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.
Over the last 14 years, Tim has gradually restored the car himself, incorporating plenty of mirror-finished chrome trim to accentuate the car's bright red paint. The Camaro is lowered slightly on a set of Cragar five-spokes and Mickey Thompson tires, with disc brakes on all four corners. Tim wanted to give the car a little more oomph, so he also swapped in a modified 427ci big-block and TH-400 automatic transmission. The 550hp produced by this setup is more than enough to roast the tires at will.
We enjoyed meeting Tim and chatting with him about how he manages to keep his car so clean. If you've got a restored or custom classic car, come by our Southern California showroom. We'd love to check it out and help you find any parts you may need for it. You can also order from our huge selection of classic car and truck parts via our free catalogs.