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Nevada Open Road Challenge 2013 WIN Ted Hlokoff April was homecoming and time to get my supercharged Viper ready to race through the Nevada desert in front of dozens of Corvettes. Another winter had come and gone here in “the Great White North.” My supercharged and Twin Turbo’d Vipers had been parked on jack stands while I spent the winter driving my Dodge Stealth R/T TT and Semis through the snow of the Alaska Highway in northern BC. The SSCC.US […]

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                        Langley Cruise-In, 2011                                        One of the largest car shows in the Pacific Northwest is the BC. Langley Cruise-In.    As many as 250,000 people have wandered through this Charity Car Show donating money to help Hospital and Children’s Charities. Sept 9th was the date of the NEW Langley Cruise-In Outdoor Car Show.  There were about 1500 cars and 150,000 people in attendance.  Crowded and hot were apt descriptions of the 2011 show.   I left […]

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Are You Feeling Lucky?   Ted Hlokoff Doug Roots was feeling lucky.  He was thinking, ‘Third time’s a charm.’  He’d lost his two previous attempts to beat my Dodge Charger to the finish line.  Going from 302 to 355 cubic inches that was only a few car lengths behind, Doug must have thought that a stoker (383ci) small block was the ticket?   My Charger was 440 cubic inches so I wasn’t worried much.  Unfortunately, for Doug, I was also […]

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  Those Damn GMs   Ted Hlokoff The Camaro lifted as it took off.  My 12.5 x 26” tries started smoking and my 72 Charger drifted sideways.  I managed to keep my car driving towards the finish line even though I was 45 degrees from straight.  The Z28 had wrinkle slicks and I was already looking at his taillights!  Finally I got some traction in second gear (with a 3 speed automatic) and started to catch the Camaro.  Shifting into […]

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  Winterize Your Musclecar by Ted Hlokoff       How do you winterize your Musclecar?  Park it in the garage, or put on the vinyl bra and ice radials?   For many years I’ve hunted for a ‘real’ Canadian Musclecar that doesn’t need to go in the garage during the winter.  During the eighties I lived in the Fraser Valley and occasionally got to drive my Pro-Streeter on those few days when the sun was shining and the temperature was […]

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Need A Mechanic – Call A Lawyer   by Ted Hlokoff       I started my trip to Surrey with a bad feeling that something was wrong with my car.  During a second stop to check over my Stealth I noticed that the insides of both back tires showed the cords.  I turned around and started driving the 150kms home.   Bummer, only 18,000kms on my $430 each Toyo Proxies and they’re worn out.  After switching the rear tires […]

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A friend of mine, Archie Kieswetter, told me of a ’69 GTX that he’d found and being in the same financial situation as me, he decided that he couldn’t afford the measly $200 he’d agreed to pay for it.  He said that since he couldn’t afford it he’d like the #1 Mopar guy to get it.  The Strangest GTX                                                                                            by Ted Hlokoff     My life was at a low point, I was broke and living in my Workshop.  I was […]

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Dream Shopping   by Ted Hlokoff   Ever dreamed of 10 min. free shopping in a Speed Shop?  I know I have, and last week it came true … sort of.   8:45pm, I ran into the garage and looked around.  SS Headers, new bigger Turbochargers, bigger injectors, 3” exhaust pipes, power drills, grinders – everything you could want in your garage.  Brand new performance parts for your car.  A nitrous oxide kit, 5 & 9” grinders and tools that […]

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  Show Cars and Cowboy Country by Ted Hlokoff   First Car Show of the  year in the Chilcotin is the Laker’s  Spring Round-up, May 30th, after all the ranches Cow Branding had been accomplished.  Even after sitting for 6 months the 440 in my Duster fired as soon as fuel got to the carb.  I’d decided that I wanted to sell the Duster to a good home.  I wasn’t having any luck selling my car on the Internet.  The […]

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