'57 Chevy Bel Air - An American Icon

Think of a car that represents American car culture, or even automotive culture in general, and you'll be hard-pressed to find one more iconic than the '57 Chevy Bel Air. From the aircraft-inspired hood ornaments, to the sweeping wheel arches, to the raked tail fins, every element of this car's design is eye-catching and memorable. There really is no angle from which the Bel Air doesn't look good, and that's … Continue reading »






'61 Impala SS Convertible - Built to Cruise

As car enthusiasts, we tend to think of our vehicles as much more than a simple mode of transportation—to us, they're rolling works of art. However, it's also important to keep in mind that these timeless automotive creations are meant to be functional, not just sit collecting dust like pretentious sculptures. Every car or truck has a purpose, a role it was designed to fulfill. As for this 1961 Impala SS … Continue reading »






'73 Camaro Z28 - Commitment of a Lifetime

Don Hilderbrand's '73 Camaro Z28 L82, a High School Sweetheart For those of us who grew up in the sixties and seventies, Chevy's Camaro has been the ever constant familiar face in a frequently changing automotive climate. We've ridden the tides of change, from hot factory high-performance cars in the 1960s, to the decidedly lame Detroit iron of the 1970s. It was a long dry spell before the lords of Woodward … Continue reading »






Classic Industries and Car Chasers at SEMA 2013

The Thrill of the Chase Chasing down a car can be exciting, but upon finally finding that car, you still may have to search for missing parts. This roadblock can turn a once exciting hunt into a frustrating chore. At SEMA 2013, the cast of The Car Chasers—Jeff Allen, Meggan Bailey, and Eric Ables—stopped by the OER/Classic Industries SEMA booth. During their visit, we took the opportunity to talk to … Continue reading »






CW Restorations Cameo

The team at CW Restoration Shop did not disappoint with their latest project for the recently concluded 2013 SEMA conference. This year, they turned their efforts to a rare 1957 Cameo.






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1970-73 F-Body Passenger Floor Pan | Without Converter Hump

"What happened to your floor?" is a question familiar to F-body owners. The catalytic converter hump in the right floor pan, just in front of the seat, has puzzled fans of symmetry and warmed the legs of passengers since 1974. Owners of (smog exempt) 2nd gen vehicles can replace their floor with the 70-73 version to delete the hump and gain valuable leg room, while 3rd and 4th gen owners … Continue reading »