Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Check out the artwork on the Mother's Day Blog. The flowers are made from car parts.

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2022 will occur on Sunday, May 8. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards and other gifts.
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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

From the Mutton Hollow Chevys team, we wish everyone a Happy Easter. Take a close look at the colored eggs in this post. They are all stock 55-57 paint colors. See if you can find your favorite.
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Meet Jim Wright, the Mutton Hollow Chevys Artist.

Meet Jim Wright, the Mutton Hollow Chevys Artist.

"I have two things in life that I am really passionate about; I love Art, and I love Automobiles. I have been an Artist my entire life and won my first statewide art contest when I was in the second grade. I have studied at 3 different universities, have worked commercially on 2 different continents, and have spent my entire professional career honing my illustration and design skills. I specialize in technical and automotive illustration and have worked with industrial and automotive clients from around the world.

 

As for my love of Automobiles, I got my first car when I was only 15, and within 6 months, had done all the body and paint work on it. By the time that I was finished with high school, I was already on my 4th car. I love Chevrolets, having owned 3 Impalas, including an SS 409, 5 Corvettes, and several Tri-Fives. I have done frame-off restorations of a 55 Cameo, a 55 Bel Air Hardtop, and most recently, a one-owner 57 Nomad. It was during the restoration of my Nomad, that I really became acquainted with the wonderful people at Mutton Hollow Chevys. They supplied me with several of the pieces on my Nomad, and I was very impressed with their knowledge of the cars, the quality of their parts, and the depth of their service. Shortly thereafter, I started to do artwork for MHC, and it has evolved into a wonderful working relationship for both of us. I appreciate the opportunity that I have to work with them, and as for their parts business………. I highly recommend them, without reservation………they are the best!”

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April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

April Fools’ tradition popularized

On April 1, 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.

Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery.

Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.

These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as poisson d’avril (April fish), said to symbolize a young, “easily hooked” fish and a gullible person.

April Fools’ Day spread throughout Britain during the 18th century. In Scotland, the tradition became a two-day event, starting with “hunting the gowk,” in which people were sent on phony errands (gowk is a word for cuckoo bird, a symbol for fool) and followed by Tailie Day, which involved pranks played on people’s derrieres, such as pinning fake tails or “kick me” signs on them.

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re lucky enough to have a GREEN Chevy, St. Patrick's Day is the perfect time to get your car out and take it for a spin. 

St. Patrick’s Day
,  feast day (March 17) of St. Patrickpatron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 CE to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools. Many legends grew up around him—for example, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Ireland came to celebrate his day with religious services and feasts. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on Thursday, March 17, 2022.
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Mutton Hollow Chevys is a Authorized Dealer for Gene Smith

Mutton Hollow Chevys is a Authorized Dealer for Gene Smith

In 1955 Gene Smith bought a black 210 Del Ray. It was a 265 with a 3 speed overdrive and 4:11 gears. It was the first power-pak equipped car that Lew Williams Chevrolet of Hollywood, California, delivered. Which explains the 60 miles on the oddo when Gene picked it up that evening; everyone at the dealership wanted to drive it! Unbeknownst to everyone, including Gene, that was the start.

Gene worked for a body shop through high school and became, among other things, a painter. In 1969 and 70 Gene built a car in his backyard. That coral and grey '55 won Best Paint at a show back East. As a result, Gene was "commissioned" to build cars for customers. The first frame-off was done in his backyard in 1970. NOS parts were more available then, but still, Gene needed parts for customer cars, and that became the start of Gene Smith Quality Reproduction Parts and Accessories. Over a dozen frame-offs were done in that backyard, along with parts in the garage. Gold louvers and outside mirrors were the first products, followed by power-pak exhaust extensions.

A bigger garage was added in that backyard as the business grew. Later a bigger backyard as we grew, but still just a small company of enthusiasts making parts for enthusiasts.

Now we are located across the street from our chrome plater of 30 years; very handy! Still working to make the best parts to keep your TriFive on the road looking good.

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Mutton Hollow Chevys is a Authorized Dealer for Danchuk.

Mutton Hollow Chevys is a Authorized Dealer for Danchuk.

Danchuk, Quality parts Made in the USA.

The heart of Danchuk is our manufacturing department.  Staffed with some of the most talented professionals in the restoration industry, all manufacturing is overseen by Art and Dan Danchuk.  Art and Dan's hands on approach makes sure that every part we produce and offer for sale is the best it can be.  The Danchuk's will not release a part until it is perfect, their reputation depends on it.  Only after all necessary research is done, and the tooling is perfect, do they allow our experienced and knowlegable production staff to begin production on a part.  In order to produce the extensive and diverse inventory of parts that Danchuk produces, extensive knowlege of manufacturing processes is a necessity and our staff is the best in the business.  From our beautiful reproduction grilles to our perfect lenses, the production team at Danchuk, in Santa Ana, California produces the finest parts available for your classic Chevy project. 

The Danchuk Brothers feel very strongly about manufacturing in the U.S.A.  It upsets them to see the direction our country has taken by manufacturing so many products overseas.  These Chevy's, that we all know and love, are truly icons of classic Americana.  Dan and Art feel that if you really care about preserving the intrgrity of our beloved classic Chevy's you should demand quality parts that are "Made in the USA" by American workers.

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Danchuk moving away from retail sales.

Danchuk moving away from retail sales.

Art & Dan Danchuk Retiring - Retail Store Closing.

After over five decades and millions of parts made and sold Art and Dan Danchuk are retiring.  As this new chapter of Danchuk begins we will be returning to the roots of where Danchuk started and focus on our manufacturing and closing our retail operation on Friday March 11, 2022.  Danchuk will no longer sell directly to the public, but will focus solely on our dealers and supplying them with the same Made in America high quality parts our customers have been used to. 

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1955 & 56 Chevy Dome Light Switches

1955 & 56 Chevy Dome Light Switches

If you are needing new dome light switches for a 55 or 56 Chevy. We have you covered. Read below for more information.
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