Showing posts from December, 2019

2020 A New Year's Eve to Remember In Des Moines, IA

Are you prepared to start a new decade? Do you already have plans for New Year’s Eve? In this week’s blog, we will highlight a few of the New Year’s Eve Events held in Des Moines. Remember, if you have an event that you are planning and don’t have a venue yet, Farm Boy Garage can help with an amazing event space .  NYE Party- Roaring into 2020! Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conference Center 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 3 pm-12:30 am Don't be a dewdropper- reserve your room today! Room rates range from $189-239 plus taxes and include an evening of activities and fun for all ages! This year's festivities include: Inflatable Games, Swimming, a Pinata, Prizes, Dancing & DJ, a Midnight Balloon Drop, a hidden Speakeasy, and a breakfast buffet! Now here's the spill- each room is allowed 8 guests to join the party including a free breakfast buffet the next morning. Guests 21 and over will also have access to our Hidden Speakeasy - featuring

Operation Ignite - 1928 American LaFrance Fire Truck

"Operation Ignite" is a project to completely restore a 1928 American LaFrance Fire Truck that belongs to Osceola Volunteer Fire Department. This truck is very important to their history and holds a lot of promise for their future. Following is a write up by the Fire Chief about the truck. A fire in downtown Osceola on November 22nd, 1917 at 1:00 am resulted in the deaths of Marshal Richard Eggleston and Firefighter George Griffin. During the fire at Frick's Drug Store on the south side of the Osceola square an explosion occurred causing a wall to collapse, resulting in the death of both men. Nearly a decade later the City of Osceola was able to purchase the first water pumping fire engine, a 1928 American LaFrance. The much-needed upgrade allowed the Department to safely fight fires for many years until the Department upgraded to a newer and more modern engine in 1945.  In 2018 the Department was able to relocate the original 1928 American LaFrance, and

Custom Interiors at Farm Boy Garage

When restoring a classic car, not only do you want the exterior of the car to look amazing, the interior is just as important. When dealing with restorations most of the interiors need to be completely replaced. Imagine a beautiful exterior with the original interior. It takes from the beauty of the classic. Imagine your classic muscle car with a luxurious one-of-a-kind leather interior that matches the exterior in class and style. Whatever you dream, when it comes to custom interior restoration, Farm Boy Garage can deliver it - adding luxury, comfort, and style to your vehicle at an affordable price. Car collectors will often find the car they have been looking for and want a complete restoration, they will find a shop that will do the exterior, but they don’t work on interiors. Now the collector must find another company to complete the interior of the car. When you hire two different companies to complete the restoration you will often end up paying more for the complete r

5 Modern Day Cars that Will One Day Be Classics

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 ensur

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

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 r