Automotive Sites of Interest

 

The following links have been posted with the car enthusiast in mind.  Their appearance does not constitute an endorsement of their services or products.
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AUTO PARTS
1A AUTO PARTS
Auto parts for all makes and models.  Selling parts online since 1999.
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS
Several locations nationally to pick up car maintenance parts & supplies.
CLASSIC INDUSTRIES
Large distributor of original GM parts. Located in Huntington Beach, CA.
GM PARTS GIANT
Supplier of new Genuine General Motors parts.
HAWKS THIRDGEN PARTS
Specialize in Camaro & Firebird Restoration.  Located in Easley, SC.
PHOENIX GRAPHIX
Impressive collection of factory restoration decals and striping kits.
SPEEDWAY MOTORS
America’s Oldest Speed Shop with parts for street & racing.
YEARONE MUSCLE CAR PARTS
Factory and Replica Restoration Parts.  Based out of Braselton, GA.
  
ELECTRONICS
CRUTCHFIELD CATALOG
Mail order superstore for stereos, speakers, and other electronics.
WOOFERS ETC
One of the largest online audio superstores. Based out of Los Angeles, CA.
   
RACE & COMPETITION
NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
NHRA was founded in 1951, with its headquarters in Glendora, CA.
INTERNATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
IHRA was founded in 1970, and is based out of West Palm Beach, FL.
SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA
SCCA was formed in 1944, and is headquartered in Topeka, KS.
NATIONAL AUTO SPORT ASSOCIATION
NASA was founded in 1991, and is based out of Napa Valley, CA.

 

Worthy Of Mentioning

The course of the restore and revision of the Firebird has been a roller coaster ride.  From dealing with product reps to mechanics, I have become a little smarter at trusting opinions.  One guy fixes this but messes up that, so you have to go to another guy and on and on.  The following businesses provided the bright spots in this project.  They’re the ones I’d go back to for their particular expertise.
  
Lucas Oil
Ever hear – “You get what you pay for.”?  Count on it, and for the buck, Lucas Oil products can’t be beat.  After spending the money on this restoration and revision of the Firebird, it only makes sense to protect my investment.  Their Super Coolant is in the radiator, and Lucas 10W-30 in the engine.  Their customer service is solid.
  
Marrs Machine

I believe they are also listed as Automotive Machine and Supply.  Tony and his staff are responsible for rebuilding the engine.  They do good quality work and have always been able to provide answers and suggestions to my technical… and not so intelligent questions.
  
Permian Glass
The Gaylors have been in business in Odessa-Midland for several years.  There’s a reason they are still here.  After trying to cut a corner and having a bad experience with a windshield outfit on Grandview, I won’t make that mistake twice.  I’m glad I went to Permian Glass for the replacement of the driver’s window regulator and installation of the new door panels.  Jimmy (father) and Shannon (son) are good honest people.  I won’t use anyone else.

  
Classic Park
Carl Sukowaty and his staff were responsible for installing the rebuilt engine, Hedman headers, Holley street performance carburetor, etc. under the hood.  His work is well known, so plan on getting on his waiting list weeks ahead of time.  Well worth the wait.