Relic’s “Almost a Drive-In Movie” Night

Relic’s “Almost a Drive-In Movie” Night

Showing up before dark… …the Piles for Miles Car Club strikes again!! In the distance, there was a noise! Justin pulling Jeremy’s truck around for some power parking. How it looked right before the sun went down. Our feature presentation, the original “Gone in 60 Seconds”.  Read More →

Desoto Field Find

Desoto Field Find

Down the street from my girlfriend’s parents place there’s a house with some cars you could barely see from the road. I could make out what I thought was a Dodge, but it turns out it was a Desoto…. and there were TWO of them!  Read More →

Random Rocket Find

Random Rocket Find

$50 scored me this crazy 1955 Olds 324 that must have been hot stuff way back when! Pop-up pistons, roller cam, aluminum rods, stroked and poked to 380-something cubes!! This was what it looked like after I got it cleaned up a little. The bore is at 3.93, about .055 over stock. It needs everything! A roller cam was crazy race hardware when this was built, and it probably has a hot little... 

Jason’s Trip to a Real Foundry!

Jason’s Trip to a Real Foundry!

Jason’s Trip to a Real Intake Foundry! I’ll let the man himself, Jason Minahan (the guy with the Mini) tell the story: I’m working on making my own pattern for a short deck Desoto hemi intake manifold. The Buddy Bar foundry makes many manifolds for Hot Heads (they make tons of hemi stuff) and I have a contact with the owner of hot heads. He said he uses these guys. I had... 

Relic’s Home Brew Aluminum Casting

(picture lost when old web page died; anyone? http://relicscarclub.com/blog/post_images/2006/12/cast3.jpg) Last night our search for a “thrifty” way of melting aluminum to cast new club plaques led us finally to a reusable method. We “repurposed” an old oxygen bottle (empty for many years) into a makeshift furnace. Sure it may look a little like R2D2, but it puts... 

R.O.P.

R.O.P.

ROP = Roll on Paint!  Read More →

Field Trip

Field Trip

5.20.06 There’s this field near my Sister and Jim’s place, had a bunch of cool stuff,and everytime I drove by, I wanted to go explore. Modern day life is beginning to encrouch upon it, and soon everything will be gone, so I had to get out there to search out old cool stuff. As a car guy, I find some of the wacky shit they did to old cars amazing. Oh yeah, it was raining when... 

Don Keech’s Yard

Cool local place where I got my 1952 Plymouth and later the 1971 Duster. Chris found his 1965 Oldmobile F85 out here, too. All these pictures were taken by my sister Stacey 9/24/04. She has a great eye for photography!!  Read More →

Santa Cruz Beach Trip!! 4/6/04

Santa Cruz Beach Trip!! 4/6/04

I can’t wait for the next one, either!!  Read More →

Ford Mustero!!!

Ford Mustero!!!

We saw this little gem around Hayward or San Leandro around my birthday in 2003, and had to pull over and get a few pics. Part Ford Mustang, part Ranchero, all over a neat ol’ car. Mustang + Ranchero = El Mustero!  Read More →

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