Something From Nothing – TBC Hot Rods and Motorcycles

Depth of Speed takes a look at TBC Hot Rods and Motorcycles of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The owner, Tim Bradham, talks about what it is he loves about building things for his customers. It really demonstrates the pride of a master craftsman turning raw materials into what people dream of. It’s nice to know that there are still people who will do things right no matter how long it takes in this age of mass manufacturing of products that offend the least number of people. I’m also really digging the square tube motorcycle frame they have on the stand in the background.

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Back to Life – Depth of Speed

This is the story of the Zombie Rabbit. It’s what we all envision when we take on project cars: rescue an old clunker from the crusher for $400, take it home and rebuild it with the help of your friends and the community of people who also loves that kind of car. The owner, Joel, cut his teeth working on this car learning how to weld and even upholstering the seats himself with old leather jackets. That’s something we can all appreciate. Long live the Zombie Rabbits of this world.

Depth of Speed: Back To Life
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High Mileage – Depth of Speed

This is the story of John Jackson, a self taught photographer who travels the country in his 1964 Corvair van taking pictures of awesome cars built by little shops that we may have never otherwise heard of. Jackson has put 170,000 miles on the van in the four years since his wife bought it for him for his birthday.

Depth of Speed: High Mileage
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Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing – Poetry in Motion

I really enjoy these Depth of Speed videos. They do a great job capturing the essence of what it means to love a car like the owner of this Mercedes Benz Gullwing 300SL. He’s wanted one since he was 10 years old and now that he’s made it in life, he’s got one. It’s kept mechanically sound and the owner drives it everywhere. No sterile trailer life for this car.

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Depth of Speed: My Church

If you like working on cars at all, you will like this video. It’s the latest installment in a series called Depth of Speed. The videos are mini-documentaries about people who are into cars. I enjoy them because they do a good job articulating what it is we love about wrenching and driving so much. It’s always difficult to justify what we do to people who aren’t into cars and simply don’t understand where we get our passion. This particular story is about a man named Allan who loves Datsuns. He says that going into his workshop to make parts is like his church. It’s his place of zen.

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