The Southeast Gassers are back in Knoxville! My wife and I went to see them last year, and I couldn't wait to see them again. I love seeing these guys roll into town because it's always a great evening of gear-banging, tire-smoking, hardcore gasser action. Quain Stott started the Southeast Gassers Association a few years … Continue reading Southeast Gassers in Knoxville!
Honestly it's pretty much the worst way to end an otherwise uneventful oil change. It doesn't matter if you're working on a customer car or your own pride and joy, a stripped drain plug spells a bad day. Most of the time, drain plugs are striped because an inexperienced neanderthal feels the need to hang … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Preventing and Repairing a Stripped Drain Plug
Father's Day is just around the corner, and if you're anything like me, you probably haven't picked out a gift yet. There are Father's Day gift idea lists as far as the eye can see, but this one is all about the car guys. We've got everything from car wash to car posters to cars … Continue reading Father’s Day Gift Guide
This video is the first in a series of Service Station videos called "The Barber's Chair" which is dedicated to the men and women who influenced us car guys and gals. I hope this will eventually be a means of others sharing their stories about getting into the car world. Thanks for stopping by and … Continue reading The Barber’s Chair: Archie, Ep. 1
As a car guy, I love tools. I've invested many thousands of dollars over the years in quality (and some not-so-quality) tools of all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. When I started wrenching professionally over 10 years ago, there were mainly air tools and hand tools, but cordless tools weren't as popular yet. I should clarify … Continue reading Tool Review: Cordless vs. Air Tools
Mechanix Illustrated was a magazine published from 1928 through 2001. My grandpa bound his copies in large books containing about six magazines each. His personal collection runs from 1942 through 1970. Enjoy this article and have a safe Memorial Day. Converts Into Ambulance Of unusual interest to country doctors and also adapted for use in police emergency cars is … Continue reading News of War and Defense – Mechanix Illustrated, Vol. 1, January 1942
I'm all about some car shows! I love seeing all the great cars and trucks and talking to the owners. When I first started going to car shows I was intimidated because it seemed like everyone knew everyone else and I was the odd man out, then I realized that if someone would bring their … Continue reading C10 Club Meet in Knoxville, Advance Auto Parts Cruise-In