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Install Child Seats in your Old School Ride

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Install Child Seats in your Old School Ride

Making your Classic Car Child Seat Friendly I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that if you’re reading this you love cars, just like me. I’m also gonna assume that for those of you who have a family, you love your kids too, just like me. One thing I do know for sure, is that car people like to share our hobby with others… our friends, our families, and in my case, my young children. I’ve got a 6-year old and an 18-month old, and they both like my old car, which is great! The problem is,...

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Targa Truck constantly improving performance - even during Motorama!

Posted by Alan MacDonald on

Targa Truck constantly improving performance - even during Motorama!

The 2019 version of Performance Improvements Motorama booth will feature Mark Bovey’s Targa Truck, the first truck to ever race in Targa Newfoundland. Mark along with his co-driver Miles Markovic took Mark’s 1971 GMC farm truck (much modified since his dad bought it for him at age 14, for $100.00.) to Newfoundland, raced for five segments  in one of the most difficult endurance races in North America astounded the locals and the other racers who could not believe that a truck could be successful in such a gruelling event. Successful they were, taking home Rookie of the Year and a...

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Targa Truck

Posted by Alan MacDonald on

Targa Truck

Targa Truck "Haters" Video   The first truck in Targa Newfoundland Targa Truck  Mark Bovey is a car guy to the bone. Not only does his 6-Speed 600 HP LSX 1971 GMC, the “Targa Truck,” have a child seat inside — up until 3 weeks ago it was his family’s only vehicle! This is the truck he built with his father at 14 years old, and has been working on it ever since. Targa Newfoundland is a seven day, 2,200km (1,367 mile) road rally across public roads on the island of Newfoundland. When Mark heard there had never been a...

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Project 33 - Factory Five Kit Car

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Project 33 - Factory Five Kit Car

Project 33 - A new take on a classic car  2014 is the 50th anniversary for Performance Improvements. Everyone involved is really proud of reaching this milestone. In planning different ways to celebrate, someone suggested we reproduce the all-steel 1933 Ford Coupe that Bob McJannett built and drove in those early days.   The original ‘33 was built from a found 1933 body by Ken Stewart at Linken Manufacturing, with the help of Paul Dermo, Ron Dolson and Bob. The all-steel body even had some bullet holes to weld up, as it had been used for target practice! They planned...

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