Jason Kobeilsky
There are a lot of Dodge trucks and Chrysler cars ranging from the fifties to seventies at a Ecology Auto Parts in Rialto Ca. There is a 52 Pickup, 70s Pickup and a 77 Chrysler Newport sedan that has the "Blues Brothers" bodystyle it is in really good shape. Lots of parts. Soon they will be crushed so I wanted to give a heads up if anyone was looking for parts before they are gone forever.

I have had a growing concern about the number of classic cars being crushed by Auto Salvage/Recycling yards like Pick A Part, Pick Your Part, Ecology ,etc.. I live in Riverside Ca and I have been going to Pick a Part and there have been so many very rare cars that have been set out in the yard, and hardly any parts taken off of them before they are crushed. In the Pick A Part in Monrovia California there is a large area fenced in that is filled with some very rare cars. Everything from 50's Packards, Hudsons, Desotos, Edsels, Chevy's, 40 Chryslers, and many 60's cars, many old vintage trucks like, Studebaker, Jeep, etc, many would be considered collectible and most of all
If this is happening here than you know it's happening all over the U.S.

Pick A Part and others they buy “junk” cars and trucks They place them in the yard in a row of other cars where people can pick the parts off them. After three or four weeks the whole row is taken to the recycling yard where the cars are crushed. Whether the car is a thrashed 89 Honda Civic many of the parts have been taken off or a 55 Nash Ambasdor that hardly had any parts taken off of it. I know of a 50s Nash Ambasdor that still had its engine transmission, interior, enterior trim pieces, decals and next day I went there the whole row was taken to the Recycling area.
Collecters that have Packards, Studebakers, Hudsons, International Harvester pickups, etc dont have the benefit of a lot new reproduction parts. So there is a ever diminishing supply of parts, even more so than Ford, GM and Chrysler but there are getting fewer of those cars too.
This is happening all over the U.S. parts are going to get extremely scarce .Car collecters and their clubs need to be aware of this and ,if possible to help find a way to stop this, or at least if a lot people are made aware they can save some collector car from being destroyed. The more people who are made aware of this the greater chance that something can be done about this. If anyone has some ideas they like to share my email is 



Been a busy summer and Fall in now here. Lots of  great shows and plenty of car activity!

Top of the list is the(1) Year anniversary coming up next Friday night September 28th for Gary's Cruise Night ( Classic Car Fridays)at the Elk's Lodge in Buena Park-

Gary has been around for years as a promoter of  various Car Shows in Anaheim, Garden Grove and now Buena Park and the Friday night cruise night is always well attended and laid back "fun" -Hoping to see about 100 plus cars here this Friday-  Go  Gary!

 Well. I was WRONG!   Looking for a OC Mopar Club besides  the WPC? -Well....I admit it when I'm wrong

 There IS  a Mopar Club already besides the WPC in the Orange County area- the MOPAR KNIGHTS

They are hard to find anywhere online, don't have a website and are pretty low key.
Met Rick and Larry, nice guys with a Roadrunner and a Coronet- also saw a cool Charger,another Coronet, and a CUDA plus other late 60's early 70's Roadrunner( most with Hemi's-how cool is that!) so maybe no room for another MOPAR CLUB?

Mostly late 60's and early 70's muscle cars with HEMI's! But is there room for another MOPAR CLUB in the OC???

Time will tell, but I think maybe some other guys like James( who found my blog and webite through a web search) have older MOPARS, like a 1948 Windsor and some other unusual , non muscle car type, Dodge's,Chyslers,Plymouths and such that might like to hang out other than with the more serious RACE CAR types- I happen to like muscle cars and late 60's MOPARS but also have a 1949 Lincoln and think all cars are cool.

I, for one , might like to join or associate with several clubs or groups just to keep it interesting-always open to swap ideas,part places and stories-

I have a thought to put a mini "FOR SALE OR TRADE" section on the  www.ocmoparclub.com web site for swapping/selling parts that would be listed for FREE-More on that next BLOG

New chiefs in town-check out video and slide show from a week ago

Might like to check out a good source for MOPAR news at
MOPAR Muscle.com

Don't forget the great local car show/hang out at Downtown Main Street in Garden Grove
every Friday night 4pm-8pm- All cars welcome
Mopar 101: What does Mopar mean?
  • June 10th, 2010 11:17 am PT
It is not a type of car so why are phrases such as "a club of Mopar enthusiasts","this car has Mopar parts and accessories" and "racing their Mopar at the track" heard? Here is the 101 on the term Mopar.

The word Mopar was first used as a term to describe OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts from Chrysler Motor Parts which sold all the parts for any car owned by the Chrysler division. This would refer to Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep, Imperial and DeSoto. The word was used so much it became the new name of Chrysler Motor Parts.

That led to the term Mopar being used not only for the parts and accessories but anything to do with the Chrysler division. For example, a Jeep vehicle is a Mopar, a Dodge vehicle is a Mopar, a Chrysler vehicle is a Mopar.

Therefore a Mopar enthusiast is someone who loves anything that comes from the Chrysler family. Now when you hear the word Mopar you know it means a car or part that comes from the Chrysler division.

I found several clubs based in Torrance, LA or Inland Empire but nothing specific for MOPARS in Orange County
Interested in meeting once a month and exchanging ideas,pics, stories,tech stuff and the like-

Fill out the CONTACT page and we will ramp up the site and see where it takes us

Clint @ (714) 227-2541
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