Text and Photos Matt Emery
Put on a Happy Face: Retrofitting a VDO Tach Into a Vintage Mustang
Instrument repair is becoming somewhat of a lost art. There are a lot of little springs, magnets and other items hiding inside the average instrument, and it takes knowledge and practice to get them working again. Sure, you can get entire clusters from the major suppliers, but what if you want to retain the stock appearance? Back in the day, there were plenty of places where one could get stock instruments repaired and upgraded, but not any longer. Repairs have become a virtual cottage industry.
Text and Photos by Scott Massengill
Retro Security: Keeping a New Challenger’s Hood in Place With Old School Flair
Dodge really nailed it when it reintroduced the Challenger; include the T/A-inspired Mopar hood and you’ve really got a winning combination. These cars just scream retro, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be improved. The addition of functional hood pins, just like the original cars had back in the days of leaded gasoline and bias ply tires would be a great addition.
By Drive Staff
Roadshow Revival – Tribute to Johnny Cash
The Roadshow Revival has something for the whole family this Father’s Day weekend. We love a car show with incredible music. This sixth annual event is paying tribute to the legendary country singer at the beachside Ventura County Fairgrounds. There will be all kinds of music being played there, as well as Johnny Cash tribute bands, naturally. This year’s headliner is Los Lobos.
Text and Photos by David Guy
Removable Windshield Wipers for Roadsters: When Rain-X Isn’t Enough
In our opinion, windshield wipers don’t look good on roadsters! Good looking or not, sometimes Ran-X isn’t enough to do the job and wipers are really needed. The “sometimes” is usually on a Sunday afternoon when you are several hundred miles from home, driving in a frog-strangling rain, and you need to be at work on Monday morning. Rain-X is an excellent product and works 98-percent of the time; this removable wiper is for the other 2-percent of the time.