Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 Car Show Calendar at California Car Cover

Our 2017 car show schedule for California Car Cover is here. Each year we try to bring our local friends and customers unique ways to get together and grow the classic car community. This year we have some new events to get more people an opportunity to meet and hang out with us at our headquarters in Chatsworth, Ca.

For the past few years, we have had specific car shows on a handful of Saturdays at our store. We've had classic Ford days, muscle car day or Camaro day to name a few. Instead of those marquee days of the past, this year we will host Saturday Socials. These will be casual "Cars & Coffee" type get-togethers on select Saturdays this spring-fall. The free events will be low key social hours to meet with like minded men and women who are passionate about their cars, no matter what they drive. The events are open to all makes and models of new or classic cars.

2017 Social Saturdays Schedule

Saturday, March 4th 8am-11am
Saturday, April 29th 8am-11am
Saturday, June 10th 8am-11am
Saturday, July 22nd 8am-11am
Saturday, September 16th 8am-11am
Saturday, October 7th 8am-11am

We will host coffee and donuts in the morning, plus see what type of special cars or guests we can get to show up for each social. More details on each event will be posted to the California Car Cover Facebook page.

The largest event we host each year has become the annual European car show. This event attracts late model European cars from all over California to Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth, Ca. We host this event along with Bernie Chacon, of dubNation Events. Last year, we had over 600 cars in attendance and look to make the event bigger and better in 2017. EURO17, as it is called, is a charity fundraiser for our friends at Rancho San Antonio, a nonprofit group, around the corner from California Car Cover. Complete details about this event will be posted to

Wednesday, August 16th will be our 6th Annual Summer Cruise Night. When the suns goes down, cruise over to California Car Cover for our yearly parking lot party. The free show is open to all makes and models of custom cars. We always have a live band and local vendors. Last year, we packed the house, so expect a good time with friends, classic cars and rock n roll.

The last Saturday Social of 2017 will coincide with our 9th Annual Parking Lot Sale. Each year, we empty the warehouse to make room for seasonal and holiday merchandise. It's a great chance to save money of open box, old stock and closeout merchandise. Mark your calendars if you need to stock up on car covers and garage items. Always a local customer favorite!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Custom Fit Accessories for the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Our January 2017 California Car Cover featured a high performance Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. This modern muscle car is at home on the freeway or racetrack with its blend of performance, style and comfort.

Our friend Paul Alhasian of PK Auto Design brought over his 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 for our new year's photo shoot to feature some new custom accessories from California Car Cover now available for the GT350.

One of our Superweave all weather outdoor car covers is the ideal cover for a GT350 looking to take the cover with him or her to work, the track or a weekend trip. The compact size of the Superweave cover does not affect its performance. The lightweight material is highly water resistant and excellent against dust and UV rays.

Paul and the team at PK Auto Design are known for their custom wheel designs. His GT350 rides on a set of wheels he designed with a eye catching red finish.

Lloyd Mats has been making custom fit floor mats for California Car Cover since our beginning. Their premium quality floor mats are second to none. For the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 we selected a set of Ultimat carpet floor mats with the Shelby logo appliques. The mats feature the licensed logos and factory matching mat securing tabs.

To keep the heat out, we selected an Ultimate Reflector Sun Shade by Intro-Tech. The Ultimate Reflector's insulated panels and reflective film reduce heat to keep the interior much cooler. The Ultimate Reflectors are custom fit to specific year, make and model of the vehicle. 

Here is the 2017 California Car Cover January catalog cover if you haven't seen it in your mailbox. You can always view the e-version on our website or request a catalog over the phone.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Penta Motorsports as our Santa's Toy Shop for Holiday 2016

Each year for our annual holiday gift guide, we like to feature a local customer's shop or garage as our Santa's Toy Shop setting. This year, the California Car Cover Media Team only had a short drive over to Penta Motorsports. Penta Motorsports is around the corner from California Car Cover in Canoga Park, Ca. Penta operates a full custom shop for small vehicle modifications to complete builds and restorations. Their impressive facility is home to some incredible custom muscle cars, race cars and classics. Plus, they are long time friends and customers of CCC, so they have to be a good group, right?

When our media team initially visited Penta prior to the photo shoot one particular vehicle caught our eye. Penta Motorsports has a fleet of custom Daimler and Porsche autos, but this 1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A was impressive. Steve Sanett, founder of Penta Motorsports, recently completed a ground up restoration of this vehicle. Under the hood is a Ford 302 with aluminum heads that has 415 hp. With its 4-speed transmission this Tiger goes 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.

Penta Motorsports facility repairs, builds and maintains a variety of automobiles for every type of enthusiast. 

To see the latest news or creations from Penta Motorsports, please visit their website. Thanks again to Steve and everyone at Penta for taking the time to assist us with this year's Santa's Toy Shop. 

Do you love California Car Cover products and have a cool or unique garage? Send us some photos or message through the CCC Facebook page to be considered for a future feature in our catalog.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Jimmy DeFrank Wins His 5th NHRA Lucas Oil Super Stock Title

Earlier this month, California Car Cover' Chief Operations Officer, Jimmy DeFrank, was recognized for his accomplishments outside of the office. Jimmy has been competing in NHRA Sportsman drag racing for over twenty seasons. This past year he won his 5th national title in NHRA Super Stock competition. Everyone at California Car Cover is proud of what Jimmy has done.

Jimmy gave a speech in front of the other NHRA Lucas Oil winners, their families and racing sponsors. "We really could not go racing without the support of our sponsors, like K&N Air Filters, Red Line Oil," said Jimmy. "Competing for national championships means a lot of time on the road for the team and me, so everyone's support at California Car Cover really helps."

Jimmy shared the stage with all of the other winner's of NHRA Lucas Oil Racing Series national champions. Jimmy joins a small group of drivers that have won five or more national titles.

Jimmy at the "Walk of Fame" for drivers at the Dolby Theatre.

Congratulations to Jimmy and the entire Jim DeFrank and Sons Racing team for what they accomplished in 2016. It was a great season. We will have to wait until February to see what next season has in store. "We haven't set a game plan for next season yet. Our company is pretty busy during the holiday season, so I'm sure we will sit down after the first of the year to see what events we will attend in 2017", said Jimmy.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Mecum Anaheim Auto Auction This Weekend at the Convention Center

Waiting for the Friday morning Road Art auctions to begin.

It's time for the California Car Cover Crew's annual trip to the Anaheim Convention Center when the Mecum Auction company comes to town. Mecum Auctions auctions off 100's of hot rods, classics and late models vehicles over three day during the car auction. There are plenty of great cars to see in person at the convention center and here are some of the classics up for sale that caught my line.

Nicely restored 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup

Got to love the square body. Clean and low 1983 Chevrolet C10 Pickup.
One of the feature cars was this 1958 Chevrolet

1948 Ford Woodie Wagon

1963 Ford Econoline Pickup

I950 Ford Convertible.

1967 Cadillac DeVille

1957 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz Convertible

1960 Volkswagen Beetle with Rag Top

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

A view from the "red carpet."

1959 Volkswagen Samba 23 Window Bus

Ford Galaxie 500 XL
The Mecum Auction takes place now through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center. Find complete details on the official Mecum website.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Los Angeles Auto Show at the LA Convention Center

The LA Auto Show officially kicks off this Friday. Everyone at California Car Cover enjoys checking out the events on press and industry days so we can get a glimpse of the latest vehicles and concept cars before public admission. The media days are now referred to as AutoMobility LA. In addition to the vehicle debuts, AutoMobility LA features informative conferences to discuss transportation, green vehicles, automobile technology and industry trends. 

Chevrolet showcased plenty of Silverado and Colorado pickups in addition to their high performance Camaro and Corvette vehicles.

Thursday morning was the debut of the Volkswagen Atlas, VW's latest 7-passenger SUV.

The Galpin Hall of Customs is always a big draw from our friends at Galpin Ford and Galpin Auto Sports.

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The Lincoln Navigator concept vehicle on display at the LA Auto Show.

Porsche always has a great display at the LA Auto Show. All of the latest models are there, plus a few specialty vehicles. 

The LA Auto Show kicks off this Friday and runs through next weekend. For additional details, please visit their website.