1970 Challenger R/T - Mopar Parts on Display

If you've visited our Huntington Beach, California, Retail Showroom in the last few months, you'll no doubt recognize this week's featured car. That's because this 1970 Challenger R/T is currently on display in the center of the room! The Classic Industries Retail Showroom serves not only as a restoration parts storefront for local customers, but also as a showcase for timeless cars like this one. After all, what better way to … Continue reading »






1972 GMC Truck - Classic C2500

In today's world of extremes, subtlety is an often underrated trait. When it comes to automotive restoration, there's certainly nothing wrong with building a vehicle that turns heads everywhere it goes, but sometimes it's nice to fly under the radar. Tony Pellegrino, the owner of this 1972 GMC truck, wanted to build a pickup that featured tasteful modifications without going over-the-top. So, he chose a 3/4-ton C2500 long bed model with … Continue reading »






'67 Pontiac Firebird - Diamond in the Rough

As classic car enthusiasts and restorers, our cars are often much more than simple machines or forms of transportation. Over many years, our cars take on personalities of their own and become irreplaceable parts of our lives—almost like members of the family. The '67 Pontiac Firebird seen here became a member of Tim Woolard's family back in 2000, during the midst of a stressful time in his life. Tim was acting … Continue reading »






Mopar Lighting Guide - A, B, and E-Body Bulb Charts

Owning a classic Mopar car is a labor of love, since finding the right restoration parts can sometimes be a difficult task. That's why Classic Industries began offering restoration parts for a variety of A, B, and E-Body models--we want to help Mopar owners restore their cars and keep them in showroom condition. With this philosophy in mind, we also wanted to help restorers tackle some of the trickier tasks, such as … Continue reading »






SEMA 2014 - 1972 Chevy "Nomaro"

As much as we love time-tested, untouched classics, there's also something to be said for building a car that's truly original. After all, that's the spirit of hot-rodding—putting together something unique with little more than spare parts and ingenuity. It may not be popular with everyone, but it'll certainly turn some heads and raise some eyebrows. Rebelling against the status quo might yield a total failure, or it might yield … Continue reading »






SEMA 2014 - Street Rodder '59 Impala

Each year, the SEMA Show packs the Las Vegas Convention Center full of some of the world's finest custom cars and trucks, and the 2014 show is certainly no exception. Walking the show, we have come across some truly jaw-dropping works of automotive art, many of which feature restoration and performance parts from Classic Industries. And, since the show isn't open to the general public, we're doing our best to … Continue reading »






Amsoil/Street Rodder's Road Tour '59 Impala

The Chevrolet Impala arrived in 1958 as an upscale alternative to the Bel Air, creating a more competitive mid-price ride with a sporty demeanor. With its cool crossed checkered flags and distinctive silhouette, the Impala quickly became Chevrolet's widely recognized flagship nameplate. Those old enough to remember the era understand '58 was a standalone model year, styling-wise, with a new X-frame chassis underneath that would remain a GM mainstay through 1964. The all-new '59 … 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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