Some of the other cars at the Rockabilly BBQ in Charlotte NC. The Blonde gal I spoke to drove up in an Ice blue colored 1954 Desoto. She and her husband are both classic car lovers... The SPEED KINGS car club awarded 'BEST in SHOW' to my 1958 Cadillac! Was it the seat covers? CADZILLA NamePlates? The Long Black Cadillac thing? The 1958 Memphis front license plate? Maybe the disco ball hanging from the rear view mirror? Probably ALL of it. First show ever and First win!
1958 Cadillac Runs After 15 Years!
I bought this Cadillac and it hadn't run in 15 years. It was missing the carburetor and the previous owner I guess thought that was the problem. Well, the carb was lost by the mechanic over the years. I borrowed one from a 1963 Pontiac parts car I have. Turns out the fuel pump was bad but I got it running in 20 second spurts with a gravity feed. I used a funnel, a hose and filled it with gasoline. It worked until the gas ran out but it was a good way to test a few things. At least I spark, compression and oil pressure and that all the valves were opening and closing.
1958 Cadillac Runs & Drives After 15 Years & Commentary
I'm proud to say I have resurrected this car. It sat in a car port for 15 years but now she "runs like a sewing machine." New Exhaust pipes, carb from another car (63 Pontiac), rebuilt wheel cylinders for the brakes, new brake hoses, front end stabilizer pins and a few other things. Now she rides like a, well... Like a Cadillac!.. Next will be cleaning the fuel tank and fixing the fuel gauge...
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
Lance Lambert is at the Flying A Garage talking to Aaron Weiss about his 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. Elvis had a car like this!
Cars and Rock n Roll
The first rock n roll record Rocket 88 was about a V8 Powered Oldsmobile and the connection between rock and cars has never been broken. We interviewed a group of musicians at the Petersen Musuem's Cars, Guitars and Rock n Roll exhibit to see what they thought.