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.