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The GOAT Ford Bronco 1966-1996

Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc.

The 1969 Ford Bronco in the lead photo is affectionately named "Big Oly" for obvious reasons. Drivers Parnelli Jones and Bill Stroppe won with Big Oly in the 1971 Baja 1000, the 1972 Baja 1000, the 1973 Baja 500, and the 1973 Mint 400. The Bronco was built to Parnelli Jones' specs of being stronger, lighter, and faster. With its chrome moly tubed space frame and fiberglass and aluminum bodywork, Big Oly has a dry weight of 2,620 pounds. The go fast part is achieved with a 351 CI Ford Windsor V8 that makes 390 horses on high-octane racing fuel. Giddy up!

The Ford Falcon Flew High for A While

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The Ford Falcon was introduced on September 2, 1959, a full month ahead of its American foes, the Chevrolet Corvair and the Plymouth Valiant. Ford’s extensive market research is what led to the Falcon’s promising creation.

The History of the Ford Fairlane 1955-1970

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The lead photo is of a fourth generation 1964 Ford Fairlane "Baby Bolt" hardtop that has just 9,200 original miles. The Baby Bolt has the same 289 CI small-block V8 with 271-horsepower that powers the K-code Mustangs. This Fairlane is ready for some drag racing, as it's equipped with a four-speed manual trans, Detroit Locker rear end, tow hooks, Sun Super Tach, and gauges. The car has all its original sheet metal and wears almost all its original Burgundy paint. 

What’s in a name? In the case of the Ford Fairlane, quite a bit. Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford and wife Clara lived in an estate on Fair Lane near Dearborn, Michigan. Ford produced the Fairlane from 1955-1970.

Ford Ranchero - Rugged Dependability & High Style in One Package

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The lead photo is of a Calypso Coral 1970 Ford Ranchero GT that has a numbers matching 429 CI V8 mated to a four-speed manual transmission. Don't you just love those hideaway headlights?

Ford introduced the Ranchero, a vehicle classified as a coupe utility, at the New York Auto Show on December 8, 1956. Though this was a new vehicle for the American market, some 22 years earlier Ford of Australia designer, Lew Bandt penned the first coupe utility in 1934. This was in response to Australian ranchers, who desired a vehicle that was rugged enough to haul livestock during the week and sufficiently elegant to go to church with the spouse on Sunday. This coupe utility became known as a ute in Australia. With a production run of 82 years (1934-2016), the ute was a smashing success down under.

Inspired By the Space Race – the Ford Galaxie 1959-1974

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Ford’s marketing team named the full-size Ford the Galaxie. This was an effort to capture some interest in the car with an association to the Space Race that held the attention of the U.S. during the 1950s and 1960s. For the 1959 model of the full-size Fairlane 500, the top of the line Galaxie name was added. The Fairlane models moved to an intermediate platform in 1962. Galaxie now encompassed the full-sized Ford offerings, having Galaxie models for four generations of the brand from 1959-1974.

1955 - 57 Chevy Restoration: 6 Timeless Classics

The 1955 - 57 Chevy is one of the most quintessential and beloved American cars of all time. In just three years, Chevrolet changed the course of automotive history with each iteration of the economical 150, elegant 210, and luxurious Bel Air, so it's no surprise that classic car enthusiasts are still enamored with the Tri Five. And more than 60 years later, they're still taking on '55 - 57 Chevy restoration projects to keep these vehicles on the road, with help from parts found in the Classic Industries catalog.

Truck Restoration: 5 Chevy & GMC Builds

Truck restoration projects always put a smile on our faces, and it's easy to see why. There's something encouraging about watching a classic pickup that has lived a long, hard life receive a top-to-bottom rebuild. It erases decades of wear and tear, and allows us to see these workhorses brought back to their original beauty. In some cases, they're also upgraded with performance parts and modern accessories. Today, we'll be taking a look back at five Chevy and GMC truck restoration projects that feature parts from the Classic Industries GM Truck parts catalog.

Classic Camaro Builds: Restoration Parts in Action

The classic Camaro is an American icon on wheels. Since its launch in 1967, this vehicle from Chevrolet has had a lasting impact on the automotive industry and the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world. As a result, it's no surprise that so many people have chosen to restore them to factory condition, or modify them into hot rods for the street, track, or drag strip. Classic Industries has been supporting Camaro fans by providing hard-to-find parts for these vehicles since 1976. Today, we'll take a look back at some of the many awesome classic Camaro builds we have photographed at our California headquarters over the years.

1967 Mustang - Undefeated by Disasters

Whether it's a movie, TV show, or book, every great story has a few twists and turns that make the ending all the more satisfying. The hero narrowly overcomes disaster time and time again, but everything works out at the conclusion. Such is the case with the tale of Mike Arthur's 1967 Mustang. It was purchased in the '60s, stolen and recovered in the '70s, and damaged in a shop fire in the '90s. But thankfully, it survived and was restored it to its original beauty.

1968 Camaro - LS3-Powered Restomod

The Chevrolet Camaro is unquestionably one of the most iconic American cars of all time, but it shares this high level of prestige with its big brother, the Corvette. These two-door sports cars from General Motors have shared real estate in dealership showrooms for decades, and even though they're not direct competitors, they do share similar characteristics and a similar spirit. So, when Ryan Duncan set out to rebuild his '68 Camaro, he decided to drop in the heart of a Corvette: an LS3 V8 motor. After all, a little sharing among siblings is a good thing.