Monday, March 31, 2008

Purple Pig Comes Back

The Purple Pig saga continues as Classic Performance Product's Danny Nix and Rod & Custom's Tech Editor Kev Elliot unload the car at CPP. Having left our shop for engine and transmission mounts at Walton's Fabrications, this '49 Chevy has returned for it's custom suspension make-over. While it was gone, Currie Enterprises built the rear axle in preparation for the work we will be doing, including converting it to a trailing arm suspension that will ride on air bags.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Air Ride Swings By the Shop

In town for the Goodguys show, Air Ride Technologies' BJ Elmore (far left) and Bill Wilder (2nd from right) brought by their '70 Chevelle RS Grand Prize Giveaway Car that is making the rounds at all Goodguys shows this year (including testing out the Autocross track at the fairgrounds last weekend). Some lucky person will be driving this beauty home at the Columbus, Ohio show in July. Giving them the grand tour of our shop and showroom is CPP's Danny Nix (far right) and Craig Chaffers (second from left).

Thursday, March 20, 2008

More Fun at the Goodguys Autocross

Rod & Custom magazine's David Stoker takes his '67 Nova SS around the Street Challenge AutoCross at the Goodguys OC Show. Stoker's Nova is outfitted with CPP's Mini Sub-Frame and Zero Offset Disk Brake Conversion Kit. He said the car handled great through the course, only wishing he had more rear tire to make it through the turns (and better driving skills, which it looks to us like he was doing great). Thanks David for sharing the photos.

Goodguys Autocross Proves To Be Good Testing Ground

CPP attended the Goodguys 2nd Annual OC Get-Together at the Orange County Fairgrounds this past weekend. It was the first time we exhibited at this show, and it was fun being in our own backyard. Source Interlink's Tim Foss sent us this photo of him testing out his 1979 C10 truck on the Street Challenge Autocross (and picking up a few cones along the way!). His truck is outfitted with our MCPV-1 master cylinder, front and rear tubular control arms, drop coil springs, drop spindles with our new 13" front brake kit and 12" rear disc conversion kit. CPP's engineer Danny Nix rode along with Foss on one of his Autocross runs and was blown away with how well the truck did. "It was very well balanced front to back, the steering was responsive and ride quality superb," Nix explained.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hotrod & Resto Show

We headed out once again to Indianapolis for the 10th Annual Hotrod & Restoration Show, where we showed off our latest new parts. CPP's Operations Manager, Victor Zendejas, along with Aaron Strietzel and Ron Duncan met with dealers, attended educational seminars and introduced themselves to new buyers. After a week of 20 degree Indiana weather, the guys were happy to return to sunny Southern California.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Black Beauty Rides Again

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Chairman of the Board Gary Meadors sent us some great photos of his recently completed '58 Impala. "Thanks for allowing us to use the most recent and best suited CPP parts on our Black Beauty.  The Impala handled great on our trip up Highway 101 from San Francisco to our Goodguys event in Puyallup, Washington along the California and Oregon coasts...Cool Cruisin'!" wrote Gary.