As a way of commemorating our 30th anniversary in 2013, NAC developed the calendar "Classic Vehicle From The Tile Industry" showcasing classic vehicles owned by people throughout the tile industry. NAC founder Tom Duve has met and worked with a wide variety of people in the tile industry and realized there are a lot of people in the industry that share his passion for classic vehicles. With tremendous response and feedback from people within, as well as outside the flooring industry, NAC followed up with the 2014 calendar. The calendar has now become an annual event with people from throughout the industry submitting their vehicles to be included each year.
"This car was a gift to my wife from her father about four years ago. It underwent a three year restoration that included replacing the original transmission with a Datsun 280 Z five speed transmission, a chrome bumper conversion, a 1965 steel dash and completely new black with blue piping leather interior. The coolest thing about a British car is when you flip a Lucas switch and nothing catches on fire."
"I’ve owned this car for eight years and it was already a 10-time Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) winner when I bought it. It had a complete nut and bolt, frame off, rotisserie restoration with all original or NOS parts. It now has 15 AACA awards and many others. I enjoy detailing and working on it with my son Dalton and we show it 2-4 times a year at the most prestigious events around the west.
"I purchased this car in 2006 and stripped it to the shell to restore. The motor was rebuilt to the 302 cubic inch original specifications which was unique to the first generation Camaros. It has a factory tach, Consal gauges, Cowl induction hood, four-speed manual transmission, 12 bolt Posi rear end and rally wheels."
“This Malibu has a 481 big block, naturally aspirating motor making 700 HP on 92 octane and an additional 150 HP is available with nitrous. It has a Tremec TKO 600 five speed transmission and 456 gears and is painted viper red. I’ve owned this car for 14 years and drive it everywhere, to a car show 300 miles away or to the grocery store with my wife.”
"I’ve wanted this model of car since I was in high school. It was a one owner vehicle before I purchased it and the original owner bought the car from a dealership just a few miles from my office! I found it in Connecticut and had it trucked back to LA. It has a sneaky fast 1969 Corvette big block 427 with a full 2” drop hotchkis suspension and B & M turbo 400 with 17” wheels."
“Built in 1932, this is an all steel, uncut body with fiberglass fenders. It has a 330 horsepower SBC that scoots right along. The car has front disc brakes and it’s fun to set the cruise control at highway speeds. It’s more of a “family sedan” and I put about 5000 miles a year on it.”
“I've owned this car for more than a year and did a complete restoration inside and out. Its a street and strip race car with no back seat to allow room for tubing the rear to accommodate the huge rear tires. It has a 5-speed Tremec transmission and looks and sounds fantastic. I only drive it on weekends in good weather."
"My father Davis and I built this from scratch 1980-1985. My Dad carved the propeller from mahogany. The fuselage is chromoly tubing and the wings are sitka spruce. It is covered in Dacron fabric with a polyfiber system and has a 150 horsepower Lycoming engine that cruises at 100 mph. This plane has been flown by three generation of Garrisons."
"’Lucky Charm’ was built by Dan “The Man” Folck and has hippy pipes, a 103 cubic inch motor, with an S & S carburetor. It has a custom fabricated rear end with 255 rear tire and custom rims. The Candy Apple Green color is very rare and sets this bike apart.”
“I’ve had ‘Big Red’ for several years and decided to do a ground up restoration. The problem was finding restoration and NOS parts to keep the stock appearance look. It’s a fun car to drive with its 8-track radio, power windows, brakes and steering. Lurking under the hood is a stock appearing 500 c.i. TNT big block motor that rattles the windows and smokes the tires.”
“I found this car sitting in storage for about 15 years. It is all stock original with about 72,000 miles. It was originally white and I stripped it down and painted it red. It was featured in Hemmings Motor News Sport & Exotic Car Magazine in February of 2015.”
“Built in 1932 this is an all steel, uncut body with fiberglass fenders. It has a 330 horsepower SBC that scoots right along. The car has front disc brakes and its fun to set the cruise control at highway speeds. It’s more of a “family sedan” and I put about 5000 miles a year on it.”
Summitville Tiles Inc. - This hand built, custom bodied car is one of only eight made in 1937 and was originally owned by the Governor of California. I purchased this car in 2000 and restored it to it present day "show car" standards.
My frugal Grandfather bought this car new in 1961 and I’m the third generation to own it. It has the optional “swing-away” steering column to aid entry and exit, power steering, power brakes, power seats, air conditioning and an optional drivers’ side rearview mirror. It’s in original condition and has never been painted.
I purchased this car at the age of 13 and began a five year frame off restoration. I received guidance from my Dad and matching funds from my parents to complete the restoration. It was a great teaching project in organization, mechanics, economics and job responsibility.
My parents bought this car off the showroom floor in Kansas City in 1964 and gave it to me in 1977. It has a 260 V8 engine, automatic transmission and a front bench seat instead of the usual bucket seats. It has all the original parts including the factory chrome and it has 103,000 actual miles.
I have owned several Jaguars’ over the years but the 1964 Series 1 XKE Roadster is a true sports car. My son and I found this setting as we were returning from the annual “Standing on the Corner” festival in Winslow, AZ (commemorating the classic Eagles tune) on historic Route 66.
I bought this car and performed a two year frame off, rotisserie restoration. I replaced the factory 6 cylinder with a 496cid 687 big block engine. It has a complete ostrich interior. I licensed her after my daughters’ nickname, POOKY 2!
"I purchased this vehicle in 1995. It has a 327 engine with 340 horsepower and M-21 Muncie 4 speed transmission. This is the first year of the second generation Corvette and also the first year of the Stingray nameplate, independent rear suspension and retractable headlights."
This custom-bodied 1938 Packard was built by renowned auto maker Howard “Dutch” Darrin and one of only eight made that year. It was once owned by movie star Gary Cooper. I undertook a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration and drove it 4200 miles from New York to San Francisco along the Lincoln Highway.
My wife, Susan, purchased this car new in 1974 and it was her daily driver for many years. We met because I have a 1976 Triumph that I restored and we would see each other around our small town. One night about nine years ago, she chased me down while I was driving my ’76…Our cars and the two of us have been a couple ever since.
"Known around the shop as “Betsy,” I acquired her as my first company vehicle in 1994. She took a 5 year hiatus in the mid 2000’s until one of our guys wanted her as a daily driver. She came out of retirement with a facelift and rebuilt 460 motor. She has a severe drinking problem (gas) and does most of her work close to town. Betsy is expected to be part of our fleet for years to come."
"I found this car about 10 years ago and it has everything my previous 1915 Model T didn’t have. Lectric starter, lectric overdrive, two speed axel and Rocky Mountain brakes in mint condition. She has been the joy of my life and every time I take her out folks stop, look, smile and wave."