The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by titus, Jun 16, 2009.
yeah it really sucks that they went out of business... it sucks even more that the went out owing the warehouse I work at more money than most shops spend in a year...
MAS has been in and out of business about 4 or 5 times in the last 30 years. Like chasing around after your transmission parts from Custom Al over on the east side of St Paul. I'm in business, I'm out of business, I'm in, out, in.... Business intercourse of sorts I guess.
Sad too. MAS at one time 35 years ago was worth going to or ordering from.
hmmm...they caught the last train for the coast...
Is there any where else out there besides speedway to get the true old school parts like they always carried????
Yes: Ron Pope at "rpm".
Yea I didn't know that and I know him he's not far from me. I'll give him a call.
Very old post, I know..... I remember buying numerous parts for my 72 AMX, including their distintive orange colored traction bars, from the shop when it was on Hennipen Ave. And I bought a dropped axle kit from them when they were in a place in Little Canada. The thing that I remember most, Is that SOHC 427 T-bucket they had on display in the showroom! To this day, that is my favorite engine of all time!! By the way... The company that currently owns the old molds for the fiberglass parts for MAS is Cromwell Molding Co. , In Paynesville Mn. They still do T-bucket bodies and t-bucket body parts on request, for bargain prices. They also have a lot of the old moulds, but are unsure what a lot of them are for. Their phone number is 1-320-243-4965. Just an FWI. This company can still make a lot of the old MAS fiberglass parts, Just an FYI, John
Also a very old post, yeah. I am also sorry to hear about them having gone out of business, and the passing away of Gary Kohn (RIP).
I am by Cape Town, South Africa. I knew Gary Kohn in the 1980's. I was still at High School then, and in Port Elizabeth. I contacted the business, as I wanted to get some interesting looking merchandise, and told them various things about South Africa. Gary Kohn responded, and was friendly and very good to me. I have good memories of him. He sent me many items, especially books and magazines.
I sent him a few items. I was going to send him various items, but didn't have much money then, and never got around to it. Once I sent him a few magazines, but the envelope was bust open that side. He never said if any magazines were still in it. I would have sent them again.
I once watched that movie 'That was then, this is now'. The one scene, I'm sure, showed that business.
I was searching the internet now for the possibility of that business, and if he was still around. I knew these might not be the case, as it was 30 years ago. I could have then maybe ordered merchandise from the business, and sent him, or someone he knew, items. That is in the unlikely event that both were still around.
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