1969 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan

  • Ground-up restoration approximately 10 years ago
  • Featured in Chevy Rumble magazine, August 2008
  • Original body panels and chassis
  • Date-correct L72 427/425 V8 engine
  • Muncie M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed transmission
  • 12-bolt rear end
  • Power brakes
  • Rare radio delete
  • F70-15 Firestone Redline bias-ply tires
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1966 Ford Fairlane GTA convertible

  • 390-ci, 335-hp S-code Thunderbird Special V8
  • Sportshift automatic transmission
  • One of 4,327 GTA convertibles in 1966
  • Ground-up restoration on solid, original car
  • Restoration utilized NOS parts
  • AACA National First in Junior and Senior
  • Appraised as “Condition 1” car
  • Styled steel wheels
  • Power top
  • Buckets and console
  • Visibility and courtesy light groups

Chad’s Blog: Parts Problems

Last September I attempted a month-long road trip in my ’67 Impala sport sedan. I was derailed twice, less than 30 miles outside of town each time, by sticking rear brakes. How bad was the problem? I blew up a tire the first time, came home on the hook, and rebuilt my brakes — all new shoes, drums, and springs. The second time? They stuck again and I split a rear drum in two from the heat. That’s two tow Read More

1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner retractable hard top

Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

• 225-hp, 332-ci overhead-valve V8 engine

• 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission

• Independent front suspension, live axle rear suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes

• Offered from the collection of Richard and Linda Kughn

• Ford’s famed “Hide-Away Hardtop”

• An outstanding restoration; well equipped with accessories and options

• Displayed at the Meadow Brook Concours and the Glenmoor Gathering

• Still show-ready in all regards

Chad’s Blog: Getting Dirty with the Jeep

The party has wound down in Reno. Jim and I figured it might be a good idea to head out of town for part of the day, if only to escape everybody loading up their customs and classics to head home. Carson City is only 30 miles south of Reno, so we headed that way to see what we could see. Then we started thinking and talking more about the Grand Cherokee that Jeep supplied for our trip. We know it’s Read More

Chad’s Blog: Cruise Into the Night

Downtown Reno. Five people deep as far as I could see. Waiting to cross the street took almost 15 minutes. Walking across the street took up to three minutes. This place was packed.

The big cap to every night at Hot August Nights is a cruise from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Our first night here the cruise was pretty much rained out. Last night we checked out what Sparks had to offer. But tonight was insane.

After an hour Read More

Chad’s Blog: Cruisin’ Sparks

Chad’s Blog: Cruisin’ Sparks

Cars were meant to move. Yes, it’s obvious and a little ridiculous to point out, but think of the typical car shows you go to. The cars just sit there, right? Maybe they’re moving in and out of the venue, but otherwise they just sit there, waiting to be admired.

One of the most visceral connections we have with cars is the way they sound. Guessing between a blower and a gear drive whine is a Read More

Chad’s Blog: Barrett-Jackson Comes to Reno

Back in January, Barrett-Jackson announced a new sale coming in August. The Biggest Little City in the World was getting a big name, with television crews in tow, as the sponsored auction of the Hot August Nights week.

The auction giant arrived in Reno earlier this week taking over every square foot of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, as well as the neighboring Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. It’s a tight fit putting an event such as Barrett-Jackson into a town already Read More

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