Shop ClassicIndustries.com
classic-news-blog-main-header-1

Returning Your 1978-81 Chevrolet Camaro’s Tail End to Tantalizing Once Again

If you drive your second generation 1978-81 Chevrolet Camaro a fair amount, there’s a great chance that other motorists are going to be staring at your muscle car’s tail end quite a bit. Should your baby be a strong runner, other drivers will have a hard time keeping pace. They’ll be admiring that terrific styling and engineering that went into creating the entire vehicle but especially the tail.

New Product: 1975 Chevy Nova Grill

The Chevy Nova is a car that served in many different roles during its production run, from economical family sedan to big-block V8-powered muscle car. The first three generations of the Chevy II/Nova are often seen as the glory days of this model, and the 1975-79 fourth-gen Nova has often been overlooked as a result. However, this makes it a great choice for hot-rodders, resto-modders, and anyone looking for a fun and affordable project car. Classic Industries is excited to announce the expansion of our Nova parts line with a new reproduction 1975 Chevy Nova grill from OER.

New Product: 1970-72 Plymouth Valiant Grill Kits

When it comes to automotive styling, the grill might be the single most important component of the whole vehicle. Designers and engineers spend countless years crafting a grill shape that's functional and immediately-recognizable, from the Chevy Silverado's split grill to BMW's dual "kidneys" or even Rolls Royce's elegant vertical grill. So, when you're restoring a classic car, it's essential to find a replacement grill that fits well and matches the original look. We're excited to show a new product that does just that: OER reproduction grill kits for the 1970-72 Plymouth Valiant, Duster, and Scamp.

Overhaulin' 1967 Firebird Built with Classic Industries Parts

Over the years, we've been proud to help well-known automotive publications find the restoration parts they needed to complete their classic car projects. Few TV shows have done more to popularize classic car restoration than Overhaulin'. Since the series premiered in 2004, we have teamed up with Chip Foose and the rest of the Overhaulin' crew many times. This 1967 Firebird, which was completed back in Season 8, is one memorable example. It features a 500-horsepower LS3 crate engine, big brakes, double-adjustable coilover suspension, and slick custom paint.

"Throttle Therapy" 1965 Mustang Short Film

One of our favorite aspects of classic cars is the history behind each one. No two cars follow the exact same path as the decades and miles pass by. We've documented dozens of these stories from Classic Industries customers, so we appreciate watching other publications do the same. Petrolicious is one such channel, offering high-quality short films about a wide range of classic cars. The following video, titled "Throttle Therapy," tells the story of one man's journey with a beautiful 1965 Mustang Fastback. 

Photo Gallery: Don Yenko's Muscle Cars at the Museum

There's no better way to spend a beautiful summer day than cruising over to a local car show. You can see a variety of classic cars, chat with their owners, and even keep an eye out for parts you might need for your own vehicle. However, some shows are truly special and bring out legendary classics that are rarely seen elsewhere. Such was the case for Don Yenko's Muscle Cars at the Museum, an event that took place on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Classic Industries attended the show, and our staff walked around to snap photos of some of the most noteworthy Chevrolet vehicles.

Street Trucks' 1995 Chevy C1500 "Stella" Restomod Project

As time passes, vehicles that were once seen as ordinary often develop a greater appreciation among enthusiasts. Back in the late 1950s, the "Tri Five" Chevy was just another car you could buy at the dealership, and it took a while for it to be fully embraced as a timeless classic. The same has happened to each generation of Chevy/GMC trucks. The affordable '88-'98 Chevy C/K series, also known as the GMT400, is currently seeing a surge in interest from restorers and resto-modders, just as the '73-'87 "Square Body" did before it. Street Trucks magazine recently completed this cool 1995 Chevy C1500 project, which incorporates restoration parts from Classic Industries.

1957 Chevy 3200 - A Three-Decade Project

Restoring any classic vehicle is a labor of love, and this process often takes months or years. In some cases, it even takes several decades of off-and-on work to gradually return a vehicle to its former glory. Gerald Karch, of Cypress, California, told us that he has owned this 1957 Chevy 3200 pickup for more than 30 years. During that time, he restored the entire truck from the ground up, turning it from a rusty pile of parts into the gleaming white showstopper seen here.

1970 Mustang Mach 1 - The Speed of Sound

Aircraft and aeronautics have been a frequent source of inspiration for cars, whether it was aesthetic elements such as cones and fins, functional aerodynamics to increase top speed and cornering capabilities, or simply their names. Most automotive historians agree that the Ford Mustang was named after the famous P-51 Mustang fighter plane, so it's no surprise that Ford continued the theme with the performance-oriented Mach 1 option package. Representing the velocity of an object equal to the speed of sound, the term Mach 1 is synonymous with going fast.

Video: Björn Morhin's 1970 Nova Yenko Tribute

The love of classic cars transcends geographical boundaries, and that's why we're happy to help car enthusiasts all over the world restore their timeless vehicles. Björn Morhin, of Berlin, Germany, is a great example. As a child, he loved watching movies, and soon grew to love the muscle cars that appeared in these films. "In the end, they were the reason I didn't switch TV channels," he recalls. This eventually led Björn to purchase a 1970 Chevy Nova and rebuild it using parts from the Classic Industries Nova catalog.