Rebuilding a Barracuda isn't easy and sometimes it takes getting the old donor car out of the way first! So how should we do that? Easy, we cut it in half! Join Ray and Kevin as they hack, torch, and almost kill themselves on the way to getting the old car out of the garage!
Today we cover the 2020 New England International Auto Show. We take a look at some of the stock vehicles as well as aftermarket that people supply. Exotic cars are always a big feature, so check out Lamborghini and McLaren's best.
How do you fit a big car in a small space? Carefully? Logically? Of course not! You get out the crowbars and make it happen!
Today we begin the exploits of Ray and Kevin as they try to rebuild a Cuda! It's going to be a blast and we hope you'll join us on the journey!
The In the Shop YouTube channel has started to climb like a rocket ship and Nathan was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to give us some insight on what he does and how he does it and what's the secret to his success.
If you would like to visit his YouTube page, follow this link: www.youtube.com/c/intheshop
Mission 22 Rally supports the Mission 22 charity. It strives to support veterans and decrease veteran suicide. Their name comes from the fact that, on average, 22 veterans chose to end their own life daily. That number has since dropped to 20, but the true goal is to change that number to zero. To do this they have a great program they provide to veterans to help them. The Rally collects a great deal of money for the organization that goes to putting veterans through the program. It's run by 15 volunteers that get paid nothing for their services. This particular event had over 180 vehicles that attended, mostly exotic brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche. The event takes place over three days from multiple drives, a car show, and two track days. This particular event took them to Club Motorsport in Tamworth NH where drivers could really take their cars on the edge and many did. It's an amazing event, was amazing to be a part of it, participate, and cover. Check it out for yourself.
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It's the New Year and you're a car guy, which means you aren't interested in losing weight or turning over a new leaf, you're interested in cars! So what do you do? It's easy, make some Car Guy resolutions! Here's 5 Car Guy Resolutions that would be great to add to your New Year.
Will the RX9 return on January 2020 for the Mazda 100th Anniversary and if it does will it have a rotary Wankel motor? Today we discuss that.
Today we stop by Basement Powersports or Spike's Speed Shop, whichever you prefer, and check out this Class A shop and what it has to offer as we get wrapped up in a rusty ride build of a 1960 Biscayne, a silver truck build, and a BMW that is getting a crazy color treatment! Check it out for yourself!
Everyone gets into the car world for different reasons. I got into automotive because of my grandfather. You could say that movies like Smokey and the Bandit threw gasoline on the fire, but the reality is sitting in my grandfather's shop with his garage full of cars hearing things like "the first fully loaded car" meant that I was always being introduced to cool automotive things. So when I purchased my first car I wanted to remember him and although it wasn't a car he owned, it was still dedicated to him.
Every day all around the world gear heads purchase vehicles, whether they are old or new, and secretly dedicate them to their hero. It may be their first car or they may have a vision that reminds them of their hero or their mentor or it may actually be the vehicle their mentor owned, and here's a chance to relive that perfect childhood vision. They finally have set out on their own and they want to make that person proud.
Now imagine they drive up to the first meet and the criticisms fly. It's not fast or it just doesn't make the grade or it's just a rusty old shitbox and those slinging the insults don't understand what they're saying is taking a toll that they don't realize. They're not calling that car a "shit box" they're calling that person's dreams, their memories, their vision, the dedication, they're calling that mentor a piece of shit.
What will this person do? Will they get callous and just hate everyone else like they were hated? Will they take their vision and hide it away in a garage somewhere to just disappear? Will they blast back by becoming even more flamboyant and just get negative attention because that's all the attention they can get and yell back just as hard? Nobody really knows. It's up to the person that receives the jeer as to how they'll deal with it, but you can be assured it won't be good.
For people like me who live the car world and really don't have the option to give it up we tend to become passive about the community, experiencing it from the outside instead of being a part of it. It took me awhile to realize that the criticism is just part of the gig that is fame and you take the good with the bad. Thankfully I met people that were genuine and appreciate me, my vehicle, and were genuinely interested in the history that got me to purchase a slow old car.
I get it though, you can't like every car at the car show. You never will and it's unfair to ask you to. What I am asking is you find something to appreciate. One good thing to focus on. Get to know the owner and hear the history of what got them where they are and you'll always find there's someone, just like you, that got them into cars and they'll undoubtedly want to know your story too, which is what this is all about. It's why they're taking time out of their schedule to sit and share a parking lot with you and all they ask is you be cordial and hopefully friendly. If you can't do that then just say, "those cars aren't for me" and remove the derogatory comment you're considering and move along. The character you save just may be your own.
Allen "Primo" Harris
Allen has contributed to HINCity, Under the Hood as well as other venues through articles and videos. His focus is on helping people in the car show arena improve their results and through this provide a better experience for everyone.