Posted by Danny Howell on 11/3/2014 to General
My son walked in to the office the other day with an old Chevy part in his hand and asked, "Dad, how much is this worth?" I looked at the part and then back at my son and said with a smile "Don't know, guess you're gonna have to sell it to find out!" I'm actually quite amazed at the direction the entire hobby has gone. If you had asked me 40 years ago when I started Classic Chevy to project the value of Classic Chevy's today, I would never have guessed they would be as valuable as they are.
Posted by Danny B Howell on 8/27/2014 to General
It was 1971 – I'd finally finished college and I was excited to get started in life. The Vietnam war was not over yet and I anticipated getting drafted since I'd already received one draft notice. I had really grown to love cars while I was in college where I bought a 1940 Ford 2-door Deluxe Sedan that I developed into a little street rod. It was powered by a small block Chevy. Next, I had a ‘67 mustang in which I suped up a 289 and added ported and polished heads. My partner and close friend Doug Moorhead was really into the Chevrolet scene and we'd actually picked up a ‘57 Chevy along the freeway and dropped a 409 cu. in engine into it. It was our first real undertaking and it taught us a lot. We just liked old cars - they were fun and we began to watch what was happening in the hobby. We attended car shows, hit the drag strips and just did what a lot of guys our age were doing. We had never considered turning our hobby into a business. What brought about the change were two events that I'll never forget.
Posted by Danny Howell on 7/9/2014 to General
Have you ever purchased a project car from another state only to discover that when it arrived at your place it was a lemon? Have you ever bought a car through Craigslist or Ebay or from a friend of a friend and learned (after it was too late) that the pictures you were shown didn't show everything?
Posted by Danny Howell on 6/12/2014 to General
I make a living selling old Chevy parts and I have been doing this since the early 1970s. What started as a hobby exploded into a massive community of fellow classic Chevrolet car buffs. As much as I would love to sell you parts, I'm not in this business simply to make money. I am a hobbyist myself. I enjoy helping people track down that elusive part and get their classic Chevy dream car one part closer to completion. Whether you are about to begin a project, or have already made this plunge, this parts guide is for you. I put it together to help you find what you need, discover what you didn't know you had, and make your restoration process a whole lot easier.
Posted by Danny Howell on 3/26/2014 to General
We want to hear from people who have learned lessons while restoring their Chevy. What nuggets of golden wisdom are you able to pass along to someone who is just getting started in restoring their Chevy? We plan on compiling this list into a free guide that we will distribute for people who need help restoring their car.
Posted by Guest Author on 3/18/2014 to General
Since its inception in 1911, the Chevrolet Motor Company has created reliable, stylish vehicles for the average American family. With a wide range of body styles and easy accessibility of parts, it is no wonder that classic Chevrolet vehicles inspire collectors and fan clubs with a passion for Chevys. Enthusiasts often become fascinated with the history of the classic Chevys that most appeal to them. This post explains their fascination and why you, too, should enjoy the classics.
Posted by James Howell on 11/26/2013 to General
The first generation of the Chevy Caprice was truly the greatest among all its later releases. This masterpiece of Chevy automotive engineering redefined the standards for cars that were currently making the top-line series for Chevy automobiles. The Impala had already enjoyed success, and this counterpart to a vehicle of this size offered a refreshing and innovative contrast. The Estate version of this model also made some landmarks in the world of automotive releases. The Caprice was the first car released by Chevy since 1954 to feature simulated wood grains as an extremely prominent feature of the total aesthetic design.
Posted by James on 11/25/2013 to General
At the heart of every person who loves their vehicle lies the instinct to improve, adjust and tune to the car lover's specifications. The African American community has fully participated in this notion with Chevrolet and other General Motors models throughout the last 50 years. Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs are very ordinary road vehicles, but the influence of the black community has put new life into each model with modifications to enhance each standard factory model into an ultra unique expression of individualism.
Posted by James Howell on 11/11/2013 to General
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