1932 Packard Roadster Test Drive – Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

I thought you’d like a look at the latest restoration job to be completed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO. This beautiful car is a 1932 Packard Standard Eight Roadster. It’s powered by a Straight 8 engine, backed by a manual transmission. As you can see in the video, the crew at Manns have done it again. They really have turned out yet another amazing automobile. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching. Be sure to check out their other projects on the website.


The first background track is String Impromptu 1 from Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.

The second background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw, at Audionautix.com. It too is available under creative commons.

Manns Restoration – Classic Cars, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars

I went to the open house at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO yesterday. They had a great turnout and as usual, there were tons of amazing cars on display. I was really just there to enjoy myself, but I decided to shoot a few pics and a little video while I was there. Manns has won numerous awards for their excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail. If you’re ever in the Festus, MO area, do yourself a favor and stop on by. They are an excellent group of people and you will immediately feel welcome. Thanks for watching, we appreciate it!

Filmed at Manns Restoration and Maintenance in Festus, MO

Manns Restoration Shop Tour – Part 6 – Jaguar E-type 1957 Chevy Bel Air Hot Rod Classic Car


This is the sixth and final segment of our shop tour at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO. It was great getting to see their current projects and even pick up a few tips and tricks along the way. Everyone at Manns is high skilled and it’s a privilege to see how they do things. There will be many for videos from Manns coming up in the near future, this is simply the last of this particular series. We plan to continue to follow up on some of the projects that you’ve seen in this series. I hope you found the tour interesting…thanks for watching along!

If you would like more information about Manns Restoration and their past projects, please check out their website at: http://www.MannsRestoration.com

Special thanks to all the crew at Manns and to Stephen Dunsford, from Area Rides, for all his help as well.

Manns Restoration Shop Tour – Part Four – George Barris Buick Custom and 1931 Studebaker


In this fourth part in our Manns Tour series, we got to check out the early stages of a 1931 Studebaker restoration and then take a look at a George Barris custom. The Barris Buick had been left sitting for a number of years and, as a result, it had pretty extensive rust damage. Wayne has been doing an excellent job of replacing all the damage metal and it’s really coming along well. When the team at Manns gets done with it, it will be better than it was originally. I hope go back and continue following the progress on the car as they move forward. I hope you like the tour, thanks for watching!

Be sure to check out their other current and past projects at http://www.MannsRestoration.com

Manns Restoration Shop Tour – Part 3 – 1936 Cord and 1913 Buick Classic Car Restoration

This is the third part of our tour of Manns Restoration in Festus, MO. At Manns, they do high quality automotive restoration for clients from all over the world. Their skill and attention to detail is apparent in everything they do. I hope you find the tour interesting, there will be more on the way shortly. Thanks for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

Special thanks to Stephen Dunsford from Area Rides and the crew from Manns for all their help.

Pacific Cruise Night 2013 – Hot Rods Rat Rods Muscle Cars and Classics – Pacific MO

We took a ride down to Pacific, MO on Saturday to check out their annual Cruise Night. It was a really impressive event, with a huge turnout. They had block after block, filled with amazing hot rods, rat rods, classics….you name it, it was there. They had live music and tons of food…perfect place for the whole family. My friend Steve, from Arearides, and I cruised through the show in a sweet little 27 Ford Rat Rod, provided by our friend Steve Martin. We definitely had a great time and I plan on going back next year. Hope you found the video interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Special thanks to the great people of Pacific, Missouri

Vintage Indy Car Action – Gateway Motorsports Park – Oval Track Racing USAC

I thought I’d put together a compilation of some of the awesome vintage race cars that recently came out to Gateway Motorsports Park. This was prior to the USAC Traxxas Silver Crown Gateway 100 and the vintage cars were just running some test laps. No serious racing here, they were just out there having some fun. There were some pretty amazing cars out there, including some that were formerly driven by such racing greats as Al Unser Jr and Rick Mears. It was definitely fun to get such an up close look at them. I hope you find it interesting…thanks for watching!