Tag Archives: overhaulin'

  • Drop the ratchet, grab a brewski and enjoy the show!- Overhaulin' TV Show Returns


    Uh oh...now I'll have less time to work on cars, because I'll be watching OVERHAULIN' instead! Maybe you heard that all-new editions of the Velocity network's definitive car restoration series will be returning October 2, with design expert Chip Foose again hosting the show.

    If you're a resto nut (why else would you be on Eastwood.com?), this is "appointment television." After all, as the father of the modern hot rod and head of the iconic Foose Designs, Foose is revered by gearheads everywhere. His car builds represent the ultimate combination of art, technology and ingenuity, creating some unique and breathtaking vehicles you'll drool over.

    However, the all-new OVERHAULIN' also goes beyond the garage, exploring interesting human stories and the strong emotional connection between man and machine. The restoration projects feature deserving individuals ranging from returning veterans to those negatively impacted by the tough economy. Each altered auto becomes a life-changing surprise for its unknowing owner.

    Just know—if you're looking for me on the night of October 2, I'm the guy on the couch, guarding the TV remote.

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  • Saving A Veterans Classic Car- Pottstown Classics Restore A Local Hero's Galaxie

    It's no secret that Pennsylvania, especially the eastern portion where we reside, is a hotbed for classic cars and the automotive culture. Over the past 1.5-2 years the Pottstown Car Club (with help from local businesses), have restored a 1967 Ford Galaxie for veteran infantryman Brad Herron. For this build the entire automotive community in the area pulled together to get Brad cruising in his Galaxie.

    The story began when Brad's wife Dina came to the Pottstown Classics to ask for their help in finishing Brad's stalled '67 Ford Galaxie project. Since serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brad was having severe post-traumatic stress disorder, making it difficult to bring the car to where he envisioned it. The club graciously agreed, and after an "Overhaulin'"-esque pickup of the car... they took it into their hands and began putting their experienced touches into the car. We at Eastwood were lucky enough to see the car taking shape as they showcased the car and progress display at the Eastwood Summer Classic Shows and other local shows. During the build we were able to donate a number of products including Thermocoustic Sound Deadener, Underhood Black, and Rust Encapsulator, etc, to help move the project along.

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    Fast forward to this past August 4th, and the Pottstown Classics delivered the car back to Brad at their monthly classic car cruise-in on High Street in Pottstown. Brad was overwhelmed with the condition of the car and the help from the community. We at Eastwood are proud to say that some of our products were donated and used on this great build. We want to thank Brad for serving for this country, and the great crew at the Pottstown Classics for seeing this project through and making a dream become a reality for this veteran.

    Do you have a similar story or build in the works? Please send us an email and we can feature your build or story on the Eastwood Blog! -Matt/EW

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