All Blog Posts Tagged 'Street' (6)

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HERITAGE

By Drew Hardin 

Photo Courtesy Petersen Archives

The Great California Street Rod Civil War

At the 1973 Street Rod Nationals (or so the story goes), rod builders Andy Brizio and Lil’ John Buttera got into a, shall we say, friendly discussion about which end of the Golden State produced the best street rods. Southern Californian Buttera ribbed Brizio, who was from South San Francisco, about how the Bay Area cars were “average” mechanically but were topped by outstanding paint jobs to make them seem more special. Brizio, in turn, said L.A. turned out trick show cars that couldn’t be driven very far. One thing led to another and (so the story goes) the discussion devolved into a “my new car will be better than your new car” challenge. At the 1973 Street Rod Nationals (or so the story goes), rod builders Andy Brizio and Lil’ John Buttera got into a, shall we say, friendly discussion about which end of the Golden State produced the best street rods. Southern Californian Buttera ribbed Brizio, who was from South San Francisco, about how the Bay Area…

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Added by Michael Thies on July 18, 2014 at 1:38am — No Comments

Atlanta Auto Restoration—Mark Engel’s Dream Came True

“Our clients come from all over the U.S.-- and as far as the Virgin Islands,” says Henry County resident and business owner Mark Engel, who started  Atlanta Auto Restoration in Hampton, Georgia nearly nine years ago.  After two years of conversation about the meticulous process he and his staff of five go through to restore a car, the client shipped his car.    

 

Engel believes that his process of entirely disassembling a car makes Atlanta Auto Restoration unique.      Since the…

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Added by Marilyn Pearlman on March 19, 2014 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

A 1951 Ford, Racing Maserati, Oldsmobile Ralley, The Busiest Time For Car Shows



By Miguel Caparros. 1951 Ford Convertible                     Click For Video Here…

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Added by Miguel Caparros on October 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"It's Cruising Time"

"It's Cruising Time" is the headline on the front page of our local newspaper today.

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/cruising-36290-time-.html

If you were a teenager in central North Carolina in the 80's (or the 60's and 70's from what I hear), you spent A LOT of your free time "cruising" or "dragging" Main Street in Burlington. It was our way of showing off our cars, playing our music, hanging…

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Added by Jeff & Beth Williams on August 23, 2010 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Street Racing in New York City

I was discussing this with some of you guys and girls out there. I was a spectator in the early 60's and then a competitor in the late 60's early 70's. I actually raced my 55 Chevy 210 for pinks at the connecting.

Joe Oldham published this in 2007 get his book if you like stories like this. Between Google Earth and Google sreet level you can really get a street level view of stories.

Plug this coordinates to Google earth or Maps and it will take you to the spot.… Continue

Added by Miguel Caparros on April 27, 2010 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Confessions of a Motor Head. Racing on the streets of Boston.

by Miguel Caparros

1969 was the beginning of my senior year of…

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Added by Miguel Caparros on April 21, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

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