1969 Charger 500 - Rare MOPAR

The science of aerodynamics is closely intertwined with the history of automotive design, especially when it comes to race cars. By the late 1960s, the high-banked NASCAR oval tracks were becoming more competitive, and manufacturers were looking to improve lap times by reducing their vehicles' drag coefficients. Specifically, Dodge engineers tested their 1968 Charger in a wind tunnel, and found that its recessed grill and rear window design were slowing it … 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 »






valiant66_1

For many of us, high school was an exciting time, thanks to the independence of finally being able to drive. There was no more requirement to ride a bike or beg friends and family to drop you off—with your first car, the world was your oyster. Most of us eventually got used to that feeling of total freedom as we got older. However, for the owner of this 1966 Valiant Signet—Tom Groseclose, of … Continue reading »






1968 Charger - Radical R/T

At first, silver and bright purple might sound like an unorthodox color combination, but Ricardo Ricci's 1968 Charger R/T proves that this head-turning palette can look great when applied tastefully. The metallic two-tone shines in the sun, and certainly caught our attention when it pulled into our parking lot. In fact, the hues seen here are actually factory Dodge Silver and Plum Crazy Purple. The paint is further accented by fine orange pinstriping … Continue reading »






Blue 71 Charger Richard Petty

Even if you're not familiar with auto racing or NASCAR, you've probably heard the name Richard Petty. The man nicknamed "The King" is a legend in motorsports, with 7 NASCAR championship wins and a record-breaking 200 career race wins. Aside from his many personal achievements, Petty is known for something else: Petty blue paint. Rumors state that this iconic bright blue color was created when Petty didn't have enough white or … 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 »






Petrolicious Video: "El Hemi" 1970 Challenger Restoration

One of our favorite aspects of classic car restoration is the impact it has on families across generations. Vehicles are often passed down from father to son to grandson, developing a significance that far transcends the metal, rubber, fabric, and glass they're constructed from. This video from Petrolicious perfectly demonstrates the importance of a classic muscle car to one family in Indiana. The 426ci Hemi-powered 1970 Challenger R/T was originally … Continue reading »






A Car Guy's Christmas Poem

The following poem comes courtesy of Hemmings Daily reader Vance Mehlenbacher in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. We liked it so much, we wanted to share it with all of you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in the garage There sat in the corner, a classic old Dodge My sixty nine Charger, near ready to go To all of next season’s … Continue reading »






SEMA 2015 - The Car Chasers Interview

At the SEMA show in Las Vegas, we were lucky enough to have Jeffery, Meggan, and Eric of The Car Chasers and Skidmarks Show stop by our booth. In this video, they explain how the Classic Industries parts catalogs have been essential to getting their project vehicles back on the road, especially in the rush before SEMA 2015. We have been proud to help The Car Chasers with many of their … Continue reading »






1969 Dodge Dart GT - Quick Coupe

The Dodge Dart is the definition of a car that punches above its weight class. Introduced in 1960 as an entry-level full-size model, the Dart quickly garnered a reputation for being both affordable and reliable. In 1967, thanks to a substantial redesign and more powerful engine options, the Dart became even more popular as an inexpensive platform for hot-rodding. It might not have had the raw power of a top-of-the-line … Continue reading »