A wild and unique example of the rare ’65 Impala drop top
Story by Budd Stanley
It would be quite safe to say that Keith Biddlecombe has somewhat of a love affair with the Chevrolet Impala. For over 25 years, Keith has been collecting all sorts of Impalas, concentrating on the fine vintage of 1965. At one time, he had no fewer than seven Impalas in his possession, including a ’65 wagon and a ’65 SS Pro
Classic Car Parts
Story by Richardt Scholz
Over the past several years the downturn in the economy has effected the value of almost everything we buy and sell. Not spared from the effect of the worldwide recession, the asking and selling price of classic & custom, hot rod and muscle cars have all fallen by 30 to 40%. Although many enthusiasts with car collections are not very happy with this recent turn of events there is a silver lining
Shop Tour – Ultimate Garage
As lovers of motorized things, the garage is one of the places that we spend a great deal of our time in. However, at the same time, it is also a place of convergence, a large area of square-footage fought over by storage, tools and clear working space. Unless you are of a small minority that doesn’t double your garage space as a storage unit, you likely have the familiar issue of constantly clearing working
Oct / Nov 2012 Classifieds
2010 SRT Challenger, Red, fully loaded plus more, only 350K on it, 6 spd, $48,000, only serious calls pls. Call 604-467-0113.
1991 Firbird Formula, 350 TBI, AT, WS6, disks, rims, turn-key driver, bdy good-no rust, clear coat peeling, photos avail, deal @ $6000. Call 204-487-1996.
1989 Pontiac Trans Am GTA 350, "T" tops, Edelbrock headers, K&N air intake, ZZ3 camshaft, 3 spoke Tomahawk whls, Sony Stereo, Alpine security syst, only 71,600 kms, $12,000. Call 204-736-4984.
1987 Pontiac Firebird
Builders Profile – California Rod & Custom
COMPANY: CALIFORNIA ROD AND CUSTOM
MANAGER: HAROLD HOPINK
ADDRESS: 26676 8TH AVE. LANGLEY BC
TEL: 604-533-2120, 1-800-599-2120
WHAT THEY DO: BUILD HOT RODS AND CUSTOMS
THE COMPANY LINE
Like many who enter this business, Harold’s love of building cars came from his youth, wanting to modify and tune his own vehicles. Opening a small-time tire and wheel shop in Langley B.C., Harold was soon approached by people wanting custom work done to their vehicles, with demand becoming so high
The “One Off”
Malibus may be popular, but there’s nothing standard about this convertible
Story and photos by Budd Stanley
The modern hot rod industry seemingly has an answer to just about anything that anyone could dream up. Whether it be bodywork, powertrain or chassis, there is almost always some kind of kit or specialized part that can make most visions come true. However, Calgary’s Bob Reiseck had bigger ambitions for his old ’65 Malibu. The car had been in
Builders Profile – Graveyard Restorations
COMPANY: GRAVEYARD RESTORATIONS
MANAGER: ANDREW FARIS
ADDRESS: 917 #A 5TH AVE., SOUTH WARMAN, SASKATCHEWAN
WHAT DO THEY DO: THE RESTORATION AND FABRICATION OF CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES
THE COMPANY LINE
PP: So Andrew, as you’re pretty new to Performance Plus readers, lets learn a little more about you. What got you into building cars; how’d you get your start?
AF: I have been into cars my whole life and have always been into custom cars. I really like the design
Shop Tour – Muffler-Tech
They say that it’s always good to be busy, however, it is also a sign that you are at the right place. Muffler-Tech is just such a shop that is a flurry of activity, and a busy shop in this day and age is most likely one you can count on. People don’t flock to a single shop for just any reason, because there is no shortage of muffler shops that are willing to take
Builder's Profile - Egbert's
Nowhere does the confidence of word of mouth count more than in the automotive field, an industry full of shops with flashy show cars having bolt-on parts to lure unsuspecting customers in, giving up their pride and joy to someone who thinks bondo solves all the world’s problems. It is this very reason why it is so refreshing to see Egbert’s full of well-educated customers who are there because they know they have the best
Shop Tour - 360 Fabrication
COMPANY: 360 FABRICATIONS
OWNERS: RICK AND DARYL FRANCOEUR
ADDRESS: 31450 PEARDONVILLE RD • ABBOTSFORD, B.C.
WHAT THEY DO: FABRICATORS OF WORLD CLASS HOT RODS, MUSCLE CARS AND SHOW CARS
PP: So, we’re back at the 360 Fabrication shop, and if there is one thing that is standing out, it’s the sheer number of cars overflowing each department, so business must be good.
RF: Well, business is actually up over 53 percent from this time last year and