View Full Version : Pics from LMC tour
02-21-2004, 05:49 PM
Well, I only took 3 photos today for some reason, anyway, they turned out decently.
So I'll start, anyone else who has some good photos from the tour they would like to share, please post them here.
Thanks to Tom Hnatiw, co-host of Speed Channel's "Dream Car Garage", for accommodating our huge turnout for this day.
Tom starting with an introduction to the facility:
02-21-2004, 05:54 PM
Here's Tom describing the ground-up work on this 427 AC Cobra with a genuine race history ... he told us that the bare aluminum body shell weighs in at less than 150 lbs. Other than the 4" round main frame rail tubes, most of the structure of the car is fabricated from 1" diameter tubing !! :eek:
Race car drivers back then were apparently very brave and / or very crazy !! ;)
02-21-2004, 05:59 PM
And my last one, Tom is here in the area that is used for the main set of "Dream Car Garage". He is sitting on the front subframe assembly of their latest project car, a 72 Nova that is getting a full air-ride suspension system, Baer brakes, and polished 17" Torq-Thrust II wheels. This is a car being built on a budget that is still fairly pricey, but within the reach of a lot more of the average "Dream Car" viewers. :)
02-21-2004, 08:00 PM
Hey Ed that was a great time today. Thanks for getting us in there for the tour. i seen some real cool rides and i finally got to meet some of the guys in the club that ive been talkin to over the net... if anyones wondering who i was i was the only guy there with a piece os stainless steel through my nose.LOL . i like to leave a lasting impression ..lol .. well thats again to Ed and Tom for taking the time to set this up and for giveing the tour.. i will post some pics that i took from the tour also..
02-21-2004, 08:56 PM
Looks like I really missed a great event!
Kudos to Ed and the rest of the crew who worked to make today a great success! ...I only wish my schedule had been different, and that I could have joined all you guys (and gals).
02-21-2004, 09:01 PM
02-21-2004, 11:10 PM
I think I want this car.
02-21-2004, 11:16 PM
I dont want to be posting a lot of pics on the sccoa site since I'm sure it takes a lot of space so I will upload them to the my tccoa page when it's up and running.
02-21-2004, 11:17 PM
EGG AND TOM
02-21-2004, 11:25 PM
the car befor is one I would like but it's not forsale:rolleyes:
This one is just a good pic.
02-22-2004, 12:57 PM
In a word... WOW!
Thanks Ed for arranging that tour, and thanks go out to Tom for allowing this (and being a wonderful host). I want to go back!
Here's another shot of Tom on the "Dream Car Garage" set...
02-22-2004, 12:59 PM
Here's a shot of a real YENKO Camaro (I've never seen one in person before, just in pictures)...
edit: change to Yenko Camaro (from Don Yenko Chevrolet) :)
02-22-2004, 01:02 PM
Here's a sneak preview of the 72 Nova Ed was talking about... it was a junkyard find. Looks a little rough right now doesn't it?
02-22-2004, 01:09 PM
Another pic of the Hemi Cuda (Dave posted) they were restoring. The attention to detail absolutely blew me away. They make sure there is paint overspray on certain parts of the underside chassis (just like it would have been if this car had just rolled off the line). They even restore all of the paint dots applied by the assembly line inspectors during manufacturing!
02-22-2004, 01:12 PM
I believe this is the set for the upcoming new show...
02-22-2004, 01:14 PM
SCCoO members and their friends still milling about the lobby (we didn't want to leave!) :D
02-22-2004, 05:10 PM
Did you guys bring up the idea about having a SuperCoupe in one of their shows? Like, the part when Tom usually gets to drive the car for awhile and he uses his line 'Do you need a car like this? No. Do you want a car like this? Hell yes!". If you think about it in 30-40 years these cars will turn to collectors items.
02-27-2004, 10:04 AM
my buddy is hosting some of the pics we took at this great event.
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