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Split Ray Feature Car

Split Ray Feature Car

It isn’t a Corvette! The 2017 Nashville Good Guys show featured one of my favorite custom Corvettes of all time. Unfortunately, or luckily depending on your position on custom Corvettes, this was not a Corvette at all! Confused? So was I for awhile when I first saw this Vette. It appeared to be a close […]

Feature Car: 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon

Feature Car: 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon

We recently spotted this ultra rare 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon at a car show in the Nashville area. It was incredible and I was totally enthralled with it. Although I was never able to meet up with the owner the following information was provided by the display board with the car. This 1952 Aston […]

Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

When I was a kid growing up in Iowa I had never heard of a Christmas Parade. I could not imagine wanting to go out in the cold winter air, stand around for hours to see a parade. Living in Southern California for many years introduced the concept to me and it made sense where […]

1967 Ford GT40 Mirage in Gulf Oil Livery

1967 Ford GT40 Mirage in Gulf Oil Livery

    We recently visited the Blackhawk Automotive Museum which has to be on any car enthusiasts list of things to do. One of my all time favorite race cars is the Ford GT40 Mirage in the Gulf Oil livery. This is #10001 the first of the Gulf Oil cars. The description that follows is […]

What are you working on? Rat Rod!

What are you working on? Rat Rod!

It is always interesting to hear what different readers are working on. We recently received an email and photos from Kevin Evans with a new twist on a man’s interest in cars and a good wife’s loving support. He gets a surprise 1931 Chevy sedan 4-door from his wife as a 30th birthday present and […]

Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt

It has been 50 years since the 1964 Ford Thunderbolt tore up the drag strips in America. Today it is one of the most recognized drag cars from the glory days of drag racing. However, in 1940 there was another Thunderbolt that was shocking the American automotive community. It was the Chrysler Thunderbolt! This Chrysler […]

1947 Norman Timbs Special

1947 Norman Timbs Special

This is one of those cars you just can’t stop looking at because it is just so darn strange, unusual and beautiful. We think of two seat sports cars as being small and usually having a short deck and long front end. We also think a mid-engine car should be exotic and made for high […]

Concept Cars at the Atlanta  Museum of  Art

Concept Cars at the Atlanta Museum of Art

Although we present this to you as a museum display it is really a temporary display that was housed at the Atlanta GA High Museum of  Art in early 2014. It was a memorable display of 17 concept cars ranging from personal “one offs” to GM Motorama Cars. (You can see more of our Museum Tours on […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 4

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 4

This is Part 4 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) The following is a portion of the story as reported in the April 1977 Winged Warriors Newsletter: “There are no speed […]

Rat Rod Rumble 2012

Rat Rod Rumble 2012

We have a lot of viewers who absolutely love Rat Rods and we have really not given them much to look at for a long time. Here is a video we came across that may keep some of you entertained until we can get back and get some of our photos and videos up.

1961 Corvette Fulie; the best one? For Sale!

1961 Corvette Fulie; the best one? For Sale!

If you grew up in the late 50s or early 60s and you were a car guy; there was one show you had to watch. It was Route 66 with that beautiful Corvette. Todd and Buzz seemed to have a perfect life for the young car geek. They were young men with the best possible car […]

Cruisin The Coast 2012

Cruisin The Coast 2012

We have yet to make it to Cruisin the Coast but have it on our Bucket List. Next year it is a priority. Luckly, our friends Steve and Nancy Whitaker from Ankeny Iowa make it a regular on their schecule and always furnish us with some great photos. Here are some of my pics from their 2012 […]

Life of Riley Hot Rot

Life of Riley Hot Rot

We have done several article lately on hot rods and rat rods and it suddenly came to me that many of our readers may not have any memories of the birth of hot rodding. There was a time when hot rodders and motorcycle riders were all believed to be hoodlums and dangerous. Those hot rods […]

Rat Rods; the book

Rat Rods; the book

Our Rat Rod Feature Posts and Pages are some of the most popular on the site. Although we have never built or owned one they do fascinate us and someday there will likely be one in the collection. Until then we will continue to admire the imagination and building skills of the owners who construct […]

Checkers Rat Rod

Checkers Rat Rod

Rat Rods are like ice cream they come in all flavors and sizes. I find them to be of interest to a wide varitety of car guys. Some are little more than heaps of rust relying on gravity to keep the bodies attached to the frame. Others have a strong sense of humor and are […]

Rat Rod Update

Rat Rod Update

We recently added some new images to our Rat Rod pages. You should check them out. If you have any Rat Rod or Barn Find images you would like to share on this web site with our viewers please email them to rfleener@comcast.net. Thank you.

Legendary Collector Cars TV; Episode 3 Chrysler Turbine Car

Legendary Collector Cars TV; Episode 3 Chrysler Turbine Car

This just happens to be one of my very favorite concept/prototype cars. I have now seen 3 of the remaining 9 that were saved out of a total production of 55. You can watch this Episode of Legendary Collector Cars TV for a quick overview of the car or you can visit our Feature Car […]

Project Cars Update

Project Cars Update

We have two Project Cars that have been getting neglected as of late. However, we are now back on both of them full speed and will have both on the road very soon. The first is our Gloriana Mustang. It is the 1967 Mustang that was featured in the Gloriana Music Video, How Far Do […]

Chrysler Turbine Car Video

Chrysler Turbine Car Video

  I remember this car from when I was a pimple faced teenager in love with cars and this was a dream machine. It was like nothing else out of Detroit. It was like the futuristic 50s show cars but this one drove and the public could drive it even if they couldn’t purchase one. […]

Good Guys Nashville 2011

Good Guys Nashville 2011

We just returned from the first day of the 2011 Good Guys Show in Music City, Nashville! We have over 50 photos from the first day, Friday posted on our Show page. We will be posting many time that over the next few days. These are only the very first photos to give you just […]

$150,000 Rat Rod Camaro

$150,000 Rat Rod Camaro

There is no question that the Rat Rod craze is strong and well. The idea of pulling out an old car, purchasing some old parts at a swap meet and building a unique street rod is very appealing. The idea is to express yourself, build a cool car for little money and make people smile […]

2011 Talladega Family Reunion Registration Due NOW!

2011 Talladega Family Reunion Registration Due NOW!

You have read here before about all the fun and knowledge sharing of the first Talladega Family Reunion. You have also read about the next Talladega Family Reunion on September 9 and 10 of 2011. What you haven’t read before is there is a deadline! YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE 2011 TALLADEGA FAMILY REUNION NO […]

Met Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee on the Freeway!

Met Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee on the Freeway!

This Post is based on a comment left by Dean Moore on our Bobby Darin DiDia 150 Feature Car Page. First, if you don’t know who Bobby Darin is shame on you, but that just means you didn’t grow up in the 50s/60s. Bobby Darin was a very special musical talent who died much to […]

Ford Talladega Family Reunion 2011; Including Mercury Spoiler & Spoiler II

Ford Talladega Family Reunion 2011; Including Mercury Spoiler & Spoiler II

It is time to once again to prepare for the 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion. No, this is not a bunch of redneck Alabama native family members getting together to drink moonshine; well maybe just a couple. If you are new to this site you should know we are really into the 1969 Ford brand […]

1954 Oldsmobile F88 GM Motorama Concept Car

1954 Oldsmobile F88 GM Motorama Concept Car

Before there was a Corvette in 1953 there was the GM Motorama show that toured the Country. It was full of the most beautiful Dream Cars ever collected. In 1954 it included concept sports cars from each of the GM brands, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, and this one from Oldsmobile. Each was similar in format […]

1969 Ford Talladega Prototype; Banjo Matthews Update

1969 Ford Talladega Prototype; Banjo Matthews Update

For sometime I have been telling you about the great work Jason Thompson and his father Clarence are doing with the restoration of the Banjo Matthews Ford Talladgea Prototypes. There is the red one that was done just in time for the 2010 Talladega Family Reunion. This car will soon be featured in Muscle Car […]

1969 Mustang Mach 1 Custom by Larry Payne

1969 Mustang Mach 1 Custom by Larry Payne

Very seldom do I walk into a car show and instantly fall in love with a car. Of course there are cars that I really like and those that I wish I could own but I am talking about the ones that you just can’t get enough of. Well, this 1969 Mustang owned and built […]

Old School Customs

Old School Customs

If you like the old school rides including Rat Rods you aren’t alone. However, if you weren’t there when these cars were cutting edge and not “Old School” this is your chance! There is a book you need to purchase; Old School Customs by Alan Mayes and published by MotorBooks. The book retails for $35 […]

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 or not?

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 or not?

You can see our complete, uptodate coverage of the search for infomation on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 at our Feature Car Factory Specials page. I recently received a phone call from Tommy Hussey regarding his white 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT that he purchased from the original owner. The owner swears the car had […]

1964 Ford Galaxie Lightweight; Larry Davis

1964 Ford Galaxie Lightweight; Larry Davis

We have shown you a lot of cars we saw at the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show but we have a couple of more you have to see. This one is the Larry Davis 1964 Ford Galaxie factory built Lightweight. There were only 50 built and this is one of the 25 built with a […]

1969 Camaro RS/Z28 Barn Find

1969 Camaro RS/Z28 Barn Find

When was the last time you saw a 1969 Camaro RS/Z28 in this shape? How about in a Major Car Show? When we first saw this car at the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show we knew we had to get some photos. After all this is one rare Camaro. It is a 1969 RS/Z28 with […]

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500

We have spent a lot of time researching and reporting on the 1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoilers but there is another Blue Oval car that continues to make us scratch our head. It is the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. Note, I didn’t say GT; it is a GT 500! The differences are small […]

Billy Chandler's 1955 Chevy by Detroit Speed

Billy Chandler’s 1955 Chevy by Detroit Speed

We spotted this remarkable 1955 Chevy at the Forge Show and fell instantly in love. Going to a car show and seeing a 55 Chevy is no surprise; there are lots of nice 55s out there. For one to catch your attention it has to not only be well built but also clean and different. […]

Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona Race Car

Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona Race Car

There are few race car drivers that I respect more than Bobby Allison and few race cars that make the juices flow like his number 22 1969 Dodge Dayton. When I heard the sound of that Hemi and looked up and saw the number 22 roar into the Convention Center at the 2010 Forge Muscle […]

Ford Talladega Banjo Matthews Prototype

Ford Talladega Banjo Matthews Prototype

Without question this was the standout car at the First Annual Ford Talladega Family Reunion held in conjunction with the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show. This car was restored by and is owned by Jason Thompson. Jason also owns the another unrestored Talladega prototype, a white Banjo Matthews car. Ford built this car on September […]

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Could this become a Rat Rod? If you are a regular visitor to our site you have probably guessed that we are partial to Muscle Cars but really like everything with 4 wheels. We own and drive: a Corvette ZO6, the first production 1969 Ford Talladega ever built, a 1965 Thunderbird Convertible, a 1959 El […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler; Overview

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler; Overview

If you have been following along for any time at all you know that the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport TN on Oct. 1 and 2 is going to be home of the First ever Ford Talladega Family Reunion. The “Family” consists of three 1969 Ford products. The first is the Ford Talladega, the […]

1969 Ford Talladega; Overview

1969 Ford Talladega; Overview

If you are going to the Forge Muscle Car Show on Oct. 1 and 2 in Kingsport, TN then you need to have a solid historical background on the Ford Talladega. The First Ever Talladega Family Reunion will be held in conjunction with the Forge Show and it will be an event you won’t want […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Overview

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Overview

As you know, the Ford Talladega Family Reunion being held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car show in Kingsport TN on Oct. 1 and 2 will feature two cars in addition to the Ford Talladega. One is the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and the other is the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II. The visual clues […]

1969 Ford Talladega Art Work

1969 Ford Talladega Art Work

The first ever Ford Talladega Family Reunion is coming up on October 1 and 2, 2010 at the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport, TN. You already know how rare the 1969 Ford Talladega is and what an important role it played in NASCAR history now you can have one for your very own! We […]

Smokey Yunick Hot Vapor Engine in Hot Rod Magazine

Smokey Yunick Hot Vapor Engine in Hot Rod Magazine

If you have been with us since the beginning you know that one of the first Feature Cars we introduced you to was the Smokey Yunick Hot Vapor Fiero and now it is back in Hot Rod Magazine. (You can even see our site listed as one of the “Sources” at the end of the […]

69 Ford Talladega Family Reunion: Benny Parsons ARCA Car

69 Ford Talladega Family Reunion: Benny Parsons ARCA Car

We are only three months away from the first ever 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion. It will be held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport, Tennessee on October 1 and 2, 2010. Because it is a “Family Reunion” the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars are also invited and will […]

1955 Ghia Giloa Coupe Concept Car

1955 Ghia Giloa Coupe Concept Car

This Ghia Giloa Coupe was designed for the 1955 Turin Motor Show in Italy. It is a striking design and foretold the design direction of many American cars later in the decade. Can you spot a De Soto or Chrysler from the late 50s visible in this view? If the design is not enough it […]

1964 Pontiac Banshee

1964 Pontiac Banshee

Pontiac was known as a performance car back in the day of Muscle Cars. In fact it seemed Pontiac was constantly flirting with manufacturing a two seat sports car. The problem was the Chevrolet insisted no one build a two seat sports car that might rival the Corvette. That didn’t stop Pontiac from playing with […]

1948 Norman Timbs Special

1948 Norman Timbs Special

By: Richard Fleener When you think of mid-engined cars you usually are thinking Lamborghini, Ferrari or some other exotic sports car. I doubt if you are thinking 1948 Norman Timbs Special. However, that is just what this streamlined beauty is. It is a hand formed all aluminum two seater with mid-engined Buick straight eight power. […]

250 MPH Street Machine

250 MPH Street Machine

You may have seen this car on our site before or on the pages of HOT ROD magazine but you have never seen it like this before. Owner Rick Stanton just completed a chassis dyno run with his Boss 429 Powered Ford Talladega and made some outstanding numbers. The car pulled 250 mph at 7,483 […]

GM Pontiac Firebird II Concept Car

GM Pontiac Firebird II Concept Car

In the 1950s it seems everyone was fascinated with Space Ships. They were on TV, movies, cartoons, comic book and car designs. The Big Three were trying to out do each other with there clear canopies over the driver’s compartment, tail fins and wild shapes. Turbine engines were also going to be the wave of […]

Richard Petty NASCAR King

Richard Petty NASCAR King

When you talk of the King around race folks most will know you mean Richard “The King” Petty. He won 200 NASCAR races and raced back when the racers bought their cars off the show room and hauled them to the track on a small car trailer behind a pickup much like a dirt track […]

Bobby Darin Di Dia 150

Bobby Darin Di Dia 150

Back in the 50s and 60s there were a couple of young Hollywood entertainers that were the stars of young America. Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee were on top. Bobby Darin was an extremely talented singer and Sandra Dee was on the big screen. At the time Hollywood was a meca for custom cars. It […]

GM LaSabre Concept Car of 1951

GM LaSabre Concept Car of 1951

Concept Cars from the Detroit Automakers have always been my biggest car related weakness. When I was a kid I could not wait for the annual big show in Des Moines where I could actually see hot rods, customs and the occasional concept car that had already been to the big shows and publicized in […]

1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Page

1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Page

There are a lot of articles on this site about the 1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler/Spoiler II. We love these cars and this year, for the first ever, a Talladega (and Mercury Spoiler II) Family Reunion will be held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car show. As a result we have added an new […]

Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega to appear at Forge Muscle Car Show

Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega to appear at Forge Muscle Car Show

The “Banjo Mathews Prototype Ford Talladega” will be at the Talladega Reunion in the Forge Muscle Car Show this coming October 1 and 2 in Kingsport, Tennessee. This is only one of the very rare Ford Talladegas that will be featured at this show. This car has been unseen for decades and is now undergoing […]

Ford Talladega Signature Car; Bill France prototype

Ford Talladega Signature Car; Bill France prototype

In 1969 Bill France was NASCAR and Ford was after the Manufacturers’ Championship. They had been working all winter on a super speedway killer car, one that would be aerodynamic and dominate the high banks of Daytona and the new Talladega track. Nine  Ford Talladega prototypes were built to test the cars potential. It was […]

Boss Nine Ford Talladega BURNOUT

Boss Nine Ford Talladega BURNOUT

We usually don’t get into posting Bunouts but we decided to make an exception to see what you think. Here is the same Ford Talladega that is posted on our Feature Car page doing a burnout.

Benny Parsons Boss 429 Talladega Tribute Car

This is a car that has been on the site in our Feature Car section for almost a year now but we just added some updated photos and information. This is one of the nicest and wildest 1969 Ford Talladega cars you will ever find. I won’t repeat the story you can visit our page […]

NASCAR Plymouth Supberbird, Ramo Stott

NASCAR Plymouth Supberbird, Ramo Stott

The Plymouth Superbird is a car you will never forget once you see it. If you ever saw it on the race track there was nothing like it…well, other than the Dodge Daytona! Even when it was on the smaller ovals out in the Midwest in 1970-71 it was a site to behold. Ramo Stott […]

Ford King Cobra and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; Ford Prototypes for NASCAR

Ford King Cobra and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; Ford Prototypes for NASCAR

If you ever wonder what might have been when it comes to cars from the factory; we just added two cars to our Feature Car pages that you will want to check out. The first is the 1970 Ford King Cobra. It is a wild and fast 1970 Ford Torino prototype that was to be […]

Rat Rod Photos

Rat Rod Photos

By: Richard Fleener Rat Rods continue to grow in popularity. They range from old beater 50’s machines in a combination of primer and rust to miscellaneous parts scavenged from a junk yard to make a vehicle for cheap. Others are highly engineered and mechanically advanced with suade paint jobs. Still others are pure rust buckets […]

Feature Car; 1967 Mustang Fastback GT 4-Speed

If you are into Mustangs, especially the 1967 vintage as we are, you have to check out our newest Feature Car. We spotted this beauty while touring the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum. It is a 1967 GT with a 4-speed and restored to concours quality. We have also posted a video of the car […]

1969 Ford Talladega Update

Since we purchased this Talladega, the first one off the assembly line, we have been driving and showing it in its slightly modified state. We like what the previous owner did to the car during its seven year restoration but it does not provide the true picture of what a new Talladega should look like. We […]

Vintage Racing Darlington Historical Racing Festival

Vintage Racing Darlington Historical Racing Festival

If you are tired of the same old NASCAR boring all look alike cars it is time for you to go to a Vintage Racing event. If you are new to NASCAR or IRL or any other form of motor sport you need to take in a vintage racing event. Doesn’t matter if it is […]

Paul Tracy Rat Rod Update

Paul Tracy Rat Rod Update

Indy Car Racer Paul Tracy continues to update is Radical Rat Rod. You can see the most recent modifications by simply Clicking Here. If you think PT hasn’t got some other toys to play with outside of the race cars, think again. How about this?

Like Rat Rods?

Like Rat Rods?

If you like Rat Rods we just added another Rat Rod in our Feature Car page as well as added an entirely new Rat Rod Page for nothing but Rat Rods. Check them out. The Rat Rod Page will be updated every time we find some new Rat Rods we like. We still have a […]

Top Ten Collector Cars; Fantasy Car Collecting

Top Ten Collector Cars; Fantasy Car Collecting

Fantasy Car Collecting I have recently visited a number of museums and private car collections and the thought crossed my mind; “If I had the money what would I buy?” It is a very difficult answer because so much depends on how much money you have and what you want to do with the cars. […]

1956 Chrysler by Rad Rods by Troy

1956 Chrysler by Rad Rods by Troy

Troy Trepanier’s Master Piece When Katrina and I went to Good Guys 2009 Heartland Show in Des Moines we knew we would see some terrific cars. We also knew that Rad Rods by Troy(Troy Trepanier) builds some of the best customs and hot rods anywhere. However, when we walked up to the Rad Rides display […]

1969 427 ZL1 COPO Camaro Video

Here is one of those cars you just love to hear run but never ever get to. Now you can anytime you want to, just come back here and listen. What is it? This is a 1969 427 ZL-1 COPO Camaro from the Ciff Ernst Collection. You can see the complete collection on our Museum […]

Yenko Camaro Collection

There are collections of cars all over this Country that contain outstanding examples of what we car junkies lust over. One such collection is by invitation only and is located outside of Nashville, TN. It is the private collection of Clifford Ernst. At onetime it cantained the largest number of Yenko Camaros in the World. […]

Mercury Cyclone GT 500 More new news and photos.

Mercury Cyclone GT 500 More new news and photos.

I ask and you guys deliver! We just got some more photos in on the legendary but lost white 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500s. Here is a teaser and you can Click Here to see the rest.

Super Chevy Winner

Super Chevy Winner

Here are some photos of our recent Class win at the Super Chevy Show in Memphis, TN. Look closely at the photos and you can see the storm clouds approaching. It was a rainy weekend but a great time for all. Well, maybe not all, the drag racers didn’t get to see much track time. […]

Indy 500 Driver Owns Rat Rod!

Indy 500 Driver Owns Rat Rod!

When you tune into the Indy 500 this weekend and see all those beautiful race cars going around the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway remember that at least one of these guys is a real car guy; not just a racer. Paul Tracy (PT) is a car guy and a real racer. If you live in […]

Special Regional Production Cars, Factory Specials; I Need Your Help!

Special Regional Production Cars, Factory Specials; I Need Your Help!

For sometime now we have been trying to track down the straight scoop on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. We still aren’t there but get closer with every response from you readers. One very interesting development has occurred; while searching for info on the Cyclone GT 500 we were told about a 1968 Mercury […]

New Feature Car: 1969 Dodge Charger 500

New Feature Car: 1969 Dodge Charger 500

Make sure you check out our Feature Car Page and visit the 1969 Dodge Charger 500. This is the aero car that Dodge built for NASCAR racing in 1969. Not the winged Daytona but the 500. Read about it and see this beautiful example owned by Jerry and Ann Narramore. We saw this car at […]

1957 Chevy Feature Car

[audio:blog57.mp3] Click to Hear We just posted a new car on our Feature Car page. It is a gorgeous 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air out of Kentucky. I spotted this car at a Good Guys event but didn’t have time to go over it at that time due to other commitments. However, it showed up at […]

Benny Parson's 1969 Ford Talladega ARCA Race Car

Benny Parson’s 1969 Ford Talladega ARCA Race Car

We have just posted another terrific Feature Car. This one is owned by Barry Miller and is an actual 1968/1969 Holman and Moody. It was the Pole Winner at Daytona in February 1968 at a speed of 179.459 MPH. It led the ARCA 300 for 25 laps until crashing and finishing 22nd. It was one […]

Muscle Car Book Review: Chevelle 1964-1972

Arguably, the Chevelle is one of the most popular Muscle Cars of all time. Ok, don’t leave if you aren’t a Chevy guy, stay with me. I have owned some Chevelles and Chevelle based El Caminos and loved everyone of them. I am not sure why there isn’t one in the garage right now. After […]

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

The story of two married California urbanites that think Tennessee is the place you odda be! Since we just revised the web site and some of you are new to what we are doing I thought you might like a little history on how we got here. The following is a brief, light hearted update. […]

1949 Mercury that started it all, Sam Barris

1949 Mercury that started it all, Sam Barris

If you appreciate custom cars from the 50s or if you think lead sleds are cool you owe much of it to this car. Sam Barris is the lesser well known, but some say more talented, brother of George Barris. You can read all about this car and see more photos in our Feature Car […]

1969 Talladega Tribute to Benny Parsons Video and Photos

1969 Talladega Tribute to Benny Parsons Video and Photos

We just put up a new Feature Car that is very special. It is a tribute to NASCAR legend, Benny Parsons. The video below will give you an idea of what you will see on the Feature Car page. It is a Boss 429 powered street car built for the race track by Rick D. […]

ALA KARTE by George Barris

ALA KARTE by George Barris

When I was young, this car made a huge impression on me. In the 50s in my mind’s eye there were hot rods and there were customs. The hot rods were stripped down old 1927 to 1940 cars with bigger motors and better brakes than they originally came with. Kind of sounds like a restomod of […]

1969 Dodge Daytona, pick-a-pair; Photos and More

1969 Dodge Daytona, pick-a-pair; Photos and More

If you like the winged cars from Chrysler you have to check out our Feature Car page and the TWO 1969 Dodge Daytonas we have there. These were photographed at the 2008 Monster Mopar Weekend in St. Louis earlier this year. These cars represent the Dodge warriors that hit the NASCAR race tracks in 1969 […]

Flex Fuel? This is Flex Fuel! Chrysler Turbine Car Inside and Out; a Quick Look.

Flex Fuel? This is Flex Fuel! Chrysler Turbine Car Inside and Out; a Quick Look.

You think Flex Fuel is something new? How about this Chrysler Turbine Car from the mid 60s that will run on anything from diesel to perfume! If it is flammable the Chrysler Turbine Car can make it go. I fell in love with this car when I was in high school and it was just […]

“CAPRICEOUS”

Have you ever been to an ISCA (International Show Car Association) show? If not put it on your list to do. I showed a few times many years ago and got a great appreciation for the people who really get into it. Tony Allers (owns the Smokey Yunick Fiero from a prior Blog) has a […]

Smokey Yunick’s Hot Vapor Fiero; 51 mpg and 0-60 in less than 6 Seconds!

Don’t believe this is real, check out the VIDEO on our Feature Car page. We have just put up on our Feature Car page the Smokey Yunick Hot Vapor Fiero that gets 51 mpg and performs like a muscle car. If you aren’t familiar with either the car or Smokey I suggest you check it […]

So-Cal Speed Shop’s Historical Belly Tanker Stripped Naked!

WE HAVE THE PHOTOS When we go on tour it is usually to a museum or an event. This time it was quite different but very exciting. We went to the So-Cal Speed Shop headquarters and took a tour of the shop. It is wonderful to see old cars and see history in a museum […]

So-Cal Speed Shop a Tour

From the time you enter the retail store for So-Cal Speed Shop you know you are some place special. It is an eclectic mix of hot rod parts, clothes, books, art, $150,000 hot rod sculptures too coffee cups. From here the tour moves to the three shop areas. The first has some wonderful vehicles under […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II what makes it so great?

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II what makes it so great?

1969 When NASCAR raced STOCK CARS! It was 1969. The Stones, “Honky Tonk Woman” was one of the top ten songs along with “Get Back,” by The Beatles and “Sugar, Sugar,” by the Archies. Richard Nixon was President, a house could be bought for $40,000.00. Milk was $1.26 and gas 36 cents a gallon! A […]