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5 Modern Day Cars that Will One Day Be 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!



Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Dodge wasn't playing when they manufactured the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with 707 HP car.  Not only does this car have power but it will brakes from 70 mpg in just 154 ft.  You would think with the sound this car produces from the outside it would be loud on the interior as well.  Wrong, surprisingly the Hellcat is very quiet on the inside.  You will need to roll down the windows to hear the roar of this soon to be classic.    




Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible
The 427 had a short model run and large displacement which will ensure this car to be on …

Attempting to Restore Your Car By Yourself? Reasons Why You Should Not!

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Trust us, we understand that you want the feeling of completing your car restoration by yourself.  We also understand that not every person who wants to complete the restoration doesn't realize what a big task it is complete a restoration in the proper way.  The trusted professionals at Farm Boy Garage have the knowledge and the equipment to complete the restoration to your satisfaction.  In this week's, we will give you 5 reasons you might not want to try vehicle restoration at home. 

1. Your Planned Budget May Go Out the Door
Before you decide to move forward with a restoration project, the first thing you should do is plan out a budget. Car restoration isn't cheap, so having a budget in mind is important. The problem with attempting a restoration project on your own can throw a HUGE and expensive kink in your budget, especially if you're not seasoned in all that is involved. Plus, you may end up paying a lot more for parts on your own when a professional restoration…

Meet the Owner and Operator of Farm Boy Garage

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There are many things we are thankful for at Farm Boy Garage, however our owner has to be at the top of the list. The garage wouldn’t be the same without the hard work and dedication that this man brings to the table every day. In this week’s blog, you will learn all about the owner and operator of the best car restoration place around.


Bryan Kratzer- Owner/Operator

Bryan Kratzer is a small town farm boy from Seymour, Iowa. He believes life is all about having great friends/family, staying positive, working hard and having a good time all the while making dreams come true.

At an early age, Bryan developed a passion for nice cars that not only look good but go fast. Believing things can always be better, Bryan would do little things to improve the performance and appearance of all his vehicles. Bryan’s passion for muscle cars led to his dream of owning his very own shop. All of Bryan’s hard work paid off when in 2015 he purchased 5 acres outside of Des Moines and broke ground for Farm…

Full Custom Muscle Car Restoration by Farm Boy Garage

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The crew at Farm Boy Garage is experienced in repairing and restoring muscle cars and classic trucks of all makes and models. We haven’t had a project yet that was too big or small for us to restore. Our crew will ensure the job will be done right! In this week’s blog, we will go over the restoration services that we offer.


Bring in a Junker and leave with a Classic
We specialize in complete muscle car builds inside and out. All classic car restoration services are done on-site by experts you can trust. Your car does not leave our garage until it is completed to your specifications. All cars are built to the customer's specific desires. Call us, tell us, and we will get it done. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.   Services that are done on-site:
Tear downSand blastingRotisserieOff frameMotor buildFull custom interiorCustom upholsteryMechanicalElectrical

Now Is The Time For You To Know The Truth About the Best Event Space In Iowa

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While our passion is restoring muscle cars and classic trucks at our restoration garage, we also have the perfect place to host events. Looking for the perfect event space sometimes takes a lot of time and effort. Look no further we have the perfect venue to host your next get together. Check out all the amazing features that Farm Boy Garage’s event space has to offer.

Best Party Space in Iowa
With 6 acres of land to explore and 8000 square feet of space to plan your next social gathering, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are planning a holiday party, employee appreciation event, wedding, birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette party, or any other type of event Farm Boy Garage has the perfect set up for a great day or evening. The staff at Farm Boy Garage will help coordinate and plan the entire event. If you are a muscle car lover we can even discuss the use of one of our amazing cars. Imagine your bachelor party with a muscle car as the main photo prop. Your Facebook feed w…

2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Information

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At Farm Boy Garage, restoring muscle cars classic truck to their original beauty is our passion. We restore classic cars, muscle cars, and classic trucks for collectors and classic car enthusiasts from around the world. In this week’s blog, we will give you all the information about the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals will be held in Rosemont, IL. 

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals ...."The Center of the Muscle Car Universe" The Eleventh Annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals show, the world’s largest all indoor specialty event devoted to muscle cars and Corvettes will take place Saturday, November 23, and Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00 am - 8:00pm (CST) Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:00pm (CST)
The show will feature over 550 of the world’s rarest and most desirable muscle cars and Corvettes. The interactive show and exhibit will give car collectors, ent…

5 Classic Cars Built by Chevy

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There are so many classic cars that we love at Farm Boy Garage! Many times you can find a junker that looks like there is no life in it until you see through the rust and realize that car could be the car you have been dreaming about since you were little. In this week’s blog, we will highlight 5 classic cars built by Chevy.




1968 Chevy Nova The 1968 Chevy completely redesigned the Chevy Nova. You will notice an extensive difference in the body style that had a longer wheelbase than the earlier models. This model had the same front clip as the Camaro, which meant the big-block engine would now fit in the Nova. When the 68 model was announced, it had 15 powertrain choices available. A few of the big choices were power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, shoulder belts in the rear seating, and head restraints. This model had great performance and costs a lot less than the Chevy Camaro.
1969 Chevy ZL-1 Camaro The ZL-1 Camaro was the rarest and most powerful Camaro in the ’60s. There w…