Spring Is In The Air

For those of us that live in the part of the country that sees lots of adverse weather this time of year gets exciting. It means we made it through another wet and cold winter and cruising season is getting closer. The shop is filling up with some really cool projects. We have 5 first gen Camaros getting the CHC makeover. Most of them are receiving simple suspension and brake upgrades. We started on a '67 today installing DSE mini-tubs. It will get the full Ridetech suspension package front and rear. One of the staff's favorite cars is a mostly original paint '69. We are reassembling the original 327 with a few tricks for power and of course some better steering and suspension. The cool thing about these small projects is the cars will be hitting the streets this summer safer and more reliable than ever before. If you have a small punch list or need some help working through a difficult part of your project give us a call.

 

Our two complete projects that started this year have gone opposite directions. The split window Corvette has ground to a halt. The more we dove into that car the more damage was uncovered. I needed to have a heart to heart with the client and explain that this car was not in his best interest. It was a misrepresented eBay car purchased sight unseen. Please have a car inspected BEFORE you buy it. I can offer that service. A plane ticket and consulting fee is a small price to pay. There are people out there that will take your money and tell you whatever you want to hear about how nice their car is. 

 

The other car, a '56 Chevy looks incredible with the LS crate motor sitting between the gorgeous Art Morrison frame rails. The Baer Brakes showed up today and we put the car back on four wheels! 

 

Josh Ewing is finishing up the metal work on the white '69 Camaro and we can't wait to get it back in the shop to finish it up and hear that 850hp engine run for the first time. 

 

In the famous words sung by Thin Lizzy sang so many years ago...

These nights are getting warmer an' it won't be long
Won't be long 'till summer comes

Now the boys are back in town

Trans AM Heading Home

One more shot of the 1972 Pontiac TA before it was loaded on the trailer to send it home for final assembly. 

One more shot of the 1972 Pontiac TA before it was loaded on the trailer to send it home for final assembly. 

No Project Too Small

We have grown the staff once again to meet the volume of work coming through the door. I am thankful that we have been steadily growing since the doors open, not just in staff size or volume of work but in the level of quality and detail. When I started the dream of Chris Holstrom Concepts in 2007 I knew that if we could deliver a product when promised at a level we would be proud of with excellent communication we could be successful. That is still a goal we strive to meet daily. 

One downfall of building turn key quality cars is that it can overshadow other projects going on at the shop. We strive to help people get their projects on the road. Today we have a '55 Chevy in the shop for motor mount install, a '68 California Special Mustang for minor rust repair and a '75 Corvette for oil leaks- just to name a few. If there is any way we can help you finish that project or transform your car into a pro-touring machine give us a call- We love working on cars!

Chris