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Upcoming Event: Don Yenko's Muscle Cars at the Museum

If you love classic cars as much as we do, the name Yenko should certainly ring a bell. Back in 1957, a Chevy dealership in Pennsylvania developed an in-house performance shop with famed racecar driver Don Yenko at the helm. Yenko and his crew went on to build many legendary high-performance vehicles, including the iconic 1969 Yenko/SC Camaro pictured above. To honor and commemorate this legacy, Charity Motor Club has put together a unique event on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 at the Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York. Classic Industries is proud to sponsor this upcoming event.

New Product: 1982-1992 Camaro Tail Lamps

Think back to when you were in high school. What was the car you always wanted? For many of us, the answer was simple: a Camaro. If you grew up in the 1980s, the third-generation 1982-1992 Camaro was one of the most iconic vehicles of that era, especially the performance-oriented IROC-Z. Today, third-gen restoration projects have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity, so Classic Industries is working hard to offer more parts for each model year. Our latest new product is a series of OER reproduction tail lamps for the '82-92 Camaro.

Video: Super Chevy's "Week to Wicked" Supercharged 1969 Camaro Build

We love assisting classic car owners with their restoration projects, whether they're individuals just starting their first projects or well-known shops with experience working on thousands of builds. We have also been fortunate to work with several major automotive magazines over the years. The latest in that category is the 900-horsepower 1969 Camaro restomod seen here. It was built by the team at Super Chevy magazine with parts from Classic Industries, POL, and many other sponsors.

DIY: 1969 Camaro Dakota Digital RTX Gauges & Dash Pad Installation

There's a lot to love about the timeless 1969 Camaro, but we can't deny that some aspects of automotive technology have come a long way since the late '60s. Instrument cluster gauges are a good example, and that's why many classic car owners replace these components with aftermarket parts. Ron Ceridono of All Chevy Performance magazine writes, "Most factory gauges didn’t react very quickly or have meaningful numbers, making them only slightly better than warning lights." So, the ACP team wrote an article showing how to install new Dakota Digital RTX gauges in their 1969 Camaro project car.

1967-1969 Camaro Tail Lights Guide

One nice thing about owning a first-generation 1967-1969 Camaro is the wide array of replacement parts available. You can buy original-style reproduction parts to restore your car to showroom condition, install a few subtle upgrades to modernize it slightly, or build a wild pro-touring car with the latest and greatest components. Today, we'll take a look at one easy upgrade that presents a few different choices: Camaro tail lights. First, we'll explain some of the replacement parts that are available, and then we'll show you how to install your new tail lights.

DIY 1967-69 Camaro Fender Emblem Installation

One of the important finishing touches to any classic car restoration project is installation of exterior emblems. Just like the cherry on a sundae, they add a bright visual element that makes everything else look even more appealing. However, getting these exterior emblems just right can be tricky. It's easy to misalign or misplace an emblem if you're eyeballing it. That's why Classic Industries offers convenient paper templates that match our emblems. Read on as we show you how to use our templates to install fender emblems on a 1967-69 Camaro.

1969 Camaro - A Bare Steel Canvas

For many classic car enthusiasts, vehicles are more than mere objects. They serve as shared projects that strengthen bonds between family members, introduce owners to new friends, and sometimes even lead to life-changing business opportunities. Frank Villareal, of Anaheim, California, has experienced each of these effects through his 1969 Camaro project. He explains, "I started building my own car, and next thing I know I'm building parts for people who like what they see. This car is what put me there, it's my canvas."

Classic Camaro Headlight Upgrade Guide

Automotive technology has changed a lot since the release of the Camaro, and headlights (a.k.a. headlamps) are a prime example. Through most of the '70s, American cars still featured incandescent sealed-beam lights. When these lights burned out, the entire unit had to be replaced, rather than simply inserting a new bulb into a reusable housing. Thankfully, several newer types of headlight were developed in the following decades, including halogen, HID, and LED. Today, we'll briefly go over each type and its advantages in this Camaro headlight upgrade guide.

DIY Camaro Front End Swap: How to Convert a 1981 Camaro to a 1970-73 RS Split Bumper

The second-gen 1970-1981 Camaro has become an extremely popular car among enthusiasts and restorers, and it's not hard to see why. It offers timeless styling, good value, and excellent performance potential thanks to a huge selection of aftermarket go-fast parts. Later "big bumper" models tend to be more affordable, but many potential buyers prefer the styling of the early "split bumper" Camaro RS. Thankfully, it's possible to convert a 1981 Camaro to the classic 1970-73 front end. In this article, we'll show you how to perform a DIY Camaro front end swap.

DIY: 1967-1969 Camaro Rear Spoiler Installation

Last week on our blog, we created a DIY guide showing how to remove and replace the trunk lid on a first-gen 1967-1969 Camaro. Although it may seem like an easy job on the surface, getting it just right takes some finesse. Today, we'll take a look at a similar project that's usually performed along with trunk lid replacement or repair: installation of a rear spoiler. If you want it to fit and line up just right on your Camaro, there are some tricks to keep in mind.