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The spacious Young California building will house this exclusive Exotic customs will be coming to Pleasanton from all points This event season, Goodguys will have a swap meet at all 19 events. interior goodies from a Corvette, LS-2 engine, Lincoln Mark VIII seats and a Todd Aho interior. Corvette & High Performance Meet. Almost Spring Swap Meet & Vintage Car Show. March 24 - Pleasanton, CA. Goodguys Are Coming Back To Pleasanton, California Vendor and Manufacturer Exhibits; Model and Pedal Car Show; Swap Meet · Cars 4.
There were scaled versions of more than just V-8s on hand. Everything from straight-four and six cylinders, V-6s, hemis, flatheads, radial aeronautical engines, and more. Mini V-8 builders, Flatheads, small-block, and big-blocks and more gather under one roof to display their ingenuity.
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With all the booths and cool display cars to soak in, the West Coast Nationals is best enjoyed as a two or three-day event. One day for the vendors and the extra days as many as you can fit in for the show cars! As the title sponsor, Flowmaster had quite an impressive rig on hand and was able to help anyone seeking advice on their next project build.
With everything from application and tech support to showcasing new products, there was no shortage of parts candy. Every shape and size, make and model, color and size could be found in attendance. There were plenty of beautiful low slung cars wearing wide whites throughout the show. This Galaxie was out of this world with an Edelbrock-blown 5.
Joe Diedrich's '56 was sporting a big block wearing a custom dual-throttle body fuel injection system designed by Paul Caselas at Dyno West. The car pulled in a Builder's Choice award. We also picked our five favorite rides at the event and here they are in no particular order listed below: Upon closer inspection we noticed there were in fact, two single-barrel side-draft Carter carburetors nestled down very low over the lifter valley pan. When Dylan was ready to get a car, he originally wanted a Mustang.
His grandfather still has a Ford truck he purchased brand new, so Dylan has had truck-influence in his blood for generations. When he saw this truck, he changed his mind and had to have this F Dylan is a huge Y-block fan now. He found this unique induction system from a vintage Chris-Craft boat and decided it would make a great addition to his truck.
Dylan drives this truck everyday without issue. The engine is still the original and he installed some aluminum Thunderbird valve covers and tach-drive distributor.
The transmission was upgraded to a 4-speed stick, so he can still row through the gears. Lowered with mono-leaf springs air shocks this hauler sees some milage towing a trailer as well.
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Living nearby, the pair walked up to the chain-link fence and drooled at the nice rides ripping around the course. They kept fence-distance until Dad got the nerve to try it for himself. He took the car he just bought his wife, Gloria, to his first event. It was a gold base-model bone-stock Camaro. The two-barreled V-8 struggled around the course even as stiffer shocks and a larger exhaust were installed.
The Camaro wasn't so smooth-riding anymore. As a consolation, his father bought his mom a Vista Cruiser that he vowed not to modify in any way.
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Gloria was mystified and furious to hear he sold a car that was only 2 years old at the time to buy an even older car that cost more money. The concept of paying more for something older was foreign to her. The became Dad's weekend racer and daily driver until when he came across a Vette already dressed up in flares and ready to run.
The owner at the time was Larry Park; enthusiasts and racers will already know this name. Park owned a Corvette shop in Milpitas, California, where he built and modified mostly Corvettes from the s until he died in He put larger rear flares to fit more tire and gave it a shiny red, white, and blue paintjob to match his shop logo.
Again, Gloria could not believe Steve would sell his now year-old car for less than the cost of the Vette that was twice as old! Gloria let the boys do their thing despite her disapproval. Steve didn't really like the overstated paint scheme with a big and fat diagonal racing stripe across the whole thing on the street, so he did a charcoal gray scuff after the purchase; they took turns driving, paying for parts, and wrenching on the car since then.
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Two years after Steve brought the home, Brian got his driver's license on his 16th birthday. Getting a driver's license is an important accomplishment in any teenager's life, but even more important to Brian since he was scheduled to race the Corvette on the upcoming Sunday.
It took a couple years, but before too long, Brian started to outdrive his father and did so 90 percent of the time. Steve was proud, not bummed, of his son's ability to smoke him. The rest of the s would retire the subdued charcoal paint and be replaced with Porsche Red as a result of a frontend conversation with a no parking sign at a local on-street autocross. Other s modifications were a set of custom-made 17x11 French Etoile wheels.
Having a inch wheel was not only rare on a midyear Corvette, but really on any car. Even so, the high premium proved to be worth the cash as they remained on the car until Notably, the factory fuelie ci didn't get the boot untilwhen Steve and Brian's friend Paul Caselas built them an updated ci that served them well for seven years.
During that time, Caselas put together a ci that lasted until recently. It didn't come out due to failure; they just were ready for something new.GoodGuys Swapmeet