1964 GMC Pickup - Frame-Off Desert Truck

  Last week on The Parking Lot, we featured a beautiful 1969 Chevy C10 owned by Darin Smith of local restoration and performance shop DWS Classics. That truck was rescued from the desert and painstakingly rebuilt from the ground up. This week, we have another one of DWS Classics' creations: a 1964 GMC shortbed.     Like Darin's other truck, this GMC was found baking in the desert sun, and was purchased to … Continue reading »






1969 Chevy C10 - Subtle 454 Restomod

  In more ways than one, this Chevy C10 isn't what it seems. Glancing at the front end, you'll see cues that indicate it might be a 1967 or '68 model: the lower-profile hood, "Chevrolet" lettering, and grille style all match these earlier model years. The lack of side markers on the fenders and bedsides would make seem to indicate a '67 model, but the cab's large rear window says it's at … Continue reading »






1959 Chevy Apache Pickup - A Turquoise Gem

  The term "shop truck" often evokes images of a rusty old pickup that has lived a hard life as a utility vehicle. Fortunately, that's not always the case. The owner of this 1959 Chevy Apache calls it his shop truck, but it's far from the sad state one might imagine for a work truck. In fact, it's in absolutely gorgeous condition.     This 1959 Apache pickup belongs to … Continue reading »






Turning a Barnfind Into a Driver

It’s every car enthusiast’s dream to participate in a barnfind. To discover a car of their childhood, a rare and highly sought after muscle car that had been stowed away in a garage (or front yard) for decades, or just a cool car that seems unloved and underappreciated.   Unfortunately, the reality is that regardless of the kind of car it is, or how rare it is, it’s still an old … Continue reading »






Collector Car Insurance is Here!

  Be it your ’57 Bel Air, or Hemi Road Runner, classic vehicles have become more than just mere transportation…they’re investments. While car insurance is protection for your transportation—trying to get a standard run-of-the-mill insurance company to protect your “investment” can be problematic, at best.  As some would say in the medical field: You need a specialist.     Classic Industries Understands Collector Car Enthusiasts Classic Industries understands the needs … Continue reading »






Restored 1955 Chevy Pickup - In Loving Memory

  Every classic car owner we meet has a specific reason for owning and restoring his or her vehicle. Unlike a new car, you can't simply drive to your local dealership and purchase a classic with the exact options you're looking for. These timeless vehicles are chosen, built, and rebuilt with a purpose beyond going from "point A" to "point B".     John Hoisington, of Anaheim, California, built his 1955 Chevy … Continue reading »






Video: Classic Industries Restoration Parts in Action

When you really think about it, classic car parts are simply a precise amalgamation of metal, rubber, plastic, vinyl, and wood. The essential elements of authenticity, fit, and attention to detail also come into play, but a part is little more than a cool-looking paperweight until it's actually put to use. When it's installed onto a vehicle, each small piece can fulfill its purpose and truly shine. It might be the cornerstone of … Continue reading »






Media Open House & 2017 Yenko Corvette Unveiling

In January 2017, Classic Industries held its first Media Open House event. This event invited select members of the automotive press to visit our Huntington Beach headquarters for lunch and some big news. First, Classic Industries CEO Jeff Leonard spoke about the history of the company, the growth of the automotive restoration industry, and the upcoming launch of all-new Classic Industries catalogs for several Buick models: 1959-96 Buick Electra, Park Avenue, Roadmaster 1959-70 … Continue reading »






1972 C10 Restoration - Sharp Cheyenne

The 1967 through 1972 C10 pickup is a truly classic design. Its strong edges were a notable departure from the sculpted curves of the 1960-66 models, but it still wasn't quite as squared-off as the 1973-87 pickups which followed it. This is one reason why the '67-'72 Chevy trucks have remained popular for so many years. The yellow and white 1972 C10 seen here is one of the later examples of … Continue reading »






1955 Chevy Pickup Restoration - A 40-Year Journey

To many vehicle buyers, trucks are designed for utility. They're used to tow trailers, haul heavy loads, and traverse rough trails. As a result, they often get dented, scratched, used up and disposed of at the end of their service lives. This is why it's exciting to see a classic pickup truck in beautiful condition, especially when it has been kept that way by the same owner for several decades. … Continue reading »