Mr. Mark Aquino, Classic Car Whisperer
Learn How To Restore Your Classic Car from Your Home Garage

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Day 8 on “Shop Talk with Mark Aquino”

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Hello everyone!
As you know, we’re on Blog Talk Radio every Wednesday at 8AM for “Shop Talk“. Today we broadcasted an important segment which we believe is the major pitfall for most people who attempt to restore their classic car. We are discussing how to plan your restoration project and how to work that plan, so be sure to listen to that show (Day 8).

Here are the Top 6 Pitfalls in Auto Restoration:

1) Not doing enough research prior to purchasing the car or project
2) Not knowing the value of the car as it sits, how much it costs to restore it and what the value is of the car when fully restored
3) Not having accurate information or resources to get accurate information
4) Not having Dedication
5) Not having Vision of what the car will look/drive like when completely restored.
6) Not creating or sticking to a realistic budget.

Keep these in mind when you go about your project and NEVER GIVE UP! Mark Aquino is available to take your restoration questions during Shop Talk every Wednesday at 8AM Pacific Time. Next Wednesday, we will go over Bodywork 101, see you then!

Thank you and have a great day!

Oh, and if you listened to last week’s show (Day 7), the car we talked about, the 1967 442 Oldsmobile, is right here:

A lil’ Chevelle History

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

“Knowing is Half the Battle”. Remember that saying from GI Joe? It’s true. Knowing what you’re looking at in terms of what year a car is, will make a big difference on car value and give you an idea of what parts you’ll need to restore it. This short video goes over how to identify a Chevy Chevelle’s Year by looking just at it’s tail lights.[pro-player][/pro-player]

We hope you enjoyed that bit of Chevelle history. That seemingly trivial piece of information can dramatically change your game plan in terms of restoring your classic car. Please leave your comments below. I’d love to get your feedback and input and if you feel that your friends may also enjoy this lil’ Chevelle history, please share it with them using the ‘SHARE THIS’ button below.

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Also, if you’re restoring a Chevelle right now, why don’t you tell us about it in the comments below! or tune in to Shop Talk with me on Wednesday nights on Blog Talk Radio.

Thanks a lot and talk to you soon!
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