SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 1, January 7, 2016

Movers & Shakers: CARS Inc. Celebrates 40 Years in Business

By SEMA Editors

  CARS Inc. Staff
CARS Inc. will celebrate its 40 years in business at both of the company’s Open House events in 2016.
   

CARS Inc. Celebrates 40 Years in Business

The arrival of 2016 heralds several anniversaries important to classic Chevy enthusiasts. It marks the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Chevrolet, the 50th anniversary of several great 1966 Chevy models, and the 40th anniversary of CARS Inc. selling quality restoration parts, interiors, pieces and accessories for classic Chevy cars and trucks.

A celebration of the company’s 40 years in business will be held at both CARS Inc.'s Open House events this year. The Open House at the company’s Rochester, Michigan, headquarters and manufacturing facility will be June 4, from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. The event at the California store August 7, from 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. For additional information, visit www.CARSinc.com.

USPS to Release 2016 Stamps Featuring Classic American Trucks

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has introduced four Forever stamps featuring iconic truck models. The specific release dates for the stamps will be announced at a later date. The stamps will feature the following:

  • The strong, sturdy, 1938 International Harvester D-2 had a distinct barrel-shaped grille and its elegant styling mirrored the look of luxury automobiles of the era.
  • The 1953 Chevrolet featured large windshields and provided drivers with excellent visibility, a distinctive curvy grille that bulged in the middle and a six-cylinder engine.
  • The 1948 Ford F-1 included features like the roomy “Million Dollar Cab,” a sharp, horizontal five-bar grille and a six-cylinder engine.
  • The 1965 Ford F-100 had a new grille that featured 18 small, rectangular openings. It also featured what Ford dubbed “Twin-I-Beam” independent front suspension.
'38 International Harvester D-2
1938 International Harvester D-2
  '53 Chevrolet Truck
'53 Chevrolet
  '48 Ford F-1
'48 Ford F-1
  '65 Ford F-100
'65 Ford F-100

Illustrator Chris Lyons created the artwork under the direction of Antonio Alcalá.

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