Monday, December 14, 2015

Mooneyes X-Mas Party Car Show & Drag Race 2015

The 2015 Mooneyes X-Mas Party Car Show and Drag Race was held at Irwindale Speedway this past Saturday. The California Car Cover Crew was back as a vendor this year to help support one of our long time customers. We had a great time hanging out at the car show with our friends at colleagues. The X-Mas Party always attracts plenty of cool customs and people. Check out our photos from the car show below.

Thanks again to all of our friends at Mooneyes for the hospitality.

The Mooneyes X-Mas Party closes out our car show schedule for 2015. We look forward to seeing everyone back on the road in 2016 at the next Pomona Swap Meet and Grand National Roadster Show in January.

Monday, December 7, 2015

1956 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis from our Holiday Catalog

Our second holiday gift guide of 2015 featured a unique 1956 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis. The tri-color paint scheme of this Chrysler caught my eye at a car show earlier this year in Los Angeles and I thought it would be a cool car to feature in our catalog. Fortunately for me, the owner, Jim McLeod, is a prior customer of California Car Cover and willing to participate in a photo shoot.

Jim oversaw the restoration of the New Yorker back to its original style. The interior was upgraded to a newer tuck & roll style, but it matches the stock pattern design. We think this Chrysler has the right mix of classic and California style.

Thank you to Jim for participating in our holiday cover shoot for 2015. Below is the finished product if you did not receive your copy in the mail this season.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter is Coming...Prepare Your Classic for Storage

Winter is Coming...and California Car Cover has everything to protect your vehicle while in storage.

With colder weather soon approaching, it is time to get your classic car and garage ready for the winter months. At California Car Cover, we carry a variety of product to help maintain your vehicle all season long. These handy items will do wonders to preserve and maintain your classic.

Winter storage is a popular time to do routine maintenance on your vehicle. Many customers opt to get under their vehicle to do some cleaning or change fluids before springtime nears. The Magic Creeper is a popular product when ground clearance is limited. This "wheel-less" creeper lets the user easily slide around under the vehicle. It rolls up like an exercise mat, so it is portable and easy to store.

Flo Tool drip trays and oil drain containers are also useful under the car. Keep fluid spills to a minimum with the drip tray and make oil collection and recycling much easier with the Oil Drain Pan.

Is space at a premium in the garage? Make sure your vehicle is parked in the same spot every time with a Park Smart Mat. These mats attached to the garage floor with heavy duty double-sided tape. Simply roll over the first bump for perfect parking each trip home.

If your classic car is going to be sitting for weeks or months during the winter a battery maintainer is a must have to avoid a dead battery when spring arrives. One of our most popular models is a Battery Tender Plus. This maintainer and battery charger keeps the car's battery at an optimal level.

Your car not only needs some TLC this winter, but so does the garage. A Storm Shield threshold kit installs easily and keeps dust, debris and water out of the garage year round. It creates a tight seal with the garage door to maintain a cleaner environment in the garage.

Don't forget to add a compact Yellow Jacket Heater or Sta-Dri packets to the garage as well. Our Yello Jacket heater provide plenty of portable heat during the winter. Sta-Dri packets reduce moisture buildup in cars and storage areas of the garage.

Find everything you need to maintain your vehicle all winter at California Car Cover.

Monday, November 23, 2015

2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago, Illinois

This past weekend was the 2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, Illinois. 1,000s of muscle car enthusiasts converged on the Stephens Convention Center just outside Chicago for two days. Though snow covered the ground outside, the convention was filled with incredible Ford, GM and Chrysler muscle cars.

Attendees were greeted by 27 1970-1971 Hemi powered Plymouth Barracuda and Dodge Challenger convertibles.

It was my first time at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. It had been on my must-go show list for a few years and I finally made it happen. California Car Cover has a number of customers that unveil cars at the MCACN each year and I decided to see these great vehicles in person. The highlight of Saturday this year was the unveiling of 14 restored vehicles, many of which featured California Car Covers on them. A big thank you to our great customers for using our products to keep their vehicles clean and hidden at the show. 

Three muscle cars from MASCAR waiting to be unveiled on Saturday.

1971 Dodge Charger built by APEX Motorsports waiting for its debut.

1964 Chevy Bel Air 409 in Daytona Blue paint.
The show had plenty of fine examples of limited production and rare General Motors vehicles. It was nice to see so many 409s, Z16s, Z11s, ZL1s and many other iconic GM emblems at the show. 

This 1965 Pontiac was one of my favorite vehicles at the show. It's black paint looked outstanding under the lights.

The show within the show featured a nice collection of vintage Schwinn bicycles. With the Schwinn company's ties to Chicago it was cool to see so many collectible bikes at the show.

Another popular exhibit was the Barn Finds and Hidden Gems display. This section of the show featured a group of unrestored classics and the stories behind them. Many of the vehicles still had the barn and garage dust all over them.

Our friends at American Muscle Car Restoration had a few vehicles on display at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. The booth showed off the craftsmanship of Mike Mancini and his staff. At the show, they unveiled a recently restored 1971 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda.

1970 Chevy Yenko Nova Deuce in Sunflower Yellow

Our friends at MASCAR unveiled a pair of 1970 Chevy Nova Yenko Deuce editions. 

This Yenko Nova was finished in Citrus Green paint and featured a four speed transmission.

1965 Ford Fairlane Drag Race Car unveiled at the show.

1966 Chevy Nova SS L79 black on black.

The Buick GS convertible area.

Thank you to everyone at MCACN for hosting a great event. We look forward to attending the car show in the future.