Tuesday, March 27, 2012

April 2012 Catalog Cover Car: 1959 Chevy El Camino

We have featured a few vehicles from Fennel Restorations and we were thrilled this time around when Mike and Juli Fennel could participate in the April 2012 California Car Cover catalog cover photo shoot. Early El Caminos are hot right now and this 1959 model is a fine example.

This 1959 Chevy El Camino features a 409 engine under the hood, tuck n' roll interior and candy apple red paint.

The El Camino sits on Wheel Vintiques chrome wheels and BF Goodrich white walls.

We always feature their hot rods, but Fennel Restorations in Santa Clarita, Ca does an excellent job of restorating classic and historic vehicles. They oversee completion restorations of many vehicles that have been sold at Concours events and Barrett-Jackson auctions.

Tuck n' Roll Interior.

For more information on Fennel Restorations, please visit their website.
The April 2012 California Car Cover catalog.

Check back next week for photo highlights and coverage of the Good Guys Del Mar Car Show and La Jolla Concours this coming weekend.

Monday, March 26, 2012

California Car Cover on Stacey David's Gearz

California Car Cover was featured on a recent episode of Stacey David's Gearz. Stacey has hosted a number of television programs, all based around the building and maintaining of vehicles. A true gearhead, Stacey's show highlights all sorts of automobiles and definitely worth checking out on SPEED.
The episode that features California Car Cover was episode 3 of the current season: Supercars, Kit Cars and the SL-C. Stacey talked about our Superweave car cover material and other covers that will protect your vehicle from a variety of elements. You can read more about our car covers on our main website.

You can watch the entire episode online on Stacey's website or check your local SPEED listings as it will air a few more times this month.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Get Your Office in Gear With PitStop Furniture

Is your office furniture a little boring or something you would typically find at the local office supply store? Then you might want to consider chairs or a desk from PitStop Furniture. The PitStop Furniture offers a unique mix of automotive inspired office furnishings and is available at California Car Cover.

The Receiver Chairs are inspired by automotive racing seats. The chair features a sturdy steel frame and sport styling.
The chair features an adjustable back for optimal comfort.
The armrest feature embossed tire tread pattern for a very cool automotive look.

The Rolling Desk Chair features many of the details that the Receiver Chair has, plus many more. You'll notice the tire tread armrests and adjustable backrest.
In addition, the Rolling Chair features an aluminum shift knob handle seat adjuster. The armrests positions can be adjusted as well.

The chair has stitched seams and styling inspired by racing seats.
Sport style wheels are designed to mimic racing wheels found on European automobiles.
Above the rolling metal base is a decorative brake disc and caliper to add even more automotive inspired style. The chairs are available in a few different color combinations to coordinate with your office or garage decor.

The glass top desk is also available in a variety of colors. The steel frame desk features a number of racing inspired details.
The paper holder is inspired by a race car's rear wing.
Braided cable and metal eyelets secure the desk frame.
The desk's side supports feature shocks
A side view of the desk
Want to see more? The PitStop Furniture Collection can be viewed on our main website, as new items are continually being added. These chairs and desk and be viewed in our showroom on Chatsworth, Ca at anytime.

Shop Tour: Roy Brizio Street Rods

For over 25 years, Roy Brizio and the staff at his street rod shop have built some of the best looking and best driving street rods and customs in the country. His latest projects picked up a number of awards at this year's Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Ca. Roy Brizio Street Rods is located in South San Francisco, Ca and worth a visit if you are in the Bay Area for an automotive event.Roy Brizio and my father have been friends for many years. We were fortunate for the opportunity to have Roy and his father Andy participate on our Father's Day 2010 catalog cover.

Inside the shop, this poster at the counter caught my eye right away. Check out the car owner using a California Car Duster to keep his Hi-Boy clean. This needs to be on display at our headquarters!

A bulletin board for local auto events, periodicals and For Sale vehicles in the retail store.

The Roy Brizio Street Rods showroom: Roy Brizio Street Rods is also one of our Golden Shine Dealers in the San Francisco Bay area. It is a great place for Northern California customers to pick up all the Golden Shine products they need. The shop carries a variety of accessories and options to make your street rod look just how you want.
Out in the shop were many projects in various stages of completion. Most of the cars on hand were street rods, but there were a few muscle cars and classics in the shop for some upgrades.

Waiting for some parts
The Final Assembly area is the last stage for vehicles. This is where street rods and project cars get the finishing touches. Brizio Street Rods build some of the finest automobiles for well known classic car collectors, like John Mumford and Dennis Varni, plus renowned musicians Eric Clapton and Neil Young.

I thought the wall of clipboards was pretty cool. Plenty of notes on the project cars in the shop.
A finished 5-Window Coupe.
Final assembly area

The staff at Roy Brizio Street Rods

Wall of memorabilia
Race Car Neon Sign

Champion Speed Shop Dragster hanging from the wall
Street Rod Sign
Special thanks to Dave, the Sales Manager, over at Brizio Street Rods for letting me tour around the places and take photos. For more information on Brizio Street Rods, please visit their website. Each year, Roy Brizio hosts an Open House event and the 2012 show will be held on Saturday, May 12th. California Car Cover has been a supporter of the show for many years and you can obtain more details on the show on their website.

Where will I be next? Be sure to following along on the blog. -Tony