tirsdag 22. desember 2009

It is that time of year again....

From all of us to all of you.... See you at SCC 2010!

onsdag 16. desember 2009

Barnfind of the century? Denzel!!

Finding ourselves in the Bay area a few weeks ago, we dropped by one of our Screwdriver-friends - Mark. Mark is a down-to-earth electronics engineer with a huge passion for VWs and a huge collection of VWs. One of the largest in the world, as a matter of fact.
When one has got "everything"...most collections are missing a Denzel. The littel race-engine-company that learned Porsche how to make 550 Spyders and that built some of the fastest engines and cars in the early 1950ies Germany. Less than 20 are known to excist in the world - rarer than rare...in other words.
Numerous "wanted" ads for Denzel -cars and -engines can be found all over the Internet and in virtually every magazine on both sides of the Atlantic... you might think wanted-ads never work, but in this case they did!
An old farmer/car collector in Virginia was cleaning out his barn and guess what he found in the back?.....untouched, original engine Denzel Spyder!!!!!
Via-via-via....this unbeleivable find ended up in Mark's good hands. Some wallets were "thickened" on the way...but who cares in the end; Mark has crossed out yet another "impossible-to-find" car for his fantastic collection - congratulations!

We started on the "preservation rather than restoration"-speech....and if you ever come across Mark we urge you to keep hammering the same arguments into his head... How many patinated Denzels will you ever see in your lifetime?

fredag 11. desember 2009


some of us, use a lot of money when building our cars.. this guy told us he spent 1500 dollar on the whole project... because the tires were so expensive..

we just love it....

Roadside Relics...

On our way to a local store here in the sticks of eastern Norway...we had to slam our brakes when this "ride" was parked outside a ... potato-warehouse..

Qute little Bedford truck...on plates...and a rare-in-Norway forrest-find Plymouth Coupe strapped on top. Very cool to see - wonder if it was dragged out of the woods or out of a shipping container?

tirsdag 8. desember 2009

Screwdrivers' visit to Hot Rods by Brizio

About two weeks ago we found ourselves with some spare hours in South San Francisco and made sure to use them wisely. Roy Brizio is a blue-blooded hot rod celebrity in the California car scene, but despite running a huge commercial operation and numerous bread-n-butter Street Rods...Roy has never forgotten the true hot rodder inside him...

The "shop truck" reflects where it all came from....a "hopped up Model T". The "25HP vintage speed" counterpart to the VW-hobby..

Keeping track of about 25 employees and at least that many customer projects demand "ordnung"... Roy keeps the "to do"-lists on the wall updated every evening...

We very quickly developed a "weak spot" for this old untouched Sprint Car with totally oxidised mag wheels and a seized Flathead...is it for sale? - Nope...my dad used to race it in the fifties, says Roy.... no wonder.

We love "cars on walls".... and we adore front motor dragsters.... best of both worlds, in other words..

The right wheels for for the right car....

fredag 4. desember 2009

Happy Birthday #3 !!

Screwdriver #3, aka "Alien", is just 19 minutes into the first day of his life as a 3x-year old.... He is devoting this winter to making his AlienBug go even faster, his '60 Karmann Convertible a little less rusty....and a whole lot of bench racing with new projects that he can not get out of his head... Congratulations our good friend - "love all, serve all" should be your new slogan!