MAY 2013: 1961 CHEVY IMPALA TWO DOOR HARDTOP: A BUBBLETOP = BLUE CHIP STIOCK
The '61 Chevy Impala was like a stock that hung around the market without attracting too much attention then suddenly spiked in value.
There are many guys who wish that they'd popped on a '61 Impala "bubbletop" two door hardtop before the stock went through the roof on these extremely cool bowties.
Rick and Donna Park don't have that regret.
WHAT DO YOU SAY TO A STUBBORN DINOSAUR? GET WITH THE 21st CENTURY FOR STARTERS
One of the biggest mysteries to be found in the 21st Century has to be the holdouts in the car hobby who choose to ignore the overwhelming number of reasons to embrace the new age of the Internet.
They seem to feel that they have no need to expand their horizons when it comes to the old car hobby and these old dogs stubbornly refuse to learn a new trick.
These are car guys who have undertaken major projects over the years that required an amazing amount of talent and ability to reassemble something as complex as an internal combustion engine, yet they are intimidated by a laptop.
GROOVIN' ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON PT 2: CLASSIC IRON SIGHTINGS MAKE A GOOD SUNDAY GREAT
There are certain areas that really define the car culture. Red Deer Alberta Canada is one of them.
There is a huge car guy per capita ratio here and what makes that really amazing is the fact that winter begins in October and officially lets go in late May after a typical long weekend blizzard.
Occasionally you get days like yesterday in Red Deer where the sun comes out in a big way and the pent up car guy cabin fever send dozens of classic rides out for some sunshine and fresh air.
CAN YOU ID AN OLD CAR OR TRUCK? DON'T GET IT WRONG WHEN YOU GO PUBLIC.
One of the best things about old iron is the learning curve. Every conversation with a car guy is a free education about the car or truck in question...all you have to do is ask questions.
Most car guys are more than willing to talk about their old ride because it's like asking them to talk about their kids. Especially when their kid is an honors student or a star athlete.
This free education comes with one condition-never get the kid's name or the car's information wrong.
RELEASE FROM THE DEATH GRIP OF WINTER: CAR SHOW SEASON IS BACK
Winter is pretty much a long and pointless season once we get by Christmas.
This winter in our area seemed as long as a symposium on folk art in Norway so we are very happy to see the car show season back in full force.
Our local Thursday night gathering of the car clan began a little early this year because of popular demand and the fact that we have an incredibly strong car culture here in Red Deer AB.
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