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.

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.

Stuff from D. December 29th, 2019


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

Calgary iconic hardware shop “Ribtor” closing its doors:

Driving Home for Christmas stories from Norris McDonald:

Vancouver family and their 1948 Chrysler New Yorker (They are going on a driving trip towing a trailer):

RIP to Vancouvers Tevie Smith (I remember seeing his car at Duece days before):

Oscar Gamble’s 1932 Ford (I like the intake setup):

Tim Hughes’ 1931 Ford Victoria:

Bill Vance chats about the Aero Willys:

1990 Lincoln Continental Mk VII LSC coupe:

Interview with Jeff Dunham:

Ford Piquette Avenue plant pics and article for Miles:

Hot Rod powered by an electric motor and control system for Michel:

Mopars at MCACN 2019 pics:

Grand Prix reunion with all four Bugatti Type 59s:

Rusty Heaps gets back to work on his 1955 Morgan trying to undo fender metal work he has to redo:

Suspension upgrade for a 1968 Camaro:

How Snap-on Ratchets are made:

Russian finds a way to solve the issues with his Mercedes Benz in a creative way:

Get lost in the sound of a Ferrari P4 V12:

66 Chevy Truck Quad cab:

Man Made: Rust to Riches| Dream Car (Olds 88 El Camino for Dave):

Amilcar Pegase G36:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 22nd, 2019


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

The story behind Rust Valley Restorers:

Calgarian enjoys his 1973 International Travelall with LS power installed by Highwood Rod & Custom in Calgary:

Driver ticketed for towing 53 foot semi trailer with Chevy Silverado and homemade hitch:

Rich Staph’s Gold 32 Ford 5 window:

Rod Powell “Keeper of the Flames”:

Bondurant Performance Driving school reborn under new management and doing well:

Bill Vance chats about the Peoples car the VW beetle:

Do you remember the “Midgetoy” cars:

The Oldsmobile Starfire article for Jamie:

100 years of Bentley:

When you fix things that aren’t broke:

When you heal someone and they let you pick which Ferrari you would like:

Comics by Marty Davis:

Dec 2019 Pomona Swap Meet summary with some pics:

Building a Mustang V8 K Code engine on your dining room table:

How Fred Hudson designed a predictor-ified Packard that never came to pass (Great auto art):

Father/son 1979 Nova project:

Behind the scenes pics from the 2019 Chantilly Concours:

Custom Hot Rod Legos builds:

1966 Chevy Nova L79 from the MCACN show:

1969 Plymouth Road Runner from the MCACN show:

Outlaws, Race Engines, and Top rides from 2019 PRI show:

Car lifts article:

Robert Tate shares some vintage Christmas automotive art:

Automotive Fasteners and Hardware 101:

Mounting affordable LS engine swap radiator fan assembly:

10 Auto Body repair tools for DIY paint jobs:

How to repair and re weld a quarter panel:

For Sale:
1964 GTO for Paul B:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 15th, 2019


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

The life and death of Lowrider magazine:

Ford’s 1966 Ford Le Mans effort nearly failed due to a simple fishing line that was missing (Interesting story I haven’t heard before):

Another story about Windy’s old Peel P50, man I miss that guy:

The holy grail of classic Corvettes came with the Christmas tree:

An Albertan enjoys his 1969 Subaru Sambar:

1932 Ford by Streamline Custom Designs:

Streamline Custom Designs web site:

Goodguys 1967 Giveaway Nova Part 3, Interior assembly and final details:

Bill Vance chats about the Canadian only Monarch:

1964 Chevrolet C10 pickup from Manitoba:

Packard landmarks that are miles apart:

Pontaic Ram air GTOs through the years for the GTO guys:

The Dodge Rampage, A little truck with a big heart:

Ford v Ferrari movie cars found in southern california:

Project Chevelle Part 12:

Precision Hot Rods begins build of 2020 Road Tour 1934 Ford:

Searching for muscle car clues with car judges at MCACN car show:

Jim’s Garage gets in early at PRI to get us some great shots:

Shop Tours:
Inside Fleece Performance Engineering’s new 70,000 square foot facility:

Sewn Tight Custom Interiors tips on organizing your garage:

Hot Wheels stop motion for Dwight:

A golf cart and a landspeeder meet:

Scott Flying Squirrel motorcycle:

The 5 parts that will leave you stranded:

Learning the hard way is an expensive education:

How to replace your window regulator in your vintage Mustang:

How to work with metal and build anything with Ron Covell “Professor Hammer”:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 8th, 2019

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Car links that I find interesting.

Note: Some links may expire over time.

Ten publishing shuttering 19 print magazines (Sad news about all your favorite car magazines):

Marv’s Soda shop in Black Diamond is struggling with lack of business:

Wine Country Racing seeking 10 year lease in Okanagan:

Wine Country Racing wraps up another season of drag racing:

Meet the Mexico city family keeping beetlemania alive:

1966 Ford Le Mans effort nearly failed due to a simple finishing line:

5 Electric vehicles that look old school but are all new:

Greenhouse full of rare Jaguars found in England:

Lethbridge professor re-imaging his classic Swedish coupe 1966 Volvo 122 with modern day engine and running gear:

Did Lindbergh own this Stutz?:

1963 Impala wagon is one sweet Cali Cruiser:

27T Roadster:

1969 Ford Ranger F100, in black of course:

The Big Doer goes for a walk on 17th ave se in Calgary, AB:

Bill Vance chats about the Plymouth Prowler:

The Plymouth Barracuda: The first Fish Car:

Images from the Packard Assembly line for Chuck:

Studebaker-Mercedes Sales and Service pics for Brian:

2019 Mooneyes Custom Hot Rod Show in Japan:

Chuck Hanson talks about the rear suspension work on a 69 Camaro project he is doing:

A guys cycle of life turns back to Motorbikes:

Pennsylvania College of Technology is teaching Automotive Restoration:

Sounds like the Automotive Restoration program mentioned above is changing for 2021:

Gilmore Car Museum part 1:

Gilmore Car Museum part 2:

Gimore Car Museum web site:

2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Barn Finds and Hidden gems:

More fitment fundementals on the 1955 Chevy Truck build:

How to convert a small block Chevy to coil near plug ignition:

Windlace tech for the interior

Shop tours:
Divers street rods tour:

Divers Street Rods website:

Drivers Street Rods also runs Notchead, they sell some cool stuff:

Ontario garage that specialises in Deloreans:

Wells Auto Delorean garage website:

For Sale:
Nice Garage space with house for sale in Washington:

1954 Taylor Aerocar (Flying car) goes across the block at upcoming Barrett Jackson auction:

Barris built 1955 Chevy Aztec going up for auction:

MGA classic car christmas film from Hagerty:

Documentary film on Jaguar restorer Stew Jones:

Jay Leno interview from 2019 Sema show:

Dennis Gage goes for a ride in a Munsters Koach:

2002 Ducati 998 Boomerang motorbike:

No Time to Die (James Bond) preview:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. December 1st, 2019

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

Calgary University student has a 1966 Meredes Benz 200D sedan that belonged to his grandfather:

Hot Rodding book tells the history of Vancouver Hot Rodders:

Thor Custom truck build:

4000 HP Thor Custom truck sells for $12 million in Saudi Arabia:

1969 Ford Ranger F100:

Fred Offenhauser, The King of Indy Powerplants:

64 1/2 Mustang that’s been in the family for 40+ years:

Bill Vance chats about the Ford N-series tractor and how it changed farming:

1974 Charger SE from Winnipeg (Cool first car):

How Packard could of doomed Chrysler Corporation:

Automotive paradise is Germany’s Klassikstadt Museum/Dealership garage:

1963 – 1969 Volvo 122 Amazon Wagon remains a solid buy:

1966 Dodge Coronet 500 story for Todd:

Micro Machines are making a comeback for 2020:

Spindizzies: Nitro-fueled tether cars are still collectible:

Southwest Chevrolet displaying the all new 1949 models:

Marathon, Sunoco, and No name filling stations pics:

Drag Racing safety story:

How Buick, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac sold their first compacts:

Gallery of Depression era car ads:

Best Chevy Design award winners from SEMA:

Cool welded art by Cold Hard Art:

1942 Plymouth Auto art:

Aussie Hot Rod Salt Racer Build part 1:

Shop tours:
Body by Moal (Moal Coachbuilders):

Nostalgia Street Rods in Vegas has an expensive car collection:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. November 24th, 2019

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

Some not so kind words about Ford v Ferrari movie characters it was based on:

My Star Collector Car editor responds to above linked story about Ford v Ferrari movie:

The Mayor of Montreal rode in a steam powered car 120 years ago:

Ken Block does some truck driving in China:

1965 Dodge Dart article:

1975 Javelin street machine for Regan in Alberta:

5 minutes with Dave Kindig:

Scott Fraser wins autocrosser of the year:

Sheriffs department gets a newly restored vintage cruiser:

61 Chevy Impala owner attends all 18 Goodguys shows this year:

Lemay museum salutes Saleen with a year long exhibit:

Bill Vance chats about the Cadiallac Seville from the late 70s:

Younger generation involved in the car hobby:

Model A debate, Preserve or modify?:

Dodge unveils 50th anniversary edition Challengers:

Some cool art for never built vehicles:

Cars that just wouldn’t stay away even after they sold:

Metal shop class building one of Virgil Exner concept car 75 years later:

Confessions of an elderly mechanic (Great story on a car guy still wrenching in his 80s):

Saudi Arabia has gearheads too:

Cars and Coffee in Saudi Arabia(See the Tim Hortons coffee cup):

Sneak peak pics from Muscle car and Corvette Nationals:

Top five Chevy Model kits of all time:

Ford is bringing back the F150 Harley Davidson edition:

1965 Dodge Coronet 500 with one rare mystery option:

1967 Dodge Coronet RT built by Dave Kindig’s team:

1960 Corvette rides on hand made high tech tube chassis:

Electric VW Type 2 Bus:

Junkyard Digs videos on YouTube:

1964 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Viola that gets driven (Be warned Dave, she drives it in the rain…):

Hot Rod hibernation winterizing tips:

Replacing your battery cables:

Safe winter storage tips:

Re-cover classic Mustang seats like a pro:

Fitment fundamentals:

Shop Tours:
Heavy duty mechanic by day, vintage bike restorer by night:

Shawn Davis talks about his LA car storage facility “Autotopia” and becoming a star on YouTube:

AutotopiaLA on YouTube:

French workshop where bodywork is still formed by hand and hammer(HH Services Carrosserie):

Cheers, Darryl.
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Stuff from D. November 17th, 2019


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

Fords Mustang Mach E:

Morris Commercial Van with modern tech story:

Men drive custom 55 Chevy to California to honor late father/friend:

Gasser war years drag race story:

Maintenance for classic collector cars:

Sleepy Hollow Rod Run pics from the August Sunshine coast run:

Ford GT40 replica that starred in Ford v Ferrari movie heading to auction:

Cinema series based on Ford v Ferrari movie cars in the works:

The real story behind Ford v Ferrari:

1971 – 1974 Plymouth Satellites finally going up in value:

Volkspod Minibike pics are all over the net, here’s the story behind them (I have some extra fenders, hmmm):

Stutz Blackhawk review:

Renting classic cars via hagerty driveshare in the USA:

Trucks at SEMA:

Buick Regal Grand National story:

Speedway motors Southwest Nationals pics:

Bill Vance chats about the Jaguar D-type:

Brian Bass and his ’25 Roadster project:

Jay Leno’s Yenko Corvair:

Massive 6×6 camper rig spotted in a Target parking lot:×6-man-camper-rig

Massive Hot Wheels collection for sale (For Dwight):

Three convertibles stolen from goodguys parking lot:

Long term projects article:

T.V. Tommy had some wild dragsters in his day:

Miller Electric at SEMA:

Original Parts Group Inc at SEMA:

59 Impala at SEMA for Greg in Calgary:

Overhaulin is back for another season:

Roland Leong hangs out at the Drag Strip in England(Great pics):

Chris Holstrom talks about how he entered the car scene at young age:

1979 Pontiac Trans am rescue:

Jaguar XK120 restoration project is 50 years in the making:

Military collector story for Grant in Victoria:

One mans answer to space issues at home was to go down not up:

2005 Ford GT MK7 lapping Daytona

Wiring harness tips:

Chevy Pickup update from Hagerty (Don’t try this at home kids):

Why does body work and painting a car these days cost so much:

Fitment fundamentals:

Shaving cream can be used in head core holes to trap stray debris:

Parking brake cable removal on a Mustang:

How to choose piston rings and gap them correctly:

Three most important alignment adjustments to make:

Shop Tours:
Eddie’s Rod and Custom:

Website for Eddies Rod and Custom:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. November 10th, 2019


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

Alberta man killed in pre 1905 vintage car event in UK (Very sad news, RIP Ron):

London to Brighton car run pics:

Did you know you can read the Goodguys magazine free online:

Some vintage pics of the three corvette assembly plants:

Okotoks car buff gets tour of Jay Leno’s collection:

Electric GTS crate motor:

California tuner looses shop in fire:

Prototype Shelby Green Hornet mustang restored and unveiled at SEMA:

The great and not so great cars of SEMA:

Calgarian restores a 1963 VW notchback:

Both Ford and Chevy bring electric hot rods to SEMA:

Ringbrothers bring a Camaro and Mustang to SEMA:

Custom Dodge Challenger ready for SEMA gets stolen from Hotel parking lot and then recovered:

Goodguys SEMA gold award winners:

Hot Rod alley gallery of cars from SEMA:

Wild Chevys and Hot Rods from SEMA:

Goodguys display at SEMA:

Chip Foose Jaguar E-type at SEMA:

Cotati Cuda unveiled at SEMA for Dan:

Hot Wheels, awards Nash as their SEMA winner:

Jay Leno’s high HP 1968 Ford Bronco unveiled at SEMA:

Coker tire at SEMA:

Optima battery at SEMA:

Lokar at SEMA:

Dynamat at SEMA:

Custom autosound at SEMA:

Hot Rod magazine articles from SEMA:

Just a car guy SEMA coverage:

Goodguys Autumn get together (I like the vintage trailer):

Bill Vance chats about how Detroit Electric paved the way for todays EVs:

1958 Impala turns heads:

Barn find 70s trans ams:

Aston Martin teams up with ICON to built its first ever motorcycle:

Ferrari 330 P2 replica is sweet:

Ford vs Ferrari movie, go behind the scenes:

Ford opens up GT40 vault for Ford vs Ferrari movie:

Ford vs Ferrari movie review:

Father follows son into racing:

A used car lot from the past:

The secret car collection of Mercedes Benz:

Bill Lear tried to build an Indianapolis speedway in Reno to test his steam powered racer, great pics:

Desert Center cafe equipment, gas pumps and vehicles left outside go across the auction block:

Krass and Bernie adopting highway drag race comic:

A visit to the Classic Motor Hub in Bibury, check out the pics:

Jaguar is now selling the original tool kit again:

Eleanor Mustang to go across the auction block at Mecum:

19 lucky owners are going to get their Aston Martin DBZ cars soon:

Full restoration of a Honda N600 serial #1:

2020 Chassis and Suspension buyers guide:

Making custom plug wires with Accel Extreme 9000 leads:

Cheers, Darryl.