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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Protecting your cars and garage is always worth your time and resources. As a true car enthusiast, you know the value of every single car you own and the cost of every item in your garage. The best way to protect your cars and garage from vandalism, theft, and natural causes is by investing in your garage. Here are three easy ways to protect your cars and garage:
1. Install a security system
A security system is a worthwhile investment when you consider the value of your cars and everything you have in your garage. Today’s security systems can do everything from alerting you in the event of a break-in to notifying you if there’s a fire in your garage. It’s important to add motion detectors near your windows and doors since they are access points to your garage. The use of outdoor cameras and motion-activated lighting is another way to increase security. You’ll be able to track unwanted movement outside of your garage and anything happening at night.
You can either pay to have your security system installed or go the DIY route. Opting for the professional install route may cost more but whatever you decide to do comes down to your budget and what you’re most comfortable with.
2. Frost your windows
To reduce the chances of people peeking through your garage windows, you can frost them with spray paint. Doing so prevents anyone from the outside a clear look at your cars and other valuables. If you don’t want to frost your windows but still want more privacy, consider installing curtains. Curtains can be easily removed should you decide to move. Either way, you can reduce the chance of burglaries by blocking people from looking into your garage.
3. Use self-draining RaceDeck garage flooring
Unfortunately, criminals aren’t the only threat to your cars and garage. Mold and mildew can grow which will damage your garage and the interior of your cars. Not only are mold and mildew bad for your lungs and your expertly detailed cars, but they also lead to bad odors.
A simple way to reduce mold and mildew in your garage is by using the patented self-draining RaceDeck Free-Flow garage flooring system. Every RaceDeck flooring tile is fully channeled to allow air and moisture to escape. This unique design helps eliminates odor-causing mold and mildew. With RaceDeck flooring, you also benefit from the odorless installation which means there are no toxic epoxy fumes when you lay each RaceDeck garage tile exactly how you want to.
Safety and security are important when it comes to your garage and the cars inside. With these tips, you can start to get the most out of your garage and enjoy it for years to come.
Do you have any questions about how you can get the most out of your garage with RaceDeck flooring? Are you in need of help when it comes to showing off your cars? Give us a call at
Designing and creating the coolest garage is a must. Your prized ride deserves the perfect garage. These factors include everything from making sure your garage has the space for your cars to picking the perfect RaceDeck flooring color. There are several questions you need to ask yourself when choosing your RaceDeck flooring layout and this blog post will help you do just that.
Q: Do I want to increase the brightness of my garage?
If your answer to this question is yes, it’s a good idea to choose RaceDeck tile combinations of alloy and graphite. You could also install all alloy tiles for a clean, fresh look if that’s the vibe you’re going for. Lighter colors of garage tiles also help reflect natural light well–this is great if your garage has a lot of windows. Installing light-colored garage flooring will make your garage feel spacious and open, which can feel very inviting.
Q: Do I want alternating colors that complement the colors of my cars I have in my garage?
Complementary colors are two different colors that can cancel each other out when mixed together and when placed next to each other, they create good contrast. Here are a few examples of complementary colors:
- Blue and yellow
- Green and red
- Orange and blue
- Green and purple
- Purple and yellow
The color combinations are simple, yet help create a fun atmosphere in your garage. Color combos like blue and yellow add a bit of a pop and liven up where you show off your cars. Adding a fun bright color can also be a great way to tie in any custom paint jobs done on your vehicles.
Alternatively, you can match pieces or the whole floor to your cars, like these garages have below.
Q: What are the colors of my favorite sports team?
Going with the colors of your favorite sports team is always a great choice. It doesn’t matter if your number one team is professional or amateur. You’ll always be able to customize your RaceDeck flooring so everyone knows what color you bleed on game day!
Many RaceDeck customers create their garage around a theme, be it sports, cars, bikes, or anything they choose. See some examples of themed garages below.
Q: How can I create more contrast in my garage when all of my cars are the same color?
To show more of the color of your cars, one thing you can do is install RaceDeck flooring of contrasting colors to your cars. This works particularly well when your vehicles all have the same color. To create more contrast, here are three color combination ideas you can use in your garage:
- Blue cars with all orange garage tiles
- Yellow cars with all black garage tiles
- Red cars with all alloy garage tiles
You could even have separate color tiles for each spot your park your cars depending on the colors of the car. This works well if not all of your cars have the same paint color, i.e. placing orange tiles only where you park your blue car.
Now that you’ve given your RaceDeck flooring color choices some thought, give us a call:
We’ll help you pick the perfect flooring for your garage and bring your dream garage to life!
Upgrading your garage with our patented RaceDeck garage flooring is a no-brainer. If you’re a car guy, you definitely want to display your rides by turning your garage into your own home showroom. You’ve worked hard to acquire your dream rides. Only you know that truly showing them off will do them justice.
Here are a handful of reasons why true car guys choose RaceDeck flooring:
Easy To Install
Whether you’ve restored your classic cars or detail your muscle cars better than anyone else, you need to be in control of your garage. It’s important that you know every little detail about your garage since it’s how you protect and show your cars. True car enthusiasts choose RaceDeck flooring because of how easy it is to install and how durable it is. To install your RaceDeck flooring of choice takes just hours. After all, it’s engineered to be a true DIY garage flooring system for the tough garage environment!
Check out how simple it is to put in RaceDeck flooring in your dream garage:
Made In The USA
There’s nothing like supporting the American economy by purchasing products made in the USA. All RaceDeck products are 100% made in the USA which you can be proud of. Every single RaceDeck garage tile is engineered, manufactured, and shipped from our headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. RaceDeck’s parent company, SnapLock Industries, stands out from the rest due to its history and dedication to excellence. The high standards of SnapLock Industries have resulted an award of ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management System. This proves its steadfast commitment to manufacturing and providing the highest quality products and services to its customers.
Increased Garage Safety
Another reason why car enthusiasts choose RaceDeck flooring is because of the increased safety and durability that comes with RaceDeck tiles. It’s slip-resistant when wet. This means that you reduce the chances of a slip-and-fall in the event of liquid spilling on your garage floor or when snow melts off tires after a big storm. RaceDeck flooring is not affected by moisture so you don’t have to worry about it warping when there’s an increase in humidity. There are also no toxic fumes involved in the installation of RaceDeck flooring, compared to other types of flooring which may lead to harmful odors when installed.
20-Year Limited Warranty
Just as you only do your best work when maintaining and upgrading your cars, so do we with our flooring. We offer a 20-year limited warranty to everyone who chooses RaceDeck flooring to take their garage to the next level. Should any RaceDeck floor tiles break, you can easily replace broken tiles with new tiles within 20 years of purchasing.
RaceDeck flooring is a result of close to 40 years of engineering innovation in premium modular flooring. This cutting edge technology will help you showcase and protect your cars for years to come.