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November  2015   -   Part 1 of 2  




 

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This Issue Highlights:
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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
ELVIS III Barrett -Jackson
Bertolucci's Body & Fender
Masters Wholesale - Costco
Total Cost Involved
Facebook
Sherm's Custom Plating
Vintage Motor Oil - Car Dollies - Heavy Duty
Junkyard Gallery Calendars
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
BIG 97 From Stromberg

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The Vintage Advantage
e-Newsletter

Publisher/Editorial Director:
Darold Kohout
Contributing Photographers:

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

1-888-FORD-100
www.vintageford.com



   
Celebrating
 
Our 46th
Anniversary!
1969 - 2014
 
    
Thank You!



 Vintage Fridays
 --- 2015 ---




 
SLEDGE HAMMER ENGINE DEGREASER

New from Surf City Garage and avalable now at Sacramento Vintage! 




Roy Brizio Street Rods has, for more than twenty years, earned a well deserved reputation for providing the parts and pieces as well as complete turnkey cars that have defined modern hot rodding.

In fact, the Brizio name has been synonymous with quality hot rods for nearly half a century and has spanned two generations.







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

Rancho Cordova
Sacramento
Natomas 



Thank You!

   





Rusted Development
Returns for a Second Season
to Discovery Channel on Monday, September 7
at 10PM ET/PT

The series was previously known as "Lords of the Car Hoards. 



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Rod Shows.com

 



Grand National Roadster Show
January 29-31, 2016

Pomona, Ca. 

 

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Sacramento Autorama

February 12-14, 2016

Cal-Expo 

 

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?

We have more on the way of 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
916-966-8766 











Barris Kustom
Industries


 

Thanks For Your Support!

Click
Above to see what George Barris has been up to and shop Barris.com

Sacramento Vintage
is an authorized
Barris Kustoms
Dealer!



We have 3 Barris memorabilia sections:

CLICK
on the Batmobile

 

 

  



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Look for it at
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or visit
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Vintage Drag Racing
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THUNDERBOLTS

Capitol Auto Club 

   

CLICK above to read more about the 'BOLTS' 




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15000 Sonoma Highway
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Open Daily:  

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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.


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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!)

 



Rod Shows.com

 



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  

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Shark Fights

 

 

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HOT ROD Television

 

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for information 

 








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Very
cool embossed metal signs from

Ruckus Rods!


CLICK

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


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-Flowmaster-

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.

 

Darold gets a tour of the warehouse and production areas at the Flowmaster Exhaust plant!

 

Thanks Brian! 

 

 

 

California Highway Patrol

The California Highway Patrol

 

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Valley Division

 

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Nothing Comes Close To
A Cobra

North American Headquarters:

Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707

productinfo@cobra.com
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 Model: Athena Amore

Sacramento Vintage  Shop Tour

 

by Craig Pike over at

My Ride Is Me.com

 

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,
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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!


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PEPSI COLA
 

 

 





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
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Santee, CA 92071
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Sacramento , CA 95814 916-443-4629


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With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) -

 Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. 

 


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


 
 
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Call us today:
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Sacramento

Blueline Rental
Store hours:
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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.




CLICK
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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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!





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A Family comes out of Apple Store.
Son holds an "IPAD".
Daughter holds an "IPOD".
Mom holds an "IPHONE
&

Dad is holding a Banner that says
"I PAID !!"
 
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CLASSIC PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 
378 E Orangethorpe Ave. 
Placentia CA 92870

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

 
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After the monster puts the scientists and others in grave danger, it's up to Igor to save Frankenstein from the monster, and for himself. Paul McGuigan directs from a script by Chronicle's Max Landis.  
 

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GEORGE BARRIS PASSES


George Barris and Lynn Kohout at Barris Kustoms.  

GOODBYE MR GEORGE BARRIS
Courtesy Rik Hoving - Custom Car Chronicles

Saying goodbye to Mr George Barris, King of Kustoms, who passed away on November 05 - 2015.
His Custom Car legacy will live on forever.

This is the morning after I heard George Barris passed away, just two weeks sort of becoming 90 years old. A very sad day. But thinking back in time, seeing the 80 plus years old George still traveling all over the world doing the things he liked to do best. And every where he came he was welcomed by many fans. Knowing he was still doing well when the 500 page book George Barris King of Kustomizers, about George his Custom Car legacy was finished after 5 years of hard work by his son Brett Barris. I think we can say that George has lived his life to the max.

We all knew George his health was not anymore was it used to be the last couple of years. But somehow George was always there, he still traveled to many shows accompanied by his family and Tony Wood, his personal assistant. It seamed George Barris was one of those people who would just live forever. The November 05, 2015 message, "have you heard, George Barris passed away" came as a total shock. I searched the internet to find messages confirming this might be a hoax... but I could not find such a thing, all I found was messages from people saddened  about the King of Kustoms passing. When Brett Barris confirmed his fathers passed away earlier that day I felt sad, very sad. One of my Kustom Car hero's, perhaps the most important of them all was no longer with us.

George on the right with the goggles
Courtesy George Barris Collection

I do not remember exactly when I first heard about the name Barris and specifically George Barris, but I think it was on the AMT model car kits from my father. He had built some of those when he was younger, and always built the kits in their factory stock form, leaving all the Kustomizing parts in the box. When I started to show an interest in cars he gave me his "left overs" from those old 1/25 scale kits. I loved those old Kustomizing parts. The boxes and instruction sheets had photos of George Barris and how he had designed all those customizing parts. This must have been somewhere in the late 1970's. It would take a few more years before I realized who George Barris was, and how much impact he would have on my life.



CLICK above to read the story and view the photos over at:





Darold, George and Lynn down at Barris Kustom a few
years ago.



To say George liked his collectibles is an understatement!
This is just one corner of his office!



Above: The Munster's Koach in George's showroom.



George visits Sacramento Vintage Ford...







Thanks George! This was very cool!


We were honored to have George here with his film crew!
And thanks to George and Advanced Restoration for sharing the Batmobile and Munster Koach with us.
Check out the MonkeeMobile Road Trip DVD and others on the Barris site!


So long my friend!
It was an honor and a privilage to know you.
Rest In Peace George. 

'Celebration of the George Barris Legacy'
Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 am sharp.

Forest Lawn Hollywood Liberty Hall
6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, California 90068

Please join the Barris Family as they celebrate the work, life, and legacy of George Barris with his family, friends, kustom automotive colleagues, and fans from all over the World.




"THE GUYS IN THE BIG RED TRUCKS"


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Here at Sierra Pacific, we understand how energy production affects our environment and the importance of using alternative energy sources. Not only is energy production one of the greatest challenges we are currently facing, it will continue to be for years to come. That is why using alternative energy whenever we can is so critical.




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916-638-0543

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WIN OPTIMA BATTERIES
Optima donated 8 of their batteries for our 2015 Vintage Fridays
events !


  Two more OPTIMA winners at the October show!
(Battery ships prepaid direct from Optima)
 
Thanks to Mollie and Sienna with the Sacramento Kings
Dance Team for helping us with the BBQ and the Make-A-Wish raffles.
 
Thank You Optima Batteries!
   




 

 
 
 
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.
 


Thank You American Truck & Trailer Body
for your support of our events!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Sacramento Autorama
February 12-14, 2016
 
Show days return to Friday - Sunday

The Sacramento Autorama is now in its 66th year.  Known as the Kustom Capital of the World and boasts being home to one of the longest running indoor car shows in the world.

Produced at the Cal Expo in Sacramento for the
11th consecutive year.
 
Lodging  Information
(Host) Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo
916-929-7900
1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento CA. 95815

$114.00 plus 14.5% applicable taxes per night.
Cutoff date for reserving rooms is 3 weeks prior to arrival.
Group reservations under Rod Shows Sacramento Autorama.
Rates subject to change.
www.marriott.com



Go to the Rodshows.com site and download the Autorama entry form or pick them up over at Sacramento Vintage Ford.

$60 per car.  Clubs need to indicate "Clubhouse" on the top of the entry form. Fill out the forms and the clubs need to send them all in one packet to:

Autorama Clubhouse
4790 Artesia Road
Shingle Springs, CA. 95682

Call Ed Gardner if you have any questions: 916-505-6952
This was huge last year!






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.
 



  
Hooters - Rancho Cordova
10750 Olson Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
P: (916) 638-2449
F: (916) 635-9466






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.


Let's face it, phone and car batteries die more often than we would like. You can power up both now with the newest Cobra JumPackTM CPP 8000. Small enough to carry it with you anywhere you go, easily stowing it away in a handbag, briefcase, or even a pocket and weighing in at just under 10 ounces, it is one of the most-compact and portable power packs while offering dual capabilities of mobile-device charging and vehicle jumpstarting, including a range of cars, SUVs, motorcycles, outboard boat engines, etc. multiple times.

180 Amp Starting Current, 360 Amp Peak Current - Jumpstarts most cars multiple times on a single charge

2.4 Amp USB Port for Rapid Charging - Quickly charge your cell phone, smartphone, tablets and other mobile devices multiple times

Built-in LED Flashlight - Super-bright work and emergency LED light.

6000mAh Lithium-Cobalt Battery - Holds a charge longer and is smaller than traditional jump starters.

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







Winner of the $270. Viking Street Rod Welding Helmet at the September 2015 Vintage Fridays! Thanks again to Ellen and Sienna with the Sacramento Kings Dance Team!


The VIKING 2450, the latest evolution in our highly successful mid-priced auto-darkening helmet line, provides the best optical clarity available in a welding helmet today. The 2450 Series offers an improved headgear for greater comfort and flexibility.

Fastest switching speed in its class with up to 28% larger viewing area versus competitive helmets.
Designed for long hours of comfortable wear with the new pivot style headgear.


Lincoln Electric Gear Bag winner at the October show!

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



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


Sacramento Vintage Ford
Toll Free  1-888-FORD-100
Ask for Mike!



WE ARE CLEANING UP THE BACK WAREHOUSE & UNCOVERING
RUSTY GOLD!
WELL, MAYBE NOT GOLD.....but it's rusty!










Entrance in the showroom to the Warehouse Sale area!

We have only just begun to sort........
More photos of sale items in Part 2 of the newsletter.




MUST HAVE READING MATERIAL


Vintage has a great selection of your favorite automotive magazine titles!

Hemmings Motor News   Cruisin' News    Rodding USA
Ol' Skool Rodz    Car Kulture Deluxe    Street Rodder
Classic Trucks    Kustoms Illustrated

Last month's back issue blowout was another success.
Every back issue we could find was sold!




TAKE-A-KID TO A CAR SHOW
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 www.takeakidtoacarshow.com to discover additional fun and exciting resources.
(CLICK above)    
 
  
 

RICK PERRY PASSES
We lost another of the good ones!


Photo courtesy Street Rodder Magazine

Rick Perry, age 70, passed away at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento on November 17, 2015.

Rick was born October 17, 1945 in Oakland, CA. He lived the last 25 years of his life in Galt, CA. He was dubbed the "Wild Portagee", a title he greatly appreciated, as an innovator in the Northern California racing circuit in the 1960s and 70s. During the following years he owned body shops, remote controlled racecar businesses, announced races with his longtime dear friend George Hague and earned respect as a show car builder. 

For 25 years, Rick managed and promoted some of the most highly regarded Custom Car and Hot Rod Shows in California.  He was known for his big personality, creativity, great integrity and high principles.  Through the shows, Rick he gained the respect and love of hundreds of friends whom he loved in return.


He has been inducted to the San Francisco Rod, Custom and Motorcycle Show Hall of Fame, the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame and is a member of the Sacramento Autorama Legends among many other honors.


Oscar, Dawn, Rick, Donna and Angi

Rick is survived by the love of his life, his wife of nearly 50 years, Donna; Daughter Angi Perry, and Daughter and Son-in-Law, Dawn and Oscar Perez as well as his 7 beautiful Grandchildren, Rhiannon, Jaden, Velia, Gabriel, Angelo, Elvia and Cruz.  He is also survived by siblings, Denise Barta, Roselle Lozano, Rickie Wilson, Richard Garica and great grand nieces.

Rick was preceded in death by his loving parents Joseph and Bernice Perry and sister Jobea.


A celebration of life will be held on December 13, 2015 at the Falls Event Center, 8280 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove.
Friends and relatives are welcome.  Please RSVP via text message to Angi 209-242-3330.

Memorial contributions are welcome at Mercy Foundation - for LVAD/AHDC at www.supportmercyfoundation.org or the Make a Wish Foundation at www.wish.org.

The family extends their eternal gratitude to Mercy General Hospital cardiac care unit, intensive care for their incredible support, understanding, compassion and skill and to Mercy General Hospital Advanced Heart Disease Clinic for helping Rick to enjoy a wonderful, productive life. 


Pete Paulsen, Rick and his 'Holley' Car


Rick talked Holley into sponsoring his carburetors
and spark plugs! His shop was the Car Parts Center.


George Hague, Pete Paulsen and Rick Perry at the Oakland Roadster Show Hall of Fame Reunion, 2015.









Godspeed Rick Perry. 
You will be missed my friend.
-Rest In Peace- 



HOT ROD WIRING KITS
 
   
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....... or is it?
 
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. 

 


 

 


   

   

 
P.F. CHANG'S CHINA BISTRO
Creekside Town Center
1180 Galleria Blvd.
Roseville, CA. 95678
916-788-2800   
 

 


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

CLASSIC PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
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!





ELVIS III was just at the 2015 SEMA SHOW
in Las Vegas!

Look for it this January at the
Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale!

Built by and photo by Celebrity Kustom Italy.






 


DARRYL HOLLENBECK'S 
VINTAGE COLOR STUDIO




John Mumford's 1927 Roadster
AMBR- America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award
Grand National Roadster Show

Paint by Vintage Color Studio


1936 Auburn Boat-Tail Speedster
Painted for James Hetfield and Rick Dore

and yes...the 'SLOW BURN' Auburn is:


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Darryl Hollenbeck's
Vintage Color Studio
2330 Bates Ave, Suite B-1
Concord CA 94520
Phone : 925.671.7773

Hours of Operation:
8:00am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri




 

 



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  Association of California Car Clubs (ACCC) 



REPRESENTING
COLLECTOR VEHICLE HOBBYISTS
IN CALIFORNIA SINCE 1972


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 



 

Click on the Join Button to read the ACCC Presidents
current message on the bills.

 
 
 


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
KICKER EQUIPPED! 
 
and Aaron's Red Voodoo GMC is also:


 She left her spot over in the corner of our showroom, then went to the SEMA SHOW and is now having a few things tweaked and fine tuned down at the So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona.



  SO-CAL Speed Shop Pomona, CA
1357 E. Grand Ave. Pomona, CA 91766 
 
 

BERTOLUCCI'S
SACRAMENTO'S PREMIER BODY
AND FENDER
SHOP SINCE 1948



Ranked #1 of 132 body shops in the 2015
KCRA 3 A-LIST!




Bertolucci's Body and Fender Shop first opened its doors
for business in 1948. 

More than sixty years later, we are Sacramento's premier collision repair facility and one of the largest in the area, with a capacity to repair over 100 vehicles concurrently.  Our mission is to provide superior quality automotive repair service to each and everyone of our customers.
 
Direct Repair
Bertolucci's Body and Fender Shop is proud to be a part of the following insurance companies "direct repair" programs:

 

21st Century - Ameriprise 

 

CSAA Insurance Exchange (AAA)
Farmers - Metlife - Wawanesa

"Bertolucci's...
where quality is the patience to check
and double check."  
Richard Bertolucci (Founder)



Bertolucci's Body and Fender Shop
1717 Stockton Blvd.    Sacramento, CA 95816
916.454.4433 


Dick Bertolucci and Steve stoped by the store for a very special part for Dick's 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet that is currently under construction.

Yes, Dick's Chevrolet will now be:

but we won't tell......




 

   
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.



 





U.S. Radiator finished development on 4 new crossflow radiators to replace your stock 1955-59 Chevy Truck downflow radiator.  Each radiator comes with top and bottom mounting plates and simple installation with a drill and grinder. CLICK on the photo...



 


With the very best in hot rod and custom car 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, vintage photography, the best newly built cars, and the rich personalities behind one of the world's most unique and passionate pursuits.

The Rodder's Journal is produced by a team dedicated to offering you the best in hot rodding and custom cars, and to publishing one of the finest periodicals in the world. The result is a richly informative and visually extraordinary magazine built with the same careful touch as a show-winning hot rod. The Rodder's Journal has established itself as unique in its field, and has provided numerous special issues, free gifts to subscribers, and an increase in page count. Issues of The Rodder's Journal are even more valuable on the secondary market-they're worth considerably more than they cost! This magazine gives hot rodding and customizing the detailed, lavish attention it deserves.

Back issues and future issues are available for purchase within the App.

 




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!
  

 

 

   

 

 

    
 

 

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 TOTAL COST INVOLVED catalog!






 
 


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VISIT RANCHO CORDOVA - STAY & PLAY


 
 








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.



SHERM'S CUSTOM PLATING
2140 Acoma Street
Sacramento, Ca. 95815
916-646-0248

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  
 

 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:




800 W. Mesquite Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
      
 
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.

And...Thank You Rick, Kelly and crew for your support of our Vintage Friday's Make-A-Wish efforts!


Every 2nd Saturday of the month, Ally will be hosting a
Swap Meet at Ricks Restorations. For a 9x15 area it is $10 first come first serve and you pick your own spot. For any other information you can contact me at 702-371-5005 or allykat232@gmail.com.





Available at Sacramento Vintage Ford








 COMING SOON to VINTAGE!

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)

IS YOUR GARAGE:
   





VINTAGE CAR MOTOR OIL
from Surf City Garage

The moment in 1985 when the Federal Government mandated that all new cars have catalytic converters installed changed everything for every car built before then.

Before catalytic converters were used, most engine oil contained zinc and phosphorus to coat and protect the engine's internal parts - specifically, the camshaft and the lifters - from premature wear.

So why did the oil companies reduce or remove zinc from engine oil if we need it to protect our engines?
CLICK on the motor oil above to read on.


2000 PPM Zinc for maximum camshaft protection
*
Formulated with a unique blend of conventional base oils and performance additives to help prevent and even correct minor oil leaks
    *    
   Enhanced detergent and dispersant levels to protect from rust and corrosion that can occur during prolonged storage. Also used to reduce sludge buildup left behind from
years of using inferior oils.
    * 
 
Three viscosity grades: 10W-40, 20W-50 & SAE30



Pepsi Beverage Company

Sacramento, California 

     

This Model A Ford Pepsi Delivery is owned by the

Pepsi Beverage Company and yes, it is: 

       

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

     

      

      

  

     

   

Sienna and Mollie helping us out at the BBQ!

 

  

 

Dave, Sienna, Mollie and Lynn at the BBQ 

 

   

 

 

 

UNITED SITE SERVICES

 

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. 

 

 

 

Thanks to United Site Services for their support of our Vintage Fridays events!

 

 

 

JUNKYARD GALLERY CALENDARS

 

 

Our Junkyard Gallery Calendars by Dale Klee for 2016

are here! Just came in, not up on the site yet.

 

Special price for our Vintage Advantage subscribers!

Only $4.95   Item Number 02063-16 

 

    

VINTAGE FRIDAYS SHIRTS

 
Gildan Ultra 100% preshrunk cotton shirts with the small Vintage Fridays logo on the left chest and large Vintage Fridays logo on the back.
The new 2015 T-Shirts are available in sizes:

Large - X-Large - 2-X

And available in your choice of
- Black or White -
CLICK ABOVE
 


  RUSTED DEVELOPMENT RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 10PM ET/PT

Rick Dore and Chuck Palumbo are back with a new garage and more unexplored hoards


Hidden just out of sight in backyards and garages across the country are vast treasure troves of an Americana relic-- classic cars. Custom car guru, Rick Dore and WWE superstar Chuck Palumbo are back to rebuild legendary cars and transform lives in the return of RUSTED DEVELOPMENT (fka Lords of the Car Hoards) to premiere on Discovery Channel Monday, September 7 at 10 PM/ET.

After being forced to shut the doors to SLAM garage in the previous season, our two car experts are reopening SLAM, and jumping back into the "hoarder scene" with challenges more daunting than ever. This season has everything from six-figure builds including a 1937 Zephyr (the "holy grail" of custom cars), to a Vietnam war veteran who hopes to honor his late father's memory by rebuilding a 1957 Thunderbird. Palumbo also takes on a project very close to his heart- restoring his father's 1965 Corvette, a car that set him on his career path.


Each episode of RUSTED DEVELOPMENT features Dore and Palumbo helping car hoarders by offering them the deal of a lifetime: pick any one dream car from their overcrowded collection to get a custom rebuild. The catch: they have to cover the costs of the remake by parting with and selling other cars and parts from their massive hoard. Many of these car hoards have been collected over a lifetime and even with the promise of a priceless new custom car, the separation anxiety sets in as car owners can't let go.

Dore, a classic car legend known for his vivid imagination, has been in the custom car building game for decades. A member of numerous automotive halls of fame, the recipient of three top awards at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show (where he debuted The Aquarius, which he built for James Hetfield of Metallica), his one-of-a-kind creations regularly grace the covers of hot rod magazines.

Palumbo, the 6'6" athlete and wrestling superstar holds many world wrestling titles, including two WWE Tag team titles and four WCW World Tag Team titles. He left WWE in 2008 to pursue his passion for cars and motorcycles.

 
MONDAYS     10PM ET/PT 





VINTAGE FRIDAYS 2015   


 
BOB...our 'sort of official' Vintage Fridays photographer
taking another break.


Vintage Friday's just completed our 16th season!
We will be back for 2016 starting up in June!





  

Chip Foose Tapes the Last Overhaulin'
TV Show   

  
 
After 11 years, Overhaulin', the television show staring automotive designer/builder Chip Foose (where hot rod owners are tricked into believing their pride and joy project car has been stolen, set afire, crushed, or just misplaced by an inattentive impound lot employee only to be customized and rebuilt better than new by Foose and crew), has come to an end.

Beginning in 2004 on The Learning Channel, the show ran until 2008 before a four-year hiatus stopped production and after dozens of cars had been totally dismantled, the body blasted, redesigned, rebuilt, painted and polished before being given back to their flabbergasted owners. The show's sixth season started back up in 2012 (only without the car-stealing aspect) on the Velocity/Discovery channel and the last episode ran in November of 2015.

Entertaining on several levels, viewers were treated to the genuine camaraderie between Foose and the show's co-host, Chris Jacobs, which was as funny and spontaneous even when the cameras weren't rolling.  


Click on a photo to read the article over at Hotrod.com
by Eric Geisert.
 


ACME TRADING COMPANY


From ACME DIECAST:
The LS6 Chevelle is one of Chevrolet's most famous muscle cars of all time. it made a respectable name for itself in the muscle car world holding it's own with the best of them. The 1970 Chevelle is one of the best examples of a muscle car out there. These cars made a real statement, they were long and wide, and had the true muscle car look and feel about them, the Chevelle was a true muscle car icon from the late 1960's & early 1970's. The biggest performance option for 1970 was the LS6 454; it produced 450 HP @ 5600 RPM and 500 lb-ft of torque @ 3600 RPM. It had high compression pistons and rectangle port cylinder heads, along with a solid lifter camshaft. Few other muscle cars could rival the power of the LS6. Now you can grab a hold of that power with this stunning replica from ACME!

Acme Product ID: 2715
Part #: A1805508
Color: White with Black Stripes
Availability: Pre Order
Ship Date: February 2016



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

Mooneyes Xmas Party Show & Drag 2015

Saturday December 12, 2015
at Irwindale Speedway
500 Speedway Dr. Irwindale, CA 91706

Rain or shine

Where the CQQLEST people and CQQLEST cars gather!
Car Show - Run what'cha Brung 1/8 mile drags
Pinup Contest - Live music - Vendors
Hot Rods - Customs - Choppers and more

For all inquiries please contact sales@mooneyes.com or call direct (562) 944-6311. CLICK above.


Photo courtesy Mooneyes USA

 Thanks to the folks at Mooneyes USA for your support
of our Make-A-Wish efforts!

 
 
 

FAST FRAME - FAIR OAKS
 

 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


  




AMERICAN TRUCK & TRAILER BODY




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.






OPTIMA BATTERIES 

 

   

A special Thank You for Optima's continued support

of our Make-A-Wish efforts!

 

    

 

 

   

   




MORE DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES


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 could have WON 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

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. 




















PART 2 of the Vintage Advantage Newsletter
is also heading your way!