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CONTENTS ROADSTER SHOW: Emerging trends from the Grand National Roadster Show ....pg 26

CAR CARE:

Car Care Products Buyers Guide ...pg 16

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Starting Lines-------------------------------- 4 Automobile Gallery-----------------------22 Cooling Systems Buyers Guide----34 Parts Store------------------------------------40 Readers Rides-------------------------------46

Family Car Jeff Friesen’s 1967 Beaumont has an interesting backstory ...pg 10

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STARTING LINES EG Auctions 8th Annual Edmonton Collector Car Auction

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he Electricgarage.com is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Edmonton Collector Car Auction in conjunction with the Edmonton Motor Show, with over 80,000 spectators coming through the door at the three-day live auction event. The auction runs April 13-15 at the Edmonton Expo Centre and kicks off the Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 9am and Sunday at 11am. The event will feature hundreds of collector cars over the three days along with unreserved memorabilia from Piece of Past, and select items from the Franklin Daines Jack Pot Casino collection. To consign your car, call 1-888-296-0598 extension 102 or visit www.egauctions.com.

22nd Annual B.C. Classic & Custom Car Show Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance and the University of the Fraser Valley present the 22nd annual B.C. Classic & Custom Car Show on April 20 to 22 at the Tradex Convention Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. The show will feature hundreds of classic restos, muscle cars, radical hot rods and cool customs including the Canadian debut of Burnsy’s ‘56 Chevy Wagon which took nearly four years and a million dollars to complete. Most of the region’s top builders will be in attendance as will some ‘Car Stars’ including California’s John D’Agostino, who is the owner of Celebrity Kustoms and will be featured at the JMI booth on the Friday and Saturday. Also attending will be celebrity guest movie stars Candy Clarke and Bo Hopkins of the iconic car culture film ‘American Graffiti’ which is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Don’t miss all of the ‘Cars, Stars & Guitars’ that will be on hand at B.C.’s longest-running indoor custom car show. For more information please visit www.bccustomcarshow.com  MUSCLE CAR PLUS MAGAZINE APRIL/MAY 2018

49th Annual CAVAC Red Deer Swap Meet The Central Alberta Vintage Auto Club is proud to present the 49th Annual Red Deer Swap Meet on May 4th and 5th at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta. The event provides the ideal setting to buy or sell any hard-to-find classic automobilia, from antique parts and tools to license plates to gas and oil memorabilia. This two day event also features tons of antiques, classic and hot rod cars and offers general admission at a cost of just $5 with children under12 getting in for free. For more information please visit www.vintageautoclub.ca.


Mackee Auctions 1st Annual Lethbridge Classic and Collectible Car Auction Volume 16, Issue No. 2 April / May 2018

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Mackee Auctions will be hosting their 1st annual Lethbridge Classic and Collectible Car Auction at the South Pavilion in Exhibition Park right in the heart of Lethbridge. The event goes May 11-12 with Friday showcasing basically everything besides classic vehicles including ATVs, RVs, and motorcycles, while Saturday will showcase only collectible vehicles. Additionally, some amazingly restored gas pumps and a few pieces of rare memorabilia will also be on the auction block Saturday. Also at the show, Mackee Auctions will be giving away a low km, factory original 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT. If you have any classic vehicles, collectibles or toys to consign for 2018, give Mackee Auctions a call at 250-801-3446.

49th Annual Coastal Swap Meet The 49th Annual running of the Coastal Swap Meet goes May 25th and 26th at the Tradex Convention Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. The event has grown over the years and is now Western Canada’s largest indoor automotive swap meet and features many indoor, outdoor and car corral stalls plus concessions and a lounge. The swap meet is open to all automotive parts, cars, services and supplies as well as antiques and collectibles. Each year, over 700 booths are sold and attendance numbers reach up as high as 5,000. Public admission for the show is only $8.00 with children under 16 getting in for free. The show kicks off on the Friday at 2pm-9pm and finishes off Saturday 8am-4pm. For more information please visit www.coastalswapmeet.com

Reynolds-Alberta Museum Presents History Road: the Ultimate Car Show Reynolds-Alberta Museum presents History Road: the Ultimate Car Show, highlighting more than a century of Alberta’s automotive history, on June 9 and 10th, 2018. All are welcome, whether coming solo, or as part of a car club, this show sports vehicles from the early 1900s to today. The Museum also shows off some of its own cars at this event, like a 1975 Bricklin SV-1, a 1951 Ford Country Squire, a 1969 Dodge Charger, and a 1992 Chrysler Daytona, to mention a few! There lots to see and do as you check out the Museum’s feature exhibition “The McLaughlin Story,” play the “In Pursuit of McLaughlin” game, step beyond the barriers as part of a White Glove Tour, or take an open-cockpit biplane adventure in a 1940 WACO. For more information, please visit www. history.alberta.ca/reynolds.

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28th Running of the Sockeye Run Car Show The 28th Annual Sockeye Run Car Show will be held on Sunday June 10th, at Steveston Park, Richmond, B.C. It starts at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm, and has averaged 300 cars during the past four years. Numerous activities are scheduled throughout the day including Hot Wheels Races, an Air Guitar competition and a Model Car Building Workshop for the kids. Some of the car features include the 3rd annual “Electric Avenue,” which is a showcase for electric vehicles, plus there will be “Art Cars” and a gathering of “409”-Powered Classic Cars. Awards are presented starting at 2:45 pm, with the prestigious “Best in Show” award being the top prize. In 2017, this was won by Gord and Carolina Gray and their 1932 Ford Roadster. For more information, please visit www.sockeyerun.com. 

Mecum Auctions Portland 2018 Mecum Portland 2018 will take place on June 22-23 at the Portland Expo Center, featuring an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, Hot Rods, Resto Mods, and more. The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after auction start, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. For more information see www.mecum.com or call Mecum Auctions at 262-275-5050.

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Beauty Beaumont

Jeff Friesen’s 1967 Beaumont is a multi-generation family car Story by Jordan Allan, photos by Barry Kluczyk

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here is something to be said for being able to trace your car all the way back to its original owner, especially when it comes to classic muscle cars. Car guys typically put a lot of stock into the phrases “one- or two-owner car” as it provides some insight into the vehicle’s past and provides you with some idea of the life it lived before it came to you. Although not technically a one- or two-owner car, Jeff Friesen is able to trace his 1967 Beaumont all the way back to the beginning. The car was purchased brand new by a friend of Jeff’s father, who promptly let him know that if he ever wanted to sell he would be very interested. One day a call came in from the local Chevy dealer who let Jeff’s father know that the car had been traded in and to see if he was interested. Jeff’s Dad immediately went straight to the dealership, bought the car and used it as the family car. In the late 1970’s, Jeff’s brother bought the car from their Dad and began to modify it. The car was originally a 283, 2-bbl carb, powerglide car with a black painted top, but Jeff’s brother thought it was time to change some things up and asked their other brother to help him install a 4-bbl carb and an intake to get some more power. Soon after, the car was painted a different blue colour and had a velour interior which left Jeff’s Dad less than pleased, but alas, it was no longer his car. A few 10 MUSCLE CAR PLUS MAGAZINE APRIL/MAY 2018


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Jeff lived in Michigan at the time where he ran a custom car restoration business with famed NHL goalie Ed Belfour. Jeff and Ed had grown up together in Carman, Manitoba, and after Ed had made the NHL, the pair decided to open the shop in 1992 with Jeff running the business with a full crew building hot rods and muscle cars for all sorts of customers.

years later, in the mid-1980s, Jeff’s brother sold the car to their cousin who owned it until 2010. After Jeff’s Dad passed away that same year, he decided to ask his Uncle if his cousin still had the car and was told it had been sitting in his driveway for the last two years. Jeff inquired with the cousin asking if he would sell it, as it had some sentimental meaning, and a couple of phone calls later, the car was his.

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Late in the fall of 2010, Jeff and good friend Rich Koffel headed back to Manitoba to pick the Beaumont up and bring it out to Michigan to begin another restoration. Once they returned, Jeff immediately got to work restoring the car, with Ed’s shop handling the paint and body while making regular trips to Koffel’s shop to build the engine with Rich and his father Dave. The Koffels were well-known for their engine building expertise and together with Jeff built a 454 bigblock Chevrolet V8 motor that pushes out an impressive 550 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque. Jeff then spent the next year-and-a-half working on a complete, frame-off, nut and bolt restoration, going to a Marina blue exterior colour and a black vinyl top.


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Following the years of recession down in the United States, Jeff and Ed decided it was time to make the difficult business decision and shut the shop down. Jeff moved back to Manitoba and took a position with Piston Ring Service where he still works today and continues to enjoy his car, taking it to local car shows and out for regular cruises. Jeff says the car will stay in the family, perhaps even one day going to his own kids, but until then, he will continue taking it to work when weather permits, just as his father did all those years ago.

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he Beaumont actually has quite an interesting original story dating back to the 1960s, where, to promote automobile manufacturing in Canada, the Auto Pact (APTA) created provisions which prohibited sales of certain American-made cars north of the border. General Motors’ response was to start offering certain makes of cars manufactured in Canada primarily for the Canadian market such as the Beaumont and Acadian. The Beaumont began as a trim level of the Acadian line from 1962 to 1965, which was based on the Chevrolet Chevy II (Nova). Acadian Beaumonts were sold at PontiacBuick dealers, were not available in the U.S., and beginning in 1964, were based on the Chevelle A-Body platform. By 1966, GM decided to use the Acadian name strictly for the Nova-based car, with the Beaumont becoming a standalone name based on the Chevelle. The cars boast a logo that is based on the classic Pontiac arrowhead logo but with two red maple leaves or fleur-de-lis added, to ensure their Canadian heritage. By 1970, GM Canada decided to discontinue the Beaumont and Acadian and began selling the Chevrolet Chevelle and Pontiac LeMans. 14 MUSCLE CAR PLUS MAGAZINE APRIL/MAY 2018


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The Automobile Gallery Raises Muscle Cars to Art Story and photos by John Gunnell

types are featured as artworks. Lewis calls the facility “an environment as impressive as the automobiles that it surrounds” and says that his goal was to create a setting where the “automobile is art.” In its mission statement, The Automobile Gallery states that it wants to “educate, inspire and share” Lewis’ passion for automobiles with other people. The gallery presents a retrospective look at cars from the early 1900s through 2015. The vehicles are moved or shuffled each month to give the Gallery an ever-changing look, and to keep visitors coming back to see different cars.

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he Automobile Gallery (www.TheAutomobileGallery.org) is also a muscle car gallery where Camaros, Mustangs, Chargers and Javelins are displayed in a unique setting as the works of art they really are. This downtown Green Bay, Wis., car collection is now in its second year of operations and muscle cars are a big part of creator Red Lewis’ vision to showcase a century of automotive history.

The modernized and renovated building also features a contemporary event space with a reception hall area, catering and dining facilities and an executive conference room with multi-media capabilities and a touch panel control system. Meetings and events held inside The Automobile Gallery help support the continued operation of the nonprofit enterprise.

True American muscle cars, starting with Pontiac’s mid-1964 GTO, played a major role in at least one decade of motoring history, and other cars in The Automobile Gallery, such as a ‘57 Thunderbird with a 245-hp Y-block V8, a ‘60 Corvette with a 270-hp “dual quad” engine and a 2004 Cadillac XLR roadster with a 320-hp DOHC V8 provided other forms of neck-snapping performance.

Admission fees to the gallery and event rental spaces also help support the facility. There is also a Guest Vehicle Program through which cars owned by private collectors from across the country can be displayed for several months. Guest Vehicle cars accepted so far have included a very interesting Pontiac GTO “resto-mod” owned by Bob Cloud and built by “Mr. GTO” Jim Wangers.

Paul Faby, The Automobile Gallery’s Acquisitions Director, realized from the start that American muscle cars had to be adequately represented in the collection of about 75 cars, of which some 45 are on display at any given time. He was charged with finding significant models in the right colours, such as a yellow ’66 Mustang GT fastback and a Hugger Orange ’69 Camaro. Red Lewis considered it important to the success of the Gallery to showcase milestone cars in colours that would make the public’s viewing of the cars an exciting experience. Lewis, a successful car wash operator and car wash equipment maker, amassed a major car collection and then donated a number of cars to The Automobile Gallery to get it going. To house the collection, Lewis completely updated the circa1958 Denil Cadillac dealership and turned it into an art gallery-like environment where cars of all 22 MUSCLE CAR PLUS MAGAZINE APRIL/MAY 2018

A grouping of muscle cars at The Automobile Gallery.


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It seems that Wangers and Cloud were having a conversation about the late-model GTO based on an Australian Holden model and Cloud asked, “What if GM had done it right?” This led to collaboration between the two that created an Orbit Orange ’69 GTO Judge with many styling and performance updates. Wangers added a duck tail spoiler and a fibreglass lower scoop. Under the hood is a Pontiac 428-cid V8 that’s bored out to 505 cu. in. and fitted with aluminum cylinder heads. The car has a TR6060 six-speed transmission and a nine-inch rear end with 3.73 gears. Wangers adopted the Corvette C6 front suspension and then added entirely updated upholstery and interior features. A number of Pontiac publications and other magazines have featured the car.

Here is a ’70 LT1 Corvette on one of the unique singlepost lifts.

Probably the most striking visual feature of The Automobile Gallery is its black-and-white colour scheme with red accents throughout. Seven cars are displayed on unusual single-post lifts that are powder-coated white to blend in with the walls and give the impression that the cars perched on them are flying over other cars. This has led to some interesting gallery-within-gallery exhibits like the one featuring three muscle cars on and under one lift, or another showing several groupings of different Corvettes scattered around the main gallery. The Automobile Gallery has regular gallery hours 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday and can be seen at other times by appointment. Visit the Website for current times and admission prices or call 1-920-437-9024. You can also email to inquire@ theautomobilegallery.org.

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The Gallery’s Challenger R/T was displayed above a 1911 Hupmobile and 1961 Corvair after being prepped in the restoration area.


EVENTS: GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW

’71 Camaro, ‘the Summit’, built by Hector Cisneros and his crew at Bill Dunn’s One Stop Shop.

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hile the Grand National Roadster Show with its long history and name implies it is geared towards top-shelf roadsters and high-profile hot rods, there are a plethora of muscle cars displayed along with many other types of vehicles. Held January 26-28 at the L.A. County Fairplex in Pomona, California, we attended this year’s show to find out what new trends are happening in muscle cars, and which builders are on the cutting edge with this advanced technology. The ‘Summit’ is a ’71 Camaro created by Hector Cisneros and his crew at Bill Dunn’s One Stop Shop in Huntington Beach, California. While there’s an LS engine under the hood and an updated driveline, it’s the interior that pushes the envelope. Contoured bucket seats with perforated leather inserts provide comfort for the driver and passengers. The dash is reworked with a new gauge cluster, integrated surround for the double DIN head unit, and a reshaped console that’s covered with the same tan leather. Louisville, Tennessee is home to Bobby Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop, and this ’65 Mustang Fastback, dubbed the ‘600 T.A.’ is notable for its Trans Am-styled

Bobby Alloway-built ’65 Mustang Fastback, the ‘600 T.A.’ with its Trans Am-styled front air dam.

stubby front air dam. A look more akin to road racing Camaros of that era, Alloway used it here and made us wonder why nobody else had thought to meld the two. Under the hood, a small-block Ford built for the Trans Am series in the ‘80s by Robert Yates is backed by an American Powertrain 6-speed manual transmission, updated suspension and Billet Specialties one-off wheels with Michelin rubber. Rolling on HRE Performance Wheels normally associated with European and Japanese sports cars, the black ’70 Dodge Charger built by SpeedKore Performance in Grafton, Wisconsin is noticeably lower than stock thanks to its revised suspension and Michelin tires. But the news here isn’t the interior by Gabe’s Street Rod Custom Interiors in San Bernardino, California, with its custom seats and dashboard. It’s the machined door handles and fuel filler cap on the exterior, along with modified front fenders made of carbon fibre. Used in race cars for its strength and weight savings and a favourite among import performance cars, Speedkore’s extensive use of a carbon fibre hood, bumpers, and front fenders is new for muscle cars of this era.

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What looks like an early Hemi is actually an LS-7 aluminum 427 CI with Hilborn fuel injection. hood, chromed wheelie bars out back, and no grille in front to impede the view of its CNC-machined fan shroud, it definitely caused a stir. While the gorgeous scoops in the ‘C’ pillars are likely the handiwork of Aaron Takao of Takao Metalworks, with body and paint by Dan Brown, and interior by Gabe Lopez, it’s all in the details and then some.

Also from Braun’s is their earlier ’66 Chevelle, a work in progress. You’ll note the twin turbocharged LS engine protruding above the front fenders, along with the rear tires, which appear much too tall and wide even with rear quarter panels that have already been widened to accommodate them. Yes, it’s a ’70 Pontiac TransAm from Stones Metal Shop in Gardena, California and its CEO, Brian Stone, is also the builder. The late-model Hemi engine with either a 6:71 or 8:71 supercharger leaves no one who has seen it without a lasting memory, and the carbon fibre front end is in keeping with another trend

If you like what appears to be an early Hemi with fuel injection, take a closer look. It’s actually an LS-7 aluminum 427 CI with Hilborn fuel injection, machine work by Greening Auto Company, and fabrication by Orange, California’s Cambra Speed Shop, the vehicle’s builder. No, it’s in a ’55 Chevy 210 Sedan dubbed ‘Roxanne’, not a Barracuda, Belvedere, Challenger, or Charger, but the point is that it easily could be. Another of the innovations we discovered was Edelbrock’s E-Force Supercharged LT 416 crate engine with 851 hp and 780 lb-ft of torque. Based on a brand-new GM LT1 Gen V aluminum block with a forged and balanced Manley crankshaft, Manley forged H-beam connecting rods, and Manley forged aluminum pistons, the 10.5:1 compression ratio produces safe, reliable supercharged performance with 93 octane pump gas. An all-new Edelbrock E-Force supercharger system and DP-3C intercooler tops it off, and the engine can be had as a long-block only, complete with all the accessories, or with the accessories and electronics included. While this engine package is debuting now, we can’t wait to see it installed in a SEMA Show-bound first-gen Camaro that’s already underway. While Cotati Speed Shops’ Zane Cullen wasn’t saying much about the Camaro in his display, its tube frame construction, full roll cage, oversized fuel cell and an injected engine that might be more at home in a sprint car said it all. Working head and tail lights, D.O.T. tires, an exhaust system and a passenger seat are indications this car may spend some of its time on the road when it’s not on the track or in a show. What is described on Classic Recreations’ website as ‘the newest iteration of the Shelby GT350, the GT350CR Pro-Touring Shelby Mustang’, features an updated

Classic Recreations’ GT350CR Pro-Touring Shelby Mustang. we recognized earlier. It’s the extreme wide body that really captivated everyone who saw it. No doubt it also draws attention to the Schott wheels and the Baer brakes. The ease with which LS engines can be transplanted into almost any vehicle wasn’t lost on Pat Tobin or his sons Sean, Jason and Devin when they were doing a body-off restomod on their ’65 2-Door Post GTO in a 1-car garage. However, the Tobins decided to keep their Goat all Pontiac, relying on a 428 engine bored .040-over, an Eagle crank with a 4-in. stroke, JE dished and forged pistons, and ported Edelbrock 72cc heads. Now producing 520 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque out of 434 cubic inches, Bob McCray Performance, who built the engine, also performed its tuning and certification.

Speedkore Performance’s ’70 Dodge Charger.

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Mike and Dave Grotto’s ‘Toxic ‘66’ Mustang is a modern version of a Pro Street car.


In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Chevy Camaro, Goodguys enlisted artist Eric Brockmeyer and Goolsby Customs to produce a Butternut Yellow 1967 Camaro Grand Prize Giveaway Car for the 2017-18 season, utilizing a host of modern-day parts and high-end aftermarket components. Under the Year One hood resides a 700-hp Edelbrock Performer Series 420 c.i. LS V8 linked to a Tremec six-speed transmission. The new offering that can’t be seen is the Roadster Shop Spec Series chassis, which, paired with B-Forged wheels and BFGoodrich tires, provides perfect ride height and exceptional handling. Shown in a flat black finish, Rocket Racing Wheels’ new Track & Touring Series are part of a revolutionary category of wheel technology with the first-ever dual-

The Pontiac’s wide body was completely fabbed by Stones Metal Shop.

Pat Tobin’s ’65 2-door post GTO, built in a 1-car garage mainly by Pat and his three sons. next. The selection of a full-size Dodge wagon to receive all these upgrades is something of a surprise, but a good one at that. Last but not least is the ’68 Dodge Charger belonging to Johan Eriksson of Mora, Sweden. While few details were provided, it’s gratifying that trends we’ve identified today, and the appearance of the cars in magazines such as ours (as well as coverage of the Grand National Roadster Show by the media throughout the world), goes a long way in encouraging builders like Eriksson wherever they reside. For its 50th anniversary, Goodguys had Eric Brockmeyer and Goolsby Customs build this ’67 Camaro.

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While the Bowtie Auto Parts name lends itself to a Chevy-focused business, that cannot be further from the truth. The team has a passion and a high level of knowledge on all makes and models in the Muscle Car,

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uscle Cars have been a passion for Bowtie Auto Parts owner Paul Holmes since he was a teenager. Paul would restore cars in his spare time while working as a Commercial Fisherman. When it was time to move on from fishing, Paul recognized the need for a combined Muscle Car Auto Parts store and Restorations shop. Taking the leap, Paul turned his hobby and passion for Muscle Cars into the successful and thriving business it is today. Bowtie Auto Parts Store and Restoration shop is a Classic Car and Performance Car industry. Whatever your special car true success story; Paul turned his hobby into a successful business that is, the team will go the extra mile to ensure your experience is easy and enjoyable.  supports the community in Langley, B.C. Growing from a two-person shop to a team of eight, Bowtie is proud of the team’s knowledge and their commitment to providing their customers the highest level of service. The Bowtie Restorations team strives to provide quality restorations, and as a result, they have had three automobiles run through the Barrett-Jackson Auction with one breaking records. The ‘66 Chevelle Malibu SS 396 broke the record for the highest price on a concours restoration in 2005. In addition to this record-breaking car,

Paul discussed the challenges of opening a new, unknown business in Langley, which is known as the muscle car hub of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. It was critical to build a solid reputation, supporting the local car clubs, and growing the business’ presence online through social media, online contact forms and online shopping. Bowtie Auto Parts strives to make it easy for their customers through online shopping. If you do not feel like leaving the house, are out of the Langley area, or unsure what you need, complete the online quote form and someone will reply within 24 – 48 hours.  If you would like to experience the highest level of customer service, need advice, are looking for an auto part for your special car, or would like to have your car restored to concours levels, contact the team at Bowtie Auto Parts Store and Restorations at (604) 539.0785, email info@bowtieautoparats.com, or website www.bowtieautoparts.com . They would also love to visit with you in person and hear about your car or what you are working on, or just chat.

Bowtie is proud to have had their 1969 COPO 427 Chevelle, and a 1967 Chevelle L78, which are both extremely rare, sold at the auction with record-breaking attention. The ‘66 Malibu SS 396 in Regal Red, was sold new at Mander Chev Olds in North Vancouver. The ’69 COPO Chevelle was one of three sold in B.C. out of just 22 in all of Canada, originally bought new at Dick Irwin Chev Olds Ltd. in Vancouver. The ‘67 Chevelle L78 was one of 612 built, making it an extremely rare muscle car. Located in the heart of Langley, Bowtie strives to meet all their customer’s needs, and make their shopping and restoration experience easy with their online store and online request form. The team at Bowtie enjoys

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Great Canadian Oil Change--------------------------------------24 360 Fabrication ------------------------------------------------- 11 All Parts Trailer Sales ------------------------------------------- 41 Barry-Hamel ----------------------------------------------------- 39 BC Classic & Custom Car Show ------------------------------ 27 Bowtie Auto Parts - --------------------------------------------- 32 C/S Automotive Appraisal - ------------------------------------ 45 CAM Oils --------------------------------------------------------- 41 Canadian Hot Rods --------------------------------------------- 37 Central-Alberta Swap Meet ------------------------------------ 40 Coastal Swap Meet --------------------------------------------- 42 Competition Insurance ----------------------------------------- 35 Downtown PoCo Car Show ------------------------------------ 25 Eagle Ridge ------------------------------------------------------ 30 Easy Build Structures ------------------------------------------ 38 EG Auctions ----------------------------------------------------- 33 Eibach --------------------------------------------------------------3 Formula Distributors ------------------------------------------- 19 G&M Trailers ---------------------------------------------------- 41 GE ------------------------------------------------------------------5 George Moir ----------------------------------------------------- 41 Golden Leaf Automotive --------------------------------------- 23 Hagerty ----------------------------------------------------------- 15 Ididit -------------------------------------------------------------- 20 Innovative Autowire -------------------------------------------- 40 Jellybean AutoCrafters ----------------------------------------- 35 KMS Tools ------------------------------------------------------- 17 Lift King ---------------------------------------------------------- 45 Lordco Auto Parts ---------------------------------------------- 13 Mackee Auctions ------------------------------------------------ 29 Maradyne -------------------------------------------------------- 36 Mecum Auctions --------------------------------------------------7 Michener Allen -------------------------------------------------- 35 Mopac Auto Supply - ------------------------------------------- 47 Muffler-Tech ----------------------------------------------------- 42 Muscle Car City Parts ------------------------------------------ 31 Pacific Raceways ----------------------------------------------- 43 Permatex -----------------------------------------------------------8 Procar --------------------------------------------------------------2 Reynolds-Alberta Museum ------------------------------------ 21 Rock’n Red Deer ------------------------------------------------ 42 Scott’s Super Trucks ------------------------------------------- 41 Sockeye Run ---------------------------------------------------- 43 Stone’s Speed Shop -------------------------------------------- 41 The Muscle Car Shop ------------------------------------------ 45 Varsity Chrysler ------------------------------------------------- 43 Westar Trailers -------------------------------------------------- 41 Workshop Hero ------------------------------------------------- 24 Zone Garage -------------------------------------------------------9 ZyCoat ------------------------------------------------------------ 48

MAHLE Enters Performance Piston Ring Market MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. has announced the creation of MAHLE Performance Rings which will be the brand under which they will sell their performance products in a specialized product category. MAHLE’s performance rings have been available through MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. but will now be offered in a new performance package which makes them easier to distinguish. SAE9254 steel is used as the base material for the rings, which allows for HVOF coating and PVD coatings to be applied in the application process. This allows MAHLE to offer advanced designed second rings from the same steel. For more information please go to www.mahle-aftermarket.com

Fel-Pro Offering Nearly 100 New Gaskets and Sets for Street Performance, Racing Engines Fel-Pro has recently released its Performance Gaskets Catalog for 2018, which includes an additional 97 performance gaskets, sets and related sealing products. Among the new products featured are Fel-Pro’s PermaTorque MLS performance head gaskets for a number of different engine platforms including traditional small- and big-block Chevrolets, LS-based engines, late-model Hemi, traditional Ford small blocks, modular and Coyote engines. Also new to the Fel-Pro performance line are 11 intake manifold gasket sets plus exhaust header gaskets, valve cover gaskets and one-piece oil pan gaskets. For more information please go to www.felpro.com

Zybar Thermal Coating for Headers ZyBar’s high-temperature, highly effective thermal coating for headers, manifolds, exhausts and turbochargers greatly reduces radiant heat and improves the scavenging performance to boost torque and increase horsepower. It utilizes an advanced, micro-surface technology that greatly outperforms conventional tapes, wraps and ceramic coating even using a very thin coating and is DIY applied and air dry or oven cured. ZyBar comes available in three colours including bronze satin, midnight black or cast. For more information please go to www.zycoat.com

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READERS RIDES 1969 Ford Torino GT Convertible

On Valentine’s Day back in 1970, Dick Smallenberg was driving his Malibu home when a drunk driver hit him head on, writing the car off. Making the best out of a bad situation, Dick was excited at the opportunity to look for his favourite car, a Ford Mustang. After checking out dealerships across B.C.’s Lower Mainland, Dick was having no luck finding a Mustang he liked, reluctantly settling on purchasing a 1969 Ford Torino GT Convertible after some pressuring from his friends. Now, having owned the car for the better part of 50 years, Dick sees that his reluctance was unwarranted and is still the proud owner of the Gran Torino which has been used in many weddings and parades throughout the years.

WANT TO SEE YOUR VEHICLE IN THE MAGAZINE? Send in a few hi-res photos of your classic car or truck with a short description of around 60-80 words and we may include you in the Reader’s Rides section at the back of Muscle Car Plus.

If interested, please email us at ReadersRides@rpmcanada.ca 46 MUSCLE CAR PLUS MAGAZINE APRIL/MAY 2018


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