Kookie Kar vs. The “Outhouse on Wheels”


The Great 1950′s T-Bucket Hot Rod Rivalry | Kookie Kar vs. The “Outhouse on Wheels”      Tommyy Ivo (top) and Norm Grabowski in his famous Kookie Kar square-off at the National Hot Rod Associations drag racing meet held at the old Santa Ana Drag Strip.   * The T-Bucket Hot Rod craze started back inContinue reading “Kookie Kar vs. The “Outhouse on Wheels””

Speedometer Broke? Use your Phone!


SpeedView is an advanced speedometer application that uses the phone’s built-in GPS system to show your current maximum and average speed, as well as the direction, total distance, and time traveled. Suitable for running, car driving, biking, or hiking. We use this app on our android Phone and Love it! Used it the on the maiden voyageContinue reading “Speedometer Broke? Use your Phone!”

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died a few minutes after 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1959.


CLEAR LAKE, Iowa–At 1 a.m. Friday, a handful of people will gather under a waxing moon on a gravel road about 5 miles north of here.  As they listen to Don McLean lament “the day the music died” in his 1971 song American Pie, they’ll walk, as they do every year, to the site ofContinue reading “Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died a few minutes after 1 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1959.”

Bob “The Mad Scientist” Stiegemeier


I owe Bob “The Mad Scientist” Stiegemeier  a gratitude of thanks for everything he did for us on the Merc! If it was not for Bob we would of never made it that maiden voyage of 270 plus miles to Decatur for the final Hunnert care pile up! If you haven’t seen a chassis dyno in action, here’s theContinue reading “Bob “The Mad Scientist” Stiegemeier”

Adding Product Offerings to Meet Customer Demands


  Posted By Ace Eckleberry, December 9, 2011 in Interior, Rod Shops Small shops have to adapt and follow automotive trends in order to survive. It’s very easy for us in the aftermarket to get stuck in our ways and keep revisiting the same styles, methods and materials. Many one-time great shops have faded intoContinue reading “Adding Product Offerings to Meet Customer Demands”

Jamey “HandMade” Jordan


            Jamey “HandMade” Jordan is proud to announce the launch of his new custom interior company offering a full line of “HandMade” hot rod interior products. HandMade Seat Co. was established to give the serious hot rodder custom options to make the build and design of any interior stand out from the crowd. Beginning withContinue reading “Jamey “HandMade” Jordan”

The 10th Hunnert Car Pileup is Next Saturday October the 8th!


  There will be more indoor vendor spaces and a larger swap meet (thanks to the Bombers). There will (hopefully) be antique tractors hauling people around. There will be great pre and post show parties in Clinton (that’s Friday AND Saturday nights, folks!!). Since this is our big 10th anniversary, we went all out withContinue reading “The 10th Hunnert Car Pileup is Next Saturday October the 8th!”

1954 Mercury Digital Instrument System


Dakota Digital Series III instrument systems offer the latest technologies and features for your custom vehicle. High brightness vacuum fluorescent displays provide a lifetime of trouble free use while offering increased accuracy and features! Full 6 Gauge Instrument System fits into OEM bezel for 1954 Mercury. Fits directly into existing bezel. (not included)    Continue reading “1954 Mercury Digital Instrument System”

Interior Insights: Learning Trim Basics From Experienced Craftspeople


Here at greaseralley are good friend Ace Eckleberry  the owner of ACE Custom Upholstery & Rod Shop in Fairfield, Illinois.  Will discuss technical processes, procedures and sales techniques. For more information on Ace, visit his website, http://www.acerodshop.com .   Posted By Ace Eckleberry   Upholstery is a dying art with few people willing to put inContinue reading “Interior Insights: Learning Trim Basics From Experienced Craftspeople”