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Now in the Showroom: 1969 Camaro Pace Car

Here at Classic Industries, we're more than just a restoration parts retailer. We're diehard car enthusiasts who enjoy spending time around classic vehicles just as much as you do. As a result, we've developed our own collection of cars and trucks over the years, and many of these can be seen rotating through the display space inside our Retail Showroom. The latest of these centerpiece cars is our freshly-restored 1969 Camaro Pace Car.

Here at Classic Industries, we're more than just a restoration parts retailer. We're diehard car enthusiasts who enjoy spending time around classic vehicles just as much as you do. As a result,...

1967 Camaro RS - Simple Elegance

Trends may come and go, but a true classic never really goes out of style. The first-generation Camaro is a perfect example of this principle. More than 50 years after its debut, this automotive icon still looks just as good as it did when it left the showroom floor. And even though many of the components of these cars have worn out and aged, the availability of a myriad of original-style replacement parts makes it easy to restore a Camaro to like-new condition.

Trends may come and go, but a true classic never really goes out of style. The first-generation Camaro is a perfect example of this principle. More than 50 years after its debut, this automotive...

'73 Camaro Type LT - Driven Every Day

Many of the restored classic cars and trucks that visit our Retail Showroom are used primarily as weekend cruisers or show vehicles, and understandably so. Some owners enjoy their cars most by using them on special occasions. However, other owners prefer to use their vehicles as much as possible, racking up the miles and spending as much time as possible behind the wheel. Brandyn Guerrero, of West Covina, California, drives his 1973 Camaro Type LT every chance he gets.

Many of the restored classic cars and trucks that visit our Retail Showroom are used primarily as weekend cruisers or show vehicles, and understandably so. Some owners enjoy their cars most by...

1980 Camaro Z28 - High School Project

Classic car restoration is a passion that bridges generations. Whether you're just learning how to turn a wrench or you're a veteran builder with decades of experience, everyone can appreciate the transformation of a timeless vehicle. We always enjoy meeting up-and-coming young classic car fans, and assisting them with their first projects. Tyler Baird, of Huntington Beach, California, is an excellent example of this group. Despite still being in high school, he's already spent several years restoring his 1980 Camaro Z28.

Classic car restoration is a passion that bridges generations. Whether you're just learning how to turn a wrench or you're a veteran builder with decades of experience, everyone can appreciate the...

Classic Industries at SEMA 2018

Each year, members of the Classic Industries team head out to Las Vegas to set up a booth at the world's largest automotive trade show: the SEMA Show. This massive industry-only gathering houses countless custom vehicles, ranging from pristine classics to modern supercars. It also serves as a showcase for the latest and greatest aftermarket parts and accessories for cars and trucks of all kinds. The SEMA Show provides a great opportunity for us to display new parts from the Classic Industries catalogs, as well as some very special vehicles.

Each year, members of the Classic Industries team head out to Las Vegas to set up a booth at the world's largest automotive trade show: the SEMA Show. This massive industry-only gathering houses...

Classic Industries Featured on ABC7 Eyewitness News

The Classic Industries Retail Showroom is always busy with customers browsing our catalogs and picking up restoration parts for their project cars and trucks. Many of these customers are Southern California locals, but quite a few others stop by while visiting from other states or even other countries. However, last week our showroom received an extra-special visitor: Dave Kunz from ABC7 Eyewitness News. Dave and his film crew took a look behind the scenes at Classic Industries and interviewed company founder and CEO Jeff Leonard.

The Classic Industries Retail Showroom is always busy with customers browsing our catalogs and picking up restoration parts for their project cars and trucks. Many of these customers are Southern...

1967 Camaro SS/RS - Marina Blue Beauty

Marking the first year of the first generation of the Chevrolet Camaro, 1967 was the year that started it all. More than 50 years later, the Camaro is still a legend, and the appearance of these early examples remains just as elegant as it was back then.

Marking the first year of the first generation of the Chevrolet Camaro, 1967 was the year that started it all. More than 50 years later, the Camaro is still a legend, and the appearance of these...

Restoring Your Classic 101: Dash Pads

Although you may not think about it, the dashboard in your vehicle takes a beating. It's continually baking in brutal sunlight and building heat focused through the windshield making for a very harsh condition. The dash pad is expected to survive many years or even decades of continual UV exposure and heat cycles. The sophisticated polymers used in modern cars are pretty resilient, but exact formulations are a much more advanced science now than they were back in the 1960s and 1970s. This combination of harsh conditions and older polymer construction has led to an inevitable and very common problem: dash pad deterioration.

Although you may not think about it, the dashboard in your vehicle takes a beating. It's continually baking in brutal sunlight and building heat focused through the windshield making for a very...

1971 Camaro SS - Home Grown

The term "shadetree mechanic" is used to refer to a do-it-yourselfer or tinkerer who works on vehicles, often at home in a driveway, garage, or literally under the shade of a tree. We've sometimes heard this term used with a negative connotation, implying that a hobbyist could be under-qualified and might be doing more harm than good by making repairs. However, we've seen firsthand that many of these so-called shadetree classic car restoration projects turn out great. In some cases, the care and attention to detail put into these home builds rivals the work produced by experienced professional shops.

The term "shadetree mechanic" is used to refer to a do-it-yourselfer or tinkerer who works on vehicles, often at home in a driveway, garage, or literally under the shade of a tree. We've sometimes...

1968 Camaro SS/RS - Big-Block Beast

Unassuming "sleeper" cars can be a lot of fun, since it's always entertaining to surprise onlookers by achieving impressive horsepower and performance in an otherwise ordinary-looking vehicle. However, it can be just as much fun to build a vehicle that has no qualms about showing off its potential for the world to see. Much like a venomous snake with brightly-colored stripes that tell predators "don't mess with me", these raucous cars send a loud and clear message about their potential.

Unassuming "sleeper" cars can be a lot of fun, since it's always entertaining to surprise onlookers by achieving impressive horsepower and performance in an otherwise ordinary-looking vehicle....