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History J. C. Whitney Catalog

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tattoodanny, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,743

    from illinois

    To the best of my knowledge. J.C. Whitney no longer exists , bought out ,name deleted , gone ! In the 60's you could buy NOS OEM Parts over the counter for 1930's up vehicles . They were still in Chicago & we used to drive in on sat mornings with our lists , saved boatloads of money .It would take about 15 gal of gas up & back (160 miles)@ $.25 per gallon , 3or 4 of us would ride in together. Great parts , great fun !
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  2. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,812

    stuart in mn

    The name still exists, they're strictly an online presence now.

    Why did JC Whitney move to

    We want to provide you with the best auto parts shopping experience, which is why JC Whitney has a new home at This will allow us to better serve our customers, thanks to the newly redesigned website—it's faster, more user-friendly, and completely mobile responsive.

    JC Whitney and are both subsidiaries of the same parent company, U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., so you can expect the same competitive pricing on direct-fit, top-quality automotive parts.
  3. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,419

    alphabet soup

    Haven't seen the Warshawski name in years. My Polish grandfather had catalogs in that name. Not Whitney. Always thought it was two different company's selling the same stuff. I guess when you are a kid, you can make anything make sense?? Gene.
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  4. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,021

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    I’m thinking Warshawsky was spelled this way if my memory is functioning.:rolleyes:
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  5. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,580


    Remember the guys outside that tried to sell you a cashmere sweater or wanna buy a watch kid???
  6. MO54Frank
    Joined: Apr 1, 2019
    Posts: 362


    In about 1979 I bought a new seat cover for my 66 Chevy pickup from a Warshawski catalogue. Excellent fit and quality. Over the years I bought a few things from JCW, the last being a 25’ roll of 1/4” steel brake line and a double flaring kit. That was 2005, I think. The brake line was good, but the flaring tool was crap.

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