Fall Festivals in Des Moines

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.


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

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

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…

Fall Car Shows Throughout Iowa

Fall is one of the best times to get out and check out some of the local car shows throughout Iowa! As our last attempt to take in the beautiful weather before the winter weather requires us to put our classic rides up for the season, car enthusiasts are more than likely looking for any car show they can find. Get ready to mark your calendars, because Farm Boy Garage is sharing with you some of the upcoming car shows in Iowa that you can still check out this fall.

September Car Shows Throughout Iowa

Friday, September 21
Jefferson Street Cruise - Burlington
Odd Rod's Cruise Night - Oelwein
Culver's Cruise In - Clinton
Classic Enterprises Cruise - Cedar Rapids

Saturday, September 22
AYR Days Car Show - Mount AYR
Bobber's Car Show - North Liberty
Hog Wild Car Show - Dension
Dixon Fire Dept Show - Dixon

Sunday, September 23
St. Aquinas Car Show - Webster City
Hotrods for a Cure Car Show - Clinton
Prairie City Car Show - Prairie City

Tuesday, September 25
Iowa Falls Hyvee Cruise Nig…

Get Your Muscle Car Fully Restored at Farm Boy Garage!

The Farm Boy Garage staff has a vast amount of experience with restoring and repairing all makes and models of muscle cars and classic trucks. Plus, we are experts in providing exceptional customer service like you won't find anywhere else! When you trust Farm Boy Garage with your vehicle restoration project, you become part of the family, and we take care of our family! No project is too big or small – if you're in need of a full restoration for your classic ride, Farm Boy Garage will get the job done right! Check out the vehicle restoration services we offer:

Farm Boy Garage Services
Tear Down
When a client brings their vehicle in for a full restoration that requires tear down, we disassemble and catalog every piece on the vehicle to ensure that the vehicle is put back in its original condition and that all panels, trim, molding placements, etc fit properly. The body is pulled off the frame and the frame is restored. We'll do all necessary rust repair and rust prevention …

Come Out Saturday for the Last Day of the 2018 IMCA Super Nationals!

This week, Farm Boy Garage has been busy with the 2018 IMCA Super Nationals in Boone, Iowa. We're camping out all week long and we're super stoked to be a sponsor for Brandon Dale this year! Here's a little information about the Super Nationals, as well as the Northern SportMod Brandon's tearing up some track with this week.

A Little Info on the Super Nationals
“Super Nationals is the biggest event in the world for the weekly dirt track racer so the local track theme is something that allows racers to bring a piece of home with them,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Racers are proud of their local IMCA sanctioned dirt track and we want them to highlight that. This is also a contest with a lot of latitude. Designs can and should be unique but drivers and graphics design­ers have to remember that required decals must be incorporated,” he added. “There are a lot of ex­tremely imaginative people in this field and I look forward to seeing what they come up with.”

Sneak Peek Under the Hood: Meet Cuda!

At Farm Boy Garage, Bryan's employee selection is unlike any other. Not only does his employees need to be experts in what they do, but they also need to have great personalities, excellent customer service skills, and be an overall good person. It's not just the people that Bryan requires these characteristics from, though. These characteristics are especially important for our shop dog, Cuda! This week, we're introducing to you our beloved Cuda, and sharing with you a little history of the pit bull breed.

Meet Our Shop Dog, Cuda!
Cuda is a 3-year-old silver pit bull. Bryan rescued Cuda from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa in 2017. Cuda’s duties around the shop include sleeping on her comfy leather chair in the office and she is Farm Boy Garage’s Foreman. She acts as Bryan’s eyes when he is not around to ensure everyone is working, safe and happy. When Cuda is not at the shop you might find her in the pond behind the shop playing with the frogs.

Cuda loves to be pet and h…