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April 2011

AN INTERVIEW WITH CLARK OLSEN P.

IN THE GARAGE

KING OF HEAPS P.

2011 TEMECULA ROD RUN

EXCLUSIVE The streets of Temecula packed full of classics in March. Did they dissapoint? P.

TRAVELOGUE

RAISING

ARIZONA

STYLE ONE SINGLE FATHER 44LBS OF CHILDREN 1,509 MILES ACROSS FOUR STATES

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was a distance to his monochromatic voice that went beyond the mere distance from his headset to the outdoor amplifier; as if his body resided at the Burger King second window, but his mind was far, far away.

ometimes, it is surprisingly difficult to wrangle 44lbs of children. Sometimes, it is a graceful, paternally exhilarating ballet. The latter was the case this past Thursday, when I decided to take the kids to run a few errands while Mom was at work. We had left my wife’s cell phone at an undisclosed location a week ago, along with Wyatt’s Chick Hicks and brand new Ramone. It was about an hour away, and I thought that surely with two vehicles this would be a great opportunity for a road-trip w/Dad. Mom agreed, and took the Subaru to work, and I took the Car-seat Car. I figured we’d run to the Mystery Lodge, and go grocery shopping on the way back. Well, the baby breakfast stars aligned so we got loaded and moving about oh-nine-hundred hours. On the way up we listened to The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle on CD, read by William Sutherland—who, incidentally, sounds like the Rock-Biter ate James Earl Jones, and then moved to the English countryside. Wyatt fell asleep, and so did Daphne, but I think Tommy Stubbins is fascinating and I stayed awake. I pulled up to the Mystery Lodge, parked in the Garage, ran inside—question number three on the pediatrician’s check-up survey: Do you ever, even briefly, leave your child unattended in the car? A. Yes.—found the phone, found Chick Hicks, found Ramone, back in the car, back into town.t Just as we got to the bottom of the canyon I peered in the rear-view mirror and saw that Wyatt was waking up. About ten minutes later he emitted a short,

frantic yelp, then calmly looked back out the window. At this point I knew the timer was running down. “Are you hungry, buddy?” “Yes,” my two year old very articulately responded. “Ok, we’ll get some lunch...” rocery shopping was the original plan, but I knew we’d probably have to go home first if Wyatt needed to eat. That was fine, we could eat, maybe have a nap, and trek back over to the grocery store in the afternoon. Daphne was, as yet, still asleep. I glanced at the clock on the dashboard, and did a few calculations in my head: Car-seat Car (C2) + 35min = home (h). Daphne (D) + 15min = hungry (H). (D) + 35min = Frantic Daphne (FD). (FD) x Hungry Wyatt (HW) = Screaming Wyatt (SW) 35min - 15min = 20min. (FD) x (SW) + 20min = Swerving (C2). “Hey, buddy. How about some chicken and fries?” So we pulled into the drive-thru at Burger King. Daphne was still asleep. A polite young woman came on the little voice-box and asked if we wanted to try the new Bacon-Hickory-Angus-Garbleburger. I said no, and after a pause the

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woman changed into a teenage boy, and asked if he could take our order. There was a distance to his monochromatic voice that went beyond the mere distance from his headset to the outdoor amplifier; as if his body resided at the Burger King second window, but his mind was far, far away. I ordered a kids meal with apple juice and apple fries for Wyatt, a double-cheeseburger and large fries for dad, and an overly-specific cup of warm water for Daphne. I chuckled as I tried to explain: “You see, I have a baby girl in here and I need to make her a bot—” “Will that be everything for you today?” he auto-responded. “Yes, thank you.” As we pulled up to the window I, in a series of fluid movements, got my debit card out, cleared the cup holders of previous occupants, made space on the seat next to me, and paused William Sutherland. Daphne

imagined this must be what is was like for the Pirates trying to change diapers on the open sea.

spluttered a warning cough from the back seat. Wyatt took a deep breath. “I want chickenandfries,” he said, patiently. “You got it, buddy. I’ve almost got them.” The teenager at the window handed me my debit card, two bags, and a surprisingly accurate cup of lukewarm water. He instructed me to have a nice day—which we happened to already be doing, but I didn’t bother pointing that out—and I told him to do the same. I don’t know if he took me seriously. Then, with a flick of the steering wheel, a blinker, and little bit of luck we turned left onto State Street and headed South. I regaled Wyatt with wonderful tales about the amazing chicken nuggets he was about to eat, and told him stories of french fries and apple juice. I decided that we would picnic in the Sunflower Market parking lot, and a few lights later we were there. I pulled into the shadiest spot I could find, rolled down the windows a few inches, and set about moving the two front seats all the way up. Now this is where it was going to get critical. I was about to turn the car off, and Daphne was going to know it. And when she figured out the car was off she was going to go through her list of “am I” questions: “Am I asleep? No. Am I hungry? Yes—” and that’s as far as she was going to need to get. I knew that in a matter of seconds her super-computer brain would run that program and begin to sound the alarm. I therefore had a very small window in which to climb between the two front seats, turn Daphne’s car-seat around to face me, get the lid off of the really quite impressively luke-warm water, make a bottle, say a blessing, give Wyatt some chickenandfries, unbuckle Daphne, and prevent Global Warming. I took a deep breath. I was ready. Off went the ignition. I listened for a fraction of a second. No protests. So far so good. I threw myself feet first over the armrest. I landed deftly in the back, didn’t step on anything gooey or fragile, and checked that the diaper bag was at the ready. I turned Daphne’s car-seat around, and... she was smiling at me with the crinkly infant smile of contentment. I was momentarily confused. Her eyes didn’t burn with hunger.

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I looked back at the clock on the dashboard, and it didn’t lie. My math added up, but she just giggled, and began eating her fingers again. I didn’t lose my focus long, however. “Please, I want chickenandfries.” So I covered my toddler in napkins, unbuckled him, recovered him in napkins and sent him to work on his kid’s meal, while I got Daphne her own liquid kid’s meal going, and with my free hand snuck a few french fries for Dad. o here we were eating, staring at each other, smiling, talking about chickenandfries in about 3 square feet of space, and it was good. I was feeling a bit like Guilliver with the Lilliputians, but after they untie him. They had forgotten to put Apple Fries in Wyatt’s kid’s meal, but he had an apple juice anyway and I thought what the heck, we can go buy an apple at the Sunflower Market after lunch. I didn’t have a knife, but I figured I’d just judo chop it into slices without the skins on. I was pretty confident in my dad skills at this point. And then, everyone in the car (except me) started pooping. In a situation like this, with diapers loading left and right, a normal father may be tempted to melt down. The sounds, the smells, the sheer insurmountable task ahead of you can be disorienting. You must recall however, that I am a Stay-at-Home Dad and as such my skill set is more akin to that of a ninja, than to that of a typical American father (case in point: I am currently typing this with one hand. The second is keeping Daphne asleep). So, I took a quick self-inventory and finding that I still had all of my wits about me, my Stay-at-Home Brain developed a plan. At this point no one was eating anymore. The novelty of being unbuckled, yet still in the car, had curbed my son’s appetite. Five ounces of baby formula had had a similar effect on Daphne. Just a couple smelly children and I, staring at each other, daring one another to make the first move. I dropped the arm rest between the two car-seats, creating a kind of narrow channel into the back cargo area. In a wild stroke of luck it turned out Wyatt had only tooted so I sent him through the great Mid-RAV4 Channel into the back and pushed the arm rest up again. Then I set to work climbing in and out of the car through every door and over every seat as I gathered diapers, wet-wipes, burp rags, a changing pad, blankets, and sent them all into the back. Wyatt was having the greatest time of his life running from one side of the car to the other, sending all of the diaper changing supplies I had gathered back over the seat to me. And I was having the greatest time of his life trying to make any progress. Finally, I grabbed Daphne, car-seat and all, and opened the rear hatch. Now, you might assume that taking two kids out of the house to run errands would simply double the amount of work involved in accomplishing any given task. Actually, it’s more like multiplication. Wyatt was happily exploring the back area of the Car-seat Car, drifting from one side to the other and being surprised by some new discovery each time, like a goldfish. And his bouncing side to side added a thrilling challenge to keeping Daphne on her changing pad. The car would pitch to the left just as I had both feet in the air, or roll to the right in the instant I was reaching for a wet-wipe. I imagined this must be what is was like for the Pirates trying to change diapers on the open sea.

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I found myself running out of room to work and I slung the nowempty car-seat onto the roof, a la Raising Arizona. As I did so, I became keenly aware of what I must look like to passersby. Indeed, I happened to catch the interested glances from a handful of said passersby and I thought: Who in their right mind wouldn’t drive by this vehicle and call the police immediately? I might. And yet I felt there was a finesse to my movements—a deftness of motion that emanated good will, and dispelled perceptions of maleficence. With a shrug only shruggable by a Stay-at-Home Dad in a serious groove I pinned my delighted toddler to the floor of the car and changed his diaper too.

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IN THE GARAGE


ARNOLD BURGESS

KING OF HEAPS MASTER CAR RESTORATIONIST AND CLOSET NICKS FAN, ARNOLD BURGESS IS A SELF PROCLAIMED TREASURE HUNTER. HERE HE OFFERS FIVE SECRETS TO FINDING PARTS NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO SEE, AND GETTING THEM FOR THE RIGHT PRICE.

DON’T JUDGE A YARD BY ITS SIZE. “I’ve seen a lot of guys drive past a

junk yard because they didn’t see cars stacked up in towers just beyond the fence.” There appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals. It is more than just the fascination with the look of the car, but about the way they were built and the time era that they came from.

RUST≠ TRUST | DIRT ≠ HURT.

Are you looking at a hunk of junk, or a diamond in the rough? Don’t let dirt fool you. There appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals. It is more than just the fascination with the look of the car, but about the way they were built and the time they came from. appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals. It is more than just the fascination with the look of the car, but about the way they were built and the time they came from. appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals. It is more than just the fascination with the look of the car, but about the way they were built and the time they came from. appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals.

NO WEEKEND WARRIORS.

“Think a Saturday is a good day to find that 1957 carburator cap? Think again.” There appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals. It is more than just the fascination with the look of the car, but about the way they were built and the time era they came from.

DON’T BUY IT IF YOU DON’T NEED IT.

HAGGLIN’ AIN’T STEALIN’.

“When a part is 50+ years old, price is subjective.” There appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals. It is more than just the fascination with the look of the car, but about the way they were built and the time era that they came from.

“Holding onto crap you don’t need for anything is stupid. They make TV shows about weirdos like that now.” There appears to be a love for antique autos that just can’t be pulled out of some individuals. It is more than just the fascination with the look of the car, but about the way they were built and the time era that they came from.

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n this feature article, three important aspects of car restoration through articles such as “The Start”, “About the Detail”, and “How to Keep the Passion”. Photography by Sergio Ogaz. Layout by William McCary. Captivating articles about antique car restoration and unique pictures of restored Corvettes.

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FO R BE G IN N E R S The art of restoration is one of the most important thing that n Richard, who was made Lord Protector on his father’s death, had been capable of carrying on his father’s policies. Richard Cromwell’s main weakness was that he did not have the confidence of the army. After seven months an army faction known as the Wallingford House party removed him on 6 May 1659 and reinstalled the Rump Parliament.[1] Charles Fleetwood was appointed a member of the Committee of Safety and of the Council of State, and one of the seven commissioners for the army. On 9 June 1659 he was nominated lord-general (commanderin-chief) of the army. However, How begin to restore an old school car and the way to deal his leadership was undermined in Parliament, which chose to disregard with different kind of shops and salers around the nation and the army’s authority in a similar other places in Europe. fashion to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royalist uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth Interview with Clark Olsen, Owner of gained control of Cheshire; Charles two classic cars, a 1960 and a 1969 Corvette. II hoped that with Spanish support Clark has won numerous awards for best he could effect a landing, but none presentation and most authentic Corvette. was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of Safety” was appointed, of which Fleetwood and Lambert were members. Lambert was appointed major-general of all the forces in England and Scotland, Fleetwood being general.[3] The Committee of Safety sent Lambert with a large force to meet George Monck, who was in command of the English forces in Scotland, and either negotiate with him or force him to come . It was into this atmosphere that Monck, the governor of Scotland under the Cromwells, marched south with his army from Scotland. Lambert’s army began to desert him, and he returned to London almost alone. Monck marched to London unopposed. The Presbyterian members, excluded in Pride’s Purge of 1648, were recalled, and on 24 December the army restored the Long Parliament.[3] Fleetwood was deprived of his command and ordered to appear before Parliament to answer for his conduct. On 3 March 1660, Lambert was sent to the Tower of London, from which he escaped a month later. He tried to rekindle the civil war in favour of the Commonwealth by issuing a proclamation calling on all supporters of the “Good Old Cause” to rally on the battlefield of Edgehill. But he was recaptured by Colonel Richard Ingoldsby, a participant in the regicide of Charles I who hoped to win a pardon by handing Lambert over to the new regime.[3] Lambert was incarcerated and died in custody on Drake’s Island in 1684; Ingoldsby was.

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A COO L T HI N G the English Restoration, might have continued if Oliver Cromwell’s son Richard, who was made Lord Protector on his father’s death, had been capable of carrying on his father’s policies. Richard Cromwell’s main weakness was that he did not have the confidence of the army. After seven months an army faction known as the Wallingford House party removed him on 6 May 1659 and reinstalled the Rump Parliament.[1] Charles Fleetwood was appointed a member of the Committee of Safety and of the Council of State, and one of the seven commissioners for the army. On 9 June 1659 he was nominated lord-general (commanderin-chief) of the army. However, his leadership was undermined in Parliament, which chose to disregard the army’s authority in a similar fashion to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royalist

uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth gained control of Cheshire; Charles II hoped that with Spanish support he could effect a landing, but none was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of of all the look nd installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On


the English Restoration, might have continued if Oliver Cromwell’s son Richard, who was made Lord Protector on his father’s death, had been capable of carrying on his father’s policies. Richard Cromwell’s main weakness was that he did not have the confidence of the army. After seven months an army faction known as the Wallingford House party removed him on 6 May 1659 and reinstalled the Rump Parliament.[1] Charles Fleetwood was appointed a member of the Committee of Safety and of the Council of State, and one of the seven commissioners for the army. On 9 June 1659 he was nominated lord-general (commander-inchief) of the army. However, his leadership was undermined in Parliament, which chose to disregard the army’s authority in a similar fashion to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royalist uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth gained control of Cheshire; Charles II hoped that with Spanish support he could effect a landing, but none was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lam-

bert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of of all the look nd installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On the English Restoration, might have continued if Oliver Cromwell’s son Richard, who was made Lord Protector on his father’s death, had been capable of carrying on his father’s policies. Richard Cromwell’s main weakness was that he did not have the confidence of the army. After seven months an army faction known as the Wallingford House party removed him on 6 May 1659 and reinstalled the Rump Parliament.[1] Charles Fleetwood was appointed a member of the Committee of Safety and of the Council of State, and one of the seven commissioners for the army. On 9 June 1659 he was nominated lord-general (commander-in-chief) of the army. However, his leadership was undermined in Parliament, which chose to disregard the army’s authority in a similar fashion to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royalist uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth gained control of Cheshire; Charles II hoped that with Spanish support he could effect a landing, but none was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker. [3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of of all the look nd installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out.

Details are the most important feature of car restoration. Pay attention to the detail in these photographs and learn how a classic touch was given to this car.

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While appraising and inspecting cars, inspectors spend more time focusing on the details rather than the overall appearance of the car. In the end, it is the details that matter.

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PR OLO N G I N G THE MAG I C the English Restoration, might have continued if Oliver Cromwell’s son Richard, who was made Lord Protector on his father’s death, had been capable of carrying on his father’s policies. Richard Cromwell’s main weakness was that he did not have the confidence of the army. After seven months an army faction known as the Wallingford House party removed him on 6 May 1659 and reinstalled the Rump Parliament.[1] Charles Fleetwood was appointed a member of the Committee of Safety and of the Council of State, and one of the seven commissioners for the army. On 9 June 1659 he was nominated lord-general (commander-in-chief) of the army. However, his leadership was undermined in Parliament, which chose to disregard the army’s authority in a similar fashion to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royalist uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth gained control of Cheshire; Charles II hoped that with Spanish support he could effect a landing, but none was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of Safety” was appointed, of which Fleet-

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to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royalist uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth gained control of Cheshire; Charles II hoped that with Spanish support he could effect a landing, but none was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of Safety” was appointed, of which Fleetwood and Lambert were members. Lambert was appointed major-general of all the forces in England and Scotland, Fleetwood being general.[3] The Committee of Safety sent Lambert with a large force to meet George Monck, who was in command of the English forces in Scotland, and either negotiate with him or force him to come . It was into this atmosphere that Monck, the governor of Scotland under the Cromwells, marched south with his army from Scotland. Lambert’s army began to desert him, and he returned to London almost alone. Monck marched to London unopposed. The Presbyterian members, excluded in Pride’s Purge of 1648, were recalled, and on 24 December the army restored the Long Parliament.[3] Fleetwood was deprived of his command and ordered to appear before


the English Restoration, might have continued if Oliver Cromwell’s son Richard, who was made Lord Protector on his father’s death, had been capable of carrying on his father’s policies. Richard Cromwell’s main weakness was that he did not have the confidence of the army. After seven months an army faction known as the Wallingford House party removed him on 6 May 1659 and reinstalled the Rump Parliament.[1] Charles Fleetwood was appointed a member of the Committee of Safety and of the Council of State, and one of the seven commissioners for the army. On 9 June 1659 he was nominated lord-general (commander-in-chief) of the army. However, his leadership was undermined in Parliament, which chose to disregard the army’s authority in a similar fashion to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royalist uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth gained control of Cheshire; Charles II hoped that with Spanish support he could effect a landing, but none was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker. [3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of of all the look nd installed Fleetwood as chief of a military coun-

the English Restoration, might have continued if Oliver Cromwell’s son Richard, who was made Lord Protector on his father’s death, had been capable of carrying on his father’s policies. Richard Cromwell’s main weakness was that he did not have the confidence of the army. After seven months an army faction known as the Wallingford House party removed him on 6 May 1659 and reinstalled the Rump Parliament. [1]Charles Fleetwood was appointed a member of the ComAfter you have finished your new “toy”, keeping the mittee of Safety and of the Council of State, and one of the seven passion alive is one of the most important parts of the commissioners for the army. On restoration process. 9 June 1659 he was nominated lord-general (commander-inchief) of the army. However, his leadership was undermined in Participating in car shows, taking the car Parliament, which chose to disout for joy rides, and interacting with other regard the army’s authority in a restorers all help to keep the passion alive similar fashion to the post-First Civil War Parliament. A royaland to create ideas for future projects. ist uprising was planned for 1 August 1659 but it was foiled. However, Sir George Booth gained control of Cheshire; Charles II hoped that with Spanish support. could effect a landing, but none was forthcoming.[2] Booth held Cheshire until the end of August when he was defeated by General Lambert. The Commons, on 12 October 1659, cashiered General John Lambert and other officers, and installed Fleetwood as chief of a military council under the authority of the Speaker.[3] The next day Lambert ordered that the doors of the House be shut and the members kept out. On 26 October a “Committee of Safety” was appointed, of which.

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