I swear I could watch this video 5,000 times. I’m getting ready for round 3 as we speak. As many of you know, I have an absolute addiction with classic cars. Come to think of it we have a couple things up our sleeves for all the classic car addicts in the northeast. But that comes later. I feels like the more modern, modern cars get, the less we feel in touch with them and gravitate back to the simple machines from back in the day. I guess it’s the connection that draws us back. It’s something that really resounds in all areas in life, more it not always better.
I have an enormous amount of respect for every single one of these builders. I rather enjoy the separation of the restorers and the modifiers. I think it makes them all better at the end of the day. What do you guys like? Period correct restorations or modified classic cars?
You got to love videos like this. A man who is literally living a the life that many of us dream. It’s awesome to see that people from around the world get the opportunity to own these classic cars. And I think he’s got the purpose of owning these cars down packed. It’s all to bring a community together, create new friendships, and help contribute to better it. Having said that, this guys garage is absolutely beautiful, and seems to be meticulously kept. And he brings these restorations up to levels that we see with American cars here in the states. Every part and panel has either been replaced or perfected. It’s exciting to see it. I honestly would make a trip out to Thailand just to see his garage if I could. You’ve got to love the variety of cars he has. The love of cars is universal.
When you are passionate about something, it may as well be an addiction. Many times it’s something that people don’t get. Heck, a lot of people don’t understand the addiction to cars. So I’m sure not many will understand an obsession with car radios. But everyone has something they are passionate about. Some odder then others. I kind of dig how knowledgeable this guy is about vintage radios. It’s a pretty cool if your into period correct restos. Check it out. Find your passion.
There are a few website’s I can actually can my favorite. Bring A Trailer is definitely, 100% one of my favorites. I have to admit, scouring the internet for rare, qwerky, and valuable cars is a fun past time for me, so I was naturally drawn to this site. The difference between BAT and other random sites that showcase cars for sale is the complete randomness of its content. And I mean that in the best way possible. It can show a cool 60’s Dodge Dart one day, a Lotus Elan the next, and a Volkswagen Bus a week later. See what I mean? And of course, all of the cars shown are in beautiful condition, and by beautiful, it could mean unrestored with a lovely patena or a nut and bolt restoration. It’s just cool. And there’s no denying. Props to the owners for having some amazing taste.
Automotive restorations always were things I loved seeing. There is just something about having every single part new or made new in an old car. Its like bringing new life to a car that already has a ton of soul. The Dodge D200 is such a unique looking truck itself, it really seemed like a no-brainer for ICON to sink their genius into it. Basically what ICON did was make a brand new truck on the inside and kept it original on the outside. Sporting a brand new dodge Ram power-train, custom interior, and tons of custom chassis mods this is no ordinary Dodge. Nothing was left untouched. And to poke at my soft spot they added a beautiful Triumph in the bed. Man, what I would do to own this combination.
I have really come to a wall when it comes to my rabbit build. The wiring has really gotten the best of me. It’s really taking me a crap load of time but I know, in time, I’ll get it. But the show season has started and it’s missing it. I literally have every piece of the puzzle ready to go on, I just have to figure out how to put it all together.
It’s great to hear stories of beautiful builds. Especially when it’s basically the same car. In the video below he says the build took him about 5 years, and although my build is NO WHERE near the quality his is, it doesn’t make me feel bad that a couple months in I’m not done. Like I’ve said, eventually I want to do a full restoration but for now I would love to just see the car rolling down the road. Props to the owner of this rabbit. It is an absolute piece of art.
I can not tell you how much I respect the guys who started Icon 4×4. We’ve countless amounts of shops restoring cars and trucks. And that is all good and fine. But a group of guys that take the time and not only restore classic cars, but make them one-hundred times better, those are the guys you have to love. After watching the video below, take the time and check out their website, seeing what they improved and completely rebuilt. It’s a really impressive task and for me, is a complete work of art. These guys not only have skill, but have a real passion for creating the absolute best. And the trucks come out looking damn good as well. So before you become outraged at the $150k+ price tag, look at what really goes into creating a completely new truck. I could only dream to do something so significant.