Northwest Classic Rally 2014: Day 3

BF Mustang in the Oregon Forest

What a day! Josh and I just finished our second day of rallying. We were up bright and early after a good night’s rest feeling refreshed and focused. Yesterday’s results were less than stellar, so we were determined to improve upon our score and boy did we ever! We still don’t know the official rankings, so we can’t share our times yet, but we can say that we cut our penalties by 60 percent. The most astonishing part though is that our old Mustang is still kicking around after covering nearly 1,000 miles in three days! Read more »

Northwest Classic Rally 2014: Day 2

NWCR - Start of Day 2

Well day 2 is finally over. It was our first day of actually rally time and we have to say, it was far more intense and challenging than expected. We also discovered that while our Mustang was a bit out of place among all the other beautiful pristine cars we were competing against, it is able to keep up with the best of them! Throughout the day, we saw a number of areas and a wide variety of roads, from deep forest valleys to mountainous logging roads. We pushed our little Mustang to her limits and in return she gave us one amazing day! Read more »

Northwest Classic Rally: Day 1

NW Classic Rally - Day 1

Today BarnFinds comes to you from the passenger seat of our 1965 Mustang. We’ve spent the past three weeks in a frantic dash to get her put together and ready to take on the Northwest Classic Rally. Well after many long days and sleepless nights, we are underway. We started out in Boise, Idaho and just left the small town of Bakers, Oregon without so much add a hiccup. Even averaging 18 mpg so far. We haven’t done an update on what all has been done to her in the past few days and so this seemed like the perfect time to take a look at what all has been completed! Read more »

Micro Work Van: 1960 LLoyd LT 600

1960 Lloyd LT 600

As we have been gathering up parts and transporting them to the shop for our Mustang, we have been thinking about how great it would be to have a dedicated parts hauler. The SAAB is more than capable of hauling just about anything we throw at it, but it would be nice to have something that got the job done in a bit more style. It isn’t that we don’t enjoy the SAAB, but how great would it be to roll up in something that looks like it just came out of a barn? We don’t really have the budget to buy it right now, but we think this 1960 Lloyd LT 600 would make a perfect BF parts car! Not only is it barn fresh, but it is one of those oddballs that would leave every other driver on the road scratching their head. Have a look at it for yourself here on eBay, where it is being offered with a BIN of $8,900. Read more »

Sport Wagon: 1976 Jensen Healey GT

1976 Jensen Healey GT

Wednesday might have come and passed, but when we spotted this 1976 Jensen Healey GT, we just had to feature it. Seeing as it’s more a shooting brake and less the typical “wagon” we figured you guys wouldn’t mind. Plus we know many of you are like us and appreciate oddballs! We have always been fascinated by the Jensen Healey and the GT just ups the oddball factor that much more. How can you get much more unique than a Healey designed Jensen shooting brake with a Lotus motor? It is the trifecta of fun, practicality and rarity. This one has spent the better part of 30 years parked and is in need of work. If you’ve been on the hunt for a Jensen project or want a British sports car that can also serve double duty as a junk hauler, have a look at this Jensen here on eBay, where it is being offered with an $8.5k BIN. Read more »

Tin Woody: 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe Wagon

1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe

Things have been a bit crazy lately here at BarnFinds. Jesse has been busy getting the Mustang ready for the rally and I’ve been in Wyoming finishing up some other projects. Time has been a bit short and getting posts done on top of everything else has been a challenge, but the moment I realized it was Wednesday, I knew I had to break away from everything else and get a wagon posted! What would Wednesday be without Wagon Wednesday? Well in my search for a great wagon, I came across this 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe Tin Woody here on eBay and something about it just caught my eye. It needs a lot of work, but the rough and rusty look makes it rather interesting to stare at! Read more »

Mustang Update: Calling In Reinforcements

mustang-on-lift

With our deadline fast approaching, we have decided to enlist the help of some professionals. It is hard for us to not do the work ourselves, but to able to have the Mustang all prepared in time for the rally, it was necessary. Ironically, this old Ford has been the easiest to work on of all our recent project cars. Luckily, it has also been the easiest to source parts for. The guys at the shop have been busy wrenching and we just wanted to give an update of what work has already been completed. Read more »

Help Identify Jason’s Mystery Car

Jason's Myster Car

A big part of what makes our hobby so great is meeting new people. Being a car guy means instant membership to a community of dedicated car nuts worldwide and most of our fellow motor heads are just down to earth people that share our passion for automobiles. A good friend of mine in Wyoming recently tipped me off to a 1970 Mustang Coupe that was for sale and since I was in town for a few days and the price sounded good, I decided to swing by and take a look. I won’t go into detail about the Mustang, we will save that for another time, but I met with the owner, Jason B, to have a look at the car. He is one of those car guys that just loves cars, it doesn’t matter what it is or where it came from. While talking to him, he mentioned that he had a ’64 Oldsmobile Starfire with just 38k miles on it in his garage. After showing it to me and seeing that I was a car nut myself, he pulled out some photo albums and started showing me photos of some of the cars he has owned over the years. I spotted the photo you see above, which is of Jason as a baby and his father with a very beautiful car. Read more »

Introducing Bruce’s New Firebird 400!

lurking-firebird

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to tag along as one of our readers pulled this 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 out of storage. Bruce caught wind of the car when we featured it last month and quickly jumped on it. A deal was struck and he excitedly let us know that he was the new owner. Obviously, we have assisted with the sale of many cars through the site, but this was actually the first one that I got to see one in-person. It was an exciting evening and I’m sure all that adrenaline helped us push that big car up onto the dolly! We are excited for Bruce and know that the car is now in good hands. Read more »