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May 29, 2008 
 Sacramento Vintage Ford
 Our 'e' VINTAGE ADVANTAGE Newsletter
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THANK YOU for your support as Sacramento Vintage Ford celebrates our 39th year of service to rodders and restorers around the globe.

And it is also our 10th Anniversary Season of Vintage Friday's Car Shows. (Over 60 events to date at our store.)

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 In Case You Missed.....

If you missed our last newsletter click on the photo above to see what was happening!

The Barris BATMOBILE was Parked Over At Sacramento Vintage!, Holy Photo-Shoot Batman!, Advanced Restorations, Look What The Easter Bunny Left Us, GOODGUYS All American Get-Together, NEW Steel 1934 Phaeton, 1934 Phaeton Photos, Also From Australia, The New 1934 Phaeton Will Be At Sacramento Vintage, Speaking of Chip Foose, Cruisin' News On The Radio, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Pick-N-Pull, Bob Drake Stops By Vintage, Bob Drake Running Boards For Early V8's, Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine, Calendars On S-U-P-E-R Sale, Vintage Friday & Home Depot, Vintage Fridays-- Start Up June 27th, OVERHAULIN', Lorin Sorensen, The Original Rat Fink, Hot Rods Illustrated Number 5, Batman DVD's, James Hetfields 1956 F100 Progress, Darold, James and the '36 Ford, Send This Newsletter To A Friend.....A Buddy....

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 Hetfields F-100 Pickup at Santa Maria

James Hetfields (Metallica) truck at the Santa Maria show last weekend. (Formerly the Paso Robles show).

Scroll down the newsletter for a recap of our last article on the truck build courtesy of Scott and Michelle Mugford over at Blue Collar Customs in Sacramento.

(Photo Courtesy D.R. Zomber)

To see more of Rob's photos at the West Coast Kustoms Santa Maria show, click on the photo above.

More Photos at the Santa Maria Show: 

 Goodguys Summer Get-Together

Goodguys Summer Get-Together

May 31 & June 1, 2008 at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California.

Over 2,500 Rods, Customs & Classics, Muscle Cars and Trick Trucks of all years, makes & models, vendor exhibits, huge swap meet & cars for sale corral, model car & pedal car show and lots more family fun!

We have a Goodguys event poster and pocket schedule just for you......FREE for the asking with any order! Or stop by the store and pick one up.

Complete Event Information: 


Pick-n-Pull, established in Stockton, California, in 1985, provides a cost effective resource for customers looking for genuine, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) recycled auto parts for "Cheap Prices." They currently have 33 state-of-the- art self service recycling stores nationwide and 3 stores in Canada.

Pick-n-Pull is an industry-leading chain of self-service auto parts stores providing recycled original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts at incredible prices. For over 20 years, they have been offering quality parts for all makes and models of foreign and domestic cars, vans and light trucks. The Pick-n-Pull selection of parts is tough to beat with new arrivals daily and their stores are open 7 days a week!

CLICK ABOVE and save up to 25%-50% at select yards!

Pick-n-Pull is again one of our MAJOR Vintage Friday's Sponsors! Thank You Pick-n-Pull!

Locate A Pick-n-Pull Near You: 

 Vintage Purple?

Dennis Roth (Lil Daddy) and Lynn Kohout (Sacramento Vintage)

Yes it's true! Lil' Daddy Roth has named one of their lettering/pinstripe enamels after us.......Sacramento 'VINTAGE PURPLE'.

We now have the Lil' Daddy Flake and the new Enamel line in stock.

Thanks Steve and Dennis! (Over at Lil' Daddy)

See What We Have: 

 PPG Ferrari Red Finish Worn by 2008 Ridler Award Winner

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - May 19, 2008 - PPG Ferrari Rosso Corsa Red was selected as the paint finish of choice on "Ferrambo," the 2008 winner of the Ridler Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the world of custom automobiles. The award is presented to the most outstanding new custom car making its debut appearance at the Detroit Autorama, held each year in March.

It marks the second time in three years that a PPG finish adorned the Ridler Award winner.

Sporting contemporary Ferrari 360 Modena mechanicals wrapped by the much-modified skin of a 1960 Rambler wagon, Ferrambo is modern power and technology in a gorgeous vintage envelope, a creation built from the combined talents and out of the box thinking at Divers Street Rods, Startup, WA, and Ferrambo owner Mike Warn, president of Gran Prix Imports, Wilsonville, OR

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiberglass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities, equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries.

(Image and Article Courtesy PPG)

Sacramento Vintage is very pleased to have PPG as a sponsor of our Vintage Fridays Events for 2008!

Read More About The Ridler Winner: 

 Midnight Mass
 July 26, 2008

This years Midnight Mass will be held at the Cal Expo fairgrounds. It will be outside, on the west side parking lot, so bring your popups.

No bands have been booked, as yet, but the Poor Boys promise some really good ones. With an open lot there will be plenty of room for everybody and nobody will get lost.
Although we won't be at a hotel this year, the Marriott Village, the host hotel, is literally right around the corner (within walking distance).

Cal Expo will be charging a $8 parking fee for spectators, but the Midnight Mass show is FREE.
Vehicles in the show will only pay $10 for registration.

More Details and Vendor Info: 

 Thom and Tina

Thom and Tina with Smokin Shutdown Magazine stopped by the store on their way back from the Santa Maria show and on their way to Los Angeles.

The poster is for their upcoming car and art show featuring artist Robert Williams and Lil Daddy Roth in Germany on August 29, 30 and 31st.

Click on the link below to download a PDF of their Posters and Brochures.

More Information and Poster Download: 

 Smokin Shutdown

Smokin Shutdown Issue 17 features the art of Robert Williams on the cover and a very nice article, the Shutdown 34 Graham, Bonneville, 35 Ford, 40 Chevy, Don Knopp, Flip, Pinups and more. 132 pages on high quality paper. Articles are in both German and English.

Click on the photo above to visit Smokin Shutdown Magazine.

Issue 17 is our number 9757-17.

To Order Your Copy From Sacramento Vintage: 

 The New 1934 Phaeton Will Be At Sacramento Vintage

Stop by the store ........

During the Street Rodder Magazine Road Tour in October and check out the ALL NEW completed 1934 Phaeton in bare metal and clear coated.

We will have the BBQ's fired up and ready to go!

We are again hosting the NSRA Golden State Nationals Participant BBQ at our store on the same day.......should be a great show!

Road Tour Information (PDF file): 

 NEW Flathead Starters!

Sacramento Vintage now has BRAND NEW starters for the 1932-53 Ford Flathead engines.

These are not rebuilt, but brand new. No exchange is needed and they come complete with the new barrel style starter drive already installed.

And...they are available in either the stock 6-volt or optional 12-volt version.

Price on both the 6-volt and 12-volt is only $165.00 with the starter drive installed and you don't have to send us your old starter!

Model A Ford owners.......Brand NEW starters for your Model A?.....stay tuned!

Order Your Flathead Starter Right Here: 

 Surf City Garage
 Deluxe Car Care Products

We would also like to welcome Tim Miller and the good folks over at Surf City Garage for their sponsorship and support of our Vintage Fridays Car Shows for the 2008 Season!

We will be giving away some very nice Surf City Garage car care products this year!

Tim Miller at the Garage:

"Step into Surf City Garage and you are transported back in time. There before you is a Flying A gas station, just like it was in the 50's. A '68 Shelby GT-500 sits at the pumps. You walk through the Shelby Showroom, past a 22-foot long neon Buick dealership sign and head toward Corvette Corner. In front of you is a red and white '58 Corvette, the first car I ever restored. Just to your left is my wife's '54 Polo White Corvette. Straight ahead an original Chevrolet Super Service sign signals your entry onto Chevrolet Way, where you are greeted by a '55 turquoise and white Bel Air hardtop. Next on this brief tour, you reach MOPAR Alley on your right, flanked by Pontiac Row on your left.

On the wall is a huge neon Pontiac dealership sign. Looking down, you see a '67 Cameo Ivory GTO Coupe. Now at the other end of our garage, you enter a complete restoration shop. Here expert craftsmen maintain our collection and restore new acquisitions. Professional detailers clean and wax over a mile of 60's chrome. When you have over 100 vintage muscle cars, the work never stops.

With 30+ years of experience and hundreds of thousands of hours of detailing to keep everything looking better than new, we long ago learned what really works and what doesn't. So, with a lot of trial and error, we developed our own. We even hired our own chemist. Then we kept making our products better until our own detailers said they were the best anywhere."

Sacramento Vintage will have the complete product line available in the store and on our website!

Visit Surf City Garage: 

 Flowmaster Exhaust

And another big Welcome to David and Phil with Flowmaster Exhaust over in Santa Rosa, California.

Flowmaster is a new Vintage Fridays Sponsor for 2008 and will be giving away several Flowmaster muffler sets as well as complete exhaust system kits this year.

Flowmaster, Inc. is housed in two ultra-modern facilities together totaling over 400,000 sq. ft., one in Santa Rosa, and the other in West Sacramento, California. Flowmaster employs over 250+ workers dedicated to building the highest quality U.S. made exhaust products available.

Flowmaster operates the only exhaust Research & Design facilities of its kind in the world, centered around the SuperFlow SF-7100 engine dynamometer complete with E.C.A. (engine cycle analysis) equipment and also SuperFlow chassis dyno's.

Through use of these dyno's, Flowmasters engineering staff can track the complete engine cycle in millionths of a second and can obtain exact technical data of each degree of cam rotation, from induction to the tip of the exhaust system, while also showing the power numbers that really matter, the power numbers to the ground. Flowmaster also utilizes Spectrum Analyzers to fine tune the sound of each of the eleven different series of mufflers that Flowmaster currently offers, both for peak performance and just the right sound levels and tones.

2008 Flowmaster Catalogs and Decal sets are FREE for the asking with any order or stop by the store and pick one up.

Check Out Flowmaster- The Exhaust Technology Company: 

 Santa Maria 2008 Totes

We may have a few extra of these to offer you in our next newsletter.......(hopefully before Fathers Day) with a few other special Gift ideas for Dad!

These are a nice size canvas tote with a velcro closure. The West Coast Kustoms Cruisin' Nationals is on one side and we are on the other!

Heather, over at the Sacramento Vintage Graphics Department, designed the Sacramento Vintage logo for this years bag.


 Custom Classic Trucks

Check out the June, 2008 issue of Custom Classic Trucks Magazine. This issue features a How-To article on upgrading your Ford Y-Block engine with a modern spin-on oil filter conversion kit from Sacramento Vintage.

The Conversion Kit at Sacramento Vintage: 

 Thunder In Depot Park Number 17

Photos of the Thunderbolts Capitol Auto Club, Thunder in Depot Park Show in Rio Linda, California.

The Capitol Auto Club was started in 1945 by a group of Sacramento area Hot Rodders. They held their first meeting in a chicken coop on Fulton Ave. which at that time was not even in the Sacramento city limits. This first meeting was to discuss forming a car club whose members would have a common interest in racing their Model T and Model A Fords at the Lazy J Speedway in Sacramento. This first get together was the beginning of their 'Official' Bi-Weekly meetings that have continued without a miss for 60+ years.

The National Hot Rod Association has declared the Capitol Auto Club Inc. as the oldest continuousely meeting 'Hot Rod' club in the United States.

(Photo courtesy Capitol Auto Club)

Visit The 'BOLTS' Site and Show: 

 The Henry Ford - Chocolate

"Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals like chocolate." - Sandra Boynton, illustrator and writer of "Chocolate: The Consuming Passion"

The above quote speaks volumes about our love of chocolate. Many of us would rather give up a bad habit or another food than forego chocolate. Indeed, it seems apt that the scientific name for chocolate, Theobrama cacao, means "food of the gods" - a reference to its roots in Mayan and Aztec ceremonies. Chocolate: The Exhibition introduces visitors to chocolate's natural and cultural history. Through scenic elements, original video, interactive exhibition techniques, photographs, and over 200 objects, visitors to Chocolate will discover this food's impact on both world cultures and tropical ecosystems. As an exclusive treat, The Henry Ford will take a deeper dive into America's contributions to the history and impact of chocolate, drawing upon its own collections. In fact, chocolate's history in America is filled with unique and significant innovations - innovations that transformed this food from an elite luxury to an affordable and appealing staple in almost everyone's diet."

Written by Donna R. Braden, curator of public life at The Henry Ford.

Henry Ford Museum is open seven days a week, 9:30am to 5pm. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for youth; members and children four and under are free. For more information please call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.TheHenryFord.org.

Chocolate At The Henry Ford: 

 Aaron Hagar Art Show

Aaron Hagar (top right) at the new Marcus-Ashley Art Gallery opening in South Lake Tahoe, California with his Bone Bike and outside, his Red Voodoo GMC..... also a star attraction!

Red Voodoo has been on display in our showroom several times since it's conception.

Aaron's art show was very well received and sold a record number of prints. Aaron is a real car guy as well as a very talented artist and singer! (We have photos of him on his back, welding the exhaust pipes and mufflers on the GMC at our store and fabricating the entire system.) Custom prints of Red Voodoo are available.

The art show was held in South Lake Tahoe before the Sammy Hagar and the Wabos Concert at the South Shore Room at Harrahs.

(Click on the photo above to see Aarons Art Gallery and website)

More Red Voodoo Photos at Sacramento Vintage: 

 Vintage Fridays & Home Depot
 P-O-W-E-R Tools!

Our first show of the 2008 season is June 27 and we have Homelite and Ridgid P-O-W-E-R TOOLS from the Rancho Cordova Home Depot to give away!

Yes....these are serious RIDGID power tool assortments.

A big THANK YOU to the Rancho Cordova, California Home Depot!

When you are over at Home Depot be sure to tell the Management THANKS for the great support!

We are again this year helping to support the Sacramento and Northern California Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Visit Home Depot: 

 Vintage Fridays--- Starts Up June 27th!

We start them up in June! Be sure to stop by for a burger or hot dog, an ice cold Coke...........and enjoy the car show.

The other show....you never know what we will be playing on the BIG SCREEN in the back!

This years Co-Sponsor of our Vintage Cinema is the San Francisco Rod, Custom and Motorcycle Show.

Vintage Fridays Information and Photos: 

 Tires and Wheels

OK....It's not finished yet, but we wanted to let you know we have added a Tire & Wheel page to our web site.

Right now all of our tires are listed in the appropriate sections on the web. (Model A tire sizes in the Model A section, etc). On the new web page you can search ALL of the tires we stock, and we carry a LOT!

You will be able search by brand, size, bias, radial, whitewall etc.

Tubes, hub caps and all the tire and wheel related parts will be right there on one page.

Please stay tuned!

Tire Page In Progress: 

 Von Dutch Originals

Yes....we are going to give away (for Make-A-Wish) all these hats and a whole bunch more at each of our Vintage Fridays Shows thanks to the team over at Von Dutch Originals.

Click on the image above to head on over to the Von Dutch site.

See What We Have In Von Dutch At The Store: 

 The Original Rat Fink
 Exhibit at The Blackhawk Museum
February 13th through June 15th

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth...The Original Rat Fink explores the life, times, and creations of designer, entrepreneur, and car fabricator Ed Big Daddy Roth.

Ed Big Daddy Roth...The Original Rat Fink Exhibit was created by the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. After a successful run at the Petersen they have generously agreed to loan the exhibition to the Blackhawk Museum for this very special spring time showing. In addition, The National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada has loaned them the Beatnik Bandit hot rod in order to round out the exhibition. The Blackhawk Museum would like to thank both of these fine institutions for both their generosity and expertise.

Ed Roth and Rat Fink image � Sphinx Productions 2005/ Rat Fink name and device are trademarks of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Inc.

Yes.....Sacramento Vintage has the Tales Of The Rat Fink DVD's from Sphinx Productions in stock! Item number 02660-28, $19.95. (Click on the photo above)

Visit The Blackhawk Museum: 

 Universal Technical Institute
 Sacramento Campus

Are you a die-hard Ford fan? Have you owned and worked on Fords for as long as you can remember? Is your dream to work at a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury dealership? Consider FORD FACT.

This 15-week elective program can be added to our Automotive Technology core program. Ford FACT utilizes an exclusive Ford Motor Company curriculum. You'll learn all about Ford vehicles, diagnostic equipment, and technical resources. And you'll get hands-on training on everything from electronics and climate control systems to anti-lock brakes, steering, suspension, and ignition systems.

Plus, when you complete the FACT elective, you'll receive Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) credentials, the same credentials that dealership technicians receive at Ford Motor Company regional training centers.

More About Universal Technical University: 

 Take A Kid To A Car Show!

There have been countless studies done to prove it, but virtually everyone knows that spending quality time with a kid is the greatest gift you can give them. And sharing your appreciation for collector cars is a great way to nurture their interest in a hobby that you can enjoy together for many years to come.

We are all constantly reminded of a kids need to express themselves. What better way to help them do that, than to nurture their appreciation for an interesting and & collector vehicle?

Teaching a youngster to appreciate something as special as a collector car is a terrific way to communicate strong values of respect for all things, to help them understand the value of our history and our culture. And they will quickly learn positive ways to express themselves, perhaps even with a special car or truck that matches their own personal style.

Who knows how far it might go? Your young companion may grow up to be a talented restorer, or racecar driver, or even an executive in the performance automotive aftermarket industry.

(Did you know that SEMA offers scholarships to deserving young people who have indicated an interest in a future career in the automotive field?)

Automotive Restortation Market Organization (ARMO): 

 James Hetfields 1956 F100 Progress
 From our earlier newsletter.....

(March 2008)
Here's the lastest on the James Hetfield '56 Ford Pickup.

Some of the modifications on the truck include:
- Chopped
- Added a Big Back Window kit from Sacramento Vintage Ford
- Full Air Ride Suspension
- '57 Rancho tailgate
- '57 Rancho quarter grafted on the rear fenders
- '58 Impala roof vent
- Chrysler Grille w/Quad headlights

The truck is in a million pieces across the Sacramento Area. The body is at Jason Haskin's, the chrome is at Sherm's Plating, the 455 Olds engine is at Rex Hutchenson's, the turbo 400 with a Gear Vendors unit is at Capital Transmission, the frame is over at US Powder Coat, the seats are at Barry Ward's Interiors, and all the left over misc pieces are at the Blue Collar Customs shop. Blue Collar expects delivery of the frame by this Friday. Then they can assemble the chassis and get it back to Jason by April 9th. If this all goes as planned we should have the body and chassis back to Blue Collar Customs by the 23rd.

Its basically leaving us with one month to get all the pieces back from everyone and get this truck put together for the West Coast Kustoms Show in Santa Maria, California , May 23, 24 and 25th.

Thanks to Scott and Michelle Mugford over at Blue Collar Customs for the images and project details.

Blue Collar Customs is located at:
4824 Amber Lane
Sacramento, California
Phone: 916-338-4327


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