Stuff from D. March 29th, 2020


To the Bat Chopper, Robin!

Car links I found this week. Note: Some links will expire over time.

Pics from my trip to the Buck’s Junk Yard in Calgary, Ab are now up:

Pics from my trip to the Where on Earth…Did You Get That? Antique Mall in
Airdrie, Ab are now up:

Chevy Corvair fans plan protest rally at Ralph Naders Museum:

Canadian Boomer wants to gift a rare Mercury Muscle car to young enthusiast:

Calgary Helicopter Pilot rebuilds 1970 Datsun 510:

Ron Michels, 1970 Dodge Dart:

1970s Top Fuel pics and story (Thanks to the author and photographer, Vancouver Island local Larry Pfister):

The Malaise era, Hoopties and small cars (Some vintage pics from the 70s)

Larry Barbiers, Model A Hot Rod:

1969 Super Bee Hardtop from Winnipeg for the Mopar fans:

Goodwood Festival of speed 2020 is postponed, some cool pics in the article:

1949 – 1954 Pontiac Chieftain are an accessible gem:

Volkswagen E-Bulli concept van:

Ferrari 250 GT down to bare metal:

Honda introduces the Hunter Cub CT125 trail motorcycle (I want one):

Online stores for old car parts:

Some cool pics from the Detroit Autorama 2020:

The crazy cool cars at Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair 2020:

Were there really Studebaker touring cars on the rubicon trail in the 1920s for Brian:

Swap meet group run down on who buys what:

The newfound joys of owning and driving a 1958 De Soto for Paul M:

1954 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe info. Great pics:

Gioacchino Columbo, the man behind Ferrari’s famed V12:

1971 Formula Firebird article for Mike in Calgary:

How the first generation Chevy Camaro design came to be:

Great story and pics on Briggs Cunningham, the man that tried to build an American Ferrari:

Progress on Marty Martinos Lincoln Futura replica for Dwight and Mike B.:

Custom 1940 Ford pickup built in the UK:

Road trip to pickup a 1966 Chevelle. Nice paint:

Rebuilding a 1933 Ford Roadster Show car to show status again 15 years later:

Viva Las Vegas archive photos:

Porsche collector that also drives Harleys with shop pics:

1963 Nova Wagon garage build:

Rosie the Riveter story:

Hooked on Vettes, Private Corvette collection:

5 minutes with Brad Fanshaw:

Jitney Jake Jacobs:

Vintage Land speed racing footage:

Take a virtual tour of the Petersen Automotive museums vault:

Another car show is premiering on Monday night. Driven (Mad Mike and Galpin Auto Sports):

How to use an engine rebuild on a Honda XR250R to teach engine assembly:

New sports car chassis addresses roadblock to getting old sport specials back on the track:

Celebrate Chevrolets power packed small block for Dave S:

Chevy Small block history for Dave S:

Why it is easier to rebuild a First Gen Camaro today:

Summary of Camaro motors in first gen cars:

Z28 Camaro brochure was a page turner:

1994 Ford Mustang Cobra Indy Pace car buyers guide:

Difference between cross plane and flat plane cranks:

How to check piston to valve clearance:

Should you reuse head bolts:

Hot Rod magazine editor replaces two barrel carb with a four barrel in his home garage:

How to blend a Tri Five Chevy with an all new chassis:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. March 22nd, 2020

Car related links I find on the web. Note: Some links may expire over time.

Remembering the days when the drive in theatre was king:

One on one with Gary Bennett of Leake Auction company (You may remember him from the Barrett Jackson auctions):

The Damon Hypersport, a Canadian made electric motor bike:

1950 Meteor Woodie Wagon from Nanaimo, BC:

Some cars from the 2020 Toronto Motorama Custom car expo (Note: event had to end a day early due to Covid-19):

Bondo repair fails:

Linda Vaughn, The first lady of racing (For Dan):

1957 Corvette wins 2019 Classic Instruments trophy dash:

1950 Chevy 3100 pickup (I like it!):

38 year quest, son restores dads 1967 VW Type 3 fastback:

Bill Vance chats about the Buick Wildcat:

Forgotten Fiberglass cars:

Bollinger Motors patent pending 180kwh EV chassis:

Volkswagen Microbus classic EV conversion:

1960 Chysler 300D convertible:

1966 Pontiac Grand Prix highlights:

Once buried Cord 810 lives on:

Corvair build, smoothing out bodywork with filler:

Ryan Ford’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport:

Skate board art show:

Jeff El Jefe Roberts, Custom pinstriper for Low riders:

Sean Smith builds a brand on muscle car concepts:

The IWC racing team takes a Mercedes Gull Wing winter driving:

Larry Dixons 10 second LT4 powered 66 Nova:—larry-dixons-10-second-lt4-powered-66-nova-.html

Read issues of Good Guys, Good Times Gazette on line here:

Garage Tours:
John Leggo has a cool car collection and quite the shop:

1998 Toyota Tacoma truck being built in a home garage in Japan:

Flexible interior paint:

Setting up an electronic transmission controller:

Fly-Through “Classic Auto Mall” (Put your seatbelt on) (Thanks Brian M.):

9 cars with Extreme Big Engines (Crank the sound) (Thanks Dave R.):

Barn Find Hunter 23 dust covered hours:

Why I drive, All 30 episodes:

My name is Caroll Shelby and performance is my business video:

Creating the 1956 Chevrolet:

Country video with lots of car stuff in the background:

For Sale:
House near Gull Lake, AB with a large shop for sale:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. March 15th, 2020

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Car related links I find on the web. Note: Some links may expire over time.
If you like what you are reading throw a tip in the tip jar. Thanks, Darryl.

Saanich Swap Meet pics from 2019 are now online here:

Amsoil “The First in Synthetics” has a new website for Canada:

Powell Brewery has cool beer for car guys (Jeff Norwell did the artwork on the cans):

Calgary Race Circuit designed by Hermann Tilke to open this summer in Carstairs, AB:

Camaro crashes into fountain in Nanaimo:

1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville for Dwight:

Chicago World of Wheels pics:

1994 Chevy S10 customized with matching Boler trailer:

The “Flying Mustang” Ford GT350R going up for auction:

Fifty years ago Don Garlits starting sketching his ideas for a rear engine dragster:

Barn find 1968 Shelby GT500 for 70K:

1934 Chevrolet Master Sedan from Alberta:

Cool clean and classy 1932 Ford Roadster:

2020 Muscle Machine of the year competition:

1959 Chevy Apache:

1976 Ford Courier pickup:

91 -96 Acura NSX article (I like the exploded picture):

Vintage Bugbite boat is cool:

Pics from the 2020 Salem Roadster Show:

1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am story:

1937 Hudson Terraplane:

Road Tour Amelia Island got a little warm this year:

Significant hot rods on display at Detroit Autorama:

Detroit Autorama pics from Bring a Trailer:

1967 Dodge Coronet RT done by Bitchin Rides:

A guy imagines a Sunday drive in his 1969 Torero Hot Wheel:

Shop tours:
Designer Street Rods:

Behind the scenes at CPP:

Judging By the Looks of Things (& sounds & feels & smells) – Chief Class Judge Matt Stone distills decades of study & first class experience to focus on the incredible level of detail that goes into fielding & judging an automobile.:

It takes a lot of inertia to keep any show running for over three decades and a big team to pull off big things. While it takes but one day a year to unleash the CI energy, it takes a team of workhorses a year to recharge the electric field.:

The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models story:

7 lesser known car movies you need to binge watch:

Garlits and Miles made history (There is a link to a video “NHRA”):

Gassers 5 RevFest 2018:

Van Nuys Blvd 1979 car movie:

Ferrari Formula 1 cars old video from the 60’s:

20 Tips and Tricks for your GM A-Body:

Hiding a master cylinder on a traditional hot rod:

How to lower your Model A:

How to find true top dead center:

How to diagnose a flattened cam lobe:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. March 8th, 2020


Hope you get a charge out of this weeks links.


Note: Some links may expire over time.

LG Speed and Kustom (Lee Grant) gets his shop truck in a model shoot:

A more detailed version of the model shoot can be found in the Feb/March issue of Boulevard Magazine (Lee gets mentioned on page 162):

Congrats to Jamie for having his Oldsmobile Starfire make the centerfold ad on Page 52/53 of the Seaside Magazine March 2020 issue:

1959 Chevrolet Biscayne brings back six decades of memories:

1963 Chevrolet Wagon wins top hot rod award:

More on the Detroit Autorama:

Bring a Trailer Classic Car auctions taking the Classic Car World by storm:

The mother of all road trips in a 1961 Impala:

1968 Chevy C10:

Homebuilt 32 Ford:

Homebuilt 68 Corvette:

1955 Chevy pickup:

Bill Vance chats about the Ford Skyliner hardtop convertible:

Behind the scenes at Mecum auctions:

Trash find 65 Corvette Fuelie:

Virgil Exner Jr. has one more sports car left in him and they might just build it:

Story on the Bricklin SV-1:

The evolution of the prewar Ford restoration business at Columbia Early Ford:

Vintage autos and military aircraft, yes please:

Good-bye Bristol Cars:

The Importance of ground in your circuit:

Shop Tours:
James Glickenhaus on cars, racing and the quest for Le Mans:

The Garages of Scottsdale:

San Tan Hot Rods:

The Rise and Fall of the VW Beetle (Thanks Brad A.):

Toy car rally racing is cool:

History on White Pearl:

Engineering the 1953 Ford:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. March 1st, 2020


Back home…


Note: Some links may expire over time.

RIP Clive Cussler, Author/Car Collector:

RIP Clive Cussler:

Garage Time story, I can relate:

Recap of the 2020 Retreat from Moscow Lemons rally with pics:

RIP William A Motta, Automotive Fine Artist:

John Bugas, the guy who cleaned Ford of its gangster element:

A VW GTI that took seven years and 140K:

Berry Farmer has bushel of 1956 Fords:

1970 Valiant Super Bee:

1966 Chevy Nova with a newer Camaro drive train (One of my favorites from the Calgary World of Wheels):

Allen Bergs racing career to be celebrated:

1932 Willys with its own trailer:

1960 Ford Starliner:

1971 Pontiac GTO with Roadster shop touch:

1940 Ford pickup:

1966 Chevy Nova packs a punch:

JJ’s C Plus gets some web fame:

Bill Vance chats about the Austin:

Bill Vance chats about the Studebaker Scotsman:

1970 Chevelle Convertible:

1926 Dodge Brothers Touring Car:

Honda S2000 repro parts:

Vending machine owner didn’t like the 46 Crosley:

Western Forge USA supplier for Sears Craftsman Tools and others closing:

Pics from the Volvo museum:

5 minutes with George Trosley:

Art Chrisman, Drag Racings do it all guy:

Garage built 1931 Model A five window coupe:

A look back at the GM proving grounds, cool vintage pics:

Vintage motorcyles with Clive Brown:


Do you know what might be inside your luxury car tires (I didn’t…):

More details on what’s inside those tires:

Tips for replacing leaky transaxle seal:

Keeping track of loose nuts and bolts, lots of comments too:

1968 – 1969 Buick GS guide:

Restoring a Triumph TR8 interior “How to test a marriage”:

Building a better Ford Boss 429:

Tuning a car on the dyno:

Project not going, maybe time to get it out of the garage:

How to install a starter (Don’t forget the shims):

Retorque head bolts after break in:

1940 Ford sheet metal repair:

Tech articles from On all cylinders site:

A carburetor does not suck fuel out:

Shop tours:
Rollingdale cycles:

Barry’s Speed Shop:

DJ Designs goes high tech for designing interiors:

Oldsmobile A body collector:

London car collector and his collection of Barris cars:


2001 VW Passat electric conversion, 10 years later:

Echo: Made in a shade – A hot rodder’s documentary:

Rad Rides by Troy TV series promo video:

John Deere collection (Thanks Maurice):

Jay Leno drives a 1966 Dodge Coronet Police Car:

James Hetfield collection at Peterson Auto musuem:

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback:

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. February 2nd, 2020


Shopping cart for farm kids.

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

Vancouver Island Farm Market overrun with water:

Chilliwacks iconic Pick a part pink car to stay where it is:

Why does it cost so much to fix a dent:

Porsche 914 sells for $1million:

Datsun 240Z sells for $300K (For Gary):

Trailer for latest fast and furious 9 film:

1953 Nash Ambassador Custom sedan from Calgary, AB:

Allen Bergs racing career to be celebrated:

1949 Hudson:

1956 Ford F100 pickup:

Bill Vance chats about the GM Motorhome that broke new RV ground (Thanks Rob):

James Hetfields car collection draws the crowds at Petersen exhibit:

Chicago area barn find chaser keeps forgotten marques alive:

Japenese Batmobile:

More pics from TROG 2019, The Race of Gentlemen (That would be a cool event to go to):

Stellar illuminated screwdriver story:

Used parts suppliers info from Hemmings:

1936 Willys pickup:

1963 Nova build:

Breaking in a rebuilt engine:

Drill bit hunt for hardened steel work:

Painting clearcoat 101:

Mountain climbing with JDM off roaders:

Ewy Rosqvist, the unexpected champion:

1964 Galaxie, From a Galaxie far far away:

History of Pontiac performance:

Cheers, Darryl.

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: