Continued from Part 1 -   January 2016

Sacramento Vintage Ford's Monthly
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January  2016  -  Part 2
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This Issue Highlights:
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California Highway Patrol
Rob Ida - Grand National Roadster Show
In The Showroom
Panoramic Ford
DRIVEN Racing Oil
Ford Merchandise Store
Make-A-Wish Presentaion
Cushman Motor Scooter Parts
Cobra Electronics
FREE Lanyards
Surf City Garage
Lincoln Electric - Optima Batteries
Cruisin Garage KAHI AM 950
California Auto Museum
Wiring Shop at Vintage
Sherm's Custom Plating
Previous Newsletters
Vintage Ebay Store
American Truck & Trailer Body
Flowmaster Exhaust
American Hot Rodders First Choice
Hall of Fame - Autorama Legends
Oz Kustoms
Edelbrock Family Foundation






Customer Service


Parts Order Questions

The Vintage Advantage

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



Our 47th
1969 - 2016
Thank You!

 Vintage Fridays 
 --- 2016 ---

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."

James Dean Merchandise

In the gift shop......
CLICK on the mug.

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 12-14, 2016


Friday - Saturday - Sunday  


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


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 Experience« with proprietary IMAX DMR« (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.

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Our little
 Vintage Advantage e-News Magazine is distributed monthly to over 50,000 gearhead Subscribers!


Your are viewing the second part of the
January 2016 e-newsletter!

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!

The Grand National Roadster Show is now in its 67th year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! Produced at the Fairplex in Pomona for the 13th consecutive year.Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside the Fairplex buildings. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday & Sunday for the 11th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In.

January 29-31, 2016
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA  91768

January 29, 2016
12:00 pm until 8:00 pm

January 30, 2016
10:00 am until 8:00 pm

January 31, 2016
10:00 am until 6:00 pm

This year the feature building will exhibit Southern California Timing Association "A Quest for Speed".

It will feature 75 of the greatest Land Speed record cars and motorcycles of the SCTA, from the formation of the 12 racing clubs in 1937 to the present day.

Palladio at Broadstone

 In Folsom One Block North of East Bidwell
 Bonus drawings at Vintage Fridays for Gift Cards from:
Palladio at Broadstone- Folsom 
P.F. Changs China Bistro- Roseville
Quick Quack Car Wash
Studio Movie Grill

In the showroom:
1946 Ford Station Wagon owned by Rick Niello.  
Stop by and take a look!


We have had John D;Agostino's "SOPHIA" 1940 Cadillac by Oz Kustoms on display in the showroom but she is scheduled to be at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January at no reserve!

Lot #1408 - This major award-winning custom named "Sophia" made its debut at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA, winning top honors. The car is owned and designed by 10-time Hall of Famer John D'Agostino, with custom body and paint by Oz Kustom.

This original rust-free California car was stored for 50 years before being purchased in 2010. It underwent a frame-off restoration, with coachbuilt custom bodywork that includes a 4" chopped top made into a hardtop, peaked chrome side window channels, widened and molded fenders, peaked hood and custom fabricated molded running boards. The seamless body was completely molded, nosed and decked. Modified and molded headlights, custom fabricated rear gravel pan, sectioned bumpers with custom-made Lucite taillights incorporated in the bumper guards. Chevelle front clip/disc brakes. House of Kolor Ice Mint Pearl paint. Custom tuck and roll interior features a period-perfect Pearl White accented in Emerald Pearl with matching carpeting. This custom rides on 4-1/8" BFGoodrich whitewalls supplied by Coker Tires and 1953 Cadillac hubcaps.

John and Darold

All chrome plating by Sherm's Custom Plating in Sacramento, CA. Rebuilt 500ci Cadillac engine with rebuilt Turbo 400 transmission. Air Ride suspension.

Other awards include "King of Kustoms" at the Sacramento Autorama, Custom D'Elegance finalist at the Pleasanton, CA, Goodguys show, Best Kustom at the West Coast Kustoms Nationals, including the George Barris Kustom D'Elegance Award and Most Elegant Car at the Concours on Rodeo in Beverly Hills, CA. Displayed for one year at the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Extensive international magazine coverage during its world tour in 2014. Click on the photo for additional details.


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.

Rock Chip Repairs can be done on site and do not
require an appointment.

It's fast...
Windshield & rock chip repair in under 20 minutes.  
It saves you money...
If the damage spreads, replacing your windshield could
cost you hundreds of dollars.  
It's safe...
Repairs restore the structural integrity of your windshield.
CLICK above for the details

THANK YOU Quick Quack!
 Our official
Make-A-Wish raffle ticket SPONSOR.


Jack Kiely's 1940 Merc three-window coupe,
built by Rob Ida Customs. Photos by Kurt Ernst

Rob Ida's build of a 1940 Mercury coupe for owner Jack Kiely has been in the works since at least 2008. As with any project this ambitious, delays are inevitable, but in this case, worth the wait.

After debuting the Lincoln Zephyr inspired custom three-window coupe at SEMA, Rob and his team have picked up a Best of Show design award from Ford Motor Company.

Lots of details and great build photos courtesy
 the links below:

600 Texas Rd
Morganville, New Jersey

(732) 591-1245

Look for the Mercury in the Sacramento Vintage
showroom the first part of February 2016.

Thanks Rob!


Since 1958, Coker Tire Company has supplied collector vehicle enthusiasts with tires and wheels for many applications.

With such brands as Firestone, Michelin, U.S. Royal and BFGoodrich, the product line at Coker Tire is filled with high quality bias ply and radial tires. Coker Tire ships worldwide and attends more than 40 events a year.

Twelve Awesome Cars with Whitewall Tires  

There is no doubt that there are styling cues that stand out in every collector car enthusiasts mind. Whether it's the miles of gleaming stainless steel or chrome plated trim, or the beautiful color combinations, one common thread that ties many cars from the '20s through the '60s is the tires.

And not just any tires - whitewall tires to be exact. The idea of a whitewall tire came about in the '20s, and it was common on all types of cars, even muscle cars, through the '70s. The whitewalls grew and shrank in size over the years, but a good-looking set of period correct whitewall tires can make a huge difference in the appearance of a classic car, hot rod or customized vehicle.

The car's listed here feature true whitewall tires - not a port-o-wall or a modern tire that has been modified to feature a whitewall. These tires are the real deal, and they make these classic grab your attention just like they did when they rolled off the showroom floor. Whether you choose bias ply or radial construction, many brands and styles of whitewall tires are available from Coker Tire. Take a look at 12 awesome cars from the late '20s through the early '60s and see why everyone loves an old car with whitewall tires.

CLICK on the photo above
Courtesy Tommy Lee Byrd

Available from Coker Tire and Sacramento Vintage Ford

Harvey S. Firestone celebrates the 30th anniversary of the company in 1930. His passion for innovation lives on.

Hollywood Hot Rods is a full service Hot Rod builder, Classic Car modification and restoration shop. The company is built on a team approach, each and every member of the team has specialized talents and abilities, which enables HHR as a whole to be a step above the competition. By using this team effort to car building we are able to accomplish nearly any task in the automotive build-up or restoration process.

Troy Ladd was named "2010 Builder of the Year" and "Trendsetter of the Year" in 2007.

Raybestos Roadster Pickup Project
by Hollywood Hot Rods


This 1932 Ford Roadster pickup was built as a giveaway promotion for Raybestos Brake Corporation.  The design concept was to create the ultimate shop truck with a vintage Indy car aesthetic.  Unique features include low long sleek proportions, extended wheelbase, adjustable torsion bar suspension front and rear, one of a kind Indy car aluminum knock off wheels, the first ever Ford Coyote engine in a hot rod (2010), and the first Hilborn Coyote stack injection. 

It also features a Speedway quick change rear end, 5 speed Tremec trans, Indy style skeleton brakes in the rear and vintage Corvette brakes up front.  The truck performed as well as it looked, and  participated in multiple track events.
CLICK on the image for build photos.

Tuesday-Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Thank You for your Make-A-Wish support!

by Ron Ceridona - Street Rodder Features
Hot Rod Network

When Darold and Lynnette Kohout opened Sacramento Vintage Ford in 1969 it was housed in a tiny, windowless, corrugated metal building. From that humble beginning their business has grown and today they occupy an impressive 70,000-square-foot facility packed with restoration and hot rod parts and enough memorabilia to start a museum.

In the huge showroom a number of famous rods and customs are always on display and you can grab a hot dog and shake in the '50s-style diner, appropriately dubbed the Chrome Grille.

Along with being one of the foremost parts suppliers in the hobby, Sacramento Vintage Ford also hosts a variety of activities that benefit the community. One such event is Vintage Fridays that supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Held four times this year, Vintage Fridays is open to pre-1973 U.S. makes and models, although you don't have to have a car to join in. Festivities kick off at 4 p.m., the barbecues are fired up by 4:30 and it's all over at 9 p.m. (Check the website for more information.)

If you're looking for parts and want to check out a really cool store, make sure to visit Sacramento Vintage.

the Click on the image above to read the article over at the Hot Rod Network.



Sammy Hagar's Beach Bar Rum Woody Wagon was on display at the SEMA SHOW
last year and also at the Nightclub & Bar Convention in Las Vegas earlier this year.

A fully custom Chevy 210 Wagon converted to a Woody Wagon. All hand carved Teak! Has a Tiki theme and a roll out Teak Rum bar. Prepared by Bill Truscott and Aaron Hagar for Aaron's Dad's Sammy's Beach Bar Rum!

Images courtesy Aaron Hagar
CLICK on the Sammy Bobble Head to view more photos.

Sammy's Wagon has a couple of our Sacramento Vintage Suede Cross stickers on it, so it is officially:

Please stop by and take a look and grab a FREE postcard!

Discovery Channel seeking star
of "Garage Rehab"

Courtesy Kurt Ernst - Hemmings Daily
The (presumably abandoned) Litchfield Garage in
Rio, Illinois. Photo by Pete Zarria.

Have you ever run a successful auto repair business? Are you good with people? Do you think you have what it takes to be a star on the small screen? Want to add Fast and Loud's Richard Rawlings to your speed dial list? If you answered yes to the above, the Discovery Channel wants to hear from you, as it's currently casting for the star of a new reality series, Garage Rehab.

Those who've watched televisions shows like Kitchen Nightmares or Hotel Impossible know the format: A down-on-its-luck business reaches out to an expert in the field for help, said expert brings along a camera crew, and after much weeping, wailing and the occasional thrown dish, a small business is transformed. Substitute thrown wrench for thrown dish, change restaurant or hotel to auto repair facility, and you have the premise of Garage Rehab.

CLICK on the photo to read on.


Hooters of Rancho Cordova
10750 Olson Drive   Rancho Cordova, CA.
(916) 638-2449

Please drink responsibly


NEW PANORAMIC FORD - Courtesy Rik Hoving
Andreas ┼berg from Sweden has re-create the Panoramic Ford and in the progress improved on its original design. Lets take a closer look at the New Panoramic Ford in the last article in this series, the Panoramic Ford Part fter having worked on several car project since he was in his young teens, Andreas from Sweden has developed a passion for classic customs in the early 200o's. One car in particular sparks his interest. The Barris/Cerny created Panoramic Ford created for Buster Litton.

When you view part One and Two on this car, you can understand why. The Buster Litton Panoramic Ford is - for many Custom Car enthusiast - one of the most beautiful Customs ever created. In 2005 Andreas is able to buy an unassembled, but complete 1950 Ford Sedan at a car auction not to far from where he lives. He is able to buy the car for a very low price, which is perfect since the plan to recreate the Panoramic Ford means he will have to find and buy a lot of rare car parts from the US and have them shipped to his home in Sweden, not cheap.

First thing to do for Andreas is to put together the Ford parts he had bought at the auction and makes it a rolling project. While at it Andreas mildly customized the car using 1952 Ford headlights and nosed and decked the car before painting it with black primer. In the winter of 2007-2008 Anreas starts its major project of recreating the Panoramic Ford. After doing research on the Buster Litton Ford collecting every photo and info he could find he made a list of parts he would need and noticed a few things on the original car he thought could be improved upon. So he decided to not create a perfect replica of the original Panoramic Ford, but rather a refined version of it. The New Panoramic Ford.

CLICK on the photo to read the complete article by Rik Hoving over at the Custom Car Chronicle.

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


FAQs For Classic Vehicle And Street Rod Owners

1: How often should I change my oil?

Quite simply - it depends. This certainly isn't the ideal answer, but it is the most honest one. Temperature plays a major role in the frequency of necessary oil change intervals. Every 20░F increase in oil temperature beyond 220░F shortens the life of the oil by 50%. This means cars that run very high oil temps will have much shorter oil life than cars that have moderate oil temperatures. Read On....

Designed Specifically For Hot Rods & Classic Vehicles

Well suited for a variety of hot rods, muscle cars and vintage vehicles. This oil is an excellent choice for big block muscle cars, blown street rods and engines with original seals. Features storage protection additives that guard against rust and corrosion during winter storage.

Good for flat tappet, overhead and roller cam engines. No ZDDP or additives required. Viscosity typical of 15W-50. Formerly referred to as HR1. 
The Importance of ZDDP 
ZDDP is the critical anti-wear additive in motor oils.  

Here Lake Speed, Jr., Certified Lubrication Specialist at Driven Racing Oil™, explains how the proper balance of detergents and zinc are the key to protecting engines. 

above to view the video.

  Ed Gardner was the Vintage Friday's lucky winner of a case of Joe Gibbs DRIVEN oil and a DRIVEN product pack including DRIVEN Race Wax!

-Award Photos by Robert Alan Photography-

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Sacramento Vintage Ford &
Vintage Fridays


  The FORD MERCHANDISE STORE for your Ford Motor Company related clothing, accessories, toys, collectibles, home & office and SALE items. CLICK ABOVE...






Arleen with Make-A-Wish (center), along with Ellen and Sienna, presenting Darold and Lynn Kohout with an appreciation plaque at the September Vintage Fridays event.

We are pleased to be able to share this honor with our volunteers, employees, supporters, advertisers and sponsors that make our Vintage Fridays events happen. 
Thank You all!

This WISH was for 10 year old Ericka - (Leukemia)
"I wish to have a room make over"





 4140 Concord Parkway South

Concord, NC 28027








That's right! We raffled off brand new carburetors from Dennis Carpenter Reproductions! These are for the 1949-53 Ford V8 cars and made exactly like
the original 94's.


As always, 100% of your raffle ticket purchase benefits Make-A-Wish.


Jeff Norene wins a brand new $295. Flathead carburetor at
Vintage Fridays!


Thanks to the folks over at Dennis Carpenter  

Reproductions for their support! 


4140 Concord Parkway South

Concord, NC 28027







PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH cards are FREE with any order upon request or stop by the store and pick some up.

They measure 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" 


Clubs & Organizations......drop us a request at for your event and let us know how many you would like.   







U.S. Radiators Core Designs

For over 40 years, U.S. Radiator has offered the most complete and comprehensive line of "correct appearance and fit" Copper/Brass radiators for American Classic, Muscle Cars, Classic Truck, and Street Rod applications in the industry. Over the last 10 years, we have expanded our line of "correct appearance and fit" radiators with our Desert Cooler Aluminum radiators. We now offer four distinctive performance core designs to handle any horsepower and "hard-to-cool" applications and have been the leader in innovated heat-transfer design. Couple that with our unique "Triple Flow" design and "Low Profile Fan/Shroud" package and every application from "Mild to Wild" is covered.

CLICK above. 



1939-41 Ford Deluxe Radiators

CLICK on the photo.


U.S. Radiator Corpotation

4423 District Blvd

Vernon, Ca. 90058       Phone: 323-826-0965   


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.

Thanks Cobra Electronics for your support of our Make-A-Wish efforts.

Robert, our dedicated Vintage Fridays 'sort of official' photographer.....taking another break?  Thanks Bob!

Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing

Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing...Full Throttle Fun!

From Hot Rods to Gassers to Nitro Funny Cars, Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing has the excitement you crave and expect!

For all Racing and Tech Inquiries, Contact: Goodguys Race Director: Jason Bunker (925) 218-9154   E-mail Jason


Stop by the store and pick up your FREE lanyard courtesy of our friends over at Kicker Audio!

Kicker remote bluetooth speaker and a Kicker Ampitheater raffle winners at Vintage Fridays!

CLICK on the California Kid to download the PDF information by Manuel Reyes courtesy Pete & Jakes Hot Rod Parts.


Enter, the Kaleidoscope Roll, one of our newest hand-rolled sushi rolls. Ahi, salmon, avocado, cucumber and a surprising burst of fresh mango. The perfect pairing to the crispness of our signature side salad. Refreshing greens with a kick of crushed wasabi peas in sesame vinaigrette.

Power lunchers, meet power lunch pairings.

Creekside Town Center
1180 Galleria Blvd.


"All About The Art of  Resurrecting and Preserving Old Metal"

Aaron Hagar owns Rat Runners Garage in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

The accomplished singer, actor, builder and business owner designs and builds custom hot rods and motorcycles. He is also the lead vocalist of the band, FightClub.

Michaela and Aaron Hagar in Red Voodoo

The Hagar's 'RED VOODOO' GMC is:

Shift and Steer New Media for the New Kind of Enthusiast.
Racing, Rides, People & Places, with Brad Fanshaw, Pete Chapouris, Aaron Hagar & Matt D'Andria.

CLICK photo to view on YouTube


Thanks to the folks over at the Folsom History Museum in Folsom, Ca. for including one of our early Model T Ford catalogs in their display cases. And thanks to Harvey Bandy for the photo.

Folsom Historical Society
823 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630
916-985-2707 | FAX 916-985-7288




So where did Surf City Garage detailing products  

come from?


Well, to keep the cars looking great, we tried every car care product around, but I just wasn't satisfied with the quality or performance. So we developed our own complete line of Enthusiast Grade« detailing products -- recognized around the world as the best anyone can buy. Our guarantee: if these aren't the best products you've ever used, give me a call and I'll personally buy them back - is unmatched in the industry.  

That's why, every day, more and more enthusiasts are switching to Surf City Garage Enthusiast Grade« - because nothing else even comes close.


Tim Miller, Car Enthusiast & Founder, Surf City Garage   



Stop by Sacramento Vintage or CLICK below to see
what we have from Surf City Garage. 



1937 Lincoln Zephyr 'VOODOO PRIEST'
by Rick Dore Kustoms
Owner: James Hetfield, Metallica 

The preferred Car Care Products at Vintage Fridays  


Surf City Garage (Huntington Beach, California)
continues to be a valued supporter and sponsor

of our Make-A-Wish efforts. Thank You. 




Mike Garner's  

1951 Lincoln Custom 'RUBY'   


Above Courtesy Hot Rod Deluxe - Photo by Wes Allison      





South End Kustom was started by Dick Dean, the year was 1956 in Wyandotte, Michigan. Working for other shops, such as Clark/ Kaiser and the Alexander Brothers. South End Kustom stayed busy.  


In 1959, at the Detroit Autorama, Dick met George Barris. George had told Dick that he needed to be in California. At the end of that year Dick closed the shop and moved to California to work for Barris. In 2005, Dick Dean was set to retire. His son, Keith Dean wanted to continue the "Dean" tradition . As a tribute to Dick, Keith reopened the shop as South End Kustom and is continuing the old school kustom tradition set forth by his father.   





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!  




Over 350 families came through the toy land at Sacramento Vintage to select their gifts!

These are a few shots the night before the
doors opened and then the big day!


Boyd Coddington's final creation

Boyd Coddington may well have been the man who brought hot-rodding into the living rooms of Middle America, via his successful TLC television series American Hot Rod. Before his untimely 2008 death, Coddington was growing ever more determined to take the hobby in a new, coachbuilt direction, and next January his final creation, a 1938 Lincoln known as The French Connection, heads to auction in Scottsdale.

Though it's listed by Barrett-Jackson as a 1938 Lincoln, The French Connection is really a custom build from the ground up, starting with a chassis from Art Morrison. The body was handcrafted of steel and aluminum by Marcel and Sons, while the interior required two complete cow hides and 15 ostrich skins to dress out. The wheels, hidden behind fully skirted fenders, are a one-off creation by Boyd Coddington, and even the colors should be familiar to those acquainted with Coddington's work, as the red is "Boyd Red" and the black is "Boyd Black."

CLICK on the photo above to read on at Hemmings or below to view the auction site.


The crate on the forklift is full of radiator hoses, oil and air filter from a gas station inventory that we had purchased, years ago.  Not out yet.....but soon.
Cloth covered wire, fabric loom, fender welt, body webbing and hood lace remnants.....
.99 cents each length or 20 for $10.

Shops? Garages? Hobbyists? Swap Meet Sellers?
Make an offer on the lots!

Two more pallets of FORD parts! More headliners for F1 and F100 pickups, tail gates, bed sides, wire spools from $2.50 each.






The CRUISIN' GARAGE Radio Show is broadcast live Sunday Mornings 7:30 - 9:00am, from the KAHI Radio Studio in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills town of Auburn, California.


CLICK above to check out their page,  

photos and area events.


Hosts Alex and Bob with show engineer, Mike.

Whether you own and/or are interested in the hobby and history of restoring or personalizing a classic, custom, hot rod or muscle car, we've got you covered.  We talk about kool cars, events, trends and California vehicle laws that affect our hobby.

Hosted by Alex Blanca and Bob Stearns, CRUISIN' GARAGE is the voice for the classic car owner, the race car fan or anyone interested in the history and hobby of restoring or personalizing a classic, custom, hot rod or muscle car.

The ninety minute show is packed with guests who come from all areas of the classic car industry.  From the local swap meet car parts seller, garage builder to show car owner and parts manufactures, we welcome them all.  We're talking about local barn finds, car shows, swap meets, industry trends and the California vehicle laws that affect our hobby.  

Our goal is to inform and share experiences of our guests and help maintain a continued interest for the next generation of car collectors.  We do this by promoting local car clubs, car shows, the sponsors and the charities that benefit.  If you have a car or car parts for sale, preferably pre-1973, give us a call during the show, or tell us what you're looking to buy.

(530)885-3565 or (800)950-KAHI 
The show streams live online at

Stacey with Cruisin' Garage checking out the Wheel of FORDtune......and texting! 

Sherry and Sharon doing a great job on the 'WHEEL'.
Thank you ladies!







   2200 Front Street 

Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 442-6802








Sacramento Vintage Ford has been building authentic Ford wiring harness since the early 1970's.   


Want to build your own harness?   

Visit our WIRING SHOP page.   


Like the look of old school cloth wrapped wire and
related components?  


Car, truck, bike, boat or vintage equipment....

You can build your own authentic harness!



Cloth wrapped and PVC color coded wire  

in 14ga, 12ga and 10ga by the roll or by the foot.


Modern insulation with an authentic cloth  

braided cover...... not just printed to look like cloth


Battery Cable? We have 2 ga copper core cable with the authentic fabric wrapped covering by the foot. 


Terminals: Rings, Flags, Forks and Bullet 

Battery Cable & Battery Terminals

Wire tys and clamps    Hot Rod Harness Kits

Books - Manuals - Charts    Bulbs 6-Volt / 12-Volt

Non-Ford Tail Lamps    Cloth Wrapped Spark Plug Cable

Plug Terminals    Voltage Reducers    Non-Ford Headlamps 

Loom Material    Heat Shrink Tubing 

Fuse Blocks and more! 


CLICK on any image to check it out.  



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.

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.

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Sacramento Theatrical Lighting 


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.

950 Richards Blvd
Sacramento, Ca. 95811

your assistance with setting up our warehouse for the
California Highway Patrol
CHiPs For Kids toy distribution event! Great Job!

Pre-screened families were waiting outside the
Sacramento Vintage warehouse on 'toy distribution day'
in December for the California Highway Patrol's
CHiPs For Kids Program.

See What Going On Over At The
Vintage ebay Store!

CLICK above to view










American Truck & Trailer Body Company




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.

Mufflers in the Flowmaster West Sacramento warehouse
on their way to packaging.

The first choice for generations of American hot rodders. A winner at the drags, dry lakes, shows and circle tracks.

And now available again. With new linkage and fuel delivery parts. And Stromberg clothing & collectibles too. Just the same. Better than ever.

Old Crow Speed Shop belly-tank Streamliner.
Six-time World Land Speed Record Holder.
Powered by Genuine Stromberg 97 Carburetor

The ballots have been counted and the illustrious members of the Grand National Hall of Fame have voted four new members into their fraternity.

This year, four very diverse motorsports aficionados have been chosen from a long list of nominees and will be inducted into the prestigious group on Saturday, January 30th at the Sheraton Suites Fairplex Conference Center during the Grand National Roadster Show.

Luc DeLey from Corona, CA works with his dad and brother at Marcel's Custom Metal, creating handmade bodies for the industry's most recognized builders. From the original Boydster for the late Boyd Coddington, many projects for Chip Foose and most recently the Jaguar coupe for Rick Dore, Luc and his family produce the finest works of rolling art in the country.

Mickey Himsl from Concord, CA has been responsible for some of the most recognizable cars in the country. With brother Art, in the 60's, they opened Custom Paint Studio in Concord. Mickey's "Paddy Wagon" was a show winner and in the late 60's with the help of Art, they built "The Alien" collecting the 1969 America Most Beautiful Roadster trophy. They followed that up with the wild roadster for Andy Brizio and another AMBR award.

Steve Stanford from Los Angles is a prolific automotive artist and custom car designer. His art is commissioned by builders and enthusiasts alike and has inspired countless people throughout Hot Rodding. Chip Foose, who has studied Steve's art said his two dimensional art is the best, his art comes from his heart. Steve has been honored by the Petersen Museum in 2014 and the Late George Barris stated "He is the best, he can feel cars".

Oz Welch from Oroville, CA is a custom car builder and painter whose shop is off the beaten path in a small town in Northern California. He has built and painted many award winning customs for the likes of John D'Agostino, and Richard Zocchi. His own 1960 Cadillac won a Big B award at the Sacramento Autorama. His latest creation for John D'Agostino is a full custom 1958 Packard that will makes its debut at the Sacramento Autorama.

The Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony takes place during the Grand National Roadster Show, January 29-31, at the Pomona Fairplex.

Sacramento Autorama new
LEGENDS inductees for 2016!

John Buck  -  Joe Cusumano  -  "Wild" Bill Hill

John Buck was born in Pomona CA on June 27, 1969. He was raised in Claremont where he went to High School and met his lifelong friends. John graduated from the University of Southern California where he was a Business Major with a Minor in Marketing.

John started his career in the hospitality industry working for hotels and eventually the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. While at the LACVB John was responsible for booking the newly developed Staples Center as well as Convention Center and the 400 hotels in the Greater Los Angeles Area. John's boss at the LACVB moved over to Starwood hotels , and brought him along to the Sheraton Suites Fairplex as the Director of Sales. John worked at the hotel until the Fairplex recruited him to work directly as their Director of Sales.   He was responsible for booking all aspects of revenue streams into the facility including the year round events such as the Grand National Roadster Show.

John purchased the Sacramento Autorama along with the Grand National Roadster show while working for the Fairplex. He saw great potential in the events and has grown them to include the Drive-Ins and the Suede Pavilion/Palace. "Sacramento is the Kustom Capitol of the World" "I love the creations that the custom guys continually come up with" says Buck.

John is blessed to work with his sister Laura and good friends Michi, Greg and Tom.   He has two beautiful children; Daniel and Sara.

"The Sacramento Autorama is an honor to own and produce" says John. "Having fun with the greatest car people in the world sure does make it easier to do!" "Thank you for this special induction as a Friend of the Autorama."

Joe Cusumano has had a long history of customizing cars and restoring classics. Many were built between overseas duty assignments serving on 14 ships with the US Navy during his 34 year active duty military career from 1959-1992. With his engineering and electrical background, his work is well respected.
Initially, he customized early 1949-54 Fords, 55-56 Chevys, and 1970's muscle cars to reflect his ideas for enhanced power under the hood and softer body designs. One of his favorite builds was restoring an original 1940 Ford deluxe coupe from parts that came in old peach baskets. Another favorite was a 1956 Corvette that he wishes he still had.
In 1992, Joe retired from the US Navy in the Bay area, and opened his GM Joe's Specialty Automotive business. Although many of the cars were built for customers to be the "weekend or daily driver", Joe restored a 1971 boat-tail Buick Riviera that was shown on the ISCA circuit and won Best Restored in the Pacific Division. It also won the prestigious 1994 Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance, and other special awards. This National recognition brought more business to Joe.  
Joe modified and updated a 1957 Chevy radical custom for a futuristic look that was judged through ISCA shows and won 1997 First Place Overall in the Nation. It won various special awards, including the George Barris d'Elegance, Portland's first 'King of Kustom', and many other awards. Show promoters from Sweden, Finland and Australia had the car at their major in-door shows. Joe's involvement overseas has encouraged a stronger international car enthusiast connection for the continuation of the sport and industry.    

Wild Bill Hill built his first tattoo machine at age 14 and began tattooing on himself and his friends in a tiny tattoo shop set up in his bedroom closet. He never saw a tattoo studio until 1972 at age 17, when he walked into one- and knew at that moment that's what he wanted to do with his life. He still owes the 1959 Black Ford Panel Truck with flames from the grill to the tail lights he had in 72.
With a love of motorcycles that was passed down from his father, (also named Bill) the younger Bill rode around on his Harley, raising hell. Noted for partying a bit too much and for his scrapes with the law- he acquired the nickname 'Wild Bill'. Bill made a decision to stop drinking at age 20. He quickly noticed that things started to go much better for him after that. He still has not had alcohol to this day, enjoying a clean and sober life.
Brian Everett and Jack Rudy, two of Bill's tattoo mentors, got him started collecting and going to custom car shows, which became an obsession with him. Always customizing and creating never wanting something anyone else in town had.
Roxanne and Bill have entered Cars and motorcycles in The last 20 Sacramento Autoramas, sometimes bringing 4 to 6 vehicles.. Today their garage is full of custom show cars and bikes including a shortened 1966 Drag Racing VW Van, 1932 Ford Phaeton, 1915 Brass and Wood Model-T Speedster, 1959 Messerschmitt, a 1989 Car Hauler that's half a front wheeled truck welded to a Car Trailer, 2002 Panoz AIV Roadster, that Bill took driving lessons from Adam Andretti in at the track.

And you thought "Wild Bill Hill" was just about Tattos!


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.
Our philosophy is simple: to build and help others build the finest looking and driving hot rods of our time. Our achievements point to the successful implementation of this thinking. We have built Oakland Roadster Show winners and Hot Rod Magazine's 50th Anniversary celebration "T" roadster, but perhaps our greatest pride comes from building dual purpose show winning drivers. No other shop the world can boast of putting more miles on their cars than Roy Brizio Street Rods. 

We anxiously await the opportunity to assist you with your next project, whether it be just a few parts, a complete Brizio chassis or a turnkey cross country cruiser.

Brizio Street Rods
505 Railroad Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

phne 650-952-7637

Southside Rentals is a one-stop shop for all your equipment and party rental needs.  For over 40 years, our quality equipment and knowledgeable staff have helped contractors and homeowners make projects happen.

7439 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95823

Sacramento (916) 423-2020
Elk Grove (916) 682-7368
After hours (916) 217-7368
Fax (916) 689-1058

Mon-Sat: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 

THANK YOU Southside Rentals for your support
of our Make-A-Wish efforts and CHiPs For Kids!


 Darold, Lynn and our little Manager in training, Mike....
Day One...1969. Yes, Darold 'HAD' hair back in the day.
A little bit about our history in an article written by
Bill Sessa for HotRod & Restoration Magazine.
CLICK on the photo to read the article

Oz Kustoms is known for their precision metal work, custom paint, and a master of breathtaking designs. Not to mention we are a one stop custom car shop, Drop it off in any condition, pick up a beautiful work of art!  For your next custom, have it done all in one place, Call or E-mail Oz Welch at Oz Kustoms for Quality work that you'll find no place else!

Kustoms by Oz:

Oz Kustoms
Oroville, California
(530) 589-3589


 Unloading Hetfield's 'VOODOO PRIEST'

Haulers & Appraisals For All Your
Transportation and Evaluation needs.

Serving the 12 Western States
35 Years Experience with Collector Cars, Licensed and Insured, One Car at a Time, Personalized Service.
Soft Tie Downs, No Chains.

To Schedule a pick up or get a mileage rate call:
(530) 906-3820


Loading up John D'Agostino's 'SOPHIA'

'ELVIS III' by Celebrity Kustoms Italy

John D'Agostino's 'PANTHEON'

Courtesy David Conwill - Hemmings Blog
The 1955 Meteor Rideau is a re-trimmed 1955 Ford sold as a less-expensive option at Canadian Mercury dealers. Images courtesy

European and Asian cars have their devotees, Australian cars seem to be in the news a lot lately, and Yank Tanks are well known worldwide, but seemingly forgotten are the native vehicles of Canada, South America and Central America. Often, these were derivatives of U.S. designs but with local changes influenced by marketing, tariffs and sales infrastructure.

Now, your intrepid reporter doesn't speak Spanish or Portuguese, so his burning desire to investigate the Ford Falcons of Argentina and the Willys Aero's second life in Brazil will have to wait for another day, but Canadian brochures are readily accessible and usually in English, so it's a relatively simple matter to dig into the special vehicles produced for the Great White North.

Setting aside the independents leaves the Big Three. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all had manufacturing plants in Canada as early as the 1910s. The big reason at that time was that it gave them tariff-free access to the whole of the British Empire by virtue of being Canadian-, rather than U.S.-built vehicles.

CLICK on the photo to read on... 

Formed in 1982 for Kustom People...By Kustom People

West Coast Kustoms Cruisin Nationals 2016 will be held in Santa Maria, California at the Santa Maria Fairpark on
May 27, 28 & 29.

If you remember how it was in the nifty fifties, you will recall that it was the West Coast that set the trends, and "Lead" the way in kustomizing. Join us in bringing back those great leadsleds and honoring the many big kustomizers still active on the West Coast. Here is a chance to get that kustom out of the garage, load up the family & join us for some good times.


The Edelbrock Family Foundation was formed with the purpose of bringing together like-minded organizations that share a passion for providing education and training for America's youth. We hope to foster a new generation of automotive industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, enthusiasts and more. 

Over the last 75 years, the Edelbrock family has proven itself as a leader and pioneer within the automotive aftermarket industry.

From the day Vic Edelbrock Sr. went over 121 miles per hour, 3 weeks before Pearl Harbor, to the Sprint Cup Series cars that race every Sunday with Edelbrock manifolds, the Edelbrocks have a legacy of going fast.

Some great photos on this site!

Andy and Sue Brizio's 1932 roadster that WAS on display in our showroom.....sadly it went back home.
Andy missed his little roadster....go figure. Thanks Andy!
(Photoshop magic by Heather)

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Cruisin' around the Sacramento Vintage parking lot in the 'Sacramento Vintage Equipped' Grand National
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