For all you Corvette lovers this is the dream car for you and so very many others out there! This is a 1972 C3 Corvette! I mean there aren't a whole lot of cars out there that beat this car! They even had the fender flares build into the contour of the body to reduce damage from rocks and other wheel-thrown debris! That is a lot better then most of the vehicles now that look like the flares are bulky add ons! That way you get the sleek, sexy look ,that the Chevrolet Corvette has mastered so very well over the years, and still get to keep your paint in perfect condition! Now this C3 that we have in our shop right now is getting the full once over to bring it back to its former glory as one sweet ride! We are bringing this Corvette back to the factory look and quality! When we are done with this bad boy it will look like it was just driven off the showroom floor in 1972! Just as the customer ordered!
Carvention was a huge success! Between all the crazy rides everyone brought, the amazing artwork by the Pinstripers, the fun atmosphere and people and above all else the money that was raised for the Kauri Sue Hamilton School donated by all the caring people who came by, Carvention was one amazing weekend! Because of everyone's willingness to help those in need Carvention was able to raise $18,555.00! We just want to say thank you to all those who participated and to JC Hackett for putting it all together
Carvention III is Utah's newest "Off season" indoor automotive show! On February 24th, 25th and 26th is three days of Hot-Rod and Classic Car style fun. Carvention is filled with the most beautiful “rides” and the atmosphere is set with style, artwork, and music! Not only will you get to come look at all the amazing rides the local builders and residents have, but you will get the satisfaction and joy of helping out a very outstanding charity! Kauri Sue Hamilton School is a Special Needs school that helps and improves the lives of thousands of disabled people and their families! Come and enjoy your weekend looking at all the wonderful rides the locals have to offer and do a great thing while doing so! There isn't a better reason then charity and muscle cars to take your family and friends out on the weekend!
What are the most iconic cars from film and television? We’ve compiled a list, trying to put aside our own preferences (for muscle cars of course!) and instead focusing on the cars that we think are absolutely the most famous and most recognizable to just about anyone. DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future The most recognized and distinctive car associated with a single film is quite obvious. It definitely goes to the DeLorean DMC-12. We probably don’t even need to mention Back to the Future and most people, even those who know nothing about cars, will know the type of car. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 The epitome of cool, as seen in Goldfinger, Thunderball, The Cannonball Run, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale. Definitely part of James Bond lore and a true film icon. Milner’s 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe from American Graffiti The most famous hot rod, and one of the most all around cool cars from a ... read more
Which do you prefer; a car restored to its original condition or a car that’s been “upgraded” to a hot rod? Around here, we particularly love muscle cars and we have a great appreciation for the original cars. We love the history of those classics, and it’s our passion to preserve that history. We also know that maintaining a classic car can help the value of the car to appreciate. However, we do also appreciate some of the impressive and creative changes that people make to their hot rods. When you decide to hot rod your vehicle, you’re definitely turning the car into a hobby car. That can be a lot of fun, but remember that what pleases you won’t necessarily please someone else, so you really have to commit to the car as your own creative project. Wikipedia has this to say about Hot Rods: When people go the hot rod route, they tend to be attracted to things like larger engines and suspensio ... read more
Not everyone lives in a sunny part of the world, and preparing your classic car for storage in the winter is an important annual event. Rain, sleet, snow, and salt can all take their toll on a car, so car storage is an important ritual that you’ll perfect and master over the years. Here are some of our tips for storing your classic car for the winter. Choosing a Storage Location You need a secure, and most importantly, dry location for your car storage. It’s also a good idea for the storage space to be dark, as any light can cause your paint job to fade over time. It’s best to choose a facility with concrete floors, as any kind of natural dirt floor will have moisture in it. Place the vehicle on jack stands to avoid flat tires. Inform your insurance provider if you’re storing your car off-site. Preparing the Car for Storage Give your car one last good wash for the season ... read more
Car Wax for Classic Cars: Pros & Cons If you have a classic car, you want to take the best possible care of it. The question often comes up: is waxing worth it? There are many benefits to waxing your classic car, but there are some drawbacks as well. One of the primary benefits of waxing your car is that the wax provides a protective barrier, coating the paint and protecting your vehicle from the elements. Wax helps to prevent rust by filling in tiny surface scratches that are invisible to the eye but leave room for rust to start to form. If you choose a high-quality wax—and you always should—you can look for a wax that includes UV protection. UV rays aren’t just damaging to your skin; they can damage your paint job too. The rays cause the paint the paint to oxidize which is not a good thing. Not only will the paint start to look dull but it will also deteriorate. Waxing your ca ... read more
So you’re thinking of buying a classic car? Whether it’s your first (welcome to the club) or one of many, there are certain factors to consider before making a purchase. Shopping for a classic car is not like shopping for a “used” car. No two classics are alike. Each classic is unique and special in its own way. A true classic has layers, like an onion, of history, nostalgia, and a whole lot of unique personality. And along with all of that personality there are quirks… and maybe even a bit of—dare we say—“baggage.” That doesn’t mean that the car isn’t worth the investment, but it’s important that you know what you’re getting yourself into when you make the purchase and that you negotiate on the price accordingly. There are a variety of questions that we recommend that you ask the seller about the car. Most of the time you have to go with trust, and with your gut feeling, because it’s very hard to ev ... read more
Part of our Most Sought After Muscle Cars Series Whether it’s driving, restoring, or showing off, classic cars are truly an American obsession. In our case, the passion is for muscle cars, and this week we’re taking a look at the 1971 Superbird 440 from Plymouth. Now those are some lines! Sleek, with a powerful engine, this is a car with some attitude. More than any other Plymouth, the hardtop hits most car enthusiasts’ best-of lists. This car was Plymouth’s answer for NASCAR. It was originally based on the Road Runner, which was featured in our last edition of this blog series, but the Superbird was redesigned to meet the NASCAR requirements. Vehicles that wanted to participate in the race had to be available to the general public and sold through a dealership. In 1970, they had to build 1,920 Superbirds in order to meet th ... read more
Classic Car Tips: How to Detail the Interior of your Car Are you looking for tips on how you can take care of the interior of your classic car yourself? Of course, we do recommend professional detailing, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t step in to take extra care of your car in between the pro visits. A good regular cleaning takes a bit of elbow grease, but it will go a long way to contribute to the quality, value, and longevity of your vehicle. When we talk about interior cleaning, we don’t mean just renting the car vacuum at the car wash. Here are our tips for taking care of the interior of your classic car. Materials Microfiber towels A microfiber towel specifically for glass – for the windshield, etc. Brush with bristles Dry brush Wet brush A good vacuum with a hose attachment Automotive ... read more