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1970 Plymouth Superbird - 39,000 Miles & Counting - Slowly

Everyone from Classic Industries who saw this '70 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show was amazed at how great the car looked. The Road Runner was so nice we wondered whether any Classic Industries parts were used in the restoration of the car. We hoped so, because we'd use that as leverage, so that we could snap some photos and write an article for posting on the Classic Industries website.

The 71st Annual Grand National Roadster Show – Classic Industries Event Coverage!

 

Having been held 71 times, the Grand National Roadster Show is the world's longest-running indoor car show. Classic Industries has been a part of this venerable event on several occasions, most recently for the show that was held Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26. Over the three days, 50,000 fans witnessed first hand the more than 490 world-class muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods and customs inside the several buildings at the Pomona, California Fairplex. Especially on show-Saturday, there were also well over 700 cool cars and trucks that drove in carrying more muscle car mavens and hot rod heroes that graced the outdoor landscape of the L.A. County Fairgrounds. 

Classic Industries Scratch & Dent Blowout Sale

After the success of our first Classic Industries Parking Lot Sale in May 2019, we decided to follow it up with an even bigger and better event: the Scratch and Dent Blowout and Customer Appreciation Event. On August 24th, 2019, we invited local customers to our Huntington Beach Retail Showroom for big savings on less-than-perfect, open-box, and clearance restoration parts. We also used the event to show our appreciation for customers, with free food and beverages and opportunities to spin the Prize Wheel.

The First Classic Industries Parking Lot Sale

On May 4th, 2019, Classic Industries hosted our very first Parking Lot Sale outside our Retail Showroom in Huntington Beach, California. The event offered local customers an opportunity to save big on a selection of scratched, dented, and less-than-perfect sheet metal panels, as well as tons of other clearance items from all of the Classic Industries vehicle lines.

Classic Industries at SEMA 2018

Each year, members of the Classic Industries team head out to Las Vegas to set up a booth at the world's largest automotive trade show: the SEMA Show. This massive industry-only gathering houses countless custom vehicles, ranging from pristine classics to modern supercars. It also serves as a showcase for the latest and greatest aftermarket parts and accessories for cars and trucks of all kinds. The SEMA Show provides a great opportunity for us to display new parts from the Classic Industries catalogs, as well as some very special vehicles.

Classic Industries Featured on ABC7 Eyewitness News

The Classic Industries Retail Showroom is always busy with customers browsing our catalogs and picking up restoration parts for their project cars and trucks. Many of these customers are Southern California locals, but quite a few others stop by while visiting from other states or even other countries. However, last week our showroom received an extra-special visitor: Dave Kunz from ABC7 Eyewitness News. Dave and his film crew took a look behind the scenes at Classic Industries and interviewed company founder and CEO Jeff Leonard.

"Hottest Coupe" at SEMA: 1000hp Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro

Walking through the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is an overwhelming experience. Each year, the show fills the Las Vegas Convention Center (and its outdoor parking lots) with thousands of custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles of every kind. Whether you're into modern muscle cars, meticulously-restored classics, lowriders, trucks, pro-touring resto-mod builds, or any other subset of the automotive culture, you'll find countless examples of vehicles that fit your favorite theme.

Buick Regal Catalogs Now Available

Classic Industries, the recognized leader in the restoration parts industry, has recently announced the addition of 1978-87 Buick Regals catalog line. From its aggressive design to the well-fortified option list; the 2nd generation Buick Regal’s popularity has always been steady.

Yenko Corvette on duPont Registry Cover!

Whether it’s luxury homes, plush yachts, or one-of-a-kind supercars, the duPont Registry features the exclusive; the top of the heap, the crème de la crème. The Registry has featured SVE cars before, when the Yenko/SC® 800hp Camaro was featured in the February 2017 issue of the duPont Registry, so, imagine seeing the Yenko/SC® Corvette on the cover of such an august publication. Not that we’re surprised; because the Yenko/SC® Corvette is a top-notch supercar, so it’s only fitting to be counted among such an elite class of vehicles, especially the ones on the cover—Dodge Demon, Plymouth Superbird, and Yenko/SC® Corvette.

There have been many cars produced under the Yenko name: Camaro, Nova, Stinger (Corvair), but never an official Corvette. Yes, there have been many Corvettes sold through the Yenko dealership, and some may have even been specially tuned at that location, or may even sport a Yenko badge, but there has never been an official Yenko/SC® Corvette ever produced, until now.

Barn Find: 1987 Regal Grand Nationals

Checking the 1987 Regal Grand Nationals Barn Find - Photo Courtesy of GM EFI Magazine

It’s every automotive enthusiast’s dream to come upon a barn find. Back in the day, someone would literally find untouched classics in barns that had been forgotten by time for decades. Finding cars in an actual barn is rare these days—they’re more like “garage finds”, but everything else is still the same. So, imagine the excitement William Avila felt when he opened up a garage one day to reveal not one, but two 1987 Buick Grand Nationals—both with under 1000 miles, sequentially numbered. They’re essentially twins! However, they weren’t perfectly preserved, as William explains to GM EFI Magazine: