Have you ever looked at a broken down, rusty, car or truck and thought to yourself, “There is no saving that heap. Time for the junkyard”? What about going to a junkyard to shop for your next car or truck? Ridiculous? Maybe not! One of the most incredible junkyards in the history of junk is Turner’s Auto Wrecking in Fresno, California—and on this episode of Roadkill, Freiburger and Finnegan hit those 100 acres of vintage sheetmetal and go digging for gold!
After considerable debate, the guys select a 1950 GMC shortbed truck that had been off the road for 26 years and put the pedal to the metal to get it running and driving for the trip home to Los Angeles. At least there was a 50-percent victory. Watch as the guys revamp the Jimmy inline six, panic over a wrecked master cylinder, sweat like race horses for four days, and explore one of the greatest old-car stashes ever!
Dealerships are packing on the heat with multiple advertisements towards appealing to consumer’s who are looking to buy or lease a vehicle with their hard earned tax refunds. It’s no wonder; the IRS speculates that a majority of Americans receive about $3,000 back in their taxes each year.
For more than a century people have been using cars, trucks and other personal vehicles to transport themselves, other people and goods from one location to another. In fact, the motorized vehicle went from being a luxury to a necessity in many parts of the world where public transportation and other options are limited. As a result of this dependence, it’s vital the automobiles on the road are kept in good repair. The work needed to do so has changed a great deal since the first cars hit the road, and is likely to continue evolving along with the rest of the industry.