FantomWorks Americana Museum – Now Open

After all the work that we have done, all the repairs we had to do, all the trials we had to endure… the FantomWorks Americana Museum is finally open.  With quite a bit of work by our new Sales & Marketing Director, Connor, who took more than a few...

SEMA 2017

Most of the FantomWorks team joined Dan down in Las Vegas for the annual SEMA show.  It was a week of cars, fans, meet and greets and other miscellaneous adventures.  The whole team enjoyed the sights at the Hoover Dam as well as Red Rock Canyon getting to enjoy the...

Flashback – SEMA 2015

All car people have heard of Eleanor and Bullitt, almost all have heard of SEMA, few have gotten to go to SEMA and only one guy has a car that combines all three.  If you have seen the Season 3 episode for this build then you know whom we are referring to.  Join us as...

Back to the Earth

Everyone has seen them, you might even know where to find them or even have some on your property as well.  These are the unwanted carcasses of vehicles that have been abandoned by their owners.  Sometimes it starts as for just a bit until we can afford to work on...

A New Sign

Good news, everyone, we have a finally finished the new sign.  Our wonderful maintenance team here have finally been able to install and completely wire in the new DRS FantomWorks Sign.  It has been a long road to get here from the initial idea of Dan’s, to...

Wounded Wheels Raffle

Hey everyone, if you are a Military Veteran designated disabled and honorably discharged or know somebody that is, then this is for you.  Wounded Wheels is holding a raffle to win a day with Dan Short at the NRA Car Show on September 24, 2017 being held in Fairfax,...

1905 Century Camera

Hey everyone, if you have been on a tour or visited our gift shop then you have probably noticed this lovely wood and iron camera sitting in the corner.  Well today, we are going to delve deeper into this mysterious relic of photography history. This is a Century...

As, Belgium

Hey everyone, Dan really gets a kick out of seeing his FantomWorks T-shirts at locations around the globe, so we thought you guys might like it as well.  For this one we go to As, Belgium which is a little village of 8200 individuals located in the northern portion of...

Summer BBQ 2017

Hey everyone, in case you didn’t know FantomWorks closed early last Friday, August 18, for a team event.  Well, we figured that we would share a small inside view into this event, our annual End of Summer BBQ.  This year our good friend Dave let us have this...

1920 Improved Universal Reboring Tool

Hey everyone, this week we would like to give a big thank you to Armand for donating this weeks Antique Showcase item and the newest addition to the future FantomWorks Museum.  Armand was gracious enough to donate his antique reboring tool from the 1920’s and...

A Hidden Remodel

Good news, everyone, we have a remodeled and much improved bathroom now.  For those that had taken the tour in the past will know that the visitor bathroom here at FantomWorks looked bad.  It was small, dark and cramped with a feeling reminiscent of the gas station...

Featured Showcase: Judge Tribute

Hey everyone, this week for our feature showcase a really gorgeous 1969 Pontiac GTO from Mark located on the East Coast of the United States.  Mark has owned this GTO for about 15 years now, but has had a long history with the GTO, which began his senior year of high...

A Mechanics Library

Hey everyone, this week we take a look at a couple of really cool donations from Doug and their new found home, our Mechanics Library.  Doug was great enough to donate his copies of a Winton Six Model 24 Care and Operations manual and White Model 45 Five-Ton Truck...

A Look Back at a Long Road

Hey everyone, this week we look back at the long road the shop has traveled to get a “Museum” in place.  Started not too long after the shop was ready, the space that is currently referred to as the Museum, began as a large brick warehouse located behind...

1905 Barrel Scale from Computing Scale Co.

Hey everyone, this week we showcase something that anyone who have been inside the Malt Shop at FantomWorks has seen.  This is one of the pieces from our “museum” that has not quite made it upstairs to the “museum”.  As the “museum”...

A Day in the Life: Heidi – Shop Dog

Hey everyone, this week we feature a day in the life of Heidi, the FantomWorks shop dog.  Anyone that has stopped by unexpectedly or come for one of our tours have probably been greeted by Heidi.  This 6 1/2 year old German Shepard has found her niche and performs her...