Tuesday, November 25, 2014

1956 Chevy Wagon & Shasta Trailer from our December Catalog Cover

The December edition of the California Car Cover catalog features a 1956 Chevy Beauville Station Wagon with a matching 1965 Shasta Airflyte trailer. We thought this wagon and trailer would be the perfect "Winter Escape" vehicle for Santa Claus.

The wagon and trailer belongs to the Kleckner family from Southern California and we were thankful they were able to assist us with our holiday photo shoot.

The '65 Airflyte trailer has been fully restored and painted in India Ivory and Victory Red to match the station wagon. The interior has also been restored to fit the 1950s-1960's era styling of the wagon.

The '56 Chevy wagon still has the original Bel-Air interior.

The station wagon has a 305 engine under the hood.

For those of you who did not receive a copy of the catalog in the mail, below is the final product. Thank you to Alex, Sean and Mark Kleckner for assisting us with our annual holiday photo shoot. If you want to get a cool catalog like this from California Car Cover, please sign up for one on our website.

Check back in the coming weeks for photo highlights from the final Pomona Swap Meet of the year, plus the Mooneyes X-Mas Party and much more.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Day Photos

The LA Auto Show kicked off with the annual Motor Press Guild Invitational. This "cars & coffee" event features breakfast, live music, cool cars and the presentation of the MPG "Innovation Vehicle of the Year" Award.

Wednesday morning was the first press & trade day at the Los Angeles Auto Show in downtown Los Angeles. For the next week and a half, the Los Angeles Convention Center will be all about new cars and trucks.

Bright and early on Wednesday morning was the MPG Invitational Awards breakfast. Local food trucks serve up breakfast for automotive media and trade personnel while everyone checks out notable custom cars, race cars and new vehicles.  This kickoff event always attracts a who's-who in the local automobile scene.

Famed car builder George Barris was on hand to talk car customization.

Take your pick: Local Porsche builders Magnus Walker and Singer Design showed off some of their craftsmanship underneath the MPG tent.

Audi kicked off the press day with the first unveiling at 9am.

Cadillac ATS Coupe road race vehicle.

Cadillac unveiled the V-Series models of its popular ATS coupe and sedan vehicles. The performance specs on the monitor are just a few of the reasons that the ATS unveiling drew so much attention.

Saleen Booth in the Exotics and Performance Hall.

Getting ready for the BMW unveiling...

Part of the draw of the LA Auto Show are the numerous concept or inspiration vehicles built to showcase what the manufacturers are dream of and accomplish.

The Infiniti Q80 Concept Sedan.

The Toyota FT-1 Coupe

The Mercedes AMG GTS

The Mercedes Maybach

Ultra low production Jaguar Project 7.

Everyone was looking forward to seeing the Mustang Shelby GT350 in person.

Chrysler also unveiled the latest update to its popular 300 series sedans.

Actor and race car driver, Patrick Dempsey, was on hand for the unveiling of the GTS, plus announced his Porsche racing schedule for 2015.

Porsche unveiled their latest GTS models, including the latest version of the 911 Carrera GTS.
  Thank you to everyone at the Los Angeles Auto Show for the hospitality. The auto manufacturers and vendors were all gracious and accommodating. The Auto Show runs from November 21-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For information on where California Car Cover is sending me next, please visit our website.-Tony