Thursday, June 23, 2011

close your eyes and make a wish...

The Make A Wish people are always so very gracious and thankful when we work with them. This was our first "re-do" car for a MAW kid and we have to say...we would do it a thousand times over. It's nice to give back to the community as well as help a person in need, especially a kid. :)

He came to "take a look" at it this morning, he's been in about a handful of times throughout the build and he's loved every second of it, so he expected this morning to be no different. That is until he noticed his family, and the cheery blue shirted MAW volunteers. He instantly knew what was going on... and he was ear to ear.

In typical teenage fashion he was very reserved and quiet, but you could tell from his smile and inability to look away from the grey beauty in front of him that he was shocked, most likely still is.

congrats on your new car! oh, and don't run it into anything will you?? :D

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

can we say hectic?

due to our upcoming projects that are being finished, like i'm talking we have four nearing completion show cars, we have been a bit..shall we say..BUSY!

It's ok though, we like it that way. We have currently a 57 chevy, a 70 chevelle, a 55 chevy, and a 69 camaro that are all jockeying for position to be first one completed. It's looking like the big yellow 57 is closest to that point right now. Followed by the 69 Camaro.

We have also been working on a Make A Wish car, which makes us feel proud and fulfilled that we can help this amazing organization in any way. We did an auction to benefit them during the TV show and they were so very gracious and thankful, they truly are the best organization.

We will have photos of all of our projects here in a minute!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

not so mellow yellow

Has anyone ever noticed how much chrome is on a 57 Bel Air? Let me enlighten you.. ALOT! I had more colorful words for "alot" but, since this is a public know.

I so graciously said I would help my dad put the trim and things on the yellow 57 we are building at the moment. it's fun, entertaining, and frustrating all in the same sentence and...rewarding! I love seeing the cars finished and to know that I had a hand in then is cool too. I'm normally the parts fetcher, I get a list of "man speak" and I decipher it into something that makes sense and order it from the appropriate company. So a break from the computer is always nice, and knowing that my dad is just around the corner incase something doesn't fit right and I need his expert advice helps too.

Aren't family business' fun!? :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Make a wish

We have been working on a Make A Wish car for a while. A high schooler came in and wanted his 1965 Mustang Coupe redone so he could drive it his senior year. Wish granted my man! We were happy to help!

His list of wishes were: a new paint job, new wheels, new radio, interior, and a brake check up.

We will have more formal photos of it later today but here is a snippit of what it looks like after a fresh coat of paint and new american racing wheels!

Monday, April 25, 2011


It's seriously been FORVER since I've written anything on this poor blog. I apologize and I'm going to do my best to keep it up from now on.

We have been making LEAPS and BOUNDS on Jeff Finger's "Power Play" it's painted, and rapidly nearing completion. It's being wired as we speak.

As you might know, they are playing re-runs of our TV show, thanks Discovery, we love it when we get some air time! Be sure to revisit all of our SMC's as well as our daily shop antics every Wednesday and Sunday on Discovery HD Theater! Check your local listings for solid times.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas and New Years

All of us here at Barry's Speed Shop wish everyone out there a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR! We've had an awesome year and are looking forward to the products, customers, and projects the next year will bring us!

Here is to 2011!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chevrolet's LSIII

One of our customers has been tossing around the idea of putting one of Chevy's new LSIII motors in his ride, and we are all for it.

Several thousand dollars later it was here. Now let me tell you, when you have a shop full of gear heads like we do a wooden crate tends to cause a feeding frenzy.

Never the less, Chevy has outdone themselves with this motor. It comes with every part you could think of to install it and have it run with the first turn of the key. Not to mention that it's a pretty nice piece to look at as well. We will have install videos, photos and tech pieces to come in the following days.

Today we are "unwrapping" our early christmas gift. We will have videos of this as well later today.