Pros in the Know

Project Cars

55-project5by Justin Whitten, Product Manager at Eckler’s Classic Chevy

Here at Eckler’s we don’t just sell parts and accessories for Classic Chevys– we also own, drive, and work on them. Being one of several employees who owns a classic, I can say it is our passion to help you with your restoration needs, whether it’s a tech question or helping you choose the right parts. (more…)

Chevelle stories from a Corvette man

RJ-pros-1by R.J. Schmieder

As you may have gathered from some of my other Pros in the Know, I’m a Corvette man. This goes back to my high school days. I got my love for Chevrolets from my Dad and have been loyal to the brand over the years– having strayed only a few times along the way.

A lot of people in this industry are aware of my life-long love affair with America’s favorite sports car. Even though I work with the many other brands that Eckler’s represents, I’m mostly known as “the Corvette guy”. It only makes sense– they’ve been an integral part of my life both personally and professionally.

So, personally and professionally speaking, I’m not going to tell you the Corvette is the best car ever built, but it’s gotta be darn close. The car has grown with the times, and has gone from being “good” to “outstanding”– especially when you consider today’s state-of-the-art C7. (more…)

The Future of Our Hobby?

TKCS_LOGO_2by Kelley Timms

A few nights ago after work, I came into the house only to find my 9-year old and my 6-year old deeply engrossed in “one of the finest episodes of Spongebob Squarepants ever”. It was a beautiful day outside and this, coupled with my distain for Spongebob, sent me spiraling immediately to a level of irritation I had not been to in a long time. I told my kids, “Everyone outside now!”

As we went out through the garage, we had to pass my ’73 Camaro RS, which is in the “put-together” stage and has been for quite some time. I told myself I had to finish the Camaro and I wondered how I could involve my kids in this project– so they actually learn something about cars. Would they even want to learn and appreciate classic cars as their dad does? This led back to the office the next day and we posted up on a couple of the popular car forums this question: What do you do to help further the hobby to the next generation? Needless to say, the responses were great. We got a lot of them from car people of all ages. (more…)