Grand Bend Speedway Junior Drag Racers

Drag Racing

“Ah, SHIT HE SAYS” I want-da-race!”

Just a Fun Story! One hot Sunday afternoon we decided to head up to the drag strip at Grand Bend Speedway. As luck would have it that day they featured Junior Drag Racers.

The young racers were just about ready to do their thing when there was a loud bang, a cloud burst. It rained just long enough for the officials to momentarily call the drag race off.

The young drivers were dismounting from their tiny cockpits and this one 12-year-old -took his off helmet and drove into the ground” ah SHIT HE SAYS” I want to race.

God must have heard him cursing because a moment later clouds cleared, tarmac dried and in a matter of minutes, they were drag racing.

“Ah, SHIT HE SAYS” I want to race!

This is only a small part of a fun addition to my E-book from Amazon called Classic Car Manual In this book, you will be many helpful automotive stories and swap meets to where car guys find their hot rod projects.

Did you know GM had air ride suspension in 1957?

Book by Amazon at this address

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094KVM58C

fun YouTube video and photos for “Classic Car Manual”

Air Ride Suspension In Early Classic Cars

Air-Bags-VS-Spring-Suspension

Did they have Air Ride Suspension In Early American Built Cars, in short, the answer is yes they did?

In my early years, I knew I was destined for some kind of mechanical trade. I always spotted stuff that — just wasn’t right. But what did I know as a young kid, I never knew which way was up until my early teens. Continue reading

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Barn Find

 

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Barn Find

So, as you’re watching another episode of the American Pickers or if you’re a Canadian and watching the Canadian Pickers version, it must cross your mind at least once, where do Do they actually find these things in barns? Now don’t go beating yourself up over this, because through all likely hood, you do not have staff making phone calls like those dreaded telemarketers or people whose their sole purpose in life is to follow up on leads, rumors of anything that’s just been remotely sitting around for a long time. Who knows, if you listen to some of those rumors you hear, you might be lucky enough to even find an old Harley Davidson Motorcycle hidden in a barn someplace. RUMORS.

“DO BARN FINDS START WITH … RUMORS”

That’s where the term “Barn finds“comes from.  (LINK TO WIKIPEDIA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_find Continue reading

Finding gold at a Automotive Swap Meet

finding gold at a swap meet

Finding Gold At An Automotive Swap Meet Is Not Impossible.

You just never know what you’ll find at an automotive swap meet. As a vendor, I’m buying and selling at the spring Lancaster Automotive Swap Meet.

Take for example this one time I found a $250. The worth of gold in a plastic pill bottle tucked away in the unsuspecting place. And not just of any vendor’s table, it was right under my nose all along.

This gold story started at this twice-a-year Automotive Swap Meet event. This event like most is put on by Car Clubs to collect money for their much-needed local community charities. Continue reading