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Midlife Classic Cars Blog and Videos

Thrilling Double Header Race Week with Legend Cars and INEX

Thrilling Double Header Race Week with Legend Cars and INEX

Join me, Chad, as I take you through an exhilarating double header race week with my Legend Car, packed with thrilling races, unexpected crashes, and valuable lessons. Discover how INEX's expert tuning made a difference, the adjustments I made for a smoother ride, and the ups and downs of qualifying and race day. Plus, a special Fourth of July celebration with family, reminding me of the joy and community that racing brings. Dive into the full story and learn more about how Midlife Classic Cars can fuel your passion for racing!
by Chad Byrumon July 07, 2024
Overcoming Challenges in INEX Legend Car Racing

Overcoming Challenges in INEX Legend Car Racing

Overcoming Challenges in INEX Legend Car Racing

Racing isn't just about speed; it's about tackling obstacles head-on, both on and off the track. In my latest adventure with INEX Legend car racing, I faced a major clutch issue that threatened to sideline me. With the help of fellow racers and a quick intervention from Chad at INEX, I managed to fix the problem and get back on track. This experience taught me invaluable lessons about car maintenance and the relentless pursuit of improvement. Join me as I share the highs and lows of this thrilling race weekend and discover the true essence of racing. For the best automotive books and resources, check out Midlife Classic Cars and keep your passion for racing alive!

by Chad Byrumon June 29, 2024
Race Day Frustrations at Charlotte: Overcoming Clutch Issues with Josh Williams Motorsports

Race Day Frustrations at Charlotte: Overcoming Clutch Issues with Josh Williams Motorsports

While my race didn't go as planned, you can always count on Midlife Classic Cars for all your automotive book needs. Whether you're looking for shop manuals, restoration guides, or history books, we've got you covered. Don't miss our specially curated box sets, like the Ford Bronco box set or the Mustang restoration box set. Visit Midlife Classic Cars today!
by Chad Byrumon June 21, 2024
My Legends Car Racing Journey: Gear Up, Setup Challenges, and Learning from NASCAR Pros

My Legends Car Racing Journey: Gear Up, Setup Challenges, and Learning from NASCAR Pros

Embark on an exhilarating journey with me as I dive into the world of Legends car racing! In this blog, I share my experiences of gearing up and overcoming setup challenges with my new Legends car. From a fantastic trip to Carolina Racing Supply, where I received expert advice and top-notch equipment, to meeting NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Josh Williams, this adventure is packed with excitement and valuable lessons.

Discover how I navigated the complexities of car setup, dealt with unexpected hurdles, and prepared for my first race. Whether you're a racing enthusiast or just curious about the sport, join me in this thrilling tale of speed, skill, and perseverance.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights into the racing world. Don't forget to visit MidlifeClassicCars.com for all your book, shop manual, and restoration guide needs. Let's hit the track together! 🚗🏁

by Chad Byrumon June 15, 2024
From Classic Cars to Racing a Legends Car

From Classic Cars to Racing a Legends Car

Join me as I dive into the thrilling world of racing with my newly purchased Legends car! In this video, I share my initial experiences, the excitement of getting started, and my goals for the upcoming racing season. Watch as I take my first steps on the track and discover the unique challenges and joys of Legends car racing. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe to follow my racing journey!
by Chad Byrumon June 04, 2024
Chad's Midlife Classic Cars Adventure: NOT Dominating the Red Brush RC Race Track with a Traxxas Slash - AUG 2023 Racing Highlights

Chad's Midlife Classic Cars Adventure: NOT Dominating the Red Brush RC Race Track with a Traxxas Slash - AUG 2023 Racing Highlights

At Red Brush RC Race Track, my car's snapped axles couldn't dampen the spirit of the incredible racing community. Amidst setbacks, racers offered parts, advice, and support. Behind the scenes, revamping my RC car was a thrilling journey. But the real win? The unmatched camaraderie at Red Brush. Dive in and feel the thrill yourself! Check out our video recap and subscribe for more.
by Chad Byrumon August 24, 2023
RC Racing - From The Pits to The Finish Line with Midlife Classic Cars!

RC Racing - From The Pits to The Finish Line with Midlife Classic Cars!

The Turn and Burn track has undergone a major upgrade. It's larger, more challenging, but still as exhilarating as ever. Every time I race, I cross paths with our good friend from Sky Basher R/C, who's an incredible wealth of knowledge and support. Speaking of which, if you haven’t visited his YouTube channel, you're missing out - find him here.
by Chad Byrumon August 16, 2023
Midlife Classic Cars Turn and Burn

Turn and Burn RC Track - A Haven for RC Enthusiasts

Title: "RC Racing Thrills at Turn and Burn RC Track: Traxxas Slash Takes on Midlife Classic Cars!"


Revving Engines and High-Speed Action: RC Racing at Turn and Burn RC Track

If you're a fan of adrenaline-pumping RC racing and classic cars, we have the perfect treat for you! Join us as we dive into the heart of the action at Turn and Burn RC Track in Winston Salem, where the iconic Traxxas Slash takes on the challenge amidst the captivating aura of Midlife Classic Cars.

Turn and Burn RC Track - A Haven for RC Enthusiasts:

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Winston Salem, Turn and Burn RC Track has become a hotbed for RC racing enthusiasts seeking the ultimate off-road experience. With its challenging terrain and jaw-dropping obstacles, the track offers a thrilling adventure for all skill levels.

by Chad Byrumon July 29, 2023
Discover the Ultimate Guide to Camaro Special Editions: Interview with Matt Avery

Discover the Ultimate Guide to Camaro Special Editions: Interview with Matt Avery

Attention Camaro enthusiasts! Discover the ultimate guide to Camaro Special Editions in our exclusive interview with Matt Avery. Packed with data, charts, and valuable insights, "Camaro Special Editions" is a must-have collector's resource. From classic models to modern Camaros, this book has it all. Get ready to enhance your knowledge and fuel your passion for these iconic vehicles. Don't miss out on this captivating read!
by Chad Byrumon July 06, 2023
RC Car Racing at Zoo City: Experience the Excitement of Remote Control Racing in Asheboro, North Carolina

RC Car Racing at Zoo City: Experience the Excitement of Remote Control Racing in Asheboro, North Carolina

In this video, I want to share an exciting experience I had recently. I decided to revisit my childhood passion for RC car racing. When I was a kid, my parents got me a Team Associated RC10 Gold Pan, which sparked my love for cars. I used to tinker with and race these cars, and it's what initially fueled my interest in automobiles.
by Chad Byrumon May 17, 2023
HSR Historical Sports Car Racing with Midlife Classic Cars

HSR Historical Sports Car Racing with Midlife Classic Cars

If you're a fan of vintage racing, you won't want to miss the HSR Historical Sports Car Racing The Mitty. This exciting event brings together classic cars and racing enthusiasts from all over the world to Road Atlanta, a premier motorsports facility located in Braselton, Georgia. In this Video, we'll take you on a virtual tour of the event, featuring Chad and his father Cliff as they explore the paddock and enjoy the beautiful weather.
by Chad Byrumon May 03, 2023
The Formula 1 Drive to Survive Unofficial Companion Review

The Formula 1 Drive to Survive Unofficial Companion Review

We'll explore the fascinating world of Formula 1 racing, with all its intense rivalries, underdog stories, and unexpected victories. I'll give you my personal highlights from the book and share some of my favorite moments from past races.
by Chad Byrumon April 28, 2023
Check out our interview with Richard Prince, author of Corvette: 70 Years | The One and Only

Check out our interview with Richard Prince, author of Corvette: 70 Years | The One and Only

If you love Corvettes, then you’ll want to add Corvette: 70 Years | The One and Only to your collection. Midlife Classic Cars had the pleasure of interviewing its author, Richard Prince. Check out the interview and be sure to order your copy today, just in time for the holidays.
by Chad Byrumon December 02, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars interview with David Logan, author of The Ultimate Off-Road Driver’s Guide

Midlife Classic Cars interview with David Logan, author of The Ultimate Off-Road Driver’s Guide

We are pleased to present our interview with David Logan, author of The Ultimate Off-Road Driver’s Guide. We talk off-roading, overlanding vs. rock crawling, and 4x4s. David shares a few of his experiences with driving various types of 4x4s off-roading.
by Chad Byrumon October 31, 2022
Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend

Interview With Shelby American Author Preston Lerner

In this interview with author Preston Lerner we discuses what inspired him to write the book Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend
by Chad Byrumon October 21, 2022
Author Interview with Matt Avery, author of COPO Muscle Cars

Author Interview with Matt Avery, author of COPO Muscle Cars

Today we're pleased to have Matt Avery, author of COPO Muscle Cars. We talk COPO, muscle cars, writing, and his upcoming book Camaro Special Edition, available now as a pre-order.
by Chad Byrumon October 13, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars got robbed of $13k worth of gear

Midlife Classic Cars got robbed of $13k worth of gear

Unfortunately we got robbed this week but the good thing is we are still able to get your orders out on time. Watch the video to see all the damage done to our building and office.
by Chad Byrumon September 16, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars talks with Wes Duenkel author of Ford Mustang: How to Build & Modify 2011-2014

Midlife Classic Cars talks with Wes Duenkel author of Ford Mustang: How to Build & Modify 2011-2014

Wes Duenkel author of Ford Mustang: How to Build &...
by Chad Byrumon September 09, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars author interview with Scott Kolecki, author of Corvette Concept Cars: Developing Americas Favorite Sports Car

Midlife Classic Cars author interview with Scott Kolecki, author of Corvette Concept Cars: Developing Americas Favorite Sports Car

Midlife Classic Cars author interview with Scott Kolecki, author of Corvette Concept Cars: Developing Americas Favorite Sports Car

by Chad Byrumon September 01, 2022
The Books You Need To Have If You Own a BMW E30

The Books You Need To Have If You Own a BMW E30

As an owner of an E30, I put together my top books you must have if you own one. These books range from restoration, maintenance, performance upgrades, and the history of the BMW E30.
by Chad Byrumon August 20, 2022
New Carroll Shelby Books First Look With Midlife Classic Cars

New Carroll Shelby Books First Look With Midlife Classic Cars

Midlife Classic Cars just got in two new Carroll Shelby books, and in this video, I give you a little preview of each book and the box set you can buy at MidlifeClassicCars.com
by Chad Byrumon August 19, 2022
Interview With John Elkin, author of Bronco Racing

Interview With John Elkin, Author of Bronco Racing

We sit down with John Elkin, author of Bronco Racing: Ford’s Legendary 4x4 in Off-road Competition to talk about this gorgeous book featuring over 300 images of Bronco Racing and the stories that surround the sport. John also shares a bit about his experience as a former off-road and rally racer.
by Chad Byrumon August 03, 2022
The Dealer

Midlife Classic Cars Interview With Jim Ciardella Author of The Dealer

Today I sit down with Jim Ciardella to discuss his book The Dealer, How One California Dealership Fueled the Rise of Ferrari Cars in America, in which Jim shares the many astonishing stores shared by Brian Burnett and others of the dealership.
by Caleb Dueckon July 15, 2022
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Part two of pulling a 2004 Subaru WRX engine using a Haynes Shop Manual

In this video we get the 2004 Subaru WRX engine out using the Haynes Manual. We struggled getting the engine out because the engine did not want to separate from the transmission. Also, we had an issue with some heat shielding that got hung up and it took us forever to find where it was snagging.
by Chad Byrumon June 24, 2022
Part one of pulling a 2004 Subaru WRX engine using a Haynes Shop Manual

Part one of pulling a 2004 Subaru WRX engine using a Haynes Shop Manual

In this video, Gavin and I start working on the 2004 Subaru WRX. This is Gavin’s first-ever experience working on any type of car, so the process is a little slow, but that’s ok. After teaching him the importance of cleaning an engine bay, I then spend a lot of time teaching him what tools to use and how to use them.
by Chad Byrumon June 09, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars is thrilled to share the arrival of two new books: Early Funny Cars 1964-1975 and Corvette Concept Cars.

Midlife Classic Cars is thrilled to share the arrival of two new books: Early Funny Cars 1964-1975 and Corvette Concept Cars.

Midlife Classic Cars is happy to share two new books: Early Funny Cars 1964-1975 and Corvette Concept Cars now available for purchase.

Midlife Classic Cars would like to take this time to thank all of those who have served and wish everyone a safe Memorial weekend.
by Chad Byrumon May 27, 2022
Using Haynes & Robert Bentley Manuals On a 2011 Prius

Using Haynes & Robert Bentley Manuals On a 2011 Prius

My stepson is getting ready to start driving so I decided to start giving him projects so he can learn to use automotive tools. To learn how to work on his mothers Toyota Prius.
by Chad Byrumon May 20, 2022
Automotive Book Publisher Paul Heard

Automotive Book Publisher Paul Heard

Paul Heard's books focus on AMC, GM, and Ford car and truck interchange guides and restoration manuals. These books are great for taking to swap meets or the junkyard so you can identify what parts will interchange with your car or truck.
by Chad Byrumon April 29, 2022
Haynes International Motor Museum UK 2018 Collection Tour

Haynes International Motor Museum UK 2018 Collection Tour

In a joint tour with Rusty’s Speed Shop, Midlife Classic Cars visit The Haynes International Motor Museum; home to the UK’s largest collection of unique, historical, and rare automobiles curated from the world over. Chad and Bruce explore the breathtaking collection, touring the facilities, and gush over the remarkable collection of motorized vehicles ranging from the 1800’s, to the present.
by Chad Byrumon April 27, 2022
The Haynes Duamax Diesel Engine Repair Techbook

The Haynes Duamax Diesel Engine Repair Techbook

There isn’t a publisher more ubiquitous for repair manuals and tech guides than Haynes! With over 200 million individual titles in their catalog, when it comes to the best workshop manuals for hobbyists tackling DIY projects, Shadetree mechanics tinkering away, or the professional- a Haynes Manual for your vehicle is the premier source of in-depth knowledge.
by Chad Byrumon April 27, 2022
David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors Video

David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors Video

David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors...
by Chad Byrumon April 20, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars New Books and Shop Update April 8th 22

Midlife Classic Cars New Books and Shop Update April 8th 22

This week Midlife Classic Cars are showing off the new Ford Maverick, FIAT in Motorsport, and The Cars of BMC. I will also show you some of the progress made sorting all of my BMW and VW parts into their new home.
by Chad Byrumon April 08, 2022
New Books For April Fools & a Tour Of Our New Building

New Books For April Fools & a Tour Of Our New Building

Midlife Classic Cars latest video showing off new books for April 1, 2022, and a tour of our new building.
by Chad Byrumon April 05, 2022
Don’t Subaru or Porsche swap your Volkswagen!

Don’t Subaru or Porsche swap your Volkswagen!

Before you post your broken-down classic Volkswagen Beetle for sale or swap the air-cooled engine in your Volkswagen Bus for a Porsche or Subaru one, it might be worthwhile taking a crack at that original engine- it might surprise you! These robust little flat-four boxer engines have stood the test of time, known for their simplicity, reliability, and capability to be modified. With a little know-how, anyone can keep their classic VW air-cooled engine around for years to come.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
How to: DIY porting your cylinder heads

How to: DIY porting your cylinder heads

Whether you add boost or keep your engine naturally aspirated, the common denominator between all the best bang-for-buck modifications increases the flow rate of your engine along with fuel.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
The ONLY Slant 6 manual you will ever need!

The ONLY Slant 6 manual you will ever need!

The Chrysler Slant Six is making a comeback! While the Stellantis twin-turbo “Tornado” i6 is incoming, the Chrysler G-Engine, or Slant 6 engines have always been. Since the 1960s and whichever the cubic flavor from the plucky 170, 190, to the venerable 225, this rebuild and modification guide will help you make the most of your already unkillable leaning tower of power! Learn the tips and tricks from Slant Six expert Doug Dutra aka “Dr. Dodge” on the tried and true methods of squeaking more power out of your classic Mopar, and keeping it reliably on the road for years to come.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
BMW e30 Faulty fuel pump symptoms + replacement

BMW e30 Faulty fuel pump symptoms + replacement

The Midlife Classic Cars 1986 BMW 325i (e30 chassis) has been one reliable and fun classic but needs some attention from Chad and Lucas. Right up until the mid 90’s a lot of vehicles used a 2 pump fueling system. A smaller in-tank sender pump working in conjunction with an external main fuel pump.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
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