Coastal Swap Meet May 22 – 23, 2020

The Coastal Swap Meet held at the Abbotsford Tradex Convention Centre is
Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd for 2020.

Full details are available on their website here:

To see pics from the Coastal Swap Meets I’ve attended here:

Stuff from D. January 26th, 2020

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Larry’s Plymouth Fury

Car links that I find interesting.
Note: Some links may expire over time.

Bob Jensen photograph (Thanks Todd):

Al Capones armoured 1928 Cadillac is for sale:

Canadian cars cleanup at Barrett Jackson sale:

Scenes from the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show:

Homebuilt to race 1960 Corvette:

Tommy Ivo, Actor/Racer/Showman:

1956 Pontiac Star Chief:

1976 GMC Indy 500 Pace truck:

1958 Corvette, resurrected treasure:

Bill Vance chats about the classy Cord:

Bill Vance chats about the rear engined racers that led the evolution at Indy:

1971 Cuda with a Hemi:

Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Widebody a retro powerhouse:

3 ethusiasts 3 classics and 3 stories:

Enter the mind of Big Daddy Roth:

The highs and lows of Chevrolets legendary rat motor:

Cool car and motorcycle art made from garage debris:

Scottsdale auction week 101:

The Hershey tradition:

A brief history of Hot Rodding:

1941 Willys coupe with 871 blower:

Grand National Roadster show 2020 behind the scenes pics:

32 Ford, that’s a lot of diamond plate:

Old Desoto dealership for Paul M.:

Bondo repair tips (Lots of extra comments after article):

1967 C10 TCI rear suspension install:

Automatic transmission control modules buyers guide for classic cars:

Lincoln V-12 Lucite Steering Wheel transformation:

5 minutes with Cruz Pedregon:

Northwest Deuce Days coverage from My Classic Car TV:

Peek inside the Honda History with museum tour:

Inside the all new 1955 Chevrolet:

Tony Stewart shows off his car collection:

Tom Fritz Automotive artist:

For Sale:
Classic Car Studio has 66 Chevy Nova for sale:

Cheers, Darryl.

Parksville Swap Meet Sunday May 24 2020

The Nanaimo Chapter of the
Vintage Car Club of Canada are holding their Swap Meet on
Sunday May 24, 2020

The Swap meet is being held again at
Arbutus Meadows Showpark
1515 Island Hwy E, Nanoose Bay, BC
Just south of Parksville in Nanoose.
Further details can be found on their website here:

The hours will be from 8am –  2pm

Go here to check out pics from previous Parksville Swap Meets I’ve attended to get you in the mood:

Stuff from D. January 12th, 2020

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Cool Hook and Rug Camaro spotted at a swap meet.

Car links that I find interesting.
Note: Some links may expire over time.

Pat Ganahl gives us his take on the shutdown of all the car magazines:

The Chrysler Car Club of South Australia posts of their “Torqueback” magazine online here (I like the comics):

British mans Matchbox car collection sells for over $500K:

Sean Keirnan talks about his decision to sell the Bullitt Mustang his dad bought years (Cool pic of letter from Steve M. trying to buy it back):

Mustang from Bullitt movie sells for $3.4 million US($4.85 million CAN):

Former owner of Bullitt Mustang will use some of the money to build another 1968 Mustang 390:

1958 Plymouth Fury from Christine movie going across the block:

Auction listing for Christine car from Mecum:

Right hand drive cars becoming more popular:

1959 Austin Healey with an LS motor swap:

Voting open for Speedway Motors 2019 Homebuilt heaven:

1958 Edsel Roundup wagon:

Bill Vance chats about the Citroen Deux Chevaux:

1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible:

Willy Williamson chats about a memory with his dad:

Is your classic car properly insured/?:

Three Woody wagons going across the block including a 1953 Buick for Rob R.:

Why farmers are going back to old school tractors instead of the new computerized ones (For Tom and Byron):

Mud bogging 69 Camaro:

A story about a favorite steering wheel:

AMC Javelin values are rock steady:

Two Corvette Engineers get busted for street racing with C8 corvettes:

Pics of some cool Roadside eateries and Gas Stations:

Firestone Service station pics (Cool pic of all the cars in for service):

Dumping dollars down the crankcase story with some vintage pics:

Red’s Headers is set up for business:

LS based V-16:

American Graffiti museum is here:

RIP Jack Costella benneville 300mph club member:

Secrets of the Chevy powerglide from 1950-1973:

Electric 1949 Hudson built by ICON:

1994 Pontiac Firdbird Trans Am rescue for Rod:

Story and pics on Ken Lingenfelter’s love of Corvettes:

Batmobile article for Mike B.:

Plowing snow on the ice with a tractor, What could go wrong…:

Handy engine tips/hints/procedures from Jeff Smith:

Dog and Wedge tools for Fabricators:

Special Car Store video from The Love Ride, After a few years on hiatus, the famous Love Ride has returned celebrating a new Harley-Davidson dealership seems like a particularly good reason – especially when the new owner is Robert Patrick -former Terminator cop and current long-time Love Ride Alumni.

Special Car Store captured the highlights of the 2019 show condensed to a couple of minutes.

Special Car Store video from Art Center Car Classic 2019:

Special Car Store video from Friends of Steve McQueen car show:

Chysler Airflow videos:

1924 T-bucket Traditional Hot Rod:

Canada D’eh Car Show with Jelly Bean Autocrafters & Customs coverage:

The 2020 Harrison’s Auto Event List for B.C. and N.W. Washington is posted already here:

For Sale:
1984 Pontiac Firebird somewhat customized for sale:

Cheers, Darryl.

Lethbridge Swap Meet Sat. Feb. 15th, 2020

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Here is a link to pictures I have taken at Lethbridge Swap Meets in the past to get you in the mood:

Here is the swap meet flyer details from the
Southern Alberta Antique and Classic Auto Club



Saturday, February 15, 2020

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lethbridge Exhibition Park

(3401 – Parkside Drive South)

         SWAP STALLS – $40.00

           CAR STALLS  – $55.00

           Trailer Stalls – $60.00

Automotive Parts, Antiques, & Collectibles


Mike Yakubowski (403) 381-6971 or 382-7066


Gate Admission : $5.00 Per Person (CASH ONLY), Under 16 Free

Link to the Southern Alberta Antique and Classic Auto Club information on the Early Bird Swap Meet:

Lethbridge Exhibition Park details on the Early Bird Swap Meet:

Hope to see you there!


Calgary World of Wheels Feb. 21st – 23rd, 2020

The Calgary World of Wheels is

coming up soon!

Friday – Sunday

Feb. 21st – 23rd, 2020

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Wicked Mopar from the IVR booth last year.

All the details for the show can be found here:

Discount tickets available at Auto Value Auto Parts.

Go here to check out pics from previous years

World of Wheels I have attended here:

Hope to see you there!

Stuff from D. January 5th, 2020

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Car links that I find interesting.
Note: Some links may expire over time.

A few pics from the Parksville Swap Meet held on June. 2nd, 2019:

Lordco opens first store in Calgary:

Goodguys grand prize 1967 Nova is ready for the road:

Goodguys 2020 event season overview and a few pics:

Jeff Ludwig’s Mild custom 1955 Chevy:

One on one interview with Russo and Steeles Drew Alcazar:

Amtrak auto train to get your car Up or down the East Coast (I like the Sunbeam):

The Classic Car Studio built 1955 Nomad is going across the block in January:

On the Ford v Ferrari set with stunt driver and pit stop artist Jeff Milburn:

Ridler winning Cadillac/Nomad heading to auction:

Nash Metropolitan with a mighty motor:

1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster low rider style:

Fully engraved 1958 Impala from Japan:

Six ways to keep your project moving forward:

Primer and Paint basics:

Selecting the correct axle package with Moser Engineering:

Volkswagen sends off the beetle with a touching tribute:

Shop talk with builder Alan Johnson:

1973 Ford Maverick drag car:

For Sale:

1967 Ford GT40 that was featured on Chasing Classic cars for sale for just under 2 million:

That’s a sad 1972 Ford Mustang going up for salvage auction:

Cheers, Darryl.