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Hurricane Florence Prep

As many of you might know there was a Category 4 hurricane that appeared to be heading in our direction. So we spent the majority of this week prepping for it's arrival.  The shop will be closed most of this week and with no tours to see it in storm prep mode, I...

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Vintage Pedal Airplane

Dan was recently up at the Corvettes at Carlisle show up in Pennsylvania and happened upon this really cool vintage pedal car airplane.  Not sure when this one is from, but originally these were sold as kits that you assembled yourself.  This one is an Oshkosh 88...

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New Shop Project

Dan received a couple of license plates from a few separate fans, which got him thinking of how to display them.  Having some vintage license plates on a hanger in the museum, gave us the inspiration to create license plate wall.  Having a good blank wall in the...

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What is this???

This was in with the newly acquired collection of model cars and we have not been able to find out what exactly it is.  So we figured we would turn to the world wide web and see if you guys could help. This is...

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FYI: Old Gas

Did you know that gas actually goes bad?  We do and thought that more people did but come to find out that many people do not realize how much damage old gas can do.  Just recently we had a vehicle come into the shop that the owner purchased at an auction, as a...

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More Cars…

Came in on a Monday morning to this.... Well evidently Dan has acquired some more model cars to add to his collection over the weekend and they have now taken over the malt shop.  We now feature a pool table that is...

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Really Great Donation, Really Great People

Dan received a really great donation from a couple of really great people out in Illinois and we figured we would share it with all of ya'll and say a big thank you to them at the same time.  So this item is from the great people of Lehr's Meat Market in New Athens,...

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A look Back: Owners and their cars

When the warm weather is here to stay, you often start to see more and more classic cars on the road. After being forced to stay dormant all winter both the owners and cars are ready to see the light of day again. Recently, FantomWorks was fortunate enough to come...

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Lighting Up some Vintage Signs

Our fantastic maintenance crew here at FantomWorks have finally been able to wire up and complete our new sign.  In honor of that fact we decided to highlight some of their other completed projects around the shop.  Arnold and Kyle have been either restoring the paint...

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A Day in the Life: Sadie – Shop Mouser

Hey everyone, this week we feature a day in the life of Sadie, the FantomWorks shop cat.  Anyone that has stopped by unexpectedly or come for one of our tours have probably seen this little one or even been lucky enough to have her come up for affection.  This 1 year...

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