Stuff from D. March 18th, 2019

1951 Metro (These seem very popular lately. Two spotted at Calgary World of Wheels, one fixed up on Famtom works.

1958 Impala from Calgary:

Calgary is a hot bed for Japanese bike enthusiasts:

The Family Sweet Patina road trip:

Bill Vance chats about the Mercury being the poor man’s Lincoln:

Cross country Coronet adventure for Todd:

The Golden Sahara II:

The Race of Gentleman TROG 2019:

March meet0 funny car engine explosion frame by frame:

Another March meet funny car crash:

Inside Superformance Gallery pics:

Sonoma speed festival 2019 pics:

Some barn finds from the 2018 MCACN show:

Mopar Euronats, use right or left arrow to scroll through the pics:

Photo gallery from Chicago World of Wheels 2019:

Obituary for Gord from Calgary World of Wheels volunteers, RIP Gord:

100 handy shop tips:

Saanichton Sunday May 5th, British car show and swap. (Thanks, John):

The Calgary Cruise Calendar for 2019 is now available here (Thanks Mike):

The Red Deer Quick Times swap is March 30th, details here:

Need a part for your Mercury go here:

Bad Chad channel on Youtube (Custom car builder based in Nova Scotia):

Bad Chad Episode 3:

Bad Chad Episode 4:

Aussie Hail, the size of tennis balls (Thanks, Rod):

Watch Jay Leno drive Speedkore Evolutions restomod Demon Charger:

Cheers, Darryl.
Note some links may expire over time….

Calgary Cruise Calendar for 2020

The Calgary Cruise Calendar is now taken over by Quick Times magazine for 2020 and beyond. It is now called “The Great Northwest Cruise Calendar.  Suggest you contact them for further information through their website: or Facebook page.

The Great Northwest 2020 Cruise Calendar is available online here:
The Great Northwest 2020 Cruise Calendar

Start planning your car show season now!

You can scroll down to view month by month shows or click on the Cruise Calendar 2020 link to get the “Full Adobe PDF Version”.

Hard copies will be available soon at your regular pickup locations if they aren’t there already.

Thanks to Quick Times for taking the Cruise Calendar over and keeping it going.
Thanks to all those that made the Calgary Cruise Calendar possible for many years.


Stuff from D. March 11th, 2019

The art of blacksmithing is making a comeback:

Story about the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario:

The Canadian Automotive Museum:

Toronto Motorama Show is this weekend:

Vancouverite tells his story about growing up selling cars:

Retired Calgarian enjoys working on his cars at his condo garage (Stash Garages):

Stash Garages (Phase 2 has a few left for $325K CAD):

Stash Garage Video about them:

Canadian students take home Detroit Autorama Award for Dragula:

9th Spring Lone Star Nationals Good Guys pics:

One slick Maverick:

63 Chevy II:

Questions to ask before you plan a restoration:

Project management for your restoration:

Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am to jump at Carlisle Chevy nationals:

A 62 Thunderbird/Olds Vista Cruiser for Tony:

Bill Vance chats about American Underlung:

Bill Vance chats about the Spitfire thrifty sports car:

Red Line Hot Wheels restoration for Dwight:

80 tips for a successful garage shop:

Detroit Autorama photo coverage part 1:

Detroit Autorama photo coverage part 2:

Musician John Oates is a car guy:

Corvair homecoming, The Rusteration continues:

53 Chevy Wrecker now living a second life at Disney World:

Sophia Florsch is back racing again:

Video interview with Sophia and footage of the crash:

Shop Tours:
Dusold Designs builds some cool stuff:

Danton Art Kustoms:

Danton Art Kustoms website:

64 Corvette Headliner install:

Color Sanding and rubout article:

Rebuild your GM HEI ignition system:

Proper paint prep article:

How to choose an electric fan:

70 Plymouth GTX Front end accident repair:

Professor Hammer making weather strip channels:

Install one piece floor-pan in a 69 Camaro:

Watch the video of Bertha Benz on her first cruise:

Now we know what kind of car the snowplow driver drives to work:

Note: Some links may expire over time.

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. March 4th, 2019

Parking an investment in your garage:

Zen and the art of pinstriping from Calgary, AB:

John Foxley, award winning hot rod and custom car builder story:

The wildest Cadillac ever built:

Calgary builder unveils 1930 Ford Model A pickup at World of Wheels:

Dodge Dart barn find from Vancouver:

New display at Calgary’s Gasoline Alley museum celebrates the restoration process:

Behind the scenes look at Detroit Speed Big Block Camaro project:

Story on Tom Medley:

Sweet 65 GMC truck captures Grand Champion from Classic Instruments:

42 Chevy Pickup for Dennis and Trevor:

Bill Vance talks about the Ford Model K:

Bill Vance talks about the Elite sports car:

I wonder if my Bug would be able to handle me standing on the roof like this photographer:

Nice row of First gen Camaros for sale at Phelps Chevrolet back in the day:

The Smokey Road Rod Shop makes some cool truck flat bed art:

TDX coupe showed a frameless fiberglassed future:

The Bumblebeetle, I need one!:

Bruce Meyer has an impressive car collection, here are 10 of them highlighted:

Another article about Bruce Meyer’s collection:

The Stoner T, Part 18. (I like the hidden EFI system):

A junkyard visit in North Carolina:

66 GTO and 74 Formula Firebird (Great pics):


Young gearhead girl earns a day in the shop with Nissan:

If you buy a vintage Jag and have a Macaw you better like talking to people:

JF Launier’s 64 Acadian build makes Great 8 finalists:

Some sad pics of old car crashes:

Ernies Calendar for 2019 is now available on line, here’s my post about it:

Barrett Jackson 2019 pics link:

Indian Wells car show pics link:!At0wC105-ymvgpl5HAwEHXl1E0fbog


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SAT. FEB. 23rd:

Krass and Bernie hit stupid tree and learn about rocket science:

Shelby Venice crew delivers first Mustang GT350:

How to set and check bearing clearance:

How to converta a Mopar A-body to front disc brakes:

Hooking up your leaf spring suspension without traction bars for Rod:

Paint and body filler 101:

Breakerless ignition for your Borg Warner Overdrive:

How to repair your 63-82 Corvette clock (Applies to others too):

Electric Vehicle Hot Rodding article from Brian and comments on forum:

Shop tours:
Lakeside Rods and Rides:

Interview with Joe Martin of Iron Resurrection:

Southeast LA culture got to Japan:

Southeast Gassers go big on small screen with youtube preview:

Dennis Gage of My Classic Car told me that even though you can’t watch episodes of My Classic Car on TV in Canada, you can watch them on YouTube:

Dennis from My Classic Car goes for a drive in the Fireball 500 and the Red Baron:

V8 Porsche 914:

For Sale and Wanted:
Cam Clark Ford owner puts some of his collection up for auction:

Need Automotive Art for your shop or man cave? Talk to Helmut at Pacific Car Art!

Some links may expire as time passes….

Cheers, Darryl.

Ernie’s Calendar 2019, Car Shows for Vancouver Island/British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon

Ernie’s 2020 Cruise Calendar can be found in my Cruise Calendars link section:

Ernie’s 2019 Cruise Calendar as of July 11th, 2019 (Version 8) is now available online here:

Start planning your car show season now!

Cruise nights are also listed on the top of page 1 of the calendar.

Hard copies will be available soon at your regular pickup locations if they aren’t there already.

In Memory of Don “Ernie”Earnshaw 1941-2019

Thanks to Don & Heather Earnshaw for compiling the Calendar and for the Canadian Classic Chevelles & Beaumonts club for posting it on their site.