Our adventures with the Backroad Gold TV Show led us to California to check out a collection of rare and unusual cars from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. As always, we didn’t leave empty-handed, returning back to Tennessee with a super solid, mostly original Lincoln Zephyr and a vibrant American Austin Bantam roadster that will…

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Have you ever wondered how and when the big fins of the late ’50s originated? You’re looking at it! You might’ve thought finned quarter panels got a kickstart when the 1957 Chevrolet rolled off the showroom floor. However, in 1956, Plymouth revised its Belvedere model to include stylish new fins on the quarter panels. It’s…

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Ya know, every once in a while, we run across a barn so cool that we just want to hang out for a while. That was the case with Tim Dixon’s “party barn” which is back behind his shop called Gas Axe Chop Shop. He builds custom motorcycles, hot rods, drag cars and just about…

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You want rare? We found a rare bird…a 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler. By 1970, the muscle car wars were in full swing, and the Cyclone was heavily influenced by trends in NASCAR. It featured a fastback-style roof line, and the special edition “Spoiler” package featured front and rear spoilers to help with aerodynamics. Also part…

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With the filming of our TV Show, Backroad Gold (it airs Wednesdays at 9:30pm EST on the Travel Channel) we’ve been introduced to a bunch of great barn finds. In the case of this 1959 Thunderbird, it was more of a junkyard dog than a barn find, but we’re glad we found it! Otherwise this…

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Sometimes, you run across a car that could be spun in several different directions. It could be restored to stock, it could be turned into a hot rod, or maybe it could be turned into something a bit different. For this 1940 Willys, we chose the “a bit different” approach, taking a rusted (and otherwise…

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Honest Charley handles a lot of different tasks on a day to day basis, from a tune up on a Model T to a complete restoration of a 1976 International Scout. An International Scout? Yes sir, but it’s not just any ol’ Scout. It’s called the Spirit of ’76, and it’s a special edition that…

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No, we’re not talkin’ about your clothes! We’re talking about the threads that let your bolts take a bite, and keep your car from falling apart! Any time you’re building an engine, rebuilding your suspension or basically anything that involves critical nuts and bolts, be sure to keep a tap nearby to clean the threads.…

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We stay busy around here. You can probably tell from all of the pictures and videos that we post, but we really do stay buried in work. It takes a lot of hard work to get all of the products and services that we offer out the door and to our car buddies all over…

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