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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Restoration Tips’ Category

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

10 Tips for Taking Trimming to the Next Level

This article is shared with permission from our friends at THE SHOP magazine. We recently came across this great article on upholstery trimming and wanted to share it with our readers.  THE SHOP magazine interviews Brent Parker of Brent Parker Motor Trimming.  Brent operates one of the leading trim shops in the industry in Glenorie, Australia. You can…   Read More

Posted on November 15th, 2017

Does My Classic Car Have Manual or Power Brakes?

First off, if you have manual brakes you would know it.  Manual brakes take a good amount of leg pressing energy to bring a vehicle to a stop… especially a sudden stop.  With power brakes, a power booster helps assist the master cylinder apply force when you push down on the brake pedal. Last month…   Read More

Posted on October 25th, 2017

The 10 Commandments to Buying a Classic Car

The classic car market is doing well and holding strong.  Today, some of the rarest vehicles can cost hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to buy.  There are, however, still classics that most any budget can afford.  There are also classic cars that won’t be bargains for much longer.  For some, their best…   Read More

Posted on October 19th, 2017

Summit Racing Equipment Opens Superstore in Arlington, Texas

In case you have not heard already, Summit Racing Equipment has opened a 32,000-square foot superstore in southeast Arlington at 2200 E Interstate 20.  The huge retail store is connected to a massive warehouse where they will store all their inventory of auto parts.  All together the facility is 750,000-square feet and covers 48 acres!…   Read More

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Drum Brakes vs. Disc Brakes: Which is Best for Your Classic Car?

The ability to stop a car has come a long way in the past 50 years.  Computers and some amazing engineering can stop modern day cars almost on a dime.  In fact, some of these new active crash avoidance technologies can react and stop a car faster than a human ever could. Back in the…   Read More

Posted on October 5th, 2017

How to Minimize Damage to a Flooded Classic Car

In light of the recent hurricane disasters we’ve experienced this year from Harvey, Irma and Maria, we put out an article on how to protect a classic car or truck during a hurricane.  Unfortunately, not everyone was able to get their vehicles to higher ground or adequately protect their vehicles from flood waters. When a…   Read More

Posted on September 5th, 2017

Where to Find Hard-to-Find Parts For Classic, Vintage & Antique Cars

Finding a rare part can often prove to be very challenging depending on the vehicle in question. You are bound to encounter other roadblocks, hurdles and challenges when restoring a car. Finding a replacement part shouldn’t be one of them. But for the right car, collectors are willing to go the extra mile. If you…   Read More


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