Father and Son’s Garage Built 1965 GTO 434

Photos: Tobin Family, Story: Tony Colombini

After his 1963 graduation from High School, a ’64 Tempest caught the eye of Pat Tobin. He knew someday he would have one. Four years later he was drafted. Upon leaving the military in 1970 he started goofing around with cars. A ‘64 Chevy SS, a ‘70 Challenger 340, yet the Tempest eluded him. Then marriage and a family came and the car hobby came to a crawl.

Fast forward to 1998, Pat’s oldest son Sean found a ’67 Firebird 400 in Riverside, CA. Father and son started tearing it apart as the youngest boy Devin, who was nine years old at the time, even got into it. That car ended up getting sold before restoration due to Pat’s job change. Read more ›

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OPGI Awarded Business of the Year For the Second Time

Once again, Original Parts Group had the honor of accepting ARMO’s coveted Business of the Year award at the 2017 SEMA Show. ARMO, which stands for Automotive Restoration Market Organization, is a council of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, better known as SEMA. Each year the award is presented to the company that has demonstrated exceptional service, integrity and business ethics, as well as made a commendable contribution to the restoration industry.

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Gary Hobbs & Mark Shannon’s 1967 GTO

Back in 1967, just before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, Original Parts Group customer Gary Hobbs purchased a 1967 GTO. OPGI wasn’t around just yet, but read on and see where we come into play with this touching story.

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Celebrating Mike Christianson

We welcome you to celebrate the life of Michael Christianson. His Family will be hosting a fundraiser at Roscoe’s Famous Deli in Fullerton, on December 16th at 11:00 AM. They will be holding a raffle, silent auction, and car show to raise money for Michael’s wife, Yvette, and his two children, Ava and Jett. All proceeds plus 10% will go to the family. We encourage you to attend this worthy cause for this frequent OPGI visitor.

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SEMA 2017: Show Highlights

There’s no doubt that there were countless cool cars at the 2017 SEMA show. Ranging from mild to wild, many of the classic GM cars that were on display throughout the show were built using OPGI parts. Take a look at the following cars that wow’d thousands of people during SEMA week.

OPGI sponsored Scott VanBuskirk’s custom 1968 El Camino on display at the TMI booth. Read more ›

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SEMA 2017: OPGI Returns to SEMA

Since 1982, Original Parts Group, Inc. has been in the business of manufacturing and retailing the finest quality GM restoration parts and accessories in the industry. This year at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, OPGI made headlines with their brand new booth and the two pristine muscle cars they brought along to go with it. Read more ›

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Cassie Nunes and her ’68 Chevelle

Story: Tony Colombini, Photos: Brokken Images

I saw this Chevelle while cruisin’ on Instagram. The pics from Brokken Images caught my eye and my heart as I remembered the ’68 Chevelle I owned before the owner of this particular Chevelle was even born.

Cassie Nunes is a young lady who has been wrenchin’ in the garage with her dad Ernie since she was able to wrap her fingers around a wrench. She recalls that it was never a chore but good times that she thoroughly enjoyed. It was like watching a master at his craft and great father/daughter bonding time. Ernie has been working on cars since he was 15 and owns Conejo Auto Repair Services (C.A.R.S.) in Southern California. Read more ›

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SEMA Show 2017 – OPGI’s New Look

Original Parts Group, Inc. (OPGI) is once again preparing to attend the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show held each November in Las Vegas, Nevada. Celebrating over 35 years of manufacturing and retailing GM restoration parts and accessories, as well as several decades as a displaying manufacturer at the SEMA Show, OPGI will mark this year’s attendance with an all-new, upgraded presence for 2017. Working with Flair Exhibits & Displays on the 2017 booth, OPGI decided that the all-new design will reflect the company’s 2017 restoration parts campaign “Let’s Do This” and lend the booth a fitting “garage” type theme. Read more ›

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Dream Giveaway Chevelle

Here ‘ya go Chevelle fans. Here’s your chance to win a completely restored 1970 big-block Chevelle Super Sport! Original Parts Group, Inc. (OPGI) has teamed up with Dreamgiveaway.com to create a one-of-a-kind contest that will present this immaculate Chevelle as the prize. What’s the catch you ask? Well, there is no “catch” here, really. The car is totally legitimate and the contest/giveaway is, too. The only downside is that there will probably be a whole lot of people attempting to win the same prize. At just $3 per donation, we would guess there will be thousands of entries! Especially when you consider the fact that the money raised will go to benefit worthwhile charities. Read more ›

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Now Available! New Parts for Classic Cadillacs

More than just another General Motors (GM) brand, over the last 50 years the Cadillac nameplate has become synonymous with the highest possible levels of style, luxury and quality in the automotive marketplace. While other top tier automakers like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes (and others) have long shared domination of the European marketplace, here in the United States Cadillac stands alone at the top of the hill. Read more ›

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