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the car I most want that is coming to auction? Don Ferguson rebuilt Ardun powered, S.CO.T supercharged, Gene Winfield painted deuce roadster that was the Apr 1964 Hot Rod centerfold

May 22nd, 2017 by admin

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the car I most want that is coming to auction? Don Ferguson rebuilt Ardun powered, S.CO.T supercharged, Gene Winfield painted deuce roadster that was the Apr 1964 Hot Rod centerfold

the crappy Chevelle from the movie Drive is coming to auction this month

May 22nd, 2017 by admin

It’s not the hero car, the best looking of the cars used in the movie, this is the interior view car

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the crappy Chevelle from the movie Drive is coming to auction this month

2 year follow up on the all girls garage, success! There are now 6 garages in the USA owned by women. So if you, too, support this, take your business to them

May 18th, 2017 by admin

I posted about this in June of 2015 when it was still a goal:
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/06/women-are-fed-up-and-opening-their-own.html

the Girls Auto Clinic offers full-service auto repair, female mechanics, manis, pedis, and blowouts while you wait, all in a beautiful lounge tailored to women.

Earle C. Anthony and Lee Miles with his airplane, Los Angeles, 1935

May 14th, 2017 by admin

The Miles and Atwood Special is on the trailer, and in front of it, are Anthony and Miles.

Miles was a living legend during the Golden Age of Flight. At the time this photo was taken he was the number one air racer in the National Aeronautics Association standings.

Earl C. Anthony is perhaps best known as the Packard distributor for the state California from 1915 to 1958.

Bill Carter, you may not know the name, but you’ve seen his work become famous, and the influence spread far from who inspired him, and who he inspired

May 13th, 2017 by admin

Bill began his career as a youngster painting a 1956 Buick that he striped in a garage and would eventually paint everything from Airplanes to Wheelstanders.

One day while on a sidewalk waiting to be picked up from the movies Larry Watson rolled by in his 50 Chevy, and Bill was floored by the whole thing, the car, the paint, and the pompadour.

He was inspired by Larry Watson in a couple of other ways too, the painting of candy, lace, and style… and taking on bit roles on tv and movies.

Bill became the protégé of Larry Watson after working around town but being too shy to ask Larry for a job, and is the only person known to have the secret formulas to iconic Watson paint jobs memorized. It was Larry Watson who coined the nickname “Wild Bill” because Bill would not only paint dragsters but race them.

Starting at the bottom, working on the side at home and doing beer trucks, paint, lettering etc, he was suddenly screwed when the union went on strike at the beer factories, so he went to work in a production company across the street from Disney. (1964-65). Suddenly making 3 times the money as an employee instead of self employed, and in the right place at the right time when Larry Watson walked into the shop and offered him a job based on the great work he had seen around town that Bill had done.

But they didn’t get along, and the job was a grind. So, he went out on his own and started his own company, Custom Candy by Carter. About that time he got hooked on driving top fuel dragsters too. (1969)

By the late 60’s Walt the “Kid Striper” had grown up and teamed up Bill Carter at Carter Pro Paint on Burbank Boulevard.

Walt was Bill’s pinstripe expert, and the word grew that Walt was definitely the go-to guy for custom striping. At the time, Bill would also take under his wing a 12-year-old worker by the name of Mario Gomez, who handled the broom duties at the shop, and in years down the road, the friendship between them would bring about the Candy Factory.

Walt went on to do the paint on Gypsy Rose, the most famous lowrider Impala ever.

He painted the Wagonmaster for the guy who bought it from Tommy Ivo, met Don Prudhomme, and began painting for Don, who introduced him to Tony Nancy, etc etc the ball was rolling and he painted Joe Piasano’s fueler, and Dick Landy’s cars, then Pennzoil wanted their Indy cars and team rig all pearl yellow.

Suddenly Hollywood was knocking at the shop door and he was painting Linda Vaughn’s Ferrari, Fleetwood Mac’s cars, Leslie Neilson, Dan Haggerty’s (Grizzly Adams) Porsche, etc.

Today, Wild Bill Carter is sought out for striping, overlays, pearl bases, candy overlays and color arrangements which are is key factors on custom paint job and he is the go to guy for wild 60s paint schemes.

So Prudhomme set about getting the Shelby Super Snake restored. But that took a longer time than he was used to. Don Long, the original builder, did the chassis. “Wild” Bill Carter painted the body.

“He’s in a walker, a f****** walker, and he insists on doing the painting himself,” said Prudhomme of Carter. “He does a few swipes, moves the walker, does a few more swipes…”

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/don-snake-prudhomme-brings-back-shelby-super-snake
https://www.facebook.com/SnakeRacing712/posts/883774785023613
https://www.facebook.com/SnakeRacing712/photos/a.828113817256377.1073741829.161884967212602/883208825080209/?type=3
http://www.customcarchronicle.com/custom-cars/howard-gribble-collection-part-2/
http://rodzbackalley.blogspot.com/2015/03/legendary-custom-paint-icon-wild-bill.html

http://www.bikernet.com/pages/BIKERNET_SUPREME_BRENT_AND_KIYO_KNUCKLE_FEATURE.aspx

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the Alan Green fastback Nova dragster

May 3rd, 2017 by admin

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Bill Thomas built 3 cars for Chevrolet to go road racing @ sebring. The even put 427 mystery motors in them.

probably the only Z16 (396 SS) 1965 Chevelle still with it’s original owner, and he hasn’t driven it since 1971

April 28th, 2017 by admin

Gottlob’s Chevelle was driven until 1971 and parked with 68k miles and is all original. “I built the building where it’s currently parked in 1974,” says Gottlob. “The car has been in its current location since 1974 and never moved.”

Gottlob set the world quarter-mile speed record in Alton, Illinois in a 1959 Corvette with a 283 – 290 hp fuellie at 12.01 seconds and 112 mph. The new record thrashed the previous record by more than 2 seconds, catching the attention of the CEO of Chevrolet and Vince Piggins who was Chevy’s Manager of Product Performance

After agreeing to reveal his secret enhancements to the 1959 Corvette, they gave him a 409 engine for research and development in exchange for the experimentation data. They also used his enhancements to the 283 engine in the 1959 Corvette as a baseline blueprint for the 1961 283 – 315 hp engine.

He was drafted for the Vietnam war, but kept in touch with Piggins and Cole, and they got him in on the best cars with limited runs being made, like the Z16 Chevelle (200 made) and the very 1st 1965 Corvette 396 made.

He bought the ‘65 Vette, but then without seeing yet, traded it up for the Chevelle because of it’s limited production.

Also they hooked him up with on a 1 of 20 1967 Corvette L88 427, which he bought and raced in the 24 hours of Daytona taking first place in his class.

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/cliff-gottlobs-original-owner-big-block-1965-chevelle-z16-found/

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probably the only Z16 (396 SS) 1965 Chevelle still with it’s original owner, and he hasn’t driven it since 1971

Dec. 10, 1950: Mr. and Mrs. Smith in front of their Sun Valley streetcar home. Retired cars that formerly operated on the Watts line, all-electric and air-conditioned.

April 27th, 2017 by admin

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5614224&postcount=6703
http://framework.latimes.com/2012/03/02/streetcar-home/

When the Pacific Electric Red Car line was torn out in Los Angeles, a man named Smith bought about eight of the old trolleys and brought them up to a large parcel that he owned in the northern San Fernando Valley.

He strung them together with short corridors between each car, using one as a kitchen, one as a family room, several as bedrooms etc. He and his wife raised a family there. When he retired, or died, in the 70s, the property was sold and the streetcars were demolished.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/6760

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Dec. 10, 1950: Mr. and Mrs. Smith in front of their Sun Valley streetcar home. Retired cars that formerly operated on the Watts line, all-electric and air-conditioned.

In 1903, St. Cloud bicycle-store owner Stephen Tenvoorde signed a dealership agreement with Ford Motor Co. to sell cars. Today, Tenvoorde Ford is the world’s oldest Ford dealership.

April 27th, 2017 by admin

Stephen Tenvoorde was an industrious young man. He started his own blacksmith shop in his twenties. Then he started selling bicycles, he repaired them too. He loved to tinker.

“Evidently when the first automobile came out it caught his interest,” Jack Tenvoorde says. “So he brought the first automobile to St. Cloud, a Milwaukee Steamer, up the Oxen trail from Minneapolis. That was in 1899

in 1903 he went to meet Henry Ford, and he was the 2nd person to become a dealer… but the 1st person has long since sold out, and doesn’t get to be the oldest dealership after that moment of sale.

During World War II Cy Tenvoorde was forced to lay off all of his salesmen, except one. The dealership concentrated on repairing carburetors, fuel pumps, generators, ignitions, distributors, transmissions, crankshafts and re-building engines

Used cars were repaired and put on sale. It sold service by encouraging people, through advertising, to keep their cars in good repair. The purchase of a crankshaft grinder that cost a shocking $8,000 at the time eventually paid for itself through repairs. Against all odds, business grew.

The company reached the point where it was rebuilding an average of 125 engines a month for retail customers and several competitive dealerships. ‘Dad made more at that business than he did selling cars,’ said Jack Tenvoorde. ‘When the war was over, Ford put in its own official factory machine to rebuild engines, and put him out of that business.’

the 5th generation of the Tenvoorde family started working at the dealership in 2003, just like all the generations of the family before him, he started with washing cars. Well, his granddad also ran a tractor for demonstrations when needed, back when Henry Ford required all dealerships to have a tractor in the showroom.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1297952
http://www.tenvoordeford.com/
http://www.tenvoordeford.com/history-and-heritage.htm

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In 1903, St. Cloud bicycle-store owner Stephen Tenvoorde signed a dealership agreement with Ford Motor Co. to sell cars. Today, Tenvoorde Ford is the world’s oldest Ford dealership.

1934 White delivery truck for Bullocks, designed by WE Miller

April 24th, 2017 by admin

Although he’s primarily known today as a designer of Classic Era automobile coachwork, Los Angeles native W.E. Miller’s career spanned a half-century during which he designed more than 1,000 different vehicles, products and advertisements for over 100 clients. Most of his working career was spent in Los Angeles where he designed cars for a who’s who of early Hollywood, his clients included Rudolph Valentino, Tom Mix, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Clark Gable

Advance Auto Body also constructed a small number of Miller-designed streamlined White delivery trucks for Bullocks Department Store in 1935-36.

At least one of the attractive vehicles survives and is currently undergoing restoration at Full Circle Restorations in Lockeford, California.

During his lifetime Miller accumulated one of the world’s largest and best-known collections of automobile books, periodicals and literature which was collectively known as the ‘Library of Vehicles’. The valuable resource was acquired by the Blackhawk Collection upon Miller’s death in 1983, after which it became the nucleus of the Nethercutt Automotive Research Library and Archive of San Fernando Valley, California.

WE Miller also designed the

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