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Highlight Reel: Sundays on Solano Ave April 25

This is a quick one! We had a blast featuring our Bavarian friends last weekend, and were pleased to see so many of you show up despite the rain. Everyone get some rest and prepare for a very busy May and June over here at VALT. It’ll be a load of fun. – The VALT…

Why We Sometimes Post about Watches

For some of you the answer may seem obvious. For many, this may seem odd or out of place. For us at VALT, it’s just another facet of automotive passion. Here’s a short answers why: Let’s consider some examples for a moment. The reason why many of us are amazed by cars might be any…

Highlight Reel: Underground Rally #002

Our second Underground Rally is a wrap, and we’ve got some of the coverage for you. Thanks to everyone that managed to make it out at the break of dawn to enjoy some of Norcal’s finest roads. We had a blast. Roller Time We managed to pull some rollers of you all flying through the…

What’s For Sale?

1968 Jeep CJ5 This 1968 Jeep is simply cool. That’s why we’re featuring it. Fitted with an “oddfire” v6, this Jeep propels itself forward with 140 hp. Given the size of this Jeep, we expect it to be quite peppy.  A little rust here and there, but nothing that isn’t manageable. This Jeep was used…

Highlight Reel: Cars & Crafts #001

Here’s our regular recap, this time for our very first Cars and Crafts last Sunday at Canyon Club Brewery. If you didn’t make it, be sure to monitor those emails closely for the next number restricted event. We’ll be doing a minimum of one a month, with typically between 20-50 attendants. Enjoy the photos. If…

Talking Cars #003: Super Saloons with Soul

For our third installment of Talking Cars, we met up with Mike Ottati to chat about his adoration for Super Saloons. We shot some video (which will come to you later this week) and chatted about two iconic Sports Saloons: The BMW E35 M5 and the Mercedes-Benz 500E. Below you’ll find Mike’s history lesson and…

Talking Cars #002: The 90’s Super Wagon that Never Was

Wagons are a dying car breed in today’s CUV-dominated world. Recently, older wagons have gained somewhat of a cult following. Some of these wagon icons include the Mercedes “S123” chassis turbo diesel wagons, the Volvo 240 wagons, and many BMW and Audi wagons ranging from never imported e30 wagons all the way to traditional A6…

Talking Cars #001: Don’t Underestimate the CTR.

It’s a Monday afternoon. The air is crisp. My windows are down. And my girlfriend is yelling at me for doing too many car things. She’s confused because I told her I was reviewing a Honda Civic today. She just didn’t get it. Neither did I. But now I do. I showed up to The…

Highlight Reel: Underground Rally #001

On February 28, we decided to host our first organized drive. We blasted a message out to our email list 24 hours before to see who was interested in waking up early on a Sunday morning to do a quick drive. The sign ups were capped at 20 to keep the experience intimate and to…

Highlight Reel: Feb 21 Car Season Kickoff

In case you somehow missed it, we hosted a massive car season kickoff on February 21. First of all, thank you to everyone who showed up for helping the event go off without a hitch. Here’s what went down, plus a whole lot of media coverage from our friends at Fuel Supply Co.  We were…

What’s for Sale?

1980 Ferrari 512 BBI Berlinetta Barn Find The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer was created during a time when Ferrari was redesigning their consumer and race fleet. As early as the late 50s, they began to lose racing dominance to mid-engined cars. Since then, Ferrari’s race and consumer grade vehicles were all front engined. This changed in…

Welcome to VALT Stories

Until now, many of you have known us for our two monthly shows in the East Bay – Second Sundays at the Shipyard and Fourth Sundays on Solano. If you’re a regular, you’ve probably become accustomed to our custom show posters (designed by our resident lunatic Eric Rothenhaus), our love of Peet’s Coffee (the Bay’s…

2021 CAR SEASON KICKOFF AT THE SHIPYARD

February 21, 2021 WE’RE BACK PEOPLE! And it feels so good… To kick off 2021, we’ll be back at the USS Hornet. This time, find us there on the Third Sunday of February (21st) from 9-11am. Though it may be the new year, we still aren’t in the clear. Wear a mask, and give people…

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