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  • 1ShopAuto's Annual 'Classics and Hot Rods' Car Show

    Please come to 1ShopAuto.com's 5th Annual "Classics & Hot Rods" show on May 12, held at Home Depot located at 751 E Spring St in Signal Hill. The car show is from 9am to 3pm.

    The car show is benefiting The Tribe of Tahquitz (Crew 228) Boy Scouts of the Long Beach Area Council. The Tribe has a long 91-year history and is admired around the US as there is no other scouting organization like The Tribe and its Indian-lore program.

    The Classics & Hot Rods Car Show will be a fun-filled event for all. There will be a mix of Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Custom & Modified vehicles. Come enjoy food trucks and shop at local vendor booths, and enjoy the show.

    Vehicle Registration Check In7:00-9:00AM

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    Contact: Elliot Schnee        (714)317-7719

    Elliot@1shopauto.com or schneeams@yahoo.com

    To enter a vehicle in the Car Show fill out the entry form located here: Event Signup Sheet For more information on the Tribe of Tahquitz visit: Tribe of Tahquitz Home Page For more information on 1ShopAuto visit: About 1ShopAuto

  • Transmission Conversion for Hot Rods and Muscle Cars

    Transmission Conversion by the Experts Transmission Conversion by the Experts

    Performance vehicles are the ultimate toy for driving excitement. We’ll help you with your transmission conversion by swapping out your old manual transmission or 3-speed automatic and replacing it using our bolt-on Tremec 5 or 6 speed transmission bundle.  We include everything from the transmission, clutch, hydraulic conversions, and electronic components. The result is an increase in your vehicles performance and value.

    American V8’s sound great when you hit the gas, but most imports will give you a run for your money unless you have something special under the hood. The first place to get moving faster is your transmission, as it optimizes your engines power.

    In the 1960’s and 70’s muscle cars only came with 4 speed manuals or 3 speed automatics. These old school gearboxes are now 40 to 50 years old, and repairing them is more costly than purchasing a new one, that bolts right in.

    We’ll show you the best options to make your car go faster, shift better, reduce engine wear, and be more fun to drive.

    Some advantages to converting to a manual transmission are:

    • More Efficient Highway Cruising at Today's Speed Limits.  Back in the day we used to use horse drawn carriages and went about 10 miles per hour.  Then we got 3 speed transmissions and were able to achieve speeds of up ot 55 miles per hour.  But today most highways allow up to 70-80 miles per hour.  
    • Faster Acceleration.  With  more gears to match the HP and torque of the motor you get faster acceleration!
    • Increased Fuel Economy.  A result of lower RPM's at cruising speed. According to Consumer Reports (July 2015) replacing an old automatic transmission with a new 5 or 6 speed transmission will result in better mileage, from 2-5 miles per gallon.
    • Extended Cruising Range.  With increased gas mileage you can drive further on every tank!
    • Reduce Engine RPM’s and Wear. Because the engine doesn't turn as many RPMs it won't wear out as quickly.

    We have transmission conversion kits for hot rods and muscle cars. Start by identifying your vehicle and engine, the transmission choices are listed below:

    After you select your engine and transmission, our site will help you identify and select all the correct driveline parts.  Making your swap an easy experience that will give you years of motoring enjoyment and increase the value of your car too.

    Transmission Bundles by Dederichs Mortorsports and 1ShopAuto Transmission Bundles by Dederichs Mortorsports and 1ShopAuto

    Here are some additional tips or explanations for selecting driveline options:

    Aluminum or steel flywheels are simple. For strictly street applications stay with steel, aluminum is much lighter and best suited for competition-use only.

    Hydraulic throw-out-bearings simplify header installations for cramped space in the driveline tunnel. These have one simple hose that are easily routed around the exhaust headers, self-adjusting and make shifting easier, quicker and lighter than old style linkage.

    Engine mounts, cross members, pilot bearings and various adapters or electrical couplings are all identified for your specific make and model.

    Each new transmission has a larger output shaft that will require a new “yoke” to attach the driveshaft to the rear-end differential.

    These complete transmission conversion kits are available to order online today.  Custom shifters and modified gears are also available but may take a few weeks to build. Transmission Conversion Kits

    For help selecting any parts or customization please contact Sales@1shopauto.com

    This post was written by Joseph Dederichs and Alan Brown

  • Classics and Hot Rods Car Show Long Beach May 2017

    Please come to 1ShopAuto.com's 4th Annual "Classics & Hot Rods" show on May 13, held at Home Depot located at 751 E Spring St in Signal Hill. The car show is from 9am to 3pm.

    The car show is benefiting The Tribe of Tahquitz (Crew 228) Boy Scouts of the Long Beach Area Council. The Tribe has a long 91-year history and is admired around the US as there is no other scouting organization like The Tribe and its Indian-lore program. It is a prestigious honor to call yourself a Tribesman of the Tribe of Tahquitz. Many boys between the ages of 14-21 want to be members, and we are so lucky that the car show will be hosted by 3rd Generation Tribe of Tahquitz Scouts, Anthony & Sam Schnee.

    The funds raised at the car show will help support needed repairs to the summer camp. Camp Tahquitz is located in the Barton Flats area off Hwy 30. It offers outdoor camping & adventure learning skills for Boy Scouts throughout California and the United States. This summer camp is more than 300 acres of wilderness area owned by the Long Beach Area Council. The camp includes a Commissary, Craft Lodge, Shooting Range, Wrangler (for horsemanship) and a pool.

    Welcome to Camp Tahquitz Welcome to Camp Tahquitz

    Camp Tahguitz Nature Lodge Camp Tahguitz Nature Lodge

    Camp Tahquitz Rustic Trails Camp Tahquitz Rustic Trails

    The camp helps build character and outdoor skills with in many ways. One aspect is the scouts completely run their own camp. They are the leaders, camp hosts, merit badge counselors, and in charge of the commissary food preparation, cooking, serving & cleanup. The boys are completely responsible for each area & all the tribesman and scouts working in that area. This camp is unique in that it does not hire outside help to run the camp like other scout camps in the US do. Camp Tahquitz provides such an important opportunity to build leadership and organizational skills for our tribesman.

    Camp Tahquitz Outdoor Kitchenette Camp Tahquitz Outdoor Kitchenette

    Camp Tahquitz Tribe Dances Camp Tahquitz Tribe Dances

    Camp Tahquitz Climbing Tower Camp Tahquitz Climbing Tower

    The Classics & Hot Rods Car Show will be a fun-filled event for all. There will be a mix of Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Custom & Modified vehicles. Come enjoy food trucks and shop at local vendor booths, and enjoy the show. The Signal Hill Police and Fire Department will have equipment displayed for your enjoyment and the scouts will be performing many different Indian dances during the show hours. The Tribe scouts will be dressed in their authentic hand-made Indian regalia.

    1950 Ford 1950 Ford

    1967 Camaro 1967 Camaro

    1956 Chevy 1956 Chevy

    Please plan to attend the 4th Annual Hot Rods and Classics Car Show in Long Beach. We would appreciate your attendance & support at the car show.

    To enter a vehicle in the Car Show fill out the entry form located here: Event Signup Sheet For more information on the Tribe of Tahquitz visit: Tribe of Tahquitz Home Page For more information on 1ShopAuto visit: About 1ShopAuto

  • Thank You to Boy Scouts of America - Great Classics and Hot Rods Car Show

    A big shout out and Thank You to Boy Scouts of America and all our SoCal Supporters for another successful Classics and Hot Rods Car Show.  They raised over $600 dollars for the Tribe of Tahquiz at the Annual Classics and Hot Rods Car Show in May.

     We'd also like to thank all the car show entrants, vendors and fans that came out to support our local troop this year.

    The boy scouts took the time to evaluate every vehicle entry and selected the following winners:

    1st Place Winners and Best in Show: Dean & Donnetta Myers and their 1957 Chevy Bel Air.  The scouts chose this vehicle as the Best in Show because of the very clean custom pearlescent Black Plum paint job, at different points of the show you could see the black paint, then it would have the look of the plum color with different light from the sun, super interior, engine, trunk compartments and good use of chrome. It was a clean and beautiful machine, It exemplifies the “Best in Show”.

    Best in Show-Dean & Donnetta Meyers 1957 Belair Best in Show-Dean & Donnetta Meyers 1957 Belair

    Best in Show Winner 1957 Chevy Belair Best in Show Winner 1957 Chevy Belair

    1957 Chevy Belair 1957 Chevy Belair

    Best in Stock:  Wayne Barlow and his 1956 Ford F100 Stepside, our judges chose the F100 because of the attention to detail on the interior and exterior - nice paint job!

    Best in Stock-Wayne Barlow 1956 Ford F100 Best in Stock-Wayne Barlow 1956 Ford F100

    1956 Ford F100 1956 Ford F100

    Best in Personalized:  Tom Muchenthaler and his 2012 Camaro Z28-Batman Car.  This Z28 had an excellent, flawless paint job and the Batman embellishment with decals, billet Batman gas tank opening, 2 exterior-mounted machine guns and the interior was clean as a whistle with shotgun, extra mounted guns and Batman audio playing on the radio.  The engine compartment and trunk were impressive as well.

    Best in Personalized- Tom Muckenthaler, Jr 2012 Camaro SS Best in Personalized- Tom Muckenthaler, Jr 2012 Camaro SS

    2012 Chevy Camaro Z28 2012 Chevy Camaro Z28

    2012 Chevy Camaro Z28 Interior 2012 Chevy Camaro Z28 Interior

    Best in Modified:  Al Paer and his 1967 Chevy Corvette were chosen for their nice original paint job, super clean interior (all original), clean engine compartment with lots of chrome parts, and original sidewinder pipe system. The owner exhibited the vehicle with undercarriage mirrors highlighting the pristine overall beauty of every side of the car.

    Best in Modified- Al Paer 1967 Chevy Corvette Best in Modified- Al Paer 1967 Chevy Corvette

    1967 Chevy Corvette 1967 Chevy Corvette

    Best in Custom:  Don Holland and his 1964 Chevy Pickup had a beautifully mixed paint job, custom steering wheel and nice rims and tires.

    Best in Custom- Don Holland 1964 Chevy Pickup Best in Custom- Don Holland 1964 Chevy Pickup

    1964 Chevy Pickup 1964 Chevy Pickup

    Traveler Award:  Tony Christina and his 1964 VW-Double Cab.  This unusual volkswagon dual-cab has become a favorite of many restorers today.  This is an excellent example of these utilitarian cars that are now showpieces.

    Tony Christina 1964 VW Double Cab Tony Christina 1964 VW Double Cab

    1964 VW DoubleCab 1964 VW DoubleCab

    Car Club Supporter: Cool Runnins Camaro supported our car show with the most entries from a single car club.  Thank you Cool Runnins Camaro.

    Car Club Supporter-Cool Runnins Camaros Car Club Supporter-Cool Runnins Camaros
     As mentioned during the Awards Ceremony our 4th Annual Classics and Hot Rods show will be on Saturday June 3,2017 in the Long Beach Area.  We will keep you updated in the future on our next show.
  • Anderson Composites Debuts Muscle Car Carbon Fiber at SEMA

    SEMA highlights the latest Anderson Composites Mustang S550 and Corvette C7 muscle car carbon fiber body parts.

    Anderson has taken two great body-styles - the Mustang and the Corvette - and “Redefined Lean Muscle” by emphasizing the sleek lines to make these bodies even more powerful. Anderson Composites is widely held as having that “best in show” quality and the demand for their muscle car carbon fiber products proves it!

    Ford Mustang Muscle Car with Carbon Fiber
    Ford Mustang 'Hottest Car in Show'
    Corvette C7 Muscle Car with Carbon Fiber

    Corvette C7 'Definitely Not Stock'

     

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  • Classic Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and the Darth Vader Mustang Invade Anaheim

    Don't miss 1ShopAuto's Classics and Hot Rod Show on May 7th at the Anaheim Home Depot.  This car show features Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Mustangs, Camaros, Mopars and Trucks.

    Bob Daniel's 2011 Vader Mustang Bob Daniel's 2011 Vader Mustang

    Great family entertainment featuring Bob Daniel's spectacular Star Wars Darth Vader 2011 Mustang.  This Mustang has a Roush motor and the paint job is heavily customized with a Star Wars theme.

    Paul Lee's 70'Cuda Paul Lee's 70'Cuda

    McLeod Racing's owner, Paul Lee, is showing his award-winning 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda.  Upgraded from a stock 318 Barracuda to a totally radical Morrison pro-touring chassis with an 1,100 HP Arrington 528ci Procharger Hemi.  There are very few 1,000+ pro-touring street cars roaming Anaheim Hills today and this is one that you can't miss.

     

    Come show off your classic or hot rod Mustang, Camaro, Charger, Challenger, Roadrunner, Chevy, Ford and Dodge/RAM truck, and more! To register your car click: the 3rd Annual "Classics and Hot Rods" Car Show registration page Continue reading

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