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1969 Torino and Talladega Restoration Resources

1969 Torino and Talladega Restoration Resources

Our sister site the www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com mad a major change. For enthusiasts undertaking either a major or minor restoration of a 1969 Ford Torino or especially a Ford Talladega it has been extremely difficult to find technical information and resources on these cars. Recently that site completely redid their Forum with new software and more user […]

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 2

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 2

Previously in Part 1 we showed you the first steps of building the frame. Prior to that we did an article on Chalfant Motor Company  and told you about the work James (Jim) Hery has been doing to bring back some valuable cars from the 20s and 30s. He just sent us some new photos of his […]

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 1

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 1

We recently did an article on Chalfant Motor Company  and told you about the work James (Jim) Hery has been doing to bring back some valuable cars from the 20s and 30s. He continues to use his artistic mechanical skills to save and create some of the World’s most beautiful cars. He is truly an artist and master […]

What Are You Working On? 1935 Bugatti T57 Stelvio

What Are You Working On? 1935 Bugatti T57 Stelvio

In early 2016 we did an article on Chalfant Motor Company since that time James (Jim) Hery has continued to use his artistic mechanical skills to save and create some of the World’s most beautiful cars. He is truly an artist and master of metal shapes. His shop is full of metal working devices and tools. […]

Patch Panels for 68/69 Mercury Cyclone

Patch Panels for 68/69 Mercury Cyclone

If you would like to reach Dr. Cyclone, Tom Wilson, you can do so by phone or text 770-757-1508. It seems like if you are restoring a Mustang, Camaro or any number of more common muscle cars finding patch panels is not an issue. Heck, you can purchase complete reproduction bodies for many cars today. […]

1955 Dodge Project Car Update

1955 Dodge Project Car Update

Peggy Sue, our 1955 Dodge Royal Project Car is making some progress over the winter months in hopes of a fun spring time. We recently visited her at RES Automotive Restoration in Franklin, TN. They love Peggy Sue as much as we do and are enjoying bringing her back to life. Although the old girl […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 390 Four-Speed Restoration

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 390 Four-Speed Restoration

The 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler is a very rare muscle car. Two versions were made; a blue and white Dan Gurney Special and a red and white Cale Yarborough Special. Although most were 351 powered with automatic transmissions there were a few 390 and 428 cars produced. The subject of this article is a 390 […]

Fixer Upper; Project Car Update: 1955 Dodge

Fixer Upper; Project Car Update: 1955 Dodge

Summer has been extremely busy and activity on our Project Car 1955 Dodge has not been very dramatic but that is about to all change. Most of our efforts recently have been to bring life back into the paint of the old Dodge. For the most part this effort was well worth the time and […]

Project Corvette For Sale

Project Corvette For Sale

As with all of our Project Cars, they are for sale at anytime. Before we jump into our most recent Project Car the 1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary year we wanted to let our visitors have a chance to take it home for their own project. As the Corvette progresses the investment in time and parts […]

Fixer Upper; 1955 Dodge Project Car Update

Fixer Upper; 1955 Dodge Project Car Update

It has been awhile since we introduced you to our 1955 Dodge Project Car. It has been a very busy spring and summer so far and the time to work on it has been very limited. Most of our effort has been to look the car over and try to determine what it is we […]

Power Nation to Feature Our 1969 Nuremberg Dodge Daytona

Power Nation to Feature Our 1969 Nuremberg Dodge Daytona

If you remember our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was filmed for the Power Nation TV show sometime back. I just got word from the studio that the broadcast will be shown for the first time this weekend. Here are the times and dates for future airings. This is one of the previous Project Cars that […]

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 4, the Cost

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 4, the Cost

This is the last Post on our 2004 Fixer Upper Pontiac GTO. We told you previously about what we started with and some of the issues we encountered. Last time we showed you the final results and this time we are going to go through the total cost involved with our Fixer Upper and whether […]

Fixer Upper: GTO; Part 1

Fixer Upper: GTO; Part 1

Although our 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Fixer Upper is still moving slowly we jumped into a second project and we are going full speed on it. This Fixer Upper is a 2004 Pontiac GTO. We originally picked up this wrecked GTO for the drive line components but after playing with it a little in the farm […]

Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper

We are going to start a new series of posts here on www.LegendaryCollectorCars.com called Fixer Upper. Although I love the high end cars that are beautifully restored, restomoded or customized they generally fall into the “dream” category for most enthusiasts. The reality is that most of us can only afford a nice driver car and […]

Enclosed Car Hauler; Best Paint?

Enclosed Car Hauler; Best Paint?

We are fortunate enough to have a couple of trailers to haul around our cars. The first is the standard open hauler with a winch. It is my first go to trailer for hauling a car. Open trailers are much easier to load, strap down and pull than an enclosed trailer. I have found they […]

Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals

Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals

We just returned from the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. It was unbelievable. The quality and quantity of cars on display was remarkable. A row of Hemi cars, a long line of Boss 9s, prototypes, one of ones were common. This is a show that has to be on your Bucket List if […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 19

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 19

This is Part 19 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In our next update we will show you the completed car at its first show. If you to start at the beginning of our report on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1). The restoration shop, Rod and […]

Micro Paint Finishes; Part 3

Micro Paint Finishes; Part 3

This is our third and final part of our repair of a major scratch on our 2001 ZO6 Corvette. The two previous reports dealt with some paint chip repair and the products were used. For Part 1 Click Here; For Part 2 Click Here. All of the images on this page can be clicked on to […]

MicroFinish Paint Repairs; Part 1

MicroFinish Paint Repairs; Part 1

On July 4th 2001 my wife and I went down to our local Chevrolet dealer and drove home in a new 201 ZO6 Corvette. It was the must have Millennium Yellow 6 speed with all the options. For the first few years it was my daily driver and I loved every mile I put on […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 18

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 18

This is Part 18 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1). After may delays and issues our Project Nuremberg Daytona is out of the Paint Booth! The worry over a prized […]

Project Car1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona; Part 16 Painting

Project Car1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona; Part 16 Painting

This is Part 16 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) After months of tear down, repairs and a lot of sanding the Project Nuremberg Daytona is finally starting to get […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #15

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #15

This is Part 15 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) It is time to give you a partial list of the sources we have used to obtain parts for our […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #14

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #14

This is Part 14 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) We are into the slow and tedious part of the build. The part where you prime and sand, prime and […]

A Vintage Race Special

A Vintage Race Special

The 1969 Boss 302 Factory Race Car That Wasn’t Factory (But Hey, it was still a genuine Boss….) A guest article by Wallace Wyss Note: all photos shown are of the actual Trans Am race car. One of the dreams of vintage racers who like American iron is that they will come across a Trans […]

Project Nuremberg Daytona; Part 13

Project Nuremberg Daytona; Part 13

This is Part 13 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)   We have entered the Twilight Zone; the time when time seems to stop. The shop crew has been laying […]

1969 AMX Barn Find Driving Impressions

1969 AMX Barn Find Driving Impressions

Previously we showed you the build of our 1969 AMC AMX Barn Find, Click Here to see that Post and video). This was a car we found in a barn in Alabama. We brought it home and did a complete restoration on it over a three year period. Actually, it was more than a restoration. We […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 12

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 12

This is Part 12 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1)   We have given you a lot of general information on the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona as well as some background on our Nuremberg Daytona over the last few months. Now it is […]

New Reproduction Parts

New Reproduction Parts

We own a couple of 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoilers and one Spoiler II. One problem that everyone who owns one of these cars experiences is the warping and splitting of the factory spoiler. Original replacements are next to impossible to find and when you do they are most likely badly damaged or warped. The originals are […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 11

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 11

This is Part 11 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1) Last time we told you that once the paint started coming off we found a couple of surprises. We had mistakenly believed that Daytona body was rust free. We had gone around it […]

Helping You Purchase Your Collector Car

Helping You Purchase Your Collector Car

There is one thing that prevents many of us from purchasing that Legendary Collector Car of our dreams…MONEY. Until recently I believed no one would lend money to purchase a collector car or a classic car. That all came to an end when I became aware of Woodside Credit. When I sold our 1969 AMC […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 10

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 10

This is Part 10 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1)   Our first efforts on the restoration focused on the need to get the unique Daytona nose cone restored. Unfortunately, over the years our car’s front end has had more than one “nose […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 9

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 9

This is Part 9 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1) Work is now underway on the restoration of the Nuremberg Daytona, but more on that in Part 10. When you obtain your dream project car it is best to surround yourself with others […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 8

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 8

In Part 7 we told you how our Project Nuremberg Daytona left Creative Industries and today in Part 8 we will reveal our restoration plans. (Start with Part 1) There are only two real alternatives as we see it for the Nuremberg Daytona. The first is to do a 100 point correct restoration of the car. […]

1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car Part-7

1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car Part-7

This is Part 7 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will continue to update you on the Project Nuremberg Daytona itself and the restoration process. In this Part we will tell you about how this car started life and in Part 8 we will […]

1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona Project Car - Part 6

1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona Project Car – Part 6

This is Part 6 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In this Part we will describe what we found during our first inspection back at our garage. (Start with Part 1) As with any project car the first inspection is crucial to creating an accurate build budget and game plan. […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 3

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 3

This is Part 3 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) This Daytona is a very rare example that disappeared from public view for approximately 30 years. The initial assembly of […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 2

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 2

This is Part 2 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) As the engineers at Chrysler were bragging about their new Charger 500 and its presumed dominance, the Ford race […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 1

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 1

This is Part 1 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.  It is our plan to bring you an update on this Project Daytona every Monday morning until the Project is complete. Please check […]

Poject Cougar Update

Poject Cougar Update

We are trying real hard to get the Project Cougar finished up in the next couple of weeks. We have two new Project Cars coming and we need to make room so we will be selling several of our cars including the Cougar and AMX. If you are interested please drop me an email to […]

1967 Dodge Coronet; Project Frankenstien

1967 Dodge Coronet; Project Frankenstien

Approximately one year ago I started on a project that had been in the back of my head of sometime. I wanted to do a Resto-mod but didn’t want the typical over the top engine and suspension. To me it seems that the dated Pro-street look simply evolved into something that can now turn corners. Too many Resto-mods seem […]

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Project Car

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Project Car

We have not been the best about keeping you up to date on all of our Project Cars. Unfortunately, as most of you know project cars usually take 2 to 3 times longer than you expect. However, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel on the Cougar and feel […]

New Project: 1954 GMC Fuel Tanker Truck

New Project: 1954 GMC Fuel Tanker Truck

Some folks have a strong brand loyalty to the cars they collect. Some prefer only muscle cars while others prefer to collect early 1900s brass cars. There is no limit to the specific limits a collector might put on his collection. We on the other hand like anything with an engine and at least 4 wheels. […]

Motor Trend Road Kill

Motor Trend Road Kill

  I have subscribed to Motor Trend Magazine for decades off and on. I have always considered it a good magazine with lots of info on the new cars. When the foreign cars began to invade our Country it seemed to lose its edge and was not so appealing. Today, that is changing and nothing demonstrates that more than Motor […]

What are you working on?

What are you working on?

This is what we started with. We have been telling you about what others are working on so I thought it was time for us to share a little more about what we are working on. Our current project is top secret but I will give you a few peeks at it. First up it […]

What are you working on?

What are you working on?

We like to hear from each of you on what your current projects are. One of our friends from down in the Dallas area and long time Ford guy, Marty Burke has two projects I think any of us would be proud to have in our garage. First up is a black Cyclone he took […]

Resto-Mods

Resto-Mods

Over that past year or so we have noticed that the collector car market seems to be evolving. On many fronts it appears that the general public is getting a little bored with what has always been. The 100 point all original cars that get trailed everywhere are gaining less enthusiasm and the car that gets […]

New Project Car

New Project Car

Doing a Project Cars is one of the things we have the most fun with on this site. We just finished our Project Barn Find AMX, and Project High School 67 Mustang fastback, sold the Project Bulls Eye Dodge Dart and our Project Cougar is near completion so it was time to start a new […]

Restoration or Resto-Mod?

Restoration or Resto-Mod?

Authentic Restoration Your input is very important to us. What you have to say has a lot of impact on what kinds of articles we bring to you as well as what kind of Project Cars we do. In the past it was pretty clear that the hobby was strong behind pure authentic restorations. The cars […]

Reversion Mustang

Reversion Mustang

When it comes to retro design and new cars the results are often far from acceptable. There are some exceptions both by the new car factories and individuals. One car we really like is the Mustang known as the “Reversion Mustang”. This new Kid on the block was built by ‘Johnny Sparks’ aka John Heermann. It […]

Project Bulls Eye Sold

Project Bulls Eye Sold

When we started this project our goal was to demonstrate that it doesn’t take trunk full of money to have fun with a collector car. Project Bulls Eye our 1963 Dodge Dart GT with slant 6 and push button automatic has been sold for under $2,000. Our intent was to dress the car out a little and get […]

Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 8: AMX Barn Find

Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 8: AMX Barn Find

  For two years now we have been working on our Project Car Barn Find AMX. It is now completed and we are cruising around Middle TN in cold air conditioning and having a blast. More on that in Episode 9. Today’s Legendary Collector Car TV is all about finding the AMX and doing the […]

Project "Bulls Eye" 1963 Dodge Dart GT; Part 3

Project “Bulls Eye” 1963 Dodge Dart GT; Part 3

We have started on Project Bulls Eye and so far so good. I called around to some friends and found another 14 inch wheel from a Dart with a tire mounted on it. It is a steel radial, I know this because I can see the steel coming out of the tread! That’s ok, it […]

Project "Bulls Eye" 1963 Dodge Dart GT; Part 2

Project “Bulls Eye” 1963 Dodge Dart GT; Part 2

  Project Bulls Eye Dodge Dart GT is under way. We pushed the little girl into the garage and put her on the lift to get a better look at her from all angles. We are still not disappointed but, as usual, there is always more work than you originally planned on. Here is what […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

We have finally gotten the Project Barn Find AMX back from the paint shop, have the new interior in and have it out on the road. It isn’t finished yet; we still need to do all the detail clean up to the engine compartment and underside as well as take a look at a couple […]

Project "Bulls Eye" 1963 Dodge Dart GT

Project “Bulls Eye” 1963 Dodge Dart GT

Tired of all the high dollar “I’m scared to drive it!” muscle cars? Tired of high horsepower gas gulping collector cars? We love these kinds of cars but even more we love to drive our old cars. Most of the time these two desires are in conflict with each other. Therefore we have jumped off in […]

Barn Find Project AMX Update

Barn Find Project AMX Update

As usual we have slipped a little on the timeline for the AMX but better to take your time and do it right than do it over again, Right? The car is 95% back together. The radio was rebuilt by Ward’s Classic Car Radio so the AM works great, the 8Track is nostalgic and the […]

1969 Mercury Cougar Project Car

1969 Mercury Cougar Project Car

This is actually the second time around for this car to be in our Project Car garage. The first time was two years ago when it got its mechanical update and modifications. It is a former drag car that has been converted back to the street. It was a little rough around the edges but […]

What Are You Working On?

What Are You Working On?

I know most of you have some project underway, just finished one or are about to start a new one. The other thing I know is most of the people who visit this site like to see what others are doing. With that in mind I am adding another feature on our Legendary Collector Car site called […]

V-10 in a Mustang!

V-10 in a Mustang!

This is something to see and we will be bringing you much more in the future. It is a 1967 Mustang with a Ford V-10! Right now we will show you some “after” photos but we will be bringing you some “build” photos as well as a close up hands on impression when the weather […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Every day we see progress now. The AMX is into final assembley and buff; still not done but I can see the end in sight. We remain pretty close to schedule but there is always one more thing to do before doing the next thing. I decided to go ahead and hook up and debug […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Here is another teaser/project update on our Barn Find AMX. At this point the car is getting its first buff of the clear coat. There is still the final buff yet to be done. However, I want you to take a look at the reflection in the paint in the upper passenger side of the […]

Wild Mustangs

Wild Mustangs

The following information and photos were sent to us by: Doug Kielian; Auto Kraft Body & Paint, Inc. DSK Auto Products, LLC (shop – 402-474-2344 & cell – 402-475-9968). I hope we can get Doug to send us some more info and progress photos of the build on the red Mustang; I just love it! […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

It’s Red; Project Barn Find AMX is Red! It has been several months since we media blasted the AMX back to its original sheet metal but now it has again turned red. It may not be glossy, but it is red. What you see here is just the red base coat that will get a […]

Barn Find AMX Project Car

Barn Find AMX Project Car

Originally this Project Car was going to have the engine and suspension freshened and paint buffed and put back on the road after sitting for nearly 30 years in a barn. Like most Project Cars I decided I wanted more out of this little bomb. After rebuilding the engine, suspension and detailing the underside of […]

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 […]

Barn Finds Found Part #3

Barn Finds Found Part #3

This is our third and last post on this Barn Find collection. I hope you have found this entertaining. If you have some Barn Finds you want to share please pass them along. Now here is the last of our find. 1949 Chevy Convertible 1949 Chevy Convertible: This is a real solid car and is […]

Barn Finds Found Part 2

Barn Finds Found Part 2

Recently we showed you the Barn Finds we just uncovered. Today, we bring you some more!   1969 Olds Cutlass Supreme Convertible 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible: This car is in the shop and not in the barn. I has new paint, 455 engine, automatic and air. Excellent car. 1965 Ford Galaxy 1965 Ford Galaxy: […]

Barn Finds Found

Barn Finds Found

We all dream of finding a barn out in the country full of rare old cars. I have been more than fortunate enough to have found a couple myself. However, I recently found a stash of old cars in a barn but they are no longer available for sale. Although these are not my cup […]

Roller Hoop to replace old fashioned Rotisserie?

Roller Hoop to replace old fashioned Rotisserie?

There is always some new product coming onto the market and promises to make life easier for each of us. We were recently contacted by a restoration shop with a new product we think might just live up to those claims if you are planning a major restoration.  Doug Kielian of Auto Kraft Body and […]

Project Barn Find AMX Update

Project Barn Find AMX Update

The Barn Find AMX is progressing slowly but steadily. It is currently having all of the little body waves and dings removed prior to getting its final bath of red and black paint. Here is the body fresh from having the last of the paint removed and the body scrubbed. Second is a skim coat […]

Mustang and AMX Project Update

Mustang and AMX Project Update

We continue to make progress on our two active Project Cars. The first is the Gloriana 67 Mustang fastback and the second is the Barn Find AMX. We hope to have both on the street and at car shows yet this summer but with all the distractions and summer activities we may have difficulty getting […]

Update Your Factory Radio

Update Your Factory Radio

Obviously, this is not the AMX AM-8-Track; it is a Ford AM! The AMX radio was already shipped off when we did this article. Music and cars go together like ice cream and hot fudge! It seems like you have two choices with vintage radios replace them or don’t listen to music! When it comes […]

Part 2 of the "Bunkie" Knudsen Talladega Restoration

Part 2 of the “Bunkie” Knudsen Talladega Restoration

Back in January we brought you Part 1 of the “Bunkie” Knudsen 1969 Yellow Ford Talladega. If you have not previously read the Story by Michael Troell regarding the Bunkie Knudsen Talladega please read it now before reading today’s post, Click Here then back here and read Part 2. This is a great car and a moving […]

Project Car Update

Project Car Update

The rear quarter windows are out as our the door windows (although not in this photo). The slight gold tone you see on the metal is not flash rust but is the result of the acid bath the car got to neutralize the baking soda blast. We aren’t making fast progress on our Project Cars […]

Project Barn Find AMX is off to Paint!

Project Barn Find AMX is off to Paint!

This is what she looked like the day we pulled her out of the Barn she had been sitting in since 1982! Our Project Barn Find AMX is off to paint. We had to change our plans at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts and a buddy of ours has agreed to paint the […]

Willys Dream Becomes a Reality

Willys Dream Becomes a Reality

This story was provided by Dave Semel with photos by Mike Hacker; Story edited by Richard Fleener. Back in the 60’s and 70’s drag racing was becoming a popular form of motor sports and Marty Hacker, like most of us, loved to drag race whenever he got a chance. At the track one car would […]

The AMX Story

The AMX Story

Starting today we are going to add a new regular feature to the site. Over the past few weeks we have been showing you some old vintage Road Test videos and they have seemed to be very popular so we are going to expand on that theme. We will continue with the videos but will […]

Barn Find AMX Update

Barn Find AMX Update

We just stripped out the interior and will leave the old insulation down and add some new high-tech stuff right over it. After being a little lazy this winter we are back on Project Barn Find AMX with hopes of having it ready for the May Good Guys show in Nashville. While we are waiting […]

Project Barn Find AMX gets Soda Blasted

Project Barn Find AMX gets Soda Blasted

We haven’t said much about our Project Barn Find AMX for a while because we got detoured off onto some other projects for a while but spring is coming and I am determined to drive this little hot rod to the Nashville Good Guys show in May. That kind of deadline means getting down to […]

Bunkie Knudsen Yellow 1969 Ford Talladega

Bunkie Knudsen Yellow 1969 Ford Talladega

George Troell (deceased) and his prized “Bunkie Knudsen” Talladega I have said it many times: “The people are what make the cars so much fun.” Yes, I love the thrill of acceleration that pushes you back in your seat, and the beauty of the car’s lines as well as the physical sensations of cornering on […]

Powerwheels Gone Wild!

Powerwheels Gone Wild!

This is one of those videos any car guy is going to like. Anyone else built one of these and have a video to share? I can only imagine how many little kids who got a Powerwheel for Christmas are now watching dad whack it up and do a Tim Allan “Tool Man” job on […]

Reproduction Exhaust Tips; Ford and Mercury

Reproduction Exhaust Tips; Ford and Mercury

Press Release December 2 2010 Marty Burke Motorsports in Leonard Tx has been given permission by Ford Motor Company Restoration Licensing Division to reproduce the exhaust tips for the 1969 Ford Torino & Cyclone Ford part number C9OA-5263-A along with 1970 Torino/Cyclone exhaust tip D0OA-5263-A. These tips will carry the Ford logo along with the […]

Ford 378 cu in Nascar Cleveland Engine

Ford 378 cu in Nascar Cleveland Engine

We don’t usually get real technical on this site. We are more about the entire car and having fun with it than building the biggest engine you can. Although we do have some good friends who live to make maximum horsepower. Rick Stanton is one of those. You know him from the Boss 429 Powered […]

Barn Find Project AMX Varible Flow Mufflers and Sound

Barn Find Project AMX Varible Flow Mufflers and Sound

Our Barn Find Project AMX continues to progress and we are thrilled with how this little beast performs and handles. I can assure you this car is going to see some serious street time next summer but for now the work continues. Progress slowed a little over the summer in order to play with some […]

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 […]

Banjo Mathews Talladega Prototype

Banjo Mathews Talladega Prototype

The Talladega Family Reunion is going full blast and the cars are getting ready. You will remember the prior article we did on the Banjo Mathews car a few weeks back. Well, Jason and Clarence Thompson have been hard at work and we have an update for you. Here is what it looked like back […]

Another Rare Barn Find becomes a Project Car-Part 1

Another Rare Barn Find becomes a Project Car-Part 1

Part 1 We recently received an email from a friend in Southern California. He knew Katrina and I had been looking for a 428 CJ Dan Gurney Spoiler for many years, eight to be exact. Not once in all that time did one ever surface that we know of. My friend’s email gave the details […]

Barn Find and Project Car Update

Barn Find and Project Car Update

Many of you have been asking what is up with the Project Cars and any new Barn Finds? It has been a great summer and that usually means spending more time using the cars than working on them! However, we have managed to get the Barn Find AMX back on all four wheels with new […]

Project Barn Find AMX

Project Barn Find AMX

If you are a regular reader at this site you already know about our Barn Find AMX turned Project Car. Work has never stopped on this Project but we did have a couple of slow downs due to parts issues or other conflicts. However, we just passed a major mile stone on Memorial Day weekend […]

1967 Mustang Project Car Update

1967 Mustang Project Car Update

It has been sometime since we have given you an update on our 1967 Mustang Fastback Project Car. You might remember this is the car that was featured in the Gloriana music video. Since the car has a little bit of a reputation as a “fixer-upper” we decided for the short term to keep its […]

Project Car Barn Find AMX Update

Project Car Barn Find AMX Update

We have been working hard on the Barn Find AMX but still have a long way to go. This week we should complete the 390 Group 19 engine build and get it on the dyno; The suspension will be completed, the engine bay finished and the car back in our shop. Next up will be […]

Update on Project AMX

Update on Project AMX

Some of you have been asking about the 1969 Project AMX in our garage. The work has been going on at a slow but steady rate. Some of the car is in the body shop and some of it is in our shop and some of it is still on the way from suppliers. I […]

1967 Mustang Fastback Restoration Update

1967 Mustang Fastback Restoration Update

The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived. We have actually started doing improvements to our 1967 Mustang Fastback. You can see the repairs to the rear of our Project Car by Clicking Here. The next step is to align some doors and fenders and rehang the new front bumper etc. Whatch for […]

1967 Mustang Fastback Restoration

1967 Mustang Fastback Restoration

This is our 1967 Mustang Fastback that appeared in the Gloriana Music Video before my children all left their driver’s training wheel scars on it!. Back in 1990 this is what the car looked like. Today, it has many more dents and the paint is faded down to the primer. However, we are now into […]

Pertronix Ignitor III Distributor

Pertronix Ignitor III Distributor

If you have been following our 1969 AMX Barn Find Project Car you will be interested to know that the engine is out to the machine shop and the car is out to the paint shop getting the engine compartment painted. We are excited about the new ignition system we will be installing in our […]

New Project Car; Shelby Mustang

New Project Car; Shelby Mustang

This is not one of ours but it is a start to finish project that I thought you would like to see. This one is out of the Pony Performance shop in Norway! It is a full-on, what we would call a, Pro-Touring car. It is a clone of a Shelby Convertible but much, much […]

New AMX Project Car added to Garage

New AMX Project Car added to Garage

We have added a new Project AMX to our garage. It replaces the previous car which has since been sold to a new owner who will be completing it. We had the opportunity to pick up an excellent Barn Find but had to move one of our Project Cars out to make room for the […]

Barn Find page updated

Barn Find page updated

We have had a very productive November from a Barn Find perspective. Not only did we find a bunch of different cars out in the woods but we even found a high quality Barn Find in a Barn that we purchased and hope to have on the road by spring. If you like to look […]

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 […]

1966 Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone Project Car

1966 Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone Project Car

By: Richard Fleener You like Project Cars so we decided to pull one out from  the past and replay it for you. We have also been talking Mustangs a lot lately so why not keep it going? We just posted a Project Mustang that was completed sometime ago. We no longer have it; someone in […]

How Far Do You Want to Go?

How Far Do You Want to Go?

By: Richard Fleener The new music video from Gloriana, “How Far Do You Want to Go?” has just been released. This is the one that features our 1967 Mustang Fastback. The song is terrific and we have been listening to it for sometime now. We really like the band and they have been nominated for […]

Book Review on Automotive Trim Repair

Book Review on Automotive Trim Repair

If you want to make your car stand out at a car show you have to have the details right. It doesn’t matter if you have a $20,000 paint job if the chrome is old or the trim around the windshield is dented. Not only are the small parts typically very hard to find but […]

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 […]

Music Video; Part 2: Gloriana

Gloriana is the Country Music group that asked to use our Project Mustang and we could not be more thrilled. It was an exciting experience and they are a great sounding group. I can hardly wait for the video to be completed. Here are some more photos of the shoot but you can see even […]

Music Video and our Project Mustang Fastback

Music Video and our Project Mustang Fastback

This week we are involved with shooting a country music video in and around Nashville, TN. I won’t yet tell you who for or any of the details but we had a blast and you will enjoy all the photos we will be posting. The video should be released in a couple of months. For […]

1969 Mercury Cougar 428 CJ XR7 comes to life!

1969 Mercury Cougar 428 CJ XR7 comes to life!

We just finished the Labor Day Weekend and had great time. Our goal this summer has been to see our Project Cougar (Click Here for Project Cars) on the street before the cruise season ended and we made it! On Friday night of Labor Day Weekend we drove out to the Murfreesboro Hot Rod Club […]

Cougar Project Car

Cougar Project Car

One of our long term Project Cars is about to come out of the garage. It isn’t complete but is nearly street ready for some shake down runs. This is the 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 CJ. It is an original 428 XR7 but has been blessed with a warmed up 428 CJ along with […]

Ford Talladega/Mercury Spoiler II Hood Release Project

If you own a Talladega or Spoiler II you will want to read our new Project on our Project Car Page. If your car has an interior hood release you might also be interested in this project. Because of the special extended noses on the Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II the factory had […]

Keeping a Muscle Car Alive

Keeping a Muscle Car Alive

This book authored by Harvey White , Jr. and published by Motorbooks, applies to all cars of the 1960s and1970s with particular emphasis on muscle cars. It is for the beginner guy or gal who wants a good overview of the workings of a typical muscle car. You aren’t told how to repair every specific […]

Hot Rod Garages by Peter Mincent

You want to see how the other half lives? Like to see other guys garages? These are the garages we want to hang out in. These are the garages of guys such as: Roy Brizio, Cole Foster, Pat Foster, Cam Grant, John Gunsaulis, Gary Harms, Ron Jolliffee, Pete Eastwood, Terry Hegman, don Small, Cal Tanaka, […]

Top 10 Affordable Project Cars; June Car Craft Magazine

Top 10 Affordable Project Cars; June Car Craft Magazine

The June 09 issue of Car Craft just hit my desk. As usual, I did my initial scan through the magazine but the cover had me intrigued with what might be inside. Right under the Car Craft heading was the subtitle “Top 10 Affordable Project Cars”. This is everyone’s dream to know. What are the […]

New Project Video

New Project Video

We are trying something new and we want to know what you think. Click Here and go to our Detailing the Underside page and tell us what you think. We want to continue to bring you the best information and pictures we can. We now have over 125 pages for you to look through and […]

Sand Blasting on the Cheap

Check out our new project page on sand/media blasting on the cheap. In today’s hard economic times this may help you save some bucks. Click Here Change this… …to this for a few bucks.

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Barn Find Update

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Barn Find Update

I usually say, “Wipe it down; Fire it up; Hit the road.” I think in this case it is more like, “Hook it up; Strap it down; Hit the road.” We told you about this Barn Find a while back. Well, now it is back on the road; not on its own but back on […]

Project AMX Tear Down

We have finally started to do real work on the AMX. We had to do some searching for replacement body panels. Once we found them it was time to begin tearing things apart. This car is a real mixed bag. it has a lot of rust related issues on the rear but the underside and […]

Muscle Car update on the 1968 Cyclone GT 500

If you are a regular visitor to this site you already know my search for the real information on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 of which only 60 were ever built. The visitors to this site are the very best. I ask and you respond. Since the first of the year I have had […]

Four Post Lift; Assembly

Four Post Lift; Assembly

We are building a four post lift, Dannmar D-7, from Garage Equipment Supply (GES USA). It is the Official Lift for GoodGuys. We have owned a couple of lifts before but always had them assembled. This is our first lift build. It was a little intimidating at first but turned out to not be such […]

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. […]

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 - More is Learned

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 – More is Learned

As many of you know Katrina and I have a 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 of which only 60 were ever manufactured. Since I got the Marti Report and it brought to my attention that this was not your ordinary Cyclone I have been trying to figure out what the heck it is. Finally after […]

Mustang, 101 Projects for Your Mustang

Mustang, 101 Projects for Your Mustang

Since we are about to start on our own Project Mustang we thought we should pick up a copy of this book 101 Projects for Your Mustang 1964 1/2 -1973 by Earl G. Davis and Diane E. Perkins Davis and published by Motorbooks. I have been having a difficult time deciding what I wanted to […]

1967 Mustang Fastback Project Car, HELP

1967 Mustang Fastback Project Car, HELP

We have a 1967 Mustang fastback with factory air, 289 and C4 automatic. I have owned this car since the mid 80s. I drove it as a daily driver and all of my 3 kids drove it to high school. It is now the worst for ware but still is rust free and it is […]

Help; Does Anyone Know What I've Got?

Help; Does Anyone Know What I’ve Got?

HELP!!!! I have what is called a 68 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 with a Marti Report to document what it is. The car is so far gone it is difficult to know what it is suppose to look like. The Marti Report says only 60 GT 500s were built. I have no idea what this […]

 Mustang, Does Ford know what it is?

Mustang, Does Ford know what it is?

When is a Ford Talladega a Mustang Cobra? What would you do if Ford Motor Company told you that your prized 1969 Ford Mustang Cobra was in fact not a Mustang after all? What if they told you that your Mustang was a Torino or a Talladega? Not a pleasant thought is it? Well, that […]