Mopar Announces Official Partnership with Classic Industries

Breaking News: at the SEMA Show this week in Las Vegas, Mopar announced its official restoration partnership with Classic Industries. This announcement comes as part of the unveiling of Mopar.com/restoration — a new online resource for owners and restorers of classic Dodge and Plymouth vehicles. The new restoration parts page, seen above, prominently features Classic Industries as the leading source for restoration parts and accessories. In a press release announcing … Continue reading »






1978 Pontiac Trans Am - Gold Dust

Like many auto enthusiasts, Leo Logacho's love for classic cars began at a young age. Leo's father owned a Trans Am Special Edition, painted in an eye-catching metallic gold color. He loved everything about his dad's car—the vibrant paint, the hood bird decal, the wide tires, and the deep rumble of the big V8 engine. All those childhood memories stuck with Leo, who now lives in Santa Fe Springs, California. So, seven … Continue reading »






1972 Camaro Z28 - Red-Blooded

If you're anything like us, few things get your blood pumping more than the rumble and roar of an American V8. Better yet, that V8 should be under the hood of a classic car that has the timeless looks and aggressive disposition to match the engine's sound. Wide rubber, glossy paint, and sparkling chrome are all part of the equation, too. The 1972 Camaro Z28 seen here is a fine … Continue reading »






1970 Challenger Restoration - Sublime SE

Many classic car owners use the restoration process to make their cars their own, adding small period-correct tweaks along the way. For example, changing upholstery colors, upgrading to the top-of-the-line engine, or installing a different set of wheels and tires. However, Alan Little, of Lakewood, California, has done none of those things. He's a big believer in maintaining originality, and has put this belief into practice with his 1970 Challenger restoration. … Continue reading »






Yenko 50th Reunion Sponsored by Classic Industries

Classic Industries is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2016 Yenko Sports Car 50th Reunion, which took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 16th and 17th. The event was located on the 18th hole of the Schenley Park Golf Course, as part of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) International Car Show. There were 200,000 people in attendance, and the warm weather and sunny skies made the Yenko 50th Reunion … Continue reading »






1977 Camaro - "Swan Song"

Rock music and muscle cars go together like bacon and eggs, or peanut butter and jelly. Listen to anything from AC/DC to ZZ Top over the roar of a powerful V8, and you'll understand the correlation. The lyrics of many of these classic rock bands echo this pairing—the Beach Boys even sang an entire song about the "four speed dual quad Posi-traction 409". Dan Truzinski, of Whittier, California, is a big fan of … Continue reading »






1970 Road Runner - Purple & Numbers-Matching

One of our favorite things about classic Mopar cars is their unabashed use of bright, head-turning colors. These cars were not afraid to show off their "in your face" attitude, with famous High Impact colors such as Sublime, Vitamin C, Top Banana, and Plum Crazy. There's nothing subtle about a roaring V8, flashy chrome, and vibrant paint. The eye-catching 1970 Road Runner seen here belongs to Ricardo Torres, of Norwalk, California. … Continue reading »






1964 Chevy Nova - Original-Style Restoration

When restoring a classic car, there are plenty of paths to choose. You can build it into an aggressive custom, add modern touches to make a reliable daily-driver, or simply restore it to exact original specifications. The third option is what Robert Falcone, of Huntington Beach, California, chose for his 1964 Chevy Nova. Robert's '64 Nova isn't a high-performance V8-powered Super Sport, but rather an ordinary 6-cylinder model. With the … Continue reading »






1974 Duster - Mopar Family

We always enjoy seeing the enthusiasm for classic cars passed down from generation to generation. This family trait ensures these vehicles are valued and cared for as they should be, even after being passed on from one owner to the next. The story of this 1974 Duster reinforces our thoughts on the subject. This classic Plymouth is owned by 17-year-old Connor Davis, of Santa Ana, California. Connor is still in high … Continue reading »






Yellow 72 Charger

In the early 1970s, the American muscle car had entered a dark time. The Clean Air Act of 1970 caused manufacturers to add smog controls to their vehicles, leading to reduced horsepower and a move toward smaller-displacement engines. Then, in 1973, the OPEC oil embargo caused fuel prices to skyrocket, and made supplying thirsty big-blocks a difficult task. Fortunately for us, there was still hope. Cars like Dan Hargrove's 1972 Charger … Continue reading »