Eckler’s Acquires Mac’s Antique Auto Parts

November 7, 2012

Mac's Antique Auto Parts

Founded in Lockport, NY in 1978 by Douglas McIntosh, MAC’s is the dominant source of parts for Model T, Model A, and Ford V8 vehicles. By the late 1990’s MAC’s covered all Ford and Mercury’s from 1909 to the 1970’s. MAC’s is well known for the quality of its products and for the extensive knowledge of its sales and customer service staff and its President, Rick McIntosh is an avid Great Race supporter!

Last week, Eckler’s, a large parts supplier for many classic cars announced its purchase of Mac’s Antique Auto Parts. This makes Eckler’s the leading source of restoration parts and accessories in Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche, and Mercedes vehicles. Matt Jordan, Eckler’s CEO, noted “We’re thrilled about the opportunity with MAC’s. Both companies bring terrific strengths. Combined with our 2010 acquisition of Dearborn Classics this acquisition positions us to serve all Ford restoration enthusiasts with the broadest, most complete selection of Ford parts available.”

Mac's Antique Auto Parts

Rick McIntosh rides shotgun during the kickoff of the 2012 Great Race

Great Race supporter and participant, Rick McIntosh (President of MAC’s) said “I am very excited, both personally and for MAC’s, by the opportunity to join the Eckler’s team. We believe that our new combined company will bring together unsurpassed resources and experience to offer an outstanding customer value and service experience.”

Eckler Industries is owned by Baird Capital Partners. Gordon Pan, managing partner at Baird, commented “MAC’s is a great fit to secure Eckler’s position as a leader in the Ford restoration market. The Eckler’s management team and Baird are committed to building on its core strengths to support customers for all Ford and GM models with a complete selection of restoration parts and accessories, world class customer service and unsurpassed technical support. We will continue to broaden and grow our business through additional complementary acquisitions and natural product line expansion.”

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