Tag: John Gunnell

‘Second Chance’ streamliner sets 406.769 mph record – John Gunnell @Second Chance Garage

‘Second Chance’ streamliner sets 406.769 mph record – John Gunnell @Second Chance Garage

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Being involved with a Bonneville racing team, the cover of the January 2017 issue of Hot Rodmagazine really grabbed me. “406.769 mph: A record 48 years in the making” it read. “Danny Thompson’s return to Bonneville.”

Read the rest of John’s article about Danny’s triumph against the odds here

Detailing a Barn Find Car: Before and After – John Gunnell @Second Chance Garage

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Sometimes you come across a well-preserved car that doesn’t need a restoration. Some people call these “Rip Van Winkle” cars, some call them “Survivor” cars and some — whether correctly or incorrectly — call them “Barn Finds” The first and last terms both refer to cars that have “slept” for a long time, but not to the condition they are in. A stored away car can be darned near perfect or it can be a disaster. Sleeping for 20 years or spending time in a barn is better than outside storage, but long-term storage can also cause a lot of deterioration.

Read the rest of John’s article here you can also read John in the excellent Auto Restorer magazine.