Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Long & Winding Road

As George Harrison from The Beatles once stated, “All Things Must Pass.” So, on October 28, 2010, we said good-bye to our beautiful 1970 Nova project car. A gentleman purchased it from Van Buren, Arkansas as a replacement for his high school vehicle.

This sweet little thing has had quite a run. She’s been on the cover of Source Interlink’s 2008 Nova Annual and Super Chevy magazine, exhibited at SEMA and featured in three of our company videos.

When we found her she was in pretty bad shape, so we decided to do a complete frame-off, stripping her down to the bare sheet metal. However, before we did any work we took her to American Speedway in Pomona and ran her through a rigorous course, which included slalom, skid-pad, and braking. The results weren’t too hot.

After repairing some minor rust damage, she was given a new coat of lustrous yellow paint. Then, we added a tubular front suspension, on a tubular front sub-frame, coil-over shocks and a new brake package.

Once complete, she was taken out to the track again and put through the same ground-pounding series of tests. This time, her numbers were impressive. Check out past blog entries for details.

We hated to see her go, but we know that she’s in good hands. Clearly, she is loved by her owner, who, when the weather is good takes her to car shows in the surrounding area.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nova Shop Tour: March 5, 2011

Join us for our 3rd Annual Nova Shop Tour.

This event will feature gassers, show cars, project cars, and everything in between. Come join us and cruise to CPP for a day of cars, food and fun! Cruise participants will be eligible for raffle prizes, a Goody Bag, and IN-N-OUT Burgers courtesy of CPP.

Check-out the video. You'll be glad you did.

Click here to register

Monday, March 22, 2010

More Novas, More Fun!


To see an HD version, go to our YouTube Channel

If you love Novas and Chuck Berry, we think you'll enjoy watching CPP's latest video: "Nova Shop Tour: 2010 - Preview. (The complete video will be available online within a few days).

The event, held Saturday, March 20th was CPP's 2nd Annual Nova Shop Tour.

Thanks to RK Smith, members of SoCal Novas and Steve's Nova Site gathered at 7 AM, near the corner of Brookhurst and Orangethorpe. From there, they cruised a winding route through Fullerton and Anaheim to CPP.

Once all the cars were parked at CPP, everyone had a great time checking out the various Novas, taking photos and video, talking with each other, and getting tech assistance from the CPP crew.

Also, friends and families enjoyed the toured our facility, including our recently expanded CNC shop, and the new and expanded offices for the Engineering, Art and Photo department.

Rounding out the event, goody bags and raffle prizes where handed out, including a 4-Link Coil-Over Kit, an $1,100 value.

At noon, with tires squealing and the smell of rubber in the air, everyone cruised to Nick's Burgers for lunch, compliments of CPP.

It was another great day with a wonderful group of people, and we are already planning ahead for next years event. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Novas, Novas and More Novas

On Saturday, March 20th, CPP will once again host the Annual Novas @ Nicks/Cruise to CPP.

A caravan will start across the street from Nick's Burgers in Fullerton (Brookhurst St. and Orangethorpe Ave), make its way over to Classic Performance Products in Anaheim for a shop tour, then cruise back to Nick's Burgers for those who want to eat lunch.

If you bring your Nova, CPP will buy you lunch at Nick's.

The shop tour at CPP will include raffle prizes and Mother's Goody Bags.

Also, CPP will offer 10% off all purchases on this date only during the shop tour. We suggest you call ahead for faster service (800-522-5004).

For additional information check out Steve's Nova Site and/or So Cal Novas.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SoCal Nova's 4th Annual BBQ

On October 10, 2009 the folks at SoCal Nova held their fabulous 4th Annual BBQ/Taco Cruise. Hosted at Dave Doyel's house, located in Ontario, California, the event featured over 60 Nova beauties; a record!

Our restored 1970 Nova SS was showcased front and center, attracting much attention.

Everyone in attendance had a grand time with a raffle and prizes as the highlight of the event. You should have been there.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How Many Novas Can We Fit?

When RK at SoCalNovas approached us about hosting a Novas get together at CPP, we were a bit concerned about how many cars we could actually park at our shop. Our building is situated at the end of Freedom and American (which we have always loved) in an industrial section of Anaheim. We have lots of square footage under our roof, but not a lot of parking area. We alerted our neighbors who were happy to accommodate us, and this past Saturday we watched over 50 Novas drive down our street. Members of Steve's Nova Site and their families toured our facility, talked with each other face to face, got tech assistance from CPP and TCI, and then cruised to Nick's for burgers. We were excited to be a part of a great day and a wonderful group of people. (And next time we are making room for another 50 Novas!)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CPP's on the April 2009 Cover of Super Chevy Magazine

It's happened again! This time CPP's awesome screamin' yellow 1970 Nova is on the April cover of Super Chevy magazine. Inside this Source Interlink Media publication you'll find several pages filled with tons of color photos and, of course, tech info. For the full story...