Sacramento, CA - Come out and enjoy the sun gleaming off the gorgeous cars at Vettes for Vets & American Muscle on Memorial Day 10 am - 3 pm. Monday, May 26th will be a great day of sunshine and memorial for our veterans who will enjoy a 50/50 raffle, hot delicious food, FREE museum admission, and an up-close look at the Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter. Veterans and spectators can enjoy the glorious car show for FREE in the parking lot south of the Museum, so bring the whole family!
A great addition to this car show is that everyone who joins us will get to see a real military helicopter up-close and even get to climb inside! The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, unofficially "Huey", is a military helicopter powered by a single, turbo shaft engine, with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation. The display of this helicopter is made possible by Chapter North of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (CCN-VHPA).
Contrary to popular opinion, Chevrolet’s sporty Camaro was designed from the outset as a more conventional replacement for the rear-engine Corvair and not a belated General Motors response to Ford’s wildly successful Mustang. From its debut in late 1966, the Camaro was value-priced from just $2,466 for the basic hardtop coupe and
Mecum blasted into Houston this past weekend with a gigantic sale dominated by a $7 million hammer price for the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype, GT/104. Overall sales reached $33,633,058 with 765 of the total 1,085 vehicles offered changing hands, achieving a healthy sell-through rate of nearly 70 percent.
“Our Houston event is one of the fastest growing auctions on our calendar,” noted Mecum President and Founder Dana Mecum.
In 1955, Chrysler presented its new line of cars to the general public Friday, October 29, 1954 - November, 17, 1954. The new line of vehicles was called the "Forward Look". From bumper to bumper and from their frames to their roof designs, the new Chrysler De Soto, Dodge, Imperial, and Plymouth models were completely restyled. It was a fresh, new and contemporary approach to car design.
Plymouth was a great automotive leader in making and selling affordable cars. In addition to great power and performance, the new 1955 Plymouth models also produced sales advantages within the markets among new car buyers. The Plymouth models were introduced on November 17, 1954 and many models and color combinations were offered to the buying public. The advertising campaign introduced the new models as the "Young in Heart". 1955 was the year that brought the automotive industry out of the slump of 1954. The corporation spent over $250 million dollars on design development and tooling costs, which later proved to be a great investment.
When you hear the name AMT, many of you will probably ask the question, who was AMT? What did the company manufacture? The AMT Corporation, which stood for Aluminum Model Toys, was located in Michigan and was one of the largest and leading manufacturing toy companies in the world to produce toy cars or scale models for Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, Packard, and Studebaker. The company was created by Mr. West Gallogy Sr. an attorney, Mr. George Toteff,
Classic Performance Products, Inc. now offering high-quality direct bolt-in hydraulic brake booster kits designed to upgrade manual or vacuum-assisted brakes with a powerful and compact modern hydraulic assist unit. These HydraStop™ systems include everything you need to install into your vehicle with most installations being accomplished in an afternoon, using common hand tools, with average mechanical skill levels. CPP’s kits include a direct fit high performance, hydraulic brake assist unit (with options for steel or billet aluminum firewall mounting bracket); braided stainless or rubber, high pressure line set; heavy duty power steering return line; pedal rod hardware and mounting hardware.
Classic Performance Products, Inc. now carries a wide variety of fuel injection ready tanks with built in trays and appropriate fittings for 1955-66 Chevy Fullsize, 1962-72 Nova, 1967-73 Camaro and 1964-72 Chevelle and El Camino. These are original-fit tanks and require no modifications