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Recreational Camping: How it Became a 'Thing' and Some Must-See Sites to Check Out!

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Every year more than 42 million Americans turn to the wilderness seeking escape from the stress of everyday life. They go camping. How did the idea of voluntarily leaving a comfortable home to sleep on hard ground under the stars and cook food over a smoky fire come about? Farm Boy Garage is sharing with you a little bit of history of recreational camping, as well as some awesome places to take your family camping this fall!


The Start of Recreational Camping
Set aside human migration and great armies on the march—activities which have taken place for thousands of years— and here's how modern day camping got its start. In 1861, the Gunnery Camp was founded in Washington, Connecticut, by Frederick Gunn, who owned a boys' school. Taking his wards on a two-week trip, they would hike to a specific wilderness area where they set up camp. Activities included hiking, fishing, and observing nature, and of course, cooking over a smoky fire. In 1874, the YWCA established its first camp in…

Tips to Keep Your LS Motor Tuned to Perfection

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When you have your muscle car fully restored by Farm Boy Garage, chances are we'll be putting in a V8 LS engine to provide your ride with tremendous power you can hear the moment you start your car! We take great pride in providing you with a fully restored glorious specimen that you can be proud to drive away from our garage. But after the restoration, it's up to you to maintain that powerful beast. So, this week, we're providing you with some tips to keep your LS motor tuned to perfection!


Check Your Fluids Regularly
With regular oil changes and other fluid changes, your engine should remain in peak condition.  Nothing will destroy a motor quicker that old or low oil levels. It is the life blood of every motor and should be a number one priority to check and change regularly. You should also have its cooling system flushed out at least once a year. And don't forget to change the transmission fluid and differential oil. Newer cars require it at their service intervals,…

5 Modern Cars that are Destined to Become Classics

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Speed. Handling. Power. And let's not forget beauty! We at Farm Boy Garage have a serious love for all things muscle and torque. From classic vintage to pure muscle, if it's got four tires and an engine we're already in love. But we're not just fans of old classics. We have a serious appreciation for modern cars too. Check out our list of 5 modern cars that are destined to become classics!


2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty
The new Trans Am 455 Super Duty is the first model built around the sixth-gen Camaro and the lighter Alpha chassis. While the exterior of the Trans Am 455 Super duty is styled after the Trans Am of the 70's, the new model is a complete redesign that features sleek body lines with masculine proportions and traditional retro styling. The new Super Duty churns out 1,046 ft.-lbs. of torque to complement the 1,000 horses it makes.


2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
The legendary Z/28 returns, but this one takes its inspiration from the original Z/28 of 1967. It’s a …

Farm Boy Garage Provides Full Custom Muscle Car Restorations!

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The guys at Farm Boy Garage have vast experience with restoring and repairing all makes and models of muscle cars and classic trucks. No project is too big or small – if you're in need of a full restoration for your classic ride, the skilled staff at Farm Boy Garage will get the job done right! Check out the full vehicle restoration services we offer:


WE'RE A ONE-STOP-SHOP
We specialize in complete muscle car builds inside and out, to order! All cars are private builds to the client's specific desires. If needed, we can even rotisserie restore vehicles. All cars are built to the owner's specifications. At Farm Boy Garage, everything is done on site. Since Farm Boy is a one-stop shop, your car does not leave the garage until it is finished. All services done on site:
Tear downSand blastingRotisserieOff frameMotor buildFull custom interiorFROM START TO FINISH, WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED Farm Boy Garage understands it is not always easy taking time away from home and family.…

Fall Festivals in Des Moines

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Fall is one of the best times to get out and check out some of the local festivals in Des Moines! Take in the beautiful weather before the winter weather keeps us indoors by getting out and enjoying the Des Moines fall festivals. These events offer a great opportunity to get out and check out the local area... Plus they provide plenty of lookers that will swoon over your gorgeous classic ride when you pull up! Farm Boy Garage is sharing with you some of the upcoming festivals that you can check out this fall.


FALL FESTIVALS IN DES MOINES

FALL FAMILY FUN FEST
725 Thompson Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50316
Dates: October 13, 2018
Location: Union Park
Phone: (515) 248-6330
Start/End Time: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Event Times: Noon - 9 pm
Price: Free!

Head down to the Union Park area for the first ever “Fall Family Fun Fest” on Saturday, October 13, which will feature a full slate of free activities. Jam out with some of the best young local musicians at the Youth Music Showcase, bring your pre-carved pump…

5 Nearly Forgotten Vintage Cars

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At Farm Boy Garage, we're fanatics about all things classic car related. We love finding those hidden gems that aren't very well known, or nearly forgotten. In looking back into the automotive industry history, we stumbled across a few classic cars that in some way or another played a major role in the history of classic cars. These cars are rarely mentioned and are pretty hard to find. With that said, let's take a look at 5 nearly forgotten vintage cars.


Sunbeam Tiger
The Sunbeam is a classic English brand, which is long gone from the market. The Sunbeam Tiger is a high-performance V8 version of the British Rootes Group's Sunbeam Alpine roadster, designed in part by American car designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby and produced from 1964 until 1967, debuting for the first time at the New York Auto Show in the spring of 1964.


Studebaker Lark
Due to growing demand for smaller cars in late 1958, Studebaker introduced an all-new compact line called the Lark, a project …

Collector Worth Car: Chevy Nova

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Chevrolet has over the years continually produced top performing and some of the most highly regarded vehicles distributed. We at Farm Boy Garage are HUGE Chevy fans and feel that most of their products are worth the money. When looking back on some of the historical muscle cars that have made an impact in the history of Chevy, we're always reminded of one of our favorites: The Chevy Nova! This week, we're sharing with you a bit of info on these gorgeous compact muscle cars and giving them the recognition they deserve!


The Creation of Chevy Nova
In the 1960s, Chevy executives made the push for a budget friendly 'basic' car to be released and out on dealership lots as quickly as possible. This urgency left very little time for designers to focus on details or throw around ideas, making the 'Chevy II' the fastest car development process in history. In just a short 18 month period after approval, the first Nova rolled off the assembly line. To help speed the proces…