Posted by: darrylsdrivein | April 4, 2015

Stuff from D. April 2015

Rainbow Truck

Over the Rainbow in Clinton, BC.

Hi, Spring has arrived. Get out there and drive!!!!!:

Northwest Cruise Calendar for 2015 now out (Big Thanks to the team
that puts it together!):

Swedish car show “Power Big Meet”:

Fast and Furious film story:–furious-films

Safari Wagon story:

Calgary Car guy builds his own Morgan:

2000 Classic cars lined up in Coventry:

RCMP Bust up Horsepower Hooligans Illegal Street Race:

Newest Mad Max Trailer:

Fast n Furious car builder:

A track being built on Vancouver Island:

New Medical Taxi:

The Beast of Turin coming to Goodwood in June (Go to full screen mode and crank the sound up!):

Articles about the Beast of Turin:

Cool 49 Chev Deluxe:

Original Parts Group shopping trip:

Challenger Scat Pack idea:

Dentist’s beware, Camaro used to pull kid’s tooth out:

Unassuming garage:

V16 Marmon motor in Hot Rod:

Bug Eye motor swap:

Caddy pickup for Dave:

Don’t let the Valet park your Ferrari:

Corvair article for Shane:

Nash Metropolitan story:

Mercedes Gull Wing article:

Flying car goes across the block:

Ontario collector with warehouse of cars:

Trikes get a makeover in 2015:

Catch the Auction action:

Cool pivoting vice:

Interesting Jag restoration at Owen Auto:

Nice starter rebuild project:

Parts hunting in China:

32 Ford advertising video:

Coffee Clutchers (These guys have the right idea…):

Corvette Commercial:

Javelin article:

Sema 2014 slideshow (Thanks Todd):

Tractor video, Crank up the sound (Thanks Todd):

69 Cars do burnout video (Thanks Todd):

Cool car sales place:!/

Nice Eldorado from Paul M.:

Thunderbird article:

Barracuda Clone article:

Eye candy pics from the auction week:

Alpha Romeo build up video:

Never enough Alpha video:

Mustang article:

Crunched Cobra kit car goes for $24K:

Classic Ford article:

A nice Dodge Lancer for Paul:

Ford Turbo scream from Dan:

Jimmy Shine’s pick up sold for $236,500.00 at BJ, wow:

Got to love low bridges:

Dale Adams Automotive in Calgary gets Shelby certified rights:

Philip from Car Talk passes away (He was a great car guy……):

Cabin Fever cure:

Magazine addiction, (see it’s just not me):

A tour of Coker Tire:

67 Cougar article (Some inspiration for Steve):

Some info on Boyd Coddinton’s wife, I didn’t know he didn’t have a will:

Factory Five Power Nation all girls build (Boyd’s wife is one of the builders):

Detroit Muscle 49 Ford Project Banana Split – Deadly Doors(You have to hit the “+” on the speaker to get the audio on):

Challenger Truck Floor change video(You have to hit the “+” on the speaker to get the audio on):

Our Sunfire Rear defroster wasn’t working(The switch would engage and the light/relay would come on but not power at the window:

A quick google search and:

Melted pins in the plug behind the carpet. Install a butt splice and back in business. Thanks. Google……

1958 Ford Skyliner article:

Cool Dorsel fin car:

Toronado Pusher:

Dubai Police video (Thanks to Tom 35 Ford):

Red Neck Fisherman (Thanks Todd):

Studebaker Woody:

Adams Farwell video (cool motor):

Nice Corvette at auction:

Got this one from Martin (I want a red phone booth!):

Nice Chevy II:

Tempest article:

Nice shop and car collection:

Car Stackers:

3D printed cobra:

1970 Monte Carlo article:

Fire Truck crushes Firebird:

Tony’s new business ad:

Car Collection going to China:

Aluminum Ford Truck Hype:

The Bubblegum man gets some media exposure talking about the cruise

calendar that’s the bible for the car show schedule:

First Camaro build:

Old Cars Weekly online mag issue:

1963 Impala article:

Happy Valentine’s (Thanks Todd):

Check this out – you might be in here a while! (Thanks Ken):

Peugot commerical:

Garage Magazine:

1958 Chrysler article:

1970 Oldsmobile ragtop article(Tony will like this one!):

Tesla battery hacking article:

1971 El Camino article:

Life on the shop floor:

1972 Ford Capri resto video:

Mercedes Gull Wing article:

A few pics from my stopover in Clinton, BC:

Chevy small block time lapse rebuild:

Mustang replica:–120-000–triple-the-cost-of-an-original-083641985.html

Cool Willy’s Glass car build (Thanks Todd):

1940 Buick Ragtop:

Schwinn Sting Ray bikes:

Old Tires live on:

Lethbridge Swap Meet pics from a friend in Calgary:

New changes from ICBC regarding collector car builds in progress:

When Sears sold cars(Paul B should like this one):

Nice truck for sale on eBay:
Video of the truck (Turn up the sound!):

Nice electric bicycle (I want one):

Classic Shelby article:

1922 Ford Tow truck:

Larry Dixon dragster crash:

How body shops must adapt to aluminum now:

1967 Chevelle SS 396 article:

Vancouver Auto Show highlights:

Vintage Trailer article:

Divco article for Ken C:

59 car build video from GM:

Nice custom El Camino for Dave:

GMC Motorhome story:

GMC Motorhome article:
Cheers, Darryl.

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | January 4, 2015

Stuff from D. Jan. 4th, 2015

Happy New Year to everyone!

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Cool wall art spotted in Downtown Victoria, BC.

New Years Day 2015 Cruise pics link:

Sidney Xmas Parade pics link:

1929 Peerless car of the week:

Scoot Coupe (I want one!):

El Camino article:

I was wondering what that Fire Truck parked on the side of the highway going into Victoria was for:

California Mille run:

Ricks Rodz:

Some articles on the Ron Pratte’s collection going up for auction:

Ron Pratte collection must have’s:

Royal’s Car Club video:

Chevy Bob 1957 Chevy Truck:

I knew that turn signal went somewhere:

Farm Ford resto:

Barn fire destroys car collection:

Some pics from the Calgary Firebird Show (not mine):

Alberta Iron Indians show (from same guy):

A nice 57 Desoto:

1939 Packard Sedan article:

More updates to the Tool rescue blog:

Cool Car Stamp maker winding down:

Rust never sleeps:

Powder Coating article:

Cool Buick Concept car:

Ghoulish Hot Rods:

Nice Nova:

West Van MG lover:

Interesting truck mods:

Winter projects time:

Looks like they had a fun road trip:

What to look for:

Chrome place up Island:

Article about Rudy and his gullwings:

A cool vintage boat, a bit pricey though:

47 Dodge cop car:

Nice birthday Packard:

Jay Leno playing in the desert:

Handy site to identify dash instruments:

Model A adventure:

Homemade Batmobile, that’s cool, watch the video:

A cool youtube site:

Nice upside down Ford Truck:

1955 Truck article:

Peugeot commercial filmed in Banff (Thanks Todd):

Futurliner bus update:

Bitchen Rides TV show on Velocity:

Car video:

Sheet Metal Terms:

Nice Corvair:

Nice 57 Chev:

Sweet 50 Buick ragtop:

Van Commercial (Thanks Michel):

64 Chevy’s commercial (Thanks Michel):

65 Chevy’s commercial:

65 Fleetside commercial:

66 Chevy Truck and Van Commercial:

Family Truck builds:

My favorite dog car:

Cardboard Box racing (Thanks Todd):

Barn Finds article (Thanks Todd):

Fuel line 101:

Beast of Turin, watch the video (Sounds like a cannon on start up, wicked!):

53 Cadillac Concept Car:

Duracell Truck:

Spot welders:

Kool ride:

Jimmy Shines truck goes to auction:

Hagerty insurance claim:

Mad Max trailer (Thanks Todd):

Elcamino article:

Nice garage bench setup:

B-24 Liberty restoration:

Turning an accident into a new job:

59 Impala convertible “Car of the week”:

Jay and his Mopar, Hellcat….:

Grocery getter:

Burt’s Bandit car’s still fetching money:

Icon Derilicts:

Shelby Canada West Dealership:

Cool Museum video from Shane:

Dodge Brothers muddy day:

Nice Triple car garage(The use of pallets interesting):

Studebaker article:

Umm Sedan Delivery:

Howard’s Buick:

Cool cars:

Another article on the new Mad Max movie:

Car of the week 1946 Ford Custom:

Rat Rod video:

Turbo article:

Fire Truck decorated for xmas:

Mike Owen’s builds up a cool tool case:

Free floating floor:

Properly adjusting your Oxyacetylen torch:

Truck article:

Chasing Cars show:


Sealegs boat:

Cool Bugatti Replica:

69 GTO full resto:

Update on Jay Leno’s projects:

Highway to Sell Episode 1 Barracuda and Camaro:

Highway to Sell Episode Mustang and T-Bird:

Slicks Garage:

Highway to Sell Elcamino Episode:

Highway to Sell 55 Chevy and Catalina Ragtop Episode:

Highway to Sell Chevelle and Dart Episode:

Highway to Sell Cougar and Chrysler Wagon Episode:

Misfits garage Episode 1 Part 1:

Misfits garage Episode 1 part II:

Cuban classics not likely coming stateside any time soon:

Cheers, Darryl.

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | October 13, 2014

Stuff from D. Oct. 13th 2014


It’s been a while since my last post. Summer got in the way. Enjoy!!!



This would make a great desk front!



A few pics from the Monroe swap meet:

A few pics from our stop at Barn Fine Classics, cool place!

While grabbing a Sub at Subway on the way to the ferry we saw this Land Rover pull in(Interesting couple):

We were wondering where they sleep, now I know:

We saw this guys stuff at the swap meet, cool!!

I was wondering what happened to Paul the manager at the Guild
while watching new episodes of Restoration Garage.
It’s amazing how quickly you can find out on the web:

Nice job:

Resto Starliner, I want to go to this school:

Cool idea for a workshop:

A bath tub we could use in Sidney!

Barbeque GTI:

Garage black board message center:

Rotor repair when you can’t find a new one:

Barn Finds 101:

58 Impala article:

Model A pickup back in good hands:

Fuel consumption as a hobby:

Who knew Nerf guns were popular with Adults:

The latest update from Owen Automotive on a MG TF build:

Here’s a Corvair Elcamino:

A couple pics from the Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza Car Show:

A few pics from the Langley swap meet:

A couple pics from the Langley Car Show:

A few pics from the Sidney Fire Truck parade, that’s me driving R1.:

BC Fire Expo pics link:

Pics from the Qualicum Fathers Day Car Show:

Pics from the Saanich Swap Meet:

Nice 72 GMC:

Nice Sub:

Cool bike builder(Watch it till the end):

Ventura Nights:

Muscle Car Field guide link(It’s a big file if you want to download it):

Old Cars Wallpaper for you desktop:

Father/Son GTO project:

A quiet ride through Mexico(Thanks Todd):

Interesting way to park your ship:

Cool Dwarf car museum (Thanks Cam):

Shifter Knob restoration:

Horse power article:

Cool kid!:

1918 Cadillac story:

Jay Leno story:

Mopar guy goes on route 66 trip:

Family resto of Studebaker:

Electric Porsche:

Watch for these on the streets of Sidney (Thanks Michel):

Willys school trip:

While driving back through Tappen I saw the sign for these guys. Didn’t realize that’s where they are located next to the White Post Museum(They are on FB):

White Post Museum(They have some of the cars for sale on FB):

Rusty Dodge didn’t get away:

A song for Michel:

Nice 69 Chrysler Newport (My parents had one of these!):

Hybrid article:

Hidden gems:

Jay goes Lowriding:

Gremlin and Jerry:

Under rated engines:

Over half the car is in the boot:

Concrete pour problems at Mission Raceway delay races:

How to buy and insure your classic:

Jay Leno and a Olds 442:

73 Alfa Romeo teen rescue:

French cars in New York:

Jay Leno collection article:

Building Matchbox cars, cool video:

Fuel injector tests:

Nice grocery getter:

Looks like I missed out on another Fire Hydrant:

Nice site on the build of the New Yorker ragtop:

Jimmy vs Barry build off:

Tow truck:

Motorbike garage guy:

Bed for car guys:

Hot Rodder article:

Hot Rod garage:

Sink Hole update:

Cab convention:

Honest Charley videos:

Hand made scissors:

A few Sidney Canada Day parade pics:

Chrysler article(My parents had a 69 Chysler Newport in dark blue):

Mens shed group:

Corvair article for Shane:

Car owners let younger generation try driving stick cars:

Calgary Abarth collector:

Coast Classics shop tour:


Cheers, Darryl.

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | June 8, 2014

Stuff from D. June 8th.


Thanks to Pete for the Raduim Car Show flyer, I always enjoyed that show when I lived in Calgary.

Show and Shine Flyer

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On with the cool stuff:

A few pics from the Portland Swap Meets:

A few pics from the Parksville Swap Meet:

A few pics from the Abbotsford, Coastal Swap Meet:

GT 40 story:

Camaro Z28 story:

Marti report creator:

Lost in the 50’s collector:

The General Lee new commercial for Auto Trader:

Electric Mustang:

Model T story:

All about anodizing:

Cool Man Cave:

Airplanes, Crank it!!!!!

Video of Ron Pratte’s collection”

Flood damaged calgary car for sale caught by off duty officer:

Car club plaques site now found here:

Some nasty crashes in Boston a long time ago:

Nice COE tanker:

Nice Buick:

A few pics and comments on the show this weekend:

A few pics from Rock and Roll for Little souls car show:

A few pics from the Abbotsford Swap Meet:

Classics rediscovered:

Bargain classics:

“It’s an acquired taste…” Cool video trailer:

Mario Andreti Hudson video:

Full video:

Electric Drivetrain from Errington now in New York car:

Electric truck from Steamwhistle Brewery(Thanks Michel):

check out all the other hot rods they have on their site:

A touring car for Miles:

Mopar treasure trove:

Some pricey cars at auction in Indy(Thanks Todd):

Quiet intersection(Thanks Todd):

Aluminum welding with Gas,:

Chevelle build up:

Another Elcamino(Interesting front end….):

End of the high end die casts:


Mustang article:—1966-mustang

Challenger article:

The Oldsmobile Hydromatic:

Falcon wagon article:

Cool video of a blacksmith making an axe,handle, and cover:

I’ve made some more updates to the Tool Rescue blog:

Bricklin story:

Corvette fix up:

Cool collection of videos:

Bolero Camaro hmmmm:

Rusty Lincoln’s:

Chevy jumping:

Bullit tribute:

Revision doing a burnout:

Interesting pics of people and their cars:

Shelby ouch…

Had a great day at the Comox Swap meet, here are a few pics:

Rotting classics:

Portland swap meet coverage in Hot Rod magazine:

Sick Pontiac Tempest 4 banger (Watch the video):

Steering wheel makeover:

Drag Racing story, Thanks Todd!:

Big Caddy garage, must of been a bummer to have to redo the concrete floor…..

His garage at the house:

My kind of garage:

My car on roids…

Paper models turn into job(Watch the video):

BC built kit cars:

Interesting that they are using the car to sell condo’s………

Rudy the Gull wing man has a new website:

This is a cool poster:

See where they rust:

Nice garage tour “Kelowna Kustoms tour”:

Cheers, Darryl.

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | March 15, 2014

Stuff from D. March. 15th, 2014


That’s an interesting way to store your projects.


J.F. Launier wins the Ridler Award! Congrats to JF and his team!

RIP Tom Medley:

His 40 Ford had a fire a few years back. Here is a link to the rebuild. (Thanks Todd.)

And a link to the story about the fire.

I’ve started a vintage tool blog called “Tool Rescue”, check it out here:

Cool Lego display at the Sidney Museum, pics here:

The Northwest Cruise Calendar for 2014 is now online at (Thanks to all those involved for putting it together!):

Cool place to go shopping for vintage tools etc. in Calgary (Mantiques):

Now that’s my kind of Goat Farmer!:

Rods N’ Wheels, new show on Discovery:

Cool Garage:

Brake Line bending a flaring article:

I want to go to school here:

St. Albert car show gets new venue:

Garage scene Pennsylvania Gold Mine(Thanks Todd!):

Gas pump find:

Tim Allen’s Camaro COPO clone:

Van Isle Drags vintage footage:

Camaro Z28 Enduro:

1952 MG article:

1958 Ford Custom article:

Garage Stable:

Oakland Racer:

1964 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside Pickup:

The King on Leading:

1913 Chevrolet article:

1960 Lincoln Continental article:

Magnetic Monza:

1937 Ford article (Cool rescue of a owners old car):

Cheers, Darryl.

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | January 12, 2014

Stuff from D. Jan. 12, 2014



Nice Pontiac more door.

Moisture is in the air on the Island but were still cruising:

Cars of the Big Screen at Heritage Park in Calgary:

Where Billy Joel hangs out to work on his bikes:

Blast it, Do it yourself sandblasting in Victoria, BC.:

Cool car museum “Pioneer Auto Show”:

Slinging mud song:

Lets go mudding:

Salt Flats video:

Buick Rebuild:

Carl’s Custom Cars:

Camaro Z28 back on:,0,6219793.story#axzz2pPDXsrxN

59 Impala find:

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle 300:

Automotive artist Wayne Stadler:

Cool online magazine “Hot Rodder Journal”:

Amx article:

Old License Plates article:

New Camaro with Vinyl top:

Mercury Montclair:

Hot Rod Hill Climb:

Hot Rod Hunt:

R and R Chevy Frames:

E-Type Jaguar gets restored:

Welding website:

Reality Rides show:

I finally checked out Road Kill on Youtube:
Mercury Road Trip:

Chevy gasser build with parts pit stop at cool place:

68 Charger rebuild with Motor Home parts:

Now that guy can Drum:

Looks it would be a good flick:
Some more cool stuff:

The “Globe Foundry” on the mainland is now closed. Apparently lower mainland car clubs were scrambling to get
their car club plaque masters before the doors closed…..

Car Club plaques maker in Victoria still in business:

Garage overhaul for Guy Part 1:

Garage overhaul for Guy Part 2:

Hagerty magazine available online at:

Thanks to Murray, for this link to Old Gas station pics:

Thanks to Todd, for this link(Cool drag pics, etc):

Seems like Courtney Force has come up with a new method for reloading the dragster parachute…
(Spotted on the newstand at Superstore):

1960 Chevy video song:

Video from Moon Eyes Party.

Old Drag racing footage:

Hot Rod Films:

Interesting Mercury:
Mercury Montclair:

This guy is nuts:

Drain your compressor:

Barn Fine Classics:

Ford ads:

What’s in the Barn(Motorbike show):

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | October 14, 2013

Stuff from D. Oct. 14th


Looks like fall is arriving………… Cheers, Darryl.

Rocke's Car

My friend Rocke in Calgary has his car on the road. Congrats Rocke!

Monroe October Swap Meet pics:

A few pics from my trip to the Mainland:

Halloween Spirit Store pics:

Comox Air show pics:

Torque Masters Car show 2013 pics:

Langford Car Show 2013 pics:

Langley Car Show pics:

Langley Car Show article:
Thanks from organizers article:

1968 – 1972 Buick Gran Sport article:

1966 Acadian Canso:—1966-acadian-canso

Car of the week 1934 Ford Hot Rod:

Old Ford Video:

Slant six meet:

Lambrecht Auction summary:

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | August 11, 2013

Stuff from D. Aug. 11th, 2013.


Hope your cruising everyday now, Al. RIP.

The Torque Masters car show is coming up soon,
August 25th in downtown Sidney. Details here:

Cool site “Tims Car Talk”, Local Vancouver Island stuff!:

Had a great time at Deuce Day’s in Victoria B.C. (Thanks to Al C. and all the volunteers for putting on a great show!!):

Duesenberg article:

Some cool pics here “STIFFSPEED”:

Looking for a book about Route 66 (Here you go):

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda:

Porche article:

Blackie Green tribute:

Sunday drivers for Ryan Newman:

Driveshaft info:

Honda 600 article:

Car collection in Jeopardy:

Cool Motor bike shop:

Sox and Martin story:

Car of the week “1952 Chevrolet pickup”:

Car of the week “1929 Hudson Model R Roadster”:

Car of the week “1970 Bronco”:

Petersen Museum selling of part of the collection:

Cool Flathead drawings:

Cool Race shop:

Cool VW van surfer’s:

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | May 6, 2013

Stuff from D. May 6th, 2013


Summer is now in full swing! Finally made it back to the Portland swap meet. My feet are still tired…….

Pics from my Portland Swap Meet trip:

Nice tow vehicle

Nice tow vehicle

Back to the Fifties video:

Fitting Fenders:

Bruce S car song:

1966 Dodge Charger article:

Brazil car culture:

Cool Motorhomes:

Strait Axle Willys movie:

Corvette Restoration:

Tucker collector passes on:

Central Texas Tools video (Old school):

Save those old Speedometer dashes:

Tricks to make your door assembly easier:

1966 Cadillac Fleetwood:

Tom Fritz art gets stamp of approval:

Restoration Organization:

Vintage Race Car magazine:

RPM magazine (Extreme Horsepower) online at:

Studebaker Avanti article

1971 AMC Javelin article:

1966 Dodge Charger article:

1976 Firebird Esprit article:

1941 Cadillac Convertible article:

Dodge Dart Pioneer Wagon:

Cord article:

Packard out of long term storage in old fuel tank:

Posted by: darrylsdrivein | March 22, 2013

Stuff from D. March 22, 2013


Still miss seeing Bob drive this out of the parking lot at the DQ in Calgary.

Still miss seeing Bob drive this out of the parking lot at the DQ in Calgary. He was a great guy!

Spring is here. Time to get out and drive or get your project going forward.

I’ve added some links to the top section of the blog. Check them out……

I built up a web site for the BC Extrication Society,
Check it out here:

The Torquemasters Monday coffee night is picking up speed,
average attendance is now around 12!

The Torquemasters Car Club has a new website(Thanks Don!),
check it out here:

Went to Toy Traders the last time I was in Langley,
cool place!

Went to a neat hobby show in the West Shore:

Some new pics from the Island here:

Sue from Fast-n-loud gives a tour of her shop(She is cool!):

Ultimate Man cave:

I’d like to go shopping at this cave:

Cool Hangar Home:

Lethbridge Swap meet review: (Thanks Dave):

Swedish Rat Rods etc: (Turn the sound up!)

Yup, Wagons are cool:

Retired photographer still cruising:

1965 Pontiac:

Classic Car Adventures:

Rear Engined Corvette:

Belgian Car graveyard:

Bruce Meyer’s garage tour:

1963 Corvette article:

1937 Ford article:

Studebaker Lark Wagonaire:

California Sundays Lowrider pics:

Cool car stamps:

Cadillac restorer:

1973 Charger restoration:

Going tow to tow:

Aldergrove enthusiast reved up:

Rolls-Royce “Look like a high roller”:

1959 Edsel ragtop:

1965 Corvair:

Tool time in Willy’s garage:

Headlight upgrades for old cars:

The Hot Rod twins:

Cheers, Darryl.

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