Best of … gearheads car stuff
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
It may seem to some that being called a gearhead would be a less than complimentary moniker.
But as gearheads everywhere will attest, nothing could be further from the truth. It is title worn with pride and envied by wannabes.
While there are gearheads of all sorts, it’s the insatiable love of all things auto that spawned the name. It is to those that I humbly present the following list of sources of car stuff for the gearhead.
Mustangs hold a special place in the hearts of many gearheads. Ford Motor Company has certainly had its low points; from the Edsel to the Pinto. But there remains one constant, the Mustang. From ’65 to 2011, Mustangs Unlimited has everything the pony enthusiast could possibly want or need; including updated lists for car shows all over the country.
For gearheads with a love of German automotive workmanship, Bavarian Autosport’s selection will have you drooling. Whether you need performance add-ons, replacement parts, exterior modification products or new seat covers for your Beemer, they offer true one-stop shopping for all things BMW.
Everything for restorations
In the interest of fair play, I am beholden to include Bob’s Classic Chevy in response to the earlier Ford reference. Though, it’s not difficult to do considering Bob’s offers what is likely the most Chevy parts and information on the planet. And we know no one knows or loves gearheads like other gearheads, so check out the ChevyTalk Forum. You’ll be among friends, and we all know there’s safety in numbers.
Engine parts to hats
For all things mopar, the choice is an easy one: Mopar Parts by Classic Industries. Any gearheads need a new tach for their Barracuda? How about emblems, decals or parts to rebuild your engine? Classic Industries has it all in one, easy-to-navigate site. Not to mention the assorted mopar shirts, hats and other goodies no self-respecting mopar gearhead should be without.
Street rods and muscle cars
You don’t need to be a gearhead to appreciate flying down the road with the wind whipping through your hair in an open T Bucket Roadster. Though, gearheads will certainly appreciate it even more, that’s why their gearheads. Check out this beautiful kit from Speedway Motors. You can also find parts and accessories for street rods, muscle cars and even midget racers for half-pint gearheads.
Keeping GI Joe and you on the road
Plan on running with the big dogs through the swamps and backwoods in your old school Jeep? I’ve got just what you need to prepare yourself and your rig, Vintage Jeeps Four Wheel Drive Hardware. They have assorted lift kits, rag tops, winches and engine parts; it’s all Jeep, all the time. You can even visit Vintage Jeeps for parts going back as far as WWII.