ARMO inducts Classic Industries CEO into Hall of Fame

Industry leader Jeff Leonard recognized at ARMO Industry Awards reception in Las Vegas  
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Classic Industries is pleased to announce that its founder and CEO Jeff Leonard was recognized recently by the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) for his significant contribution to the restoration hobby. Leonard was presented with the organization’s prestigious Hall of Fame Award during the ARMO Awards Banquet on Nov. 2 at the SEMA Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

ARMO’s Hall of Fame honor is awarded to individuals who have played an integral role in the advancement of the restoration industry. Classic Industries is committed to ensuring its customers have access to the most complete offering of automotive restoration parts and accessories. Leonard’s long-standing commitment to keeping thousands of people employed over the course of company history, both within his organization as well as vendors and suppliers has made him a deserving candidate for this honor.

“This award is truly humbling, to be recognized by not only ARMO, but by my colleagues and peers is the greatest reward,” said Leonard. “I cannot think of a greater achievement for an automotive enthusiast and hobbyist.”

The ARMO council recognized Leonard for his ability to offer the parts and accessories consumers need most to restore their vehicles. Leonard joins the ranks of previous awardees such as Dennis Gage, Randy Shannon and Steve Ames.

Classic Industries has been a member of SEMA for over 25 years and has been a key contributing member of the ARMO organization since its inception in the early 1990s.

Originally founded in 1976, today Classic Industries is the recognized leader of the restoration parts industry and offers parts and accessories for classic Camaro, Firebird, Nova, Impala, Chevrolet/GMC trucks and Generation V Camaro with parts for GM models spanning from 1947 through the 2011 model year, including many licensed GM Restoration Parts™ products. In addition, the company now offers the most comprehensive selection of licensed Mopar Authentic Restoration Products™ in the industry with parts for 1960-76 Dodge and Plymouth A, B and E-Body models. Classic Industries proudly offers quality products from the names enthusiasts and restorers alike know and trust, including OER, AC Delco, Auto Custom Carpets, PUI Interiors, Distinctive Industries, Auto Meter, Air Ride, B&M, Be-Cool, Hurst, Ididit, Flaming River, Harwood, Flowmaster, Pypes, Magnaflow, Heidts, Holley, Painless Wiring, Art Morrison, Chris Alston, Global West, Hotchkis, Detroit Speed, Energy Suspension, SSBC, Wilwood, Raybestos, Edelbrock and many more.

To view Classic Industries’ complete selection of parts and accessories and shop online 24/7, visit or order a catalog by mail or over the phone toll-free by dialing 1-800-854-1280.

Classic Industries is located in Huntington Beach, Calif. They can be reached toll free at 800-854-1280 (includes Alaska, Hawaii); the international phone is 001.714.847.6887 (includes Canada and Puerto Rico). Visit Classic Industries on the web at or at and become a fan of Classic Industries on Facebook at

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