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Classic Industries Sponsors V8TV 10th Anniversary Cruise-In

Classic Industries is proud to support our friends at V8TV on a momentous occasion: 10 years of producing cool automotive enthusiast content! To celebrate their 10th anniversary, V8TV is throwing a party and cruise-in event at the historic Skyview Drive-In Theater in Belleville, Illinois. At 6:00pm on August 27th, hundreds of classic car owners will congregate at the theater to show off their rides. They'll also watch Smokey and the Bandit and a special screening of the V8TV 10th Anniversary Special Episode on the big screen! In addition, there will be tasty treats from the concession stand, and awesome goodie bags with attendance prizes from Classic Industries and the other sponsors.

Classic Industries is proud to support our friends at V8TV on a momentous occasion: 10 years of producing cool automotive enthusiast content! To celebrate their 10th anniversary, V8TV is throwing...

1970 Charger R/T - A Mopar Legend

R/T--two letters that will instantly put a smile on the face of any classic Mopar enthusiast. Representing "Road/Track", the R/T package bridged the gap between an ordinary street car and a hardcore track machine. In the case of the 1970 Charger seen here, the R/T badges mean it came standard with a 440ci Magnum V8 that produced 375hp and a whopping 480lb-ft of torque. The R/T model also included heavy-duty suspension components, simulated scoops on the doors, sleek one-piece tail lamp trim, and a longitudinal rear "bumblebee" stripe. In 1970, the Charger R/T replaced the Charger 500 at the top of the model's three-level performance hierarchy (aside from the race-ready Daytona model).

R/T--two letters that will instantly put a smile on the face of any classic Mopar enthusiast. Representing "Road/Track", the R/T package bridged the gap between an ordinary street car and a...

1978 Trans Am - Bandit is Back

What's the most famous Trans Am of all time? How about the most famous Pontiac of all time? There's a good chance that the answer to both these questions is a single car: the second-gen Trans Am Special Edition. This black and gold icon of the 1970s became instantly recognizable for its role in the film Smokey and the Bandit, in which Burt Reynolds drove the car from Texas to Georgia as part of a bootlegging operation. In fact, in the two years following the first film, Trans Am sales nearly doubled! Thanks to the lasting impact of this movie and its sequels, as well as the car's undeniable cool factor, the Special Edition T/A remains world-famous to this day.

What's the most famous Trans Am of all time? How about the most famous Pontiac of all time? There's a good chance that the answer to both these questions is a single car: the second-gen Trans Am...

1970 Camaro SS - Split Bumper Swap

Mention the term "split bumpers" to someone who's not a classic car enthusiast, and they'll probably have no clue what you're talking about. Mention that same term to a classic Camaro enthusiast, and they'll immediately have a strong opinion on the issue of split bumpers, full bumpers, and whether or not restorers should put split bumpers on a full bumper car. It's a polarizing topic, that's for sure. Originally, split bumpers (also known as bumperettes) were found on 1970-73 Camaro models with the RS package (RPO Z22). However, some owners of non-RS cars liked the look, and decided to add them to their cars after the fact. Gordon Koran, of San Clemente, California, is one such owner, and his 1970 Camaro SS features the front bumper conversion.

Mention the term "split bumpers" to someone who's not a classic car enthusiast, and they'll probably have no clue what you're talking about. Mention that same term to a classic Camaro enthusiast,...

87 Camaro IROC-Z - 416,000 Miles

Have you ever heard of a car going 500,000 miles before? How about doing it on the original engine and transmission? If you have, it's likely that it was a boring 4-cylinder economy car. That's all well and good, but we think if you're going to choose a car to drive half a million miles in, it might as well be one with a V8 and some style. David Mayans, of Corona, California, agrees with this sentiment, and that's why his '87 Camaro IROC-Z currently has a staggering 416,000 original miles on the clock. That's nearly the distance to the moon and back! Plus, by the time you're reading this, the car's odometer will read even higher. David daily-drives the IROC, so its mileage grows closer to the 500,000 mark with each passing day.

Have you ever heard of a car going 500,000 miles before? How about doing it on the original engine and transmission? If you have, it's likely that it was a boring 4-cylinder economy car. That's...

2015 MOPAR Catalog - New Restoration Parts!

Classic Industries is proud to announce its latest MOPAR catalog, packed full of new A, B, and E-Body restoration parts and accessories! In this post, we've compiled a sample of the many all-new products you'll find in the pages of our latest MOPAR book. To see even more groundbreaking products, check out the 2015 catalog, now available in full-color printed format or as a PDF digital download.

Classic Industries is proud to announce its latest MOPAR catalog, packed full of new A, B, and E-Body restoration parts and accessories! In this post, we've compiled a sample of the many all-new...