Event>> Vancouver Custom Car Show


I went to this show here in Vancouver about a week ago, and I'm afraid to admit, I was a little underwhelmed! I mean, there was lots of great cars, but really nothing that exciting, I guess thats what going to the big shows like SEMA and NAIAS do to you, take the edge off the excitement of anything lesser. Anyways, there were still some interesting cars there, and I'm going to take you on a short journey through some of the images from the show.

The above image is a fairly stock Corvette Stingray from the 70's (can't remember actual year), but what set it apart for me was that stance! 20" wheels (maybe a bit too big for my tastes) but great offset, it really works on this car! I've always been a fan of old Vette's, and new ones too, but this really gives it a fresh look.

I've seen this '51 Merc lead sled once before at a show, and it was just as impressive this time. I've always loved the old '49-'51 Mercury's and this one takes the cake, at least at this show it did. The paint was so rich and vibrant, and absolutely immaculate, beautiful detailing over the entire car with a nice perfectly executed chopped top.

A wicked shot of some vintage metal sitting atop a alcohol big block funny car, just loved how this pic came out.

The wildest big stinkin' Lincoln Continental I've seen, check out the stack injection, I wonder if that'll make it through to the end of the build. The '63 Conti is nice, but I'll take a '65 in black thank you very much.

Ok, talk about wild, how about a jet powered funny car? Really looks like attaching a driver to this machine was an afterthough, doncha think?

My dad would have loved this one, '55 Chev just beginning its life as a hot rod.

Now for the coolest car (in my humble opinion) at the show, a vintage Corvette racer, looks like it came from the late 60's/early 70's era of sports car racers, anyone have any more info on when and where this car may have raced?

This car certainly had presence, its what I really love about cars, when they have character like this. Showroom stock and pristine clean? Booooring.


Last shot was one that I thought turned out interestingly, hood louvers from a flat black 32 high-boy… imagine having to do metal work like this with your hands, with tools from the early 1900's?

Wallpapers anyone?

- Carl Jarrett



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Loving it I love the very last pic alot


Wallpaper of the third!


Bump, B&W maybe cropped?


You guys need to do you homework a lil more before you report on these type of cars and shows.

FYI no car after 1948 is or will be a hot rod

Keep up the good work with JDM


I'm curious about the velocity stacks on the continental...wouldn't it be more effective to just have one big ol' stack? i mean the air is all going to the same place.. or were they going for the 1970s CanAm look?


also, is it normal for the fuel to be injected *before* the supercharger? i'm going to guess 'no'....


That Corvette is a third-gen model. They built them from '68 till '82.


blueslug...your answer is in the name....VELOCITY stacks. how needed it is on a forced aplication can be argued. Fuel before the charger is how it used to be done on roots style in the days of carbs. I'm sure someone can explain all this better than I can.

love the continental AND the cocacola Vett. I'm not so sure that sting ray had a racing history, could be wrong?


there is a machine that punches those louvers


The stacks must be for show. There is no way they're effective at that length.Too long for a forced induction usage. Perfect for low end on N/A, but completely useless on a Forced Induction car.


I want MOAR pics of the purple Merc. Just fell in love with that purple hue.... Perfection...




Can we have a wallpaper on that crazy stingray?



Pulling the mixture through the supercharger is common. This is done on Turbochargers too. Look up Blow through turbo systems and Draw through turbo systems .



Velocity Stacks use Bernoulli's principle and the Venturi effect. This allows for the following:

It allows smooth and even entry of air into the intake duct with the flow stream adhering to the pipe walls. It also slightly modifies the dynamic tuning range of the intake tract by functioning as a small reverse megaphone which can extend the duration of pulses within the tract. This can alter the dynamic tuning speed by shortening for lengthening the stack. The result being able to move peak power to a lower or higher rpm.

These points were a great help during the days of carburetors. Mainly because the increased velocity and modified intake pulse would allow fuel to atomize more efficiently. Now with fuel injection the atomization is carried out at the injector nozzle. The only effects still in use on a injection system would be the Horn and pulse waves. Since the above engine is supercharged is pulse fronts from the valves are chewed up by the SC vanes. This leaves the horn effect. The flow coefficient of a perfect horned entry would be 1 while the flow coefficient for a sharp edged entry would be .9. A difference of only 10% from the worst possible entrance to the best possible entrance. This does not mean that engine airflow would increase 10% as the inlet end is usually not the smallest part of the system. The actual overall gain would be much less. I left out a lot but I hope I was able to impart some basic knowledge. If anyone has any questions about the nitty gritty of the physics involved with this design feel free to respond or email me at government-man@hotmail.com. I’ll try to find you in the spam.


wallpaper of the merc plz? Great pics!


That Lincoln is wild! Regardless of how effective velocity stacks atop a rootes blower are, it sure looks cool! Love that Coca-Cola 'Vette! That's what I call widebody!