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Season 4 Episode 6: Cary Hubbard on Cary’s Garage and the Project Z Car Revival

This channel is dedicated to my love of Vehicles. Cars, Truck, and Motorcycles. I love cars from all corners of the globe! I will review cars in my current collection and take you along as I work on them and get them fixed up.”

Cary Hubbard, Cary’s Garage

Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.

Thank you for listening in!

I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Cary’s Garage – Screen Shot from Cary Hubbard’s YouTube Channel

My father loved cars!  When I was a child, our family outings were to car dealerships and car expositions. With that in mind, you can imagine my excitement when Tim Price from Off Center & Not Even  introduced me to Cary Hubbard from Cary’s Garage.  Cary joined me for a discussion about cars, trucks, cars, and more cars.

On January 2nd I tuned into Cary’s Garage YouTube channel for the first episode of Project Z Car Revival.  Cary picked up a 1980 Datsun 280ZX that he is going to get back on the road. This is going to be a great discussion so put the kettle on and stop by and add to the conversation

Cary’s Garage – Screen Shot from Cary Hubbard’s YouTube Channel

Thank you for joining Cary and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.

And a special thank you, Cary, for sharing how you became involved with cars and the stories that are attached to each car that came into your life.

I invite you to meet up with Cary on his YouTube Channel, Cary’s Garage. This channel is dedicated to Cary’s love of Vehicles. Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles. His cars come from all corners of the globe!  You are only an internet click away from being on an extraordinary road adventure with the Project Z Car Revival.

Until next time we meet, keep safe and be well.

Cary Hubbard on Cary’s Garage and the Project Z Car Revival Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

By Rebecca Budd

Lifestyle Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

24 replies on “Season 4 Episode 6: Cary Hubbard on Cary’s Garage and the Project Z Car Revival”

That was a really great episode. I’m so happy you got connected with Cary and got to discuss old cars. Tristan paid $100 for the Z in 2004. It’s been through a lot and now Cary is bringing it back to life again.

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A HUGE thank you for introducing me to Cary, Tim!!! Don and I had so much fun meeting up with him to discuss his love of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Did you see his latest video on Car startup and walk around of collection. So much fun. Cary is a brilliant storyteller and I am delighted that he said that he would return for another great conversation.

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I’m happy you all got together. I did see his great start-up. I’m amazed they all started. Made me think I should do a round of tunning up guitars and taking them for a strum. I think I have the same number of guitars that Cary has cars. I might need to write that into a song.

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A very interesting change-of-pace for your podcast, Rebecca! Cary’s love of cars is infectious, and he has a fascinating history collecting them and fixing them.

I had almost forgotten Nissan cars were once Datsun cars! (My girlfriend when I was in my early 20s owned a Datsun, while I drove a VW Beetle I bought used for $150. 🙂 )

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I am so sorry for my late response, Dave. It seems that comments are not appearing and then appear a couple of days later. Or maybe I am just missing something. Anyway – I continue to learn about the mysteries of WordPress (it almost sounds like a book title.)

I always wanted a VW Beetle. It was in the days of the late 60’s early 70’s. I thought that was the car that would take me on adventures. $150!!! WOW!

With the emergence of electric cars, I have been wondering about how classic cars will fare. They are diminishing in numbers. I think that there are ways to preserve them. They are archival in many respects. I just read an article that Prince Charles runs his Aston Martin using a high blend of bio ethanol (wine and cheese by-products) – it is not scalable of course, and we need to move on to electric cars. https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/11/prince-charles-car-runs-on-cheese-wine-byproducts

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Not a problem, Rebecca! Blog platforms do work in strange ways sometimes, and I love your suggested title “The Mysteries of WordPress”! By Dorothy L. Sayers protege Dorothy L. Bloggers?

VW Beetles were indeed fun, and $150 was indeed a bargain — even with the car being seven years old and rather beat up when I bought it. (Had to learn how to use a manual transmission during the test drive with the seller. 😲 )

Speaking of electric cars, my town is absolutely crawling with Teslas!

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Thank you, Rebecca and Cary for this really delightful conversation about cars. I would really like to be able to go to Cary’s backyard to see his fantastic collection, that I believe to be especially rare and educational. His experience began when he was very young. Can you believe buying a car for one hundred dollars? I am interested in his hunt for parts for cars that are many years old, this must take patience and persistence. My first experience in a car was when I sat on my Uncle’s lap and steered his little Ford coup down the dirt road when I was four years old. My next memory was my parent’s 1936 Chevrolet. It came with a starter that was supposed to start the car, by turning the key. If it didn’t, the car came with a “starter” that my father used to insert in the front to turn the engine. Cars have come a long way! ! Thank you for this amazing discussion and I will be looking forward to the next podcast! ! This enjoyable podcast is only the beginning! !

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I am delighted that you enjoyed this conversation, Frances! I remember Dad buying a car for $600, which lasted us for several years. Remember when your father and my grandfather said, when we watched the moon landing in 1969: “I was born in a sod house, my family traveled with a horse and cart – I saw the coming of the car and now I have seen a man land on the moon.”

We have come a very long way, and we still have many lessons to learn as move along.

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Hi Rebecca, I listed to this podcast while waiting for Gregory yesterday. He had to collect his student card from the University. I enjoyed this conversation very much. I am not interested in the mechanics of cars but I can appreciate what Cary said about it giving people freedom. I also like old cars very much, not to fix but to look at and admire. We saw an excellent collection at the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George which I will write a post about at some point.

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I am delighted that you listened in, Robbie. The evolution of cars is very interesting and it is still in transition given the GHG emissions.

In Canada, our Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the goal to ban sales of gas-powered new cars and light-duty trucks in favor of electric vehicles is now 2035, which is 5 years earlier than previous planned. Other countries have targets to stop the sale of gas-powered vehicles as well. I understand that Norway’s target – 2025 is the most ambitious.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/canada-hits-gas-pedal-on-electric-car-deadline/2289319#

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Thank you for this fun conversation, Rebecca! I remember when the Datsun 280Z was the height of coolness. I take it Cary wouldn’t be interested in hunting down one of my dad’s old Ford Pinto station wagons or the turquoise Falcon sedan?

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I will pass that information on to Cary, Liz. I remember those Falcon sedans. Didn’t they have push buttons for automatics. But maybe I am thinking about Ramblers in the late 50’s and 60’s. So glad that you enjoyed this podcast. A special thank you to Tim Price for the introduction to Cary.

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Those old Pintos went to the junkyard years ago! Our Falcon was a standard (three-speed on the column). A high school classmate had a Plymouth Valiant with a push-button automatic transmission. The car appears in one of my short stories, rust, Bondo, and all.

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I really enjoyed this, Cary and Rebbeca.
Cary, you must be amazing to be on this podcast! I saw Tim’s post about the car. How exciting that it will be refurbished.
You are to cars, what I am to fabrics.
I make Art Gowns out of old fabrics & anything that works. You make Art Cars out of old cars.
Thank you to both of you!!!!!!

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I am thrilled that Tim introduced me to Cary. I am subscribed to both Tim and Cary’s YouTube Channels and never miss an update. I am looking forward to have Cary and Tristan join me for a follow-up on the Project Z Car Revival! Many thanks, Resa, for listening in!! Hugs and more hugs!

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What a brilliant interview, Rebecca! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate people who bring back to life old cars [and old machinery in general!]. Takes a special kind of person and I’m sure that his …respect expands to many things and aspects. I may be late here, but I really enjoyed it. Thank you both… and Tim for the introduction.

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