Victor Calderon’s immaculately presented 1991 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 flew the flag for the GMT 400 class at Cloverdale’s Classic Car and Motorcycle Show in Cloverdale, California, on Saturday. Beautiful details and tasteful upgrades complete this resto-mod survivor truck.
Barnfind survivor car consumed by the elements in the redwoods of Northern California. This 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Estate is actually still in running condition. Used once a month, it sits next to a barn in Guerneville, California. Fall is turning the color of the leaves and the rain and fog has started to grow moss. […]
I only have a few blurred photos and a magazine feature of my classic car that I sold 30 years ago. But the passion still lives on … oh! And so does the car!!! This story was described in the feature in the Survivor Car Australia magazine, but unfortunately the publication had a little bit of […]
This 1967 Chevrolet Impala Coupe almost presents a ‘batmobile’ presence from behind in it’s grimy dark patina. This beast was spotted on a California road recently, completely overshadowing anything on the road. Call it dirty, call it ugly, call it ‘late for dinner’ – this badgeless cruiser has survived the decades and is now a […]
Fully restored, this 1940 Ford panel truck was spotted near Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa recently. With retrofitted wheels and tyres, and satin period color painted finish – it’s almost a daily driver. This one was seen in the parking lot of a local supermarket. Eye candy!
Jeep’s cabover trucks had such clean and uncluttered lines, it’s hard to believe the Jeep Forward Control or FC – 150 / 170 dates back to 1956 and went out of production as early as 1965. The only visual resemblance to the Jeep family is the traditional six bar grille, the shape of the headlight […]
Stored in a trailer for over 25 years, has never had dealer pre-delivery, seats still in plastic … watch the video to see how the buyer of this rarest of barn finds reacts to the discovery. I think he’s almost speechless – I would be too! … and here is the most recent update … […]
Representing a style contrast from the 1940 Ford Deluxe Delivery Van this second generation Ford Econoline 100 is sitting as a barn find in Santa Rosa, California. The Oak tree is preserving this future restoration from the elements. This model was the first of the heavy duty Ford E series, sharing chassis strengths of the […]
Classic USA survivor car on a day out in the burbs. It’s a sunny Saturday morning in northern California and what else would you do with your 1966 Oldsmobile 442 but take it on a warm-up run to the local supermarket? This classic is said to be the last of the triple 2 barrel carburettor […]
‘Barn find’ and ‘survivor car’ meanings have become blurred over time and HotRidesUSA.com wants to share some insight into two such terms that are quickly be evolving. What is a barn find? The concept of a true barn find is really as it says. It’s a word-picture, where you can imagine discovering rickety a old barn behind […]