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'67 Camaro SS/RS - Immaculate Drop-Top

This '67 convertible looks sharp with its vibrant red paint, chrome Cragar wheels, and white nose stripe.

When you've got a classic car you truly care about, keeping it clean is a never-ending labor of love. It gets dusted, washed, waxed, buffed, and polished, until you're painfully aware of every last imperfection. Some of us spend hours meticulously polishing the chrome, or detailing the interior, until our significant others complain that we don't even give them this much attention.

Tim Bair, of Huntington Beach, California, is obsessed with keeping his '67 Camaro sparkling clean, and for good reason. After all, he bought the car with earnings from his metal polishing and plating company, California Polishing. One look at the car tells you that Tim is good at what he does—it is simply immaculate.

This '67 convertible looks sharp with its vibrant red paint, chrome Cragar wheels, and white nose stripe.

When you've got a classic car you truly care about, keeping it clean is a...

'46 Chevy Truck - The Search for Perfection


With art-deco-era bodywork and a modern lowered stance, this classic Chevy is the perfect fusion of old and new.

Like most good things in life, finding a clean base for a restoration project is often a long and arduous task. You can't just expect someone to show up at your doorstep and hand you the keys to your dream car, you've got to get out there and search for it (or pay someone else big bucks to do the leg work for you).

Mike Guido, of Costa Mesa, California, knew exactly what he was looking for, and had the patience to endure years of fruitless searching. In fact, he looked for the right classic pickup to restore for over two decades. That level of dedication demands respect.

Thankfully for Mike, the search paid off, and he came upon the 1946 Chevy truck seen here.

With art-deco-era bodywork and a modern lowered stance, this classic Chevy is the perfect fusion of old and new.

Like most good things in life, finding a clean base for a restoration project...

'67 Plymouth Barracuda - Realizing a Dream

Jeremy's '67 Barracuda makes for an ideal daily driver, especially when the sun's out and the top's down.

If, like us, you call yourself an automotive enthusiast, chances are good that you share an appreciation for a wide range of makes and models. However, there's always one car that trumps them all, and makes your heart skip a beat the moment you lay eyes on it: your dream car.

For Jeremy Fleener, of Encino, California, that car is the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible seen here. Jeremy recently stopped by our Huntington Beach showroom, and we took the opportunity to get to know him, snap a few photos, and learn more about the car.

Jeremy's '67 Barracuda makes for an ideal daily driver, especially when the sun's out and the top's down.

If, like us, you call yourself an automotive enthusiast, chances are good that you...

'73 Camaro Z28 - Commitment of a Lifetime

Don Hilderbrand's '73 Camaro Z28 L82, a High School Sweetheart


For those of us who grew up in the sixties and seventies, Chevy's Camaro has been the ever constant familiar face in a frequently changing automotive climate. We've ridden the tides of change, from hot factory high-performance cars in the 1960s, to the decidedly lame Detroit iron of the 1970s. It was a long dry spell before the lords of Woodward Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard would get back to the business of burning rubber from traffic light to traffic light in the mid-1980s.

Don Hilderbrand's '73 Camaro Z28 L82, a High School Sweetheart

For those of us who grew up in the sixties and seventies, Chevy's Camaro has been the ever constant familiar face in a frequently...

Muscle Cars and Hot Rods - Stamps from USPS

The United States Postal Service Releases New Hot Rods Forever Stamps


June 6, 2014: The United States Postal Service introduced two new stamps featuring iconic hot rods.

Since February, 2013 the USPS has been offering a forever stamp commemorating muscle cars.

For a little over a year, the USPS has been offering the Muscle Cars forever stamps featuring five iconic automobiles: the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT-500, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, and the 1970 Chevelle SS. As of this writing, they are still available, so get them while they last.

The United States Postal Service Releases New Hot Rods Forever Stamps

June 6, 2014: The United States Postal Service introduced two new stamps featuring iconic hot rods.
Since February, 2013...

Jerry Jacobs' 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Jerry's 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Jerry's '57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop Sport Coupe

Classic Industries' Southern California customer, Jerry Jacobs, pulled into the parking lot with his glamorous '57 Chevy Bel Air. This 2-door hardtop sport coupe is a daily driver for Jerry, but looks like it should be pampered at a local car show. He's the second owner for the last 25 years and this Larkspur Blue/Imperial Ivory combination quickly transports us back in time.

Jerry's 1957 Chevy Bel Air

Jerry's '57 Chevy Bel Air Hardtop Sport Coupe

Classic Industries' Southern California customer, Jerry Jacobs, pulled into the parking lot with his glamorous '57 Chevy...