A Vintage Garage

Vintage Garage

Nimrod is one of those guys that just fits in with all of the journals. He has an incredible bike, a period hot rod, and his garage looks like a movie set. In a word, perfection. There is just something about hard wood floors that makes a work place feel so rich and dated.

Can you imagine sitting in Nimrod’s shop on a cold day with rain peltering the roof and windows? The smells that would come from that old lumber? And you would have to be doing “smart” work. Something like rebuilting carbs, or engineering a springer front-end….

Dream all you want.

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Garage & Workshop Books

The Porsche and Merc Garage...

The Garage Gallery here on the journal is one of the best places in the world to get inspired for your latest garage improvement project. That said, we’ve found it pretty tough to take the computer into the “porcelain office” and love to have nice books around just for the occasion. Here’s a few our favorites:

Smart Workshop Solutions by Paul Anthony

Your Garagenous Zone by Bill West

Ultimate Garage Handbook by Richard Newton

The Garage and Workshop Gear Guide by Tom Benford

Garage: Reinventing The Place We Park by Kira Obolensky

Ultimate Garages by Phil Berg

Do you have your own favorites? Let us know about them on the board!

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The Ultimate Mobile Garage

The Ultimate Mobile Garage

There are few things in this world cooler than a fully polished vintage travel trailer. Barry Wolk thinks the same… And just to prove his persistance and passion, he decided to turn on into a mobile work shop for his growing vintage car collection. It’s still a work in progress, but these construction photos are absolutely incredible!

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A Studebaker Garage

The Studebaker Garage

It’s every car guy’s dream – A garage with a house on top… But “OHEKK” went one step further by purchasing an old Studebaker dealership and turning it into an absolute Disney Land for car guys. Obviously there is an amazing garage story here, but there is also an incredible architecture feat to go along with it. This is a house even our wives can appreciate…

Check it out.

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The Garage Journal: NEW & IMPROVED!

The Cochran Garage circa 1944

Here it is fellas! What was once garagejunkies.net (ran by Lucky Luke) is now The Garage Journal. Luke is getting ready to head off to do some really cool things with his life and this community was simply too cool for me to pass up. That said, lets get some introductions and commonly asked questions out of the way.

Who am I?
I’m Ryan Cochran… I grew up in a family full of mechanics, race car drivers, and just all around garage junkies. The picture above is a shot of my grandpa’s shop circa 1944. He’s the guy that reared my old man who in turn made me a complete freak for anything auto/moto related. I started racing cars professionally at the ripe age of 15 and have been lucky enough to hang out in some of the most complete shops in the world.

It’s a good thing too… I recently moved to Austin, Texas and am getting ready to do a complete shop makeover. I’m all ears fellas… Can’t wait to see what yall can teach me!

So what’s going to change?
Other than the name, the look and feel, and me hanging out ever so often? Nothing. Your login to the board? Still the same. All of your favorite threads? We still got em! What about your post count, PMs, and other data? It’s all here.

What about new features and other cool stuff?
First and foremost, you’ll notice that the new board is much faster than the old. Atomic Industry has one of the most powerful data centers this side of the Mississippi (thanks to Cyberwurx, Rackable Systems, and Yahoo!) and we plan on unleashing it every chance we get.

I think Luke has done an excellent job leading garage junkies from all around the world. I’m not going to break something that just isn’t broke… You can expect the same tone and rules all around. Plus, we are really going to work at featuring more of the tools that make your shop what it is. Everyone likes tools, right?

You’ll also notice new features such as “view all”, improved editing, even quicker quick replies, and faster loading thumbnails. There is much more to come fellas, so kick back and lets talk about shops, garages, and tools!

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Plastic Bins
Plastic Bins