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DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,487
A friend in the business has been working on this site: <a href="http://www.rubberhitstheroad.info/">http://www.rubberhitstheroad.info/</a>

I thought it was a good idea and wanted to share it with you. Feel free to share your thoughts. Thanks.
Retired and loving it.


  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557

    On our way to Hershey, we made a stop at the Antique Automolbile Club of America Museum in Hershey. A great museum, very well done, and worth the stop if you are in the area. Mostly American cars (I'm more of a European sports car fan) and great displays.

  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    Find car parts

    Thanks Dan for telling everyone about Rubber Hits The Road.

    Rubber Hits The Road is where car enthusiasts find stuff.

    Find parts for your project by Brand or by Technical Area. Just go to the Resources page.

    Into Caddy’s? We have dedicated salvage yards.

    Like Buicks? We have loads of Buick parts suppliers.

    We have tons of International Harvester specialists.

    Into Model A’s or Model T’s? We have them too!

    You can also find tech forums, specialty classifieds, and car magazines for whatever you’re into.

    On the east coast you will find car clubs, specialty auto shops, and car events through a location search. We are adding new states every month.

    Lastly, this website get’s better with participation. If you like the website, share it with others. If you’re on Facebook, go to our page and “Like” us.


    Let’s work together to make this great hobby even better!

    David Visaggi
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    The Most Interesting Car Enthusiast In the World

    We invite you to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RubberHitsTheRoad) to share your "Most Interesting Car Enthusiast" lines. Here are some of ours.

    The Most Interesting Car Enthusiast In The World:

    Mosquitos aim for his windshield just for bragging rites. It never works out for them.

    He always has right of way.

    He can halt rust with a stern glance.

    He has “driven a Ford lately” and their stock went up.

    When he flies by the seat of his pants, it’s because he can.

    His car’s direction signals are intuitive.

    The Force is with him.

    When he goes to the DMV, they are pleasant and quick.

    He once wondered if it was better to drive on the left side of the road. England found out just for him.

    He doesn’t always go to car shows but when he’s in NY or CT, he checks www.RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO for the events in his area.

    Are you among the Most Interesting?
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    Save The Date - 9/8/13

    Sept 8, 9am to 4pm


    is the only East Coast Car Show whose

    proceeds support free Prostate Cancer

    Testing and Education on Long Island.

    For more info go to:


    For more car events in NY, NJ, CT, & FL go to


    Encourage people to post there shows on our site so we can all find them!
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    edited June 2013
    What kind of Gearhead are you?

    There is no one right way to enjoy our hobby. Nevertheless, I really identified with Frieburger’s editorial in Hot Rod Magazine this month when he described himself. Here are a few key quotes:

    “I’m into performance instead of appearance, even if “performance” is defined as being a daily driver.” I agree fully. I painted my car 17 years ago and still haven’t installed the final trim pieces but if the car is not running right, I’m out of my mind until it’s sorted out. Additionally, my interest in performance has shifted from speed to “daily driver” in recent years.

    “I’ll never restore a car to stock,…” For me, it’s about mixing the style and performance aspects of my eclectic taste. But mostly it’s about how things feel behind the wheel instead of how things look from the curb. I’m currently driving a 4 door Bel Air with a 4 speed and a bench seat. My taste is getting weirder every year! But no one can say it’s boring.

    Lastly, for me it’s all about logging the miles. I drive my cars year-round and 80% of my mileage is in cars from the 60’s.

    So get out and drive! If you need somewhere to go, you can find car shows in your area if you're in NY, CT, or FL (and a few other places) on our website (www.RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO). You'll also find specialty parts, car clubs and specialty auto shops in your area. If you like it please spread the word and if you don't, give me your feedback so I can make it better.

    Thanks for your help.

  • bill nye_3
    bill nye_3 Member Posts: 307

    My "newest" vehicle is a 1990 Chevy pick up with 143,000 miles. I have 6 Oldsmobile's from 1954 to 1986. All are over 130,000 miles. The 1986 is a garage queen. Never gets driven in the rain or snow.

     I think I subscribe to about 8 or 9 car magazines, yep, I got the gearhead disease
  • bill nye_3
    bill nye_3 Member Posts: 307

    Had trouble finding this , hope it works
  • R Mannino
    R Mannino Member Posts: 440

    looks like a Buick Regal in the background. Nice Cutlass!
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    The old Olds

    I'm liking that old Olds. Is that the '54 on the left? Wish I had 6 old cars. My next project will have to come with a driveway attached!
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,470

    I think it's a 55 Old's, probably the Holiday 88 but I could be mistaken.

    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • bill nye_3
    bill nye_3 Member Posts: 307

    Dave the black one is the 1955 88, The blue and white is the 54. The 55 is finally inside. Both of these cars sat for over 25 yrs before the older gentleman gave them up due to failing health. I really want to restore them, but on what I make for a living it may take a long time.

    I have a 1978 cutlass drag race car, the engine expired 5-11-13. That will cost my entire car budget for this year and part of next years.

    The 85 cutlass has a 455 BBO.
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    1 year down!

    As we conclude our 1st year, we want to thank all the car enthusiasts, friends, and family for supporting www.RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO

    This year year we broadcast about 400 auto events and 600 automotive resources (car clubs, specialty auto shops, specialty parts sources, tech info websites, etc.) We also have attended numerous car events and made new friends along the way.

    Now we can truly say,

    Rubber Hits The Road Is Where Car Enthusiasts Find Stuff!

    Please continue to spread the word about Rubber Hits The Road. The more participants we have, the better for all of us car enthusiasts.

    Urge event promoters, specialty auto shops, and car clubs to post on Rubber Hits The Road. It’s free and easy. Please also,

    • “Like” us on Facebook.

    • “Like” our website.

    • “Share” our posts with other car enthusiasts.

    • Share your events, resources, and ideas with us.

    Let’s work together to make this great hobby even better!

    Thanks again!

  • How about this baby?

    Closest I ever got to a Lamborghini.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    X-Wing Fighter or Millennium Falcon?

    The Millennium Falcon always resonated with the hot rodder in me. It was basically a souped up freighter. Once it was done stumbling it took off like a Bat Out of Hell leaving the X-Wing Fighters wondering, “What the hell just happened?” I’ve had a few cars like that. Mostly the stumbling part!

    I also like big cars. When I was 19, I owned a 79 Camaro and a 69 Olds 98 (which cost me $100). We usually went out in the 98. It was ugly and it couldn’t go above 45 mph but it sure could hold a lot of friends.

    My current “Millennium Falcon” is 65 Bel Air with 4 doors, a 4-speed, and a bench seat. I made it a 4-speed because that’s more fun to drive. The engine has 330hp and 380 ft-lbs of torque. I run a 3 inch single exhaust with an OEM muffler, which lets the car breathe while still remaining quiet. It’s quite the sleeper, which leaves others wondering, “What the hell just happened?”

    I created the Rubber Hits The Road Facebook page as a place for car enthusiasts to share their wild ideas. I created the website www.RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO to help car enthusiasts pursue those ideas by finding specialty shops, specialty parts, auto events, and car clubs. So please participate and help others in the process.

    What kind of car enthusiast are you?
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    Searching for car events, shops and clubs in FL

    Are you from Florida? Find auto events, specialty shops, and car clubs on our webpage (www.RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO) in your area.

    If you run a car show, specialty auto shop, or car club please post it or send me the details. It's free and easy.

    You can email me at [email protected]
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    Car Shows in NY, CT, & NJ

    It's car show season again in the tri-state area and we've been busy at Rubber Hits The Road. Check out our site to find car shows in your area.

    And if you like what you see, tell others and feel free to "Like" it on Facebook.

    Thanks for your help.
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    edited July 2014
    For car enthusiasts in the tri state area and FL

    “I love your website. I use it all the time!”

    “I loaded it onto my iPhone. I tell everyone about it.

    Actual quotes from 2 car enthusiasts I met at the Moonlight Cruisers show. Maybe they’re on to something! Decide for yourself.


    If you like it please "like" it. The more that participate the better for all of us.

    We're all in this together!
  • InsideOilDave
    InsideOilDave Member Posts: 24
    New Feature - Auto and motorcycle museums

    We added a new feature to Rubber Hits The Road (www.RubberHitsTheRoad.INFO) last month. Now you can find museums through a geographic search. Currently we have museums in NY, NJ, and FL. Let us know what we are missing. If you run an auto or motorcycle museum you can post it yourself. Just create an account. It's free and easy!

    Just another way we help car enthusiasts pursue their passion!