Why Don’t They Make That Part?

Why don’t they make it for my car? Story and photography supplied by Colin Date One of the most common questions in classic Chevy car circles is: “Why don’t they make this part for my car?” As a supplier and manufacturer to the aftermarket for many years, we will attempt to answer this question and […]

Summer Memories

It’s that time of year again – summer! These are the times we look so forward to all winter long – warm summer days that blend seamlessly into the night, giving us plenty of time for those classic car get-togethers. It’s the time we hit the car shows and enjoy the company of fellow automotive […]

Street or strip, this ’57 Bel Air rules ’em both

In 1957 I traded a ’54 Ford Crestliner and $1200 for this ’57 Bel Air 2-door hardtop. Black with a black/silver interior along with a 270 horse, 2×4 barrel set up, 3-speed tranny and a 3.55 single track rear end. This was in February of ’57, and the only drag strip open that time of […]

Tire Cleaning: 101

This may seem like a super simple little project, but believe me, when your tires have been coated in primer overspray, it’s not. Our project Chevelle was in the shop undergoing bodywork, primer, more bodywork, more primer, some finessing bodywork, a little more primer…well, you get the idea. The car was moved around in the […]

Rockin’ Down the Highway

Ever think about how big a part music plays as it relates to our classic car hobby? I’ve had my ear buds in for the past half hour and what comes on the iPod? The Doobie Brothers’ “Rockin’ Down The Highway”. A driving song if there ever was one! This particular tune has almost landed […]

Manufacturing Reproduction Auto Parts

All of our older Chevys utilized pot metal and the chroming process in the manufacture of emblems, bezels and other trim items. This is how it’s done. Story and Photography By Fred Weideman of Gene Smith Reproduction Parts & Accessories 1956 Taillight tooling, molds for die cast parts. GM made a lot of die cast […]

1955 Chevy Two-Ten: The Replacement

1955 Chevy Two-Ten: The Replacement Sometimes good comes from bad, as evidenced by this stunning 1955 Chevy Two-Ten. As a teenager growing up, I was always around cars. My daddy was a car salesman and one of my uncles ran a junkyard. Through the years, I had a ’56, ’57, and ’58 Chevy. I always […]

Customer Ride: Uncle Tony’s 1956 Chevy

Uncle Tony’s 1956 Chevy I bought my 1956 Chevy 15 years ago in Tennessee from the original owner. I’ve been a “Tri-5” guy and car nut my entire life. My father owned a service station when I was young. There, I would spend much of my time after school. I used to play a game […]

The Chevrolets of the GM Motorama

The Chevrolets of the GM Motorama 1953-1956 Text by David W. Temple Photos as credited The GM Motorama was an elaborate auto show held eight times between 1949 and 1961. Those held consecutively from 1953 to 1956 are the ones best remembered because those shows featured dream cars typically built of fiberglass– such as the […]

Are There Any Scale Modelers Out There?

Are There Any Scale Modelers Out There? Do we have any scale modelers out there? With the thousands of car fans we have reading our blogs, we must have some scale modelers who’d love to see their handi-work on our pages here. I know it’s been a long, weird winter, weather-wise. And I know some […]