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Sacramento Vintage Ford's Monthly News Magazine


 January 24, 2013    



In This Issue:


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What's In This Issue?:
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Ruckus Rods Signs
Flowmaster Exhaust
California Highway Patrol
New Store Hours
Grand National Roadster Show
I Love This Bar & Grill
Gene Winfield's Pacifica
Pepsi Beverages
Butch Gardner Clubhouse
B.R. Cohn Winery
Classic Performance Products
WIN a $50. Gift Card
PF Changs
Fast Frame
Optima Batteries
Sacramento Autorama
$4,200,000. Batmobile
Parts Catalogs
PPG - Mac's Distributing
Goodguys Jr. Membership
Hot Rod Truck Sold
Long Lost 1932
American Restoration - Pawn Stars
Sheepherder Bar & Grille
Quick Quack
Previous Newsletters
Hooters Restaurants
California License Plates
T.G.I. Friday's
Les Schwab Tire Stores
California Super Stores
Rolling Bones
Cobra Electronics
Hollywood Hot Rods
A Bit Of Humor
Thank You!...Please drive safe, have fun and enjoy your ride!...

The Vintage Advantage

Publisher/Editorial Director:
Darold Kohout

Associate Publisher/Contributing Editor: 
Heather Stover

Contributing Photographers:
Heather Stover
Darold Kohout
Doug Oehler
Joe Streng  

Web Producers:
Heather Stover
Darold Kohout

Sacramento Vintage Ford
2484 Mercantile Drive
Rancho Cordova, Ca. 95742


    Celebrating Our 44th
1969 - 2013


  Thank You!


The Association of California Car Clubs (ACCC)
is a volunteer organization with regional representatives who represent the interests of individual members and member clubs across the state.

The ACCC consists of thousands of automobile hobbyists throughout the state who are interested in California laws and policies regarding collector automobiles.



Music & Entertainment

at our shows for


 -- RIP Larry -- 




The Official Custom Art Frame Shop of
Vintage Fridays

5343 Sunrise Blvd
Fair Oaks, Ca. 95628

Mooneyes 2012 Exhibit
at the
NHRA Museum

Barris Kustom

Thanks For The Support George and the Barris Family!

Above to see what George Barris has been up to and shop

Sacramento Vintage
is an authorized
Barris Kustoms

We have 3 Barris memorabilia sections:

-- Batmobile Related 

-- Barris Books
-- The Munster Koach


on the Batmobile 

 Thanks to
Hooters Restaurants
for their support of our Vintage Friday's events!

Rancho Cordova

Thank You!



New drivers need to

Start Smart.

Enroll your young driver in a Start Smart program today.

Quick Links


Capitol Auto Club 


Official Host Club

of our Vintage Friday's Car Shows!


CLICK above to read more about the 'BOLTS' 



Stop by the
Rancho Cordova

location - Just down the street from Sacramento Vintage Ford!

Rancho Cordova Store Manager: Mitch Harrison

2838 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova, Ca.

Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm


WIN Some Very Cool Lethal Threat

Rat Rod Embroidered Mechanics Shirts

at all of our Vintage Friday's events!


CLICK above to see what else Lethal Threat has. And they have a lot!  




At P.F. Chang's we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our doors. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

Majestic 11 foot tall horses grace the entrance to many of the restaurants. The horse symbolizes the original Forbidden City in China, which was built for China's first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi.

At P.F. Chang's you are surrounded by a unique environment combining influences of Chinese and American cultures. A panoramic, hand-painted mural depicting 12th century China, is visible from the main dining room and commands attention as the restaurant's centerpiece, while several terra-cotta warriors stand guard. 
P.F. Chang's 
Creekside Town Center 
1180 Galleria Blvd. 
Roseville, CA. 95678 
(916) 788-2800

(Darold and Lynn highly recommend the Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps to start your dining experience!)




Grand National Roadster Show 
January 25-27, 2013


Sacramento Autorama

February 16-18, 2013


Join the West Coast's premier hot rod, bike & motorsports tour!


Come and join the two Oldest and Longest Running Indoor Car Shows in the World.



above to see  

-Dates and Times-

Garage Mahal



American Trucker



Shark Fights



Optima Ultimate Street

Car Invitational


CLICK on any show
for information 



Classic Shop Talk

Tech Articles





Classic Performace Products


A Valued Vintage


WIN some very
cool signs from

Ruckus Rods!

We will have these NEW signs in stock soon!


above if you can't wait!



The Exhaust Technology Company


Ask for your FREE sheet of Flowmaster Decals with any order. Or stop by and pick them up at the store or at our car shows!


Darold gets a tour of the Flowmaster Plant!


California Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol

-Valley Division-


A Vintage Fridays Sponsor & Supporter





Nothing Comes Close To
A Cobra

North American Headquarters:

Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707






Sacramento Vintage Ford Shop Tour


by Craig Pike over at

My Ride Is


'The first thing I noticed'.......CLICK above to read the article


Photos by









Fender Donated The Bare Guitar!

Gene Winfield Painted
It To Match WILD CAD!

Mike Clines Striped It in 12k White Gold with Green Accents To Match WILD CAD

Best Buy in Roseville, California donated the Fender Amp!

We gave it all away for Make-A-Wish
in 2012!





Watch out for this little
guy in our parking lot area.
Very friendly but hasn't learned he may get squished by a car.




New store hours at Sacramento Vintage Ford
effective Monday October 1, 2012


O'Reilly Auto Parts  


With over 3600 O'Reilly Auto Parts stores in 38 states, they are never far from home!


Better Parts...Better Prices, Everyday! 



 Making history for the 64th year in a row as the
longest running indoor car show in the world
it is anticipated to be one of the most exciting and stunning shows to date.

This weekend in Pomona, Ca. you will see the finest hot rods, custom, and motorcycles from across the globe.


Congratulations to the Grand National Roadster Show Builder of the Year, Bobby Alloway


Meet the stars of "American Graffiti" all weekend.
Bo Hopkins, Paul LeMat and Candy Clark.


Meet Don Most from "Happy Days" on Saturday!



Friday, January 25 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 26 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 10:00 am - 8:00 pm  








Self-Service Auto & Truck Dismantlers


51 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada










Leave it to country music legend Toby Keith to create a restaurant that offers great food and the best live music in Oklahoma City. Named after Toby's hit single "I Love This Bar," this exciting venue offers a real down-home experience.
Open for lunch 11am daily. Come as you are.
They'd love to have you anytime!
No reservations, but seated upon order of arrival.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

440 Palladio Parkway
Folsom, California 95630
Located in the PALLADIO at Broadstone


Gene Winfield 1962 Custom Ford Econoline "Pacifica"


Legendary Car Builder Gene Winfield was at SEMA 2012 in Las Vegas with his newly rebuilt "Pacifica".

Matt with the Eastwood Company interviews Gene Winfield at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and they discuss the Pacifica build. CLICK on the photo for the video.
Courtesy the Eastwood Company.

This 1960 Ford Econoline was originally built for the Ford Custom Car Caravan in 1962-63. It's been updated with a new interior and thunderbird engine and components. It now has a false floor in the bed to make room for the t-bird suspension.

The Pacifica will be going on tour this year throughout the US and Canada.

Grand National Roadster Show- January 25-27, 2013
Sacramento Vintage Ford- Early February, 2013
Sacramento Autorama- February 15-17, 2013

Gene Winfield's Pacifica is:

And a special thanks to Dennis Carpenter Reproductions.


Pepsi Beverages Company

Sacramento, California 




 Pepsi Crowdsources Photos for Beyonce's
Super Bowl Halftime Show


In the first two days of submissions for what Pepsi is calling the first-ever crowdsourced Super Bowl halftime introduction, the soft drink giant says it has received thousands of photos. Beginning December 29, fans have been able to submit images of themselves in pre-determined poses for a chance to appear in an on-air introduction for performer Beyonce.

In order to participate, fans must visit to find the daily pose and submit a similar photograph. Poses include shouting, head bopping, feet tapping, and hip shaking.

Hundreds of photos submitted with the hashtag #PepsiHalftime will be used in an on-air video introduction to the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on CBS on February 3. In addition, Pepsi says it may feature submissions on the website and/or in advertising materials during the promotion period.

Photos submitted by January 11 were be eligible for the grand prize. Photos could also be submitted through January 21 for consideration in the Super Bowl ad, but they will not be eligible for the prize.

The grand prize includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and $500 cash.




 Thank You Pepsi Beverages Company, Sacramento,
for your support of our Make-A-Wish efforts.  







The Butch Gardner Clubhouse

December 19, 2012 

From John Buck - Rod


In memory of the late Butch Gardner, the Sacramento Autorama will formally rename the Clubhouse in his honor.

Butch began a long association with the Sacramento Autorama when he began showing cars in 1973, and later went on to become a show judge. In 1999, Butch became Show Director and Floor Manage
r of the Sacramento Autorama. A favorite of many frequenters of the Autorma, Butch was an active member of the Legends and was the Legends Luncheon Chairman for many years. 

As a lifetime member and former President of the Capitol Auto Club Thunderbolts, car clubs were always close to his heart. Butch brought many car clubs together as the Clubhouse venue manager for the 2012 show and had planned to continue as venue manager in 2013.

With his vital role in making the Autorama Clubhouse possible, we can't think of a greater way to honor his memory than with The Butch Gardner Clubhouse.








Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside all of the Cal Expo buildings.  


The Clubhouse will be in The Pavilion and up to another 500 vehicles will join the event Saturday and newly added Sunday for the Autorama Drive-In parked in
the Building A lot. 



Vehicle Registration for the Drive-In must arrive at the Rod Shows office by February 1, 2013 as credentials will be mailed.     




Goodguys promotes and produces 20 annual events in 13 states and publishes the monthly Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette from the association's Pleasanton, California headquarters. More info? Visit




The KEY and TOKEN a WISH recipient is given to unlock the very special room that grants their WISH.   


Our Vintage Friday's Events support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and
Northern Nevada.




The 25th Annual Winter Wine & Food Fest: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Sacramento Convention Center.  


They anticipate 1,000+ people in attendance for this exclusive event, featuring more than 100 of the best local restaurants and wineries. Guests will enjoy a live and silent auction, live entertainment and delicious food and drink from elite restaurants and wineries. Come hear the compelling stories of our two Wish Ambassadors, Chris and Emily.


This year Make-A-Wish honors Joe and Pat Harbison who have greatly contributed to this event.

This elegant Make-A-Wish® event raises funds to grant wishes for children ages 2-1/2 to 18 with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their human experience with hope, strength, and joy. All proceeds raised stay within our Northeastern California and Northern Nevada chapter and make dreams a reality for our local wish children. 

Last year this fundraiser was able to grant 87 wishes to children, like Chris and Emily, from our chapter.

CLICK above for the details and ticket prices. 


 Sacramento Convention Center  
14th and J Streets - Sacramento, Ca.


Food, Wine Tasting and Silent Auction:  

5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


Exclusive VIP Live Auction  

7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.



Founded by Bruce Cohn in 1984, B.R. Cohn Winery is located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Offers a full line of ultra-premium wines, extra virgin olive oils, handcrafted vinegars and gourmet food products.  


Thanks to B.R. Cohn Winery for their continued support of our Make-A-Wish efforts!      



is a leader in creating computer designed disc Brake, Power Steering and Suspension parts.



175 East Freedom Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

Orders: 800-522-5004
Tech Line: 714-522-2000


Sign-Up NOW for the newsletter over at the
Rod web site and you will
automatically be entered into a drawing to win
one of 20,

CLICK on the arrow to signup!


Creekside Town Center
1180 Galleria Blvd.


 And thanks to Tom and Teri at FastFrame in Fair Oaks, California. Tom with one of the PPG posters they framed and matted for our Make-A-Wish efforts. Tom and Teri have been very gracious supporters of our events for many years! 



5337 Sunrise Blvd,  Fair Oaks, California, 95628
(916) 966-8766



Established in 1987, the Pick-n-Pull chain of self-service auto parts stores is one of the largest recyclers of end-of-life vehicles in the industry. You bring your tools, pull the parts you need and SAVE lots of money! Their 48 U.S. and 3 Canadian locations offer a huge a selection of used OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts for cars, vans and light trucks - all makes and models, foreign and domestic - all at incredibly low prices.

Pick-n-Pull is proud of the fact that they recycle more than 350,000 vehicles and service more than 5 million self-service customers each year.

Pick-n-Pull is a subsidiary of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a global leader in the metals recycling industry that has been in business for over a century. Although Pick-n-Pull and Schnitzer have worked together since 1989, Pick-n-Pull became a fully owned subsidiary of Schnitzer in 2003 as part of its Auto Parts Business unit. Being part of a Fortune 1000 company has enabled them to grow stronger and introduce cost efficiencies into their system that have allowed them to bring environmental and cost benefits to their customers. At the same time, the Pick-n-Pull stores have retained the regional and local focus that has made them popular with their customers.




CLICK to find a Pick-n-Pull Near You!    







A special Thank You for Optima's continued support

of our Make-A-Wish efforts! 





CAL-EXPO  FEBRUARY 15-17, 2013 




The Sacramento Autorama is now in its 63rd year.  


The Sacramento Autorama is also "The Kustom Capital of the World" and boasts being home to one of longest running indoor car shows in the world. The Autorama is recognized as the premiere custom car show on the West Coast.  


The Show will feature over 450 of the finest custom cars, hot rods, classics, motorcycles, and specialty vehicles from around the county.


    The show theme for 2013 is Aloha!
    Autorama Awards ceremony kicks off at 4:00pm on Sunday when the 2013 Custom d'Elegance and King of Kustoms winners will be announced.  

In addition the Big B Awards,
Bagdasarian, Barris, Bertolucci and Bailon,
will make history along with many other awards. The event will be featured in magazines and on television.




A special Thank You for Rod Shows continued
support of the Sacramento Vintage Make-A-Wish efforts!




S-O-L-D $4,200,000.

George Barris Batmobile Number 1 Sold

The Batmobile rolls onto the stage.

The car had been the sole property of its creator, legendary car customizer George Barris. It was sold at collector car auction company Barrett Jackson's annual auction near the company's Scottsdale, Ariz., headquarters. The final price includes a 10% sales commission.

There had been some question as to whether the car would fetch a large sum. Craig Jackson, chief executive of the auction firm, said he expected the car to sell for millions. Others pointed out, though, that many imitation Batmobiles had been built over the years, a good number of them virtually indistinguishable from the original. That raised the question of whether collectors would be willing to pay a huge sum for this Batmobile simply because it was the first.

Rick Champagne, who owns a logistics company in Tempe, Ariz., was very willing. He identified himself as the buyer in an interview with Speed TV immediately after the sale, and his name was confirmed by a representative for Barrett-Jackson.
He told Speed that the car would go in his living room.

"The energy in that room was just electric. We haven't experienced anything like that since the Futurliner," Jackson said, referring to the 2006 auction of a General Motors concept bus that sold for $4 million.

Bidders were so tightly packed around the Batmobile that it was hard at times to tell who was bidding, he added.

But Hollywood cars don't always command top dollar. For one thing, there are usually multiple versions created for different types of shots and for promotional use, making it hard to to say that one vehicle is definitively "the car."
In this case, the TV Batmobile really is a singular creation. While there have been many imitations, this is the only original.

(Black & White Photos Courtesy George Barris)
The Batmobile started life as a Ford 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, which was itself based on a Lincoln Mark II.

The final two bidders, stopped the bidding and decided who would take the Batmobile home with a flip of a coin.

Rick (in the blue shirt) won the coin toss!
$4,200,000. before fees.

Photo courtesy George Barris - Click to visit

Back In The Day........
Lynn Kohout (Sacramento Vintage) had the opportunity to check out Batmobile NUMBER ONE with George Barris at Barris Industries. George was showing Lynn all the cool features. Thanks George.





Our 408 page, full color 2012 catalog of 1948-1966 Ford Pickup parts and accessories. If you have been ordering your F-1 & F-100 Pickup parts from Sacramento Vintage, watch for it in your mailbox .


And a special THANKS to artist David R. Barrett for the very cool pickup art!




Not on our list? CLICK to order.    







 Our 480 page, catalog of parts for the 1928-1931 Ford Model A & AA. Parts and Accessories, Gift Items, Apparel and even a few items to make your little
Model A go.....faster!

Your source of quality Model A Parts since 1969!  



What Other Ford Parts Do We Have For You?


1909-27 Model T

1928-31 Model A & AA  

1932-48 Ford Passenger 

1932-47 Pickup

1948-66 Pickup  

1949-56 Ford Passenger

1967-79 Ford Pickup


Parts for your Hot Rod, Street Rod, Custom,  

Suede & Rat.


Cool stuff for your shop, office and garage!  


One Shot, Lil Daddy Roth, Von Hot Rod, Mack Brushes

Roth Rattle Bomb Paint, Stickers, Clothing, Books, Art 

and a bunch more! And it's all at 






In a constant quest to bring good times and cool cars to car guys & gals worldwide, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is proud to announce the all-new, no-cost, Goodguys Junior Membership Program! It costs nothing...NADA... and only requires a minute of your time to sign up.  All you have to do is log on to, click on the "Read The Latest Gazette" link, create a user name & password and BAM, you're in! 


As a Goodguys Junior Member, you'll receive:
*    Access to the monthly Goodguys Goodtimes Digital Gazette Magazine online at or on your iPhone or Android based Smartphone or Tablet* 


*    Goodguys Exclusive Sticker Pack** 


*    Special Offers and Promotional Notifications 


How's that for a Happy New Year?  Now you can log in and receive the award-winning Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette Magazine in digital format on your home computer or on your iPhone or Android based Smartphone or Tablet absolutely FREE of charge.  The Digital Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette is loaded with over 250 pages of full-color photos and content that's a must read for any serious automotive enthusiast!


It's really that simple. There's no catch! Try us out and of you like what you see and dig being a Goodguys Junior Member, you can upgrade to Silver or Gold Member status with the click of a mouse or a simple phone call!  So don't hesitate.  Join the world's largest hot rodding association and become a Goodguys Junior Member today!
Goodguys... Celebrating 30 Years of Cool Cars, Cool People, Good Times!









The White Cap Construction 'Hot Rod Truck' sold at Barrett-Jackson auction last week as well. Truck was built by the late Boyd Coddington and only had 100 miles on it!

Sold for $50,000.  Someone got a real deal! 

Champion barn find:
Long-lost '32 Ford was drag-racing star



Story by Angelo Van Bogart
Photos by Bob Chiluke

Courtesy Old Cars Weekly News


A single shot from a BB gun may have saved one of the most historic 1932 Ford Deluxe three-window coupes in drag racing history from completely rusting into oblivion.

In 1954, Francis Fortman and Kenny Kerr decided to build a car for the 1954 World Series of Drag Racing, the first such event hosted by the Automobile Timing Association of America. The event was held at Half Day Speedway in Lawrenceville, Ill., about 20 miles from Chicago, none too far from Fortman and Kerr's home. Other young participants included Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick driving a new Oldsmobile, Art Arfons in the Allison airplane-engined "Green Monster" and Fred Lorenzen in a Cadillac-powered Ford convertible.

Fortman and Kerr did not become big names like some of their fellow competitors that day. However, the 1932 Ford three-window coupe they built and raced for that event placed first in the A-B class with a 105.88 mph speed.



After that day of racing, Fortman and Kerr hung up their helmets and parked the Deuce for good. As driver, Kerr took home the trophy from the track. As the builder, Fortman took home the Deuce as his own trophy. He then parked the car outside until fate intervened and the car became a bona fide barn find in 2012.

"[Fortman] told me a '32 Ford race car was worth nothing in 1954, so instead of selling it, he put it in a field and put a tarp on it," said Ken Robins, the 1932 Ford's new owner. "So it spent 20 years under this tarp until one day, kids were shooting the windshield with a BB gun, so he put it in the barn. But from the day he brought it home in 1954 to the day I bought it, it was never touched or started."

The Deuce Robins bought in the summer of 2012 is the '32 every hot rodder dreams of finding or building in their head while lying awake at night. The car is a simple, purpose-built car with several period go-fast tricks, and the fact it's based on one of the rodding world's most lusted-after cars is pure luck.

CLICK on any photo to read the rest of the article and photos over at Old Cars Weekly News. 



 AMERICAN RESTORATION features Rick Dale and his crew of loose screws at Rick's Restorations in Las Vegas, Nevada, as they take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory.    



 When it comes to restoration, Rick Dale is the Pawn Stars go-to guy. AMERICAN RESTORATION follows Rick's work as owner of Las Vegas-based Rick's Restorations, a family business that finds, restores and up-cycles cool objects ranging from Cadillacs to Coke Machines.


 Rick's very nice Ford F-1 Pickup can be spotted on various episodes of American Restoration.  

Did we mention Rick's pickup is:

1112 S Commerce Street

Las Vegas, Nevada 89102







The Citrus Inn opened in 1913
in this very building on Folsom Boulevard. Citrus was sold in front of the building to everyone that passed by on busy Folsom Boulevard.

Folsom Boulevard was a main thoroughfare for the gold rush in the mid 1800s. Many immigrants and forty-niners were in search of some of the gold that James W Marshall and John Sutter found in the American River. The railroads that are still visible across the street today were the same railroads that were constructed in the late 1800s.

Rumor has it that over the years The Citrus Inn became many different businesses, including The Edwards Hotel, and at one point, a brothel. Everyone came to the building to eat good food and to have a good time. There was drinking and dancing 'til late at night.

Later, the building became known as Sheepherder Inn. It was a place for Basque sheepherders to come and rest upstairs in the Inn and enjoy a hearty meal downstairs, which probably consisted of meats, fish, lamb stews, legumes, cheeses and Basque cider.


Sheepherder Bar and Grille
11275 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Phone: (916) 638-4584

Crossroads: Folsom Blvd. and Sunrise Blvd.  just down

the street from Sacramento Vintage Ford..... 




   3 Minutes Fast & No Waiting!  


Quick Quack is a growing chain of exterior-only, soft cloth car washes in California, Texas & Colorado.


 Fully automated and computerized, the high-quality carwashing system is a soft-cloth, exterior-only conveyor wash. Customers stay in their vehicles while being automatically guided through the glass enclosed tunnel where the vehicle is soaked, soaped, washed, polished, rinsed with spot-free water and blown dry all in a matter of minutes. Quick Quack Car Wash also takes pride in being environmentally friendly by conserving water and using environmentally friendly shampoos that are biodegradable and non-corrosive. Additional information is available online at
CLICK on any image.

Did You Miss The Last One?

CLICK on the  


to see what you may have

missed in previous editions of the
Vintage Advantage..........












Sacramento Theatrical Lighting is a family-owned business in continuous operation since 1947. Now operating out of a 65,000 sq. ft. building, STL is a full-service theatrical equipment company. They offer a full line of theatrical lighting equipment and accessories, moving lights, dimming and control, stage curtains and expendables.

The Rental Department can set you up with everything you need for your backyard party or a professional theatrical production. If you are looking for a full service contractor to handle all of your event needs, their Production Department has all of the answers you need.

STL also has a Special Projects Division that specializes in design and installation of large and small theatrical systems, design and install of theatrical drapery, rigging inspections and other specialty projects. They employ a full in-house Tech Service Department.

STL setting up the drapes in Sacramento Vintage Ford's warehouse for the CHiPs For Kids Toy Disribution Day.

950 Richards Blvd
Sacramento, Ca. 95811



Rancho Cordova - Sacramento - Natomas
Bakersfield - Fresno - Honolulu

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop at Hooter's!
Neat Items For The Grown-Ups & Kids

Rancho Cordova Hooters
1785 Challenge Way  Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 927-9464
Natomas Hooters
3541 Truxel Road  Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 929-9464


There have been countless studies done to prove it, but virtually everyone knows that spending quality time with a kid is the greatest gift you can give them. And sharing your appreciation for collector cars is a great way to nurture their interest in a hobby that you can enjoy together for many years to come.  


Through the SEMA Take a Kid to a Car Show coloring book app, kids of all ages will be able to customize and personalize each car. We encourage users to visit to discover additional fun and exciting resources through this campaign.    







AB 1658 by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D- Los Angeles) was signed into law establishing the California Legacy License Plate Program, which will go into effect on January 1, 2013.  The program will allow car enthusiasts to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for one of three iconic California license plate designs.


Tell a friend about this program. It's essential to get the word out so we can work together to get 7,500 for all three plates and put these classic pieces of California history back on the road! CLICK above to read more.  


 In 1965 the first T.G.I. Friday's restaurant opened in New York City at the corner of First Avenue and 63rd Street and quickly became the meeting place for single adults, with $1 million in revenues its first year.


"T.G.I. Friday's® is known for serving authentic American food and exciting drinks. We also understand that our restaurants are more than just a place to eat. They are places where communities form, gather and engage."

"So, we take our commitment to community seriously. Our Team Members have cultivated strong local relationships and take great pride in their engagement with guests and their participation in the communities that they live and work in."       




Rancho Cordova, California
Thanks to Mitch and the crew over at Les Schwab Tires in Rancho Cordova for their support of our Make-A-Wish efforts!

2838 Sunrise Boulevard   Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Next to Home Depot!
(916) 858-8666 



In 1983 California Sprint Car racers were experiencing 'excessive sound' issues at numerous race tracks and were told to quiet the cars down or lose racing privileges. All attempts to silence the race engines without sacrificing power repeatedly failed.

Enter Flowmaster founder, Ray Flugger, with over 45+ years of exhaust design experience, and while working out of a small 800 square foot barn in Kenwood, California, created Flowmaster's first patented design of racing silencers. Ray attached handles to ease carrying the square shaped race mufflers through the race pits, and the mufflers became known as the "suitcase muffler." Today, these innovative Flowmaster mufflers are the result of years of development with top race engine builders, thousands of hours of dyno research and "real-world" on-track testing

Flowmaster's product line includes exhaust products for Performance Street, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Street Rods, RV's, Motorhomes, and all types of race applications. With over 400 different muffler models, 370+ exhaust systems and numerous exhaust accessories available, Flowmaster offers you the choice of sound to fit your preference from "wild to mild" and your specific vehicle needs.


Facing the terrain and looking for a
Dodge Ram Truck
or Jeep Dealer?
Thinking that a Chrysler is more your style?

Vintage Dodge At the Folsom Boulevard Store


California Superstores - Folsom 

12545 Folsom Blvd   Folsom, California 95630





These arrived my 'in box' and thought I would share.


Cobra Electronics Corporation is a leading designer of mobile communications products in the United States, Canada, Europe and around the world. After 50 years of innovation, the company continues to grow by boldly entering into new product categories.

Today the company's products include:
Mobile navigation devices
Two-way radios
Radar/laser detectors
Citizens band radios
Marine electronics
Power inverters

Cobra products are available in nearly 40,000 storefronts in North America and in a growing number of retailers throughout the world.

We would also like to thank Cobra Electronics for their support of our Make-A-Wish efforts.


Troy Ladd and the crew over at Hollywood Hot Rods have a bunch of new and very cool accessories coming soon to their web store.



Two guys, one old and one young, are pushing their carts around at the home improvement store when they collide. The old guy says to the young guy, "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife, and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going."

The young guy says, "That's OK. It's a coincidence. I'm looking for my wife, too. I can't find her and I'm getting a little worried."

The old guy says to, " Well, maybe we can help each other. What does your wife look like?"

The young guy says, "Well, she is 27 years old, tall, with red hair, blue eyes, long legs, big boobs, and she's wearing tight white shorts. What does your wife look like?"

The old guy says, "Doesn't matter - let's look for yours."

John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully.

'Give me one last request, dear' he said
'Of course, John,' his wife said softly.
'Six months after I die,' he said, 'I want you to marry Bob.'
'But I thought you hated Bob,' she said.
With his last breath John said, 'I do!'


Andy and Sue Brizio's 1932 roadster is currently on display in our showroom. Stop by and take a peek!
(Photoshop magic by Heather)



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Cruisin' around the Sacramento Vintage parking lot in the 'Sacramento Vintage Equipped' Grand National
'Speed 33' Roadster, owned by John Buck. 





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