Classics: A Day Of Searching And A School Of Pontiacs Are Found! - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

ClassicsA Day Of Searching And A School Of Pontiacs Are Found!

23:10  06 may  2019
23:10  06 may  2019 Source:   motorious.com

Canada Man Swaps LS V8 Into Pontiac Montana Minivan; Wins At Life

Canada Man Swaps LS V8 Into Pontiac Montana Minivan; Wins At Life Is this the ultimate sleeper?

A Day Of Searching And A School Of Pontiacs Are Found!© Motorious Group of Pontiacs discovered on Barn Find Hunters

Barn Find Hunter, Tom Cotter, manages to unearth and incredible collection of Pontiacs in St. Claire, Iowa.

Renowned barn find hunter, Tom Cotter, has yet again managed to unearth some truly beguiling finds on his travels. In this rare opportunity, viewers enjoy the process of The Barn Find Hunter, to see how a tip off from the right person can lead to some unexpected, but brilliant, discoveries.

In this episode, Tom is roaming St. Claire, Iowa, in the hope of finding some rare classics in typical states of disrepair for the YouTube series. Upon unearthing a rather forgotten looking Ford Model A, the owner divulges potential addresses and contacts within the area to expand Tom’s search.

Ericsson: Consistency in an IndyCar is 'biggest issue'

Ericsson: Consistency in an IndyCar is 'biggest issue' Ex-Formula 1 driver Marcus Ericsson says that putting strong sectors together for a complete flying lap is the area where he most needs to improve his IndyCar performance. The 28-year-old Swede turned 47 laps in the abbreviated test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday, the fastest of which, his 34th, was 1.1sec off Max Chilton’s session-topping lap time. It was, however, within half a second of Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate James Hinchcliffe’s best.

Having searched high and low in the town of American Pickers, Mr Cotter lands the treasure trove he had been searching for during his 23 degree adventure (what a trooper).

Owner, Rick Wiley, welcomes Tom and the crew to his collection of rare Pontiacs. Having attempted knocking on Mr Riley’s door for hours after Tom’s earlier tip off, one should tip their hat to Mr Cotter for his unrelenting passion during his various escapades.

Several vehicles are parked outside, including a 1951 Ford Crestliner. Despite this, Mr Wiley confirms his allegiance to the Pontiac brand having drag raced many examples back in his youth. First on the list is a 1967 Pontiac LeMans which the owner concedes could be for sale if the right offer was made.

Con Artists Target Collector Car Buyers In Scam

Con Artists Target Collector Car Buyers In Scam Thieves have been caught using classic Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla, Dodge, and Chevrolet vehicles as bait to steal money from automotive enthusiasts

Having owned the LeMans for 12 years, Rick admits the likelihood of him getting around to it’s restoration is slim given his other projects. The original engine isn’t currently in the car, and in its place a 350 cubic-inch V8. With values sat at roughly $5000 for similar examples, this could become someone’s dream restoration.

A rather sad looking Pontiac Grand Prix swings into view with possibly too much rust to be given a second chance at life. Unless there are some particularly ambitious restorers amongst our readership, this 86,000 mile example will likely remain lifeless.

Once inside the garage, an apparent GTO comes to light. Mr Wiley, however, quickly admits it’s a particularly good clone rather than the real deal, and is a Tempest underneath. Rick continues to explain why he understands how cloned cars are typically frowned upon, as buyers can be cheated out of many thousands of dollars for a car that simply isn’t as advertised.

Volvo, BMW invest in child-care ride-sharing startup Zum

Volvo, BMW invest in child-care ride-sharing startup Zum The four-year-old company wants to expand beyond California this year.

The penultimate car on the tour is in fact a genuine 1967 GTO, which Mr Wiley has owned for some 32 years. Having spent so many years with him, Rick alludes that this is the one he desires to be restored most. Originally painted white, the plan is to return the now blue GTO to its former color, along with a contrasting black vinyl roof.

Completing the episode is a 1966 GTO featuring a three speed manual transmission. Having attempted to purchase the car from its previous owner on multiple occasions, Rick only managed to make the transaction once the then owner had suffered an accident, which is just about visible from the shattered windscreen.

We applaud Tom Cotter for his continued persistence in bringing viewers some truly remarkable finds, which hopefully spur on the community to dig out and save some forgotten classics. Time to get the binoculars out and find some neglected muscle!

More barn find content
Is This 2001 Acura Integra Type R A Barn Find Or A Time Capsule?
Will You Take Home This Barn Find 1960 Jaguar MK2?

How Motorcycle School Made Me a Better Driver.
I took and passed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s basic riding course this past weekend, the one you need in New York state to get your motorcycle endorsement without taking a road test. It was not easy, but I did leave with a pretty high level of confidence in my ability to safely operate a bike. I was surprised to learn what it taught me about regular-car driving, too. (Full Disclosure: MSF did not charge me for the two-day course, which normally costs around $350 depending on where you take it.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!