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June  2015   -   Part 1 of 2  


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Ruckus Rods Signs
Flowmaster Exhaust
California Highway Patrol
Thank You
Take-A-Kid To A Car Show
Hot Rod Wiring Kit
National Car Collector Appreciation Day
Johnny Garlic's
Masters Wholesale - Costco
Total Cost Involved - Humor
Sherm's Custom Plating
Car Dollies - Heavy Duty
SEMA Ignited Afterparty
Vintage Fridays Shirts Almost gone!
Acme Trading
Fast Frame- Fair Oaks
American Truck & Trailer Body
Lincoln Electric - Optima Batteries
More Diners Drive-Ins and Dives
TCI Engineering TV
BIG 97 From Stromberg






Customer Service


Parts Order Questions

The Vintage Advantage

Publisher/Editorial Director:
Darold Kohout
Contributing Photographers:
Heather Stover
Robert Gouine 
Robert Alan 
Darold Kohout
Kim Engel
Ed Gardner
Lynn Kohout
Doug Oehler
Joe Streng

Account Executive:   
Lynnette Kohout

Account Assistant:
Joni Bennig

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


Our 46th
1969 - 2014
Thank You!

 Vintage Fridays
 --- 2015 ---

62 Locations

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

Rancho Cordova

Thank You!








Customer Service


Parts Order Questions




Grand National Roadster Show
January 29-31, 2016

Pomona, Ca. 



Sacramento Autorama

February, 2016



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.





The Association of California Car Clubs (ACCC)

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.

Looking for Mater?

He's right here!
We have the large cardboard cut-outs!

Click above

2930-1753   $34.95 

X-Tread FORD Inflatable Footballs by Baden

9828-43  $15.95

Electric Vehicle Stuck in Parking Lot for Hours 


Voodoo Priest Is
Here Now!
  Come Check It Out 




Near Sunrise Blvd and Coloma Road


The Official Custom Art Frame Shop of
Vintage Fridays

5343 Sunrise Blvd
Fair Oaks, Ca. 95628

Barris Kustom


Thanks For Your Support!

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:

on the Batmobile





New drivers need to

Start Smart.

Enroll your young driver in a Start Smart program today.

Quick Links

Vintage Drag Racing
...Full Throttle Fun!


Capitol Auto Club 


CLICK above to read more about the 'BOLTS' 


62 U.S. Locations


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



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.

B.R. Cohn Winery

15000 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 938-4064

Open Daily:  

10:00am to 5:00pm   



Vintage Air is owned and operated by experienced street rodders who have been involved in the sport for over thirty years.

They offer you the most comprehensive line of high performance air conditioning components available.

Every Vintage Air product incorporates the very latest technology available and offers you the greatest efficiency and reliability available.

Vintage Air, Inc.
18865 Goll St
San Antonio, TX 78266

Toll Free: 1-800-862-6658

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   


Sacramento Autorama

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.


Sacramento Vintage  

is the proud sponsor  

of the Sacramento Autorama  


Brentwood Communications International Inc.

Backroad Gold

American Trucker

Celebrity Rides

Extreme Factories

RU Faster Than A RedNeck?

Garage Mahal



Shark Fights



Optima Ultimate Street

Car Invitational



HOT ROD Television


CLICK on any show
for information 


62 Locations


FREE 3-DAY SHIPPING from Coast to Coast



cool embossed metal signs from

Ruckus Rods!


above if you can't wait!



Dennis over at Ruckus Rods has been one of our Make-A-Wish supporters for many years now!


He has some very cool signs at GREAT SALE prices right now!  


Click the SALE to view. 


Aged tin signs complete with bullet holes

Click any image to view

 Classic Performance Products


378 E Orangethorpe Ave.   

Placentia CA 92870


Order Line Toll Free 800-522-5004


Tech/Order Line 714-522-2000


Classic Shop Talk

Tech Articles





Classic Performace Products


A Valued Vintage


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.


Brian shows Darold the warehouse and production areas at the Flowmaster Plant!



California Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol


E-Sac &  

Valley Division


Vintage Fridays Sponsors & Supporters






Nothing Comes Close To
A Cobra

North American Headquarters:

Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707





 Model: Athena Amore

Sacramento Vintage  Shop Tour


by Craig Pike over at

My Ride Is


Model: Miss Rockwell  


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


Model: Athena Amore


Photos by:      


Music...It's deep in our roots.

We live it,
breathe it and make it kick!

In 1973, KICKER's Livin' Loud legacy began as a two-man operation, hand-building professional-speaker systems in a narrow one-car garage. With very few resources and an intense love for music, company founder and current President Steve Irby invented the mobile-stereo enclosure market in his northern Oklahoma community, when he developed the Original KICKER.

Show Off YOUR System!

Vehicle Specific Solutions are factory-engineered to fit in a specific vehicle make, model and year.

See your nearest Authorized KICKER Dealer for details.





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 to benefit Make-A-Wish!







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



Past Time Signs is one of the largest metal sign manufactures in the world. We are a Southern California company specializing in the manufacturing and selling of metal signs, clocks, thermometers, light boxes and canvas prints.

We hand make our products in the United States using the highest quality materials and the most durable manufacturing procedures. The process  bakes the image into a powder coating for a durable and long lasting finish. Just like the craftsmanship of the past, our products are durable and made to stand the test of time!

Pasttime Signs
10943 Wheatlands Ave
Santee, CA 92071

  Esquire IMAX
1211 K Street
Sacramento , CA 95814 916-443-4629

The image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D ExperienceŽ with proprietary IMAX DMRŽ (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

JUNE 2015

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Blueline Rental
9656 Jackson Road

Blueline Rental
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Rodding USA Issue
Number 7 with the
California Kid on the cover!

13 page full color article on the California Kid and
Jakes Coupe.

We were honored to be able to share these two iconic cars with you a while back.

above to view our little
California Kid
history page.

With the very best in hot rod and custom photography, writing, and history, The Rodder's Journal is unmatched amongst automotive publications. 
In each issue you will find a carefully crafted blend of traditional hot rods, classic customs, early drag racing, the best newly built cars, and the rich personalities behind one of the world's most unique and passionate pursuits.

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Motornation the premier traditional Hot Rod,
Kustom, Motorcycle and Instructional "Netflix" style subscriber network! ... Coming 2015


Rodding USA, by hot rodders, for hot rodders.


A special THANKS to every company you see listed in our e-news magazine. They all support, in one way or another, our Make-A-Wish efforts, car shows and events.
These are the folks that help to make it all happen!
Tell 'em thanks!

Our official Make-A-Wish raffle ticket sponsor!
Thank You!



The NHRA has announced the newly created Drag A Friend To The Strip, a program offered exclusively for NHRA member tracks across the country. The initiative implemented by NHRA Field Marketing will inspire current racers, fans, and supporters of the NHRA to bring friends to share the speed at NHRA Member Tracks events.

CLICK above to read on.




378 E Orangethorpe Ave. 
Placentia CA 92870

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



Goodguys Racing "Good Times"  

1970 Chevy Camaro

Spotted Over at Sacramento Vintage 


Greg, Jason, Steven and Darold at the June 26    

Vintage Fridays. 

Goodguys Racing "Good Times" 1970 Chevy Camaro


413ci Alan Johnson Hemi
3500 Horsepower
2-speed Lenco Transmission

Runs the 1/4 mile 5.70 seconds and over 250 MPH   


The race team:
Marc Meadors, Jason Bunker, Bob Bunker Jr
Steven Bunker, Ben Bolyan, Chris Ballance
Bill Fox, Billy Ferriera, Greg Lee, Penny Atkinson






Gasoline Magazine is a Swedish based magazine written all in Swedish, created by a group of motor enthusiasts who tested whether it was possible to make a magazine with a content we liked ourselves, without compromises. In January 2006, the first issue of Gasoline Magazine was released, and proved we did something you readers appreciate, as we are now almost seven years later, one of Scandinavia's leading motor magazines.




At all 4 of our 2015 Vintage Fridays
events !


Yes! This gentleman WON 2 OPTIMA Cetificates!

(Battery ships prepaid direct from Optima)


Thanks to Sharon, Lyssa and Roya with the Rancho Cordova Hooters Restaurant for helping us with the BBQ and the Make-A-Wish raffles.


Thank You Optima Batteries!


Tex Smith:  

The Passing of One of Hot Rod Magazine's and Industry's Pioneers  


Photos courtesy Peterson Publishing Archive  

Article courtesy Brian Brennan  -  Hot Rod Network 


LeRoi "Tex" Smith, one of the automotive industry's true iconic figures. Tex left all of us in his rearview mirror on the evening of June 11, 2015, while at his home in Australia, succumbing to a lingering illness.  


He had spent his last years living with his current family in Australia where he had cultivated an entirely new grouping of hot rod friends while others within his family remained stateside. There will be more coming on the life and times of LeRoi "Tex" Smith but for now let me give you a glimmer of insight into a man who was at the core of the hot rod movement, as well as at the very foundation of the automotive publishing industry.


Tex is a nickname he picked up as a teenager living in Oklahoma-Oklahoma, not Texas! He once brought home a Levi-style jacket that already had the name "Tex" riveted onto it. Hence, the nickname and if you knew Tex this was such a typical story coming from a very proud man who professed his love for his Native American (Cherokee) heritage and culture.  


He also served proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the early '50s as a fighter pilot. It was during this service that he came to know another legend-Wally Parks of both Hot Rod magazine fame (as its editor) and later worldwide recognition as the founder/leader of the National Hot Rod Association. Tex had a true love of all things automotive, coming from a family well versed in the body and paint business, and as a lifelong tinkerer of hot rods. He played semi-pro baseball, something else that he maintained his love for throughout his life.  


While in the service he had developed a friendship with Parks and when Tex finished his military service Parks offered him a job at the National Hot Rod Association and later Hot Rod in 1957. It was a friendship that lasted a lifetime and yielded an incredible body of work. Another one of those lifetime friendships cultivated from behind the keyboard and camera was another Hot Rod staffer, Tom Medley of "Stroker McGurk" fame. The two of them would prove inseparable for the remainder of Medley's life (who died in 2014). The two may have spent more time fishing and telling each other stories than working on magazine projects but theirs was truly a friendship without parallel.  

CLICK on the photo to read the complete article.





American Truck and Trailer Body Company both manufactures and represents the highest quality products and brands in our industry. At our state of the art facility, we are able to maintain product quality from start to finish.


ASE certified mechanics, AWS certified welders, master fabricators, on-site engineering, on-site parts and service, full service paint facility, plus over a century of combined truck equipment experience separates us from others in our industry.








Click Here to See How They Build Them!







 Stop by the store and grab a FREE Sacramento Autorama souvenir program courtesy Rod




or pick up a FREE souvenir program from the  

2015 Los Angeles Roadster Show! Courtesy the folks at the  

L.A. Roadster Show!

(Limit one per person please)   

A COBRA full featured portable powerpack with a 500 Peak Amp jumpstarter that will start most vehicles with a low battery , a 100 Watt DC to AC power inverter to power up small household appliances and a 260psi Air Compressor to fill a flat tires on the car or a bicycle, Plus a 12 Volt Outlet for mobile 12 Volt devices and a USB Port to power or charge cell phones, and much more!

Safety features such as a bright LED light for emergencies and a safety on/off switch to the jumper cables, Reverser polarity alarm and a charge status meter.

Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 W. Cortland St.
Chicago, IL 60707
(773) 889-3087

Winner of the Viking All American Welding Helmet at the June 26, 2015 Vintage Fridays!

and the Winner of the Gear Bag from Lincoln Electric!

100% of the raffle ticket sales benefits Make-A-Wish of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada.


Frames with all the fixins' for the 1953-56 Ford F-100 Pickups.  Give Mike a call at Sacramento Vintage and have one of these beauties, or an earlier year, built for you!

1928-1931, 1932, 1933-1934
1935-1940, 1941-1948
F-1 Pickups & Chevrolet too!

Sacramento Vintage Ford
Toll Free  1-888-FORD-100


More F-100 Pickup bed kits just hit the docks!
We are trying to keep up!

And a shipment of Shop Manuals for the 1948-56
Ford Pickups arrive.

.........and Kim is very excited to get them poly bagged
and out on the showroom floor!


Vintage has a great selection of your favorite automotive magazines! 

And........around the back issues we are blowing out at $1.

Stop by and check them out! ONLY $1.
Great images for framing!


Kim and Kathy over in the Vintage Ford gift shop discovered a few of the Andy's Picnic 2012 T-shirts in white...... and while supply lasts, your choice at a super price.
Only $7.50 each!

-CLICK on the photo-


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.

(CLICK above)    






By Jay Storer (reprint) Courtesy Street Rodder Magazine 


The test mule at Sacramento Vintage Ford was Bud Bryan's new '29 roadster pickup. Working under it is wiring guy and all-around guru, Ron Palmer. 


Outside of the world of original Ford Model T's, A's and V-8 restoration, most rodders have been unaware that inside the Sacramento Vintage Ford warehouse is a section called "production."  


This is where staff utilizes ancient machines to produce concours-stock, cloth-covered wiring harnesses for early Fords that feature all the correct terminals, brass bullet connectors, and other OEM details.  


Over the years, those "crossover" guys (lucky stiffs with both a restored Ford or two and a hot rod) would come to the counter at Sacramento Vintage Ford and ask why they couldn't get an old-school wiring harness for their hot rod.


Now it happens that one of the people who make the Ford harnesses is our friend of 40 years, Bud Bryan, one of the pivotal editors of Rod & Custom, a man who was part of the R&C team that got '70-era rodders to start thinking about Flatheads, traditional cars, and long-distance driving to events. After a rod hiatus of eons, Bryan is finishing off a '29 roadster pickup full of collected old-school goodies. 


CLICK on any image to read the complete article. 
















Creekside Town Center

1180 Galleria Blvd.

Roseville, CA. 95678






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

378 E Orangethorpe Ave. 
Placentia CA 92870

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

Thank You Classic Performance Products

for your continued support of our
Make-A-Wish Efforts!



The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next "Collector Car Appreciation Day" will be celebrated on July 10, 2015. The date marks the sixth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) by passing Resolutions each year at the SAN's request.

The previous resolutions were sponsored by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Mark Begich (D-AK). The Senators have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation's appreciation for the automobile's unique historical place in our history.



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FREE Cruisin' Garage Car Show calendars!
Stop by the store a pick one up.
Thanks to Stacey and Greg!

  Association of California Car Clubs (ACCC) 


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.

Hobby clubs and individuals joining the ACCC contribute to the protection of the hobby and are kept informed of the latest issues affecting our clubs.

These representatives form the Board of Directors, serve without pay and are elected from the pool of active auto enthusiasts in this state 

The 2015 Butch Gardner
"Save Our Cars" Car Show
will be held at
Sacramento Vintage Ford
2484 Mercantile Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA. 95742

August 15, 2015

Gates open at 8:00 AM on August 15, 2015 and the show goes from 10:00 AM - 2:30PM. Show goes on rain or shine!



Swing by Sacramento Vintage Ford, pick up your entry form.

Entrants and Vendors can give Bruce a call at 



1930 Ford Model A Sedan owned by the
California Highway Patrol we have had on display.

Back in the day!  Courtesy CHP.

The Model A and a couple of the California Highway Patrol's
'retired' Police Special cruisers from back in the day. Shown here at our June 26th Vintage Fridays Get-Together.
1995 Chevrolet Caprice SS
1992 Ford Mustang 5.0

Thanks to Bruce and Wayne with the 245 Squad Club,
Placerville CHP.


Music...It's deep in our roots.
We live it, breathe it and make it kick!

In 1973, KICKER's Livin' Loud legacy began as a two-man operation, hand-building professional-speaker systems in a narrow one-car garage. With very few resources and an intense love for music, company founder and current President Steve Irby invented the mobile-stereo enclosure market in his northern Oklahoma community, when he developed the Original KICKER.

It was the first full frequency-range speaker box designed specifically for cars and trucks. From that historic moment, delivering concert-like audio quality across a wide volume range with renowned bass and accurate sound has always been the KICKER way.

KICKER graces the Stillwater, Okla., skyline and has stayed true to the values from which the company was built. KICKER products are designed and shipped from a 280,000-square-foot facility that houses nearly 200 energetic individuals who constantly push the limits of audio-design technology and performance.

KICKER products are currently sold by approximately 1,200 authorized dealers in the United States, and export sales are managed through a network of distributors serving over 2,000 dealers in approximately 50 countries.


Aaron Hagar's 'Red Voodoo' 1946 GMC is seriously



and Aaron's Red Voodoo GMC is also:



At Johnny Garlic's our goal is to provide phenomenal cuisine
developed by Guy Fieri coupled with all star service.

With great pride we take every opportunity to provide each and every Guest with a World-Class experience.

Monday - Thursday:  11:am - 10:pm
Friday & Saturday:  11:am - 11:pm
Sunday:  11:30 am - 10:pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm & 9: pm - Close
Saturday: 11:am - 5:pm & 9:pm-Close
Sunday: 11:30 am - 5: pm & 9:pm - Close

Now serving our new handmade "Kraft Kocktails" featuring
 premium liquors and house-made fresh berry purees.

Johnny Garlic's Roseville
10505 Fairway Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 789-2000

We will gladly accommodate large parties for every need.
Johnny Garlic's offers catering, delivery, a To-Go menu
and offers curbside service.



The catalogs included in the TRJ Vintage Catalog Collection span the early days of pioneers like Karl Orr, Isky, and Bell Auto Parts to the heyday of hot rodding and drag racing with companies like Hurst, B&M, Mickey Thompson, and many others.

The Rodder's Journal Vintage Catalog Collection,
a box set of speed parts catalogs from the '40s through the '60s. Handpicked from our private stash are nearly 30 of the coolest catalogs from high performance pioneers like Bell Auto Parts, Mickey Thompson, Karl Orr, Isky, Hurst, and many more. Each page has been carefully reproduced, preserving their character and documenting the evolution of the hot rod aftermarket.

The set comes packaged in a handsome box that compliments our Dan Post Custom & Restyling Box Set and other TRJ hardbound efforts. This set has been limited to just 2,500 copies, and the first 1,100 are signed and numbered.

Click on the photo, visit, or call The Rodder's Journal at (800) 750-9550 in the U.S. or (877) 479-2627 in Canada to order your copy of the Vintage Catalog Collection Box Set.

11260 White Rock Rd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

THANK YOU for your support!


Masters is right next door to Sacramento Vintage Ford.
A supporter of our Vintage Fridays events... plus.......they have some very cool products for your home!







Never laugh at your Wife's choices!

YOU are one of them......



Total Cost Involved Engineering Inc. is a US Manufacturing Company that has produced complete chassis plus front and rear suspension for classic cars since 1974 in Ontario, California.

The vehicle applications that they engineer chassis and suspensions for: Ford and Chevy Hot Rod, Street Rod, Classic Trucks and Muscle Car. 


Looking for Ford or Chevy Total Cost Involved parts?
Give Mike at call over at
Sacramento Vintage Ford!  
1-888-FORD-100  ---  916-853-2244

Stop by
Sacramento Vintage for your FREE

Maintaining the highest quality work means that Sherm's Custom Plating must meet the highest industry standards.With our state-of-the-art facility and over a quarter-century of experience, it is easy to understand how we can consistently give the customer a finished product that literally outshines the rest.

At Sherm's Custom Plating and Sacramento Wheel, quality means more than simply meeting established industry standards. We maintain the highest standards in the industry. Metals are meticulously prepared to insure the highest quality finish.

Sherm's takes great pride in our workmanship, creating products that earn awards for their beauty and durability. We are both craftsmen and enthusiasts, and it shows in the superior finished products we provide.

We understand that you deserve the best product available along with friendly and helpful customer service. We answer your questions. We carefully track the progress of your job from the time it reaches us until the time you receive it again.

2140 Acoma Street
Sacramento, Ca. 95815

From your '33 Ford grille to your pitted or broken pot metal or stainless steel trims you can be confident your parts will be repaired to highest quality.



 AMERICAN RESTORATION on the History Channel features Rick Dale and his crew at Rick´s Restorations in Las Vegas, Nevada, as they take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory.  


Whether it´s a giant gas pump from the 1940s or a Hopalong Cassidy bicycle from the 1950s, every restoration is a high-stakes business project where worthless rust is transformed into a valuable collectible. However, these restorations aren´t easy. Every project presents unique challenges for Rick and his team.



 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 & Kelly Dale's pickup is:

1112 S Commerce Street

Las Vegas, Nevada 89102


Restoring Memories for over 28 Years! 


While we were in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show, we had the opportunity to stop by and visit with Rick and Kelly Dale and the Rick's Restoration crew!  


Rick was kind enough to take the time give us a personal  

tour of the entire Rick's Restorations operation.  

Thanks Rick, Kelly and crew! 



More on Rick's F-1 Ford later as we follow the build.

Thank You Rick, Kelly and crew for your support of our
Vintage Fridays and our Make-A-Wish efforts!

Available at Sacramento Vintage Ford


Deluxe Heavy Duty Hydraulic Vehicle Dollies

NEW Heavy Duty Hydraulic wheel dollies make a safe and secure way of moving your vehicle around your shop or garage. Features include a rugged steel frame, mechanical foot pedal to operate the hydraulic cylinders, and sturdy
rolling stand that supports all four jacks.

These easy-to-operate and portable dollies would be a great addition to any hobbyist, restorer or professional shop.

* Rolls easily in any direction * Rigid steel frame
* Chrome steel roller  * Poly wheels
* Heavy duty casters
* Bi-directional double pawl ratchet lifts tires
* Handles up to 12" wide tires
* 360° rolling platform when using all four
* 1500 lb capacity each

Item #12090-45   $395.00
-Coming Soon-

(Deluxe Version is Heavy - Ships in 3 cartons)


Pepsi Beverage Company

Sacramento, California 


The Pepsi Model A Ford Delivery is: 


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









Yes it was a little bit 'hot' last Friday and a huge thank you to those who braved the heat for the get-together!



And thanks to these young ladies from the Hooters Restaurant, Rancho Cordova, (Roya, Lyssa and Sharon) for helping out on this very HOT day.







With more than 60 locations coast to coast, we are the most capable provider of quality portable restroom rentals and temporary fence rentals.  


We can work with you nationwide, with our offices located in in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland & Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. 






SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show afterparty that is open to consumers, is primed to return this year after the SEMA Show closes on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Featuring a new location directly across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center, and a no-hassle route for vehicles exiting the SEMA Show, the 2015 SEMA Ignited will be easy to get to and include vehicles, food, music, celebrities, demonstrations and the culmination of this year's SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.

The inaugural event that took place in 2014 drew an estimated 12,000 individuals and more than 500 SEMA Show vehicles, including 168 that were entered in the premiere SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. The one-of-a-kind build off features the best builders from all over the world vying for the title of the Top Builder and was the focus of a Velocity TV special seen by more than a million fans throughout the world.

(Short clip on the 2014 event)

"Response to the first SEMA Ignited exceeded our expectations," said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO. "The consumer turnout was outstanding, and the media coverage and social-media interest were greater than we could have imagined."

Plans for 2015 include an efficient, prearranged route for vehicles exiting the SEMA Show, heightened media opportunities, and added consumer-oriented activities.

"With the new location confirmed, we are looking forward to creating the greatest experience possible for those at SEMA Ignited," said Kersting. "We're excited about how the event is shaping up."


These are the Gildan Ultra 100% preshrunk cotton shirts with a small Vintage Fridays logo on the left chest, O'Reilly Auto Parts on the sleeves and large Vintage Fridays logo on the back. Black T-Shirts are available in sizes
Medium & Large.

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 Discovery's hit show Lords of the Car Hoards is
casting for Season 2!

Are you an extreme car collector? Has your car collection gotten a little out of control? Are you sitting on a heap of cars that are gathering dust, rust, and is
getting rid of them simply a must?

Would you consider selling off your collection to pay
for a full restoration of that
one prized
possession...done by vintage car guru
Rick Dore and
WWE wrestler Chuck Palumbo?

We are seeking car collectors in California, Las Vegas, and Phoenix...who have over 20 cars in their collection, and may be ready to get rid of some or all of them.

Email us TODAY:


Two of our Vintage Fridays 'sort of official' photographers.
Alan (aka Robert) and Heather.



The NEW season: 9 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m. Central
ONLY on VELOCITY - CLICK above for preview

Starring Chip Foose, Chris Jacobs and Arianny Celeste
with special guest appearances by "AJ" . 

CLICK to view


From ACME DIECAST: This amazing five window marks our fourth release in this show stopping six car series. We really "nailed" this release with the all new Nailhead powerplant and must have moon caps! Our new Nailhead engine will leave you speechless with the amazing detail and all the chrome plating!

We are also proud to introduce an amazing set of magnetic Moon caps that are removable so you can show it with the moons or with the included chrome center caps and customize as you wish. This release will be the one to have in this series and will surely be the crown jewel in any collection! Make sure to get your orders placed today as this new release will be an instant seelout.

Features Include: Opening doors and trunk All new Nailhead engine All new removable moon caps Additional chrome caps included Poseable steering Detailed undercarriage Detailed interior Diecast metal body Serialized plate

ACME Trading Co.
PO Box 1783
Winder, GA 30680
Tel: 888.209.ACME (888.209.2263)
Tel: 678.975.3093
Fax: 678.281.0459 



 Sacramento Swap Meet 
P. O. Box 670, Folsom, CA 95763
916-955-8777   Fax 916-933-4791





11,000 SPACES!!   





 Thank You.... 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 and they do awesome work! 




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



Pride and Quality in all We Produce

American Truck and Trailer Body Company both manufactures and represents the highest quality products and brands in our industry. At our state of the art facility, we are able to maintain product quality from start to finish.

ASE certified mechanics, AWS certified welders, master fabricators, on-site engineering, on-site parts and service, full service paint facility, plus over a century of combined truck equipment experience separates us from others in our industry.

American Truck and Trailer Body Co. is proud to be working with many of today's most successful and trusted utilities and businesses. They have chosen AT&TB to provide them with the equipment and support to help them succeed and we're proud to be on their team.

American Truck & Trailer Body Co. Inc.
Main Office
100 W. Valpico Road  Building D
Tracy, CA 95376
Tel: (209) 836-8985

American Truck and Fire Apparatus
285 Industrial Way
Woodland, CA 95776
Tel: (530) 661-0101

117 Years of Excellence 
Lincoln Electric's tradition of innovative solutions, technological leadership and commitment to customers, employees, and shareholders stems from the vision of its founder, John C. Lincoln and his brother, James F. Lincoln.

 Lincoln Electric's commitment to providing the most innovative, cost-effective, quality welding and cutting solutions is one that has guided our company for more than 100 years. This, coupled with our technological leadership and worldwide manufacturing and distribution resources, enables us to provide competent and reliable solutions for each of our customers.

Lincoln Electric was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. With more than 40 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 20 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries, Lincoln Electric has a global work force of more than 10,000.




A special Thank You for Optima's continued support

of our Make-A-Wish efforts!








New York Times bestselling author Guy Fieri, host of the hugely popular Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, revvs up his engine for an entertaining tour of sixty more of the best local restaurants across America that have been featured in his very favorite episodes.

Bursting with his iconic personality, Diners, Drive-ins & Dives: Another Drop-Top Culinary Cruise follows his hot-rod trips around the country, mapping out the best places you've never heard of. Wherever he goes, Guy showcases the amazing personalities, the fascinating stories, and most important, the outrageously good food provided by these American treasures.

You may WIN an autographed copy of Guy's book
at a Vintage Fridays Show this season!


Check you local listings for show times to view
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives




Each episode of LORDS OF THE CAR HOARDS features Dore and Palumbo helping car hoarders by offering them a deal: pick one dream car from their overcrowded car collection to rebuild while covering the costs of the remake by parting with and selling other cars and car parts from their massive hoard.

Every hoard is a surprise, a treasure hunt, and Palumbo and Dore don't always know what they're getting into.  The pressure is on and they don't always get along, but together they have a passion for cars that touches these hoarders' lives, changing them forever. grace the covers and pages of hot rod magazines, including Rod & Custom, Rodder's Journal and Custom Rodder.

On Discovery - Mondays    10/9 Central


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All-new 750cfm BIG97 Tri-Power from Stromberg Carburetor

New BIG97 makes traditional carburetion
available to a new performance audience.

Stromberg Carburetor is excited to announce the all-new BIG97 Tri-Power. On the outside, it's all Genuine 97 - the original hot rod 3x2. But on the inside, an incredible 750cfm air flow makes traditional hot rod carburetion available to a whole new performance audience.

Designed on the classic Primary/Secondary format with many new and exclusive features, the all-new BIG97 Tri-Power is the perfect bolt-on for your performance small block Chevy or Ford.

BIG 750cfm airflow - 55% more air than regular 97s
Signature 97 outside shape - No change!
New power valve circuits improve fuel conditioning
New 'early plenum effect' boosts top end power
Ported distributor vacuum adds mid range torque
Progressive linkages and classic 3-into-1 fuel line available
Runs out of the box. Pre-jetted for typical SBC/SBF

Stromberg owner, Clive Prew said: "With 750cfm in a three-carb package on a progressive linkage, you can cruise economically on the single Primary, then punch in the Secondaries when you step on the gas. BIG97s reduce the level of vacuum the engine has to pull to get the air it needs, which promotes higher air/fuel density. They also reduce mixture velocity which allows that denser, fuel-heavy air an easier, less turbulent, turn into the inlet manifold. Coupled with improved fuel conditioning, it all adds up to more power for your rear wheels."

From the outset, Stromberg's aim was to re-engineer the 97 venturi and throttle body to maximize airflow without changing the signature outside shape. But achieving as much as 250cfm per carburetor - some 55% more than a regular new 97 (at 162cfm) is only part of the story.

CLICK above to read on and view the photos. 

Tom Medley's Stroker McGurk to be continued in
part 2 of the Vintage Advantage follow!