Stuff from D. September 14th, 2019

Random car related links from the web.
Note: Some links will expire over time.

Have you tried Canadian Parts supplier , “Parts Avatar” yet? They have free shipping on orders over $99 (Prices are less than most Auto parts stores) (Thanks Dave):

When you combine too many things on a trailer for Tom and Byron in Alberta:

Summit Classic Car Collection:

General Motors dream cars will highlight the 2019 Cobble Beach Concours Delegance:

1959 Bocar XP5:

2020 Pre-production Corvette gets new life as wall art for Detroit Hockey fans:

A Tucker 48 with a Truckermatic transmission:

The hassle of tracking down old car parts:

A low rider El Camino with a wild paint job for Dave S.:

1956 Pontiac Star Chief Ragtop that’s over the top:

Jeg Coughlin Jr. reflects on the early days of Jegs:

Fox Mustang that was sold to fund wife’s cancer treatment comes back with some additional help from Ford:

The Wavecrest Woodie Show for Daryl in Calgary:

Bill Vance chats about the Oldsmobile 442:

The Columbia Valley Classics Car Club – Radium Car Show is Saturday, September 21st. Details here:

Here’s an article about the Show put on by the Columbia Valley Classics car club:

Shop tours:
Young Calgarian has wrenched and fixed his motorcycles in various interesting locations:

Rutterz Rodz:

Artist Chris Labrooy has an interesting way of creating surreal auto art:

Here is a link to Chris’s site with more pics and the same video:

1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon restoration for Rob in Calgary and Vern in Victoria:

Here is a direct link to the Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon on Youtube:

Did you know how Bentley punches the holes in the leather when putting the leather on a new steering wheel (Brings new meaning to the term “Put a fork in it”):

1997 Dodge Viper GTS:

Cheers, Darryl.



Stuff from D. September 8th, 2019

Random car related links from the web.
Note: Some links will expire over time.

Very cool NOS Chevy display at the Las Vegas Super Show:

Pics from Goodguys Colorado Nationals:

More pics from Colorado Nationals:

Lowrider cruise night in Toronto, Canada:

Rick Boleas 1933 Ford Coupe

2019 Holley LS Fest East pics:

Jalopy Jam up photo gallery:

MMX is building a 800HP 7000rpm Dart:

1952 Dodge B3B Panel truck:

Bill Vance chats about the Ford Ranchero:

A 1948 Studebaker that spent 50 years on a second floor finally came down and is going to get some TLC:

Rusty Vega update:

The evolution of the art at Cadillac ranch:

Pebble beach encounter with a Bugatti owner/restorer:

Hennessey 2020 Mustang GT500 makes 1200hp:

Calgarian enjoys his 1953 Hudson Hornet:

Chris Hadfield chats about his 1955 Thunderbird:

VW teams up with Boutique shop to build electric beetles:

Electric Classic Cars UK website:

1948 Murray Pedal Flyer that’s over the top:

An Indo Canadian Jeep Club in BC:

Interview with Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer:

Mecum Auctions adds vintage guitars to its docket (For Mike in Ontario):

1965 Mustang Convertible is still owned by its original owner:

Replacing carpet in a C3 Corvette:

Installing Dakota digital HDX gauges in a 1969 Camaro:

New carpet install in a 1967 Camaro:

Corvette Windshield frame rust repair (That’s a lot of rust):

Professor Hammer talks about the use of Gibbs to inhibit rust on bare metal:

Shop Tours:
Precision Hot Rods:

The High River Car show is Sept. 29th(Details here):

The High River Swap meet is Sept. 28th:

The White Post Fall Swap Meet is Sept. 21st in Tappen, BC:

For Sale:
Sweet 1964 Chevy Nova wagon:

Owen Auto has this 1960 Triumph TR3A up for sale:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. September 1st, 2019

Random car related links from the web.
Note: Some links will expire over time.

Sad to hear the news about Jessi Combs. RIP:

A recent interview done with Jessi:

Millarville Vintage Motorcycle swap meet, Sept.8th:

61 Chevy Impala Bubble top:

Penny Poteets 36 Ford built by Pinkee’s Rod Shop:

Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals pics:

The big doer goes on the Settler, Alberta train ride:

Bill Vance chats about the Mazda RX-7:

The original Dragula dusted off:

The Auburn/Cord/Dusenberg museum:

Wheels up drag action:

How to install leak free glass in your tri-five Chevy:

Fitting a windshield and trim into your 1964 – 1966 GM truck:

How to paint a mopar engine the correct colour:

How a procharger LS drive system goes together:

How to 1967 Camaro dash and steering wheel makeover:

Rollcage building tips for your Chevy II:

How to build relays the right way:

Canamera Car Show video by Frontline Image(Thanks Les):

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. August 25th, 2019


Random car stuff I find on the web.

Note: Some links may expire over time.

Iron gate motor condos for car guys in Illinois (Thanks Martin):

India and its Electric Ricksaws:

Why owning and restoring classic cars is good for your mental health:

Bentley takes home best of show at Pebble Beach:

1939 Type 64 car built by Ferdinand Porsche didn’t sell due to misunderstanding:

Another article about the Type 64:

Galaxie 500 XL put Ford on the racing map from Winnipeg:

West Coast Nationals pics:

A guide to tri-five chevy parts:

Scott Hawleys 1932 Ford Coupe built by Roy Brizio Street Rods:

Grundy Insurance Great American Nationals:

Hot Rods at Pebble Beach Concours Delegance:

Triumph TR3A rebuild part 5:

You can read the rest of the TR3A rebuild articles here:

An article about magazine car covers:

Hot Rod power tour day 3:

Read more 2019 Hot Rod Power tour articles here:

Mopars rotting away in a forest:

An LS motor in a Mopar for the Mopar guys:

1932 Roadster pickup built by Hollywood Hot Rods:

Professor Hammer talks about welding:

How to install a new AMD windshield in a Plymouth Scamp:

7 most common Spark plug wire questions answered by Taylor cable products:

Why plastic screwdriver handles sometimes smell (I have some excelite screwdrivers like that):

Shop Tours:
Hennessey Performance tour:

Speedway Motors tour:

69 Mercedes 280 SL gets a wash and detail after sitting in a garage for 37 years:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. August 18th, 2019

Some car related links for you:

It was cool to see our local car show mentioned in the local newspaper(Complete with video), they even snapped a pic of Colin’s car:

Crazy for Classic cars in Langford:

When one project turns into two:

In praise of the econobox, Annual Westiva festival:

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 really worth $135K:

1st pics from Grundy Great American Nationals:

Goodguys Hot Rod Week kicks off on Monday:

1931 Ford Roadster by Hilton Hot Rods:

Great Northwest Nationals pics:

Bill Vance chats about the VW vans craze:

Concours d’Lemons (My kind of show):

Jesada Technik Museum Part 1, The older stuff:

Jesada Technik Museum Part 2, The 60’s to 90s stuff:

Jesada Technik Museum Part 3, The micro cars:

Robert Tate talks about the 1948 Chevy Trucks, with some vintage ad art:

Pics from Roadkill nights drag race action, cool stuff:

Articles from Hot Rod magazine on the Bonneville salt flats racing:

More salt pics from Hagerty:

For Sale:
64 Buick Sport Wagon Vista Cruiser for Tony:

Professor Hammer Metalworking boot camp part 6, Hammer Forming:

Proper sheetmetal prep, the foundation to getting great paint:

Tailgate tricks, Installing LMC hidden latches:

Tractor Square Dancing for Bryon and Tom in Alberta:

Jay Lenos Garage videos:

Thunder Alley movie:

Car Crash, another vintage movie:

Vintage car radio repair for Rob R:

1908 Mors Gran Prix car:

Juan Ramirez and his 63 Impala:

Shop Tours:
Goolsby Customs shop tour:

Goolsby Customs site:

Note some links may expire over time.

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. August 11th

More car related links for you:)

The Electra Meccanica Solo you can’t buy in Canada:

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt and how it compares to 60s version:

Long lost Bentley recreated by original Coachbuilder:

1959 Oldsmobile Super 88:’s-olds-can-be-new-again.html

18th Great Northwest Nationals pics:

68 Chevy C10 pickup (Praise the Lowrd):

Article about the late Arlen Ness, “The King of Custom Motorcycles”:

Ron Meis has a cool 27T built by Kindig It Design:

Bill Vance chats about what set Saab apart from the rest:

Parts swapping at the Mopar Nats:

Krass and Bernie comic, Camaro vs GTO:

Build your own Rotisserie for $200 in materials:

Shop tours:
Behind the scenes at the Rick Lorenzen Muscle Car Museum:

Lions Drag Strip Museum Grand Opening with pics:


Pics from several shows in the Calgary area.(Thanks Brian):
Black Diamond
Rods N Restos

Alley Katz Kar Klub
Porcupine Hills Classic Cruisers club

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

Stuff from D. August 5th

Details on the Torque Masters Car show coming up August 11th:

Airdrie Summer Classic car show coming up August 10th:

Canamera Classic Car show coming up August 25th:

Porsche 912 powered by Tesla running gear:
A video about the same Porsche:

1928 Auburn Sedan has a lot of family history:

Nova Scotia man has owned his Model T Truck for 70 years:

The Motor Transport Museum is doing late night events:

John Martin has a drag inspired 1934 Ford Coupe:

Interview with Steve Stanford:

Pacific Northwest Nationals coverage:

Good Guys Friday night drags:

Bill Vance chats about the postwar Plymouth:

Interview with Amber Blonigan from GI Automotive:

1963 Corvair Monza spotted in a junk yard:

Nu Minis, Mini Truck Club pics:

Project Apollo update for Todd:

NSRA swapmeet pics:

Truck swapmeet pics from Street Rod Nationals:

10 toys from the good old days:

The Classic Car studio is busy working on some new projects:
34 Ford:
55 Chevy:
67 C10:
66 Chevelle:

Some Ford Model T, brochure art for Miles:

1950 Custom Mercury for Gary:

Artist turning out typewriters into creatures:

Man builds Texas sized Beetle:

George Foreman has a car collection:

Shop Tours:
Old Anvil Speed Shop tour:

Old Anvil Speed Shop website:

IOM Motor Museum:

Tools and Tips for metalwork:

Energy Suspension upgrade:

Quarter panel replacement for 1970 Plymouth GTX with video:

Metalworking boot camp part 5:

A simple homemade tool to repair a throttle cable end:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. May 27th, 2019

Island Detail and Color has some tips here:

Rockabilly Rev up story from Jil McIntosh:

53 Buick Roadmaster Riviera featured in Driving section:

Story about the BC Coastal Swap Meet (I missed it this year.):

Calgary 65 Ford Mustang was a former give away car:

2002 Firebird Trans Am:

Burned out 56 Chevy gets turned into a crusty Gasser:

Which Corvette was the best article:

Calgary couple baby photos with a supercharger go viral:

Goodguys events welcome air cooled VW to all events with pics:

Black Magic of engine build Keith Black:

1965 Volkswagen Beetle story:

Bill Vance chats about how an Ontario car company became GM Canada:

The rear engine revolution at Indy:

Replica vs Real (Cobra vs Kit Cobra):

50 years of Porsche 914:

Rutledge Wood to bring LS powered Porsche on Hot Rod Power Tour:

A cheap way to display your Hot Wheels:

Toy Tonka Jeep restoration (I like his dremel tool and the powder coating system):

1934 Ford Chassis getting built up:

Cool OEC motor bike ad on Greg Williams site for Mike in Ontario:

The full story from Greg Williams on Osborn Engineering here:

Mario Andretti feature profile:

Mario interview part 1:

Mario interview part 2:

Corvette powerglide transmission problem troubleshooting:

Shop tours:
Metal Union Speed shop open house:

Note: Some links may expire over time.

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. May 20th, 2019

Thunder in the Valley cancelled for 2019 in Port Alberni:

Victoria brothers are set for epic VW Bug adventure:

Hemi Cuda article, Thanks Dan:

Boat Launch Fail: Boat owner nearly run over by SUV after going back to boat to raise motor (Complete with video of the accident):

Two friends that have shared a rented garage for years get their cars ready for all British car show in Vancouver.
I used to go to the old Wilkinson’s store when I lived in Maple Ridge back in the 90s.:

1952 Suburban and 1948 Palace Royale trailer:

Interview with Bogi Lateiner from the TV show “All Girls Garage”:

Volkswagen classic sends off the beetle in style in Italys Mille Miglia:

1968 Ford Ranger F100, Nice truck!:

New Harley exhibit for Larry and Mike:

The Carmen Curls, The first all girls motor racing team:

Jalopyrama with pics:

40 Willys pickup for Paul B, Rod, G and Kevin U.:

El Camino that’s more than just metal:

The latest Matchbox cars are cooler than ever to Dwight:

Some cool 1:64 die cast cars:

59 Apache truck with an LS3 motor:–richard-espinosas-two-tone-59-apache-has-an-ls3-und.html

Tech Tips:
Traditional flames part 1:

Metal working boot camp part 1 with Ron Covell, hammers and dollies:

Metal working boot camp part 2 with Ron Covell, good stuff:

Walmart has a cool movie car commercial on TV, this one is longer than the one I saw locally:

Resurrecting Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters:

Ecto 1 Replica visits Fire Hall:

1953 Chevy 210, The Blue Ghost, Crank it!:

Shop tour:
Waterloo millwright enjoys his 1200 sq ft. shop space:

Have you checked out the builds pics on the Austin Speed Shop site, cool stuff:

Didsbury Car show pics, Thanks, Brian:

Cheers, Darryl

Stuff from D. May 13th, 2019

Large collection of 90s Chevys destroyed while on film set, very sad:

The Okotoks collector car auction is coming up May 24th and 25th, have your bidder’s paddle ready? I went years ago:

Car related stuff happening around BC this weekend:

1912 McLaughlin Buick owner talks about his car and its possible family connection:

1951 Mercury Monarch convertible:

Gruppe5 2002 BMW:

Design history of corvette wheels:

1926 Tall T coupe:

Tried and true two ten 57 Chevy for Byron, Todd, and Dave:

2019 Hot Rod of the year is a 36 Ford, Wild engine!:

Goodguys Nashville Nationals pic coverage:

Quail motorcycle gathering for Mike in Ontario:

General Motors EV1 was far ahead of its time:

RIP Custom car builder, Gary Howard:

Gary Howard Customs website, check out the pics of the cars he built:

Icons of rebel metal tell the story of Nascar:

66 Corvair restoration progress, When you have gone too far to turn back……:

1968 Dodge Charger designer story for Steve in Sidney:

2019 Lowrider Miami Super Show with pics:

Low Rider roll models Johnny Gonzalez:

Cuban Mercedes Gull Wing gets a trip to Italy in pieces and a full restoration, but a long time coming:

A 1941 Nash you could sleep in, cool vintage pics:

Land Rover evolution history article for Chris and Rob:

Some of George Barris creations are hidden in a collector’s garage England, cool pics:

Krass and Bernie getting famous 1972 Chevelle comic:

Cloud Museum, thanks, Dave S.:

Interview with Harvey Lopez Arizona painter:

How to apply rally stripes on a 68 Camaro:

For Sale:
Custom survivor radical 1957 Ford Seaburst for sale:

Rusty/Crusty 1936 Aston Martin Mark II looking for new owner:

A nice camper for my neighbor Bill:

Barn Find Mustang with NHL history, thanks, Jim:

Old race cars never die:

Low Bridge crashes never seem to get old:

Bob Hope’s 58 Cadillac, thanks, Dave R:

Note some links may expire over time…

Cheers, Darryl