Dealer Upgrades vs Shop Upgrades

Dealer Upgrades vs Shop Upgrades

Nowadays there’s lots of dealerships offering aftermarket upgrades to new vehicles such as wheels, tires, lift kits, exhaust, etc. When you buy a vehicle with these add-ons from the dealer, the cost of the upgrades is usually bundled in with your purchase price and financing. Is that a good or a bad thing?

Melted Cats from a Bad Tune and Bad Gas

Melted Cats from a Bad Tune and Bad Gas

We always preach about using good fuel and having a good tune in your performance car, especially your daily driven hot rod.  We had a great example this week about why this is so important! The last time you went cheap on the gas for a few tanks and you think it didn’t hurt anything - did you look at your cats?

Here Comes the Stampede...

Here Comes the Stampede...

After some bad luck, the Stampede Mustang came to us in need of a fresh start. We ended up rewiring most of the car, installing a new airbag system, doing some cosmetic and interior changes, and getting the car running so that the owner could enjoy it. After a lot of blood and sweat, the Stampede is back where it belongs!

The Effects Today’s Fuel Has on Older Vehicles

The Effects Today’s Fuel Has on Older Vehicles

Is ethanol something you’d want in your classic? It makes up 10% of the fuel that goes in our vehicles nowadays. There’s some benefit to having ethanol in your fuel such as a cleaner burn and that it’s more environmentally friendly. That’s great for fuel injected vehicles made in 1977 or later, but what about carbureted vehicles?

Our "Top 5" SEMA Picks of 2018!

Our "Top 5" SEMA Picks of 2018!

A few of us spent last week in Vegas at the SEMA show to check out what the latest trends and products are for the automotive industry. We were blown away by the creativity and craftsmanship on display so we decided to put together our “Top 5” picks of the show. Enjoy!