In the grand scheme of these things, the collector car community is a small world. Car enthusiasts cross paths often, and when old cars change hands, it can sometimes come full circle. In the case of this 1947 Chrysler Town & Country, it was restored by Harold Coker in the early ’70s and proved to…

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Around here, it’s not too hard to find an old Ford or Chevy sitting in a barn, but a Packard? Yeah, that’s a whole different ball game, and it’s a rare day in the life of a barnstormer. We found this one in Flintstone, Georgia, and jumped on it, because it came with enough parts…

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The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the project, right? Yep, that pretty much sums it up! We stumbled across this vintage bus during the filming of the Backroad Gold TV show, and had intentions of a quick clean up, but that morphed into a full on restoration. Isn’t that how it always goes? Anyway, we…

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Ahh yes, a bad to the bone ’56 Chevy. Some people call it a shoebox, some people call it a Tri-Five…we just call it cool! We found this one on our adventures with the Backroad Gold TV show, which airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 Eastern on the Travel Channel. The car looked to be in…

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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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We are very excited to announce that “Backroad Gold” will debut on the Travel Channel on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, airing at 9:30pm EST. The show follows Corky Coker and his son-in-law, Greg Cunningham (Honest Charley Garage Shop Manager), as they seek out barn finds across the Southeast. Honest Charley is featured throughout the TV…

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