1958 Olds 88…restored by Manns Restoration

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This 1958 Oldsmobile 88 sedan was recently restored by our friends at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO.  It was a nice day, so we decided to take it for a little drive.  We’ll have a video coming soon.

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1978 Trans Am 455 V8 Start up and Restoration Update

 

We thought you might like a look at this 1978 Pontiac Trans Am from Manns Restoration. It’s powered by the original 400 V8, that has been bored and stroked to 455 cubic inches. It also features the shaker hood, t-tops, and snowflake wheels. They still have a few bits of trim left to install, but it’s getting really close to completion. In this video, we mostly wanted to give you a look at the stereo setup. It allows you to sync up with modern devices, but still retain the appearance of the factory stereo. It’s definitely a cool piece of equipment. Hopefully you find this interesting, we appreciate you watching. We’ll try to come back with another video when the car is fully completed.

The background track is “Ten Million Slaves”, by Otis Taylor. It’s off his 2002 album, “Respect the Dead”. This video is not monetized, nor do we claim any rights to the song.

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
http://mannsrestoration.com/

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_…

JeffCo Power Tour at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

For the first time, Manns Restoration was one of the stops on the JeffCo Power Tour. This was the fifth year for the event and they really had a great turnout. The lot quickly filled up with hot rods, muscle cars, and classics. With over 140 cars participating, it really was an impressive sight. Of course, Manns Restoration opened up their facility, so that everyone could check out their latest projects. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, despite the gloomy weather. Of course a few participants couldn’t resist laying down a little rubber on the way out. We don’t encourage that sort of thing…but we will film it. Hope you enjoy the video, thank you for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri
http://mannsrestoration.com/

Tha background tracks are Texas Techno and The Chance, both by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. They are available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download Texas Techno at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TexasTechno.mp3

and The Chance at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TheChance.mp3

Test Driving Awesome 555 Big-block Powered ’67 Corvette Convertible

We thought you might like a look at this awesome 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. It’s powered by a 555 Cubic Inch, Pat Musi built, big-block Chevy V8. All that power is being sent through a new Muncie M22 Rock Crusher four-speed, back to a posi rear with 3.36 gears. It has Wilwood disc brakes all the way around, four wheel independent suspension, ice cold A/C, and American Racing rims with high-performance Nitto tires. This truly is as nice as they come. It’s extremely powerful, but still well-mannered on the road. This car needs nothing. We felt fortunate to be able to take this one for a little test drive. Hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

Filmed at Passing Lane Motors in Fenton, MO
http://passinglanemotors.com/

Awesome Drag Racing Action at Gateway Motorsports Park

We thought you might like to see some of the awesome drag racing that goes on at Gateway Motorsports Park. Tons of nitrous injected big-block V8 power on display. The massive burnouts alone are pretty awesome to see. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

Filmed at Gateway Motorsports Park, just outside of St. Louis, MO.

The background track is Rocker, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download the track from Audionautix at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/Rocker.mp3

Test Driving 575 HP 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4891

Thought you might like a look at this awesome 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4891 continuation model, built by Shelby American. This Cobra is powered by a 575 HP 427 Ford side-oiler V8, backed by a four-speed manual trans. It’s even riding on the correct Goodyear bias-ply, big-lettered race tires. This is one awesome beast, with more than enough power. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!