The '10 Corvette Fever Vette Rod Source Guide

The Ultimate Purchasing Companion For The Vette Rod Enthusiast

Alan L. Colvin Dec 2, 2009 0 Comment(s)
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Another year has passed and it's time to present our annual Vette Rod Source Guide. WOW...has it been another year already? Where has all that time gone? As the country has fallen further into a recession, a few companies that we listed last year are no longer around. But the great news is that 95 percent of the companies are still in the game! The Vette Rod market in general has leveled off a bit but it hasn't bottomed out like much of the rest of the automotive industry.

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As we stated last year, the Vette Rod enthusiasts game hasn't changed all that much. It seems that people are still deciding to build or buy their own custom version of America's only sports car instead of restoring their Corvette back to original specs. Many owners are still telling us that they're tired of the hassles involved in judging, and now they just want a Vette they can drive and have fun with. Some people have decided to convert their current restored cars by "bagging and tagging" their original parts and sliding over to the more fun Vette Rod side as our own Jeff Bernhardt spelled out in his "Reconsidering Your Line in the Sand" series.

As we mention each year, before you go buying a new turnkey Vette Rod, make sure to spend some time behind the wheel of each builder's offering before making a choice, and note what differences exist between each car. Without a doubt, you will discover how fun it is to drive these Corvettes. If you decide to build your own car, make sure you explore all the parts that can be used to build your next project. You should also talk to current owners to see what and why they used specific products in their own vehicles.

As in earlier years, our Vette Rod Source Guide contains the most current names, specialty companies, and contacts of this ever-growing segment of the Corvette hobby. It not only contains those companies offering turnkey cars and complete chassis, but also those selling individual component pieces for building that chassis to your specific application. Please include "Dept. CF Vette Rod" on all written inquiries to these companies or make sure to mention you saw them in the CF Vette Rod Source Guide when calling them.

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ABS Power Brake
233 N. Lemon St.
Orange, CA 92866
714/771-6549
www.abspowerbrake.com
Brake components

Advanced Plating
1425 Cowan Ct.
Nashville, TN 37207
800/588-6686
www.advancedplating.com
Plating

Air Flow Research (AFR)
28611 W. Industry Dr.
Valencia, CA 91355
661/257-8124
www.airflowresearch.com
Intakes, engine parts

Al Knoch Interiors
9010 N. Desert Blvd.
Canutillo, TX 79835
800/880-8080
www.alknochinteriors.com
Interiors

Allied Metal Finishing
379 Chapel Rd.
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 290-8865
www.alliedmetalfinishing.com
Chrome finishing

American Autowire
150 Heller Place #17
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
800/482-WIRE
www.americanautowire.com
Wiring

American Corvette
5023 Frank Aiken Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
800/377-6793
www.americancorvette.com
Mail-order parts

American Custom Industries
5035 W. Alexis Rd.
Sylvania, OH 43560
800/822-8020
www.acivette.com
Fiberglass body components

American Racing Equipment
44 Union Blvd, Suite 620
Lakewood, CO 80228-1864
www.americanracing.com
Wheels, rims

American Speed Enterprises
3006 Ave of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
309/764-3601
www.amerspeed.com
Crate engines

America's Finest Corvettes
136 10th St., Ste. K
Ramona, CA 92065
888/318-3883
www.corvetteusa.com
Reproduction parts, window Regulators

Art Morrison Enterprises
5301 8th St. E.
Fife, WA 98424
800/929-7188
www.artmorrison.com
Chassis, brakes, suspension

ATI Performance Products
6747 Whitestore Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21207
877/298-5039
www.atiracing.com
Transmission and engine parts

Austin Barnett Designs
920 7th Ave. NE
Brainerd, Mn 56401
218/828-4544
E-mail: austinbarnett@charter.net
Custom billet emblems

Auto City Classic
28433 Hwy. 65 NE
Isanti, MN 55040
800/828-2212
www.autocityclassic.com
Windshield, side glass and frames, gas tanks

Automotive Design Center
14135 S. Harrison St.
Posen, IL 60469
708/385-8222
www.autodesigncustoms.com
Chassis, shop, body/paint

Automotive Racing Products (ARP)
1863 Eastman Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
800/826.3045
www.arp-bolts.com
Fasteners

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