Thursday, December 3, 2009

CPP Gets SEMA Video Coverage

Hey, check out the video coverage we received from Performance Business when we were at the recent SEMA Show

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CPP Goes to SEMA

For the sixth consecutive year, Classic Performance Products, Inc. was an exhibitor at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) Show, one of industry’s largest gatherings of dealers and manufactures of aftermarket and specialty equipment products. The show, which ran from Tuesday, November 3 through Friday, November 6, was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year, our presence at SEMA began October 31 with a set-up crew driving in from Anaheim, California. Working three days straight, the CPP team assembled a newly redesigned booth, which featured new product packaging on display, an interactive display of our new billet U-joints, plus cool new graphics, and a flat screen TV running CPP videos.

Watch the video now!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Super Chevy's Suspension Handling Challenge

"The Super Chevy 2nd Annual Suspension Handling Challenge" was recently held at the El Toro Testing facility in Southern California. Equipped with CPP's Mini-subframe kit, tubular upper control arms, sway bars, coil over kit, disc spindles, and big brake kit, Bryan Fargo's 1967 Chevrolet Nova was put to the test. Everyone from CPP was proud of the speed and performance of this little beauty. It ran as expected.

To learn more about this fun day and get all the test results, you can read all about it in the coming issues of Super Chevy Magazine.

We wish to extend a special thanks to our customers, Bryan Fargo and Dale Snoke for their Participation and confidence in CPP.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

13 Year Old Builds 1954 Chevy Truck

This is Ryan, and he’s a pretty amazing kid. Ever since he was a little guy he was fascinated by anything with a steering wheel.

When Ryan turned 10, his dad pointed to the 1954 Chevy truck sitting in the driveway and declared, “The truck is now yours.” This truck had been in the family since Ryan’s dad was 10 years old.

Needless-to-say, Ryan exploded with excitement. Immediately, he began learning all about the truck, even how to drive a stick on the column. Together, over a three-year period Ryan and his father worked nights and weekends to restore the truck. “He is truly a car guy,” says his dad, “He even read the CPP catalog and placed many of the orders for the necessary parts.”

Now that Ryan has finished his ’54 Chevy truck, he and his dad are preparing to restore his grandmother's '66 convertible mustang. This, of course, is another project and a story for another time.

We at CPP wish every kid could experience the joy of restoring his or her favorite truck or car. If you and your little motor-head are working on a project together, let us know.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CPP Expands Manufacturing Capabilities

CPP is constantly expanding and improving, so we can deliver higher quality parts at a lower cost to you. Recently, we purchased a new HAAS SL-10 CNC High-Performance Turning Center. This 5,500 lbs behemoth, with a 12-tool turret and over 1,000 tools, can be programmed to automatically manufacture a wide variety of products.

On the front end we’ve added a Servo Bar 300 to help boost productivity and streamline the turning operations. This servo-drive bar feeder runs directly from the SL-10’s computerized control center, making it the only “smart” bar feeder on the market.

On the back end, we have a Chip Conveyor for high-production work using harder materials (such as tool steel or cast iron). This belt-type conveyor clears chips from the machine’s interior and discharges them into a standard 55-gallon (208 liter) drum.

All in all, it makes for a very fast and efficient system, which means you benefit where the rubber meets the road: quality and price. Check out our video on its delivery, installation and operation, just go to our video page on our web site.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CPP & the Lakers: Both #1

The CPP team works hard and plays hard, just like their favorite teams!

Last Thursday the gang piled into the living room of one of our top sales guys to watch the Lakers play. Chips, dips, drinks and quips flew about the festive atmosphere as the Lakers played superb defense at Staples Centers, and Kobe Bryant scored a finals career-record 40 points, 18 in the first half and 18 more in the third quarter.

Two great teams, Two great winners.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SoCal Novas Take Over CPP

Members of the SoCal Novas and Steve's Nova came together this last Saturday for a cruise to our shop in Anaheim. While they were here, we gave them the "50 cent" tour of our facility and a peek at our new machine shop next door. Watching over 50 Novas driving down Freedom into our building was quite a sight to behold...we couldn't fit all of them in our "group" shot! As they drove off to catch a burger down the street at Nick's, a few of them left their "mark" out front in the street! Thanks to all the members for coming out and making it a great day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

1st Annual Jeff's Fun Run is a Big Success

The first-ever "Jeff's Fun Run" honoring Jeff Hornsby was a huge success and plans are already under way to make this an annual event. We were happy to be a part of it and enjoyed watching all the classic vehicles cruise down Freedom Avenue towards our building. We could not of asked for better "cruising" weather for the day with not a cloud in the sky and the sun shining bright. Over a 120 vehicles participated on the run, including Sean Hornsby (pictured at left) who honored his dad by driving his famous pick-up truck that day. All proceeds went to Jeff's wife Debbie Houghton. Donations are still being accepted and can be mailed to: Pickups Limited, PO Box 4631, Anaheim, CA 92803.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Poker Run for a Good Cause

The President of Pickups Limited of Orange County Jeff Hornsby recently passed away from terminal liver and stomach cancer. It was a sudden and devastating loss to those who knew him and he will be sorely missed. When news of his illness spread, members of the classic car community, friends and family organized a Poker Fun Run in his honor with proceeds going to assist with his medical bills and wife. Unfortunately he will not be here to see the event this coming Saturday the 31st, but hopefully all attending will remember that not only are they helping his family, but doing what Jeff always promoted...having fun with their vehicles. The Run begins at Ken Grody Ford at 8:00, with a stop at CPP and several other local businesses throughout the morning. The ending stop will be at John Force Race Station. We are happy to support such a great cause and hope that many of you will come out and check it out as well. For more information contact Chris Travers at Pickups Limited (562) 412-0616.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CPP Paramount is Coming Home

Last year, CPP acquired a 3000 sq. ft. completely operational machine shop located 20 miles away from our Anaheim facility in the city of Paramount. Plans are underway to move this entire facility to a newly renovated section of our current location. We hope the move will be complete by the end of February. These onsite machining capabilities will increase production as well as ensure the quality of CPP's products.

Carlos is shown above running one of our three 20 H.P. CNC Machine Centers.

The machine on the right is being set up to run our CPP Steering Arms.

Edwin operates the HL-4 30 H.P. CNC Lathe.

New Dealer Display Stands that used to take weeks to have produced are now being machined on our own CNC Mill. These stands take less than three minutes...amazing!

CPP Stimulus Packages...

Nothing puts a smile on the face of a car hobbiest faster than receiving a big brown package from their favorite parts company. While the economy is hitting everyone in some way or another, CPP is working hard to do our part to help keep the economic engine running. With the holidays a distance memory and tax refunds coming soon, the phones are ringing steady in the sales department. We are doing what we can to hold prices down and bring new and better parts to our customers. It is times like these that we are really thankful to our loyal customers for keeping our shipping department so busy!