1936 Cord 810 Restoration Update – Manns Restoration


We thought it was time for another update on the 1936 Cord at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. They really have made a lot of progress recently and it’ll be back on the ground before long. They solved some issues with the pre-selector gearbox and now they have it running and shifting fine. The Cord is a truly unique automobile that was way ahead of it’s time. It’s equipped with front wheel drive, flip up headlamps, suicide doors, the pre-selector style gearbox, and many other impressive features. It’s great to get the opportunity to study one in depth and up close. We hope you find it interesting, we’ll have more on this fantastic automobile in the days ahead. Thank you for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

The background track is “Don’t Look”, by Silent Partner. It is available, royalty-free, from the YouTube Creators Audio Library. You can download the track at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_…


Chevrolet 6400 Farm Truck at Manns Restoration


This old Chevrolet 6400 stake side farm truck is sitting out behind the shop at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. They acquired the truck a while back and they have plans of making it into a shop truck. There have been discussions about possible putting a more modern chassis underneath it, or possible even making it into more of a suburban style vehicle. It will be a while before this project actually gets underway, but I thought the truck was worth checking out. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

The background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative commons unported license 3.0. You can download the track at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/…

1957 Ford Thunderbird Restoration Nearing Completion

Another project is nearing completion at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri. The owner of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has dreamed about restoring it for many decades and his dream is finally coming true. They still have a few finishing touches left to complete, but as you can see, it’s already beautiful. As usual, the guys at Manns have done an amazing job. Their work truly is second to none. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri.
Family owned and run, since 1939.

Folk Painting is Finished – 36 Ford in the Country

I recently finished my latest folk art painting and I thought you might like a look. The car featured in the painting is a 1936 Ford Cabriolet.  Obviously, I’ve chosen to put the car in a rural setting. This painting is done in acrylics. Hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

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

Folk Art Painting 36 Ford in the Country Almost Finished by RamblinAround

The weather has been keeping us inside a lot lately, so we’ve had to find things to keep us busy. I have been putting in a little more time on my painting and thought I should show you the progress. I really like painting these Folk art style landscapes and since I like classic cars, I usually include those as well. I try to start with primitive or naive style folk art, similar to the style of Grandma Moses, but then brighten it up and modernize it just a bit. They are just fun paintings to do and a good way to pass some time. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

The little piece of background music is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3

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.