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1966 Nova SS



It’s been a busy summer at Desert Gem and we noticed a change in tow cars or trailered cars. This summer we have seen a few rods used as daily transport. Garry and Lorna brought a 1966 Nova SS what and awesome car it was pristine.  Garry was nice enough to give his own show and shine show to people in the park everyone enjoyed the one on one with Garry and the Nova. We hear that Lorna also has a rod I believe it‘s a  1972 GTO maybe she will come out next summer and let us see it. Thanks for sharing your Nova with us at the Desert Gem Garry and Lorna.

Here are a few photos and specks for all the gear heads.

IMG_6087 S

IMG_6092Here is the information about the Nova:

Owned for over 19 years

3.5 year frame off restoration

462 cui motor

Holley 750 CFM- HP Carb.

501 horse power, 529 lb torque

Turbo 350 transmission with 2000 stall

Rims, Boyd Coddington, “ Junk Yard Dogs”, Rear, 18×16, Front, 18×7

Tires, Rear, Micky Thompson, 29x18x18

Convan Classic dash insert  with Auto Meter gauges

Original 1966 style interior with 1967 door panels

Top Color, “ Storm Gray Metallic” Bottom Color, “Stone Beige Metallic”

Afco aluminum Radiator and shroud (two 12” fans)

Billet Specialties accessories (motor)




Back To Bakersfield

Golden Mile Trail

View from Golden Mile Trail


We would like to thank the very friendly group from Bakersfield California for staying with us at Desert Gem RV Resort. It was nice to see our neighbors to the south enjoy themselves in our beautiful valley. The men went and played golf at Fairview golf course while the women got adventurous and hiked the Golden Mile Trail then had lunch at Miradoro restaurant at the Tinhorn winery. When they were finished lunch they picked cherries at one of the local orchards and dropped by some of the roadside fruit markets on their way back to the park. Every day they were out doing something and enjoying the great sunny weather.

We hope they have a safe trip back to Bakersfield and can visit us again next year.

FQCC Visit


Desert Gem would like to thank all the members of the FQCC for staying at the Desert Gem RV resort. We enjoyed hearing all of your stories and adventures of your travels across Canada. Next time you visit us we hope you will have more time to explore this beautiful valley.

Our hearts go out to any of the FQCC members who have friends and family in the Lac Meganitc train disaster.

Have a safe journey home.



La gemme de désert voudrait remercier tous membres du FQCC de rester à la ressource de la gemme RV de désert. Nous avons eu plaisir à entendre toutes vos histoires et aventures de vos voyages à travers le Canada. La fois prochaine vous nous rendez visite que nous espérons que vous aurez plus de temps pour explorer cette belle vallée.

Nos coeurs sortent aux membres l’uns des de FQCC qui ont les amis et la famille dans la laque Désastre de train de Meganitc.

Ayez une maison sûre de voyage.


photo by Dan Hodson at