Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What we do when we're not...well, doing anything else!

If it seems like we're sort of sporadic with our house work it's because we both work a second job in our spare time. What do we do? Well, we restore old cars! No, really! We film a series for YouTube called AutoRestoMod.


This video series shows how to restore old cars. My cousin Jeff Ford is a host, along with Vince. If Jeff looks familiar, you may have seen him on a show called "Overhaulin'" with Chip Foose. He's also frequently seen around Aiken and the environs drooling over and talking about old cars!

They prefer that you believe that they look like this. However, they generally look more like this...

We are a "How To" show that actually shows you "How To"! Where a lot of shows say they are going to show you how to do something, then show you a few seconds, then suddenly the thing is done, we actually walk you step-by-step through the entire process. We film in a real garage and use real tools that almost anyone would have at their disposal. We run a very small crew with three cameras. There is Jeff and Vince as hosts of course, I run cameras with our Jib Crane Guru, Dustin. My buddy from Nebraska Carra McClelland handles our voice-over work and runs a camera when she's in town. 

Dustin and Carra goofing off!

Another good friend Kim Abbott from Georgia help us run camera when she's up visiting.
Kim helps Jeff assemble the mount for our tailgate camera.

We occasionally have friends and relatives drop by to help us film and they are usually drafted to be on the show! Here's my niece Sydney at the wheel of my 1965 Night Mist blue Mustang hardtop while Jeff sets up a shot.

It's fun working with teenagers!

So, that's it! When we're not restoring an old house, we're restoring old cars! If you'd like to check us out, the link to the YouTube channel is


If you have questions about anything in the videos, feel free to ask in the comments section for that particular video! We're pretty good about getting back to you. 

How bored can a teenager look while driving a classic Mustang? Allow Sydney to demonstrate!

So, now that you know what we're doing when we're not working on the house, hopefully some of my absences from the blog will make more sense! Until next time, have a good week! 

No comments:

Post a Comment