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No foolin': OPGI's 30th Anniversary Car Show Set For April 1st

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On: Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 3:13PM | By: Andrew W Davis

No foolin': OPGI's 30th Anniversary Car Show Set For April 1st

If you’re the owner of a “classic” GM car you’re probably familiar with Original Parts Group Inc. and their comprehensive catalogs. We’re talking about models like the Chevelle, El Camino, Cutlass, Skylark, GTO, Monte Carlo, Riviera and even 1954 through 1976 Cadillacs.

[Unfortunately, they have no apparent love—or parts—for my ’89 Olds Custom Cruiser. What’s up with that?]

Anyhoo, on April 1, in celebration of the firm’s 30th year of operation, they are hosting a classic car show at their Seal Beach, Calif., headquarters. Free and open to all, it is certain to feature many of the finest examples of each vehicle line I’ve mentioned, not including—so far as I know—any Custom Cruisers.

Still, it sounds like a heck of an event. But you don’t have to take just MY word(s) for it…

[First things first: Original Parts Group Inc. was NOT founded on April 1st. I asked. I had all kinds of witty things to say about that but it turns out that this Sunday just worked the best, both in terms of a good time to host a car show and a time that worked for the taping of television shows—including “Hot Rod TV national coverage”—featuring the, um… show.]

Right. Here’s how they put it:

“This year marks the 30th anniversary of Original Parts Group, Inc. as an industry-leading manufacturer of reproduction GM restoration parts. To celebrate this momentous milestone, Original Parts Group is hosting the ‘30th Anniversary Car Show’ at the OPGI headquarters in Seal Beach.

“‘We couldn’t have achieved the past 30 years of restoration excellence without support from our awesome group of loyal customers,’ said OPGI President and Founder, Dave Leonard. ‘So what better way to show our customer appreciation than a car show where classic GM car enthusiasts can showcase all of their hard work?’

“On Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., come to the Original Parts Group show room in Seal Beach, CA for a day filled with all things classic cars. View Chevelles, El Caminos, Monte Carlos, GTOs, Cutlasses, Tempests, Lemans, Skylarks, Rivieras, Grand Prixs, Cadillacs and more. The 30th Anniversary Car Show will feature Hot Rod TV national coverage, a live DJ, and a drawing to win great prizes! The $40 registration fee for each car includes an event t-shirt, complimentary lunch, swag bag, and eligibility for a participant prize. Bogarts Coffee of Seal Beach will be selling coffee and pastries in the morning. Barbeque and drinks will be available for purchase courtesy of the Seal Beach Lions Club. OPGI will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Seal Beach Lions Club.

“‘Whether you are showing your classic GM restoration or just coming to check out the cars, the 30th Anniversary Car Show is going to be an event that you don’t want to miss!’ said Leonard. ‘Please join OPGI for a day full of classic cars, great company, music, and entertainment.’

“In the three decades that OPGI has been in the classic GM restoration business, they have received numerous awards and achievements, including the highly prestigious ‘Best GM Restored Vehicle’ at the SEMA show four out of five years. OPGI’s top quality Chevelle parts and other restoration parts have been featured on cars in movies and television shows, including Car Warriors and Hot Rod TV on Speed Channel and Overhaulin’ on TLC.”

For more information on the 30th Anniversary Car Show visit http://www.opgi.com/or call 1-800-243-8355.

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