2019 Year In Review: Classic Chevy/GMC Truck Industry News

2019 is in the rearview mirror and 2020 is looking good up ahead.  Last year was a great year for the classic truck industry in a variety of ways.  A slew of new parts were reproduced, the market saw strong resale numbers continue and our 21th Annual Show ‘n Shine was a huge success.

Classic Truck Market Watch: Values Continue Rise!

2019 was another great year for the classic truck resale market. 1947-91 Chevy & GMC trucks, Blazers and Suburbans look to continue their stronghold on the market in the upcoming year. Last January, the 2019 Scottsdale Barrett Jackson was inundated with GM trucks and SUVs so Ronnie from C10 Talk put together a list of the Highest 10 and Lowest 10 Selling Trucks of the event. While some will complain that the price of the average truck is rising, it gives reassurance that our time and money spent with these classics is appreciated and that they will hold their value in the future. 

New Classic Chevy/GMC Truck Parts and Innovations in 2019

Last year saw the release of some exciting new products.  1973-74 GM licensed Chevy Grille, 1973-91 “Premium” Doors, 1973-80 “Premium” Hoods,  , 1981-91 Bumper Guards, 1969-72 15” Steering Wheels, 1947-52 GMC Hood & 1958-59 Chevrolet Hood.  In addition to these parts, Brothers Trucks released several exclusive parts to the classic truck marketplace this year.  1960-66 Behind Seat Speaker Brackets, 1967-72 Behind Seat Speaker Brackets, 1960-66 Lower Seat Brackets, 1967-72 Lowered Seat Brackets, 1960-63 Delrin Door Hinges, 1958-66 Fleetside Delrin Tailgate Hinges & 1967-72 Fleetside Delrin Tailgate Hinges.  Looking forward into 2020 we anticipate another batch of high-quality restoration and custom parts to be released.  A few that we are willing to share with you are the upcoming releases of GM licensed reproductions of 1973-87 Shortbed Bedsides, 1973-87 Vent Window Assemblies and the our highly anticipated 1973-87 Long-To-Shortbed Conversion.  Be sure to check our website for upcoming product releases and dates.

21th Annual BROTHERS Trucks Show & Shine & Get Out ‘N Drive

A definite highlight for us last year was our 21th Annual Show ‘n Shine. We take great pride in putting on this show for you guys and appreciate all your help making it a premier event every year.  This year we had a brand new venue hosting a sold out event with 650+ classic trucks on display and thousands of spectators.

In addition to our Show ‘n Shine we put on another driving event this year with the 2019 Get Out ‘n Drive.  Participants got out and drove their trucks on a 115 mile loop exploring  SoCal’s beautiful coastal routes, canyons and highways.  To find info on upcoming events and view galleries from our past 21 Show ‘n Shines visit http://blog.brotherstrucks.com/view/truck-shows/

Looking Ahead to 2020

In closing, the classic truck market is still growing and we are looking at 2020 to continue the trend.  New parts are continually being released and updated, values continue to rise and the community is strong and expanding.  We would like to thank you for your continued support of Brothers Trucks and the classic automotive industry.  We look forward to helping you with your future classic truck parts needs.  Don’t forget to check www.BrothersTrucks.com for upcoming sales, new product releases, expanding DIY, Blog and YouTube content and photo galleries.  

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1 Comment

  • Dan Oyer says:

    Just a note of appreciation from a happy customer. Happy that Brothers still has knowledgeable, courteous sales reps that can talk shop and are willing to work with us to find the right parts, unlike other parts shops the only have “could care less” phone clerks! I also want to give a shout out to Jazz. Great guy to work with. Very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. Brothers is now my go to parts store.