panel bonding adhesive | Video:
https://classicmotorsports.com/video/how-attach-quarter-panel-using-panel-bonding-adhesive-video/



Stuff from D. Nov. 14th, 2021

Was being stored in a Sidney,BC storage lot. Gone now. Wonder where it went?

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Victoria couple makes a splash with tiny home built on former BC Ferries lifeboat:
https://globalnews.ca/news/8370816/tiny-home-lifeboat-victoria/

Living On A Lifeboat Youtube channel related to above story:
https://www.youtube.com/c/LivingOnALifeboat/videos

Modern Rodding March issue:
https://digital.modernrodding.com/issue/march-2021gh/#retirement

The Nut Behind the Wheel: Leah Levin on Why a Senior in High School Drives a 1951 Packard 200 Deluxe:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/08/the-nut-behind-the-wheel-leah-levin-on-why-a-senior-in-high-school-drives-a-1951-packard-200-deluxe

The Rules of Repulsion(Rob Seigel talks about cars he let move on to someone else):
https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/the-hack-mechanic/the-rules-of-repulsion/

Ford’s first e-crate sells out, VW Bus’ electric reboot nears reality, NASCAR crowns new Cup king:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/the-manifold/2021-11-08/

Celebrating the freedom of the open road from the U.K.’s Capital to Coast:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/driving/celebrating-the-freedom-of-the-open-road-from-the-u-k-s-capital-to-coast/

Which of these 3 SEMA powerplants promises the brightest automotive future?:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/which-of-these-3-sema-powerplants-promises-the-brightest-automotive-future/

Beneath cutting-edge tech, CXC Simulations runs on old-school car passion:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/beneath-cutting-edge-tech-cxc-simulations-runs-on-old-school-car-passion/

This Hot-Rodded 1961 Nash Metropolitan Skips the V-8 for Something More Interesting (For Miles):
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/09/hot-rodded-1961-nash-metropolitan-skips-the-v-8-for-something-more-interesting

Getting to Know NHRA’s Amanda Busick at HOT ROD Drag Week 2021:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/amnda-busick-nhra-hot-rod-drag-week-2021/

Dodge 2-Year Plan Includes Chief Donut Maker, Return of Direct Connection:
https://www.motortrend.com/news/dodge-direct-connection-donut-maker-never-lift-mopar-plan/

Dodge is resurrecting its Direct Connection Performance Division
Oh, and the automaker’s looking for a Chief Donut Maker for the brand, too, if you’re interested:
https://driving.ca/auto-news/news/dodge-is-resurrecting-its-direct-connection-performance-division

Eluminated: Ford Performance e-Crate Motor Sold Out Before End of SEMA:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/ford-ecrate-motor-eluminator-sold-out-sema-2021/

Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350 x three
This trio of identical muscle cars are bonafide showstoppers, and keep owner’s kids happy in Langley, BC:
https://driving.ca/column/collector-classics/1970-oldsmobile-cutlass-rallye-350-x-three

Review: 2021 Kawasaki Z900RS:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorcycles/new-motorcycle-reviews/review-2021-kawasaki-z900rs/

1920 Renault Type EU
Coupe de Ville:
https://insider.hagerty.com/car/1920-renault-type-eu/

The GMC Sprint SP Packed a Performance Punch:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/09/the-other-gm-coupe-utility-packed-a-performance-punch

Why do we collect toys? Mattel designers and collaborators provide some answers:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/automobilia/why-do-we-collect-toys-mattel-designers-and-collaborators-provide-some-answers/

After 39 years, a long-lost 1967 BMW 2000CS miraculously finds its original owner:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/people/after-39-years-a-long-lost-1967-bmw-2000cs-miraculously-finds-its-original-owner/

The Bulldog, Aston’s flight of fancy, is back and aiming for 200 mph:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/the-bulldog-astons-flight-of-fancy-is-back-and-aiming-for-200-mph/

Dodge Rod – Hal Burrows Resurrects a Rare and Neglected 1932 Dodge Roadster:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/1932-dodge-roadster/

Steve Peterson’s 1964 Corvette by Chris Holstrom Concepts:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/steve-peterson-1964-corvette/

Retro Rumblings – Bob McCoy!:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/bob-mccoy/

2021 Great Northwest Nationals Builders Choice Top 10 by JF Kustoms:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/2021-builders-choice-by-jf-kustoms/

Jacque Longpre’s 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX:
https://www.fuelcurve.com/plymouth-hemi-gtx/

Bill Vance: American power meets English style in MGB GT V-8:
https://www.timescolonist.com/driving/bill-vance-american-power-meets-english-style-in-mgb-gt-v-8-4746243

$248K for a Kia-powered DeLorean? Great Scott!:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/248k-for-a-kia-powered-delorean-great-scott/

The Future of Sir Vival, A Safety-Minded Custom Hudson, Is Uncertain as Bellingham Auto Sales Closes Its Doors:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/11/the-future-of-sir-vival-a-safety-minded-custom-hudson-is-uncertain-as-bellingham-auto-sales-closes-its-doors

Bright Rod Run 2021 – gallery
A selection of favourites from this year’s unofficial run:
https://www.whichcar.com.au/events/bright-rod-run-2021—gallery

Patina Paint Job; Moel Coachbuilder’s ‘32 Ford Pickup:
https://inthegaragemedia.com/the-moal-farm-truck/

Terms of Endearment: 10 brand-specific names every Ford fan should know
Do you know what the deuce a Deuce is? Why a Y-Block? And just who is Vicky?:
https://driving.ca/features/feature-story/ford-phrasebook-10-brand-specific-names-every-ford-fan-should-know

Shop tours:
More of Our Favorite Home Garages From Around the Hemmings Nation:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/12/more-home-garages-from-around-the-hemmings-nation

EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF WAYNE CARINI’S F40 MOTORSPORTS + BUYING HIS 2008 MERCEDES SLR McLAREN!!:
https://youtu.be/yWvXK4cZcxg

Sema:
Freaks, Donks, Brodozers, Rat Rods, and More! 2021 SEMA Show
We walk the 2021 SEMA Show to find the weirdest, coolest, and most unexpected rides at the event.:
https://www.motortrend.com/events/street-freak-vehicles-sema-show-2021/

Tech:
Six Steps for Contending with Spaghetti Wiring:
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2021/11/09/six-methods-for-contending-with-spaghetti-wiring-that-i-learned-from-thinning-out-the-harness-for-my-chenowth-ev

According to you: 10 of the most underrated tools:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/according-to-you-10-of-the-most-underrated-tools/

12 great automotive gifts for under $100:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/11-great-automotive-gifts-for-under-100/

Skim Coat Tips and Tricks:
https://inthegaragemedia.com/bodywork-basics-part-3-skimcoat-tips-filler-fundamentals/

Make it Kustom 1960 Cadillac Rust Repair Fix!! Hammer Forming Trunk Drop Downs | Bead Rolling a Curved Flange:
https://youtu.be/X8GM_ilkCrk

Make it Kustom shows us How To Restore & Re-Finish Damaged Body Hammers!!!:
https://youtu.be/jWQgXyc39dI

Videos:
The Battle: Inside the Mind of Karl Fisher (Thanks SpeedlineFilmWerks):
https://youtu.be/vm5AxnxOv6U

Chris Webb and his electric hot rod engine castings:
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2321778

Vintage planes mark Remembrance Day over Victoria(Not this year thanks to the Fog):
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2321568

Honda – The Origin of Determination (Cool commercial!):
https://youtu.be/q_ZpE15892U

The Few Car Club Reliability Run ‘21 on Vancouver Island:
https://youtu.be/YdP7aU3Lwtc

Watch Galpin Auto Sports Hand-Paint a McLaren 765LT:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a35497594/watch-galpin-auto-sports-hand-paint-our-mclaren-675lt-cover-car/

Cheers, Darryl.