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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This was the 1st SEMA Show that I didn't see George anywhere. You could always count on finding him flirting with the gals or kabitzing with Linda Vaughn after the show in the bar at the LVH.
This year, there was no trademark gold jacket to be seen anywhere, not even during the show. We got to talk with Gene, Linda, & a host of others, but no George. We were quite confused by his absence, then Thursday morning, we got the bad news about his passing. Damn, it sure took the gloss off this year's event for many of us.
Thanks George Barris, you gave us the Hirohita Merc, Sam's Merc, the Kopper Kart, the Surf Woody, ala Kart, the Batmobile, the Munster's Coach, Dragula, & so much more...
GodSpeed, Sir. The hobby will never be the same without your gift of showmanship & special brand of glamour.
Cool cars, hot rods, heavy trucks, & smokin' hot girls...
What else is there in life?
The future is now. Today, when Marty Mcfly & Doc Brown traveled from their comfortable, California suburban life to meet us in today's world.
I think that we may have disappointed them, though. Those "self-tying" shoes are still a year (or 2) off, the hover-board is in its infancy, Slamball was a big fail, USA Today is still boring, & cars of today look even more pedestrian than the movie predicted. Worst of all, there are no dog walking robots!
Despite all of the movie's hope for 2015, we have only fulfilled a few of the movie's predictions, with the notable exception being fingerprint technology. The fact that we have both 3D movies & video calling, proves that some technology can become annoyingly ubiquitous.
Maybe the Cubs winning the World Series will be the movie's most accurate prediction, of all.
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Willow Run, the girls will attempt to take back their World Record for the Most Rosie the Riveters in one place. (the Rockin Rosies of Richmond beat the Michigan (original) record of 776 Rosies by gathering 1,084 Rosies last August in Cali)
UPDATE: YOU DID IT, ROSIE!
2,096 women and girls dressed as Rosie the Riveter, from 16 states and Canada, including 43 Original Rosies from WWII, came together at the WILLOW RUN BOMBER PLANT to set a NEW WORLD RECORD!!!
Here is the schedule of events for Oct. 24:
The Official World Record photo will be taken at 2:00 pm at the Willow Run Bomber Plant.
Doors open at 10:00 am. Check-in tables close at 1:00pm. Fun activities and entertainment provided from opening time until photo Staging Call at 1:30pm. (Recommended to arrive by Noon or earlier to allow time for check-in procedures.)
The 1st weekend in October promises a really good time racing on the beach in New Jersey! Mel & his guys have put together an action packed weekend, full of pre-53 rods & vintage bikes all revvin' their guts out on the shoreline.
We can't wait!
TV's wholesome, "boy next door", Martin Milner passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 83. On "Route 66", Milner played opposite a Corvette convertible, as he & a buddy traveled across America for 4 seasons. The show documented social issues of the time & rode the popularity wave of America's love affair with cars.
Milner was born in Detroit in 1931 & his family moved to LA when he was a teenager. Milner's career started early when Jack Webb cast him into a Dragnet episode. Webb later cast him as the star of the popular Adam-12 police drama.
Ya did good, Detroiter! RIP
There will be a RIOT at the Gilmore Museum!!!
Stop out & check out the 300-400 traditional rods, kustoms, & Tin Can Tourists. The party starts tonight & goes thru Sat evening with live bands, pinups & lots of cool people to hang out with.
Don't forget to get your 1st ever event shirt (art by Hiser) in the gift shop or our display!
The predecessor to today's traffic lights was a sketchy gas operated unit (invented in the UK) but it was proven to be ineffective & disposed to spontaneously explode at the most inopportune times.
The device that we are familiar with these days, got its start in Cleveland, Ohio, on Aug. 5, 1914, where it was installed @ the corner of 105th and Euclid.
These new fangled lights offered a much needed respite to policemen, who had been forced into the middle of the crowded streets to direct cars and horse-drawn wagons, even in the throes of a lousy midwestern winter.
Happy Birthday to the policeman's best friend.
As luck would have it, the Singlefinger crew has been invited to set our display as a backdrop for some of Bruce Meyer's & Ken Gross' nicest hot rods! Meyer is bringing the Pierson Bro's '33 coupe & their '36 coupe to the show.
THE sexiest car ever on the salt, the Khougaz roadster will be there!
The show's Board of Directors may later regret this association with us, but we intend to have a BLAST!
Seeya there, you're going to want to see what the hell will happen!