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On the road with Tony DeFrank. Follow along with California Car Cover's Executive Director, Tony DeFrank, as he travels the country attending car shows from coast to coast. While not on the road, Tony will share photos from catalog photo shoots, behind the scenes news and notes, product reviews and much more right here on the official blog of California Car Cover. We will also post product features, informative car care articles and maintenance tips throughout the year.

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Wild Horse-The Ruffian Mustang from our July 2021 Catalog Cover

Wild Horse-The Ruffian Mustang from our July 2021 Catalog Cover

Our mid summer catalog is in the mail this week. On the cover, is a custom built 1970 Ford Mustang owned by one of our local customers, Chris Ashton. Chris spent a few years designing and building this car in his home garage. Chris operates a video game design studio in Southern California, which makes the build even more impressive. He is not a car builder by trade, but learned the skills necessary to do the vast majority of the fabrication and design work on the Mustang online. Chris estimates that the build took 1700 hours of work over a three year period.

The Ruffian Mustang is a tribute to Trans Am series race cars of the 1960s-1970s. Under the hood is a 625 horsepower engine. The exterior includes a number of mods that Chris fabricated: steel fender flares, flush mount glass, shaved drip rails, and front/rear spoilers.

Check out our photo gallery for a collection of photos from our photo shoot with the Ruffian Mustang. You can also watch our interview with Chris about the Ruffian Mustang here or on our YouTube Channel.

To see what Chris is working on next, visit Ruffian Cars or follow him on Instagram: @macmaninfi

 

 

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Tony DeFrank

ON THE ROAD WITH TONY DEFRANK. FOLLOW ALONG WITH CALIFORNIA CAR COVER'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TONY DEFRANK, AS HE TRAVELS THE COUNTRY ATTENDING CAR SHOWS FROM COAST TO COAST. WHILE NOT ON THE ROAD, TONY WILL SHARE PHOTOS FROM CATALOG PHOTO SHOOTS, BEHIND THE SCENES NEWS AND NOTES, PRODUCT REVIEWS AND MUCH MORE RIGHT HERE ON THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF CALIFORNIA CAR COVER.