Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pure Vision Black Ops Fairlane and BMX Bike Collection

Wasn't this vehicle featured on the California Car Cover catalog way back in May? Well, yes it was. We did not forget about the incredible Black Ops Ford Fairlane built by our friends at Pure Vision. During the photo shoot, Pure Vision owner, Steve Strope and I were discussing his affinity for vintage BMX bicycles. We had made a few custom bike covers for his BMX bicycles that were on display at the Grand National Roadster Show earlier this year. We decided that we should do a shop tour of his BMX collection and combine that in the blog post. Steve is a busy guy, so it took us a few weeks, or months:) longer than we planned to head out to his shop and check out the collection up close. We hope you enjoy the photos of the Ford Fairlane and the bicycles.

The May 2015 catalog cover.

This Fairlane is no different than any other muscle car to leave the Pure Vision shop in Simi Valley, Ca. Steve and his crew always build beautiful cars with subtle, yet impressive details.

The Fairlane features one-off EVOD wheels with period correct styling.

The low stance of the Fairlane is thanks to custom shocks and suspension components by JRI Shocks, Schroeder Racing Products and Fatman Fabrication.

Mick's paint applied the custom blue and gold paint job.

The Fairlane features custom interior by Eric Thorsen. The dash gauges are custom a collaboration between Pure Vision, Redline Gauge Works, Speed Hut and Reactor Watches.

The car has a 4-speed transmission

Under the hood is a SOHC aluminum engine built by Ed Pink.

This is an amazing car and thanks again to Steve and his crew for assisting us with a catalog cover shoot.

Aside from their love of muscle cars, the crew at Pure Vision are also BMX enthusiasts. When not building incredible street machines like the Black Ops Fairlane, the crew can be found tinkering on a variety of two-wheelers. Steve and the crew put as much detail into their bicycles as their cars, so you can see all of the craftsmanship here. They painstakingly restore, maintain and customize these bicycles.

1983 JMC Shadow

Araya 7X Wheels

Bullseye Hubs

1980 GT with Araya 7B wheels

Bullseye Hub

1981 Torker

Oakley 2 grips.

MKS pedals

Torker handlebars

Dia Comp MX 1000 brake caliper

2010 SE Quad 24"

SE Racing handlebars

TNT billet alloy hub 

Wellgo pedals

A group shot of the bicycles we featured.

Above are the custom California Car Cover bicycle covers we made for the Pure Vision display BMX bicycles. If you are interested in covers for your BMX bicycles, just give us a call.

Thank you to everyone at Pure Vision for letting us stop by the shop for a few hours to check out the BMX collection.

Monday, July 13, 2015

18th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio

Nice 1955 Chevy at the PPG Nationals on Friday.

This past weekend the California Car Cover Crew was at the 18th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. The show is the marque event for the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. It attracts over 5,000 hot rods and muscle cars to the Ohio State Fairgrounds for a three day event featuring a car show, auto cross, vendor midway, swap meet and much more.

This year's car show did feature another thing: rain. Rain put a damper on the festivities on Friday and Sunday, but we still had a great time in Ohio. In between the showers, we had a few chances to check out some classics.

The cars were rolling in early on Friday morning.

Nice Chevy Nova at the Billet Specialties booth.

Even though the clouds were out on Friday, there were still a lot of cars on display at the show.

 Inside the main building were the finalists for Street Rod of the Year and Street Machine of the Year. The awards were given out on Saturday night, but it was a nice chance to get a good look at all of the contenders.

This was one impressive Chevy.

Great looking Chevy Corvette from the Roadster Shop.

The 2015-16 Goodguys giveaway '32 Ford waiting to be unveiled on Saturday night. It was under a California Car Cover, of course.

Saturday morning, the sun was out and so were the cars and spectators. The Ohio State Fairgrounds were packed all day. There were some amazing cars on display. 

1968 Dodge Van

1957 Pontiac Chieftain

1957 Buick Roadmaster

1949 Ford Sedan

1931 Ford Sedan

1965 Dodge D-100 Pickup

LaSalle Convertible

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Thank you to everyone at Goodguys for putting on another great event. Check back in the coming weeks for more photos and coverage of local events courtesy of California Car Cover.