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Former Ford mechanic brings home ’36 pickup and makes it sparkle. What do you do when you have a killer flamed pearl purple ’46 Ford coupe with a blown, fuel-injected 351 Cleveland V-8 sticking up through the hood parked in your garage? Well, in Gary Nooney’s case, you look for something a little smaller, a little lighter and a whole lot less fuel-thirsty to drive on a regular basis. That’s why he bought the body and frame of a 1936 Ford pickup from a friend for his next street rod project five years ago. "I was really looking for a ’46 Ford pickup because I’ve got the ’46 coupe," he said. "But I bought this pile of junk instead. It was just a cab sitting on a frame, but I looked it over and brought it home anyway." He knew he had his work cut out from the start. His friend...

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This is my 'in progress' Nova. It's nearly stock and original. The motor is the factory 350/4bbl. that's been updated a bit with stainless headers and exhaust, new intake, carb, distributor, 4 core aluminum radiator. The car is well optioned with air conditioning, power windows, power locks, 'deluxe' velour interior, bucket seats and floor shift console. The car makes a fun daily driver and fun road car. It handles exceptionally well on the freeway, roll the windows down, the kick on the cruise control and turn up the radio. I have lots of changes planned but for now it's still mostly stock. Decided to upload a couple of updated photos of it. * Be sure to scroll down for the latest updates ** Update April 2019 ** It's been awhile since I've updated the blogs so I've uploaded a few current photos of the car. I've gone through the interior and have...

The sixth annual Mohave County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Car Show takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Mohave Market Place, 5480 Highway 95, Fort Mohave. Proceeds benefit the sheriff’s K-9 program, helping purchase and care for the K-9 force. Since the beginning of the event five years ago, organizers have made enough money to buy three dogs for the sheriff’s office, said Karen Pangus, who coordinates the show. “Any expense for the dogs, such as food, veterinary care, training, etc., depends solely on donations,” Pangus said. “These guys are some of the best in the entire state of Arizona, so it is really important to keep their program going.” They raised approximately $17,000 last year. The first 150 entries will receive a plaque and a goodie bag. The entry fee is $25, but there is no charge for spectators. “We’ve got some really cool auction items,” Pangus...

Next Saturday, October 13th , the 18th Annual Aircraft Fly-In & Classic Car Show is taking place at the Municipal Airport and Wellik Field off Highway 60 in Wickenburg. It's a great excuse to get out of town, see something free, and win the hearts of any high-flying, aviation-loving companions (most likely, your dad). The show which is co-sponsored by Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Town of Wickenburg, Wickenburg Airport Advisory Commission, Experimental Aircraft Association, and the "Wickenburg Dust Devils," will have pilots flying in their private planes to meet, greet, and discuss the attributes of each aircraft (how they're built, what they can do, how many snakes are on board, etc.) There will also be 70 plus classic rides for visitors to "ooh" and "aah" over between the various information booths and vendors. The event will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10-:30 am and conclude at 12:30pm-...

Car/motorcycle show features music, activities for children Race car driver and speed record holder “Fast Jack” Beckman will attend the Wheels for Happiness car/motorcycle show Saturday at Canal Place. The event, which is open to the public, is a fundraiser for the 31st annual Tri-State Toys for Happiness campaign, which provides Christmas gifts for children from economically disadvantaged families. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or gift for a youngster age 15 or under, or $5. Children under 6 will be admitted free. Gates will open at 10 a.m. The North Hills, Calif., driver holds the top speed record for the National Hot Rod Association’s Funny Car Class on a quarter-mile course at 333.66 mph, achieved in 4.66 seconds. NHRA officials, citing the dangers inherent at many tracks where insufficient “shut down” areas caused serious injuries and deaths, shortened the track to 1,000 feet. Beckman holds the record in his class at...


I saw this article and thought it was too great not to share. Most classic car owners are accustomed to the unusual looks other motorists cast toward their relics on the road. But when Margaret Dunning is behind the wheel of her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster, she draws more attention than her vehicle. Dunning, age 102, may be one of a small handful of classic-car drivers who can lay claim to the fact they're older than their vehicles. She was born in 1910, and lives in Plymouth, Michigan, twenty years before her beloved Packard. She's been driving since she was 8 years old, and officially received her license at 12, after her father died. In an appearance at the Concours d' Elegance last month, Dunning recounted her start as an automotive aficionado. "I'm just a farm girl, and my dad had a lot of machinery, and I adored my dad," she...

Get your fix of cars and motorcycles during three events to raise awareness of autism on Saturday, April 28. About 150 automobiles and 150 motorcycles are expected to be part of a show from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day at Pops Burgers, Malts & More, 310 12th St., Ogden. Admission to see the show is free. A 100-mile motorcycle ride begins at 10 a.m. at Carey’s Cycle, 4450 S. 700 West, Riverdale. Participants will ride north into Cache Valley and come back through Brigham City, ending up at the Ogden malt shop. Registration for the ride begins at 9 a.m. The third event is a three-leg car cruise that starts at 10 a.m. at the Valley Fair Mall, 3601 S. 2700 West, West Valley City. Or, riders may join the cruise at 11:15 a.m. at the Layton Hills Mall, 1201 N. Hill Field Road, Layton; or at 12:15 p.m. at the...

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