April 2014

At the Drive-in


Can you identify the movie that’s playing at this drive-in?

By Colin Date

Yes, I know it’s the middle of winter and drive-in movie theaters are probably not on your radar– well, yet anyway. How did I possibly get onto this subject you ask? I recently went online and checked out one of my old haunts– the 99W Drive-In, in Newberg, Oregon. Of course, being in the northwest, their marquee currently reads “Closed for the Season, see you in 2014”. I’m sure you’ll find most of the drive-ins across the country shuttered ’til spring, unless you happen to live in a southern clime. Here in Florida, they seem to operate year ’round. Spring will be here before we know it and it’ll be that time again; time to polish up your old Chevy and take your favorite date (or, the whole family) to the big screen under the stars. This has always been a summer tradition for my wife and me. It’s always a special treat waiting for dusk, watching the kids play on the swings in front of the screen, and hitting the snack bar before the big show starts. Continue reading

Under Hood Restoration

under-hood-techStory and photography by Colin Date

If you’re content with a clean looking daily driver, or if you display your car at shows but leave the hood shut, there’s probably no need for you to tackle this project. After all, who sees the underside of your hood? However, if you’re proud of all that effort you’ve put into detailing out your engine bay, you’ll want to pay attention to this You Can Do It.

The underside of this car’s hood was super nasty, never having been touched in over four decades. With the hood removed, now was the time to get down and dirty, and restore the underside to its factory fresh appearance.
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’57s in Denmark!

57-CHEVYOne of our Danish Club Members has a big passion for the iconic ’57 Bel Air

By Owner Morten Gadegaard  #21745787  Holstebro, Denmark

photos by MINGO Photo

My interest in American cars started a long time ago. At the age of seventeen, I bought my first U.S. car. It was a 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air and the year was 1984. Due to Danish law, I was not able to drive it before I turned 18. In the meantime I got the car fixed up and ready for the road.

About the same time clubs for American cars were starting in Denmark, in Holstebro (where I live) we also started a club and named it after the famous boulevard in LA; Van Nuys. Lots of fun began for 10-15 young members of Van Nuys Car Club, and the hobby grew fast over the years. Today the club counts about 160 members and over 125 cars. www.VAN-NUYS.DK Continue reading