Nickey History

“Nickey Chevrolet of Chicago, Illinois was indeed the “Original Super Car Headquarters”. In the muscle car world, the term “original” is thrown around haphazardly as often as the word “rare”. In this case, the use of the word “Original” is indeed based on fact.

In 1925, Nickey opened and eventually became one of the largest automobile retailers and the largest Hi-Performance parts shop in the world. In the 60’s, they literally created the genre of what is now known as the Super Car. With the introduction of the all new 1967 Camaro, the Nickey crew was the first to install a 427 engine under the hood of a Camaro. By putting in the most powerful engine that the factory would not install, they quickly became recognized world-wide as the place to buy the ultimate muscle machine. Offering upgrades in Stage I, Stage II and wild Stage III configurations, they were able to build a reputation and notoriety in the hot muscle car wars of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Nickey quickly established themselves as the leader in the high performance and muscle car world .

With the rebirth of Nickey Performance, and the launch of the new 2010 Camaro, a whole new generation of Super Cars is ready to hit the streets. Using the formula which Nickey pioneered “back in the day,” Nickey Performance is now offering the new state of the art Camaro, in Stage I, Stage II and Stage III configurations.

The new Nickey Performance Camaro Super Cars are poised and ready to once again make muscle car history. Offering performance and styling upgrades which only Nickey Performance can provide, each of the new Nickey Camaros are custom built, serialized Limited Editions.

Your Nickey Camaro will be built to order utilizing the latest technology combined with the knowledge of the Nickey Performance team, including adviser and original Nickey Hi-Performance Cars and Parts Manager Don Swiatek, as well as Racing Crew Chief and Engineer, Ronnie Kaplan. Your new Nickey Camaro will also be entered in the Nickey Registry as an Official Certified Nickey Super Car.

Don’t think for a minute that the new Nickey Camaro is just a pretty face with a few bolt-ons and some fancy stripes. Each and every modification is engineered to create the ultimate state of the art Super Car that will perform as well on the street as it will on the track.

Nickey Performance is once again your Super Car headquarters. Based in St. Charles, Illinois, your new Nickey Camaro can be purchased in Stage I, Stage II or Stage III versions through Nickey Performance or through select authorized Nickey Performance retailers. For more information, please call National Sales Manager Dennis Barker at (616) 204-6066 or Nickey Performance @ 630-377-1222.”

Nickey Performance , the original Hi-Performance Mega Speed Shop is back in business. Please call us with any questions at 630-377-1222. Hours are Central time 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.