In October 2009, the company changed hands. Big Al’s is now owned and operated by the same company that has been producing these fine quality products for the past 32 years. The new owners Mark and Kathy Mathre will continue to concentrate on the design, manufacture and distribution of fine quality machined accessories for all types of vehicles. The products are manufactured and assembled in the United States in a solar powered facility. The fine quality that Big Al’s Carponents is known for will not change. The company will continue to manufacture and distribute the fine quality machined accessories for Street Rods, and for Early and Late Model Custom and Specialty Cars and Trucks.
Big Al’s Carponents was founded in 1986, a natural offshoot of a lifetime interest in custom cars, street rods, drag racing and drag boat racing by it’s founder Nick Cirino. Nick first discovered fast cars while in high school. He moved from the early street rods into drag racing at the early Southern California drag strips (Irwindale, Lions, Colton, Pomona and Fomosa). He and his partner, Frank Groves, successfully ran the Durfee Roadster on these tracks in the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s.
After the Durfee Roadster was retired, Nick moved back into street rods and custom cars, then back into top fuel drag boat racing during the 1970’s. The boat “Warlock” held it’s own in the competitive field of Southern California racing. Once the drag boat was retired, Nick once again returned to the drag strip with a top fuel dragster. After leaving drag racing, he once again turned to Street Rodding and Big Al’s was born. Nick and his wife Nancy operated Big Al’s until Nick’s death in 2006.
Ordering: Please include a phone number and identify year and body style when ordering. Acceptable payment methods are Certified or Cashier’s Check, Money Order, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We are located in San Andreas, CA. All California residents will be charged sales tax.
Return Policy: Electrical and Polished items are NOT returnable if removed from their packaging. All brushed items must be returned in their same new condition via a prepaid insured traceable method. A 10% re-stocking fee will be charged. Freight charges are not refundable.
Prices and products: Prices are subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of the information in this web site, but typographical errors may occur occasionally.
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