December 30, 2008

An excellent post on rust repair and patch panel fabrication found on Chevytalk.org  

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Take a look at this great post over at Chevytalk.org where one member shows how to fabricate and install patch panels and fender braces. He makes it look easy.

I came across this post after a member over at Camaros.net pointed it out here.

Check it out.

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?fid/80/tid/205536/pid/1588971/post/1588971/#1588971

December 24, 2008

3WidesPictureVault.com T-shirts on sale; Last chance  

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My buddy Joe over at 3widespicturevault.com made a batch of really cool T-shirts to support his website. I've read that the original batch is almost gone, and there probably won't be anymore made, so if you want one, you'd better click on this link and get busy.

While you're at it, check out some of the other stuff for sale at 3Wide's gift shop, like some vintage Flemington Speedway DVDs.

December 13, 2008

New Vintage Drag Racing DVD: Seven Second Love Affair  

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While surfing around at Freiburgersjunkyard.com, I came across a news article and video clip from a vintage drag racing DVD called "Seven Second Love Affair." Pretty cool stuff. These guys weren't just racers, they were friggin daredevils.

The DVD can be ordered from a site called ClassicFuel.com, which takes you to an eBay buyers page that has the DVD. I must confess that I did order one, and that will probably be the best 20 bucks I spent this Christmas.

Here is another clip from the DVD up on YouTube showing Top Fuel racer Rick Stewart crashing:

Check out this Site! FreiburgersJunkyard.com  

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There is a new website up that I highly recommend. It's called http://www.freiburgersjunkyard.com/.

It's run by a guy named David Freiburger. Sound familiar? Dave was the former Editor of Car Craft, Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, and other mags for many years. In my opinion, he singlehandedly brought Car Craft back from the brink of death in the mid 90's.

The fact is, I have been silently loyal to him for years, following his writing and editorial style as he went from mag to mag transforming them into successful and compelling publications.

Freiburger definitely brings a grass roots perspective to hot rodding, but also can get as technical and high tech as anyone. Check out some of the site's project cars here to get an idea of the kinds of things they do; old school, new school, rock crawlers, junkers, land speed racing, drag racing....

How about a 56 Chevy body dropped onto a mid 90's chassis? Or a 1973 Camaro with a twin turbo fuel injected 1500 hp small block that is totally streetable (well, sort of)?

Anyway, check it out for yourself. Don't forget to check out the forums as well.