RaceDeck Garage Floor Owners (and Frequent Fliers) Kerry and Jorgen Moller left their passports at home this month in favor of a good old fashioned road trip. On the agenda: check out the stunning Pacific Northwest, nosh on fresh caught seafood, dip a toe in the pacific and (most importantly) pick up the newest member of the RaceDeck Speed Garage, Kerry’s original and unrestored 1969 Sky Blue Ford Bronco. After all, what better way to get acquainted with the 51 year old beauty than to stretch her legs over a 6 day epic road trip?
RaceDeck CEO Jorgen shares the memorable details:
Our 1250 mile journey began with picking up the classic bronco from the previous owner, Lisa Owen, in Olympia WA. Lisa had owned this bronco for over 20 years and was sad to see her go but ensured the car (and we) had an amazing send off. Lisa owns a restaurant named the Mark in downtown Olympia. The Mark is unfortunately closed to the public due to COVID, but Lisa treated us to a delicious private meal and a great evening on the patio of her restaurant.
The next morning we were off, ready to bounce down the coast in Kerry’s rustic ride. Our first day of driving successfully ended in Long Beach, WA. Long Beach is a cool seaside town that is famed for “the world’s longest beach” where we could drive the bronco on the beach down the coast—great fun, great seafood.
Following a quick breakfast in Ilawaco Harbor the Bronco took us to Oregon, passing through small towns and eventually hitting the coast at Seaside then down to Cannon Beach. Cannon beach is one of the most stunning and scenic coastlines in the world and we loved it so much we spent a couple of days there venturing out to along the coast to explore.
Next up was heading East to Portland. She (the bronco) was driving fantastic! First stops in Portland was to the famed Voodoo Doughnuts and Pizza Jerk, easy to see what all the hype was about, so good! Cruised through town and then headed out to Hood River. That’s when things really started heating up—literally! One the way to HR, the temps were climbing to around 95 with the bronco running solidly… the exception being the heater seemed to be stuck in the ON position. Our guess is the inside cab temps reached well over 100 and the floor almost melted our shoes. Once landing in HR, we both immediately jumped in the river to cool off, felt so good! We let the car cool down and decided it had to be a stuck heater valve in the hose coming out of the radiator. Quick fix for me to cut the hose into the cab and just loop the hose back to the engine. A test ride to White Salmon WA across the bridge confirmed that and it worked Yeah!—we had a great dinner on Main Street that evening.
The next morning we loaded up for our longest stretch to Boise ID. We made a number of stops in small towns along the way always swinging by local restaurants and hot spots. The bronco was amazing, cruising 65 all day. Spent the night and then headed out again to Twin Falls ID. From there it was an easy cruise home to the RaceDeck Speed Garage in Salt Lake City.
About the Bronco:
1969 Ford Bronco – Sky View Blue
3-speed on the tree
Unrestored and uncut. U14 code bronco
Owned by women for at least 42 of the last 51 years and now owned by Kerry Moller
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In most homes, the garage is not the most impressive room in the house. This is not the case for a RaceDeck Garage. Not only are they the coolest garages on the block™, but most are the coolest rooms in the house. Guðmundur Árni Pálsson and Maríu Höbbý of Iceland, have taken their garage to the next level.
Guðmundur and Maríu’s garage is probably the largest one in Iceland: “Upstairs is a double garage and you can move a vehicle with a car lift down to the basement, which is about 492 sqft,” says Guðmundur. “The basement is broken up by load-bearing walls so I can’t use it all for cars, but it still accommodates two cars downstairs and two upstairs, plus I have a motorcycle, pool table, dartboard, and a huge TV. Our boys and their friends are diligent in using the pool and TV facilities.”
Guðmundur who works as a mason, has worked hard to create a modern showroom for their vehicles. Thus, all the walls are tiled and the floors are elaborate RaceDeck Garage Floor designs. Then the walls are decorated with spare parts, photographs, and posters.
The elevator in the garage is then quite unique, custom-made by Gudmundur’s business partner, a steelmaker. “I got a shipyard to draw it for me and then it was assembled from laser-cut parts,” says Gudmundur, noting that the design is well thought out and can be used, among other things, as a pit for work under a chassis. “In addition to a lift it is a lid that is open over the floor so that it can be used either in the top position or the lower position, and hydraulic cylinders are used to move both the lid and the lift.” It takes just over two minutes to move a vehicle from the basement up into the garage itself and the equipment is simple to handle, according to Guðmundur.
Before children, Guðmundur and Maríu would often ride a motorcycle around Iceland. Today, when the weather is good in the summer, they are more likely to start out with a caravan in the tow. At home, there are two classic Ford Mustangs, a Chevrolet Camaro, a Porsche, and many motorcycles.
“I owned the Camaro a long time ago and drove it for seven or eight years and then sold it. After a while, the Camaro came back on the market, so I bought it back,” says Gudmundur. Before that, Guðmundur has made up a collection of the 1969 Ford Mustang. As well as collecting the cars he has a hobby of repairing old motorcycles.
Guðmundur says that during those times of quieter work, it is good to be able to get to the garage exactly as it was left and continue projects from where they were. There is no risk of the garage and workspace being filled with garbage. “When I finish working on one motorcycle, I start on another. Then there’s the old Mustang that has kept me going. When I got it three years ago it was in parts.”
It is nice that the interest in cars and motorcycles seems to have been passed on to Gudmundur and Maríu’s boys. “When their friends come to visit, the boys like to show them the garage, but they still look more at the cars than anything else. Having grown up in this environment is no doubt that they think cool cars are a normal thing and maybe not so exciting. I, on the other hand, got interested in cars and motorcycles young when I was growing up in the Westman Islands and the interest has only increased with age.”
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If you know Icelandic you can read the original article on mbl.is.
Lead by the familiar mustached face of host Dennis Gage, the My Classic Car (MCC) crew swung by RaceDeck last month to film an industry profile on modular garage flooring. Following a full tour of the facility and manufacturing plant, Dennis chatted with RaceDeck CEO, Jorgen Moller on what sets RaceDeck apart from the “other guys”. The MCC crew also got the chance to mingle with the RaceDeck flooring specialist team, who are often seen out and about at car shows around the country, discussing cool cars and awesome custom garages.
My Classic Car, airing on Velocity and MavTV, entered its 21st season in 2017. The faithful MCC viewers tune in weekly to see features on major classic automobile shows and collections, spotlights on car collectors, and check out the best of the best in car accessories and detailing supplies. Filmed in Evansville, Indiana, the folks at My Classic Car are no strangers to RD, their studio/garage floor is a cool design done in RaceDeck Diamond.
Before heading home, Dennis and company stopped in at the RaceDeck Speed Garage to see the floor yes, but more importantly to check out the classic rides parked on it! With a 2005 Ford GT, vintage Porsches, the 1200 HP Maliboost, BMW Z8 and more, Dennis experienced firsthand why in the world of RaceDeck, life is always better in the garage.
Behind the Scenes with My Classic Car & RaceDeck:
If you’ve ever attended SEMA, you know just how crowded and crazy the show can be. This year seemed even busier than years past; it was quite literally a sea of people at times! In two days of walking the show, I logged over 18 miles and still didn’t get to see and enjoy everything that SEMA has to offer! Here are just a few of the highlights from my time at the show.
Every year there are tons of classic cars, custom cars—both new and old; this year we saw a lot more trucks and off-road vehicles than we remember seeing other years. This niche industry really seems to be taking off! It’ll be interesting to see how this trend develops in the years to come.
Attendees of the show couldn’t miss the distinct smell of burning rubber from all the drifting going on at the Ford and Chevy tracks! For those fortunate enough to get in on the signup early, they got to ride along on the tracks that included huge burnouts and a jump in the middle of the track. We’ll be sure to sign up early next year so we can give you the rundown from the ride-along perspective rather than the spectator. For now, suffice it to say, I’m sure it was a hell of a ride!
RaceDeck was fortunate enough to have a few celebrities stop in at the booth. When Dave Kindig of Bitchin’ Rides stopped by our booth to sign autographs on the second day of the show, the line went out the door and blocked several other exhibitors booths! Our deepest apologies to our fellow vendors, but you know how it is when a celebrity stops in; things can get a little crazy!
Dennis Gage from My Classic Car also stopped by the RaceDeck booth to sign autographs for fans of the show, who also drew a sizable crowd. Our CEO, Jorgen Moller, also took advantage of the photo op when Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars stopped in to see us. We took thousands of other photos throughout the show; here are a few of our favorites.
SEMA 2016 Highlights:
A ’64 Chevrolet Malibu SS with twin turbos and 1000 hp, the Maliboost was modified by Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Designs on Bitchin’ Rides Season 2 Episode 6. It features an imported Scottish leather interior by JS Custom Interior, Forgeline DE3P 3-piece forged alloy wheels, a RoadsterShop FastTrack pro-touring chassis, a LS twin-turbo by Speed Inc, and is tuned by Mark McPhail. The car is truly a “Saturday Night Sleeper”.
RaceDeck will have a booth at the 67th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show. Our booth is located in building 4, in the north half of the building on the west wall. Come see us for exclusive show deals!
This show is the longest running indoor car show in the world, with over 500 cars competing and up to another 800 car participating in the Grand Daddy Drive-In! RaceDeck is happy to be part of this long standing event in car culture. More Show Info »
67th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show
January 29 – 31, 2016
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
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