Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Emory Motorsports' Porsche 356 Outlaw from our Fall Catalog

Our fall catalog features the craftsmanship of Rod Emory and the talented crew at Emory Motorsports in North Hollywood, Ca. Emory Motorsports builds one of a kind custom Porsche 356 Outlaws. Emory's creations can be found at the premiere automotive events and concours shows around the country. In fact, one of their most recent builds, picked up honors at the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance

The Porsche 356 underneath a California Car Cover Customweave cover. It is our premium indoor cover featuring a stretch form fit and soft inner lining.

Our fall California Car Cover catalog showcases one of their 1958 Porsche 356 Outlaw Coupes. The coupe is finished in stone grey paint.

The interior includes a Nardi steering wheel and custom leather and tartan upholstery.

The Porsche is powered by a 911-4 2.4l engine that produces 185 hp. A 901 aluminum case 5-speed transmission let's the driver run through the gears on the Mulholland Canyon with ease.

A great part of the visit to Emory Motorsports was the chance to tour the facility to see the latest creation and works in progress.

The 1958 Porsche 356 A Outlaw Coupe

The Fall 2016 California Car Cover Catalog Cover
Thank you to Rod, Chris and everyone at Emory Motorsports for the hospitality during our visit to the shop.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

5th Annual Summer Cruise Night at California Car Cover 2016

Classics and muscle cars on the front lawn at California Car Cover
Last night was our 5th Annual Summer Cruise Night at California Car Cover and it was our biggest and best event yet. Thank you to all our local friends and customers who braved the Chatsworth heat earlier in the day and joined us for a great evening.

The Summer Cruise Night officially kicked off at 5pm last night and by 6pm our entire parking lot was full. It was a fun event for the entire family and best of all we were getting together for a good cause. The event is free to attend, but we do host a charity prize raffle at the show. All proceeds from the raffle are donated to a local charity. This year we were able to raise $400 for Friends and Helpers thanks to all of our great attendees and event sponsors.

As the sun went down, all attendees were able to enjoy live music from Hound Dog Dave and The Meltones, BBQ sandwiches from Burnt to a Crisp and laughs with fellow auto enthusiasts. We could not host such an event without the help of our great sponsors.

Hopefully we will see everyone back at California Car Cover on Saturday, October 8th for our Annual Parking Lot Sale, Swap Meet and Show!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Our Visit to MONA: Glendale's Museum of Neon Art

Our friends the Pep Boys greet you as you enter MONA.
On a recent Saturday afternoon, we cruised over to Brand Blvd. in Glendale to check out MONA. We love pretty much anything related to vintage SoCal culture, so when we heard about MONA we had to pay it a visit. MONA is the Museum of Neon Art and its located in Glendale, Ca not too far of a drive from the California Car Cover headquarters.

MONA focuses on the preservation and restoration of vintage neon signs that used to cover the south land. Anyone that grew up in the area will definitely recognize some of the glowing neon signs on display. The small museum showcases their most recent acquisitions and projects.

Neon sign from the famed La Palma Chicken Pie Shop

The museum has an on site restoration center that also hosts classes on neon sign repair and design. In just a few weeks, MONA will be hosting a reception for the debut of The Brown Derby neon sign that is their most recent project. Details about that event are on the MONA website.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

5th Annual Summer Cruise Night Just 2 Weeks Away

Our 5th Annual Summer Cruise Night is just two weeks away. On Wednesday, August 10th we will be having our yearly parking lot party at the California Car Cover headquarters in Chatsworth, Ca. The event is open to all makes of custom cars and hot rods. It is open to the public and free to attend.

"This annual event is something our friends and customers look forward to each August. It is a great evening to see some cool cars and socialize with friends and customers," said Jim DeFrank, California Car Cover's President. "It's a free community event that only lasts a few hours, but it is definitely worth the trip."

Cruise over to California Car Cover from 5pm-9pm. This year's Cruise Night will again feature live classic rock from Dave & the Mel-Tones, local vendors and a charity prize raffle.

We hope to see everyone at California Car Cover after work on Wednesday, August 10th.  We are located at: 9525 De Soto Ave. Chatsworth, Ca 91311.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Custom Fit Nova Protection at Church Boys Racing

Each year at the Goodguys PPG Nationals we get to visit with our friends at Church Boys Racing. Being a Nova fan, I always enjoy seeing what the Church family brings to Columbus.

Before the show, they had mentioned that a serious fire broke out in their shop over the winter and caused quite a bit of damage. Fortunately. no one was injured in the fire and for the most part their vehicles were spared.

The Church Boys told us that their were two covers in the shop, one under a California Car Cover and another uncovered on the lift. The vehicle on the lift had some damage to the rear trim and paint, while the covered Chevy Nova was protected from the heat.

Dirt debris from the fire on the California Car Cover Plushweave cover that was in the garage.
We do not make claims about any of our covers being flame retardant or fire resistance, but it was a bit of good news that came out of a tough situation. Church Boys Racing has been a customer of California Car Cover for many years and we were glad to hear that one of our Plushweave covers protected their beautiful Nova. 

This custom Nova was the vehicle protected underneath the car cover. After some detailing, the Nova looked good as new.

Thank you to everyone at Church Boys Racing for sharing the story with us. We were glad to see the Nova at Columbus and look forward to what's on display there in 2017.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

MSRA Back to the Fifties Weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota 2016

The crowded streets of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds during the MSRA Back to the Fifties weekend.

In mid June, the California Car Cover Crew made it annual trip to Minnesota for the MSRA Back to the Fifties weekend. This is one of our favorite events each year. The show attracts around 12,000 cars to the State Fairgrounds for a weekend of cruising.

Thousands of people and cars take over the Minnesota Fairgrounds for three days in June.

A group of cruisers having a good time at the car show.

The MSRA Back to the Fifties car show attracts all types of vintage and classic automobiles.

There are so many cars to see, the only way you can maybe see them up is to get up in the air on the Sky Ride or grandstands.

Thank you to everyone at the MSRA for hosting another great event. The California Car Cover Crew looks forward to being back at the event again in 2017.