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The New Classics?

What if you could buy a vehicle, knowing it would become a classic? With a deep understanding of the market, the collector car experts at Hagerty released their annual list of vehicles that stand out as likely collector cars within the next 25 years. In order to be considered for the “Hagerty Hot List,” the vehicle must be produced within the 2016 model year with an MSRP of less than $100,000.

One Awesome Machine

The best ideas seem to just happen. Like, who would have planned to pair an automobile and an airplane and build something completely different? Gary Corns, of Colorado Auto & Parts in Englewood, Colo., that’s who. The thought came to him while he was digging through a local airplane salvage yard for a completely different project - customizing the company’s 1956 Ford Vanette. The van, used as a rolling billboard for the company, has a tricked out interior that looks like an airplane interior.

A Passion For Classics

Jeff Hoctor loves classic vehicles. It’s a love that runs deep in his family. His dad, Donald Hoctor, started Hidden Valley Auto Parts in Maricopa, Ariz., an auto recycling facility that specializes in classics, in 1961. Donald was a body man and had the idea to buy some property to store and recycle vehicles used for repair. As it turned out, he couldn’t part with the vehicles. “We wanted to keep the cars instead,” explained Jeff. Hidden Valley Auto Parts soon amassed a large inventory of classic vehicles and organically became a large classic specialist, in fact some of the original cars are still around.
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Fire Starter

Fires are commonplace in the auto recycling industry. Local news affiliates reported fires at facilities in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas in February 2016 alone … and this list is far from complete. It’s not if a fire could happen, but when.

Close Proximity

An auto recycling facility may not be the first business one thinks of when imagining the Twin Cities Metro area. But, a facility that continues to grow and thrive, offers a lifetime warranty on most of its parts, and is a valued member of its community, is what you’ll find at A-Abco Fridley Auto Parts.

Go Green

It’s not easy being green. But Chris Sargent will tell you it is very worthwhile. The owner of Hwy. 62 Auto Salvage & Sales, Inc. (www.62autoparts.com) in Fayetteville, Ark., prides himself on running a green business in an industry that naturally is built on the recycle / re-use mindset.
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The Classics Issue Is Here!

The Classics Issue Is Here!

The latest edition of The Locator Magazine is now available. This special Classics edition features articles and extra listings pages highlighting vintage autos and parts. Learn how Hidden Valley Auto Parts, a family business in Maricopa, Ariz., turned their passion for classic cars into a thriving business. See how Gary Corns from Colorado Auto & Parts paired and automobile and airplane to create a unique marketing piece for his company. You'll also learn which of today's vehicles are expected to be classics in the years to come.

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Recyclers Point of View - Jason Fisher

Recyclers Point of View - Jason Fisher

“We do no outside dismantling - it is all done under-roof - to properly capture and contain all fluids to be recycled as heating fuel for our 14,000-square-foot warehouse, or sold to proper reclamation companies.” - Jason Fisher, J & R Truck Parts

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