Stuff from D. April 29th, 2019

The Car Guys “Hank’s Garage” (Auto sales, scroll down for lots of pics from main page):

A look inside the GM’s Heritage Collection:

A different kind of car story about finding a car to replace your family car:

South City Rod & Custom:

South City Rod & Custom has links to all the magazine articles written about cars they build here:

A Polish company is building and restoring Land Rover Defenders for Rob and Chris:

Volkswagen talking an electric race car to Nurburgring for record attempt:

The 57 Corvette that this owner let go, a decision he regrets to this day:

The Hadaway Calgary 1913 bike to be displayed at the Kick Start 5 event (For Mike in Ontario):

The Ill-Fated Kustoms Kickstart 5 event to showcase 38 motorcycles:

ILL Fated Kustoms site is here:

1928 Model A Ford staying in the family in Beaconia, Winnipeg:

Trio get inducted into Manitoba motorsports hall of fame:

Four rare and original Shelby Cobras heading to auction, get out your bidders paddle:

Zero Labs builds there version of a Ford Bronco with electric motor:

Stu Hilborn, “Hillborn Injection” (Did you know he was born in Calgary, AB?):

Some pics from North Carolina Nationals:

Bill Vance chats about the Corvair:

Bill Vance chats about the Volvo 544:

Vintage campers story for J J, trailer guys in Calgary, and me:

Factory Five 33 Ford build:

Top fuel champion Larry Dixon suing NHRA:

How the AMBR is decided at GNRS:

Bruce Meyers inventor of the Meyers Manx interview:

Hollywood dream machines featured in new exhibit at the Petersen:

RIP to Heidi Hetzer, Racer and World traveler:

Some cool pics of the Kustoms of San Diego:

Artist builds interesting bookmobile:

Walter P  Chrysler, A Visionary leader:

Steve McQueen’s first husky, crank the sound:

Old race cars never die:

1966 Chevelle trunk floor replacement:

How to use an English Wheel:

1972 Scamp seat cover replacement:

Converting a Holley 4160 to a secondary metering block:

Shop Tours:
Advance plating holds open house after moving into newly renovated building:

For Sale:
Have an extra $9500.0 US in your jeans for a 68 Camaro Cross Ram intake and carbs:–Fuel-Delivery/Carburetors/1968-original-Z28-cross-ram-intake-w2-4295-carbs/16564.html

68 Dodge Charger from Dukes of Hazzard film set going up for auction:

The Toy Peddler (Your online source for collectible toys) Thanks Dave S:

Note some links may expire over time.

Cheers, Darryl

Stuff from D. April 22nd, 2019

They are making progress in Springbank on their Avro Arrow scale model:

Abbotsford resident has 1966 Volkswagen Beetle restored as a tribute to its former owner:

Keanu Reeves shows off his motorcycle collection:

Electric conversions for VW Beetle and Vans, Porsche,  (Thanks Brad A.):

Calgarian restores a 1966 Volkswagen Van with his son. Those that attended the Calgary World of Wheels will remember seeing this one:

1967 Chevy Impala SS Vintage road test with pics:

Good Guys GRT 100 Ford truck:

5 minutes with Wayne Carini of TV show “Chasing Classic Cars”:

Elegant 1959 Rambler Wagon:

Adam Trinders turns making parts for bikes into a full fabrication business working on cars in East Vancouver:

A crispy 69 Camaro Indy Pace car gets bought and auction and is undergoing restoration:

Hot Wheels Legends tour Miami for Dwight (I like the full size Hot Wheels card backgrounds):

Dan from VIHR has his pics from the Abbotsford Car show posted here:

You can look at lots of other pics Dan has taken from his Albums section here:

Brian has posted his pics from the SpringThaw car show in Calgary. By the sounds of the weather, its still thawing out:

Hi Darryl,

I keep forgetting to send you these links to our coverage of the 2019 Vancouver Auto Show – mostly about new cars but lots of old and special interest cars featured:


Special Car Store
Shop Tours:
Ross Racing Engines (Nice shop and equipment):

Summit Racing fans post pics of their garages:

Nana’s Diner (Wow, quite the car collection):

Memminger VW garage has a lot of VW’s:


Speedway Motors G-Comp Unser Edition Rear suspension install:

Fixems Monthly tips and and tricks for street rodders:


Canada D’eh Car Show with Jellybean Autocrafters & Customs on My Classic Car:

Inside the Pinball Museum (Interesting to learn the history behind them):

Larry Pfister (Well known local photographer) has started a youtube channel for his drag racing footage:

Larry Pfister has also created a website called Horsepower heaven here:

Note: Some links may expire over time…
Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. April 15th, 2019

Vancouver Island has its first all female car club story:

The Female car club has an interesting name, website here:

The Specialty Vehicle Association of Alberta has the Feb/Mar newsletter available online here:

An Ice Cream shop in Southern California I would like to visit, cool gas pumps:

Alyn Edwards reminds us of BC custom car shows of the past, cool vintage pics:

Short article on the Portland Swap Meet:

What an Uber driver really makes:

1949 Ford Truck article for Rod:

Fiberfab 54 Corvette (Ever heard of one?):

Goodguys GRT 100 giveaway truck part 3:

Goodguys GRT 100 Ford truck (Includes a link to the other parts of the build):

Wild twin turbo Ford Maverick:

33 Ford Roadster captures Goodguys award:

Bill Vance chats about the 1914 Dodge and when a all steel car broke new ground:

Bill Vance chats about the MG race car:

New Hellephant to debut in 2020:

Low Tech spends a day at the drags with pics:

The real Little Red Wagon getting restored:

Barrett Jackson Palm Beach pics:

Charlotte Auto Fair pics:

Gallery of Nostalgia Nitro March meet:

Four different power steering boxes tested:

How to choose the right Torque Convertor for your Chevy:

How to custom tune a Holley Vacuum secondary carb:

1969 Mustang floor pan replacement:

Prepping a coyote crate engine for a mustang swap:

The Triumph Spitfire story:

The Hot Rod Story Drag Racing (Vintage stuff):

1961 Chevy Impala Dan Gurney’s American Export:

Ultimate Factories Camaro plant tour:

I’ve posted a few pics I took at the Lethbridge Swap meet here:

Thanks to the Southern Alberta Antique & Classic Auto Club for putting the Lethbridge Swap meet on,
A small review of the swap meet can be found here:

Shop Tours:
Classic Car Studio (Speed is the new Black on TV) shop tour (Wow, what a huge shop!):

Note: Some links may expire over time.

Cheers, Darryl

Stuff from D. April 8th, 2019

Mini Countryman Racer for Martin:

Couple die while trying to reverse collector car into protective bag cover:

Oddball kustoms Diesel powered road runner:

Mercury and Cadillac convertibles bought after a bar conversation:

1960 Chevy El Camino from Airdrie, AB:

A new UK home built with a garage too small for a regular car:

Setting up your home garage tips:

Hell Cat Redeye engine for Brad in Calgary:

Someone wants to build the Brubaker Box again:

Super Chevy Show and Memphis swap meet pics:

Boston World of Wheels pics:

Carlisle Autofest Corvettes show pics:

Meguiars Del Mar Nationals pics:

The Goodguys GRT 100 truck build part 3:

All American get together, looks like a great family event:

Vintage tractor auction for Tom in Calgary:

1940 Buick crowned Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the year:

Big Doer has posted their pics and story on Frostbite Hotrods in Calgary here(Scroll down in each link for all the pics):

Hot Wheels Legends tour for Dwight:

The drive home 4 winds from Houston to Detroit:

A fuel altered dragster hangs on this bar wall (Cool):

The Bill Mitchell 1956x Buick Century emerges from an eight year restoration:

Photo gallery of 50th anniversary NHRA Gator Nationals:

Alan Mest has an awesome car collection, check out the pics:

Road trip tools and where to buy them:

Bob Bondurants school of high performance driving saved by private investment group, a lot of the staff are staying put:

1959 Buicks were popular designs, cool vintage pics:

Nitromethane story part 1 and 2:

A classic Mini with a VTEC motor swap:


Lambo driver crashes into brick wall:

Factory five owner talks about building them and his experiences:

1962 Lincoln Continental: Executive Demo version for Rob in Victoria:

Engine blueprinting tips part 1:

Installing a shift improvement kit in a Ford C6 automatic:

Professor Hammer talks about seam sealers:

Professor Hammer talks about Metallurgy, Hammers, and Dollies(No not barbies):

Plugging old spotlight holes:

Note: Some links may expire over time.
Cheers, Darryl.

Red Deer May Swap Meet 2019

The CAVAC (Central Alberta Vintage Auto Club) Swap Meet is this weekend!
Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th.

Details in the poster below:


The Red Deer Advocate posted this story about the swap meet:

Here’s a link to pictures I took last year at the swap meet, wish I was going this year:

Pictures from other years Red Deer Swap meets I’ve attended are here:

Cheers, Darryl.