Bell Auto Parts
In 1923, George Wight opened an auto parts yard on Gage Avenue in Bell, California. The shop was a combination of salvage yard and machine shop, and it catered to the race crowd in the early days of dry lakes racing. George began removing speed equipment from the junkers he bought. George sold the speed equipment separately under what eventually became Bell Auto Parts. Bell Auto Parts is one of the first, if not the first, speed shop in the United States. It didn't take long before Bell Auto Parts became the center of racing and rodding activities for the greater Los Angeles area.
In 2018, early Bell hot rodder Dale Sinner told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that Bell Auto Parts was very popular and guys came from everywhere to buy hot rod parts; " It was not a big store and the store front was probably about 25 feet or so but it was deep. In the back they built hot rod engines and also did some other work."
Cars Featuring Parts Made By Bell Auto Parts
Art Tremaine's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
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