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The Story of Mike's 1973 Camaro

Every car has a story, especially for enthusiasts. For Mike and his '73 Camaro, that story began with a Camaro parts car being handed down by a godfather and quickly took a turn toward the drag strip. And though the story is what makes any car greater than the sum of its parts, it's worth paying attention to the parts in this case.

The 383 stroker, with its Victor Jr intake and Holly HP 750 carburetor, is kept cool by an aluminum radiator with dual fans.

Classic Industries and Car Chasers at SEMA 2013

The Thrill of the Chase

This 1957 Chevy, recently featured on The Car Chasers, received plenty of help from the Classic Industries Catalog

A Tribute to "Mr. Chevrolet" Dick Harrell

The Man Behind the Legend

Dick Harrell - "Mr. Chevrolet"

Dick Harrell was a drag racing pioneer and all-around good guy who made profound contributions to muscle car culture. While he was still very young, Harrell was successfully racing sprint cars across the Southwest.

By the early 1960s he was a racing champion, setting records left and right using Chevrolet cars that he had substantially modified. When GM discontinued its official racing support in the mid 60s, many racers abandoned Chevrolet in favor of alternatives from Ford and Chrysler, but Harrell continued undaunted. He had already earned many nicknames, but this commitment earned Harrell the moniker that would stick with him: "Mr. Chevrolet."

Two Camaro Performance Icons at SEMA

The best show in Vegas... Chevrolet Camaro Performance

Every year, companies from across the automotive aftermarket industry meet in Las Vegas for SEMA, a massive trade show and conference. Every year, the event features the latest and greatest products, accessories, and show cars on display. Every year, the vehicles get more wild and more creative. The recently-concluded 2013 conference was no exception.

Vehicle Platform Designations

What is an F-Body? What is an X-Body? What are Mopar A, B, and E-bodies?

If you are getting into classic cars for the first time, you'll quickly discover that your fellow enthusiasts have a language of their own. Some of the first terms you'll encounter in online discussion forums and parts catalogs are references to A-Body, B-Body, E-Body, F-Body, and so on. It's even more simple than it looks.

Two World Class Camaro Builds at SEMA 2013

Tim Allen's 1968 Camaro to be unveiled with 1969 Dick Harrell 427 Camaro

The 2013 Classic Industries SEMA display, booth #23975, will be hosting two world-class Camaro builds this November. One is a unique 1969 427 Camaro, a collector car built by drag racing pioneer “Mr. Chevrolet” Dick Harrell. The other is a Smokey Yunick inspired car, a 1968 model built by renowned custom car builder Bodie Stroud for actor/comedian Tim Allen.

Our New Website has Successfully Launched!

The new is your all-access pass to restoration!

Classic Industries has made online shopping for restoration and performance products more convenient. With the new, upgraded site, it's easier than ever to get what you need!

Corrosion, Current, and Your Battery

Don't Let Corroded Battery Terminals Leave You Stranded

Few things are more disappointing than setting out to drive your car only to find the engine doesn't start. Hundreds of moving parts have to be in working order to make a car run and drive, but the battery, alternator, and starter are the usual suspects. So, when you pop the hood and check the battery, what do your battery posts look like?

Announcing the 2013 Classic Industries Truck Catalog

New selection of restoration and performance products for Chevrolet and GMC truck enthusiasts.

Our 1953 Shop Truck was built entirely from products available in the Classic Industries Chevrolet/GMC truck catalog.

Hardware 101: Nuts, Bolts, and Organization

The Problem: Leftover/Missing Hardware

The Classic Industries 1969 "Camotion" Camaro started life as a shell. Hardware not included.

There is a well-known saying about leftover parts. "You know a job was done right when you have pieces left over." Of course, this is nonsense. Leftover hardware is a sign that something wasn't put together properly, and the saying itself is just a poor excuse for an incomplete job. On the other end of the spectrum, there is the issue of not enough hardware, which has just as many associated problems.