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WTF? (Where’s The Fun?) - June 2014

Insurance Upgrade

Who: Paul Osborne

What: A 30x42-foot garage

Where: Heath, OH

Why: After sustaining hail damage, Paul used the insurance money to fix his house and remodel the garage. With the help of his brother-in-law and sons-in-law, he was able to construct this cool 1,200-sq-ft workspace to keep his cars out of the weather. The '62 Bel Air belongs to his son-in-law Adam, while the '55 is his. It's a car he purchased on eBay because he and his wife had a black primer '55 when they were first married 43 years ago.

CC Quickies

During this shoot, Glad was driving and Wes Allison was hanging out of the back of the truck when a police car pulled in behind us. He must have known the guys because he trolled for a while, then left without a word.

Blown-up Parts


"Here is a photo of my blown-up brake caliper piston from a '12 Mustang GT. This happened after a track day on street tires. During braking, the street tires were sliding and locking up the ABS, which overheated the brakes."

—Kyle Tate, via email

JR Blow Up

From 9-year-old Tyler Heim and his JR Dragster who says, "If you're not breaking parts, you're not going fast enough." Here's what's left of a piston, bent rod, and cracked block. Typical driver!



Neat trick getting your readers to get into the article on Shawn Carlson's '66 Mercury on page 72 (April '14). When I saw the name "Calrson" in the title, I just had to read the piece to see if the spelling was correct. I bit and you pulled me in!

—Gary Brown (havin' fun in a '41)

Keyboard dyslexia strikes again!

The Summer Shows

I was just wondering how I get my car into the Car Craft Summer Nationals? My dad has entered his car multiple times, but since he passed away last year, I would like to keep up the tradition and keep bringing it to the Summer Nationals.

—Brandon Moren, via email

Brandon, our condolences on the passing of your father. To you and any other reader looking to attend the Summer Nationals in July, go to to register for it and our other show, the Street Machine Nationals in Du Quion, IL, the month before.

Used-Parts Engine-Build Challenge

I have been a CC reader for about a year now and love the publication. I have a challenge that you may have already taken before I started reading your magazine. I would like to know what kind of horsepower and torque you could get with a $1,500 budget using only Craigslist as your build source. The price includes block, any performance parts found on CL, and any machine work needed. I have a '65 Chevelle and that is my budget.

—Jeff Burns, via email

This is a story idea! Or at least letter for Jeff Smith's column. Thanks for the idea, Jeff, we will see what we can do.

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