Friday, April 30, 2010

Au De Exhaust

What is au de exhaust? It's the lovely scent you will be wearing after taking a nice long drive in a classic car that has no floor pan plugs! How do I know? Because I'm wearing it right now. Yup, we just took Eleanor out for a drive, and we still don't have pan plugs and the exhaust sneaks in a little. Ok, a little more than a little, but it's nice out so the windows were all the way down. We took a short video on the ride .

Ah, spring time.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gear 4 Gearheads goes Facebook!

That's right, we have a new fan page on Facebook! You can find us here on Facebook now in addition to Twitter, Youtube and of course, our blog. We plan on using it to provide updates on new additions, projects, and of course, Eleanor (our 73 Mach 1 project). We'd also love to hear YOUR stories! Gear 4 Gearheads is all about the hobby, so we enjoy reading your resto stories, your latest off roading adventures, or the cool show you just went to. We also plan to launch exclusive Facebook Fan specials in the future, so keep an eye on the site for those.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

If the mud aint flyin

I mentioned in the blog post about how Gear 4 Gearheads got started back in 2006 with our original saying "if the mud ain't flyin, you ain't tryin". We decided to add it to the general section on the site instead of waiting to get the mudding and off roading section up. We love that saying and want to get it back on the site. Tearing a whole site apart, switching from using an outside vendor, and building a whole new site is a lot of work! We didn't want to keep waiting to get it back up, as the site is taking a bit longer to tweek and build than we thought. So, it's BACK! Gear 4 Gearheads is proud to offer our first saying, back and better than ever! To get your own mudding tee, visit or .

Here's the original photo that inspired the saying, which is available here as wallpaper:

And the original post with the whole story is here:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Just about everyone has heard the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". For those that have bought a resto project, it's doubtful anything could hold as true.
Spring has sprung here in New York. There's still a bit of salt on the roads, so we haven't driven Eleanor yet. But we sure did start her up and warm her up! While I was standing in the garage, waiting for her to heat up, I was admiring her rear. Yup, her rear. She's got a nice one-now! I was actually on the drivers side, which didn't have a big dent but we still had to replace the skin. I just can't get over how great she looks now, and how I didn't really think she looked bad at all when we bought her.
I got to thinking other gearheads out there must feel the same about the projects they bring home. Isn't it funny how they don't look THAT bad when you pick them up? Even as we went through the process, she seemed bad, but not basket case bad. And then, we went and looked back at the photos from the beginning to now. And I started to question our sanity! I mean really, what were we thinking?! I guess we were thinking she looked beautiful to us, and it's probably a good thing too.
Here's to project cars and the beauty we all see in them!