Showing posts from August, 2019

What We Know About the 2020 Corvette

Just a little over a month ago, Chevrolet revealed the all-new 2020 Corvette. And unless you have been living under a rock, you are well aware that Chevy finally produced a mid-engine car -- they’ve been teasing us with this since the 1960s. Here at Farm Boy Garage , we love all things cars, so we thought it was only fitting to tell you all about the 2020 Corvette. In this week’s blog, your Midwest restoration shop will give you all the details. Design The Corvette is an icon! Even Ford lovers can’t deny that the Corvette is a true American supercar. So, how do you take an icon like the Corvette and completely redesign it and not ruin its heritage? If you were to see the new 2020 Corvette without any badges, you can see the resemblance to Corvettes of the past and it hasn’t lost it lineage. This new car is a true masterpiece! Chevy tells us only one single part was carried over from the previous generation. The door and hatch handles have been completely hidden for a perfectly

How to Enjoy Your Classic Car This Fall

Summer is winding down and soon the leaves will be falling, but don’t put your classic car away for the winter just yet! You and your ride deserve to enjoy more than just the summer months. Let’s take advantage of the cooler temps and plan to get out and enjoy the autumn foliage. Farm Boy Garage would like to share some road trip ideas to see some of the best fall colors. Driftless Area Scenic Byway A great road trip in your classic car is the Driftless Area Scenic Byway. Spend a cool fall day on the 144-mile strip in Northwest Iowa. This is the most scenic state road in Iowa. It is also home of the Effigy Mounds National Monument which is known for the largest collection of American Indian burial grounds in the U.S. Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad Capture some amazing scenery aboard the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. They offer daily train rides in various forms of historic railroad equipment. In October, plan to take the family on a ride on the Pumpkin Ex

Labor Day in Des Moines

Summer is coming to an end as kids start back to school and we get ready for the fall season. But before we get to that we have one final summer hoorah. Labor Day is only a couple weeks away and Farm Boy Garage would like to let you know what all is happening around the Des Moines area for the holiday weekend. Labor Day Weekend Patio Fest Join Confluence Brewing Company for a weekend of live music, food trucks, and beer – all in their huge beer garden. 1235 Thomas Beck Road, Ste A Des Moines, IA 50315 Confluence Brewing Company Check out the musician lineup and schedule of events. Friday 8/30/19 4:00 - 6:30 Brother Trucker 7:00 – 10:00 Trio Aceto The Flame food truck Extinction Event NEIPA release Saturday 8/31/19 1:00 - 3:30 Ryne Doughty 4:00 - 6:30 Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps 7:00 – 10:00 TBD Waab's Piggin' Out food truck Sunday 9/1/19 1:00 - 3:30 Deliberate Kin 4:00 – 7:00 Jim Stockberger Caribbean Kitchen food truck Monday

Join Farm Boy Garage at the Iowa State Fair

Can you believe its that time of year? The Iowa State Fair is here! The fair runs from August 8th to 18th so make your plans now to visit Iowa’s greatest celebration. The State Fair brings in over 1 million people from all over the country. Farm Boy Garage would like to tell you what to expect this year at the Iowa State Fair! About the Iowa State Fair The internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement. It is the true heartbeat of the Midwest, unequaled and unduplicated. Grandstand Entertainment Check out some of the hottest names in music and comedy at the Iowa State Fair for 2019. THURSDAY AUGUST 8 | 8PM for King &

Buying A Car for Restoration

So, you have decided to buy a classic or muscle car to restore. Slow down and do some research before you jump in and make a quick decision on a car. Finding a classic muscle car is the biggest part of your decision, but there are a few other factors you will want to weigh out also. Farm Boy Garage would like to tell you about a few other things to consider before you pull the trigger on the wrong car. Final Product Before buying your classic car, it's important to think about what your goals are and what you plan to do with it once you get it. What do you want from this automobile when the project is finished? Do you plan to make it your play car or will you be reselling it? Restoring a car for investment purposes will play a big role in deciding your purchase. How often do you plan to drive it, and will you be proudly showing it off at car shows? By asking yourself these questions, you'll more easily be able to determine what's truly important to you when it comes