Monday, March 2, 2015

1940 Packard Darrin Convertible from our March 2015 California Car Cover Catalog

Our March catalog kicked off spring a few weeks early today. The latest California Car Cover car care and accessories guide features many new products for the automobile enthusiast. Highlighting the latest catalog is the rare 1940 Packard Super 8 Darrin Convertible.

This pristine classic is owned by longtime California Car Cover customers Rob & Linda Raznick of Calabasas, Ca. You might recall that we featured a few of Rob & Linda's other classics on a past catalog cover.

This rare Packard was #42 of 44 ever produced. It has all matching serial numbers and the original sales receipt. The car was in very good condition when Rob acquired it, but he decided to fully restore the automobile to its original condition. Tony Castellano of Palmdale, Ca completely restored the vehicle. Tony and Rob did an excellent job of making the Packard look beautiful, because it won Best in Class when it was taken to The Quail Show in Carmel, Ca.

The Packard is powered by a Whisper Quiet 160hp straight 8 motor. 

The catalog cover.
Thank you again to Rob and Linda for participating in our March catalog photo shoot. Stay connected with California Car Cover on Facebook to see more great photos from catalog shoots and car shows.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Sacramento Autorama Car Show Photo Coverage

The 65th Annual Sacramento Autorama was held over President's Day weekend at the Cal Expo Center in Sacramento, Ca. I enjoy heading north from Los Angeles for this car show whenever I have a chance. The show attracts a nice collection of custom cars from all over the Western United States. There is always a lot of chrome, candy paint and white wall tires at the Sacramento Autorama.

1964 Ford Thunderbolt Race Car

1963 Buick Riviera X-11

This 1957 Ford Ranch Wagon was one of my favorite cars at the show.

This 1936 Ford was on display at the Grand National Roadster Show, but it was still worth checking out at the Autorama. The "In the Mood" Ford Coupe has great paint and details.

A number of pinstripers were on hand all weekend creating works of art to auction off for charity.

The glass roof of the Triton.

1955 Ford F-100 Pickup

1958 Chevy Impala

1961 Oldsmobile Super 88

A lot of local car clubs showed off their classic cars and muscle cars over the weekend at the Autorama.

1935 Ford Pickup

1951 Chevy

The Suede Pavilion always houses a nice group of customs and traditional style hot rods. There were plenty of '32s and 1950's era customs on display. 

1956 Buick Special

 Throughout the weekend there is also a cruise-in car show for local car owners. The big day for the cruise-in show was Saturday, which featured a number of local car clubs. There were plenty of cars on display.

1936 Ford 5-Window

The Sacramento Autorama takes over the entire Expo Center, so there is building after building filled with cars.

Another one of my favorite cars from the Sacramento Autorama was this 1951 Chevy Convertible. The red paint and two-tone interior was amazing.

Below are a few of our Instagram posts from over the weekend. Check out all of our photos from car shows all over the country by following @calcarcover

1940 Mercury Coupe

Check back in the coming weeks for more car show coverage, new product reviews and more on the California Car Cover blog.