When I was an early teen, I met Walt Seeley, the first professional auto restorer I had yet met, and he significantly altered my life. He had a very large machine shop, and out front he sold exotic and rare cars, many were antiques already in 1960. I sat in a 1936 Auburn Boat-tail and drove a Model T for the first time because he allowed me to (after a bit of pushing on…
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Weather is tricky for any outdoor gathering, but March is particularly fickle. I arrived to set up at the Caffeine & Octane gathering in Alpharetta, GA on March 6, 2011 a little early because I thought I might need time to set up in the drizzle rain. Of course the lot was empty but the drizzle had now strengthened and the breeze was more like a gusty wind. The weatherman had said it would be light and even would stop by 8am. It was still dark, so we had some time to let it…Continue
I got this from and email received 6 or 7 months ago. The best I could glean form it, is the author might be a Chris Story. If more accurate information comes to light, please feel free to add to it.
Listen to the Classic Car show with Steve Rinaldo and Jim Weber every week. If you're into classic cars, cars with running boards, then you'll love this show. Every Saturday with your…Continue
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‘Tis the season…what gifts can I find for all the gear heads in my family and for friends who have all the tools ever imagined? I am excited as I have discovered that one of my favorite car parts company has come out with a Giftcard for this year's Holidays. Goodmark Industries has provided us the highest quality parts, sheet metal, and trim for classic car restoration for last 20 years! What a great gift for the hobbyist this year!…Continue
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I found this picture in JayLenosGarage.com (a great website for "car guys") and it just might be my car I drove in 1966! It was the end of my Freshman year in college and my brother-in law was selling it and sold it to me for $100. I went down to Sears and bought four new white walls, just like in the picture.
It had a red and white interior and could easily fit in six…Continue
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