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Inside the Memory Lane Motors, Classic Cars

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In this episode, I talk to Elan Davis. Elan runs Memory Lane Motors and has been working in the store for the last 23 years. At Memory Lane Motors, he works for Dale Matthews, the owner of the store. Dale has been in business forever,he bought this store in 1992 after moving from 52nd Foster. Working with cars has been fun for Elan all along, and Memory Lanes has been a good gig for him. You can get more car talks from our previous episodes on all of your favorite podcast platforms. Check us out on our website at and follow us on Instagram @gearsintherearshow

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During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:01] Introduction to the show 

[01:36] Memory Lane Motors and what Elan does in the store

[02:20] About Macy's Easter Parade car, 48 Lincoln Continental 105 made

[03:07] Who got Elan in the love for the cars and his first class of motors 

[04:35] Another iconic car, Rolls Royce Motor

[05:44] Chevelles 68, 69, and 70 motors, big block for speed cars

[06:20] What Elan looks for when buying cars

[08:02] Gear in the rear and Elan's experience with cars in his youth

[09:04] Tips and advice from Elan on how to buy a classic car 

[10:42] Why you should Visit Memory Lane Motor store 

[12:12] How to reach out, connect or learn more about Elan  

[13:51] Ending the show and call to action

Notable quotes

  • “Buying cars is the hardest part of the motor gig.” 
  • “It costs so much to buy and restore a car; find the most finished one that you like and take it home.”
  • You can spend doubled and triple getting a car restored and finished than it's worth.”

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