Thursday, July 30, 2009

Labor Day Cruise

If you haven't been to the Labor Day Cruise at the OC Fairgrounds lately, you NEED to go this year. The cruise has been around since 1981 with pretty much the same format, but this year we're spicing things up! Along with all day cruisin' on Cruise Lane, there's going to be a Road Challenge Autocross sponsored by Barry's Speed Shop and Global West Suspension, numerous car games like the Slo Drags, Find Your Rearend and Jousting, live bands all day both Saturday and Sunday, lots of really cool prizes and a participant's Kick Off Party on Friday night. Oh, and we're also going to have 5 Top Fuel Cackle Cars including Don Garlit's Swamp Rat - and they're going to start them up several times each day! Love the smell of Nitro in the morning... Cars can be registered day of event for the weekend or a single day (this is new this year) but camping is preregistration only and is almost sold out, so if you haven't registered yet, you better do it fast. This year promises to be quite exciting, so be sure to put it on your calendar - Orange County Fairgrounds, Labor Day weekend September 5 & 6. You can find online registration forms for both cars and camping spots at www.occa-inc.com. See ya there!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Making Progress














Ok, so I try to do this daily, but other stuff has gotten in the way this last week. I'll try to be better...

Anyway, we've been making progress on all our projects - everyone has a target date in mind and we're thrashing away to make sure they're all happy campers. We have Bob Matranga's '55 to the point where we can push it outside to take a good look at it and check the height and rake...and it is Awesome! There's still some metal work to be done, but it's getting closer to going to paint.

Just this week we brought in two '69 Camaros - each owner wanted a bigger motor, so we put together a deal to sell John's engine to Dieter, then John bought a monster motor - and we get to install both of them. We just love helping out customers like that...

The Blown Hemi Taxi is getting a suicide rear door so owner Richard Berg can get in and out easily and have a place to stow his wheelchair...he can't wait to drive it around Newport Beach! That should turn some heads.

The 2009 Mustang is just about ready to go - it's got a new Steeda Supercharger, new brakes, suspension, and a cowl hood plus a lot more. The guy who owns it lives up north and he can't wait to get down here and get in it so we can fit a rollbar...I think he wants to see how fast it'll go on those farm roads...

Lonnie Laster's roadster body got back from the paint shop yesterday, so we popped it back on the frame and started putting everything back together. The wheels and tires also came in this week and they look really good with the car. This car has the soonest deadline, so we'll be working on it practically nonstop for the next couple of weeks.

Adam fabricated a really cool aluminum cover for the engine compartment of Dennis DeCamp's '70 Mustang. We've also ordered a buttload (is that a real word?) of parts for his car so it should be coming together quickly as well. We got some really awesome hood hinges from Ring Brothers (I'll put pics of those up on Monday). They do a lot of R&D and produce some really cool parts...you should check them out.

That's about it for this week - Everyone have a safe and happy 4th of July, and we'll see you next week!