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  • Saving A Veterans Classic Car- Pottstown Classics Restore A Local Hero's Galaxie

    It's no secret that Pennsylvania, especially the eastern portion where we reside, is a hotbed for classic cars and the automotive culture. Over the past 1.5-2 years the Pottstown Car Club (with help from local businesses), have restored a 1967 Ford Galaxie for veteran infantryman Brad Herron. For this build the entire automotive community in the area pulled together to get Brad cruising in his Galaxie.

    The story began when Brad's wife Dina came to the Pottstown Classics to ask for their help in finishing Brad's stalled '67 Ford Galaxie project. Since serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brad was having severe post-traumatic stress disorder, making it difficult to bring the car to where he envisioned it. The club graciously agreed, and after an "Overhaulin'"-esque pickup of the car... they took it into their hands and began putting their experienced touches into the car. We at Eastwood were lucky enough to see the car taking shape as they showcased the car and progress display at the Eastwood Summer Classic Shows and other local shows. During the build we were able to donate a number of products including Thermocoustic Sound Deadener, Underhood Black, and Rust Encapsulator, etc, to help move the project along.

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    Fast forward to this past August 4th, and the Pottstown Classics delivered the car back to Brad at their monthly classic car cruise-in on High Street in Pottstown. Brad was overwhelmed with the condition of the car and the help from the community. We at Eastwood are proud to say that some of our products were donated and used on this great build. We want to thank Brad for serving for this country, and the great crew at the Pottstown Classics for seeing this project through and making a dream become a reality for this veteran.

    Do you have a similar story or build in the works? Please send us an email and we can feature your build or story on the Eastwood Blog! -Matt/EW

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  • A sad day for the Collector-Car Community

    The collector car community lost a well known name. Billy Thompson of White Post Restorations recently passed away. For some of us "young-timers" we may not know the name as well, but he had a huge positive impact on the classic car community through his products and work. His name here at Eastwood rings a bell to many, as he is known as the first "Eastwood B2B Customer" Curt ever had when starting the business. His receipt from 1978 is even framed and hanging on Curt's office wall! With that receipt posted we are constantly reminded that he was one of the first to take a "chance" on the young Eastwood company and begin placing large orders for his shop. If it wasn't for people like him, we wouldn't be where we are today!

    So many condolences from Curt Strohacker and The Eastwood Company go out to Billy's family, friends, and anyone that he has touched over his many great years.

    Thanks to Hemmings Blog for the initial post.

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  • Beautiful 1971 Corvette Could be Yours!

    Our friends over at Hemmings recently spotlighted this beautiful frame-off restored 1971 Corvette. This car made a few hearts skip-a-beat here at Eastwood, and we figured we'd share! If you want to own this fine specimen feel free to check out the full details on the Hemmings Blog

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