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Old 06-11-2010, 11:16 AM
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It appears as if the owners of older Mopars and those looking for retro parts for their new Challengers have lost a possible parts source.
It seems as if Paddock may have closed their doors…..
It was first reported in the latest issue of Mopar Collectors Guide that they quietly closed their doors. But it was not reported if they will be reorganizing or if this closure is for good.
While their web site is still up, it appears as if it is not active at this time.
Hopefully, this is not the beginning of a trend, but then times are hard and it wouldn’t surprise me if some others follow in the coming years…….

Anyway you look at it…it’s sad
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Sorry, but I guess this is actually old news from last month.......(Added details)


Muscle Car Parts Mainstay The Paddock Facing Auction Block
Warehouse and Showroom Items to be Auctioned at Company’s Knightstown, IN facility on July 29. Sealed Bids Being Accepted for Company’s Intellectual Property.

Avon, IN (PRWEB) May 22, 2010 -- The down economy has claimed another victim—The Paddock, a mainstay in the muscle car parts business for over 40 years. Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers (www.KeyAuctioneers.com) announced today that it will auction the company’s parts inventory, showroom items, collectibles, vehicles, and equipment at the company’s 60,000-square-foot Knightstown facility.
The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.
The July 29 auction is expected to draw thousands of muscle car enthusiasts from the Midwest and beyond.
The Paddock has been a leading supplier of muscle car parts for several decades. Its thirteen parts lines represent some of America’s most popular muscle cars, including Mustang, Corvette, GTO, and Camaro.
Company founder Jim O’Neil started The Paddock in 1965, restoring muscle cars in a small shop in Knightstown. By 1979, the company was manufacturing Mustang steel patch panels. The company’s first Mustang catalog was printed soon thereafter and the company started to grow by word of mouth. In 1980, the first Camaro catalog was printed. In 1998, Wes Watts, a former parts manager for the local Chevrolet dealership, purchased the company from O’Neil.
Over the years the company added Firebird, GTO, Chevelle, Nova, Cutlass, Impala and other catalogs to its muscle car line. In 2001, Watts built a state-of-the art 60,000-square-foot facility to accommodate his growing business.
According the Watts, the economic downturn of the last three years, along with the credit crisis, contributed to the company’s demise.
Key Auctioneers Senior Vice President Tim Boeglin said the company’s intellectual property was garnering a high degree of interest. Included in the intellectual property are the company’s name and trademarks, million-name customer list, websites, catalogs, and phone numbers.
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place never had anything in stock anyway
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can alway use this source www.stephensperformance.com these guys have retro and original parts. His car was featured on Horsepower tv with a dual turbo charger setup on a red STR8
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