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Bob and Barb Mullin’s 1957 Chevy restoration by MetalWorks

I love telling the story behind classic cars and their owners.  Over the years I’ve spun many a tale, and a reoccurring theme I have found is the tendency for classic car owners to hold onto their cars for years…unlike our current era of disposable cars.  Bob and Barb Mullins have a pair of classics they have held onto for…
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Jason Friedman’s MetalWorks built 1969 Pro Touring Camaro

     If you were a lawn mower in Jason Friedman’s neighborhood as a young boy, you would have lived in fear of being torn to pieces by a young man curious of all things mechanical.  This is probably a common story for many of us who started out our car hobbies by tearing down and modifying everything from bicycles,…
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Trucks of SEMA 2016

Trucks have always been popular, and their presence was very strong at this year's SEMA 2016 show.  Here are some that we snapped photos of...which one is your favorite?   Trucks are often the work horses of hot rod and restoration shops, and often take on custom features themselves to show off the shop's talent.  Other trucks lived hard lives…

MetalWorks Pro Touring 1955 Chevy build

Tri-five Chevys are a corner stone in the world of classic cars, and most enthusiasts have found themselves drooling over one at some point. Now, we could argue until we are blue in the face about which of the 3 years has the best lines…but when it came to Shaun Schroeder’s first classic car…he knew he wanted a 55. With…

Take a peek at our trip to the 2016 Meltdown Drags…nostalgia drags at their best.

In only 7 years time the Meltdown Drags held at historic Byron Dragway in Byron, Illinois has grown into a massive event. In fact, over 500+ nostalgic drag cars from 42 States battled it out at this year in front of a crowd that set an attendance record held since 1964. One of the most amazing features about the 500+…

Can you make my classic car drive like my new car?

If you grew up in the classic or muscle car era, and drove 1950s through1970s cars when they were brand new they drove fantastic…you probably couldn’t imagine anything handling, braking, and performing any better. Well fast forward to the modern era where cars now practically drive themselves, and have unimagined luxuries like heated and cooled seats, touch screens, backup cameras,…

MetalWorks built 1966 Pro-Touring Nova

E-bay has become a powerful tool for both buying and selling classics cars over the years. The vast majority of transactions done via on-line sales are successful for both parties involved, but I’m sure we have all heard of a horror story or two. Such is the case with the gorgeous Chevy II you see gracing these pages. To coin…