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Host your Next Event at Farm Boy Garage!

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Our passion may be restoring muscle cars and classic trucks , but we also have an awesome space to host events! If you are tired of the same old event venues and community centers, and are looking for a unique place to host your next get-together or event, then look no further! Check out all of the incredible features that Farm Boy Garage’s event space has to offer! Best Event Space in Iowa We have 6 acres of land and 8000 square feet of space to rent out for your next social event/party. Farm Boy Garage will help in the coordination and planning of the entire event. We can even discuss the use of one of our gorgeous muscle cars or shuttle bus! We provide accommodations including a bedroom, bathrooms, laundry facilities, a 3000 sq. ft. outdoor patio, and a 2100 sq. ft. bar and lounge area. Our facilities offer enough space to accommodate large groups and we even have room for live music to be set up if that's something you're interested in having at your event. What's ev

The Best Corvettes Ever Built!

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We love all things GM... especially Corvettes! I mean, who wouldn’t? The Chevrolet Corvette has been around since 1953 and there are some great models that many people are after. Overtime, the Corvette has become one of the most famous cars ever manufactured in the United States. “America’s Sports Car” has stood the test of time and made a huge impact in the world of muscle cars. So, this week at Farm Boy Garage , we are rolling out our list of some of the greatest Corvettes ever built! Check it out: 1967 Corvette Sting Ray L88 Winner of the 1967 NHRA A/Sports Nationals at Indianapolis, the 1967 Corvette Sting Ray L88 represented the final evolution of the original vision of the Corvette: small and luxurious, but lethal on the tracks. The drivetrain is where this car really starts to become its own hero versus the smaller-engine versions that are far more common. One of only 20 road-going versions produced, this 427-cubic-inch, big block V8 was quoted at the time as producing 430 hors

Do you Prefer Restoring your Classic or Building a Restomod?

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If you are bringing a classic back to its former glory , there are essentially two choices. You can have the car restored to its original factory design and specs or you can customize the car to your desires. Both sides have valid points when it comes to choosing one over the other, and before you can make that decision, you must know the difference between the two. Farm Boy Garage will explain the differences between restoration and restomod . With this information, you can decide on what to do with your classic or muscle car. Restoration Most people will understand the concept of restoration. You are simply bringing a classic or muscle car back to its original state, just like when it came off the showroom floor. In a restoration project, you will want to use factory OEM parts as much as possible, keeping it as original as possible. When finished, the car will look original, just like the car has been preserved. Restomod What is a restomod? This concept is simply a mashup of restora

Reasons Why People Love Classic Cars

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Have you ever asked yourself why people still love classic cars and often prefer one over a modern car? The truth is that even though modern cars may be faster and more reliable, classic cars compete on a completely different level. The experience, style, and craftsmanship are what keep these vehicles thriving. Classic cars are timeless, which is appealing to all car lovers. At Farm Boy Garage, we take pride in appreciating the design and history of a classic car. In this week’s blog, your Midwest restoration garage will explain the reasons why people still love classic cars!     Made an Impact The most popular reason a person owns the classic car is that the vehicle has made an impact on their life at one time or another. It might have been a car that their parents, siblings or friend had when they were younger, or maybe it was a car from a movie from their childhood. We all have a car or maybe a few that have always been a favorite because of a memory we have. The Design If you wal

3 Possible Delays for Your Car Restoration

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Buying a classic car for the first time can bring up the possibility of not understanding all of the ins and outs of this new world you have entered into. Buying a classic car , in a way, enters you into a new community of amazing people that share your interests in loving antique cars. It is a great world to be in, and our classic car restoration shop wants you to have all of the helpful information you can have upfront so that you know what to expect. Keep reading this week's blog for 3 things you should be aware of that may delay your classic car restoration process and how you can avoid this issue in the future. Buying your classic car without getting it inspected. Any time you purchase a classic car, you should get it inspected. Not only for safety reasons, but you do not want to be fooled into buying something that's not entirely what has really been described. For example, if someone is trying to sell you a 67 Chevelle, you likely want a genuine 67 Chevelle, not someth

How Well Do You Know Farm Boy Garage?

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Today is the day you get to learn a few FUN facts about your favorite classic car restoration shop. Keep reading this week's blog to learn a few interesting facts about Farm Boy Garage ! If you are in the market for a classic car restoration team that has the experience and skills to make sure you are satisfied with tough classic car repairs, please call Farm Boy Garage today! We can be reached at 515-528-8904. Remember, Bring in a junker and leave with a classic when you choose Farm Boy Garage for all your classic car restoration needs. How do you think Farm Boy Garage got started? Answer: Farm Boy Garage went from a young boy’s dream to a grown man’s reality when Bryan Kratzer broke ground in 2015 to designing and building a one of a kind classic muscle car restoration garage. We specialize in complete muscle car builds inside and out, to order! All cars will be private builds. If needed, the car will be rotisserie restored. All cars are built to the owners’ specifications. What

Enjoy Labor Day in Des Moines!

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Summer is officially winding down, but we aren’t done having fun just yet. Labor Day weekend is a great way to celebrate one last summer hoorah before we get ready for the fall season. Labor Day in Des Moines offers a ton of great activities around the area. Farm Boy Garage is here this week to share some of the fun things you can do this holiday weekend! Labor Day Events in Des Moines! Riverview Music Festival Saturday, September 4th 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater A brand new music festival in Des Moines, headlined by the Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang. This one day festival will feature national acts alongside regional and local talent. Taste of the Junction Friday, September 3rd 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Valley Community Center Enjoy a fun evening with food trucks, live music, art craft vendors, caricature artists, and more! Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow Saturday, September 4th – Monday, September 6th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sleepy Hollow Sports Park Plan to visit