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Season 4 Episode 40: Tristan Price and Cary Hubbard on the Project Z Car Revival

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

A few weeks ago, I attended a family wedding in Squamish, British Columbia, the town famous for mountain biking and hiking in summer and snowmobiling and back-country skiing in winter. When we arrived in the parking area of our hotel, we were surprised to find a Red 1993 Suzuki Sidekick JL parked in a nearby parking space.   Even more amazing, when we looked closer, we realized that this was the car that we purchased in 1993.  When we met up with the current owner, we were told that she was the fourth owner of our car.

Cars have personal histories, too!

Project Z Car Revival Episode 1 (Photo credit: Cary Hubbard YouTube Video)

Today I am excited that I will be heading back Cary’s Garage for an update on the Project Z Car Revival project.   You will recall that Tim Price from Off Center & Not Even  introduced me to Cary Hubbard from Cary’s Garage a few months ago. Cary picked up a 1980 Datsun 280ZX that he was going to get back on the road.   

Today, a special guest is joining Cary and me on TTT. 

Tristan Price, the owner of the 1980 Datsun 280ZX, has come to tell the history behind this special car.

This is going to be a great discussion so put the kettle on, stop by and add to the conversation.

Meet up with Tristan and Cary on the Project Z Car Revival!

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

And a special thank you, Tristan and Cary for the history and update on the legendary 1980 Datsun 280ZX. I have enjoyed this conversation.

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, safe travel wherever your adventures lead you.

Tristan Price and Cary Hubbard on the Project Z Car Revival Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

By Rebecca Budd

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

23 replies on “Season 4 Episode 40: Tristan Price and Cary Hubbard on the Project Z Car Revival”

Tristan and Cary are amazing, Tim. I’m looking forward to meeting up with them again for an update on the Project Z Car Revival. Tristan mentioned that she will be sewing some interior upgrades!!! Thank you for introducing to Tristan and Cary – Don and I had a lot of fun connecting. I have been following your posts on the balloon extravaganza that happened this past week at your location. Fabulous photos!

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That was a lot of fun. Tristan and Cary have some great stories and memories. It must have been a shock for you to come across your old car, Rebecca. I haven’t owned that many vehicles over the years as I tend to hang onto them for a long time, but I have seen a couple of my old rigs tooling around. It is a kick to think about the history of a vehicle.

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Many thanks for listening in and for your comment, Pete. Tristan and Cary are awesome together! Project Z Revival is an extraordinary initiative that spans over 18 years. Tristan and Cary reminded me that we link to the past when we see a rejuvenated automobile that comes from a few decades back. Remember the Ford Thunderbird, the Chevy Camaro, and the Plymouth Barracuda? Like you, Don and I hang on to our cars for a long time. Our last purchase was 2009 and it is still going strong. Living in a city makes it easy to use public transit. Parking, once you find a place, in Vancouver Centre area is very expensive. When we lived in Alberta, a car was essential, especially in the wintertime. It was fun meeting up with our 1993 car!

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I was thinking of you in France, Jean-Jacques. Will you be travelling to Italy as well? Wherever your adventures take you, safe travels!! I understand that Cary will be heading to Italy in the next few weeks. Many thanks for listening in and for your comments. Take care!

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Rebecca, this was such a fun post. Tristan and Cary have a great story. I love car stories. I love the “Bigger hammer” approach.

I spent years maintaining a 1979 Triumph Spitfire, so I understand the “nuances” of finding parts and doing the work on a 30-40 year old car.

I love the idea of converting a ’66 VW to an electric car. I hope you will bring them back to share that story.

Good luck with the supply chain and getting that car back on the road.

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I am delighted that you listened in, Dan! Tristan and Cary are a dynamic duo that bring the story of the Project Z Car Revival to life. As we transition to electric vehicles, the question becomes how do we preserve and remember the cars that gave us iconic road trips. The history of cars, is the history of our society. I can only imagine how much fun you had with that 1979 Triumph Spitfire!!!

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I bought it in Seattle, and I drove it east through Canada. It was a fun car to have, but it was demanding too much time. Preserving the memories of cars is going to be hard. They are associated with so many defining moments in life.

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Great discussion by Tristan and Cary about that beloved Datsun and more! So much effort and frustration go into restoring old cars, but I can see there’s enjoyment, too. 🙂

Many years ago, I drove a 1977 Datsun to work a couple times when my then-girlfriend lent it to me while my 1969 Volkswagen was in the shop.

And, Rebecca, amazing that you encountered your 1993 Suzuki long after you no longer owned it!

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Thank you for listening in, Dave! As Cary said – the easiest thing is to buy a new car, but there is something about bringing life to a car that has been a part of our memories. I was searching the phrase “Why do we get so attached to our cars” and was astonished by how many articles came up. It seems that cars have been involved in our milestone decisions: leaving home, holidays, weddings, births, and funerals. When I saw our 1993 Suzuki, it was seeing an old friend who has continued to add unforgettable memories to those that came after our tenure. I was looking at photos of the 1977 Datsun. Very cool…..

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That was a fun conversation! I remember when the 280Z was a very big deal in the cool car department. My first car was a ’66 Volkswagon bug that died an ignominious death. I had to pay a guy to tow it away for salvage.

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My brother had a 280Z that he traded in for a “family car” when he first born arrived. He would have liked to have the wherewithal to keep the 280Z, but he said it was great just to have had it for a few years. And the family car gave him many new memories. Those Volkswagen bugs are iconic. So sorry to hear of your bug’s passing…..

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Hi Rebecca, I must admit that cars are not my thing at all. I think I’m the only person in the world who makes her husband not only chose her car, but test drive it too. It was good fun to learn a little more about cars and to listen to people who are so interested in them.

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My father loved cars, Robbie. I recall fond memories when he would take me to view all the new cars of the season. It was the idea of freedom on the road – to explore and experience a new place. One memorable trip was moving from Manitoba to Alberta. Dad drove the moving truck and I followed in a car. We crossed Saskatchewan during harvest time. I still envision those golden fields in the autumn sunshine. The grain elevators were a buzz of activity. (Saskatchewan still has the most grain elevators in Canada.) It was a exciting road trip. Since that move a few decades ago, the grain elevators have been in decline as farming practices change and many small farms are replaced by a few large ones.

Cars and transportation, in general, are in transition. It will be interesting to see what will come in the next few years.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments. Very, very much appreciated.

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This is a very interesting conversation. I remember the first car I rode in as a child. My Uncle ha a little 1935″côup”, I think it was called, he let me sit on his lap so I could reach the steering wheel and turn it. I never forgot that or his kindness to me. My parents’ first car was a 1936 Chevrolet, my sister and I loved it and would go out just to sit in the back seat just to enjoy the softness of it’. Cars have changed a lot since then, but to me, that 1935 car was very, very special, and as I remember it, the memories are still special. And, as you mentioned, you father really liked cars. He bought several, including a station wagon that we had in Brazil. I think you will remember it. Yes, I remember the trip through beautiful Canada from Wadena to Vancouver, and the happy moment we arrived at the West Coast!

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Thank you for sharing your memories of cars. I remember watching the moon landing with my grandfather. He turned to me and said, “I lived when the first car was produced and now I have seen a man walk on the moon.” So much has happened over the years in transportation – from cars, to trains, to airplanes, jets and spaceships. I am delighted that you enjoyed this conversation. Hugs!!!

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