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Cheech Marin's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Have you ever owned a car that was a true "chick magnet?" That term is not politically correct, but it most accurately describes my first car, a '55 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. Whenever I drove it, girls would follow me around and honk their horns at me. Some would pull alongside my cool ride and want to race. If you saw this machine at the time, you might be surprised that I got such a reaction from so many women. Let's just say this Tri-Five was far removed from concours condition.

Classic Industries' Supplier OER Wins 2 SEMA 2022 Global Media Awards!

OER, one of Classic Industries’ premier product suppliers, took home two Global Media Awards at the 2022 SEMA Show. OER won the two SEMA Global Media Awards for two separate products, from two different publications, located in two different countries! The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes that automotive restoration, personalization, and customization is taking place, and expanding, on a global level. Classic Industries has been aware of this for quite some time, as we've been supplying American muscle car and truck parts and accessories to distant parts of the globe for many years.

Find Your C1-C6 Corvette (1953-2013) Parts at Classic Industries

General Motors car designer Harley Earl unveiled a two-seater 1951 LeSabre concept car at Watkins Glen racetrack in upstate New York in 1951. While watching the field of British and Italian sports cars careening around the track on that fateful day, Mr. Earl realized that American car companies weren't designing, engineering, and building anything like those fast, stylish, lightweight, and stunning vehicles that were flying around the track with such grace and ability. American cars were all ponderously large and heavy in comparison to the lithe European machines. Even his two-seat LeSabre, though low was wide, immense, and a heavy-looking beauteous beast of an automobile. 

1967 Camaro SS/RS - Reborn From the Flames

A lot can change in a few short years, and this 1967 Camaro convertible is proof of that fact. Back in 2014, we met its owner, Tim Bair, and took some photos of the car. However, the sleek, dark gray pro-tourer seen in these photos bears almost no resemblance to the bright red, chrome-accented car we photographed eight years ago. And the changes are much more than skin-deep — Tim's Camaro is now powered by a 750-horsepower supercharged LS9 engine, with numerous other modifications inside and out. Many of these changes were the result of a fire that occurred in 2019, leaving the car totaled and Tim hospitalized for 10 days.