Thursday, October 29, 2009

More of the Broiler

Finally got to take some pictures at the new Bob's Broiler in Downey, last night.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What once was...

Harvey's Broiler

Then Johnie's Broiler

Then illegal demolished

...Now is!!

Looks as great as the rendering sketch!

Go support the cuase! Hats off to everyone involved with the restoration and to all that fought the battle! Go have a burger and grub and see it for yourself! 7447 Firestone Blvd in Downey, CA

Here's more about the history of Johnie's and the illegal demolition of this historic landmark in LA County.... --> Johnie's Broiler

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quinton/Joehnck Comp Coupe - restored by Rudy Rodriguez

One of my favorite competition coupes, a 1932 Ford 3-window coupe, originally built in 1951 by Bob Joehnck for owner and driver Jack Quinton, who raced the car from 1951 to 1962. It set several records at El Mirage and Bonneville, and could be seen on the drag strip in Ponmona, Santa Ana, and Santa Maria.

The car was recently restored by Rudy Rodriguez or Fullerton Fabrication, it took First Place in Competition Class at the 2007 Grand National Roadster Show. The car is simply beautiful and looks like it's ready to get back to business! Love it!

Photos of the restoration can bee seen on Fullerton Fabrication's website and were taken by Mike Chase, of Mike Chase Photo.

(information paraphrased from the car's featured section on Fullerton Fabrication's website)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Porsche 904

I think the mid-60's Porsche 904 pretty much speaks for itself...

...New love? Quite possibly! I've always been a Shelby Daytona and a Porsche 911 fan and more recently found the Ferrari Dino popping into my brain. I guess it's just natural to be into the 904's and similar model Porsches.

Check out this Blog

Ran across this Blog today. Tons of cool car and bike related stuff. ALLLL kinds of neat stuff! Might be old news, but this is my first time running across it.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's Alive!

Finally! After tons of headaches with the last Hemi, I got this one together and turned the key to hear it run for the first time today. Needs to be dialed in yet, but one step at a time.

The Hemi lives!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Crazy friday snow vehicle

This thing is nuts! Being that winter is right around the corner, I thought it was appropriate though... :)

Armstead Snow Motors from Seeking Michigan on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jim Lytle's '32 5-window, Hemi Coupe!!

Generally I'm a fenders-off kind of guy, when it comes to '32 Ford Coupes, but in this case, this is one of the coolest deuce coupes I have ever seen! 354 Chrysler Hemi with a Cragar 8x2 intake manifold also! Totally awesome! If you look close enough at that engine you can see a bunch of really unique things going on, like the copper water cross-over and thermostat housing, dual 4x2 fuel logs to deliver the fuel and that EELCO 8x2 linkage is sweet! Old school stuff at it's finest, right there!!

If anyone has any more information on this car and/or the Hemi that's in it or where any of it might be now, please let me know. You can email me at

Saturday, October 3, 2009