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Muscle cars, classic cars, fantastic fins of the 50's. Many of these rolling works of "Art on Four Wheels were inspired by some of the greatest automotive designers of our time, Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Zora Arkus-Duntov. These were true automotive artists and their timeless designs have stood the test of time and their worth has increased dramatically.

 
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At American Dream Machines, we take a lot of pride in what we do. Our companies mission statement is to continue to live up to the the name American Dream Machines, with honesty, integrity and making customers happy with 50, 60, and 70 year old cars. Which is a very difficult goal to achieve. In the last sixteen years, American Dream Machines has delivered over two thousand gorgeous, classic cars to customers all over the world, and have become one of the largest, most respected names in the business. We are a non-consignment, full service classic car dealership, which means we have more accountability to our customers. American Dream Machines is unlike any other classic car shop. We have aligned our companies image with Classic Rock & Roll, muscle cars and classic cars of the iconic 50's, and 60's that live up to the name American Dream Machines.

 
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American Dream Machines recently hosted an American Grafitti charity event during the weekend of the 2015 Des Moines Concours d'Elegance and raised money and awareness for the Children's Cancer Connection. The pretty girls in the picture room are standing in front of the 1000 horsepower Shelby Mustang, (one of four cars in existence). The volunteers carried donation buckets to the thousands of attendees and the hundreds of classic cars that came to the event. Over the Concours weekend over 20,000 classic car enthusiasts enjoyed the amazing classic car event hosted around the John Pappa John Sculpture park in downtown Des Moines. Between the Concours event and American Dream Machines over thirty three thousand dollars was raised for the Children's Cancer Connection. It was a great weekend.

 

 

Car Care Tips

We often get calls from people that are wondering how to wash their car and might be scared that they will scratch the paint. So we wanted to talk about the professional way to wash a car. Start by using two, five gallon buckets along with a microfiber wash mitt or towel, and make sure they are clean. It is suggested to use a wax fortified soap if you are not planning on applying protection afterwards. There are many brands to choose from and each works a little bit differently. Some of the well known brands are Meguiars, Mothers and Turtle Wax. Some of the more popular brands among the professionals include Chemical Guys, Adam's Polishes, Sonax, 3D, Pinnacle, CarPro, AutoFinesse, and Wolfgang. Stay away from using abrasive soaps such as dish soap, as they are too aggressive and will harm your paint or clear coat. Fill one of the buckets with soap and water and one with just water. Dip the microfiber mitt into the soap water and wash the car. After each panel use the water bucket to rinse out the mitt and repeat. Make sure not to let the soap or water dry in the sun, keep the paint wet while you are washing the car to avoid water spots. Paint and clear coat are very delicate and will scratch very easily, so even the smallest amount of dirt could create swirls and scratches in your paint.

     
 
 

If the mitt falls on the ground it is always a good idea to rinse again. Work from top to bottom, ending at the bottom and the back of the car so you don't get concerned with spreading more dirt around. Make sure to use a brush, or a different mitt or towel, and a tire and wheel cleaner to clean the wheels, tires, and the fender wells. Rinse the car off when you are finished washing, and dry. When drying your car do not use a bath towel or terry cloth, they are too abrasive for paint and will swirl or scratch the surface. Use a microfiber towel, there are alot to choose from. This one is a personal favorite. Click Here. We hope this may help you and your car keep the shine that it deserves.
 

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