Lost Scenicruisers and Found Memories

GM-Scenicruiser

From Sid Cannon – My wife and I were in Baker Oregon this past weekend for the Baker City Memorial Cruise. We were told that the best place to get a great meal was in Haines, Oregon so we headed that way. Haines is a very small town on Highway 30 about 10 miles north of Baker. When the interstate by-passed Haines many years ago the city went into decline like many other small towns that suffered the same fate. The steak house definitely survived and is still the best place to eat in the Baker Valley. That’s not the point of this story though. Read more »

Beater TR3 Sighting

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Back in July, I had planned on attending one of the biggest car shows held in Idaho. It was on a Saturday, so after mowing the lawn and doing a few things around the house, I headed down to the fairgrounds. The flyers all said that the gates were open until 5pm, so I figured there was plenty of time. Well, unfortunately the organizers decided to close up early so the best I could do was peek through the fence for a few minutes. As I sulked back to my car though, I spotted something blue at the far edge of the now emptying parking lot. So, I jumped in the Miata and headed that way. Read more »

Grocery Store Sighting: 1955 Porsche 356A

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From Sid Cannon – Stopped at a grocery store in a certain lake town in Idaho and this was in the parking lot! It’s a 1955 Porsche 356A and it has been the owner’s “resort car” for the past 20 years. Pine needles on the hood, lots of dust on the dash = barn find without the barn. I told the owner about an upcoming Oktoberfast event and then said, “Don’t wash it or dust off the dash”. He just scratched his head and said OK… Read more »

SAAB Project Update: The Dreaded Starter Swap

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After my gripe session the other day, I decided it was time to get the SAAB back on the road yet once again. After a few quick tests with my trusty multimeter, I determined that the starter was indeed bad. That multimeter has been my best friend when working on this SAAB by the way. It is always a good idea to test components before replacing them because it saves you time and money. Anyway, after picking up a replacement starter from the local auto parts store, I went online to get some pointers before starting the job. Most of the forums were filled with complaints about the task. Some even saying that SAABs were good cars, all except for the location of the starter. Can you spot it hidden under there? I don’t think it was that bad of a job, but it was definitely a challenge that I’d rather not undertake again. Read more »

Success Story: Teenage Dream Corvette

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It is always nice to receive updates on cars that we have featured over the years. Josh and I always wonder where they end up, but we very rarely hear from the new owners. Luckily, Brandon at RPM Restorations was kind enough to email us a few photos of a car that we featured back in 2012. It has undergone quite a transformation since then and I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that this one has been saved. It has undergone a complete restoration and is now part of a large collection. Hopefully the previous owner will see this and feel good knowing that their teenage dream went to a good home. Thanks for sharing this with us Brandon!

What’s in John’s Barn?

John Hs Barn

Reader John H likes to keep his cars as clean and safe as possible. Usually we would want the cars to be uncovered so we could bask in their full magnificence, but having them covered in plastic makes the game of guessing what they are that much more challenging. If you have a stash of interesting cars parked in your barn, garage, or shed please share! Thanks for opening your barn to us John! Read more »

Mystery Contractor’s Work Truck

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Last week one of our readers emailed us about an International truck that they just purchased at an estate sale. Apparently it had been parked since 1968! It is solid though and has some interesting hand-painted lettering on the sides and tailgate. They have done some research in an attempt to find more information about the previous owner or the associated company, but haven’t had any luck. So, they hoped that we might be able to dig something up. Thanks for sharing this with us Sherry! Read more »

Rhode Island Amazon: 1966 Volvo 122S

1966 Volvo 122S

Submitted by John M – Just recently while driving around northern Rhode Island my eyes were drawn to a Volvo that I had been curious about for several years now. So I finally decided to stop and ask about the car and to see if it was a simple elegant classic example of Swedish engineering worth saving or just too far gone. So upon pulling into the secluded yard, in which it had resided for many years, thoughts of what could be began to flow like the Mississippi through my mind. Read more »

Steve McQueen’s Harley

In between our blasts around the backroads of the Oregon coast, we had the chance to meet lots of nice people at the NW Classic Rally. Josh and I have carried on plenty about how great that event was, but we forgot to mention a certain video that two guys there introduced us to. They were excited about it because they were the ones who actually created it. Well, that and the fact that it features a 1912 Harley Davidson X8E that was once owned by a certain celebrity! The story presented here is fictional, but we think you will enjoy it. Also, the bike is set to cross the auction block tomorrow afternoon in Monterey with no reserve. You can watch what it ultimately sells for on NBCSN. Thanks for sharing this with us Josh! Read more »