Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just How Much Do We Ship?

We hit a record shipping day here at CPP last week. Our faithful shipping department outdid themselves this time...295 packages PLUS two full pallets for truck shipment. WOW! Our growth has been tremendous in the past few years and we thank our loyal customers for making that happen. Do I hear 300? Editor Note: Apparently they heard me, we just hit 320 packages shipped in ONE day. Way to go guys!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Going Global

Liza and Tom Camaro (yes, that is their REAL last name) from Camaro Restoration Denmark swung by our shop the other day to say hello. They are CPP's stocking dealer for Denmark and decided to personally pick up their parts order this time while in town on vacation. The trickiest part of their visit was trying to fit all those parts into the mini-van! Tåk for lan nemlig jeres firma. Behage nå til opsøge igen hurtigt.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Purple Pig Arrives!

Rod & Custom's latest venture is a daily driver owned by Kev Elliot, the magazine's technical editor. Aptly named the Purple Pig, this 1949 Chev has been chopped and dropped and arrived at our shop today, ready for its new C10 tubular trailing arms and custom crossmember. We are excited to be a part of this project and will keep you posted on its progress. More...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Testing 13" Brake Kits

CPP engineer Danny Nix joins John Barkley (associate publisher, Street Rodder) and Tim Foss (publisher, Street Rodder) who swung by to pick up their Chevy trucks after we finished running some spindle and brake tests on them. We outfitted their 1979 shortbed C-10 and 1974 stepside with our brand new spindle with 13" brakes and rear suspension package and had amazing results. We are hoping to have these products available in the coming months. Expect to hear a lot about these new items and their performance in the near future in Classic Trucks magazine. Thanks Tim and John for the use of your trucks and the confidence and support of CPP.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Turlock Show Turns 42

The Turlock Swap Meet has become one of the premier events for hobbyists in the restoring and collecting of antique and classic automobiles. Started in 1965 by the Modesto Area A's, a chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America, the swap meet has quickly grown into a nationally known event. For CPP, it was "touch and go" in the days leading up to the 42nd Annual swap meet, if we were going to make it up there. Southern California is known for our mild climate, but this year Mother Nature has been making up for lost time. With road closures and "Storm Watch 2008" in full force, we continued packing up, not wanting to miss the event for the first time in 10 years. Fortunately we made it there with no problems and the weather turned out to be beautiful. Swap meets really give us an opportunity to meet our customers face-to-face, not just a voice on the other side of the telephone. Overall, it was a great weekend and we look forward to it again next year.