Classic Industries buys The Paddock’s Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Inventory.

The Paddock Parts Logo
General Marketing Capital (GMCI) the parent company behind aftermarket industry giants Classic Industries and OER Parts Groups (Original Equipment Reproduction) has recently completed their purchase of the The Paddock’s intellectual property.
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Ford Mustang out paces Chevrolet Camaro in June

2010 Ford Mustang & Chevrolet Camaro burnout
For the second time in as many months the new 5.0L power Mustang has outpaced the Chevrolet Camaro on its way to becoming the best selling sports car in America. The Mustang’s sales numbers increased nearly 18% to 8,974 units, while the Camaro slipped 19% to 7,540. Continue reading

California Still Hates Kit Cars… (and cars in general)

Superformance GT40

If you want to own, build or buy a kit car. You shouldn’t live in California. Once again the state with the largest car market shuns enthusiasts as it fail to pass legislation to make it easier for individuals to register hobby or specialty cars. Each year California allows a mere 500 persons to register their kit cars. Total vehicle registration for the state in 2009 was 19,919,068. Meaning that kit car registration annual account for less than .00251% of total registrations.

SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) had helped sponsor legislation to increase the number to 750 vehicles. After passing the State Assembly, the California Senate Transportation Committee, defeated the legislation by a 3 to 5 five vote. Continue reading

2011 Mustang V6 averages 48.5 mpg lapping Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge was designed to demonstrate that a stock production Mustang V-6 could run 1,000 laps and 533 miles on a single of tank of fuel. With the aid of fuel efficient driving techniques by Ford engineers, the Mustang far surpassed its goal of 1,000 laps. What surprised most Continue reading

Muscle cars battle for top position atop AutoTrader’s new car list

Ford decision to put the legendary 5.0 liter engine back in the 2011 Mustang GT is finnaly paying off. The Mustang wrestled away the top spot on AutoTrader’s new car list for the first time since the Chevrolet reintroduce the Camaro last year. Since may of 2009 the Camaro had reigned supreme on both AutoTrader’s board and dealership lots. Continue reading

Paddock mails bankruptcy letter to creditors

Motor City first reported that the muscle car parts mail order giant The Paddock closed its doors on April 30th, and had since filed for bankruptcy. We have recently obtained a copy of the letter they have sent to their creditors. Continue reading

Happy Flay Day: 1972 Mustang Sprint Edition

In 1972 Ford Executives were looking for away to show their patriotism by boasting sales. The plan? Build several models to commemorate Team USA’s participation in the XX Olympiad summer games in Munich, Germany and the XI Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo, Japan. Continue reading

Shelby expands 2011 GT350 line up to offer naturally aspirated and automatic versions

45th Anniversary Shelby GT350 Mustang

Shelby American expands the 2011 GT350 line up to offer naturally aspirated and automatic versions. Shelby had previous announced the 500+ horsepower supercharged version in January, but added the naturally aspirated version due to incredible customer demand. The new version is designed to comply to SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) street class rules where superchargers are not allowed. The 45th anniversary edition Shelby will likely replace the class leading 2007 – 2008 Shelby GT Mustang that dominates the SCCA T2 classification. The Mustang battles it out in T2 with other muscle car variations including the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac GTO, Dodge Challenger, Subaru WRX, and many others. Continue reading

The Paddock muscle car parts company heads to the auction block

Motor City Muscle Cars first reported the Paddock had closed and was looking to restructure. Now the muscle cars parts company and it assets are due to be auctioned off. Warehouse and Showroom Items to be Auctioned at Company’s Knightstown, IN facility on July 29. Sealed Bids Being Accepted for Company’s Intellectual Property.

Avon, IN  May 22, 2010 — The down economy has claimed another victim—The Paddock, a mainstay in the muscle car parts business for over 40 years. Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers (www.KeyAuctioneers.com) announced today that it will auction the company’s parts inventory, showroom items, collectibles, vehicles, and equipment at the company’s 60,000-square-foot Knightstown facility.

The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.
The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.

The July 29 auction is expected to draw thousands of muscle car enthusiasts from the Midwest and beyond. Continue reading

Muscle Car parts retailer The Paddock closes

Long time muscle car parts retailer The Paddock has apparently closed its doors for good? The retailer closed April 30th and had been closed for well over a month. Vendors to the company have noted that things have been amiss for sometime, and that the company had been slow to pay. The Paddock had been supplying restoration parts and accessories since 1965 for Mustang, Camaro, Dodge Charger, Chevelle, MOPAR, Challenger, Ford trucks, and Chevrolet truck.

The following article appeared in the local Knightstown newspaper on Mat 2nd. Continue reading