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Singlefinger Speed Shop is a diverse group of Engineers, hot rodders, & gearheads, deeply passionate about all things mechanical. We have brought together a wealth of experience that can ONLY come from decades of wrenchin', cussin', bustin' knuckles, and storied careers inside of Detroit's OEMs.

We are rabid, single-minded car junkies & we support our habit(s) the old fashioned way, by buying, selling, & swapping junk. We rarely make a profit, but we have accumulated impressive part inventories at our home-base in Detroit, MI & at our satellite operation, near Denver, CO.

As a special service to our valued customers, we will gladly help you find the "car of your dreams", for a modest fee.

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Save the Net Today

Wednesday 10 September 2014 at 1:08 pm



Today's the day to let the FCC know that their plan to let the bastards at Comcast & Verizon carve up the internet that WE PAID FOR, is pure bullshit.

Sign up to protest, contact the FCC by the 15th, & help us make the Government understand that the internet is for everybody.

https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/

Martha, Gone But Not Forgotten

Monday 01 September 2014 at 11:43 am


Species: Ectopistes migratorius

100 years ago today, Martha, the last US passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo at approx 29 years old. She was affectionately named after First Lady Martha Washington.

Despite repeated warnings from conservationists, the birds were hunted relentlessly by the tens of millions annually. Hunters of the day killed them mostly for sport with some percentage going to market. The population went from billions to millions, then to zero in just a handful of decades. Martha's death marked the 1st time the general public was made aware of a specie's extinction at the hands of mankind.

Martha now resides in a little metal cabinet in the Smithsonian.

This is why we support the activities of our local & national sportsman clubs, like Ducks Unlimited. Their annual conservation of wetlands accrues thousands of acres each year to retain habitat for ducks & other migratory species.



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Hot Rod Hill Climb 2014

Sunday 31 August 2014 at 3:01 pm



Holy crap, IT'S ALMOST HERE!!!

We're already signed up for this year's event & we're really excited to run amok with our CO pals again.

The Singlefinger gang decided to drop a new 3/4 race flathead into the roadster, mostly because we just want to show off with a few more ponies & just to say we did it. This mill was built @ Chuck's Engine Exchange & has been on the shelf for quite a while, so it will be interesting to see how it'll run at 8750 ft above sea level.

Follow our progress in our FORUM .

Visit the HRCC website for event details & highlights.

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Friday 29 August 2014 at 12:34 pm


"This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions!"

Hard to believe that the Ghostbusters franchise started 30 years ago, when the 1st film was released in '84.


They came. They saw. They still Kickass!

Original Movie Trailer

US Gov't Buys Korean Crap

Sunday 17 August 2014 at 1:40 pm


I spotted this Hyundai on the E-way sporting US Goverment licence plates. WTF???

Attention. All of you pencil-necked, bureaucratic f*ckwits in Washington DC:
Hyundai is NOT an AMERICAN Car Company! So why the hell are you buying their sh*tty cars instead of those of the Big-3?

This Elantra hardly has has any US content, is assembled in a plant in AL teeming with $10.00 per hour contract workers, & the company profits go back to Korea.

Buy AMERICAN Dammit!!!!
You guys are brilliant.

2014 Speed Week Cancelled

Tuesday 12 August 2014 at 11:24 am



Sadly. these photos tell the story of a freak rain storm that hit Utah the other day.



We'll try again next year.

The Cadillac Man Leaves Us Behind

Monday 11 August 2014 at 1:24 pm



We all grew up with Robin Williams in our lives. He was a home town boy from Birmingham, MI. We all laughed with him. We marveled at his zany antics. We loved his electric humor.

We tried to mimic him, but none of us could ever keep up with the non-stop pace of his life & comedy for long. Apparently, neither could he. Williams was found unconscious & unresponsive today at his home in Cali. It is suspected that he committed suicide, as he had fought the demons of depression of late. He was only 63 years old.

We hope that Robin can finally R.I.P.

Gilmore Museum Has a (Relix) Riot

Sunday 10 August 2014 at 10:44 pm



The Relix Riot is simply the BEST Michigan hot rod & custom show of the summer! Who the hell needs the chaos on Woodward, when we have 400 pastoral acres at our disposal?

Visitors will get to see about 400 period correct rods & customs. You won't be able to stop oogling the ladies of the pinup Girl contest. There's a swap meet that will guarantee you bringing home parts for your next project.

We also get unfettered access to the entire Gilmore Museum's facilities:
* All 7 barns full of vintage & antique cars/trucks, including Preston Tucker's office.
* Their working Diner Car is serving the BEST show cuisine you'll ever get.
* The 1920s Shell Service Station is a great background for photos.
* The Main Museum Building has an impressive hot rod display.
* The Model A Museum is open to us.
* The Lincoln Museum just opened today.
* The Cadillac Museum is still under construction, but look for it soon.

Schedule of events:
Friday August 15,2014
- 6:00 pm show grounds open for camping.
- 8:00 pm Live entertainment starts.

Saturday August 16,2014
- Gates open at 7:00 am for swap meet vendors and commercial vendors.
- Gates open at 9:00 am for show cars.
- Awards ceremony at 3:00 pm
- Show ends at 6:00 pm.

Seeya there!!!

http://www.relixriot.com/

Jim Garner Takes His Final Checkered Flag

Sunday 20 July 2014 at 5:35 pm



Jim Garner passed away yesterday @ 86 years of age. He spent the last 40 years of his life as an avid motorsports fan & tough participant at many events. After he made the movie Grand Prix in the mid-60's, he found that the racing bug was firmly entrenched in his psyche. His friends & family knew that Jim would often be found at various race events, hanging out with his pal Paul Newman & other like minded guys.

In the late 60's Garner started his own race team, "American International Racers". AIR fielded cars at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring, & competed in the 1969 Baja 500 flying the AMC colors. His team built ten 1969 SC/Ramblers for the Baja 500 race, finishing with 3 cars in the top 5 spots for the Sedan Class!

Garner proudly paced the Indy 500 multiple times. He drove a Buick in 1975, an Olds in '77, & again in '85.



GodSpeed Jim, we loved your passion for life, all types of racing, & we dug you movies too.

Alexander Bros. Closes Its Doors

Sunday 20 July 2014 at 12:14 pm



One of the GREATEST custom shops of the 50's & 60's, was located right here in the metro Detroit area. The talented hands & fertile imaginations of Mike & Larry Alexander produced a legion of the coolest custom rides in the country. All of their cars had the flavor & attention to detail that one would expect to come from the Studios of the "Big 3". Their Deora custom was one of the 1st models that I ever built as a kid & it's always spoken to me thru its grace & elegance.

Sadly, Mike Alexander passed away around 10am Friday morning. I quickly got the bad news from Hiser, who was tight with Larry, who passed away a few years ago. Mike was always present at the Detroit Autorama & reveled in being with the local gearheads all weekend long . The Autorama tribute that was held for the A-Bros customs seemed to be so much better than the others that have come after it. Much like the cars & truck they created.

Mike & Larry have joined the ever-growing ranks of heavenly hot rodders & we will miss them a lot.

GodSpeed Mike.